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Bangladesh ex-PM Khaleda Zia jailed amid clashes

WT24 Desk Bangladeshi police have clashed with thousands of protesters, as opposition leader Khaleda Zia was jailed for five years for corruption,agencies reports. Ms Zia, a former prime minister, denies misusing international funds donated to a charitable children’s trust. The ...

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Hamid re-elected president uncontested

WT24 Desk Incumbent Md. Abdul Hamid has been re-elected president uncontested for another five-year term,agencies report. The chief election commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda made the announcement on Wednesday as there is no other candidate for the head of the ...

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Halal tourism emphasised

WT24 Desk Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday urged the Muslim nations to take steps to expand halal tourism to supplement growing Islamic economy. Addressing the ministers of Islamic countries, she also underlined the need for enhanced cooperation and public ...

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Separate lane for VIPs unconstitutional: TIB

WT24 Desk Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) has expressed concern over the government move to earmark separate lane in the capital for law enforcing agencies, emergency services and very important person (VIP), Agencies report. “TIB is deeply concerned over the government ...

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Syed Mahmud Hossain appointed chief justice

WT24 Desk The Supreme Court’s Appellate Division judge Syed Mahmud Hossain has been appointed as the new chief justice (CJ) of Bangladesh, Agencies report. He will be the 22nd chief justice of the country. Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain’s appointment by ...

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Ekushey book fair kicks off

WT24 Desk Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday inaugurated the traditional month-long “Ekushey Grantha Mela” [book fair] with a call to give due honour to the country’s own art, culture, language and literature, BSS reports. “The nation won’t be developed, ...

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