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Dhaka sees 123mm rainfall in just three hours

The Met office has recorded 123 millimetres of rainfall in Dhaka in just three hours on Thursday, which later left many roads and areas of the capital severely waterlogged. It has been 10 years since the [...]

Fact finding body formed over Rangamati arson attack

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Monday formed three-member fact finding committee over the arson attack at three hill villages in Langadu upazila of Rangamari district, reports UNB. Banchita Chakma, honorary member of NHRC, has been [...]

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Pahela Baishakh being celebrated across Bangladesh

Pahela Baishakh is being celebrated across Bangladesh with traditional festivities on Friday. People of all walks of life gathered at different popular spots at dawn in capital Dhaka and elsewhere to welcome the Bangla New Year, [...]

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Nation celebrates Pahela Baishakh amid calls to fight communalism

More than four decades after Baishakh celebrations became a weapon of the Bengali’s political war against Pakistani state communalism and since Bangladesh emerged as a secular state, the Bangla New Year has annually returned to record [...]

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Shibbari siege ends, 4 militants killed

Para-commandos have finished the siege at Sylhet’s Shibbari, killing at least four militants holed up there. But the operation is far from over, with two of the dead militants wired up with suicide vests and a [...]

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Student found dead in Eden College residential hall

The body of an Eden Women’s College student has been found hanging from the ceiling of a room in a residential hall. Authorities said 23-year-old Zannatul Ferdous was a third-year Chemistry student. She was a resident [...]

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Bangladesh becomes chairperson of OPCW executive council

Bangladesh has been elected Chairperson of the Executive Council of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in Netherlands. This is for the first-time Bangladesh was elected to this position, the foreign ministry said [...]

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Tunnel along Bangladesh-India border in Meghalaya detected

A trans-border tunnel along the Bangladesh-India border was detected in Meghalaya’s militancy-prone South West Garo Hills district on Wednesday, the BSF said. The tunnel, at a depth of 20 to 25 feet with a dead end, [...]