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Rohingya robbers threw them into sea after looting trawler on Jan 2, incident comes to light after arrest of a ‘killer’ An alleged Rohingya robber on Sunday night described how five Rohingyas had hacked to death 11 Bangladeshi fellow fishermen on Wednesday near Sonarchar Dwip [island] in Barguna district and dumped the bodies in the […]

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The cabinet on Monday gave the final approval to the draft of the ‘National River Protection Commission Bill, 2013’ aiming to protect the country’s rivers from encroachers and pollution. The approval was given at the regular weekly meeting of the cabinet held at Bangladesh Secretariat with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. Briefing reporters […]

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Gazipur to be city corporation

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The National Implementation Committee for Administrative Reorganization (Nicar) on Monday approved a proposal to form Gazipur City Corporation comprising Gazipur and Tongi municipalities and their adjoining areas. The decision was taken at the 107th meeting of Nicar held at Bangladesh Secretariat with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. Briefing reporters after the meeting, Additional […]

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A group of workers and employees of Biman Bangladesh Airlines will enforce an indefinite strike from Tuesday morning to press home their seven-point demand. They announced the strike Monday as Biman authorities did not take any action to realise their demands including withdrawal of two cases against Collective Bargaining Agent president Moshiqur Rahman, CBA leaders […]

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Dhaka city BNP leader killed

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Handcuffed body found in Kushtia; relatives say Rab picked him up; Rab denies Rafiqul Islam Police recovered the handcuffed body of a BNP leader from Kushtia on Saturday night, around three hours after he was allegedly picked up by law enforcers from Jhenidah. The dead, Rafiqul Islam Mazumdar, was the general secretary of BNP's ward-56 […]

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2 hurt in Mirpur arson; JnU BCL men clash with pro-BNP lawyers near CMM court area A police officer fires rubber bullets as they clash with lawyers loyal to the Bangladesh Nationalist Party during a strike in front of the Judge court in Dhaka on Sunday. Photo: ReutersStar Online Report A nationwide dawn-to-dusk hartal to […]

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Busy roads barricaded

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People suffer as students, workers halt traffic for hrs to realise their demands Students take to the streets, setting up roadblocks by burning tyres, at Shahbagh intersection in the capital yesterday to press for raising the age limit for government jobs from 30 to 35. Commuters suffered a lot yesterday due to tailbacks as students […]

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Thousands suffer on highway

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The repair work of Meghna and Gumti bridges that started from yesterday has created immense suffering to passengers. People are now crossing the rivers on overloaded boats putting their lives on the line. Inset, Bangladesh Army repairing the Meghna bridge. Vehicles were moving slowly through the alternative Brahmanbaria-Moinamati highway after a four-day repair work of […]

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Another girl raped in Savar

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Four people arrested Savar police early yesterday arrested four youths including a female in connection with violating a college girl and keeping footage of the incident. The arrestees are Rayhan, 20, a second-year student of Shanto-Mariam University of Creative Technology in the capital, Mohidur Rahman, 21, a first-year student of Savar College, Danesh, 32, neighbour […]

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18-party calls hartal for Sunday

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The BNP-led 18-party alliance will enforce a countrywide daylong hartal on Sunday protesting the latest increase in fuel prices. BNP spokesperson Tariqul Islam announced the hartal at a press conference at the BNP central office in the city’s Naya Paltan Friday morning. Earlier on December 26 last year, speaking at a mass contact programme BNP […]

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Strong political will needed to resolve water conflicts: Hasan

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Environment and Forests Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud addresses a conference at Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban of Dhaka University in the capital on Friday. Environment and Forests Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Friday underscored the need for forging a strong political will to resolve the ongoing trans-border water problems in the South Asia region. […]

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