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Thousands marooned as rivers overflow in Moulvibazar

Moulvibazar Correspondent : The Manu and Dhalai rivers of Moulvibazar district are flowing above danger level triggering erosion in 5 vulnerable points. Thousands of people have been marooned as some 20 villages were inundated due to the erosion. According to information given by Bangladesh Water Development Board, water of Manu and Dhalai rivers are flowing 175 cm and 52 cm ...

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German Business Council formed to strengthen business ties with Bangladesh

Photo: Members of German business community in Bangladesh at a meeting in Dhaka. Dhaka, Jun 13 : The Germany Embassy, Dhaka and the German business community in Bangladesh have jointly agreed to establish the German Business Council (GBC), a platform for the German businesses in Bangladesh. This group will also take the lead to strengthen business relationship between Bangladesh and ...

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Police beef up security for Salman Khan

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan’s security has been reportedly tightened by the Mumbai police after his alleged murder plan was revealed by the arrested gangster.   The Special Task Force (STF) of Haryana police had recently caught hold of gangster SampatNehra, who was reportedly working on a plot to kill the Bollywood actor, reports Indian media.  Deadly gangster Lawrence Bishnoi of ...

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Avatar-based app helps recognise heart attack symptoms

Scientists have developed an app that uses a simulated digital nurse to teach patients how to recognise symptoms of heart attack and call emergency. Patients using the SAVE app are more likely to call an ambulance when they had symptoms and had fewer hospital admissions, researchers said.   “Most deaths from heart attacks occur within the first few hours of ...

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Indian chess player won’t wear headscarf in Iran

    A female Indian chess player said Wednesday she has decided to not participate in an Asian championship being held in Iran next month because she could not comply with an Iranian rule requiring women participants to wear a headscarf.   Soumya Swaminathan, a former world junior girls champion, said she found the Iranian law to be in direct ...

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Election Commission announces Rajshahi, Sylhet and Barisal city polls schedule

The Election Commission has announced the schedule for Rajshahi, Sylhet and Barisal cities election.   Election Commission Secretary Helaluddin Ahmed announced the key deadlines for the July 30 polls on Wednesday noon.  Mayoral elections in the cities will be held on July 30, he said.   According to the election schedule announced, the last date for filing nomination is June ...

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No VAT, tax on remittances: Shahriar

Don’t pay heed to rumors, he says   Dhaka, Jun 13 : State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam on Wednesday urged the Bangladeshis living abroad not to pay heed to any rumor saying no VAT or tax is imposed on remittance. “There was no such discussion. Don’t pay heed to rumor,” he said amid rumors that the government ...

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Eviction drive continues in Ctg hills

Photo: Members of law enforcement agencies conducting an eviction drive in the slope of a hill in Chattogram on Wednesday. Chattogram, June 13 : Local administration continued the eviction drive in the hilly areas of the port city for the second consecutive day on Wednesday to avert possible loss of lives from landslides. A team led by additional Deputy Commissioner ...

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Rain, onrush of hill water inundate 14 Rangamati villages

Photo: Rain, onrush of hill water inundate 14 Rangamati villages. Rangamati, June 13 : At least 14 villages in Baghaichhari upazila of the district were submerged due to rains and onrush of hill water for the last three days, rendering 60,000 people marooned. Onrush of hill water along with torrential rain submerged different villages including Karengatoli, Baghaihat, Bangaltoli, Rupkari, Kadamtoli, ...

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Habiganj town protection dyke under threat

Photo: The water level of Khoai River flowing 170 centimeter above the danger level on Wednesday morning. Habiganj Correspondent : The town protection dyke here has been facing threat of collapse in different points due to the increase of water level in Khoai River. Due to onrush of hill water from India’s Tripura state, the water level of Khoai River was ...

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