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ACC probing 17 insurance companies for embezzlement

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The Anti Corruption Commissioner (ACC) has launched an investigation into 17 insurance companies following allegations that they embezzled more than Tk 15 billion belonging to their clients. ACC spokesperson Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya on Tuesday told bdnews24.com that these companies reportedly stole this huge amount of money in the name of additional management costs. These companies on the ACC list are ... Read More »

790 RMG units remain closed, Commerce Minister Tofail tells Parliament

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A total of 790 readymade garment factories have remained shut owing to their own failure and other reasons, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed has said in Parliament. His statement came in reply to a query from Kurigram-3 MP AKM Mayeedul Islam during a question-answer session on Monday. The minister said at present there were 5,190 garment factories in the country, 4,834 ... Read More »

Institute of Petroleum Engineering 40th Anniversary MSc Scholarship in UK, 2016-2017

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The Institute of Petroleum Engineering at Heriot-Watt University is inviting applications from 40th Anniversary Scholarship for international students. Scholarship is available to undertake masters degree programme. This scholarship is designed to support International students from outwith the European Union and recognises the challenges currently faced by the international Oil and Gas Industry. Heriot-Watt University is big enough to attract some of the leading ... Read More »

Human flights to Mars still at least 15 years off: ESA head

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Dreaming of a trip to Mars? You will have to wait at least 15 years for the technology to be developed, the head of the European Space Agency (ESA) said, putting doubt on claims that the journey could happen sooner. “If there was enough money then we could possibly do it earlier but there is not as much now as ... Read More »

Oil rises slightly as markets awaits result of Brexit vote

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Oil prices were up slightly on Thursday, shrugging off a smaller-than-expected decline in US stockpiles, as the market nervously awaited the result of Britain’s “Brexit” vote. Trading has been choppy in the run up to Thursday’s vote on whether Britain leaves or stays in the European Union (EU), although markets appear to have largely priced in a “Remain” vote. Brent’s ... Read More »

Chile beat Colombia 2-0 to set up final against Argentina

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Chile beat Colombia 2-0 in the Copa America semi-final on Wednesday and will face Argentina in Sunday’s final after surviving a tumultuous match in Chicago that was halted for more than two hours due to a torrential rain storm. Chile were already two goals up at half time but the second half was delayed as an electrical storm powered towards ... Read More »

Five to die for murdering Gazipur lawyer in 2008

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A Gazipur court has sentenced five people to death for murdering apprentice lawyer Md Firoz Jaman Sohel in 2008. Additional Sessions Judge Court’s judge Fazle Elahi Bhuiyan delivered the verdict on Thursday. Court police’s Inspector Md Rabiul Islam said two of the convicts were present in court at the time. Three others are still on the run. Source: bdnews24 Read More »

Holidaymakers throng Dhaka railway station for Eid time train tickets

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The railways have started selling tickets in advance for trips ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr, one of the largest religious festivals of the Muslims. Like other years, holidaymakers queued up in hundreds since the night before at the Kamalapur Railway Station in Dhaka. The sales started on Wednesday with advance tickets for Jul 1 being made available. Tickets for July 2 would ... Read More »

MP wanted by police goes to Parliament ‘unseen’

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An MP wanted by police in a murder case has signed on the attendance book in Parliament but security officers deny having seen him. There is a warrant out for Awami League’s Amanur Rahman Khan Rana, who represents Tangail-3, for the murder of Faruk Ahmed, another leader of the ruling party. Several Parliament Secretariat employees confirmed to bdnews24.com that he ... Read More »

Cinema under a bridge provides Bollywood escape for Delhi’s poor

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A makeshift cinema hall under a 140-year-old bridge in the Indian capital is allowing poor rickshaw-pullers and migrant labourers to escape daily hardship and sweltering heat into a world of Bollywood song, dance and romance. With the rusty iron floor of the bridge as its ceiling and some old rags acquired on the cheap from a nearby crematorium serving as ... Read More »