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Nigerian President lauds Bangladesh’s success; efforts towards Rohingyas

Newly appointed HC presents credentials to Nigerian President Dhaka, Oct 20 : Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has listened to the success stories of Bangladesh with deep interest and highly appreciated the generosity of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in hosting 1.1 million forcefully displaced Rohingyas from Myanmar. The President and Commander-in-Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria stressed, in particular, on ...

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People’s Vote march: Thousands expected for London protest

Protesters calling for a referendum on the final Brexit deal are gathering in London for what organisers say will be the “biggest, loudest and most important” demonstration of its kind. The event, organised by the People’s Vote campaign, will see a march ahead of a rally in Parliament Square.   Young voters will lead the march, which organisers are expecting ...

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Europe, Japan send spacecraft on 7-year journey to Mercury

The Ariane 5 rocket carrying BepiColombo lifts off from its launch pad at Kourou in French Guiana, for the mission to Mercury, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. Tokyo, Oct 20 : European and Japanese space agencies said an Ariane 5 rocket successfully lifted a spacecraft carrying two probes into orbit Saturday for a joint mission to Mercury, the closest planet to ...

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People paying tributes to Ayub Bachchu in Chattogram

People from all walks of life are paying their final tributes to singer-guitarist Ayub Bachchu in Cattogram on Saturday.   The body of Ayub Bachchu was brought to Chattogram’s Matarbari area this morning.  He will be buried at his family graveyard after his namaj-e-janaza after Asr prayers at Jamiatul Falah Mosque in the port city today.   The first namaj-e-janaza of ...

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Train mows down crowd at India festival, at least 60 dead

The body of a victim of a train accident lies covered in cloth on a railway track in Amritsar, India, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. New Delhi, Oct 20 : A speeding train ran over a crowd watching fireworks during a religious festival in northern India on Friday evening, killing at least 60 people and injuring dozens more, police said. The ...

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For 1st time, Saudis say Jamal Khashoggi killed in consulate

Photo: A man waits to enter Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. Istanbul, Oct 20 : Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in a “fistfight” in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, the kingdom claimed early Saturday, admitting that the writer had been slain at its diplomatic post for the first time. Authorities said 18 Saudi suspects were ...

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Create congenial atmosphere to hold credible polls: Ershad

Photo: Jatiya Party Chairman H M Ershad addresses Jatiya Party’s grand rally at Suhrawardy Udyan on Saturday. Dhaka, Oct 20 : Unveiling his party’s 18-point goal to ensure good governance in the country, Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad on Saturday urged the government to ensure a proper atmosphere for holding a free and fair election. Addressing the party’s grand rally ...

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43 pirates surrender in Cox’s Bazar

Photo: A pirate surrenders his weapon to Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Saturday. Cox’s Bazar, Oct 20 : A total of 43 pirates of six gangs of Kutubdia and Maheshkhali surrendered to the Home Minister here along with firearms on Saturday. Ten members of ‘Anju Bahini’, two members of ‘Ramij Bahini’, six members of ‘Kalaboda Bahini’, 15 members of ‘Jalal ...

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3 Rohingya youths held with 1 lakh Yaba tablets in Cox’s Bazar

Captured Rohingya youths with RAB members. Photo: Courtesy Cox’s Bazar, Oct 20 : Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in a drive arrested three Rohingya youths with one lakh Yaba tablets from BSCIC area in the district town on Saturday morning. The arrestees are Md Johor, 35, MdBelal, 22 and MdSadrul Amin, 21. Major Mehedi Hasan, company commander of Rab-7, ...

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Oikyafront reschedules its Sylhet rally for Oct 24

Sylhet Office : Newly formed Jatiya Oikyafront on Friday deferred its maiden public rally in Sylhet to October 24 as it was denied permission to hold the programme on October 23. “We’d sought permission for holding our rally in Sylhet on October 23, but the government didn’t permit us. We’ve now decided to hold the programme on October 24,” Gano ...

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