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3 killed in Habiganj road crash

Habiganj District Correspondent : Three people were killed and six others injured when a bus plunged into a roadside ditch on Dhaka-Sylhet highway at Pitua in Nabiganj upazila on Thursday. The identities of the deceased could not be known immediately. Bimal Chandra Bhoumik, officer-in-charge of Highway Police Camp, said the accident took place in the area around 10:30am when a ...

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Pre-poll violence: 1 killed in Tangail ‘police firing’

Mirror Desk : A man was killed when police reportedly fired on supporters of Awami League-backed chairman candidate and supporters of independent chairman candidate at Sagordighi union parishad in Ghatail upazila early Thursday. Voting at the Gupta Brindabon Government Primary School centre has been suspended following the violence, said Tajul Islam, district election officer. Sanjit Kumar Roy, Superintendent of Tangail ...

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Militant leader, bin Laden ally roams freely in Pakistan

International Desk : He is crisscrossing Pakistan championing a fatwa, or Islamic religious decree, forbidding militant violence inside the country. But the mere fact that Fazlur Rehman Khalil, veteran leader of an organization designated as a terror group by the U.S., is free has experts questioning Pakistan’s willingness to fight extremism. Khalil, once a close friend of the late al-Qaida ...

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Trump is hopeful, but some skeptical ahead of US-NK talks

International Desk : An enigmatic North Korean leader takes a secretive train trip to China to affirm fraternal ties and declare a commitment to denuclearization. It sounds like Kim Jong Un’s visit this week, but his father and predecessor Kim Jong Il made similar declarations on a trip to Beijing, months before he died in 2011. Yet North Korea’s nuclear ...

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Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan for 1st time since she was shot

International Desk : Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has returned to Pakistan for the first time she was shot in 2012 by militants angered at her championing of education for girls. Tight security greeted the now-20-year-old university student upon her arrival Thursday. Local television showed her with her parents in the lounge at Pakistan’s Benazir Bhutto International Airport, and ...

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25 injured in Habiganj Al factional clash

  Habiganj  Correspondent : At least 25 people including the UP member were injured in a factional clash between two groups of Awami League in Habiganj. They were admitted to Upazila Health Complex and Habiganj Sadar Modern Hospital. This incident happened on Wednesday (28th March) from evening to evening. Lakhai Thana Officer-in-Charge (OC) Bazlur Rahman confirmed the information. According to ...

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Rebuttal to Salman Khan? Deepika Padukone says depression not ‘luxury’

Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone was brave enough to come out and talk about suffering from depression. Ever since she revealed her experience, the actress has been trying to fight the stigma around it. While attending an event recently, Deepika once again talked about mental illness and in the process might have dissed Salman Khan’s comment on depression being a luxury. ...

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World Theatre Day celebrated

A few hundred theatre activists, clad in colourful attire and accompanied by music, celebrated World Theatre Day through a colourful procession on Tuesday. Theatre activists, donning props and costumes of different theatre productions, walked the streets singing and chanting. Honourary president of International Theatre Institute Ramendu Majumdar, Bangladesh Group Theatre Federation chairman Liaquat Ali Lucky, thespian Ataur Rahman, BGTF secretary ...

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Sonam Kapoor: Being around Anand Ahuja makes me very happy

Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja’s much-awaited wedding has been the talk of the town. After keeping their relationship under the wraps for the longest time, Sonam Kapoor and beau Anand Ahuja have finally thrown caution to the wind. The lovebirds might not have made it official, but their PDA is a validation of their relationship status.   It was in ...

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Week-long theatre fest in Sylhet ends

A week-long theatre festival featuring plays by three Bangladeshi and two Indian troupes ended at Kazi Nazrul Islam Auditorium at Rikabibazar in Sylhet on Sunday. Dhaka-based theatre troupe BatTala staged its acclaimed play Crutcher Colonel on the closing day of the festival. The play, based on Shahaduzzaman’s novel with same title, has been adapted by Soumya Sarkar and Samina Luthfa ...

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