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Punitive measures for unlicensed courier services in the offing

The Courier Service Licencing Authority (CSLA) is going to introduce punitive measures, including imprisonment and fines, for the unlicenced courier service companies, according to officials at the regulator. They said that hundreds of courier services are operating in the country without any licence, but those could not be brought under...

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1971 atrocities by Pakistan cannot be forgotten: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said that Bangladesh cannot forget the atrocities committed by Pakistan in 1971, according to a press release of the Press Wing of Prime Minister's Office (PMO)."Incidents of 1971 cannot be forgotten. The pain will remain forever," she said when Pakistan High Commissioner in Dhaka Imran Ahmed...

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RADP unlikely to see major cut in foreign aid this FY

The government would not have to cut much from the project aid (PA) in the current fiscal year (FY2020-21) as the preparatory consultations on the upcoming revision of the Annual Development Programme (ADP) concluded on Thursday, officials said.Despite the Covid-19 pandemic has severely affected implementation of the projects, they said...

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Veggie still retails high in Dhaka city

Dhaka's residents are still paying higher for seasonal vegetables despite a significant decline in prices at growers' level at the beginning of full harvest time.Prices of some vegetables slightly fell in city kitchen markets last week but are still 80-400 per cent higher than that of farmers' end, according to...

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BB enhances usance period for import

Bangladesh Bank (BB) has enhanced the usance period up to 180 days from 90 days for the import of Ophthalmic Medical Equipment, including intraocular lens, reports BSS."To facilitate the imports of Ophthalmic Medical Equipment, including Intraocular Lens, it has been decided that the deferred or usance period under supplier's or...

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Contempt rule against Land Reforms chief, three others

The High Court has issued a contempt of court ruling against Chairman of Land Reforms Board, Md Yeakub Ali Patwary, and three others as they leased some tenanted (projabili) properties violating an earlier order of the High Court that asked to maintain status quo over the issue. Three other persons...

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Global Covid-19 cases reach 64.4 million

Washington, Dec 3 (IANS): The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 64.4 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 1.49 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.In its latest update on Thursday, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global...

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Madrasa super held for 'raping' fourth-grader

A madrasa superintendent was arrested on Wednesday for "raping" a fourth-grader in Khulna' Paikgachha, reports UNB. The 55-year-old Md Habibur Rahman is the superintendent of Lashkar-Paikgachha Islamia Dakhil Madrasa. On Monday, Habibur asked the girl to go to the madrasa with an assignment, Paikgachha Police Station Officer-in-Charge Ejaz Shafi said....

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Accidents killed 539, injured 774 in Nov

A total of 539 people were killed and 774 others injured in 449 road, railway and waterway accidents across the country during the last month (November), reveals a passengers welfare body on Wednesday. Of the total, 486 people were killed and 741 injured in 443 road accidents.Railway accidents numbering 50...

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'No Dorai', 'Fagun Haway' named best films of 2019

Bangladesh has announced the National Film Awards for 2019, naming "No Dorai" and "Fagun Haway" as the best films of the year, reports bdnews24.com.No Dorai that translates as "Not Afraid" delves into an obscure community in the small beach town of Cox's Bazar-a community that does not let women venture...

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A man in an unusual outfit selling

A man in an unusual outfit selling plastic bracelets on the roadside claiming that they can heal rheumatic pain although there is no truth to it. The photo was taken in Kakrail area on Thursday — FE photo by KAZ Sumon

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