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Cargo capsize No efforts yet to salvage

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A Correspondent
Bagerhat: Though three days have passed but no step has yet been taken to salvage the coal-laden vessel that capsized in the Pashur River in Mongla upazila near the Sundarbans on April 14.
The owner of the cargo is yet to tell the exact time of starting the salvage work, said Divisional Forest Officer (East) of Sundarbans Md Mahmudul Hasan.
"The Forest Department is yet to start the investigation as the cargo owner did not provide them any necessary documents of the vessel...
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Oriental Bank loan scam 5 ex-officials get 68 yrs jail

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Court Correspondent
A court here on Tuesday sentenced five former officials of Oriental Bank Limited, now known as ICB Islamic Bank, to 68 years imprisonment each and fined them Tk 4.02 crore each in four graft cases.
Judge Md Akhteruzzaman of the Special Judges Court-5 pronounced the...
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Detectives deny allegation of quota reform rally leaders

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Staff Reporter
Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) on Tuesday refuted the allegation of blindfolding and picking up of three leaders of the quota reform movement on the previous day (Monday).
The trio earlier told media that DB men picked up them into a microbus and then they...
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Vessel capsizes in Sundarbans 'Plying of commercial vessels should be banned'

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UNB Report
Bagerhat: The repeated incidents of capsize of vessels carrying coal and different chemicals in the Sundarbans water routes have put the flora and fauna of the world's largest mangrove forest at stake.
A total of eight commercial ships -- one oil tanker, six vessels carrying coal and...
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Blogging can be voice of voiceless people: Lauren

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Staff Reporter
Emphasizing the importance of giving voice to voiceless marginalized people, Lauren Kana Chan, a blogger currently working for the European Commission, has said blogging can be a powerful voice of the people who have no voice.
"Blogging allows the opportunity for many more people...
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