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  • The pilots come out of a training aircraft that made an emergency landing in village Majdia close to Jessore airport on Thursday. — Focusbangla photo


ACC drops 3,000 graft cases

The Anti-Corruption Commission has dropped 3,053 graft cases in the last two years whilst proceeding with only 521 cases, ACC statistics show. Many of the cases dropped involve Awami League leaders or people... Full story

65 per cent goes to unproductive sector

SME loan disbursement by the banks and non-bank financial institutions increased by 22.32 per cent in 2013 from that of 2012 although major amount of the loans went to trade or unproductive sectors bypassing the manufacturing... Full story

BCL men spotted by media not arrested yet

The ruling Awami League-backed Chhatra League leaders that the media photographed firing into general students during attacks in Rajshahi University on February 2 were yet to be arrested. This is not the first incident in which... Full story

Formal charge against Jamaat likely in March

The war crimes prosecution expects it would be able to submit formal charges to the International Crimes Tribunal, better known as war crimes tribunal, by March on the role of the Jamaat-e-Islami in committing crimes against humanity... Full story

Hasina spends Tk 10 lakh in electioneering

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, spent around Tk 10 lakh for electioneering in her two constituencies—Rangpur 6 and Gopalganj 3—in the January 5 parliamentary polls. A three-member delegation of Awami League on behalf of Sheikh... Full story

BNP tired of counting leaders being killed: Rizvi

The BNP on Thursday alleged that the government had turned the country into a death valley saying that the BNP was feeling tired of counting deaths of its leaders every day. ‘The government has turned the... Full story

HC receives death reference for confirmation

The High Court registrar on Thursday received the death references former ministers Matiur Rahman Nizami and Lutfozzaman Babar, 11 civil-military bureaucrats and Indian separatist leader Paresh Baruah from a Chittagong court... Full story

Businessman’s hands cut off

Criminals on Thursday severed both the hands of a local businessman who had protested at their criminal activities in Narsingdi, said the police. The victim was Imran Molla, of Darichar village under Polash upazila in the district. Full story

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PT-6 aircraft crash lands in Jessore

The pilots come out of a training aircraft that made an emergency landing in village Majdia close to Jessore airport on 
Thursday. — Focusbangla photo
Two pilots of Bangladesh Air Force escaped unhurt after a Chinese-made basic trainer aircraft had a forced landing at Maidi village in the district headquarters because of a technical glitch on Thursday morning, the officials said. Full story

India warns US of consequences on visa reform

India has warned the United States of consequences for its companies if lawmakers tighten visa rules on high-tech firms as part of an immigration overhaul. Ambassador Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said that India... Full story

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