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Bangladesh

Minster sees conspiracy behind Rangpur Hindu attack

The News Desk: Home Minster Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said there might be conspiracy behind recent arson attacks on the Hindu community in Rangpur. “The Rangpur incident is the recurrence of Brahmanbaria’s Nasirnagar one. There might be a plot behind it,” said the Minister on Tuesday. He made remarks while talking to the journalists after a programme at Ramna Police Convention ...

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Case filed over Rangpur clash, 36 held

THE NEWS DESK: A case was filed over the clash between law enforcers and locals in sadar upazila centering a Facebook post ‘demeaning’ Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PUBH) that killed a man and injured 20 others. Police on Saturday morning filed the case with Gangachhara police station against more than 2000 people, including 25-30 named ones. Police detained 36 people from ...

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Project on cards to arrest port city waterlogging

Mr. Rajib Sharma, Ctg: The government plans to implement a project to resolve the waterlogging problem in Chittagong port city. Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives (LGRD) Minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain came up with the statement on Sunday. “The waterlogging problem of the port city must be resolved at any cost as it is the heart of our economy,” he ...

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Former CCC mayor Mohiuddin Chowdhury admitted to hospital

Mr. Rajib Sharma, Ctg:Former Chittagong mayor ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury, also the president of port city unit of Awami League, has been hospitalised early Sunday. Mohiuddin, who has been suffering from kidney and heart diseases for long, has been admitted to Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Max Hospital in the port city as he fell ill, said Dr Liakat Ali Khan, ...

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‘Four behind attacks on Rangpur Hindu homes’

THE NEWS DESK: Police arrest 53; govt distributes relief, strengthens security measures Police have claimed to identify four people who were behind Friday’s arson attacks on Hindu homes in a village of the district. Superintendent of the district police Mizanur Rahman revealed the information on Saturday. Jamaat-e-Islami activists carried out the arson attacks under their leadership to create unrest ahead ...

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Export, import thru’ Benapole port resume

SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT, BENAPOLE: Export and import between India and Bangladesh through Benapole land port resumed on Friday morning. The activities at this port remained suspended since Thursday morning following a strike by Benapole Customs Clearing & Forwarding Agents Association. The C&F agents enforced the strike protesting the arrest of one of their colleagues on Thursday morning, halting export and import ...

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Chief Justice SK Sinha resigns

THE NEWS DESK: Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha has resigned after going abroad on ‘sick’ leave following criticisms over his verdict on the 16th amendment that scraps Parliament’s powers to impeach judges. The president’s office received the letter of resignation, said Press Secretary to the President Md Joynal Abedin on Saturday. Appointed in January 2015, Sinha’s tenure was supposed to ...

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Cops detain 53 over attacks on Hindus in Rangpur

Special Correspondent:Police have detained 53 people in connection with arson attacks on the homes Hindus after a local was accused of ‘insulting religion’. Police filed two cases at the Gangachara and Kotowali Police Stations over the incidents and arrested 53 people, said Superintendent of Police Mizanur Rahman, reports bdnews24.com A mob had attacked Hindu homes in the Sadar Upazila’s Thakurpara ...

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Hindu family attacked in a house in Rangpur due to insulting religion, arson, 1 killed in clashes

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Special Correspondent: One person was killed in clashes with police while firing Hindu homes in Rangpur on charges of defaming religion in Facebook. Today, on Friday afternoon, a clash erupted with police with thousands of people in Thakurpara village of Khalea Union under Sadar upazila to carry out attacks in Hindu homes. Saying Assistant Police Superintendent of Rangpur Sadar Circle, ...

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Jashim Uddin gets 40-year jail for raping child in the Ctg

Mr. Rajib Sharma: A Chittagong court on Wednesday sentenced a man to 40 years of imprisonment in a case over raping a 9 years old girl in Lohagora upazila in the district in 2003. The convict is Jasim Uddin, son of Abul Kasem of Sikdarpara in Lohagora upazila. Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-2 judge Motahar Ali handed down the ...

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BCL men vandalise CU VC office

Mr.Rajib Sharma, Chittagong: A faction of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) has vandalised the academic building of Chittagong University and the vice-chancellor’s office, demanding suspension of a university teacher. The untoward incident occurred on Tuesday. The unruly BCL men also wrecked two private cars, several motorcycles and 20 flower vases in front of the offices of the VC and registrar and ...

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summit begins, Yunus gets citizenship

THE NEWS DESK: Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus at Social Business Summit in Paris with Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, Mayor of Paris Ms Anne Hidalgo and Queen Sofia of Spain. Professor Muhammad Yunus was given the honorary citizenship of the French capital as the annual Global Social Business Summit (GSBS) kicked off in Paris ...

