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No one to be spared over MC College dorm rape: Quader

Mentioning that the government has taken a stern stance against the rape of a young woman at an MC College dormitory in Sylhet, Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Sunday said no one involved in the incident will be spared. “Those responsible will be brought to justice and harsher punishment will be meted out to them. This is prime ...

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Covid-19 in Bangladesh : 32 more die, 1,275 test positive in 24hrs

Bangladesh reported 32 new deaths from the novel coronavirus infection in a daily count, taking a total of 5,161. Another 1,275 coronavirus patients are found in 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 359,148. A press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) made the disclosure on Sunday afternoon. Health authorities reported another 1,741 people to ...

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Prime Minister stresses better cooperation with neighbours

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday stressed the need for better cooperation with the neighbouring countries for the development of the people of the region. “Our foreign policy is ‘friendship to all and malice to none’. We always think that better cooperation with the neighbouring countries is firstly needed for the development of the people of the region,” she said ...

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Gang rape in MC College: Another accused Arjun arrested

Police have arrested Arjun Lasker, another accused in a case filed for gang raping a woman in a dormitory of Sylhet Murari Chand (MC) College on Friday night. The law enforcers arrested Arjun, no 4 accoused in the case, from Habiganj on Sunday morning. Earlier, prime accused Saifur Rahman was arrested from Chatak upazila of Sunamganj on Sunday morning.A newly-married woman was ...

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16 dead from carbon monoxide poisoning in Chinese coal mine

Sixteen workers died and one is in a critical condition after being trapped underground in a coal mine in southwest China on Sunday, reported state broadcaster CCTV. A conveyor belt caught fire in the early hours of the morning, state news agency Xinhua cited the government as saying, which produced dangerous levels of carbon monoxide. Medics are fighting to save ...

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Saudi Airlines selling tickets for 4th day

Saudi Airlines is selling tickets for the fourth consecutive day to help expatriate Bangladeshis return to their workplaces in the kingdom. People who have already gotten their tokens are collecting tickets since morning. Tickets will be given to those holding tokens 1,401-1,900 on Sunday while those from 1,901-2,300 will get theirs on Monday. Saudi Airlines started issuing tickets for Bangladeshi ...

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Amy Coney Barrett: Trump nominates conservative favourite for Supreme Court

US President Donald Trump has nominated Amy Coney Barrett, a favourite of social conservatives, to be the new Supreme Court justice. Speaking by her side at the White House Rose Garden, Trump described her as a “woman of unparalleled achievement”. If confirmed by senators, Judge Barrett will replace liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg who died recently, aged 87. The nomination ...

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US-Bangla resumes Muscat flights from Oct 1

The US-Bangla Airlines has decided to operate two weekly flights on the Dhaka-Muscat-Dhaka route from the beginning of the next month. Health protocols will be followed properly during the flights on Mondays and Thursdays, the private airlines said. The flights will leave Dhaka for Oman’s capital at 10pm. Return flights will depart for Bangladesh at 2am (local time). International flights ...

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Attorney General Mahbubey Alam on ventilator support

Attorney General Mahbubey Alam has been put on ventilator support at the intensive care unit of Combined Military Hospital in the capital. Family members of Mahbubey Alam urged all to pray for his early recovery. Alam was admitted to the hospital with high temperature on September 4 and later tested positive for COVID-19. On September 18, he was moved to ...

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Ramos penalty snatches win for Real Madrid over Betis

Sergio Ramos scored a late penalty as Real Madrid came from behind to scrape a 3-2 win against 10-man Real Betis, their first La Liga victory of the season. Betis were ahead at half-time after two goals in two minutes from Aissa Mandi and William Carvalho overturned Fede Valverde’s opener for the reigning champions. But Betis defender Emerson, who is ...

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