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  • Cop murder accused killed in Tangail ‘shootout’

    Cop murder accused killed in Tangail ‘shootout’

    The prime accused in a case filed for killing a police officer was killed in a “shootout” with law enforcers in Mirzapur upazila of Tangail early today. Deceased Nur Islam alias Ulka was an accused in police officer Nurul Islam murder case, said Tangail Superintendent of Police Saleh Mohammed Tanvir. Criminals shot and injured Nurul Islam, 30, an assistant sub-inspector of Tangail Model Police Station, when he was conducting a drive to arrest Ulka in the town Friday night. He died at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital the following day. After receiving information that Ulka and his associates gathered at Takia Kadma village, police launched a drive there around 5:00am today. As soon...

UN calls for immediate Gaza truce

UN calls for immediate Gaza truce

The UN Security Council has called for an "immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire" in Gaza. An emergency session backed a statement calling...

UN calls for immediate Gaza truce

The UN Security Council has called for an "immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire" in Gaza. An emergency...

2 minors killed in Narayanganj road crash

2 minors killed in Narayanganj road crash

Two children were killed and 35 injured as a bus skidded off the road and plunged into a roadside pond in...

2 minors killed in Narayanganj road crash

Two children were killed and 35 injured as a bus skidded off the...

Biman sitting idle with large planes

Biman sitting idle with large planes

All six Boeing 777s of Biman remain underutilised for lack of long-haul flights and pilots, causing the national carrier to lose...

Biman sitting idle with large planes

All six Boeing 777s of Biman remain underutilised for lack of long-haul flights and pilots, causing...

Gaza Crisis

Gaza death toll tops 1,000

Gaza death toll tops 1,000

Thousands of people in Gaza have ventured out from homes and shelters during a 12-hour ceasefire to find that whole streets and neighbourhoods have been destroyed in the...

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8 civilian die as fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

Officials in rebellion-wracked eastern Ukraine say at least eight civilians have been killed by fighting and shelling in two cities held by separatist militants. Authorities in Luhansk said Monday that five people were killed and 15 injured by overnight artillery strikes. Three were killed in Donetsk as a result of clashes, the city's government said. Territory between the cities has seen intensified fighting as government troops try to gain control over the...

EU, US Seek Putin Achilles' Heel On Ukraine

Months after Russia annexed Crimea and stepped up support for separatists in eastern Ukraine, Europe and the United States are still searching for a way to persuade Russian President Vladimir Putin to change course. Targeted economic sanctions and threats of tougher ones have yet to alter what western officials say is Moscow's growing backing for the rebels, including the shelling of Ukrainian...

California hit by raging wildfires

Two fast-moving wildfires in California have destroyed 10 homes and have forced the evacuation of hundreds more, US officials say. In the Sacramento region, a fire has spread to cover an area...

Eid joy all around

After a month of fasting, people in their thousands were trying to get transport home from the capital on the last working day yesterday ahead of the Eid holidays. If the new...

Eid truce ignored

A 24-hour ceasefire proposed by Hamas in Gaza to mark the Muslim holiday Eid appears to have broken down after Israel said the militants could not be trusted. In a weekend where...

Rape has become a most pervasive crime against indigenous women in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, and the perpetrators in majority of the cases are Bangalee settlers, lawyers and rights activists say.    The idea behind this is to create panic among indigenous women and thus force them to leave their homes and stay somewhere else. This makes it...

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Tourism rebounds on Eid vacationers

The tourism industry expects good business from the Eid as hotel and resort operators received a lot of bookings in the run-up to the festival, thanks to a stable political climate.   “We expect an increased number of tourists during the Eid vacation,” said Omar Sultan, president of Cox's Bazar Hotel-Motel and Guesthouse Owners Association. Different hotels, motels and guesthouses in the beach city have sold...

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THE month of Ramadan which united us in a collective experience of disciplined worldly and spiritual lives is coming to a crowning glory. It is heralding the biggest and the most joyous of festivals in Islamic calendar. The month-long fasting that tested our capacity for abnegation and self-restraint and made us empathetic to the plight of the less fortunate is rewarded through Eid meaning auspicious joy. The spirituality has created a groundswell of emotional fervour demonstrated through the  urban dwellers' surge for home-bound journeys to celebrate Eid with their kith and kin. This urban-rural connection topped by Eid-centred remittances by Bangladeshi expatriate workers to  their beneficiaries must have given a boost  to...

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