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Investment proposals for July-Sept leap 140pc: BIDA

ECONOMIC DESK: Investment proposals rose by 140 per cent during July-September period this year, according to the latest data of the Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA). During that period, BIDA received proposals involving a total of Tk 697.66 billion from local and foreign investors in 391 industrial units. The amount is Tk 407.40 billion more than April-June period of the ...

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Fakhrul briefs media after meetings that also discussed Rohingya issues

THE NEWS DESK: BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia had separate meetings with USA and Canadian delegations on Monday. During the talks with a Canadian parliamentary delegation, they told the BNP chief that their country wanted to see an inclusive and credible election in Bangladesh. BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir revealed this after a six-member Canadian delegation, led by Yasmen ...

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Honda to manufacture, assemble motorbikes in Bangladesh

THE NEWS DESK: Honda Motor Corporation plans to manufacture motorcycles in Bangladesh from next year. To this end, the Japanese motor corporation is setting up an assembling and manufacturing plant at privately-owned Abdul Monem Economic Zone at Gazaria in Munshiganj district. The total cost of the new factory is around US$440 million. Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu laid the foundation ...

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The curious case of Zakir Naik: Why it will be difficult to charge him as a terror preacher

Naik is far from alone among those who exploit the impunity conferred by the cloak of religion on a wide spectrum of disruptive fanatics, writes Ajai Sahni. Illustration by Tanmoy Chakraborty It was in the wake of the Holey Artisan Bakery terrorist attack in Dhaka on July 1-2, 2016 (where 29 persons, including the five terrorists, were killed) that the ...

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Customs quizzes Apan Jewellers owners

THE MEWS DESK: The customs is interrogating three owners of Apan Jewellers over the cases of money laundering that were started against them in August. Brothers Dildar Ahmed Selim, Gulzar Ahmed, and Azad Ahmed are accused in the cases. The Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate or CIID started five cases accusing the three of depositing smuggled gold, making ornaments with ...

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Govt to send 100,000 drivers abroad in five yrs

Economic Desk: The government has taken an initiative to send nearly 100,000 drivers abroad in the next five years for their increased demands in different countries across the globe. Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Secretary Dr Nomita Halder said Bangladeshi skilled manpower of different professions, including drivers, have a huge demand in different countries, the Skills for Employment Investment Programme ...

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Exert pressure for early repatriation of Rohingyas: PM

Special Correspondent: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the Commonwealth countries to exert pressure on the Myanmar government to stop persecution on its Rohingya citizens and take them back from Bangladesh at the earliest. The Prime Minister said this while inaugurating 63rd Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC) at a function at South Plaza of the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban in the capital ...

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BNP plans ‘big’ rally at Suhrawardy Udyan Nov 8

Special Correspondent: BNP has planned a ‘big’ rally at Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka city on November 8, marking the ‘National Revolution and Solidarity Day’ that falls on November 7. The party already sought permission from the authorities about this, said BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi at a press briefing after a meeting at the party’s Naya Paltan ...

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IFIC Bank arranges painting festival for children

THE NEWS DESK: IFIC Bank Limited recently organised a painting festival for children of its officials and employees. About 150 children participated in the painting festival. Managing Director and CEO of IFIC Bank Shah Alam Sarwar handed over certificates, crests and gifts to all children during the festival held at the IFIC Tower at Purana Paltan in the city. Deputy ...

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Golden Harvest recommends 10pc dividend

THE NEWS DESK: The board of directors of Golden Harvest Agro Industries has recommended 10 per cent stock dividend for the year ended on June 30, 2017, said an official disclosure Sunday. The final approval of dividend will come during the annual general meeting (AGM) scheduled to be held on December 21 at 11:30am at its Factory Premises in Gazipur. ...

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Non-organic way to boost Hilsha output

The News Desk:Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute (BFRI) has been carrying out intensive research to breed Hilsha in the hatchery using artificial methods. The methods, which include producing larvae from eggs using artificial means, are being applied to increase the production of the national delicious fish, reports UNB. BFRI in association with WorldFish, a Malaysia-based research organisation, has been conducting the ...

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CANADA CONFERNCE SHOWS THE WAY

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Sekhar Roy:  Bangladesh under Sk Hasina has made lives of Hindus a hell despite huge support rendered by the neighbouring India on all fronts. Even lives of secular democratic minded Muslim citizens are not safe in the country. The situation has deteriorated from bad to worse day by day and Hasina government failed to protect human rights and freedom of ...

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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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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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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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Swami Shuvananda Puri was nominated as the ambassador of peace

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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

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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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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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‘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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