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Bangladeshi shopkeeper shot dead in Boston robbery

Boston Police have arrested the man who shot a Bangladeshi shopkeeper in the head during a robbery in the city's Roxbury (Massachusetts, USA) neighborhood last month. Boston police arrested Stephon Samuel, 25, on Friday, local time, three weeks after the ongoing movement of expatriate Bangladeshis in Boston. Arrested Stephon  was charged with armed robbery by means of a firearm, armed assault with intent to murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and armed career criminal level 1, according to Boston Police. Samuel was in custody at the Plymouth County House of Corrections on unrelated charges, police said. Police said Samuel's arrest follows an investigation by the Boston Police homicide unit, the Forensics unit in combination with the Brockton Po...

Probe body formed to investigate ex-army officer’s death

A probe-body has already been formed to look into into the incident of death of a retired army officer allegedly in police firing at Cox’s Bazar marine drive after investigation of the matter. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said on Sunday. “We have already formed a probe-body. When the probe report would come, it will be known what has happened. At this moment, I don’t want to make any comment as it could have impact on the investigation,” he told journalists at his residence here,  BSS reports. Asked whether any police officer has been su...

Budget ‘imaginary’ to cause public sufferings

Describing the proposed national budget for the 2020-21 fiscal as an “imaginary, blunt and unimplementable” one, BNP on Friday said it will only inflict further sufferings on people at this time of coronavirus pandemic. The party also said the budget made the nation frustrated as it was not framed with any focus on protecting the lives and livelihoods of people and overcoming the current crisis, reports UNB. Speaking at a virtual press conference on the budget, party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said the government has proposed huge allocat...

Being a woman in a developing country

Despite having female heads of state and many female politicians, Bengali women still struggle to find their role in society, however, as hardworking citizens, it seems like these women are ready to fight for what is rightfully theirs Being a woman has never been an easy task. Even in today’s modern world, where there are many movements supporting women’s rights and developments in women’s lives, there are still many challenges that a woman faces and fight against in her everyday life. These challenges get bigger and harsher especially if you are a woman who lives in the not so lucky part of the

Nepal to sign energy pact with Bangladesh

The Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation of Nepal is preparing to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Bangladesh to strengthen energy cooperation between the two countries. Nepal and Bangladesh have been talking on bilateral energy cooperation since the power trade agreement (PTA) was signed with India in 2014. Nepal has identified Bangladesh as a prospective market for hydroelectricity, which is a clean and renewable source of energy. Following the SAARC member states agreement on ‘SAARC Framework Agreement for Energy bd-nepal