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India wants to see inclusive polls in BD, claims BNP

The News Desk: Indian external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday told Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia that India wanted a fair and inclusive general election in Bangladesh which would be acceptable to all. Sushma expressed the views when Khaleda, also former prime minister, along with her party leaders called on Sushma at Sonargaon Hotel in Dhaka at about ...

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VISA REFUSED TO RIGHTS DEFENDERS

Our Canadian correspondent, 20th Oct 2017: Canada visa refused to Hindu rights defenders of Bangladesh and India those desired to attend an international conference on persecuted minorities of Bangladesh in Toronto on invitation. A Toronto based Bangladesh Minority Rights Alliance organised one day conference on 21st Oct at Royal Canadian Lounge, 81 Peard Road, Toronto to highlight the ongoing Muslim ...

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Khaleda gets conditional bail in two graft cases

THE NEWS DESK: BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia, who returned home on Wednesday after issuance of warrant for her arrest, surrendered before the court on Thursday. And the former prime minister, Khaleda, was granted bail by the special court in Dhaka, after she had sought bail in Zia Orphanage Trust and Zia Charitable Trust graft cases. Upon hearing the prayers, the ...

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Diwali 2017: When is the Hindu festival of lights and how is it celebrated?

Mr Rajib Sharma, Chittagong: Millions around the world join events for the festival of lights Wednesday 18-19 October 2017 Diwali, the festival of lights, sees millions attend firework displays, prayers and celebratory events across the world every autumn. Celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains for a variety of reasons, the main theme is the triumph of light over darkness and ...

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Historical day for Yoga Movement in Bangladesh!

Yoga Training

A show on Yoga titled “Nirog Deho Sukhi Swadesh” will be telecast regularly on BTV Chittagong and BTV World. The 1st episode shooting has been done on 16th October 2017 at BTV Chittagong Centre. Heavyweight and Important personalities from CTG like Swami Aksarananda Puri Maharaj, Babul Majumder( former Joint Secretary), Abu Jafar Md. Omar Faruk(Police Bureu of Investigation​), Sujit Kumar ...

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T.S.Eliot’s The Cocktail Party Staged at Southern University Bangladesh

T.S.Eliot’s The Cocktail Party

The Department of English of Southern University Bangladesh staged The Cocktail Party in the University Auditorium on 4th of October 2017 as a part of celebration of 129th Birth Anniversary of modern British American poet T.S.Eliot. In the play, T.S.Eliot delves into numerous issues such as the struggle for individuality, the need to find meaning outside of social conventions, indecisiveness ...

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Resident Raises 11 Corruption Charges Against CJ Sinha

THE NEWS DESK: Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha is facing 11 charges, including money laundering and corruption, the Supreme Court said in a statement yesterday, a day after he left the country for Australia. President Abdul Hamid informed the judges of the SC’s Appellate Division about the allegations last month and they discussed the allegations with Justice Sinha, it mentioned. ...

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What is the Blue Whale online suicide game?

Rajib Sharma, Ctg: The Blue Whale suicide game is believed to be a social media group which is encouraging people to kill themselves. There are hundreds of thousands of posts relating to the sick trend on Instagram. It’s thought a group administrator assigns daily tasks to members, which they have to complete over 50 days. The horrific tasks include self-harming, ...

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Swami Shuvananda Puri was nominated as the ambassador of peace

শান্তির দুত

Special Correspondent:  Swami Shuvananda Puri was nominated as the ambassador of peace to the international conference in Nepal. International Conference of three days held on 31st August to 2nd September 2017 at Kathmundu in Nepal.  In the presence of all foreign overseas guests in the title of spiritual advancement, the Swami Shuvanand Puri Maharaj was nominated as Ambasador of peace ...

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Land grabbing and Sexual Assault on Hindu girl in Chittagong

hindu torture

Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal – Home Minister of Bangladesh ultimately took up the matter of Torture, land grabbing and sexual assault on Hindu girl – Ms.Baby Chowdhury and her family members of 80/81 Muradpur – (Badhir School ) Panchlaish Police station, Chittagong reluctantly. Although a case No.09 dared 12.10.2017 under section 143/448/341/342/323/354/506 of penal code filed by Ms.Ratna Bala Prajapati (60) ...

