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Train rams into three-wheeler killing eight on spot at Gazipur

Eight people going home after Eid have died on spot after the auto-rickshaw they were in was rammed by a train at Gazipur. Three children are among the dead. A DEMU train crashed into the vehicle when the driver was trying to drive it over the tracks through an ‘unsafe level-crossing’ at Hyderabad, police said. “It happened around 3pm Thursday, ...

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Rajon murder: Charge sheet within 3-4 days

The charge sheet of Samiul Alam Rajon murder will be submitted within 3-4 days, Law Minister Anisul Haque has said. The minister confirmed the matter to the reporters after attending a discussion at the Judges Training Institute in the capital on Thursday. “The trial of Rajon murder will be run in speedy trial tribunal and the accused will be given ...

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3 killed in Habiganj trawler capsize

Three people drowned and two others were injured as a trawler carrying around 50 Muslim devotees sank in the Gardair haor in Ajmiriganj upazila on Thursday afternoon. The deceased were identified as Idris Miah, 55, of Birat village, Amina Begum, 30, and one-and-half-year-old boy Jihad of Nayagarh village in the upazila. Police and locals said the trawler with the Muslim ...

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Father, daughter electrocuted

A man and his daughter died from electrocution at Ratgaon village in Kulaura upazila of the district yesterday. The deceased are Md Safique Miah, 60, and his daughter Ripa Akther, 25, of the village. Police said the two were electrocuted when they were washing the refrigerator at their house. They died on the spot.

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Kibria murder case charge framing deferred till Aug 3

The Speedy Trial Tribunal, Sylhet on Thursday again deferred until August 3 the charge framing of the former Finance Minister SAMS Kibria murder case. Sylhet Speedy Trial Tribunal Judge Makbul Hossain passed the order during today’s (Thursday) hearing as Sylhet City Corporation Mayor Ariful Haque Chowdhury was not present at the court for his sickness. Thirteen accused, including former state ...

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3 killed in Sylhet road crash

Three people were killed and 20 others injured as a bus plunged into a ditch in Osmaninagar upazila Sylhet District on Thursday. The identities of deceased could not be known immediately. Officer-in-charge of Osmaninagar Police Station Morsalin Ahmed said the Sylhet-bound bus skidded off the road and fell into the ditch at Brahmansashon around 12:15pm after its driver lost control ...

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Criminals should be brought to face justice.

By Fatema Miah, Solihull UK. On the 8th of July a 13/14 year old boy known as Razon was murdered in a village called Kumar Gao of Sylhet district near Jalabad Police Station.  The victim’s full name mentioned to be Samiul Alam Razon, son of Azizur Rahman of Khando Gao in Shador sub-district of Greater Sylhet District in Bangladesh. It ...

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The glory and the agony

By Syed Badrul Ahsan Sometime at the end of July 1975, Tajuddin Ahmad came by ominous news. Elements in the army were busy conspiring to remove the government of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Worse, they planned to assassinate the Father of the Nation. Tajuddin, at that point outside government, having resigned in October of the previous year, rushed to Bangabandhu’s ...

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On to a stand apart Eid

Shah Husain Imam Eid has always been a special occasion. But this time it stands apart from the Eids in recent years. The rather unique backdrop to the festival is as much carved out by our cricketing success as it is riddled with despicable acts of inhumanity. The joy of ODI series victory against South Africa, a highly rated national ...

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No tears for thousands of other Rajans

By Kayes Ahmed Social media is in a state of froth about the beating to death of 10 year old Rajan at the hands of callous murderers. The Minister is huffing and puffing and promising swift and certain justice. However, no one is spending a New York minute to ask, how is this possible? How come ordinary people, like the ...

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