Tk 134cr illegally imported goods seized in Ctg

An enormous quantity of illegally imported goods worth Tk 134 crore was found in the 12 containers seized by the customs intelligence services at Chittagong port . The seizure includes 16,170 bottles of foreign liqueur, 4,074 HD televisions, LEDs and curved televisions, 281 photocopiers and 3.84 pieces of cigarettes crore, said a senior official of […]

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Why changes in textbooks? | The Daily Star

The High Court yesterday questioned the legality of bringing changes in the textbooks of primary and secondary levels by excluding write-ups of some reputed authors. The court issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to show cause in four weeks as to why the changes in the textbooks should not be declared illegal. The education […]

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Polls in 14 Upazilas: AL men elected chairman in 6, BNP men in 3

     Six Ligue Awami, trois BNP et un candidat indépendant ont été élus président dans les sondages upazila et les élections partielles hier. Au milieu d'un faible taux de participation, les élections se sont déroulées pacifiquement dans 14 upazilas de 12 districts sous la nouvelle Commission électorale. Parmi eux, des élections partielles aux postes de […]

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Russia ‘up to no good’ with its meddling: UK FM

Russia must put an end to "unacceptable" interference in other countries, especially in the Balkans and Ukraine, so that there is a chance to resume the West, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said yesterday. "Let's be very clear, Russia is up to all sorts of good steps," said Johnson on his arrival in Brussels for […]

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Cases delay eviction of risky markets in Dhaka north: Mosharraf

Cases against eviction drives of 14 risky markets in Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) areas are causing delay of removal of the risky structures, LGRD minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain told the parliament today. “A team of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) has declared 14 markets in the Dhaka North City Corporation as risky in 2013,” […]

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IU question leak: 3 teachers suspended, student expelled

The authorities of the Islamic University (UTU) in Kushtia today suspended five employees, including three teachers, expelled one student and canceled the admission of 140 other students on . The decision was made at a union meeting headed by Dr. Rashid Ashkari, Vice-Chancellor (VC), our Kushtia Correspondents' Reports, quoting SM Abdul Latif, Acting Acting Registrar, […]

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4 containers carry Tk 69cr liquor, cigarettes, TVs

Customs officials today saw themselves with a solid sum of contraband goods found in four of the dozen containers seized at Chittagong port . Four of the 12 containers seized had Tk 69 crore of cigarettes, liqueurs and televisions – imported from China under false declarations, our local correspondent reports from the place. They include […]

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Canada: No plans to clamp down at border to deter migrants

Canada will not tighten its border to deter migrants from illegally crossing the United States as a result of a crackdown on US immigration because the numbers are not large enough to cause an alarm , A government minister said on Saturday. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said the issue had not reached a scale […]

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Govt bans Ansar Al Islam

The Interior Ministry banned yesterday the Islamist group Ansar Al Islam, which is said to be the Bangladesh chapter of Al-Qaeda in the Indian subcontinent, as its activities "already posed a Threat to public safety ". The Prohibition Circular declared that the activities of the militant organization went against the peace and order in the […]

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