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Hajj stampede: 98 Bangladeshi pilgrims missing

Officials have said 98 pilgrims from the country have been missing since the incident. There have been no official confirmation of any Bangladesh national among the victims of the stampede in Mina during Hajj. The Bangladesh embassy in Saudi Arabia prepared a list of 128 missing Bangladeshi pilgrims. Of them, thirty were found, while the […]

Muhammad Bilal, a Bangladeshi pilgrim, was sitting at the pavement near Mina Al-Jisr Hospital hoping to have a last look at his wife who died in the stampede. He could not believe that he would lose her so quickly especially that they were reunited after 20 years of separation, Saudi Gazette reports. With tears running […]

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A brain-to-computer technology that can translate thoughts into leg movements has enabled a man paralyzed from the waist down by a spinal cord injury to become the first such patient to walk without the use of robotics, doctors in Southern California reported on Wednesday. The slow, halting first steps of the 28-year-old paraplegic were documented […]

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Skypower Global, one of the world’s largest and most successful utility-scale solar power producing companies, would invest 4.3 billion US dollars in solar power sector in Bangladesh. Kerry Adler, president and CEO of the Canada-based multinational company, announced this at a roundtable meeting of Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU) with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina […]

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The Australian cricket team has delayed its planned departure to Bangladesh after been warned by the Australian government that there was a potential security risk from militants. The Australian team was due to fly out of Sydney on Monday morning for the three-week tour, which includes two Test matches against Bangladesh. But Cricket Australia (CA) […]

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At least nine people, including six of a family, were killed while two others injured in separate road accidents in Gopalganj, Munshiganj and Chuadanga on Saturday. In Gopalganj, six members of a family were among seven killed in a head-on collision between a microbus and a battery-run three-wheeler on Gopalganj-Kotalipara road in Sadar upazila. Another […]

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Like millions around the world, I have been moved by the recent public outcry and spontaneous acts of solidarity towards refugees in Europe. It has been riveting to watch, as well as greatly encouraging. As an Ambassador for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, I have been overwhelmed by the support for the organisation’s efforts in […]

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