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Biswa Ijtema to begin on ‘Feb 15, this time for 4 days’

file photo Dhaka, Feb 5 : Biswa Ijtema, the second largest congregation of Muslims after Hajj, will be held for four days in a single phase from February 15 this time. State Minister for Religious Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah made the announcement on Tuesday after holding a meeting with two feuding groups of Tabligh Jamaat. “Earlier, we had decided to ...

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Show genuine commitment to end displacement in Rakhine: Jolie

Photo: UNHCR special envoy Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie addresses a press conference at Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019. Cox’s Bazar, Feb 5 : UNHCR special envoy and famous Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie on Tuesday urged the Myanmar authorities to show the genuine commitment to end the cycle of violence, displacement, and improve the conditions ...

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Angelina Jolie visits Kutupalong Rohingya camp

Hollywood actress and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) special envoy Angelina Jolie is visiting the Kutupalong Rohingya camp in Ukhiya of Cox’ Bazar. She arrived at the Kutupalong extension 4 camp around 10:30am on Tuesday and visited the education facilities there. Jolie then visited a healthcare centre at Kutupalong 3 Rohingya camp. She spoke with Rohingya women at ...

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Fifth-grader killed in Uttara road crash

A student of class five of Milestone School of the capital was killed in a road accident in Uttara area on Tuesday. The deceased has been identified as Faija Tahsina Shuchi, the only daughter of senior journalist Faijul Islam of The Daily Ittefaq. Quoting witnesses, Turag police station Sub-Inspector (SI) Bur Jahan said that the incident took place at the ...

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Defamation cases: Khaleda’s bail extended

The High Court on Tuesday extended by one year the bail of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in the defamation cases filed in Dhaka and Narail over her “derogatory” comments on the number of Liberation War martyrs.   The HC bench of Justice Muhammad Abdul Hafiz and Justice Mohi Uddin Shamim passed the order after hearing a bail extension plea.  Earlier ...

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Ershad returns home from Singapore

Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad has returned home after receiving medical treatment in a Singapore hospital. A Singapore Airlines plane carrying the leader of the official opposition in parliament landed in Dhaka’s Shahjalal International Airport at 10pm on Monday. One of Ershad’s younger brothers, Hossain Morshed, Morshed’s wife Rumana Morshed and Khaled Akhtar, a member of the party’s presidium, also ...

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Mirza Fakhrul off to Singapore for treatment

BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir went to Singapore to get medical treatment on Monday. Fakhrul along with his wife Rahat Ara Begum left Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport for Singapore in a flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines around 6pm, said BNP chairperson’s media wing member Sayrul Kabir. Fakhrul has problems in his internal carotid artery. He will receive treatment ...

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Criminal killed in Cox’s Bazar gunfight

A criminal was killed in a reported gunfight between two gangs in the hilly area of Shaplar Ful Union of Maheshkhali Upazila on Tuesday. The deceased was identified as Shahabuddin, 25, son of Abdur Rahim, resident of Nunchhari village in Kolmarchhora Union. Shahabuddin was accused in a number of criminal cases. A police team went to the area in the ...

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Innocent people should not be victim of your torture: PM to policemen

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday asked the police members to remain careful so that innocent people are not harassed and tortured during their duties. “You need to keep in mind that no innocent person should fall victim to torture and harassment by you,” said the premier while addressing the opening ceremony of the five-day ‘Police Week-2019’ at Rajarbagh Police ...

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Cumilla court turns down Khaleda’s bail plea

A court in Cumilla on Monday rejected the bail petition of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in a case filed over the killing of eight people in an arson attack on a bus in 2015.   Cumilla Additional District and Session’s Judge Mohammad Ali Akbar passed the order and fixed February 25 for hearing on charge-framing in the case.  On January ...

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