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P Chidambaram arrested in INX Media Case

A three-member team of the Enforcement Directorate arrested former Indian Finance Minister P Chidambaram Wednesday morning after questioning him for nearly an hour at Delhi’s Tihar Jail in the INX Media case, Agencies report.  The arrest came a day after a special court agreed to the agency’s request for his custodial interrogation, NDTV reported. The 74-year-old leader has been in ...

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4 to hang for murder in Khustia

A woman was among four persons sentenced to death by a court here on Wednesday over the murder of her husband in 2017, Agencies report. The convicts are Shyamal Pramanik, 27, Asmat Ali Mandal, 47, Mukul Hossain, 26, and Dolena Begum, 42. Dolena was the second wife of Hanif Ali of Arkandi village in Bheramara upazila. According to prosecution, Hanif ...

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Govt confirms 98 dengue-related deaths

The government on Wednesday confirmed that 98 people died from dengue since January, Agencies report. The Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research has reviewed 158 cases out of 246 suspected dengue deaths. Bangladesh has been grappling with a massive outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease with 92,750 people hospitalised since the beginning of the year. Of them, 91,331 have recovered. ...

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UN for joint efforts to eradicate poverty

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has said success in leaving no one behind will remain “elusive” if they do not target the people who are farthest behind first, Agencies report. “Let us recommit to achieving Sustainable Development Goal 1 (no poverty) and a fair globalisation that works for all children, their families and communities,” he said in a message marking ...

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FM embarks on Europe tour

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Wednesday began his visit to a number of European countries as Bangladesh is giving much importance to boosting its export to the European market with diversification of products as part of its economic diplomacy, Agencies report.  The minister, who left here for Berlin on Wednesday morning, will also visit France, Italy and Greece.  ...

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‘Robber’ killed

A suspected robber was killed in a reported gunfight with police in Sonagazi upazila of the district early Wednesday, Agencies report. The deceased was identified as Iqbal Hossain, son of Abdur Rob of the Saraitkandi village. He was a leader of an inter-district robber gang and wanted in 37 criminal cases. Ranjit Barua, officer-in-charge of DB police confirmed the matter ...

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Global economy faces $19tn corporate debt timebomb, warns IMF

Low interest rates are encouraging companies to take on a level of debt that risks becoming a $19tn (£15tn) timebomb in the event of another global recession, the International Monetary Fund has said, The Guardian reports. In its half-yearly update on the state of the world’s financial markets, the IMF said that almost 40% of the corporate debt in eight leading countries ...

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Spl prosecution for Fahad murder trial

Law Minister Anisul Huq said preparations are underway to form a special prosecution team to take charge of the murder case of Abrar Fahad, a student of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Agencies report. “At the same time, he said that it would not be fair to say anything about the matter till the investigation of this case is ...

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Buet students end protest

Buet students, protesting against the murder of Abrar Fahad, formally ended their demonstration on Wednesday with a vow to resist terrorism and communal forces on the campus, Agencies report. Around 350 students of various departments took part the oath-taking ceremony at Buet auditorium around 1:30pm. Rafia Rezawana, a student of 17th batch, read out the oath. Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Saiful ...

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