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Deaths in India’s festival stampede

At least 14 people killed and many injured in stampede prompted by bridge collapse in eastern city of Patna. At least 14 people have been killed and more than a dozen injured following the collapse of a bridge which triggered a stampede during a Hindu festival in the eastern Indian city of Patna, officials say. Jayant Kant, […]

Number goes up by 10 lakh in 4 years; terminal exams begin tomorrow Primary education seems to have received a significant boost, with the number of terminal examinees steadily rising each year. This year around 29.69 lakh class-V students of schools and madrasas have registered to sit for the largest public exam in the country, […]

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Obama says during his historic visit Barack Obama with Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi after addressing the media at Suu Kyi’s residence in Yangon. He touched down yesterday morning, becoming the first serving US president to visit the Asian nation also known as Burma.Photo: AFP US President Barack Obama used a historic speech […]

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Ministries, divisions portray only successes in power generation, remittance and other areas The cabinet headed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday expressed satisfaction with annual reports of the ministries and divisions, which focused only on the success of the government. The reports drew attention to positive developments in 28 areas like power generation, inflow of […]

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The deeply polarising effect of politics in Bangladesh has been felt in various domains, the media included. As Bangladesh prepares for another round of general elections to the national parliament at the end of 2013, political discord and disharmony are rising. The years since the last general elections in 2008 have been politically stable since […]

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Bite as a Snake and Heal as a HealerPrime minister Sheikh Hasina has asked opposition leader Begum Khaleda Zia not to bite as a snake and heal as a healer. She also asked her rival not to play games with the lives of the people of this country. The prime minister warned that nobody will […]

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This is not the full video. There have been instances where Shahjahan Khan rushed to beat Bar. Rafiq and threatened to pluck his eyes. AL MP Israfil Alam joined with him in abusing others. Roni sat calmly, so did others. Eventually the show adjourned in name of break and news broadcast. We are working on […]

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by VIJAY PRASHAD Reporters swarmed the Federal Reserve building in downtown Manhattan, one of the landmark buildings in the Wall Street area. Then they massed in a New York courtroom as 21-year-old Bangladeshi student Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis heard the charges against him. Later, some came to the Metropolitan Detention Centre in Brooklyn, where […]

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So many wars to launch, so little time. When you’re the political leader of the most militarized nation on the planet – as is the case with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu – you gotta find ways to play with your toys. Even if you’re itching to, you can’t bomb Iran because you don’t […]

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Dhaka, Nov 19 (bdnews24.com)—Anti-Corruption Commission hopes to get the findings of investigations into allegations of corruption in the Padma bridge project by next month, its Chairman said on Monday. “Our investigation has made significant progress. The ACC investigation team will submit their report in the first week of December,” Ghulam Rahman told reporters at the […]

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Dhaka, Nov 19 (bdnews24.com)—BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Monday sought one more chance to govern and pledged to change the face of the country through massive development. “We want one more chance and support from the people. I’ll change the face of the country and present Bangladesh before the world as a model country,” the […]

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Immigration police arrested 20 youths at Shahjalal International Airport Monday morning for trying to go to Thailand and Malaysia with fake and illegal visas. According to immigration authorities, five of them were trying to go to Thailand with fake visas at around 5:00am by a flight of Thai Airways. They are identified as Nurul Alam, […]

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