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50 YEARS ON: THE NIGHT OF THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 1971: Simon Dring

  (British journalist Simon Dring was invited to UK Nirmul Committee’s event to observe Bangladesh’s Genocide Day on 25 March 2021. Unfortunately, as he was unable to attend, he sent the following article with audio recordings of his experience in Dhaka on that fateful night of 25 March 1971 to be read out and played at the meeting. Bangladesh Government ...

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Bangladesh reports 66 deaths, 7,213 cases in 24 hours

Bangladesh logged 7,213 new cases of the coronavirus in the 24 hours to 8:00am Tuesday, taking the tally to 6,51,652. The country also registered 66 fatalities, the highest count in a day, according to data released by the government With the new figures, the death toll from Covid-19 stood at 9,384. Meanwhile, 2,969 corona infected patients made recovery in the ...

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Lockdown in Bangladesh enters day 2 amid public apathy

The weeklong lockdown in Bangladesh entered the second day on Tuesday with a growing public apathy to it as a large number of private vehicles, rickshaws and auto-rickshaws started plying the city streets and people moving freely ignoring the risks of Covid-19 transmission. However, public transports went off the roads while shops remained shut in Dhaka and elsewhere in the ...

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17 Hefazat leaders, including Mamunul, sued for violence

Hefazat-e-Islam’s Joint Secretary General Mamunul Haque and 16 other leaders of the party have been sued for recent violence in Baitul Mukarram in the capital. Dhaka South Jubo League’s Deputy Office Secretary Khandaker Arifuzzaman filed the case with Paltan police station on Monday. Jahidul Islam Shohagh, senior assistant commissioner (Paltan zone) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, confirmed the matter to media. ...

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Rescue operation declared end after recovery of 29 bodies

After retrieving 29 dead bodies of passengers from the capsized motor-launch ‘MV Sabith Al Hasan,’ the salvage operation declared to an end by BIWTA chairman Commodore Golam Sadeque at 6:30pm on Monday. He said: “The BIWTA offcials started the rescue operation in cooperation with different agencies including the Fire Services, Coast Guard and Bangladesh Navy following the capsize of the ...

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Bangladesh offers support to Afghanistan for development

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday offered help to Afghanistan in their efforts for development, stressing that peace is a must for progress. “Peace is a must for development,” she said when outgoing Afghan Ambassador Abdul Qayoom Malikzad met her at her official residence Ganobhaban. PM’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting. She said non-government organisations like ...

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Bangladesh reports 7,075 new Covid-19 cases, 52 more die

Bangladesh has recorded 7,075 new cases of the coronavirus in a day, taking the tally to 644,439. The death toll climbed to 9,318 after 52 fatalities were registered in the 24 hours to 8:00 am Monday, according to data released by the government. The latest day’s infection rate was 23.40 percent of the total tests. The death rate stands at ...

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Death toll in Shitalakshya launch capsize reaches 27

Twenty two more bodies were recovered from the sunken launch in the Sitalakkhya River, taking the total death toll from the tragic accident to 27. Golam Maula Sadeque, chairman of Bangladesh Inland and Water Transport Authority (BIWTA), said the divers of local fire service and coast guard managed to salvage the sunken launch with the help of salvage ship ‘Prattay’ ...

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21 policemen injured in B’baria accident

At least 21 policemen were injured as a bus hit a police van on Cumilla-Sylhet highway at Pirbari in Sadar upazila early Monday. Mozammel Haque Chowdhury, additional superintendent of Sadar circle police, said the accident occurred early in the morning when the bus of ‘Econo Paribahan’ hit the police van carrying 21 cops, leaving them injured. Among the injured, seven ...

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Gaibandha Nor’wester death toll climbs to 10

An hour-long Nor’wester over Gaibandha has brought down scores of trees leaving at least 10 people dead around the district. The storm blew the clouds away without any downpour while four residents of Gaibandha Sadar Upazila, three from Palashbari, two from Fulchhari and one other from Sundarganh were reported dead in the storm on Sunday afternoon, reports bdnews24.com. Gaibandha Deputy ...

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