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People embrace Islam for it’s beauty, not by sword

16th Universal Sufi Festival held WT24 Desk The trackless people came under the light of Islam and enlightened themselves by watching the beauty of Islam and characteristics of awlias (saints) and not by sword or extremism. The observation was made at the 16th Universal Sufi Festival held in the capital on 21st March, Thursday. Shaykh Dr. Ismail Kassim, founder of ...

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Ctg dwellers to get rid of waterlogging soon: LGRD minister

WT24 Desk Claiming that the excavation works of all the canals in the port city are underway, Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives Minister Md Tajul Islam on Saturday assured the city dwellers that it will get rid of waterlogging soon, UNB reports. Out of 57 canals, those are flowing through the city, several have already been re-excavated while others will ...

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Atiqul elected DNCC mayor

WT24 Desk The ruling Awami-League (AL) nominated candidate Atiqul Islam was elected mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) by-election in unofficial results declared tonight, BSS reports. He secured 8,39,302 votes with ‘Boat’ symbol while his nearest contestant Shafin Ahmed of Jatiya Party bagged 52,429 votes with ‘plough’ symbol. Returning Officer (RO) of DNCC polls Abul Kashem announced the results ...

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Barishal prisoner ‘commits suicide’

WT24 Desk A prisoner reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself at Barishal jail on Friday morning, Agencies report. The deceased was identified as Kabir Shikdar, 35, son of Dalil Uddin of Jamirtola village in Bhandaria upazila of Pirojpur district. Barishal senior jail super Prasanto Kumar Banik said Kabir came to Barishal jail from Bhola jail on October 2, 2018 and ...

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Hijacked plane: Passengers leave Chattogram for Dubai

WT24 Desk A total of 134 passengers of the Bangladesh Biman flight, which made emergency landing at Chattogram airport yesterday following an attempted hijacking, left the port city for Dubai this afternoon, Agencies report. The aircraft of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the passengers left the Shah AmanatInternational Airport of Chattogram around 12:15pm, ABM Sarwar E-Zaman, manager of the airport. The ...

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Father-son die in Ctg bike crash

WT24 Desk A man and his 12-year-old son were killed in a road accident at Dhanialapara in Double Mooring area of the port city on Friday night, Agencies report. The deceased were identified as Md Sagir, 42, owner of a grocery shop in Mansurabad and Md Zonaid, 12, a class-V student of Agrabad Gonopurto Bidya Niketon. The accident took place ...

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Removal of chemical warehouses begins

Warning to house owners accomodating chemical warehouses WT24 Desk Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) has started removing the chemicals from the basement of Wahed Mansion, from where the fire broke out at Chawbazar in Old Dhaka, Agencies report. With this, removal of chemical warehouses in Old Dhaka has begun, said DSCC mayor Sayeed Khokon on Saturday . ”Lawful action will ...

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Dec-30 election was a farce

Dr. Kamal says during public here in capital WT24 Desk Claiming that the government staged a ‘farce’ on December 30 in the name of election, Jatiya Oikyafront convener Dr Kamal Hossain on Friday urged all to be united to take the country’s ownership back and ensure the voting rights of people, Agencies report.  “…this can’t be called an election. This is ...

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Tragedy unfolds as 9 die in Ctg blaze

200 houses also razed at Chaktai slum WT24 Desk Relatives wail after a devastating slum  fire killed nine at city’s Chaktai area on Sunday morning. The word ‘tragedy’ feels tiny in many senses when it comes to the death of Rahima, a victim of massive fire incident who was burnt to death along with three other family members while trying ...

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