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Rohingya! Who are the Rohingya?

Why are the more than one million Rohingya in Myanmar considered the ‘world’s most persecuted minority’? More than 480,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since the end of August [Showkat Shafi/Al Jazeera] The Rohingya are often described as “the world’s most persecuted minority”. They are an ethnic group, majority of whom are Muslim, who have lived for centuries in the ...

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‘ About 80% working kids in risky jobs’

RAJIB SHARMA, CHITTAGONG: Around 80 percent working children–81 percent of the total are boys and 79 percent girls-are engaged in risky jobs in urban areas, says a study. It says around 24 percent of working children are subjected to accidents in their workplaces while 26 percent work in unhygienic conditions. The Implementation, Moni-toring and Evaluation Division (IMED) under Ministry of ...

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16 Rohingyas with HIV found, one dies

RAJIB SHARMA, CTG: Around 16 Rohingya people having with HIV positive were found in Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital. Doctor Shahin Abdur Rahman Chowdhury, a resource person of Rohingya camp and also a residential medical officer of the hospital, said that they have detected 16 patients infected with HIV since August 25. Of them, nine patients are now undergoing treatment while ...

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Sushma Swaraj to arrive Dhaka on October 23

INTERNATONAL DESK: Bangladesh and India will hold the next Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) meeting in the fourth week of October to review the entire bilateral relations and take forward the decisions taken so far. Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali and Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will lead their respective sides at the meeting which is likely to be held ...

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Teenager girl in Bangladesh hanged herself in Blue Whale suicide bid

THE NEWS DESK: Apurba Bardhan Shawrna, a student of class VIII in capital’s Holy Cross School, reportedly committed suicide by hanging herself from a fan at his room after taking part in the deadly Blue Whale online game. Body of Shawrna was found hanging from the ceiling fan at her residence in Dhanmondi’s Central Road at about 6:30am on 5 ...

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Outbursts of humanity exalts society, nation: Info Minister

Shuvananda Puri:  Man is meant for man . Life may be enjoyed nicely through human values. Every heart of a man is lightened. Human values and outburst of humanity may develop the society and the nation. Information Minister Mr. Hasanul Hoque Inu expressed this view while exchanging views with the Advisory Editor of The News, Suvanandapuri recently. The Minister  said ...

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Sending 900,000 cholera vaccines for Rohingyas in Cox’s Bazar

RAJIB SHARMA, CHITTAGONG: An international group on vaccine provision will send 900,000 Oral Cholera Vaccines or OCVs to prevent water-borne diseases from spreading in Rohingyas camps in Cox’s Bazar. The International Coordinating Group (ICG) decided to release the vaccines from the global stockpile within 24 hours of getting a request from the Bangladesh government on Wednesday, World Health Organization or ...

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Husband , family members  may be saved if migrated to  Islam: Sufferers

Rohingya and Priest

Shuvananda Puri, Back from Kutupalang:  Burmese govt done nothing to us. If we become Muslim, if was  possible for me to sa ve my husband, sons and daughters. This was  expressed with wailing by one hindu Rohingya refugee woman Rika Dhar  who escaped from Myanmar recently. He expressed with crying mood that on  27 august last, a masked terror group  ...

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14 killed in Pakistan road accident

THE NEWS DESK: A speeding passenger van collided head on with a bus carrying university students and staff Saturday, killing 14 people and wounding 27 others in southwestern Pakistan, officials said. The accident took place in the Mastung district of oil and gas rich Balochistan province. “Some of the passengers in the university bus, which was on a picnic trip, ...

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‘Obstruction’ to meet CJ: SCBA announces 5-day demo’

THE NEWS DESK: Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) on Saturday announced a 5-day nationwide demonstration programme protesting the police ‘obstruction’ during SCBA lawyers’ attempt to meet Chief Justice SK Sinha on Friday. attempt to meet Chief Justice SK Sinha on Friday. SCBA president Zainul Abedin came up with the announcement at a press briefing at SCBA auditorium in the morning. ...

