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Boy falls into 400-foot-deep well shaft In a nerve-racking incident, a four-year old boy fell into a 400-foot deep abandoned well shaft at Shahjahanpur Railway Colony in the capital yesterday afternoon. Fire service personnel with the help of police made several abortive attempts to pull out the boy, identified only as Zihad, by lowering in […]

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By Arun Devnath About seven years ago, Gaur Mondol noticed he couldn’t grow as much rice on his land as salty water seeped in from the Passur River, which stretches from his home in Bangladesh’s interior all the way to the Indian Ocean. Now the rice paddies are completely inundated, leaving the land barren. To […]

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CHITTAGONG: Bangladesh Navy seized 90,000 illicit yaba tablets worth Tk4.55 crore and a motorboat carrying them from the outer anchorage of Chittagong Port. Commander Shamim Mohammad Khan told the Customs Today that while patrolling, navy’s Special Warfare Diving and Salvage team chased the motorboat around 1am sensing its suspicious movement. “Sensing the presence of navy […]

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Rezaul Karim   The reinsurance system for Biman Bangladesh Airlines (BBA) is set to undergo a massive overhaul for ensuring transparency and accountability in the process which is presently done on the London market. Under the move, the government has formed a five-member subcommittee to   recommend a transparent and accountable mechanism instead of the exiting […]

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By STEVEN GREENHOUSE The garment factory’s closed-circuit camera captured some unusual activity: Out front a female union leader was swarmed by people, pushed to the ground and assaulted while a male union activist was chased away and punched. Another female union leader entered the factory door and seconds later was pushed outside, then shoved out […]

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Former minister for Jatiya Party becomes 15th person to be convicted of atrocities in series of war-crimes trials. Bangladesh’s war crimes court has sentenced a former government minister to death for rape and genocide during the 1971 independence struggle against Pakistan. Syed Mohammad Kaiser became the 15th person to be convicted of atrocities by the […]

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By Ankush Arora When Indian-born journalist Salil Tripathi visited Dhaka University’s Jagannath Hall in Bangladesh two years ago, he noticed an epitaph that had “PAKISTANI” etched in bold on a memorial dedicated to students who were killed in the 1971 war of independence. The word was added later as an afterthought to identify the nationality of […]

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By John Byrne Chicago Tribune The request to put up a pair of familiar brown street signs on North Clark Street in Rogers Park sailed through the Chicago City Council, joining the 1,500 other honorary roadways aldermen have approved for 50 years. This one, however, didn’t end up a feel-good move, like bestowing the sobriquet […]

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Dan Mozena Over three years have passed, but it seems like yesterday when the plane landed at Shahjalal Airport, bringing my wife Grace and me to Dhaka to take up my assignment as America’s Ambassador to Bangladesh. Having traveled halfway around the world, we were so tired … Grace got off first … and I […]

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At 5 am, a thick dark fog hung about, as we heading south into the Sundarbans from the Chandpai forest station in southern Bangladesh. A few kilometres on, visibility beyond the prow fell to near zero, forcing us to dock mid-river. Voices rang out from somewhere in the thick blur: fishermen singing to signal their […]

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Botswana has sought Bangladesh’s support for develop its society and economy. Its visiting State Minister for the President’s Office and Public Administration Dikgang Phillip Makgalemele conveyed this message to Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali on Sunday. The foreign ministry said he was “surprised” to see Bangladesh’s agricultural and economic progresses and showed interest in […]

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United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka Issuing a strong warning to Tarique Rahman for his disparaging remarks about Bangabandhu, the prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday advised Bangladesh Nationalist Party chief Khaleda Zia to ask her spoiled son to hold his tongue. ‘I would like to tell the BNP chief, ask your spoiled son to […]

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