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UK MP Tulip Siddiq seeks release of Shahidul Alam

  British MP Tulip Siddiq, who is the niece of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, has called on her aunt to release arrested photojournalist and artist Shahidul Alam, according to the British newspaper The Times. Tulip Siddiq, the Labour MP for Hampstead and Kilburn, said that the detention of Shahidul Alam by the government was “deeply distressing and should end ...

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UK PM Theresa May starts 3-nation African tour in Cape Town

   British Prime Minister Theresa May has started a three-nation visit to Africa in Cape Town, where she is to meet South African President Cyril Ramaphosa. In an effort to strengthen Britain’s economic relations with Africa, ahead of the U.K.’s departure from the European Union in March 2019, May will be visiting three of Africa’s largest economies, South Africa, Nigeria ...

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Trawler capsizes in Jamuna, 3 missing

At least three people including two minors went missing as a trawler with around 150 passengers on board capsized in the Jamuna River in Char Shivalaya area of Manikganjon Tuesday morning.   The trawler coming from Kajirhat in Pabna district sank in the morning when it was heading towards Aricha ghat, said Habibullah Sarkar, officer-in-charge of Shivalaya Police Station.  All ...

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Prime Minister leaves for Nepal Thursday to join 4th BIMSTEC Summit

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves Dhaka for Kathmandu on Thursday on a two-day official visit to Nepal to attend the 4th Summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC). The summit will commence on Thursday afternoon at Hotel Soaltee Crowne Plaza in the Nepalese capital with the participation of the leaders of the seven-nation ...

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Take steps for bringing all roads under CCTV cameras

The high-profile committee on road safety today asked the authorities concerned to take necessary steps for bringing all roads and highways of the country under the closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras to avoid road accidents. The directives came from the first meeting of the committee formed to monitor the implementation of all activities for overall development of the country’s traffic ...

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Chagos Islands dispute: UK ‘threatened’ Mauritius

   The British government has been accused of threatening a close ally in an increasingly bitter diplomatic tug-of-war over the fate of a tiny, strategic archipelago in the middle of the Indian Ocean. The dispute over the Chagos Islands – home to the US military base on Diego Garcia – is being portrayed by some as an indication of Britain’s ...

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Germany migrants: Protesters face off in Chemnitz

Rival protests over a murder in the east German city of Chemnitz have ended with several people injured as objects were hurled by both sides, police say. Far-right activists had gathered in the centre for a second day as a Syrian and an Iraqi remained under arrest on suspicion of Sunday’s deadly stabbing.   Anti-Nazi activists rallied just metres away, ...

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Malcolm Turnbull: Australian ex-PM ‘to quit parliament’

Malcolm Turnbull has said he will quit Australia’s parliament on Friday following his ouster as prime minister by party rivals, local media report. Mr Turnbull was replaced by Scott Morrison last week in a bid to end infighting that had crippled the centre-right government.   The ousted leader said Australians would be “appalled” by recent events.   His departure will ...

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Youth ‘pushed’ to death from running bus in Chattogram

Chattogram, Aug 27 : A young man was pushed to death from a moving bus allegedly by its helper in City Gate area of the port city on Monday afternoon. The deceased was identified as Ashrafuzzaman Rony, 30, son of Oli Ahmed of Uttar Kattali in the city. Quoting locals, officer-in-charge of Akbar Shah Police Station Jasim Uddin said Rony ...

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Sri Lanka urged to implement FTA signed with Bangladesh

  Dhaka, Aug 27 : Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal, now in Vietnam to attend a conference, on Monday urged Sri Lanka to expedite implementation of the free trade agreement (FTA) signed with Bangladesh for enhancing the bilateral trade between the two countries. He made the call at a meeting held with Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on the ...

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