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3 grenades hurled at law enforcers Several gunshots heard Smoke coming out of the house Cops suspect 2 people inside 20/30 houses in 4km adjacent area evacuated Rab team enters the house at 9am Chopper used to monitor situation Four persons have surrendered to law enforcers who are conducting a raid at a suspected militant […]

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Cattle smuggled from India is harming the economy of Bangladesh, a senior officer of Border Guards of Bangladesh said today and formally requested the Border Security Force (BSF) to stop it. “Actually it (cattle smuggling is harming our economy. If it doesn?t come from India then our dairy farmers can go up and we can […]

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With the flood situations unchanged in most of the northern districts and the central region being inundated, many affected people from Bogra, Sylhet and Kurigram complain about insufficient relief. Different chars under three upazilas of Faridpur were inundated yesterday as the Padma was flowing 21 centimetres over the danger level at Goalanda point. Reports from […]

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Pashchim Balidah Nurul Huda Govt Primary School in Jamalpur remains inundated by floodwater. — New Age photo Flooding forced the closure of at least 1,571 primary and secondary schools until Saturday, seriously hampering education of thousands of students in 11 northern and north-eastern districts. Education officials of district and divisional levels have said that flood […]

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Prime minister Sheikh Hasina, with Special Security Force members, poses for a photograph at a programme marking the 31st founding anniversary of the force in Dhaka on Saturday. — Focusbangla photo Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday asked the Special Security Force agents to perform their duty without isolating her from people exposing her to […]

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Citizens hold protests at Shahbagh in the capital on Saturday, showing ‘red card’ to the mayors of both city corporations in Dhaka for failing to address mosquito menace and water-stagnation problem. — Ali Hossain Mintu People from different walks of life at a rally on Saturday literally showed red cards to the mayors of Dhaka […]

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At least 16 more patients, including a pregnant woman, suffering from an undiagnosed disease at Tripura Para of Sitakunda in Chittagong were hospitalised on Saturday, taking the number of patients with the similar symptoms to 85. They have been suffering from fever coupled with breathing problems, vomiting, rash, diarrhoea and blood in stool. The undiagnosed […]

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Food Minister Qamrul Islam has rubbished reports of “low food stock”, at a time when Bangladesh is importing rice following a price flare and market instability. In face of such, the minister who once made the headlines for importing substandard wheat, has refused to share specific information of the current food reserve. “We have enough […]

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The first shipment of rice from Vietnam has arrived at the Chittagong port. The Directorate of Food said that the ship carrying 20,000 tonnes of rice anchored at the port on Thursday morning. “We believe the next shipment will arrive on Jul 18 and the third will arrive on the 22nd,” Md Jahirul Islam, controller […]

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A Dhaka court on Thursday indicted all the five accused including Shafat Ahmed, for raping two university students in a Banani hotel in late March after inviting them to attend a birthday party. Second Tribunal for Prevention of Women and Children Repression judge Shafiul Azam framed charges in presence of the accused. The tribunal also […]

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Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena arrived here on Thursday on a three-day state visit to Bangladesh, highlighting the growing ties between the two countries, reports news agency UNB. A Sri Lankan Airlines flight carrying President Sirisena and his 73-member entourage comprising ministers, state ministers, deputy ministers and business community members landed at Shahjalal Airport at […]

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This year’s unusual hike in rice prices caught Food Minister Qamrul Islam napping. Both Qamrul and the ministry he leads seemed ill prepared all along, but the minister has his own logic for that. “I’m no astrologer,” he told The Daily Star, “How could I possibly anticipate that there would be such a devastating flood?” […]

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