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Road accident kills 30 in west Kenya

At least 30 people were killed and 16 others injured in yet another road accident on the Nakuru-Eldoret highway on Sunday morning (Dec 31). Police said the accident occurred at Migaa about 10 kilometers from the Salgaa black spot when a bus collided head-on with a truck, reports the Hindu. Rift Valley Traffic Police Chief Zero Arome told journalists that ...

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Missing for four months, BNP leader, businessman Sadat Ahmed arrested

Police have arrested Syed Sadat Ahmed, a BNP leader and businessman who went missing over four months ago, in Dhaka. Police’s Detective Branch Additional Deputy Commissioner Md Yusuf Ali told that they arrested Sadat in Rampura around 9:30pm on Saturday. The charges against him included an arson attack on a car, the police officer said. DB Joint Commissioner Abdul Baten said ...

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35.42 crore free textbooks to be distributed on Monday

Some 35.42 crore (exact figure 35,42,90,162) textbooks will be distributed among the students of primary to intermediate-level across the country in 2018 academic year on Monday. Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid will distribute books at the complex of Azimpur Girls’ School and College at 10 am while Primary and Mass Education Minister Mostafizur Rahman will provide free text books among ...

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Two Las Vegas security guards fatally shot in hotel-casino

Two Las Vegas security guards were fatally shot while investigating a disturbance in a room at a hotel-casino and the suspected shooter is facing critical injuries after turning the gun on himself, police said. The gunman’s motive wasn’t known but investigators believe it was an isolated incident, that occurred on Saturday. The shooting happened before 7 am at Arizona Charlie’s ...

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Nazibur Rahman appointed Principal Secretary to Prime Minister

National Board of Revenue (NBR) Chairman Nazibur Rahman has been appointed Principal Secretary to Prime Minister. The 58-year-old Nazibur succeeds Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury, whose tenure will end on December 31. The public administration ministry issued a circular in this regard on Sunday. Kamal, appointed principal secretary on November 27 last year, was set to retire in December the same ...

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New air bases to be set up in Sylhet, Barisal : Prime Minister

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said a process is on to set up two new air bases of Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) in Sylhet and Barisal, aiming to improve its strength and capability. “I believe with this the Bangladesh Air Force will get strengthened further and its capability will be improved,” she said. The Prime Minister said this while addressing ...

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Sylhet Press Club Executive Committee Elected

The election of Sylhet Press Club Executive Committee was held at the club building located at Subidbazar in Sylhet city this evening. Ikramul Kabir, Sylhet Bureau Chief of Somoy TV has been re-elected as President for 2018-19 sessions. Iqbal Mahmud, Sylhet Divisional Chief of Ekattor TV has been elected Secretary of Sylhet Press Club, centenary-tradition-bearer of journalism, in Sylhet. Enamul ...

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Unions blame train firms and ministers for New Year’s Eve rail strikes

  New Year’s Eve rail travel is set to be disrupted because of fresh strikes in long-running disputes over the role of guards on trains and other issues. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union on South Western Railway (SWR) and CrossCountry will walk out for 24 hours on Sunday, causing delays and cancellations. The union is planning more strikes ...

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Every Muslim became a person of suspicion’ after UK terror attacks, woman trolled for wearing a hijab says

  “Every Muslim became a person of suspicion” following terror attacks in London and Manchester, a woman targeted by trolls for wearing a hijab has said. Female Muslims spoke out about against a sharp rise in Islamophobia following several deadly attacks in the UK this year. They described how those who practice the religion were “just as worried” about attacks and said ...

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‘We’ve seen exactly why London is the greatest city in the world’: Sadiq Khan hails capital’s spirit after ‘extremely difficult’ 2017

  Sadiq Khan has hailed Londoners for their generosity and bravery in a year marred by the devastating Grenfell Tower fire and appalling terrorist attacks in the capital. London’s Mayor used his new year message to praise those living in the city for rising to the challenge during an “extremely difficult” 2017. He said that the “incredible generosity” of Londoners ...

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