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Terrorist Daud Merchant being extradited: State Minister

Daud Merchant who is captivated in Bangladesh prison is being extradited to India. State Minister for Home Assaduzzaman Khan Kamal said this while speaking to media in his office today. Daud Merchant, a close ally of Dubai-based Indian mafia don Daud Ibrahim, was convicted of murdering one of Bollywood’s famous music entrepreneur Gulshan Kumar. The formal process has already begun ...

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Former Chinese Ambassadors to visit BD

Five former Chinese Ambassadors to Bangladesh will visit Bangladesh together from January 24-28 to see the ‘tremendous progress’ that Bangladesh witnessed over the last two decades, reports UNB. The former Chinese Ambassadors are Wang Chungui, Hu Qianwen, Chai Xi, Zheng Qingdian and Zhang Xianyi who had worked in Bangladesh since 1997, foreign ministry sources said. They will visit various places ...

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Public university teachers will meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday

Public university teachers who have been on a movement to realise their four-point demand will meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday. FBUTA secretary general Prof ASM Maksud Kamal on Sunday said that a delegation of the Federation of Bangladesh University Teachers Association (FBUTA) will go to Ganobhaban at 4:30pm tomorrow (Monday) to meet the Prime Minister, UNB reports. He ...

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Tawian’s first female president Tsai Ing-Wen: Democracy campaigner, Gay rights champion and cat-lover

Tsai Ing-Wen has been elected as Taiwan’s first female president. The 59-year-old secured a decisive margin in a landmark election which could disrupt relations with Beijing. Ing-Wen is leader of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) which favours independence from China. After eight years of the pro-China Kuomintang (KMT) party, Ing-Wen’s victory signals a welcome breath of fresh air for many ...

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Bearded UK tourists caught up in Vancouver ‘terror scare’

Three men from Manchester caught up in a potential terror investigation inCanada have claimed Vancouver police racially profiled them because they had beards. CCTV pictures of the trio in a Vancouver shopping mall were leaked to Canadian media last week after they were seen taking “suspicious” photographs. Vancouver police on Thursday appealed for information about the “suspicious incident”, which they ...

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Snow sweeps across parts of the UK

A corridor of snow has swept across parts of the UK, with many people in south-east England seeing their first fall of the winter. The band of snow moved through western Scotland, north-west England, the Midlands, and south-east England. Parts of rural Scotland dropped to -10C (14F) for a second night. The weather has caused flight delays at Manchester and ...

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Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 42 runs

Bangladesh today beat visiting Zimbabwe by a big margin of 42 runs in the 2nd T20 of the four match T20 series at Khulna Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium. Sabbir Rumman, who scored 93 off 30 during Bangladesh’s pile of 168 runs, was awarded man of the match. Touring Zimbabwe have managed to score 125 runs by losing eight wickets in ...

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Nat’l children painting festival held at SUST

A national children painting festival for Sylhet region was held at the Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) on Saturday. Batighar, a Dhaka-based cultural school, in association with Sylhet Debate Federation (SDF) organised the festival. The painting festival began at 10:00am on the premises of university’s Shaheed Minar and continued till afternoon. Freedom Fighters’ Union of Sylhet city unit ...

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One held for threatening Attorney General

Detective Branch (DB) police detained a man from Sylhet district Saturday for allegedly threatening Attorney General Mahbub-e-Alam with death. DB police arrested Md Belal Ahammed from Beanibazar Upazila of Sylhet, said Maruf Hossain Sorder, DMP deputy commissioner (media). On primary interrogation, the arrestee confessed his involvement with the incident. He told police that he wrote this letter in this own ...

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