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  Dhaka-Mymensingh highway was almost paralysed due to waterlogging in several areas of Gazipur caused by heavy downpour in the last two days. Several houses in low-lying areas were inundated and the Tongi Government Hospital and Tongi Model Police Station were submerged in water. It was raining from Wednesday night to Thursday afternoon, Naojor Highway […]

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The US is constantly developing new drone technology The lawyer leading a UN drone inquiry has praised a speech by US President Barack Obama as a “significant step towards increased transparency”. Ben Emmerson said Mr Obama had set out more clearly than ever before the legal justifications for targeted killing. Pakistan, the main focus of […]

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BNP leader Shamsuzzaman Dudu told Awami League leaders to ‘think’ before commenting on Tarique Rahman, Senior Vice President of the party and son of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. “He is the Prime Minister of tomorrow,” Dudu said. Reacting to Awami League leader Mohammad Nasim’s remark that Tarique was conspiring to oust the present regime, Dudu […]

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The European Parliament has threatened to withdraw generalized system of preference (GSP), the duty and quota-free access to EU market that Bangladesh enjoys. The warning comes after allegations of labour rights violations in the recent collapse of Rana Plaza in Savar, where over a thousand have died, and the fire at Tazreen Fashions Limited, which […]

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The BNP-led 18-party alliance on Friday called a nationwide daylong hartal for Sunday demanding restoration of the caretaker government system, release of its arrested leaders and activists and withdrawal of the ban on meetings and processions. BNP Chairperson’s adviser Shamsuzzaman Dudu announced the shutdown call at a press briefing at the party’s Nayapaltan central office […]

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Biman Bangladesh Airlines has delayed one of its flights to Hong Kong after one of its wings caught fire during takeoff at Shahjalal International Airport. ”We found some technical glitch at the DC 10 aircraft moments before it was to takeoff. The travel has been postponed considering passenger’s safety,” the public carrier’s Director (Public Relations) […]

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  A British Airways plane travelling from London to Oslo was forced to make an emergency landing at Heathrow on Friday after a technical fault in an engine. “The BA762, Heathrow to Oslo service, returned back to Heathrow shortly after take-off due to a technical fault,” BA parent company IAG said. The Airbus A319 aircraft […]

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 Awami League presidium member Mohammad Nasim on Friday claimed that the recent report of the Amnesty International (AI) on Bangladesh was not neutral. “Though you (AI) talk about neutrality, but your report was not neutral as it did not mention killing of police and anarchy carried out by Jamaat and Hefajat,” he said. Nasim, a […]

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A caretaker government framework cannot be worked out by issuing threats from the streets, said Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu on Friday urging the opposition to sit in a dialogue to resolve the crisis. “Hammering out an interim polls-time system requires the consent of both the parties. Discard the destructive activities and sit in talks. […]

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 A plan to erect a coal-fired power plant at a place next to the Sundarbans, the largest mangrove forest in the world, is drawing fire from activists across the country who say it would destroy the world heritage site. The proposed 1320-megawatt plant, to be built in the area of Rampal in the southern Bagerhat […]

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