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11 children killed, 7 injured after train hits school bus in India

NEW DELHI, April 26, 2018 : At least 11 children were killed and seven others injured on Thursday after a train hit a school bus at an unmanned railroad crossing in northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, police said. The accident took place at Behpurva in Kushinagar district, about 323 km east of Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh. ...

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Week-long anti-government unrest kills 34 in Nicaragua

MANAGUA, April 26, 2018 : A week of harsh, violent protests against the government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and disputed social security reform has claimed to date 34 lives, according to media reports. The country has witnessed large-scale demonstrations since April 18, as Ortega intended to implement pension reforms that sought to increase the contributions of employers and employees ...

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No connection between citizenship and passport surrender: DIP DG

Photo: Director General of Immigration and Passports department Maj Gen Md Masud Rezwan talking to journalists at his office on Thursday.  Dhaka Office : In the wake of controversy over Tarique Rahman’s passport, the director general (DG) of the Department of Immigration and Passports (DIP) on Thursday said there is no connection between ‘citizenship and surrendering a passport’. “One’s citizenship ...

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SUST official stabbed near campus

SUST Correspondent : An official of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) sustained stab injuries in an attack by some miscreants at Dhamali Para near the campus on Wednesday. University sources said a group of miscreants swooped on Abul Kashem, an instrument engineer officer of SUST Civil and Environment Engineering Department and a resident of Dhamalipara, on way to his ...

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109th Jabbar er Boli Khela: Tarequl Boli emerges as new champion

The bolis locked into each other for some 20 minutes in the final to decide the winner. Chattogram, Apr 25 : Tarequl Islam Jibon Boli clinched the title of the 109th edition of Chattogram’s traditional wrestling competition, popularly known as ‘Jabbar er Boli Khela’, at the city’s Laldighi Maidan on Wednesday. Taraqul Islam Jibon Boli, hailing from Chakaria upazila in ...

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UK among the worst in western Europe for press freedom

Latest global ranking places Britain behind Uruguay, Samoa and Chile for restrictions on reporters The UK has one of the worst environments for press freedom in western Europe, according to a global ranking that places Britain below the likes of Uruguay, Samoa, and Chile for restrictions on reporters as they seek to hold power to account. Reporters Without Borders, which ...

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Jeremy Corbyn calls for Amber Rudd to resign over Windrush scandal

Labour leader lambasts Theresa May and ministers for failure to realise ‘hostile environment’ led to crisis Jeremy Corbyn has called for the home secretary, Amber Rudd, to resign over a “cruel and misdirected” immigration policy that the Labour leader said was responsible for the hardships faced by the Windrush generation. Using all of his time at prime minister’s questions to ...

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Diplomat sipped tea as BNP dishonored Bangabandhu

  By Nadeem Qadir: A probe and its findings into the attack by the BNP on the Bangladesh High Commission in London has been long overdue and the issue came back into the limelight when Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina angrily questioned what those responsible did when the unprecedented vandalism as well as dishonour to the portrait of the Father of ...

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What future for the European Union

Rayhan Ahmed Topader: A necessary and valuable debate on the future has started in the EU. Although much works well at EU level, there is reason for soul-searching. The more people who are involved in the discussions on the future of Europe, the better the prospects of strengthening our citizens’ trust in the European project.As a part of the discussions ...

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A statement on IPSO’s decision to uphold a complaint against the Times fostering story

The Independent Press Standards Organisation has today published its decision to uphold a complaint by Tower Hamlets Council against The Times’ coverage of a foster case last summer. The decision by IPSO can be found here. Will Tuckley, Chief Executive of Tower Hamlets Council, said: “We are pleased that IPSO has upheld our complaint that the Times article was misleading and ...

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