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PM takes one hour stopover at Sylhet

Wrapping up her eight-day visit to the USA, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returns home Saturday. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will take one hour stopover at the Sylhet Osmani International Airport on her way back to Dhaka from London. A Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight carrying the Prime Minister and members of her entourage left the Heathrow International Airport for Dhaka at ...

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Death toll in Habiganj road crash reaches 7

The death toll from Friday’s road accident at Jalalpur in Nabiganj upazila of Habiganj district rose to seven, with the death of four more injured victims early Saturday. Six of the deceased were identified as Sohada Begum, 40, wife of a local Awami League leader Mostak Ahmed, Mehedi, Mostak’s son, Abu Saleh Hawladar, a soldier of Jalalabad Cantonment, Mahsin alias ...

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Counter, buses torched in Sylhet

A bus counter and three buses of Hanif Enterprise were torched early Saturday as wife and son of a Sylhet district Awami League leader were killed in a road accident. Source said, Joint-Publicity Secretary of District AL Mustak Ahmed’s wife Mursheda Begum, 40 and his son Mehedi Hasan, and four others were killed on Friday’s road accident that took place ...

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Mayor of Tower Hamlets: 100 Days in Office

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs, has completed his first 100 days in office, with a mayoralty which has seen a drive towards openness and accountability. Speaking at a briefing at the town hall today (October 1), the Mayor confirmed his commitment to creating a council that is open and transparent, as well as one that provides excellent services. ...

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PM accolade with 18 awards, nine honourary doctorate degrees

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addressed the UN general assembly under a global spotlight a day after receiving the world’s highest environmental accolade- Champions of the Earth – while she progressively earned Bangladesh international limelight, winning 18 prestigious awards since 1997. A three-time elected premier, Sheikh Hasina first drew an extra international focus when the UN honoured her with its UNESCO ...

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Jail authorities receive Mujahid, SQ Chy death warrants

Dhaka Central Jail authorities have received the death warrants against death row war criminals Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid and Salauddin Quader Chowdhury. Confirming the matter, Jail Super Jahangir Alam said that they received the death warrants, wrapped in red cloth, around 3:15pm on Thursday afternoon from the tribunal staffs. “The tribunal staffs entered the jail with the warrants at 3:05pm ...

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Jatiya Party MP Hannan arrested for war crimes

Law enforcers on Thursday afternoon arrested Jatiya Party Presidium Member MA Hannan, also an MP from Mymensingh, and his son for committing crimes against humanity in 1971. Members of Banani Police Stations arrested them from city`s Gulshan area. They were later handed over to Gulshan Police Station. Earlier in the day, the International Crimes Tribunal issued arrest warrants against Hannan ...

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Sylhet court starts Rajon murder hearing

The trial in the murder of Samiul Islam Rajan, a 13-year-old who was tortured to death in Sylhet, has begun on Thursday. Public Prosecutor Mafur Ali Said.The court of Sylhets Metropolitan Sessions Judge Akbar Hossain Mridha started recording testimonies of the plaintiff and Rajans father Azizur Rahman on Thursday, The court will hear the testimonies of 38 witnesses produced by ...

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Rajon killing: Extradition of Kamrul after hajj flights

Sylhet Metropolitan Police (SMP) Commissioner Kamrul Ahsan has said the sensational Rajon murder case’s main accused Kamrul Islam would be taken to the country after the ongoing hajj flights. The police headquarters has already received a letter from the KSA authorities for bringing back Kamrul from the country to face trial. The task lingers due to hajj and Eid-ul-Azha. A ...

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First witness testifies in Kibria murder case

The Sylhet Speedy Trial Tribunal Wednesday started recording deposition of the prosecution witnesses in the case for killing of former Finance Minister SAMS Kibria and 4 others. Complainant of the sensational case General Secretary of Habiganj district AL Abdul Mazid Khan, also a lawmaker, now gave his deposition for about 2 and half an hours till 2:30 pm, court sources ...

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