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Cabinet clears Road Transport Bill with highest 5-yr jail

 Photo: PM Sheikh Hasina in the chair at the weekly meeting of the Cabinet held at Bangladesh Secretariat. Dhaka, Aug 6 : The Cabinet on Monday approved the draft Road Transport Bill with a provision of the highest 5 years’ jail or fine or both for any death or serious injuries caused by reckless driving. The approval was given at ...

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‘Facts of Life’ star Charlotte Rae dies at 92

Charlotte Rae, who played a wise and patient housemother to a brood of teenage girls on the long-running sitcom “The Facts of Life” during a career that encompassed many other TV roles as well as stage and film appearances, has died. She was 92.   Rae died at her Los Angeles home Sunday, said her publicist, Harlan Boll. A cause ...

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Cops fire teargas shells on East West university students

 Photo: Cops fire tear gas shells on protesting East West university students on Monday. Dhaka, Aug 6 : A clash broke out between the students of East West University and police in front of its campus at Aftabnagar in the city on Monday morning while the students were staging demonstrations protesting Saturday’s attacks on students at Jhigatala. When a group ...

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Drik Gallery MD Shahidul Alam being interrogated by DB police

Shahidul Alam, Managing Director of Drik Gallery and Chairman of Pathshala South Asian Media Institute. Photo:Collected Dhaka, Aug 6 : Detectives are interrogating Shahidul Alam, Managing Director of Drik Gallery and Chairman of Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, at its office in city’s Mintu road area. Masudur Rahman, Deputy Commissioner (Media) of DMP, confirmed the matter on Monday morning. Detectives ...

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5 killed when small plane crashes in California parking lot

Santa Ana, Aug 6 : Ella Pham said it was a painful thing to see. Pham, 20, and her boyfriend were walking in a parking lot Sunday when they saw a twin-engine Cessna crash, she told the Los Angeles Times. “We looked up to see the plane falling nose first,” she told the Times. “It was so heartbreaking just seeing ...

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China tightens controls to slow currency’s fall

Beijing, Aug 6 : China has tightened controls on trading in its yuan to discourage speculators after a decline against the dollar amid a tariff dispute with Washington fueled fears of a damaging outflow of capital from the world’s second-largest economy. Traders must post a 20 percent deposit starting Monday for contracts to buy or sell yuan on a future ...

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Rabindranath’s 77th death anniversary being observed

The Bard of Bengal Rabindranath Tagore. Photo: Collected Dhaka, Aug 6 : The 77th death anniversary of the Bard of Bengal Rabindranath Tagore is being observed  on Monday. Different organisations are holding many programmes while television channels are airing special productions based on Rabindranath Tagore’s works. Bangla Academy will hold a solo lecture and a cultural function at Abdul Karim ...

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Yemen: US allies don’t defeat al-Qaida but pay it to go away

Ataq, Aug 6 : Secret compromises with al-Qaida in Yemen risk strengthening the most dangerous branch of the terror network that carried out the 9/11 attacks, an Associated Press investigation has found. Rather than fighting or capturing the militants, the U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition provided al-Qaida safe passage out of a string of cities and towns that it held — letting ...

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HC grants 6-month bail to Khaleda in Cumilla arson case

Dhaka, Aug 6 : The High Court on Monday granted a 6-month bail to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia following a bail petition in an arson case filed under the Special Powers Act in Cumilla. The HC bench of Justice AKM Asaduzzaman and Justice SM Mozibur Rahman passed the order, said Khaleda’s lawyer barrister A K M EhsanurRahman. Earlier on July ...

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Biman cancels two more hajj flights

Dhaka, August 6 : Two hajj flights of Biman Bangladesh Airlines scheduled to fly on Monday have been cancelled due to shortage of passengers. BG3071 was canceled at 6:55 am and while BG-1075 at 9:35am, said Biman general manager (Public Relations) Shakil Meraj. With these, a total of 15 hajj flights have been cancelled for the same reason so far, ...

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