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7 BCL men to be suspended over DU student beating

The Dhaka University authorities have recommend that seven of its students, all members of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), should be suspended for beating a student of Salimullah Muslim (SM) Hall of the university. The students to be handed down the punishment are Omar Faruk of marketing department, Samiul Haque of sociology department, Ahsan Ullah of philosophy department, Ruhul Amin of ...

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Fifth victim of Grand Canyon helicopter crash dies

Nevada authorities say a British tourist who was pulled from the wreckage of a fiery helicopter crash in the Grand Canyon has died from her injuries, bringing the total number of deaths from the crash up to five. Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg has confirmed that 29-year-old Ellie Milward died Sunday at University Medical Center. Milward had been in critical ...

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One killed, 50 injured in Sylhet clash over religious congregation

A madrasa student was killed and at least 50 people were injured in a clash between Sunni and Wahabi followers over a religious congregation in Dorboste area of Jaintiapur upazila on Monday night. The deceased was identified as Mozammel Hossain, a student of Haripur Madrasa of the area. Khan Mohammad Moinul Zakir, officer-in-charge of Jaintiapur Police Station, said two groups ...

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6 more killed in stone pits

Five workers were crushed to death and three others injured while extracting stones at a quarry in Kalairag area of Companiganj upazila on Sunday night. They were digging in a pit when a massive chunk of earth fell over them. In Jaintiapur upazila, another worker died after he was critically injured in a similar incident yesterday morning. As many as ...

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Boro farming in Sylhet region exceeds DAE target

Boro farming area in Sylhet region has exceeded the target set by the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE). Official sources said heavy rainfall and delay recession of floodwater hampered the farming at the beginning of the season. Even the seedbed preparation was hampered during the winter. But the growers of the division have overcome all the hurdles and achieved the ...

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Syria conflict: Putin orders Eastern Ghouta ‘humanitarian pause’

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has ordered a daily humanitarian pause in fighting in the Eastern Ghouta enclave in Syria. It will start on Tuesday, and include the creation of a “humanitarian corridor” to allow civilians to leave. The rebel-held area has been under intense bombardment by the Syrian government, with Russian backing, for over a week. It has led to ...

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Macron tells Erdogan Syria ceasefire must apply to Afrin: presidency

French President Emmanuel Macron told his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday that a proposed UN ceasefire for Syria must be applied across the country, including in Afrin where Turkey is waging an offensive against a Kurdish militia. During a telephone call between the two leaders, Macron said the 30-day ceasefire “involved all Syrian territory, including in Afrin, and ...

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EU agrees to prepare sanctions on Myanmar generals

European Union foreign ministers agreed on Monday to prepare sanctions against Myanmar generals over the killings of Rohingya Muslims and to strengthen the EU arms embargo, accusing state security forces of grave human rights abuses. As reported by Reuters last week, foreign ministers meeting in Brussels asked the EU’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, to draw up a list of ...

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Concerns rise over attacks on religious leaders in Indonesia

Indonesia’s National Police chief Gen. Tito Karnavian has announced the formation of special units to investigate a recent rise in attacks on religious leaders and places of worship across the country, as the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) demanded answers on what appears to be a coordinated series of events. “The special teams are conducting thorough investigations into the underlying cause ...

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Upazila parishad chairman held in Jessore

Police arrested Jikargachha upazila parishad chairman and central BNP leader Sabira Nazmul Munni from Jessore Airport on Monday evening. AKM Azmal Huda, officer-in-charge of Kotwali Police Station, said they arrested Munni around 6:30pm while trying to go to Dhaka by a flight as she is accused in five violence cease. District BNP general secretary Saberul Haque Sabu said Munni, a ...

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