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A teenage girl hailing from Dumdum in Kolkata was allegedly raped by three Indian Army men onboard the Amritsar-bound Howrah-Amritsar Express this morning. The 14-year-old girl, who was on her way to meet a Facebook friend without informing her parents, was offered liquor onboard the train and then gang-raped when she was drunk, reports The […]

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The deaths in Bangladesh included the February attack on Bangladeshi-American blogger and writer Avijit Roy with meat cleavers on a crowded street in Dhaka, the capital. At least 69 on-duty journalists have been killed around the world in 2015, says a report of Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). According to the CPJ report, 28 of […]

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At least 150 Bangladeshi housemaids escaped from their employers in Saudi Arabia in the last seven months, a Makkah daily reported quoting a source in the Bangladesh Embassy. The source, who was not identified, said all the housemaids who escaped from their employers were held and deported, according to the Saudi Gazette. He said the […]

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The neighbour perhaps the happiest with India at the moment is Bangladesh where the Land Border Agreement for the exchange of enclaves was inked when Modi visited Dhaka in June 2015. The outreach to Pakistan capped a year for India’s relations with its neighbourhood that opened with the spectacular defeat of Mahinda Rajapaksa in the […]

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Pakistani diplomat Faeena Arshad had been under observation by different intelligence agencies for the last one year. “Her activities were dubious and that’s why we put her under observation to have concrete evidence against her,” said a senior government official. Arshad worked in Bangladesh for almost three years. The Foreign Ministry last week informally asked […]

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Shakhawat Hossain India is building a top-secret nuclear city to produce thermonuclear weapons, and when completed in 2017, the facility would be the subcontinent’s “largest military-run” complex of nuclear centrifuges, the Washington-based Foreign Policy magazine has claimed. The top secret facility poised for completion in 2017 would be the subcontinent’s largest military-run complex of nuclear […]

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Shohag Mostafij, a young Bangladeshi visionary, stunned everybody by winning a extremely cutthroat global competition. Robin Sharma, a Canadian writer, famous speaker, leadership expert and a former litigation lawyer who also authored 15 global best sellers, including The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari and The Leader Who Had No Title initiated the Titan Principles Contest. […]

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Vernon Hills High School is objecting to Islamophobia and racism with an initiative called “Walk a Mile in Her Hijab.” Over a dozen non-Muslim girls agreed to wear a traditional Islamic head scarf to better understand the Muslim faith and life as a Muslim woman. School senior Yasmeen Abdallah, the president of the MSA, who […]

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Anup Chetia. Star File Photo. Top United Liberation Front of Asom leader Anup Chetia was today released from a prison in the Indian state of Assam after he obtained bail in four cases. Chetia, general secretary of Ulfa, had yesterday got bail in the last of the four cases filed against him paving the way for […]

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Migrants, who were rescued by the Libyan coastguard in the Mediterranean Sea off the Libyan coast, wait following their arrival at the naval base in the capital Tripoli on Monday. — AFP photo The number of refugees and migrants arriving by land and sea in the European Union has passed 1 million this year, while […]

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10 people on board are killed after a small chartered aircraft carrying military personnel crashed closed to New Delhi’s main airport on Tuesday, Indian rescue officials said. Members of Indian National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) take part in rescue operations at the crash site. Ten people were killed when a small aircraft of India’s Border […]

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Supporters of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi hold posters bearing her image. Looking back at the eventful year, some names stand out head and shoulders above others, and have managed to make headlines with significant contributions to the whole as a whole. Let’s meet some of the luminaries of 2015 who have shown […]

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