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8 killed in New York truck ‘act of terror’

A pickup driver killed eight people in New York on Tuesday, mowing down cyclists and pedestrians, before striking a school bus in what officials branded a “cowardly act of terror.” Eleven others were seriously injured in the broad daylight assault and first deadly terror-related attack in America’s financial and entertainment capital since the September 11, […]

Chaos in Feni, again

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Three days after Khaleda Zia’s motorcade came under attack in Feni, two empty buses went up in flames at Mohipal in the district town just after the BNP chief’s car crossed the area. According to party leaders, the buses were set on fire while Khaleda’s convoy was passing through the place. Her car was some […]

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Kenya election: Kenyatta re-elected in disputed poll 30 October 2017 Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Kenyatta is the son of the country’s first president, Jomo Kenyatta Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has been declared winner of a controversial re-run of the presidential election. He won 98% of the vote with turnout at just under 39% […]

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Lawmen today arrested a pilot of the country’s national flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines on charges of militant activities and plotting sabotage with aircraft. The arrestee was identified as Sabbir, a first officer of Biman, Rapid Action Battalion said in a short message forwarded to the media. On inquiry, an official of Biman’s public relations […]

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NASA Research Engineer Mahmooda Sultana has been named the 2017 ‘IRAD Innovator of the Year’ by the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. The annual award is bestowed on “those who achieve significant results creating technologies” in the Internal Research and Development, or IRAD, programme. The organisation funds and manages the breakthrough technological developments that could […]

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. Ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) considers the mammoth tour of chairperson of its rival BNP – Khaleda Zia – to Rohingya refugee camps a show of its political strength ahead of the next general elections. Talking to Prothom Alo, several AL leaders said the party could not sense from beforehand that Khaleda would embark […]

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation has recognised the historic 7th March Speech of the country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as part of world’s documentary heritage. The historic 7th March speech of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman has been included in the memory of the World International Register, a list of world’s important documentary […]

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Buoyed by higher shipments of apparel items, Bangladesh’s exports to the UK are on the rise although British consumers have been hit hard by rising inflation amid Brexit pressure. The UK’s key inflation rate hit its highest for more than five years in September, driven up by increases in transport and food prices. The Consumer […]

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According to the Consumers Association of Bangladesh, the cost of living for Dhaka residents has risen 71 percent over the period 2009–2016. According to the Consumers Association of Bangladesh (CAB), the cost of living for Dhaka residents has risen 71 percent over the period 2009–2016. This survey is based on a calculation of cost increases […]

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Drinking water crisis for Rohingyas has deepened as the tube wells or handpumps set up in the camps are inadequate and one third of them have become non-functioning. Government and international agencies have so far set up 4,370 handpumps against the need of 7,700 tube wells for ensuring minimum safe drinking water for over six […]

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Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia holds a rohingya child while distributing relief materials among Rohingya refugees at Moynarghona in Ukhia of Cox’s Bazar on Monday — New Age photo Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia on Monday alleged that there is no effective step taken by the government so far to repatriate Rohingyas who came […]

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India Ships Wheat Through Chabahar Port   The Iranian port of Chabahar processed a maiden shipment of wheat from India’s western seaport of Kandla to Afghanistan on Sunday. Chabahar port lies outside the Persian Gulf on the Gulf of Oman and can be easily accessed from India’s western coast. The wheat shipment has therefore bypassed […]

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