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Bangladesh’s mega refugee camp plan ‘dangerous’: UN official

THE NEWS DESK: A top UN official said Saturday Bangladesh’s plan to build the world’s biggest refugee camp for 800,000-plus Rohingya Muslims was dangerous because overcrowding could heighten the risks of deadly diseases spreading quickly. The arrival of more than half a million Rohingya refugees who have fled an army crackdown in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state since August 25 has ...

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‘Tobacco companies blamed for violating tobacco control laws’

THE NEWS DESK: Anti-tobacco campaigners at a regional meeting here on Thursday blamed different tobacco companies for allegedly violating the mandatory tobacco control laws. They put special importance on strict enforcement of the amended Tobacco Control Act (TCA) and Smoking and Tobacco Products Usage (Control) Act for saving public health from tobacco catastrophe. They made these observations at the regional ...

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Trump sends lieutenants to Pakistan with tough message

মার্কিন প্রেসিডেন্ট ডোনাল্ড ট্রাম্প

THE NEWS DESK: President Donald Trump will dispatch his top diplomatic and military advisors to Pakistan in the coming weeks, turning up the heat on a nuclear-armed ally accused of harboring terror groups. Weeks after Trump angrily accused Islamabad of providing safe haven to “agents of chaos,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to depart for Pakistan late this month. ...

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Put pressure on Myanmar to take back Rohingyas: PM

দেশে ফিরছেন প্রধানমন্ত্রী শেখ হাসিনা

THE NEWS DESK: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday once again urged the international community, including the United Kingdom, to mount pressure on Myanmar to bring back the Rohinyas from Bangladesh. “International pressure on the Myanmar government should continue so that Naypyidaw is forced to take back its displaced Rohingya nationals from Bangladesh,” she said. The Prime Minister, who is ...

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Today The Hindus Occasion Of Laxmi Puja or Kojagiri Purnima Date(Tithi)

Mr. Rajib Sharma, Chittagong: The season of festivals is here and we can’t help but feel excited. A lot of people are celebrating Laxmi Puja today (5th October 2017) on the occasion of Sharad Purnima or Kajogari Purnima. There are several Laxmi Pujas performed on various occasions like the Mahalaxmi Puja on Diwali or the Vara Laxmi Puja in the ...

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Buddhists celebrate Prabarana Purnima tomorrow

RAJIB SHARMA, CTG: The Buddhists’ community will celebrate their second largest festival Prabarana Purnima, in the city as elsewhere across the country tomorrow with due solemnity. The festival is also known as Ashvini Purnima that marks conclusion of the three months long seclusion of the monks inside their monasteries for self edification and atonement of their defilement. The Purnima follows ...

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6 burnt in Ctg gas cylinder blast

Rajib Sharma, Chittagong: Six people, including two members of a family, suffered burn injuries as a gas cylinder blasted in New Mooring area of Chittagong city 30 Sept. night. The gas cylinder, kept in a storeroom on the ground floor of a seven-storied building, went off at around 9:30 pm when the tenants of the building gathered there to cook ...

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Soul singer Charles Bradley dies aged 68

THE NEWS DESK: ‘We hope his message of love is remembered and carried on,’ says Facebook announcement Soul legend Otis Redding’s official Twitter page has thanked Charles Bradley for his “inspiration” in a touching tribute to the singer who has died at the age of 68. The news comes just days after the Changes star cancelled his US tour, scheduled ...

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Sunny Leone to use prosthetics for new project

THE NEWS DESK: Fans of Indo-Canadian actress Sunny Leone must embrace themselves to see her in a never-seen-before avatar in a new project which will see her using prosthetics. Without divulging details about the project, Sunny posted on social media two images of herself — and attracted a lot of attention from her fans. “Something like you have never seen ...

