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Huge education infrastructures being built as enrolment rises

News Desk: Minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Tuesday said construction of huge educational infrastructures is going on across the country as the number of students has marked a sharp rise amid the growing government facilities. “The number of students in educational institutions in the country has increased sharply for various programmes like distribution of free textbooks, lunch, exemption of tuition …

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Review plea filed by war crime convicted Quasem Ali to August 24

Correspondent: The Appellate Division has deferred hearing of the review plea filed by war crime convicted Mir Quasem to August 24. A four-member bench headed by Chief Justice SK Sinha fixed the date on Monday noon. The bench came up with the order a day after Quasem filed a time petition seeking a two-month deferment on hearing of the review …

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Militants encouraging youths by misinterpreting Quran

News Desk: Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Hoque on Sunday said the militants are encouraging youths through misinterpreting the holy Quran. “Militants first encourage young people talking about ‘Jihad’, bring them out of their houses in the name of ‘Hijrat’ and persuade them to get involved in militancy in the name of heaven,” he said. The IGP was …

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Turkey declares ‘state of emergency’ for three months

world Desk: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced that the country will be placed under a “state of emergency” for three months, in response to the failed coup. In a televised address on Wednesday, Erdogan said the decision was made following a meeting with members of the national security council. The state of emergency was needed “in order to …

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Tarique Rahman has been jailed for seven years and fined Tk 20 crore

Desk Repoter: BNP Senior Vice Chairman Tarique Rahman has been jailed for seven years and fined Tk 20 crore in a money laundering case. A High Court bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Amir Hossain delivered the verdict after hearing on an appeal filed against acquittal of the BNP leader on Thursday morning. The court also upheld the …

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