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Bangla Trac’s 200 MW Unit starts power supply to national grid 

Dhaka, Apr 29 : Bangla Trac has started supply of electricity from its 200 MW power plant in Daudkandi of Cumilla. According to the company, the 200 MW Bangla Trac Power Unit-1 at Daudkandi was commissioned on April 24 and commenced the supply of electricity to the national grid. Earlier, Bangla Trac Unit -2, which was set up in Noapara ...

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Rohingya issue: UNSC to work hard but sanction on Myanmar not yet 

Rohingyas share tales of brutalities Photo: UNSC team visiting Kutupalong Rohingya camp on Sunday.  Cox’s Bazar, Apr 29 : The visiting UN Security Council (UNSC) team on Sunday promised to work hard to resolve the Rohingya crisis but ruled out any sanction by the council anytime soon. Peru’s Ambassador to the UN and delegation leader Gustavo Adolfo Meza Cuadra Velasqez ...

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Olympics Hockey: Bangladesh finish 3rd beating stronger Korea 5-4

India clinches title beating Malaysia 2-1 in shootout Photo: Bangladesh players rejoice after beating South Korea to clinch the 3rd position in 11 nation qualifying round of Youth Olympic Hockey on Sunday.  Dhaka, April 29 : Bangladesh smartly finished 3rd in the eleven-nation qualifying round of the Youth Olympic Games Hockey [Asian Zone] beating world hockey giant South Korea by ...

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Man killed in Sylhet road crash

Sylhet, Apr 29 : A man was killed and three others injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a CNG-run auto-rickshaw on Sylhet-Jakiganj road at Fulbari union of Gopalganj upazila on Sunday morning. AKM Fazlul Haq, officer-in-charge of Gopalganj Police Station, said a bus collided head-on with an auto-rickshaw around 9:30am, leaving one of the passengers of the ...

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Nor’wester lashes Dhaka; 55mm rain recorded

Dhaka, Apr 29 : A nor’wester accompanied by heavy rain and thunderstorm swept over the capital on Sunday morning, affecting the normal life, though it was a public holiday. The seasonal storm hit around 8:30am with a downpour causing waterlogging on many major roads of the capital, including in Dhanmondi, Farmgate, Karwan Bazar, Mirpur, Shewrapara and Sher-e-Bangla Nagar areas. The ...

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PM leaves Sydney for home

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. File Photo Sydney (Australia), Apr 29 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left here for home on Sunday afternoon wrapping up her three-day official visit to Australia. A Thai airways plane carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage took off from Sydney International Airport at 4pm (local time). Bangladesh High Commissioner to Australia Mohammad Sufiur Rahman saw the Prime Minister ...

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Rohingyas share tales of brutalities with UNSC team

Photo: Rohingya children wait for food handouts distributed by an aid agency at Thaingkhali refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar on October 21, 2017.  Cox’s Bazar, Apr 29 : A high-profile delegation of the UN Security Council on Sunday visited Kutupalobg Rohingya camp and listened to tales of brutalities from Rohingyas who came here following army crackdown in Rakhine. Earlier in ...

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4 Nigerian citizens held for intrusion at Sylhet

Photo: 4 Nigerian citizens held for intrusion.  Sylhet, Apr 29 : Police arrested four citizens of Nigeria from Mila Tila area in Jaintiapur upazila on Saturday night for intruding into Bangladesh illegally. The arrestees were identified as Ovi Chisom Enest, 35, Ashachi Linas Enmoni, 37, Okafar Oyesi Dekor and James Oke Siha, 30. They were arrested from a private car ...

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Rozina who lost leg in city accident dies

Rozina Akhter, a domestic help, who lost one of her legs after a BRTC bus ran over her on the Airport Road in the capital’s Banani on April 20, lying on a hospital bed. Photo: Collected Dhaka, Apr 29 : Rozina Akhter, a domestic help, who lost one of her legs after a BRTC bus ran over her on the ...

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Asylum-seekers in Mexico snub warnings of stern US response

Tijuana, Apr 29 : U.S. immigration lawyers are telling Central Americans in a caravan of asylum-seekers that traveled through Mexico to the border with San Diego that they face possible separation from their children and detention for many months. They say they want to prepare them for the worst possible outcome. “We are the bearers of horrible news,” Los Angeles ...

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