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  • BOAT CAPSIZE IN PADMA

    No whereabouts of 11 missing victims

    No whereabouts of 11 missing victims
    People gather on the bank of the Padma river in Daulatpur upazila of Kushtia after 11 people went missing in a boat capsize in the river Tuesday afternoon.

    Rescuers have failed to locate the bodies of 11 people who went missing in a boat capsize in Padma river in Daulatpur upazila of Kushtia yesterday. The 11 people include six chilrden, reports our Kushtia correspondent.

Muslims celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr

Muslims celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr

People in Bangladesh celebrated the holy Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest religious festival of the Muslims, across the country on Tuesday. The festival was...

Muslims celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr

People in Bangladesh celebrated the holy Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest religious festival of the Muslims, across the country on Tuesday. The festival was celebrated on the first...

Home so far away!

Home so far away!

As the time of spending the happiest days of the year came, 18 souls could not make it to their destinations...

Home so far away!

As the time of spending the happiest days of the year came, 18 souls could not make it to their destinations this Eid-ul-Fitr. At least 18 people have died...

At least 24 people have died in a stampede at a beach concert in Conakry, the capital of Guinea, to mark the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The president's office has declared a week of national mourning after what it called a "tragic drama" at a concert by the Guinean rap group Instinct Killers. Dozens of people were injured, said police sources quoted by AFP. The concert took place on Tuesday evening on a beach in Ratoma, a northern suburb of Conakry. The authorities were "shocked by the tragic drama caused by...

Israeli fire killed at least 43 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip early today as the Jewish state said it targeted Islamist militants at dozens of sites across the coastal enclave, while Egyptian mediators prepared a revised ceasefire proposal. Israel's Channel Two TV said progress was being made to achieve a deal in Cairo, where a Palestinian delegation was expected to arrive for discussions. Israeli tank shells and air strikes on houses and a school in Jebalya in northern Gaza killed at least 43 people and wounded many others, including 20 in a UN...

A man died after felling in the Buriganga River while boarding a launch at capital's Sadarghat area this afternoon. The deceased is identified as -- Niaz Ahmed, 65, a resident of Chandpur district. Witnesses said that Niaz with his son Ridwan Ahmed were boarding on a Chandpur-bound launch around 12:30pm at Sadarghat Launch Terminal. Slipping from the boarding...

The UK is to cut the amount of time EU migrants without realistic job prospects can claim benefits for from six to three months. David Cameron said the "magnetic pull" of UK benefits needed addressing to attract people for the right reasons. Writing in the Daily Telegraph, he said immigration should "put Britain first". But Labour has called...

Eid, a call to unity and shunning division: President

President Abdul Hamid on Tuesday observed that the lesson of Eid-ul-Fitr will unite all to build a beautiful and prosperous country shunning all the differences. “The role of Eid-ul-Fitr is significant to...

Russia violates 1987 nuke treaty: US

Russia has violated a key arms control treaty by testing a nuclear cruise missile, the US government says. Russia tested a ground-launched cruise missile, breaking the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty signed in...

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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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