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Woman accuses priest of abuse

A Dhaka court issued an arrest warrant against a Catholic priest on Aug. 30, about a month after a woman accused the priest of abuse and refusing to marry her after nearly 10 years of an alleged intimate relationship. Felicita Murmu, 44, a Catholic from the indigenous Santal community, filed her case against Father Patras Hembrom, 43, also a Santal, on July 28 under the country’s Women and Children Repression Act. Murmu’s lawyer Debendra Nath said that if found guilty, Father Hembrom could face 10 years in jail plus a fine. “Having a physical relationship with a woman with a false promise of marriage is a serious crime according to the law,” she said. Murmu said she was left with no option except to pursue a legal claim against the priest for his past alleged abuses.

TIB study unearths huge graft in land offices

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Revealing widespread corruption and irregularities in the country’s land service sector, a new study shows that land owners have to bribe up to Tk 2 lakh for the mutation work of a plot of land, reports news UNB. The study of the Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) unfolds various bribery rates in different land services and civil suits relating to land disputes. It says land owners are forced to bribe Tk 100-10,000 in paying Land tib logoDevelopment Tax (LDT) while Tk 1,000-50,000 for land registration, Tk 200-1,000 for withdrawal of re...

Tough law against money laundering

The cabinet has given final approval to the draft of ‘The Money Laundering Prevention (Amendment) Act, 2015’ bringing necessary change in the existing law of 2012 aimed at making the law more effective and fruitful. The approval was given at the regular meeting of the cabinet held at Bangladesh Secretariat with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair, reports BSS. gov1Briefing reporters after the meeting, Cabinet Secretary M Musharraf Hossain Bhuiyan said the cabinet has also given final approval to a proposal for amending the Anti Corruption Commission ...

Etihad officer held for gold smuggling

A security officer with the Etihad Airways was found involved in gold smuggling at the Mumbai airport as he was receiving gold smuggled by a passenger in a cigarette packet, reports The Indian Express. The passenger admitted handing over gold to the security officer on four earlier occasions, said Customs officials according to The Indian Express. deepak-golani-1wbPassenger Sunil Jagwani was intercepted by officers of Air Intelligence Unit when he was handing over gold to Deepak Golani who was in-charge of security for all Etihad ...

Cocaine smugglers turn to India, BD for new routes, markets

Police who seized Asia’s largest known shipment of liquid cocaine at a Bangladeshi port late last month say it was headed for India, the latest sign that drug cartels are increasingly plying their trade in South Asia. It isn’t clear whether India was the final destination for the cocaine, worth as much as $14 million, or whether it was a transit point for other markets in Asia and Europe. “They wanted to redirect it to India when it got stuck at Chittagong,” Bangladeshi police official CocaineAFPMohammad Kamruzzaman said. Kamruzzaman said they ...

Fake notes at ATM booths: What to do

With Eid approaching, people all over the country are withdrawing money from banks and ATM booths. Generally, the validity of notes issued from banks and booths are ensured. While there has not been any definite proof, we have heard of some claims of ATM booths issuing atmcounterfeit money. But the problem with booths is that without a bank official present, it might be difficult to get reimbursed if one does end up with one. To be on the safe side, follow the safety precautions below
  • Withdraw money from ATM banks in small amounts. So if you...