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Court allows Farhad Mazhar to return home

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A court here on Tuesday allowed poet and columnist Farhad Mazhar, who had gone 'missing and then rescued,' to return home.
Metropolitan Magistrate Ahsan Habib passed the order on a bond of Tk 10,000 after recording his statement under section 164 when inspector (Operations) of Adabar Police Station Sudip Kumar produced Mazhar before the court.
Earlier, in the morning, Advocate Sanaullah Miah, on behalf of Farhad Mazhar, filed a petition to the court seeking permission for the...
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Boost productivity, improve quality, PM to workers

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday urged workers to boost productivity and improve the quality of both the products and the standard of their works to keep pace with the competitive world.
"You'll (workers) have to boost productivity and improve the standard of work, you'll...
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Rohingya issue to be resolved bilaterally: PM

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Renewing her call to Myanmar to take back Rohingyas from Bangladesh, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said this problem will be solved through bilateral discussions.
"We'll solve the problem bilaterally," she said when Myanmar's National Security Adviser U Thaung Tun met her...
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NBR for work plan to achieve VAT collection target

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Following the suspension of the new VAT Law, having a provision of 15 percent uniform VAT rate, for the next two years, the National Board of Revenue (NBR) has decided to devise a new work plan to achieve the gigantic target of VAT collection in the new fiscal year.
"Yes, we're...
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No reaction yet from AL, JaPa on 16th Amend verdict

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Though BNP hailed the Supreme Court (SC) verdict that upheld the High Court verdict declaring the 16th con-stitutional amendment illegal, Awami League and Jatiya Party opted to wait for making comments on it until they receive its full text.
"I was at the cabinet meeting when the...
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