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B Chy, Dr Kamal decide ‘unity is the way’

Dhaka, Aug 20 : Jukto Front chairman and former president Dr AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury and Gono Forum president Dr Kamal Hossain on Sunday announced their decision to forge an alliance of greater ‘unity’ in the ‘interest of the nation’. The decision was taken at a meeting held at night at B Chowdhury’s Baridhara residence, said a press release. It said ...

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Road blockade underway in Khagrachhari protesting gun attacks

Khagrachhari, Aug 20 : A road blockade is underway in the hill district on Monday protesting the murders of seven people, including four Chattogram Hill Tracts-based political party United Peoples’ Democratic Front-backed organisation leaders, in Saturday’s gun attacks. UPDF-backed three organisations — Pahari Chhatra Parishad, Ganotantrik Jubo Forum and Hill Women Federation — enforced the eight-hour road blockade. They blockade ...

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Safe road movement: 9 more students freed from Keraniganj jail

Keraniganj, Aug 20 : Nine more private university students, who were granted bail in cases filed over ‘vandalism and attacks’ on police during the recent student movement demanding safe roads, walked out of Keraniganj central jail on Monday morning. The students were released from jail around 9am, said jailer Mahbubur Rahman. Earlier, nine students were released from the jail around ...

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Truck-microbus collision in Feni kills 6

Feni, Aug 20 : At least six people, including three women and two minors, were killed and four others injured in a head-on collision between a truck and a microbus on Dhaka-Chattogram highway at Muhuriganj in Chhagalnaiya upazila early Monday. The deceased were identified as Jahanara, mother-in-law of a Qatar expatriate Sabuj, his sister Runa, niece popy, 16, two sons ...

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JU student among 2 drown in Habiganj

Habiganj  Correspondent  : Two people including a student of Jahangirnagar University (JU) drowned while bathing in separate ponds in Baniachong upazila of Habiganj on Sunday noon (August 19). The deceased were identified as Shahed Khan Hasib, 20, first year student of Department of Animal Sciences of JU and son of one Abidur Rahman of Sagardighi par area and Hadis Mia, ...

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Gov’t using ‘controversial’ ICT Act against students: SCBA

Dhaka, Aug 19 : Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President advocate Zainul Abedin on Sunday claimed that the government was using ‘controversial’ Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) Act against the protesting students of quota reform and safe road movement. Speaking at a press conference at SCBA auditorium Zainul said “The student movement for quota reform and safe road is a rational one. Immediately ...

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Superdry founder gives $1.28 million to anti-Brexit campaign

London, Aug 19 : The co-founder of the fashion brand Superdry said Sunday he has donated 1 million pounds ($1.28 million) to a group seeking a new referendum on Britain’s departure from the European Union, as the U.K. government prepares to publish its assessment of the impact of leaving the bloc without an agreement on future relations. Julian Dunkerton, whose ...

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BD-US in discussion on bringing Bangabandhu’s killer back: Law Minister

Photo: Law Minister Anisul Huq speaking at a program at the Nation Press Club. Dhaka, Aug 19 : Law Minister Anisul Huq on Sunday said, Bangladesh is continuing its discussion with the United States to bring back one of the Bangabandhu’s killers, Rashed Chowdhury, from that country and the US remains positive to support Bangladesh legally. “We have a very ...

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AL plotting to keep BNP away from election: Fakhrul

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. File Photo Dhaka, Aug 19 : BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Sunday alleged that the ruling party is again ‘plotting’ to keep BNP away from the next general election ‘creating a chaos’ in the country. “Awami League doesn’t want BNP to join the polls. They’re trying to put obstacles in ...

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Kerala floods: Death toll climbs to 370; rescue operations continue

The death toll due to the devastating rains and floods in Kerala has mounted to 370, as two more deaths were reported on Sunday with rescue operations continuing in the worst affected districts of Alappuzha, Ernakulam and Thrissur. Authorities also withdrew the red alert which was issued in these three districts and the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday predicted ...

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