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8 killed in road crashes in 4 districts

Photo: Bus hits an autorickshaw in Shahrasti upazila on Sunday, Apr 28, 2019. Chandpur, Apr 28 : At least eight people were killed in separate road accidents in Chandpur, Feni, Chuadanga and Laxmipur on Sunday morning. In Chandpur, at least five people, including a woman and her son, were killed after a bus hit an autorickshaw in Shahrasti upazila. The ...

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Driver held over Brac University student’s death

Fahmida Haque Labannya. Photo: Collected Dhaka, Apr 28 : Police on Saturday night arrested the driver who ran over Brac University student Fahmida Haque Labannya after she fell off a ridesharing motorbike in Sher-e-Bangla Nagar last week. Jane Alam Munshi, officer-in-charge of Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Station, confirmed the arrest but declined to share details. Police on Friday arrested ride-sharing service ...

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17 shops gutted in Sadarghat Market fire

Seventeen shops were gutted as a fire broke out at Sadarghat Hawkers’ Market in Old Dhaka early Sunday. Mahfuz Riven, a duty officer at the Fire Service Headquarters, said the fire broke out at the market around 3:45am. On information, nine fire-fighting units rushed in and brought the fire under control around 4:45am. The fire was totally doused around 6:30am, ...

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Transport workers call for day-long strike in Sylhet

Sylhet Office : The strike is being called seeking amendment of some sections of ‘Road Transport Act 2018’ Workers of the Bangladesh Road Transport Federation Sylhet Committee have called for a day-long strike on Monday. The strike will be from 6am-6pm on Monday, announced federation leaders in a press briefing at the Sylhet Press Club on Saturday. However, private cars, ...

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BNP expels Zahid for taking oath as MP

Dhaka, Apr 27 : BNP on Saturday night expelled its MP Zahidur Rahman Zahid of (Thakurgaon-3) from the party for taking took oath as a member of the 11th Parliament violating its decision. Party standing committee took the punitive action against Zahid at an emergency meeting, said BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. “Our party’s decision was against taking ...

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Feel Amazing this Ramadan by giving to the “Need is Greatest” appeal.

Muslim Aid greets this Ramadan (Sunday 5 May to Tuesday 4 June) with a unique focus on channelling charitable donations to wherever the actual “need is greatest.” Picture a destitute Syrian refugee in Lebanon in need of shelter, or a traumatised Rohingya family in Bangladesh in need of clean water. The Need is Greatest campaign is being executed with a burst of modernity, using ...

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Bangladesh interrogating 11 workers sent back by Sri Lanka

More than 250 people were killed and hundreds injured in bomb attacks at luxury hotels and churches in Sri Lanka. File photo Dhaka, Apr 27 : Eleven Bangladeshi workers sent back by Sri Lanka are being interrogated by the law enforcement to find out if they had any link to one of Easter Sunday bombers. The workers arrived in Dhaka ...

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Death toll from Ukraine mine blast rises to 13

The death toll from a coal mine blast in a separatist eastern region of Ukraine rose to 13 on Saturday, with another four people missing, news agencies reported. The gas blast on Thursday ripped through the mine in Yurievka village in the self-proclaimed republic of Lugansk, which broke away from Kiev in 2014 and is run by Moscow-backed rebels. “Rescuers ...

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Uber aims for $90bn stock market debut

The taxi-app firm has said that its shares will be priced at between $44 and $50 each, with the share issue set to raise about $10bn. As part of the offer it will sell $500m worth of shares to payment giant, PayPal. Uber warned earlier this month that it may never make a profit.The IPO price values the company below ...

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ATM Shamsuzzaman hospitalised

Noted actor ATM Shamsuzzaman was admitted to capital’s Asgar Ali Hospital on Friday night. Al-Haj Saleh Zaman Selim, younger brother of ATM Shamsuzzaman, confirmed this to media. “We took him to the hospital as he was not felling well yesterday. Duty doctors suggested us to admit him in the hospital,” Saleh Zaman Selim said.ATM Shamsuzzaman has been suffering from various ...

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