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3 drug traders killed in Chattogram, Cumilla ‘gunfights’

Three suspected drug traders were killed in reported gunfights in Chattogram and Cumilla early Friday. In Chattogram, two suspected drug peddlers were killed in a reported gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) at Motijharna in the city’s Khulshi area early Friday.   The deceased could not be identified yet.   Tipped off, a team of Rab-7 conducted a ...

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3 killed in Jamalpur road crash

Three day-labourers  were killed and three others injured when a truck plunged into a ditch on Bhuapur-Sarishabari road in Sarishabari upazila early Friday. Those killed were identified as Nasir, 50, son of Firoz Sheikh of Patierpara vilalge, Abdul Bari, 50, son of Abdul Gafur and Riazuddin, 45, son of Omar Sardar of Sanchierpara village in the upazila.  Zouhar Hossain, inspector ...

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Attorney General receives ‘death threat’

Attorney General Mahbubey Alam received a ‘death threat’ on Thursday afternoon.   Contacted, officer-in-charge of Shahbagh Police Station Abul Hasan told UNB that AG’s Personal Secretary Kabir Ahmed registered a general diary with the police station in this connection.  According to the GD, the death threat was issued in a letter which reached the attorney general’s office in the afternoon. ...

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Her Majesty The Queen recognises Bangladeshi volunteer with Commonwealth Points of Light award

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has today recognised Sharmin Sultana, representing Bangladesh, as the 61st Commonwealth Point of Light in honour of her exceptional voluntary service providing humanitarian relief to Rohingya refugees. Sharmin Sultana, is an experienced reproductive health-care provider and clinical trainer supporting Rohingya women and girls in the Kutupalong refugee camp in the Cox’s Bazar District. Sharmin provides ...

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Mother, daughter slaughtered, father found hanging in Gazipur house

Gazipur, Jul 19 : Police recovered the throat-slit bodies of a woman and her daughter and the hanging body of the woman’s husband from their house in Haidorabad area in the city on Thursday morning. The deceased were identified as Kamal Hossain, 40, son of Abul Hasem, his wife Nazma Begum, 35 and their daughter Sanjida Kamal Rimi, 18, a ...

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Next election to be inclusive and fair: Prime Minister

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed her firm confidence that the Election Commission (EC) would be able to hold an inclusive, fair and neutral general election by the end of this year, BSS reports.   The Prime Minister said this when German Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Niels Annen made a courtesy call on her at her Gonobhaban residence ...

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Shorten overall exam period, PM to education boards

Dhaka, Jul 19 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday directed the authorities concerned to hold public examinations in a shorter time to avert too much of talks and rumours. “If the duration of holding examination can be shortened, various types of talks and rumours (regarding exams) will come down,” she said. The Prime Minister was addressing a function arranged ...

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Bridge collapse snaps Dhaka-Louhajang road links

Photo: Traffic movement on Louhajang-Dhaka road has been disrupted since Thursday morning following the collapse of a bailey bridge South Haldia area of Louhajang upazila. Munshiganj, July 19 : Traffic movement on Louhajang-Dhaka road has been disrupted since Thursday morning following the collapse of a bailey bridge South Haldia area of Louhajang upazila, causing untold sufferings to the commuters. Md ...

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President returns home

 Photo: President Abdul Hamid returns home from London on Thursday, July 19, 2018. Dhaka, July 19 : President Abdul Hamid returned home from London on Thursday following his medical check-up there. A flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines (BG202) carrying the President landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport here at 11:15 am, said President’s Press Secretary M Joynal Abedin. The President underwent the medical check-up ...

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3 JMB men held in Natore

Natore, July 19 : Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in a drive arrested three members of banned militant outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) along with their organisation’s handbook from Ruerbhag in Sadar upazila early Thursday. The arrestees were identified as Jahidul Islam, Amzad Hossain and Zahir Uddin. They were hailed from different areas in the district. Based on information from ...

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