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German ‘IS leader’ on trial for recruiting jihadists

THE NEWS DESK: Notorious hate preacher Abu Walaa, described as the Islamic State group’s de facto leader in Germany, goes on trial Tuesday accused of radicalising young men and running a jihadist network linked to the Berlin Christmas market attacker. Nicknamed “the faceless preacher” for showing his back to the camera in propaganda videos, the 33-year-old Iraqi was arrested last ...

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Moghbazar-Mouchak flyover opens soon

THE NEWS DESK:The Moghbazar-Mouchak flyover’s Shantinagar- Razarbagh point will be opened soon for vehicular movement which is expected to ease traffic congestion in the area to a great extent. “Construction of flyover has already been completed. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to inaugurate the flyover in the next month. Date will be finalized after getting her consent,” Project Director ...

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Stop violence against Rohingyas: UN experts

THE NEWS DESK:Seven UN experts have joined together to call on the government of Myanmar to stop all violence against the minority Muslim Rohingya community and asked State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi to talk to Rohingyas personally. “We call on Aung San Suu Kyi to meet the Rohingya personally in Rakhine State as well as in Cox’s Bazar to ...

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Stay alert against evil acts during Puja: Khaleda

THE NEWS DESK: Greeting the Hindu community members on the occasion of Durga Puja and Bijoya Dashami, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Monday urged all, irrespective of their religion and colour, to remain alert about any type of evil act against the country’s religious harmony. In a message issued on the occasion, the BNP chief said, “Bangladesh is a country ...

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reached the US capital of Washington

THE NEWS DESK:Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reached the US capital of Washington on Friday afternoon US time (early hours of Bangladesh time today). PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim told BSS from Washington by phone today that the prime minister left New York for Washington at about noon (New York time) by road on Friday. Bangladesh’s Permanent Representative to the United ...

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Prime Minister rules out possibility of understanding with BNP

THE NEWS DESK: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has ruled out possibility of any political understanding with BNP, saying that nobody should come up with such a proposal. “Those who are thinking about political understanding with the BNP should discard such thought,” she told a press conference at Bangladesh’s Permanent Mission in New York on Friday morning (Friday evening Bangladesh time). ...

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Army joins aid operation and Take Care for Rohingyas

THE NEWS DESK: To bring discipline in aid operation for Rohingyas those took shelter recently fleeing the atrocities in Myanmar, members of Bangladesh Army today joined the activities, setting up control room at Ukhiya Degree College. “We have started to work to bring the aid collection and distribution activities under a chain of command. We have already inspected different refugee ...

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Fires still torching Rohingya Area Of No Man’s Land : Amnesty

THE NEWS DESK:Amnesty International has assessed three new videos taken inside Rakhine State as recently as Friday afternoon showing large plumes of smoke rising from Rohingya villages, one of which was already deserted, as well as satellite imagery with smoke visible over burnt-out structures. Local sources in northern Rakhine State claim the fires were started by members of the Myanmar ...

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Indian journalist, his mother found dead in Punjab

KJ Singh’s (right) murder came to light around 1pm when a visitor went inside the house after getting no response at the gate. Senior journalist KJ Singh and his mother Gurcharan Kaur were found murdered at their house in the heart of Mohali on Saturday afternoon. Mohali senior superintendent police Kuldeep Chahal confirmed the double murder in Phase 3B2 and ...

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Arrest warrant against Imran H Sarker

THE NEWS DESK: A Dhaka court has issued an arrest warrant against activist Imran H Sarker in a defamation case filed for derogatory remarks about Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Dhaka Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Sheikh Shamidul Islam issued the warrant on Wednesday morning. The warrant was issued due to the non-appearance of Imran or his lawyers in court. The court ...

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All Rohingya are not terrorists: Taslima Nasreen

THE NEWS DESK:Taslima Nasreen to Indians: Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen, currently living in exile in India, says Delhi should change its stance on the Rohingya and provide shelter to them. In an interview with News18.com, she said it was up to Delhi to decide whether the refugees were a security threat. She said the Rohingya posed similar threats to Bangladesh ...

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