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Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia on Monday urged on duty administration and law enforcement agencies to give shelter to fleeing Rohingya people in Bangladesh. In a statement, Khaleda, who is now staying in London, also urged the authorities concerned to provide overall security to Myanmar Rohingya men, women and children who fled in fear […]

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The man killed in a blast reportedly while making bombs at a house in Bhaluka upazila of Mymensingh yesterday was a suspected member of banned outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), police said today. Deceased Alam Pramanik, 35, was son of Abul Kalam Pramanik of Telkupi in Natore Sadar upazila, Syed Nurul Islam, superintendent of police […]

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From the very moment the judgement on the 16th amendment was pronounced, there has been a whirlwind of discussion and debate, of kudos and castigation. And it does not look like this storm will subside anytime soon. Then again, if the sufferings of Eid travel over the next couple of days reaches a peak and […]

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Thousands of fearful Rohingya Muslim and Rakhine Buddhist civilians fled the worst fighting to grip Myanmar’s northwest in five years, with 104 people killed and the United Nations and international aid groups forced to pull out some staff. The mass escape from the northern part of Rakhine state was triggered by widespread coordinated offensives by […]

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Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury has asked Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha to leave Bangladesh, or get treatment at a mental hospital, following a bitter spat between the ruling Awami League and the CJ over the 16th Amendment verdict. “You don’t like anything in Bangladesh. You should leave the country or get treatment in Hemayetpur,” the […]

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With crops on 6.11 lakh hectares of land damaged by floods, farmers in 32 districts are in dire need of Aman seedlings to recoup their losses by producing the foodgrain. In many northern and central districts, farmers couldn’t plant Aman seedlings as floodwater washed away most of the seedbeds. Till the third week of this […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday urged the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to recruit more Bangladeshi seafarers in foreign vessels. The Prime Minister sought the cooperation when visiting IMO Secretary General Kitack Lim met her at her office. Press Secretary to the Prime Minister Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters and said quoting the Prime Minister, “Bangladesh […]

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From Friday, Md Yusuf has put up machetes and various knives on display in front of his tiny blacksmith store at Karwan Bazar. These are not the usual items that Yusuf sells. They have been added to tap into the surge in demand for meat-processing paraphernalia every year ahead of Eid-ul-Azha, one of the biggest […]

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A Border Guard Bangladesh personnel stands guard next to fleeing Rohingya refugees resting under a makeshift shelter in Bangladesh on Sunday. — AFP photo The number of Rohingyas entering Bangladesh and crowds of the ethnic minority people of Myanmar along the border to sneak into the country amid heightened border patrols kept rising as violence […]

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The Border Guard Bangladesh director general, Major General Abul Hossain, on Sunday warned that a tough reply would be given to Myanmar if any bullet from their side hits Bangladesh territory. ‘No foreigners’ den will be allowed on Bangladesh land and we are ready to face any kind of situation along the frontier areas,’ Abul Hossain […]

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A militant suspect has been killed in an explosion in a house in Mymensingh’s Bhaluka, police say. Law enforcers cordoned off the house at Kashor in Habibarhi after the blast Sunday afternoon, Mymensingh Additional Superintendent of Police Noor-e-Alam told bdnews24.com. The ASP said they suspect militants were using the house to make bombs and one […]

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Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) has signed a contract with privately owned Intraco Solar Power Limited for procuring 30 megawatt (MW) solar electricity on Sunday. The agreement was inked at a ceremony at Bidyut Bhaban in the city. BPDB Director (public relations) Saiful Hasan Chowdhury said the government, with a view to fulfilling its target […]

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