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500 shanties burnt in Karail slum fire

At least 500 shanties were burnt in a fire that broke out at Karail slum in the capital’s Mohakhali area early Thursday. The burnt 500 shanties include residential houses and roadside shops, locals said. No casualty was reported. Dhaka North City Corporation mayor Annisul Huq visited the spot at 10:00am and said that the city […]

Police raid on a suspected extremist den led to the arrest of a couple with a kid and seizure of a huge quantity of bomb-making materials at Sitakunda in Chittagong on Wednesday afternoon. Police raid on a suspected extremist den led to the arrest of a couple with a kid and seizure of a huge […]

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ভারতের নির্বাচনে ইভিএম ‘কারচুপি’ নিয়ে বিতর্ক ১৫ মার্চ ২০১৭ ছ বির কপিরাইট EPA Image caption ইলেকট্রনিক ভোটিং মেশিন নিয়ে পক্ষে-বিপক্ষে মতামত রয়েছে। ভারতের বেশ কয়েকটি রাজনৈতিক দল দেশটির নির্বাচনে ব্যবহৃত ইলেক্ট্রনিক ভোট যন্ত্র বা ইভিএম নিয়ে প্রশ্ন তুলেছে। প্রায় দুই দশক আগে ভারতের নির্বাচনে প্রথম ইভিএম ব্যবহার করা হলেও এখন কয়েকটি রাজনৈতিক দল অভিযোগ করছে […]

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Four former employees of Grameen Telecom filed four more cases with Labour Court III on Wednesday accusing Grameen Telecom chairman Muhammad Yunus and its managing director Ashraful Hassan of denying them of dividends from the profits the company earned in the past 10 years. The petitioners, former Grameen Telecom assistant officer Sajibur Rahman and three […]

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Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Wednesday said the abrupt anti-Indian statements made by prime minister Sheikh Hasina are mysterious. Prime minister Sheikh Hasina created speculation making anti-Indian statements suddenly, said BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi. ‘She (Sheikh Hasina) said Indian RAW (Research and Analysis Wing) and the United States helped BNP to come […]

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Bangladesh spinner Mehedi Hasan (L) celebrates the wicket of Sri Lankan batsman Kusal Mendis (C) during the first day of their second Test at the P Sara Oval Cricket Stadium in Colombo on Wednesday.— AFP photo Bangladesh will be looking to bowl out Sri Lanka under 300 runs by picking up the remaining three wickets […]

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Police today foiled a march to energy ministry, protesting the gas price hike, using tear gas canisters and water cannons near Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka. The march was organised by Gonotantrik Bam Morcha (democratic left alliance), an alliance of left-leaning political parties. Police obstructed the march and dispersed it with water cannons and tear […]

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A violent clash between Awami League activists in Jhenaidah left an individual dead and four others injured. The incident occurred around midnight on Tuesday near Monohorpur village in Kaliganj Upazila. The deceased has been identified as 22-year old local resident Bipul Mondol. A turf war between Pukuria village Awami League leader Liton Hossain and Monohorpur […]

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Bangabandhu-1 satellite is on course for its scheduled Victory Day launch, with more than two-thirds of its construction work already completed. “About 70 percent work of the total project is done. We can finish it before the deadline,” said Shahjahan Mahmood, chairman of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC). The regulator is implementing the sophisticated and […]

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Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) today claimed detention of 11 persons for their alleged involvement in ATM card forgery from different areas in Dhaka. The identity of the detainees could not be known immediately. They used to fish huge amount of money by cloning cards in alliance with dishonest shop employees at different shopping malls in […]

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