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Microsoft uncovers more Russian attacks ahead of midterms

Dhaka, Aug 21 : Microsoft has uncovered new hacking attempts by Russia targeting U.S. political groups ahead of the midterm elections. The company said Tuesday that a group tied to the Russian government created fake websites that appeared to spoof two American conservative organizations: the Hudson Institute and the International Republican Institute. Three other fake sites were designed to look ...

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Actress Nawshaba gets bail

A Dhaka court on Tuesday granted bail to actress Quazi Nawshaba Ahmed in a case filed under the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act.   Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Debabrata Biswas granted the bail upon a bond of TK 5,000 after hearing on a bail petition, said Sub-inspector Mokbul Hossain, general recording officer of the court.  On Monday, Metropolitan Magistrate Mahmuda ...

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Muslims celebrate Eid ul-Azha as pilgrims conduct Hajj

Photo : Muslims offer Eid al-Azha prayers outside al-Seddik mosque in Cairo Muslims across the world are celebrating the festival of Eid ul-Azha, which coincides with the final rites of the Hajj in Saudi Arabia.   While many will celebrate on Tuesday, millions of others, including in South Asia, will celebrate the start of the religious holiday the day after.  ...

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Timing of Rohingya return depends on Bangladesh: Suu Kyi

Photo: Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrives for a lecture titled “Myanmar’s Democratic Transition: Challenges and Way Forward” at the 43rd Singapore Lecture organized by the ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute on Tuesday. Singapore, Aug 21 : Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi says it is difficult to put a time frame on the return to Rakhine state of ethnic ...

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Rainfall may increase in next 72hrs

Dhaka, Aug 21 : People all over the country are likely to celebrate Eid-ul-Azha on Wednesday in pouring rains. “Rainfall activity may increase in next 72 hours,” said the Met office on Tuesday. Light to moderate rain/thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely to occur at many places over Dhaka, Mymensingh, Rajshahi, Rangpur, Khulna, Barishal, Chittagong and Sylhet ...

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Verdict in Aug 21 grenade attack case by Sept, hopes Tofail

Bhola, Aug 21 : Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed on Tuesday hoped that the verdict in the August 21 grenade attack case will be pronounced in September this year. The minister said this while addressing a rally organised by Awami League at Charsamayel union at Bhola sadar upazila at noon. He said, “There’s no doubt that BNP, its chief Khaleda Zia ...

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Swedish Air Force JAS 39 fighter jet crashes, pilot safe

A Swedish jet fighter has crashed in southern Sweden, apparently after striking a bird. Sweden’s Armed Forces says Tuesday that the pilot of the Swedish-built JAS 39 Gripen fighter jet ejected safely after the bird strike.   He has been taken to a nearby hospital, likely for checks.   The plane crashed near Karlskrona — 160 kilometers (99 miles) east ...

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10 quota-reform leaders freed

Ten quota-reform leaders and activists were released from prison on Tuesday.   The leaders and activists who were accused in cases filed with Shahbagh police station in the capital were freed from Keraniganj Central Jail around 12:00pm.  They are Rashed Khan, Faruk, Sohel, Moshiur Rahman, Shakhawat Hossain, Jashimuddin Akash, Tarikul Islam, Masud Sarder, Saidur Rahman and Atikur Rahman.   They ...

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Ex-President of Bagura Press Club dies

Bagura, Aug 21 : Jahedur Rahman Jadu, former president of Bagura press club, passed away at a local clinic on Tuesday morning. He was 82. Jadu, who had been suffering from various diseases, breathed his last around 6:30 am. He was working for Dainik Karatoa published from Bagura as its sub-editor till his death. Jahedur Rahman also worked for Bangladesh Television as its ...

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Eid being celebrated in Satkhira

Satkhira, Aug 21 : Many residents of 10 villages in three upazilas of Satkhira were celebrating Eid-ul-Azha on Tuesday in line with the celebrations in Saudi Arabia. An Eid jamaat (congregation) conducted by Maulana Mahabbat Ali was held at Baukhola village in Sadar upazila at 8:00am. People from Satani, Bhadara, Baukella, Mrigidanga, Mollikpara, Bhadukhali, Mahmudpur villages in Sadar upazila, and ...

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