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Shibir leader held in Sylhet

Joint forces arrested Shibir leader of his residence of Dhoradorpur village Tetly union under Dakshin Surma upazil in Sylhet on Sunday night. The arrestee is identified as Abubokor. Sources said he was arrested from his residence of Dhoradorpur village Tetly ...

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Paturia launch capsize: Death toll climbs to 69

Death toll from the launch capsize on the Paturia-Daulatdia route of the Padma River has risen to 69. MV Mostafa, which locals said was carrying around 200 passengers, capsized in the river after cargo trawler Nargis 1 broadsided it on Sunday afternoon. Manikganj Deputy Commissioner ...

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Shafiul to replace Al-Amin

Pacer Shafiul Islam will join the Bangladesh’s World Cup squad as a replacement for Al-Amin Hossain, who has been sent back home on disciplinary ground. The Event Technical Committee of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 has approved the replacement, ...

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2 youths commit suicide in Sylhet

Two lovers have reportedly committed suicide by hanging themselves in Section area under Gowainghat upazila in Sylhet. The deceased are Sagor Bhowmik, 18, son of Sunil Bhowmik and Surti Monda, 18, daughter of Mintu Monda. They were found hanging with ...

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Sylhet-Dhaka intercity train fire-bombed in Habiganj

 ‘Kalni Express’ assistant driver Anal Biswas told journalists after reaching Srimangal station the petrol bombs were lobbed at the train when it reached outer signal of Rashidpur at Habiganj around 10pm on Thursday. “I raised the speed of the train ...

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Is there any light at the end of the tunnel?

The mounting death toll and horrific burn injuries suffered by the victims of incendiary attacks during the recent oborodhs and hartals called by the BNP-led alliance have rightfully aroused concern and anger not just from within ruling party circles but ...

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Mamata in Dhaka after 17 yrs

Mamata Banerjee, chief minister of Indian state of Paschimbanga, arrived in the capital yesterday on a three-day visit, which is expected to be helpful in resolving the pending issues between the two neighbours including much-talked about Teesta water sharing agreement. ...

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Stop violence, resolve crisis

European Parliament delegation concerned over human rights situation, freedom of speech Urging an immediate end to the growing violence in Bangladesh, the visiting European Parliament (EP) delegation yesterday echoed the international community and Bangladesh civil society’s calls for solving the ...

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Eight sustain burns

Violence flared up in different parts of the country, including the capital, during the countrywide blockade and 120-hour hartal, enforced by the BNP-led 20-party alliance, yesterday (Thursday). Another person, who sustained burns in a petrol bomb attack on a covered ...

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National dialogue: Prelude or decisive solution?

Anis Chowdhury:: There is no denying that the current political situation in Bangladesh is very grave. The cycle of current politically-motivated violence has caused over a hundred deaths so far and many more serious injuries as well as enormous damage ...

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