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Putin’s rival given 5-year suspended sentence

International Desk Prominent Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was convicted on Wednesday of embezzlement and given a five-year suspended sentence in a ruling that threatens his bid to challenge President Vladimir Putin in next year’s presidential poll. The judge in the court in the provincial city of Kirov found the Kremlin critic and anti-corruption whistleblower guilty on a charge that ... Read More »

Pope criticises Myanmar’s treatment of Rohingya

Pope Francis issued a stinging criticism of atrocities against Myanmar’s Rohingya minority on Wednesday, saying they had been tortured and killed simply because they wanted to live their culture and Muslim faith, reports agencies.  The pope’s remarks at his weekly audience followed last week’s UN report that said security forces in the north of the country had carried out mass ... Read More »

Bangladesh will be 23rd economy if…

The country can emerge as one of the world’s three fastest growing economies in the next three decades if mass education is ensured to raise productivity of youthful populations.  Highlighting Bangladesh’s potential until 2050, PricewaterhouseCoopers has put conditions of “sustained economic reforms” and proper “institutions” for attaining higher growth over a long period of time. Bangladesh is projected to become ... Read More »

International Director of Lions Clubs arrives in Dhaka

 businessnews24bd.com Mr. V K Raju, International Director, LCI having Head Quarter in Chicago, USA will be in Dhaka today on a 3 days official visit. He will attend the multiple District Leo and Youth International Camp to be held in Cox’s Bazaar with participants from Nepal, Maldives, Sri Lanka and India. During his stay in Bangladesh he will also visit ... Read More »

5 Jan polls held with those believing in democratic way of changing power: Rakib

businessnews24bd.com The outgoing chief election commissioner, Kazi Rakibbuddin Ahmad, has ascribed the uncontested election of as much as 153 members of parliament (MPs) to legal compulsion as well as to “political game.”  He was speaking in his last press conference as the CEC at the Election Bhaban on Wednesday, the last day of his five-year stint of CEC. Three out ... Read More »

Detailed survey needed to exploit potentials of blue economy: Speakers

businessnews24bd.com Speakers at a seminar today observed that the government must take an initiative to conduct detailed surveys and proper documentation for exploiting maximum benefits by utilizing the ocean resources properly. They observed this while addressing a seminar titled “Environmental Study by Visual Documentation of all Aspects of Blue Economy for Future Development Planning of the Coastal and EEZ Areas ... Read More »

Ex-BGMEA president Shafiul Islam to run for FBCCI president

FBCCI First Vice President Md Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin has announced that he will run for the president’s post of the apex trade body in coming elections, reports bdnews24.com  The former BGMEA president made the announcement at a views-exchange meeting with journalists at a Dhaka hotel on Saturday. “The election to the FBCCI Board of Directors will be held in mid-May. ... Read More »

Cricket: Bangladesh restrict Pakistan to 227

Sports Desk A disciplined effort in the field enabled Bangladesh to restrict Pakistan to 227 after 50 overs in the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier match at P Sara Oval, Colombo today. Bangladesh captain Rumana Ahmed captured three wickets for 40 runs in 10 overs while Khadija Tul Kubra and Salma Khatun chipped in with two wickets each to peg ... Read More »

Khaleda’s appeal to HC to change trial court of Orphanage Trust graft case

BNP chief Khaleda Zia has pleaded in High Court to change the trial court for the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case citing lack of confidence in the judge, reports bdnews24.com  Her counsel Mahbub Uddin Khokon submitted the documents on Wednesday to Supreme Court’s concerned wings. Khokon said the matter might be heard by the bench of justices Md Ruhul Quddus ... Read More »

New EC ‘frustrating, reflects PM’s wishes : BNP

The BNP has expressed ‘frustration’ in its official reaction to the formation of the new Election Commission, which will oversee the next parliamentary polls by early 2019, ,reports bdnews24.com  It says the appointments to the new EC ‘reflect Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s wishes’. Its official reaction came on Tuesday, a day after President Md Abdul Hamid named former secretary KM ... Read More »