AL factional clash

Two people were killed and 10 others injured in a clash between two factions of Awami League at Bakhoil village in Sadar upazila of Kushtia on Thursday afternoon, reports UNB. The deceased are Billal and Enamul, 35, both are AL activists. Ratan Sheikh, officer-in-charge of Kushtia Islamic University police station, …

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BNP slams India

BNP on Thursday expressed surprise over India’s support to Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi’s repressive policy on Rohingya issue, reports UNB. “India claims to be one of the world’s leading democratic countries, but they’ve extended their support to Aung San Suu Kyi’s policy. We’re surprised and shocked by it,” said …

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Quader rather concerned over drugs

Road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader has said that the government is concerned about the stream of Rohingyas entering Bangladesh, fleeing from oppression in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. Ruling Bangladesh Awami League general secretary Quader was, however, even more concerned whether drugs and arms were entering the country along with …

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Road crashes kill 9

At least nine people were killed and two others injured in two road accidents in Basail and Madhupur upazilas of Tangail on Thursday, reports UNB. In Basail, a Dhaka-bound microbus collided head-on with a truck at Basail Link road intersection around 3:00pm, leaving its seven passengers dead and two others …

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Turkish first lady thanks Bangladesh

Visiting Turkish first lady Emine Erdogan on Thursday said what is happening in Myanmar’s Rakhine State is “tantamount to genocide” and solution to Rohingya crisis lies in Myanmar only. She also affirmed that the government of Turkey will stand beside the Rohingyas who have fled to Bangladesh in the face …

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George Michael returns

British pop singer George Michael, who died last year, returned to the airwaves on Thursday with the release of a remix of his song “Fantasy,” leaving fans split on the decision to bring back his voice. The remix of the 1987 solo track was broadcast on Britain’s BBC radio and …

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Outspoken journalist’s murder sparks outcry in India

Indian activists, politicians and journalists demanded a full investigation Wednesday into the murder of Gauri Lankesh, a newspaper editor and outspoken critic of the ruling Hindu nationalist party whose death has sent shockwaves through the industry. The 55-year-old, who was shot dead by three unknown gunmen on a motorcycle as …

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Refugees enter Bangladesh from Myanmar: UN

Some 164,000 mostly Rohingya refugees have now crossed into Bangladesh in the last fortnight to escape fighting between militants and Myanmar’s military, the United Nations said on Thursday. The latest figures means more than a quarter of a million Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar since fighting first broke out last …

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US Open semi-finals

Rafael Nadal demolished Andrey Rublev on Wednesday to reach a sixth US Open semi-final, setting up a first-time New York showdown against Roger Federer if the Swiss legend can down Argentine giant Juan Martin del Potro. World number one Nadal, the 2010 and 2013 champion, brushed aside Russian 19-year-old Rublev …

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Australia record a 7-wicket victory

Spinner Nathan Lyon bagged 13 wickets in the Chittagong Test to help Australia record a 7-wicket victory over Bangladesh with a day to spare. The win meant the two-game Test series was drawn 1-1, following the hosts’ win in the Dhaka Test. After his seven-wicket haul in Bangladesh’s first innings, Lyon bagged …

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