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Combined effort needed to eradicate corruption


MNA Editorial Desk: Corruption has turned into such a phenomenon in Bangladesh that it became identical to our name. Without any debate it is the biggest problem of Bangladesh. Corruption has long term effects on national economy, ethics, moral, honour, growth, development etc. It has been a continuing problem of Bangladesh as we are in a habit to find ourselves in the list of the most corrupt countries of the world. During 2001-05, we held onto our position as the most corrupt country of the world while as per Transparency International’s (TI’s) Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), Bangladesh was the 15th ...

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ACC summons former BASIC Bank Chairman

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MNA Business Desk: The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has summoned former BASIC Bank Chairman Sheikh Abdul Hye Bachchu for questioning over a massive loan fraud. Bachchu and a few others have been instructed to appear at the ACC on Dec 4, said ACC Deputy Commissioner (Media) Pranab Kumer Bhattacharya. The ACC opened an investigation into the state-run BASIC Bank after allegations that Tk 35 billion in loans had been illegally distributed from the Gulshan, Dilkusha and Shantinagar branches between 2009 and 2011. After nearly four years of investigation, the ACC filed 56 cases at three police stations in Dhaka, accusing 156 ...

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ACC hotline gets over 70,000 calls in week


MNA National Desk: Anti-Corruption Commission’s (ACC) new hotline has been overwhelmed with tens of thousands of calls about acts of corruption in its first week, an official said on Thursday. Hotline number 106 was launched last Thursday by state authorities in an effort to crack down on graft. “Since July 27 around 75,000 people called our hotline,” Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) spokesman told to news agency. The news line is manned by just five government employees, with a substantial number of calls being forwarded to a voicemail messaging system. The commission is authorized to inspect bribes in government offices and agencies, ...

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Newly elected Comilla mayor Sakku gets bail


MNA National Desk: A Dhaka court on Tuesday granted bail to Monirul Haque Sakku, the newly elected mayor of Comilla City Corporation (CCC) till 24 May, in a graft case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in 2008. Md Jahedul Kabir, acting judge of Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge court passed the order after the mayor’s lawyer Masud Ahmed Talukder, sought bail for his client. Earlier on 18 April, the court issued an arrest warrant against Sakku. The mayor is scheduled to take oath on 11 May. The BNP leader, who has been elected for a second term in the city ...

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