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6.9 earthquake rocks Bangladesh

In Chittagong, six buildings tilted and 10 people sustained injuries Photo- Mahmud Hossain OpuAn earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale at its epicentre in Myanmar jolted Bangladesh at 7:55pm on Wednesday. In Chittagong, six buildings tilted and 10 people sustained injuries. Bangladesh Meteorological Department’s former Director Shah Alam told the Dhaka Tribune that the […]

All set for celebration of Bangla Naboborsho today Colourful papier mâché bird structures at the Fine Arts Faculty of Dhaka University. Such structures are set to be a part of the Mangal Shobhajatra of today’s Pahela Baishakh celebrations. The photo was taken last night. The Bangla year 1423 arrives, ushering in renewed vigour and a […]

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The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Wednesday alleged that ruling Bangladesh Awami League men have been carrying out ‘armed hooliganism’ creating a reign of terror across the country in the run up to the next phase of Union Parishad (UP) elections, reports UNB news agency. “About 45 people were killed and over 5,000 others injured […]

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People have faced a brief but distressing disruption in mobile-phone network while trying to reach their loved ones over phones after a strong earthquake shook Bangladesh. After the tremors on Wednesday evening, users told bdnews24.com that they were unable to make any calls. An official of one of the operators said the disruption in the communications […]

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Bangladesh’s former prime minister and opposition leader, Khaleda Zia, at a protest rally, Dhaka, Bangladesh, On April 5, following the injunction of a judge in Dhaka, Khaleda Zia, the former Bangladeshi prime minister and current leader of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), showed up in court accused of responsibility for a lethal arson attack […]

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Islamic State fighters in Bangladesh. The group has threatened India of ‘guerrilla attacks’. (IS group’s magazine, Dabiq (Isse 14)) The Islamic State intends to use its fighters in Pakistan and Bangladesh to mount “guerrilla attacks inside India” and create fear and chaos by working with local mujahideen, the head of the terror group in Bangladesh […]

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.“Let’s go to the fair/In the crowd of unruly boys/The girls don’t stand a chance/ Let’s go to the fair,” reads the lyrics from a Bangla song — ‘melai jai re’. There are very few people who haven’t heard this song. Young revellers singing and dancing to this tune has become part and parcel of […]

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