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Brac university student drowns in Bay

A student of Brac University drowned in the Bay of Bengal at Laboni point on the sea beach in Cox’s Bazar on Saturday morning.   The deceased was identified as Iftekhar Alam Abid, 25, hailing from Feni Sadar upazila.  Maksudul Alam, sub-inspector of tourist police, said Abid was washed away by strong wave while he was taking a bath along ...

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Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Photo : Collected Geneva, Aug 18 : Kofi Annan, one of the world’s most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died. He was 80. His foundation announced his death in a tweet on Saturday, saying that he died ...

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FM Ali, Sushma recall their association with Vajpayee

Dhaka, Aug 18 : Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali has met Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and both the ministers recalled their association with the late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The meeting was held in New Delhi on Friday evening after the funeral of the former Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee in New Delhi. The India ...

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Thousands await rescue amid deadly south Indian floods

New Delhi, Aug 18 : Thousands of stranded people are waiting for rescue as relentless monsoon floods batter the south Indian state of Kerala, where more than 170 have died in a little over a week and much of the state is at least partially submerged. Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Saturday with the state’s top officials, promising tens of ...

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Saudi Arabia prepares for the annual Muslim hajj pilgrimage

Mecca, Aug 18 : Saudi Arabia is preparing to host the annual hajj pilgrimage beginning Sunday, as over 1.6 million Muslim faithful from abroad have arrived in the ultraconservative kingdom. The pilgrimage represents one of the five pillars of Islam and is required of all able-bodied Muslims once in their life. In recent weeks, the faithful have arrived in Mecca ...

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24,000 Rohingyas murdered in Rakhine since August last: Study

It says 18,000 Rohingya women, girls raped during this time Dhaka, Aug 18 : Over 24,000 Rohingyas were murdered and 18,000 Rohingya women and girls raped during Myanmar’s crackdown in Rakhine State since August last year, says a research report. The report says over 41,192 Rohingyas suffered bullet wounds, over 34,436 000 were thrown into fire and some 114,872 beaten ...

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Six shot dead in UPDF infighting in Khagrachhari

Khagrachhari, Aug 18 : At least six people were gunned down and four others injured in a deadly gunfight between two factions of Chattogram Hill Tracts-based political group United People’s Democratic Front (UPDF) at Swanirbhar in Sadar upazila on Saturday morning. Shahadat Hossain, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station, said the gun battle between members of UPDF and its breakaway faction ...

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Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone miss Forbes highest paid actresses’ list

Forbes magazine’s highest-paid actresses list is out and Scarlett Johansson has topped the list. The 33-year-old actress made USD 40.5 million (Rs 280 crore) in pre-tax earnings from June 1, 2017, to June 1, 2018, quadrupling her income from the previous year. Scarlett’s last film, Avengers: Infinity War has become one of the highest grossing films of all times.  The ...

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5-km tailback on Dhaka-Chattogram highway

Photo: 5-km tailback on Dhaka-Chattogram highway. Cumilla, Aug 18 : Hundreds of passengers were suffering as a 5-kilometre long tailback was created on Dhaka-Chattogram highway in Daudkandi upazila on Saturday morning due to heavy pressure of vehicles ahead of Eid-ul-Azha. Dhaka-bound passengers were suffering for the 5th successive day as the tailback on the highway continued since Tuesday last, according ...

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Schoolboy stabbed dead in Chattogram

Chattogram, Aug 18 : A schoolboy was stabbed to death allegedly by a shop staff in Agrabad Shishu Park area of the city on Friday night. The deceased was identified as Imtiaz Hasan Mahin, 14, son of Md Ilias and class-VIII student of Agrabad Kolokakoli High School. Soyedul Alam, a sub-inspector at Double Mooring Police Station, said Mahin along with ...

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