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Swiss tourist gang-raped in central India

A Swiss woman who was on a cycling trip in central India with her husband has been gang-raped by eight men, police said Saturday. The attack comes three months after the fatal gang-rape of a woman aboard a New Delhi bus outraged Indians. Authorities detained and questioned 13 men in connection with the latest attack, […]

BNP Standing Committee member Barrister Moudud Ahmed on Saturday described the Ganojagaran Mancha as a ‘podium of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) and Jubo League’. “The Ganojagaran Mancha is not a podium of the young generation, but of Chhatra League and Jubo League,” he said while addressing a human chain programme in front of the National […]

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The US policy on the ongoing trial of war criminals and government plan to put the responsible people to death has remained unchanged, spokesperson of the US Department of State Victoria Nuland said. “There’s certainly no change in US policy. You know how much we’ve been working on this with both sides,” Victoria Nuland said […]

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Refuting the allegation of his involvement in the Tanveer Mohammad Twaki killing, former MP Shamim Osman on Saturday said Narayanganj City Corporation Mayor Dr Selina Hayat Ivy was trying to catch fish in the troubled waters over the incident. He also threatened to take her to court if she fails to prove the allegation. “I […]

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Khaleda rejects dialogue offer; asks govt to quit Turning down the government offer to sit for dialogue, BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Saturday threatened to enforce  tougher programmes like hartal, blockade and siege to force the government to quit. “Talking to them apparently useless… it’s necessary to oust this killer government …this regime must go […]

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Civil society members at a grand rally here on Saturday demanded a ban on Jamaat-Shibir politics as they are acting like anti-liberation forces as they did in 1971. The grand rally was held at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the city. They also demanded the government bring out a whitepaper on the destructive activities of […]

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At least eight school students, including two siblings, were killed and four others injured when a truck rammed a school van at Monohorganj Uapzila in Comilla district on Saturday afternoon. The deceased were identified as Nusrat Jahan Shova, Hridoy Hossain Muttakin, Al Amin, Rakibul Islam, Hasibul Hasan Nehaz, his sister Tina, Shahadul Islam Mithun and […]

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  The country’s trade deficit in the first seven months of the current financial year decreased by 29.36 per cent compared with that of the same period of FY 2011-12 due mainly to negative import growth, said Bangladesh Bank officials. According to the latest BB data, the import in July-January registered a negative growth of […]

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BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Saturday declined to propose for a dialogue with the government and warned of tougher protests like shutdowns and blockades if the ruling Awami League-led administration does not step down. She made the statement at a Manikganj rally hours after her close aide and BNP’s Acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam […]

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In a scathing attack on opposition leader Khaleda Zia, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said the opposition has unleashed a reign of terror across the country in the name of movement. “In the name of movement, they (opposition) have been committing destructive activities like killings, arson and making attacks on temples of the minority […]

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BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday called upon people to make the March 18-19 countrywide shutdowns called by the 18-party opposition alliance successful. The BNP leader made the call at a press briefing at the party’s Nayapaltan central office in the capital. Referring to his party’s earlier decision, Mirza Fakhrul said […]

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Mathematical physicist and cosmologist Professor Emeritus Dr Jamal Nazrul Islam passed away in a  port city hospital early Saturday. He was 74. Family sources said Dr Jamal breathed his last at Chittagong Metropolitan Hospital at 2.00am. He was admitted to the intensive care unit of the hospital two days ago. He is survived by his […]

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