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Special police unit to ensure metro rail security: PM

Courtesy Dhaka, Sept 16 : Putting emphasis on ensuring the security of metro rail project, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said a special police unit will be formed to this end. The Prime Minister was speaking at a review meeting on the progress of the ongoing Mass Rapid Transit Project held at her official residence Ganobahban. At the meeting, ...

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India arrests senior Kashmir leader Farooq Abdullah

A Parliament member who is a senior pro-India politician in Indian-controlled Kashmir was arrested Monday under a controversial law that allows authorities to imprison someone for up to two years without charge or trial. Farooq Abdullah, 81, who also was the former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, was arrested at his residence in Srinagar, the summer capital of the ...

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JaPa with workers to realise their rights: GM Quader

Dhaka, Sept 16 : Jatiya Party Chairman GM Quader on Monday said their party will always remain beside workers to realise their logical rights. “Jatiya Party gives importance to the rights of workers, and we’ll always stand by them to realise their justified rights,” he said. GM Quader, also the Deputy Leader of the Opposition in Parliament, came up with ...

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Ric Ocasek, lead singer of The Cars, dead at 75: police

Ric Ocasek, frontman and lead singer of New Wave innovators The Cars, was found dead on Sunday, US police said. The New York Police Department said in a statement that they had received a call at approximately 4:00 pm (2000 GMT) “for an unconscious male at East 19th Street. He was pronounced dead at the scene,” and the body was ...

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Child dies of dengue in Khulna, 653 new patients hospitalised in 24 hrs

Dhaka, Sep 16 : An eight month old child died of dengue at Khulna Medical College and Hospital while 619 new dengue patients were admitted to different hospitals across the country in 24 hours till Monday morning. The deceased was identified as Rafit, son of Kamruzzaman of Monirampu upazila in Jashore. Dr Partha Pratim Debnath of KMCH said the minor ...

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Breaching party discipline to invite legal action, warns Quader

Dhaka, Sept 16 : Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Monday said legal action will be taken against those who have breached party discipline. “Not only organisational action but administrative and legal actions will be taken for breaching party discipline,” he said while talking to reporters after a views-exchange meeting at BRTC conference room. “Those who are involved in ...

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Brexit: UK will reject any delay offer, PM to tell Juncker

The UK is not prepared to postpone Brexit beyond the current 31 October deadline, Boris Johnson is to tell European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at talks on Monday, reports BBC. The lunchtime meeting in Luxembourg will be the first time the pair have met since the PM took office in July. A Downing Street source says Mr Johnson will stress ...

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Dozens feared dead in DR Congo boat accident

Boats carrying passengers on the Congo river are often poorly maintained, crowded and overloaded Police said 76 passengers were rescued from the whaleboat – a flat-bottomed vessel used to transport people on lakes and rivers, reports BBC. It was travelling to DR Congo’s capital Kinshasa from Mai Ndombe province, north of the city. The cause of the accident is not ...

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Saudi Arabia sends back 175 Bangladeshi workers

Some 175 Bangladeshi workers returned home from Saudi Arabia on Sunday night amid a crackdown on undocumented workers there. A flight of Saudi Airlines SV-804 carrying the Bangladeshi workers landed at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 11:07 pm, said Shariful Hasan, programme head of Brac Migration Programme. The authorities concerned of Wage Earners Welfare Board under the Brac Migration ...

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2 killed in Sylhet truck-auto rickshaw collision

Sylhet Office :  A driver and a passenger were killed while three others injured after a collision between a truck and a CNG-powered auto-rickshaw in Companiganj Upazila of Sylhet on Sunday (September 15). The accident happened at Khagail area on Bholaganj road. Two victims were—passenger Khairul Islam, 25, son of Moinuddin of Barni village of the Upazila and driver of ...

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