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Rain-triggered mudslides kill 134

Rescue operators look for bodies underneath mud in Rangamati on Tuesday after rain for the past several days caused mudslides in the hilly districts, leaving at least 134 people. — Focusbangla photo Landslides in Chittagong, Rangamati and Bandarban, caused by days of heavy rain, killed at least 134 people including four army personnel, injured 86 […]

Md Shaheldul Islam. — Photo courtesy: facebook Bangladesh’s deputy consul general in New York appeared in court on Monday, charged with labour trafficking and assault for allegedly forcing a household helper to work 18 hours a day without pay for four years. Md Shaheldul Islam, 45, faced a 33-count indictment for grand larceny, assault, labor […]

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Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia on Tuesday alleged that amid accidents and procession of deaths the government, meaning the prime minister, was flying home and abroad cheerfully. Addressing an iftar party, Khaleda, a former prime minister, asked the government to immediately bring those injured in landslides in Rangamati to Chittagong and Dhaka for better […]

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Some 3,28,311 posts have been lying vacant with different ministries, Public Administration Minister Syed Ashraful Islam told parliament today. “Yes, necessary steps have been taken to fill up the vacant posts,” he said while responding to a tabled stared question from MP Mahfuzur Rahman (Chittagong-3). Replying to another question from lawmaker MA Awal (Laxmipur-1) Minister […]

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A trawler capsized in Buriganga river with at least 100 passengers early Tuesday. A joint rescue team of police, fire service and navy is conducting search in the river. Thge polcie said the trawler sank off the river when it was going to Keraniganj from Waiseghat area. South Keraniganj police sub-inspector (SI) Shakhawat Hossain told […]

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