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Stop excessive military force: UNSC

The United Nations Security Council urged the Myanmar government on Monday to “ensure no further excessive use of military force in Rakhine state,” where violence has forced more than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee the Buddhist-majority Asian country. The United Nations has denounced the violence during the past 10 weeks as a classic example of […]

Sagor Hossain started for Farmgate from Shantinagar around 2:00pm yesterday. He chose that particular time for the journey mainly to avoid the rush-hour traffic. As expected, the man enjoyed a smooth ride on the Mouchak-Moghbazar flyover. He drove to Banglamotor in just three to four minutes, skipping Malibagh, Mouchak and Moghbazar intersections. His euphoria over […]

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Seven people have died and thousands evacuated as Penang was inundated by up to 4m of water after an 18-hour storm that ended yesterday morning. The state’s worst flooding caused its Chief Minister to enlist Malaysia’s police and military to help with relief efforts. At least seven people have died due to the storm, said […]

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It has been around 17 months that the government halted issuing and renewing internet service providers’ licences, creating a lot of mishmash in the business. Some leading internet companies said they are losing a considerable amount of business as corporate offices are discontinuing contracts for this halt. A senior executive of a leading internet service […]

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Grave hazards

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With so many issues that dominate news headlines, the daily hazard that is caused by mismanagement of hospital waste is an issue that is often swept under the rug. A report in The Daily Star was published with a photo taken in front of the Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) emergency unit with used syringes, […]

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Most of the soybean oils, mustard oil and ghee sold to consumers lack standard characteristics of cooking oils. A recent study by the government found that standard edible oil properties like moisture content, iodine, saponification and free fatty acid were largely missing from the cooking oils sold in the country. Consumer rights activists called it […]

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Bangladesh Nationalist Party will observe November 7 as ‘National Revolution and Solidarity Day’ today. Beside a rally in the capital, the party has taken up a 10-day programme that started on November 5 to observe the day. The party has changed the date of its planned rally at Suhrawardi Udyan from November 8 to November […]

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The family of a Manarat International University student stabbed to death in Dhaka claims he was killed because he tried to stop gambling on BPL cricket. The victim, Nasim Ahmed, was a first-year BBA student at Manarat. The family hails from Chittagong, but currently lives near the post office in central Badda. Ahmed was taken […]

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Police have arrested a key suspect in the murder of writer and blogger Avijit Roy from Dhaka’s Mohammadpur area. Abu Siddiqui Sohel alias Sakib has been identified as the arrestee and law enforcers say he is member of the banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team. Police had declared a bounty against Sohel. Muhammad Yousuf Ali, […]

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First responders are at the scene of shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, US, November 5, 2017. – Reuters photo A black-clad gunman armed with an assault rifle opened fire on a small town Texas church during Sunday morning services, killing 26 people and wounding 20 in the latest mass shooting […]

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The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Monday rejected a petition filed by Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia to change the court to hold hearing of Zia Orphanage Trust Graft case against her. A five-member bench led by acting Chief Justice M Wahab Miah passed the order. Earlier, on Sunday, after concluding hearing, […]

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The upcoming mayoral polls in six important city corporations will be the first major test for the current Election Commission (EC). Historically, our record of holding polls unmarred by dissension and violence has been poor resulting in the sapping of public confidence in our democratic system and institutions. The country is expecting to hold what […]

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