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Kushtia AL man killed in ‘gunfight’

A ruling party activist who was allegedly involved in the August 15 infighting in Kushtia that left one dead was killed in gunfight early Wednesday. He is the third Awami League man killed in what law enforcers claimed gunfight after a Hazaribagh leader and Magura man yesterday. The deceased was identified as Zakir Hossain, 35, son of Abdur Razzak in ...

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Shawkat Mahmud on 3-day remand

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s Adviser and journalists president Shawkat Mahmud has been placed on a three-day remand in three cases filed with Jatrabari Police Station for arson attacks on vehicles, vandalising vehicles and crude bomb blasts. Metropolitan Magistrate Shahriar Mahmud passed the order after police produced Shawkat Mahmud before his court with 10 days’ remand prayer. Police on Wednesday arrested ...

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Training for caregivers of autistic kids crucial, says study

Caregivers’ mental health remains an important pre-requisite for providing care to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), according to a recent research conducted by the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B). The research report on “Research for Autism: Assessment of mental health status among caregivers of children with autism and feasibility of creating a community-based support system in ...

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Medical, dental college admission test brought forward to Sept 18

The health ministry has brought forward the date of the combined medical and dental admission test to Sept 18. Public Relations Officer of the health ministry Parikkhit Chowdhury told  the date had been revised considering the Eid-ul-Azha vacation. Earlier, Oct 2 had been fixed for the hour-long MCQ exam for entrance to all public and private medical and dental colleges. ...

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Parliament reconvenes on Sept 1

The seventh session of the 10th Parliament will start on Sept 1. President Md Abdul Hamid called the session on Sunday. The session will start at 5pm, according to a Parliament Secretariat press release. The sixth session of Parliament ended on July 8. It saw the passage of the budget for the 2015-16 fiscal. A Parliament session has to start ...

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BNP Chairperson Khaleda cuts her ‘birthday’ cake after dusk

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has celebrated her ‘birthday’ in the evening after postponing her decades-old practice of cutting cakes in the first hour Khaleda foregoes cutting cake at midnight to celebrate ‘birthday’ on National Mourning Day She celebrated her birthday with senior leaders of the party by cutting a 70-pound cake as well as some other cakes of smaller sizes ...

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Five JSS activists killed during clash with security forces in Rangamati: Police

Five men, described by police as activists of JSS (MN Larma faction), have been killed in a clash with security forces in Rangamati’s Baghaichharhi Upazila. Local police OC Zakir Hossain told that the clash occurred early on Saturday at Barhadam in Rupkari Union. One of the dead has been identified as Rupayan Chakma, he said. The others are yet to ...

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Tributes to Bangabandhu

The nation is mourning the assassination of its founding father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and most of his family members four decades ago. On this day in 1975, a group of junior army officers brutally murdered the man, who led the movement for an independent Bangladesh, at his house in Dhanmondi Road 32. The day began with President Abdul Hamid ...

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Bangladesh plunges into mourning Bangabandhu on his 40th death anniversary

Bangladeshis have opened the door to painful memories as they mourn the founding father who was abruptly and brutally taken away from them four decades ago. It was on Aug 15 that Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was assassinated by a group of junior army officers with almost all members of his family at his home. Neither the president’s 10-year-old son ...

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Pass rate in Bangladesh’s HSC exams drops to 8-year low

The success rate in this year’s HSC examinations has hit an eight-year low mainly due to students’ poor performance in English and political unrest. It fell around 10 percentage points to 65.84 percent from last year’s 75.74 percent in all the eight general education boards. The results of Higher Secondary Certificate exams, published yesterday, show a decline in the number ...

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