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4 held in city over snatching Tk5 lakh

Police  on Tuesday arrested Four people from Alampur of the city in connection with incidents of snatching Tk5 lakh at Alampur in the city. The arrestees are Sumon Ahmed 29, Shahriar Emon 32, Atik 29, Ruhul Amin 28. Police  on Tuesday arrested Four people from Alampur of the city in connection with incidents of snatching Tk5 lakh at Alampur area ...

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SUST teachers, BCL men take face off over VC’s removal Nahid urges end to impasse

A faction of pro-Awami League (AL) teachers of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) and Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) of the university unit took face-to-face position on Tuesday on the campus over its Vice-Chancellor’s (VC) removal. The teacher’s faction continued their sit-in programme in front of the VC office for ninth consecutive days demanding immediate removal of VC Prof ...

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Villagers clash in Sunamganj, one killed

One Babul Pal ,35, son of late Lal Chand Pal was killed in a clash between two groups of villagers of Took Dhirai village under Dhirai upazila of the district Tuesday. The clash originated between Babul Pal group and Akteruddin group over a land dispute this morning. Both the groups attacked each others with country made lethal weapons. At one ...

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No progress in probe into bloggers’ Ananta Bijoy Das murders

There is no visible progress in the investigation into the killings of bloggers Ganajagaran Mancha activist Ananta Bijoy Das. Blogger Ananta Bijoy Das, also an activist of Sylhet Ganajagaran Mancha, was hacked to death by a group of assailants in broad daylight at Subidbazar Bankalapara in the city on May 12. On May 13, Rateshwar Das, elder brother of Ananta, ...

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Armed police move in against Chinese anti-plant protesters

For six days last week, thousands of people protested in the streets in Jinshan, a Shanghai suburb. They believe the government plans to build a chemical plant making paraxylene, or PX, a material used in polyester clothing and plastic bottles. Jinshan’s protests attracted thousands more people every day. They appeared to be tolerated by the authorities until they moved to ...

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Iraq PM ‘retires’ army chief as security crisis deepens

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abbadi has “retired”  the army’s chief of staff, the most senior officer removed since rebel fighters  overran large parts of the country last year, his spokesman has said. General Babaker Zebari “has been retired” on Abbadi’s orders, Saad  al-Hadithi told the AFP news agency on Monday, without providing further details. Military sources say a Kurdish general ...

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Greek PM makes plea to voters as debt deadline nears

Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has urged voters to soundly reject austerity proposals by the troubled country’s lenders, as thousands of his supporters rallied in the capital, Athens. “We ask you to reject it with all the might of your soul, with the greatest margin possible,” he said on Monday. “The greater the participation and the rejection of this deal, ...

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Indonesia transport plane crash: At least 30 killed

At least 30 people have been killed in a military transport plane crash in a residential area of the Indonesian city of Medan, officials say. Local TV reported that the Hercules crashed into two houses and a car and burst into flames. Military spokesman Fuad Basya told the BBC that the plane came down soon after take-off and that there ...

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Indian American Nikki Haley championing fight to bring down Confederate flag

In the ongoing debate over the significance of the Confederate flag in the United States, Indian American Nikki Haley has emerged as a civil rights champion. Haley has come a long way, from being unable to qualify to become either the white or the black pageant queen and facing ethnic slurs from her own party when standing for elections, to ...

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China watches Greece with dismay, patience and cunning

Last year he visited Athens, this year Brussels. The European Union is China’s largest trading partner and Premier Li Keqiang comes twice a year. On this occasion, he started in Brussels with the annual China-EU summit with official visits to Belgium and France tacked on. The timing could be better. At the European Commission, his host President Jean Claude Juncker ...

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