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64 die from road crashes every day

On average, 64 people die every day from injuries suffered in traffic accidents, a government-supervised survey reveals. The startling figure belies daily media reports of deaths caused by road crashes and shows that such fatalities go grossly underreported. Findings of the Bangladesh Health Injury Survey (BHIS)-2016, only the second such survey conducted in the country, […]

John Lloyd A poll on European attitudes toward immigration, Islam and terrorism, partly disclosed this week, found that a majority of Europeans don’t want any more Muslim immigration. That is, they appear willing to support the ban which U.S. President Donald Trump is seeking to impose in the United States, presently being challenged by the […]

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Bangladesh Ambassador to the US Mohammad Ziauddin has sought Washington’s support for “accelerating” its economic growth. He met Congressman Ted S Yoho in Washington DC on Monday, the embassy said in a statement. The Republican Congressman from Florida, Ted Yoho is a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. The ambassador congratulated him on […]

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Malaysia yesterday handed over 1,472 tonnes of relief materials to the authorities concerned for distribution among the undocumented Rohingya refugees living in Cox’s Bazar. A cargo vessel named the Nautical Aliya carrying the relief materials and 183 volunteers berthed at a jetty of Chittagong Container Terminal (CCT) of Chittagong Port at 11:00am. In the afternoon, […]

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Extremist groups can more easily radicalise youths throughout the world as the youths are mentally vulnerable realising social injustices towards people, said speakers in a programme on Tuesday. The programme titled “Campaign to Counter Violent Extremism,” held at the Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban of Dhaka University was organised by the Innovation for Wellbeing Foundation […]

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It was the country’s largest infrastructure project – that is up to that point of time in 2011, costing USD 2.9 billion. It was also the World Bank’s largest loan to the tune of USD 1.2 billion. Asian Development Bank, JICA and Islamic Development Bank also joined hands to fund the project that would be […]

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Democracy redemption day – 14 February (1983), Gonotontro Punoruddhar-er Andolon Birth of the revolution MH Kawsar looks back at February 14, 1983 and what the day had wrought for the regime of a dictator. Every year, on February 14, the youth of Bangladesh ceremoniously celebrate the Valentines’ Day. Sale of cards and gift adorned with […]

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Jammu: Hoardings ask Rohingya, Bangladeshi Muslims to leave as politics over their presence get heated The politics over the presence of Rohingyas — a persecuted Muslim ethnic group from Myanmar — in Jammu and Kashmir is heating up, as the National Conference and other regional parties have asked the BJP to oust this ethnic minority […]

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I Told Steve Bannon: ‘We Are Not At War With Islam.’ He Disagreed. I was the target of Islamist ire for publishing cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in a Danish newspaper. But a war against all Muslims is not the solution. Flemming Rose Senior fellow, Cato Institute; former foreign editor, Jyllands-Posten MANDEL NGAN via Getty […]

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You’re more likely to die from air pollution in India than China, study says  By Annie Gowen February 14 at 5:00 AM   Heavy dust and smog envelop a street in New Delhi in November. Pollution levels in the Indian capital skyrocketed that month after Diwali fireworks celebrations. (Harish Tyagi/ EPA) Indians face greater health […]

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