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BNP demands fresh election

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Staff Reporter
Terming ‘unsystematic, unusual and unfair’ the January-5 election, BNP spokesman Asaduzzaman Ripon on Sunday said their party demands a fresh election, not a mid-term one.
“Many people are talking about mid-term polls, but our party doesn’t consider it a snap election. A government, which is elected systematically with people’s vote, arranges such an election either to test its popularity or it is forced to do it due to internal pressure for its failure, big scandal...

NHRC boss laments violation of tea workers’ rights

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Observing that it is a sheer violation of labor rights that tea gardens workers are not paid their wages for working on weekly holidays, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chairman Dr Mizanur Rahman on Sunday said the state has to be answerable for violating the rights of the...

Apparel & Safety Expo begins in Ctg Thu

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As part of Bangladesh's plan to reach US$ 50 billion export by 2021, the apparel makers will host a three-day fair titled 'Bangladesh Apparel & Safety Expo, Chittagong 2015' in the port city of Chittagong on August 6-8.
Commerce Minister Tofael Ahmed will inaugurate the...

MK Anwar gets bail, Aman lands in jail

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Court Correspondent
Separate courts in Dhaka on Sunday sent BNP leader Amanullah Aman to jail in a number of cases filed for arson attacks and vandalism during the BNP-led 20-party alliance’s blockade and hartal program.
Ten Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Courts, one Senior Judicial Magistrate...

President to visit Vietnam Aug 9-12

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President M Abdul Hamid is expected to pay a state visit to Vietnam from August 9-12, during which the entire range of bilateral issues will come up for discussion, Foreign Ministry said on Sunday.
Among the bilateral issues, connectivity, trade and investment, cooperation in the...

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