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Youth killed in Sylhet road crash

An unidentified youth was killed in a road accident in Mohajanpotti area of the city on Wednesday morning. Quoting witnesses, Anwar Hossain, Sub-Inspector of Kotwali Police Station, said  a speedy truck hit the young man while he was crossing the road around 9 am , leaving him dead on the spot. On information, police recovered the body and sent it ...

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PM warns against corruption, financial irregularities

Asking the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) office to enhance its supervision, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday warned  that the government will never tolerate corruption and financial irregularities. “We want the people of the country to have  a developed life. So, we’ll never ever tolerate corruption and irregularities over financial matters. I want you to strengthen  supervision,” she said. ...

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4 killed in Gazipur road crashes

At least four people were killed and two others injured in two separate road accidents at MC Bazar in Sreepur upazila and Tongi on Wednesday morning. Among the deceased, three were identified as Abdul Halim and Jamal Uddin, poultry traders and Mofiz Uddin, a sales representative of Akij group. In Sreepur, the accident took place around 7:00am when a pickup van ...

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Huge firecrackers recovered from train at Benapole

Customs Intelligence officials in a drive recovered 3.5 maunds firecrackers from a commuter train at Navaran rail station here on Wednesday morning. Abdus Sadeq, deputy commissioner of customs intelligence, said tipped off, a team of customs intelligence conducted the drive in a Khulna-bound commuter train from Benapole and recovered the firecrackers from a toilet of the train. Customs Intelligence officials ...

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2 children, 2 adults killed in Cleveland house fire 

Firefighters recovered the bodies of four people who died in a house fire in Cleveland on Tuesday. Crews needed heavy equipment to take apart and stabilize the heavily damaged home before it was safe to go inside, said fire department spokesman Mike Norman. They also were careful to preserve potential evidence for the investigation into the cause of the fire, ...

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Trump signs order to keep Guantanamo military prison open 

President Donald Trump has signed a new executive order announcing his intent to keep the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay open, the White House announced Tuesday. Trump made it clear during his 2016 campaign for president that he wanted to keep Guantanamo open and “load it up with some bad dudes.” But the White House announcement, just before the ...

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Bomb kills eight Shiites in NW Pakistan

A roadside bomb on Tuesday killed eight people including three women and a child in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal belt near the Afghan border, in the latest attack apparently targeting Shiite Muslims. The improvised explosive device exploded in the Shiite-dominated Maqbal area of Kurram tribal district as a van carrying nine people drove by. Eight passengers including three women and a ...

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Mahmudur gets HC bail in 6 cases

The High Court (HC) on Tuesday granted interim bail to Daily Amar Desh acting editor Mahmudur Rahman in six sedition and defamation cases file for his alleged derogatory remarks about the country’s independence and sovereignty and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his family. The cases were filed with several police stations in Kushtia, Dinajpur, Barisal, Jessore, Tangail and Kurigram districts. ...

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Bangladesh exports vegetables to 41 countries

Bangladesh exports vegetables to 41 countries across the world, according to a statistics placed by Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed in Parliament on Tuesday. Bangladesh earned US$ 81.03 million exporting vegetables in the last fiscal year of 2016-17, he said replying to a starred question from Awami League MP Morshed Alam (Noakhali-2). Tofail said various vegetables, including tomato, carrot, bean, brinjal, ...

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Vietnam group behind foiled airport attack named ‘terrorists’

Vietnam declared a US-based group a “terrorist organisation” on Tuesday, a rare designation in the communist country, after some members were convicted for plotting to attack Ho Chi Minh City’s airport. Though Vietnam heavily cracks down on critics, few anti-government organisations or activists have been jailed for terrorism, which is punishable by death in the authoritarian state. Vietnam’s police-run security ...

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