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Traffic jams on Dhaka streets as PM Hasina’s supporters gather to welcome her

Many areas in the capital Dhaka have been clogged with heavy traffic as Awami League supporters have descended on the streets in great numbers to welcome Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on her return from abroad. Many areas in the capital Dhaka have been clogged with heavy traffic after Awami League supporters descended on the streets […]

One hundred and fifty people were killed in crossfire and law enforcement agencies’ custody in the last nine months, says an Ain o Salsih Kendra (ASK) report. Sixty-one of them were killed in crossfire involving police, 34 involving Rapid Action Battalion, 11 involving Detective Branch (DB) of police, one involving police-Border Guard Bangladesh and three […]

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Pakistani political parties will not be invited to the 20th National Council of the Awami League scheduled to be held next month, the party’s Presidium Member Mohammed Nasim has said. “There is no question of inviting Pakistan,” the health minister told reporters after attending a meeting of the reception sub-committee at the political office of […]

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A file photo shows a woman harvesting pumpkins at a village on the outskirts of Dhaka. Farm loan disbursement posted a 13.99-per cent growth in the first two months of the current fiscal year of 2016-17 compared with that in the same period of the FY 2015-16. Farm loan disbursement posted a 13.99-per cent growth […]

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Pro-government activists tussle with the campaigners who organised a cycle procession on the Central Shaheed Minar premises yesterday. Chhatra League activists scuffled with demonstrators in front of the Central Shaheed Minar yesterday to foil a cycle procession, protesting the government’s decision to set up Rampal Power Plant near the Sundarbans. Police later used water cannons […]

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An Indian army soldier keeps guard from a bunker near the border with Pakistan in Abdullian, southwest of Jammu, on Friday as tension between the two countries mounts leading to the postponement of South Asian regional summit. A summit of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation leaders set for Islamabad in November has been postponed […]

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An oil pump jack pumps oil in a field near Calgary of Alberta on July 21, 2014. Oil prices tumbled in Asia Friday as doubts emerged over the long-term success of a surprise OPEC agreement to cut output and stabilise the oversupplied market. Oil prices tumbled in Asia Friday as doubts emerged over the long-term […]

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England arrive in Dhaka

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England cricket team arrived in Dhaka on Friday evening to play three-match ODI and a two-match Test series against Bangladesh in Dhaka and Chittagong. An ‘Etihad Airways’ flight carrying the 43-men English team, including 21 officials arrived at Shahjalal International Airport at around 8:30pm. The English cricket team will start the much-hyped tour with a […]

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Shakib Al Hasan Shakib Al Hassan, representing Dhaka Dynamites in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), will be the highest paid local player in the upcoming fourth edition of franchise-based local cricket league. He being a player of A-plus category will get at least Tk 5.5 million. Other than Shakib, there are six other local players […]

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Rupak Bhattacharjee The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), which has always enjoyed a good measure of public support and ruled the country from 1991 to 1996 and 2001 to 2006 under the leadership of Khaleda Zia, is currently in disarray. There is no denying that Khaleda and her family members’ alleged involvement in corruption and money […]

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The news of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returning home to a huge reception has apparently made the residents of capital Dhaka fret over facing a traffic mayhem on Friday. Some rang bdnews24.com up on Thursday to know whether they would be able to go the city’s Uttara the next day. On being asked what was […]

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Its army says terror launch pads targeted; Pakistan calls it naked aggression, says its two soldiers died in small arms fire India yesterday said its army carried out surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the de facto border in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir on Wednesday night killing several terrorists. Provoking furious charges of “naked aggression” from […]

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