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Charge framed against Salahuddin

A Shillong court in the Indian state of Meghalaya today framed charges against BNP leader Salahuddin Ahmed for trespass. The court of Chief Judicial Magistrate KML Nongbri also fixed July 30 for starting the trial of the case filed under the foreigners act. Earlier on June 3, Shillong police pressed charges against the BNP leader 23 days after the case ...

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Football match turns violent in Bangladesh, three brothers hacked to death in a brawl

Three brothers have been beaten and hacked to death in a brawl during a football match in Bangladesh’s Noakhali, police say. The incident on Sunday afternoon took place at Nateswar Union in the Sonaimurhi Upazila, Noakhali Superintendent of Police Md Ilias Sharif said. Locals turned over one Fatema Begum to police for allegedly supplying sharp weapons used in the assault. ...

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Eid-ul-Fitr celebrated in Bangladesh

Muslims in Bangladesh have celebrated the Eid-ul-Fitr keeping with its spirit of peace and fellow feeling. Meanwhile on Saturday, Hindus also celebrated ‘Rath Yatra’ in many parts of the country. The celebrations of people from both the religions were trouble free in the country, which snatched independence from Pakistan in 1971 with the aim to break communal differences. President Md ...

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Death toll rises to 16 in Sirajganj head-on collision

The head-on collision of two buses in the west of the Bangabandhu Bridge in Sirajganj has risen to 16. Not less than fifty others were injured when two buses rammed into each other at Mulibari area of Saidabad Union at 5am on Sunday. The Rangpur-bound bus of Sabir Paribahan from Chittagong and Azad Paribahan’s Dhaka-bound bus from Gaibandha were involved in the ...

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‘Six million people’ leave Dhaka to celebrate Eid with loved ones

Law-enforcing agencies estimate around six million people have left Dhaka this year to share Eid joy with their loved ones, enduring gruelling journeys to their homes in towns and villages. Though there were tailbacks, exhausting wait at stations and terminals, complaints of suffering were much less this time. In the morning, amidst drizzle, gridlocks on Dhaka-Tangail Highway and Paturia ferry ...

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Bangladesh will celebrate Eid on Saturday

Bangladesh will start celebrating the Eid-ul-Fitr on Saturday, bringing an end to the month-long fasting. The crescent Shawwal moon has been sighted, the National Moon-Sighting Committee announced on Friday evening. However, people in some parts of the country celebrated the Eid on Friday with Saudi Arabia. President Md Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Opposition Leader Raushon Ershad, BNP Chairperson ...

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Eid being celebrated in hundreds of villages in line with Saudi Arabia

Eid-ul Fitr is being celebrated in hundreds of villages in several districts of Faridpur, Barguna, Bhola, Chandpur, Patuakhali and Dinajpur on Friday, when Saudi Arabia is marking the festival. Bangladesh will officially celebrate Eid on Saturday subject to the sighting of the Shawwal moon on Friday. However, followers of different clerics in these villages always observe most religious festivals like ...

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BNP leader Mirza Fakhrul returns home from hospital

BNP leader Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, released from jail on Tuesday, returned home on Thursday after being treated at a Dhaka hospital. An aide to the senior BNP leader said he left Dhaka’s United Hospital in the morning for his home at Uttara. The BNP acting secretary general, who was in jail since January, secured bail from the top court ...

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Syed Ashraf gets Ministry of Public Administration

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has poured cold water on rumours and wild speculations of her ‘strained’ relations with Syed Ashraful Islam, a week after removing him from the LGRD ministry. She has given the Awami League general secretary another politically important portfolio of public administration. The Cabinet Division issued a circular on Thursday announcing the new ministerial job for him. ...

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Syed Ashraf gets Ministry of Public Administration

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has poured cold water on rumours and wild speculations of her ‘strained’ relations with Syed Ashraful Islam, a week after removing him from the LGRD ministry. Cabinet Division circular announcing new portfolio for Syed Ashraf She has given the Awami League general secretary another politically important portfolio of public administration. The Cabinet Division issued a circular ...

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