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Economists and rights groups flay Muhith’s comment on bribe

Economists and rights campaigners have censored finance minister AMA Muhith’s ‘stunning and irresponsible’ remark that ‘bribe was not illegal’. They noted that the finance ministers’ remark was completely immoral and unacceptable as it will encourage the practice of bribery in ...

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Death for Khokon Razakar

A tribunal in Dhaka today sentenced BNP leader MA Zahid Hossain Khokon to death on six charges of crimes against humanity committed in Faridpur during the Liberation War in 1971. The 70-year-old has also been awarded him different terms of ...

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Asthma may lead to bone loss: Study

Asthma may lead to bone loss: Study

People suffering from asthma may be more prone to bone loss as researchers have now discovered links between asthma and a decrease in bone mineral density. “We know prolonged use of corticosteroids in the treatment of asthma is a risk ...

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JE a menace in northern Bangladesh

JE a menace in northern Bangladesh

A mosquito-borne infection causing inflammation of the brain has emerged as “a public health concern” in northern Bangladesh. The government’s disease monitoring agency, IEDCR, says about four among every 10 Japanese Encephalitis (JE) patients are from Rajshahi, Rangpur and Naogaon ...

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3 more die from MERS

3 more die from MERS

The Saudi health ministry Monday announced three more deaths and three new Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus cases, raising the number of infection to 414, including 115 deaths. The new deaths, including one man and two women, were reported ...

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Flash floods ‘may hit’ Sylhet

Flash floods ‘may hit’ Sylhet

After a scorching April that parched Bangladesh, the north-eastern region is likely to be hit by flash floods at the end of this May, the Met Office has forecast. In its month-long forecast, the Met Office said a depression might ...

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Land-grab along Ichamoti!

Land-grab along Ichamoti!

Few, except the land sharks, have gained from the dredging jointly undertaken on the river Ichamoti by India and Bangladesh. The dredging started on March 2010 and went on for 11 months, costing Tk 1 billion. It was done to ...

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