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Padma Bridge: Installation work of 2nd span begins

The installation work of second span (superstructure) of the Padma Bridge began at the Jajira point in Shariatpur this morning. The 3,600-ton span will be placed between pear-38 and pear-39, said engineers of the bridge, adding that this is the second among the 41 spans to be installed for the 6.15km bridge. However, there is no formal function over placing ...

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Madushanka makes hat-trick on debut as Sri Lanka clinch tri-nation series

Tigers concede 79-run defeat against Lankans Bangladesh lost the tri-nation ODI series conceding a 79-run defeat against Sri Lanka in the final at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Saturday. This is for the 3rd time that the Tigers suffered defeat in the finals of an ODI tournament after conceding a two-wicket loss against Sri Lanka in the tri-nation series in ...

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2 devotees die at Moulvibazar ijtema

Two Muslim devotees died at ijtema ground in Moulvibazar district early Saturday. Motu Miah, 65, a resident of Gangkul village, and Surnam Uddin, 55, hailing from Boro Moidan village in Barlakhe upazila , died at the ijtema ground in Jagannathpur area due to old-age complications, said Muhibur Rahman, an assistant sub-inspector of Moulvibazar Police Station. The three-day ijtema began at ...

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20 hurt in Sylhet AL factional fight

At least 20 leaders and activists of Awami League,  including two policemen, were injured in a factional clash between two groups of Awami League at Chhai Community Centre in Dakkhin Surma upazila headquarters on Friday night. Leaders and activists of Mahmudus Samad Chowdhury, Member of Parliament of Sylhet-3 constituency, and Habibur Rahman Habib, Relief Affairs Secretary of UK AL, locked ...

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Kibria murder case prosecution seeks special tribunal in Dhaka

The prosecution has demanded formation of a special tribunal in Dhaka for quick completion of the case over the murder of former finance minister Shah AMS Kibria as most of the detained accused are now in different jails in the capital. A grenade attack was carried out in an Awami League (AL) rally at Baidyerbazar in Habiganj on January 27, ...

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2 women found hanged in Habiganj

Police recovered the hanging bodies of two women in separate incidents from Baniachong upazila of Habiganj. The deceased were identified as Rehana Begum, 38, from upazila sadar and Husne Ara Bibi, 40, from Jatkurnopara Telkumar Aati area. Baniachong Police Station Sub-Inspector (SI) Saiful Molla told that Rehana was found hanged from her husband’s house in Amir Khani area. She might ...

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Mother, son killed in Moulvibazar road crash

A woman and her minor son were killed as a tractor and CNG-driven auto-rickshaw collided in Barlekha upazila of Moulvibazar on Friday night (January 27). The deceased were identified as Kalpana Begum, 30, resident of Chandarpur village of South Shahbazpur union and her son Mahfuzur Rahman. Barlekha police station officer-in-charge (OC) Shahidur Rahman told that the accident took place in ...

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Awami League to pick most respectable person for presidency: Quader

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Saturday said their party will nominate a most respectable person for presidency “We’re yet to choose our candidate for the president polls. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the nomination board will select the candidate who is most respectable to the country’s people,” he said, reports UNB. Quader, also Road Transport and Bridges Minister, ...

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Scores killed, wounded in ambulance blast in Afghan capital Kabul

  A bomb hidden in an ambulance killed at least 40 people and wounded about 140 in Afghanistan on Saturday when it blew up in an area of the capital near foreign embassies and government buildings. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the blast, a week after it claimed an attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul in which more than ...

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Three boys killed as car crashes into London bus stop

  Driver, 28, taken to hospital under arrest after incident in Hayes, west London Three teenage boys have died after a car crashed into them at a bus stop in west London. Police were called to Shepiston Lane, Hayes, at 8.41pm on Friday following reports of a road traffic collision. Despite the efforts of paramedics, all three boys were pronounced ...

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