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17 BNP leaders held for ‘secret meeting’

WT24 Desk Police on Sunday arrested 17 BNP leaders from a building in the city’s Banglamotor area on charge of holding a ‘clandestine’ meeting, Agencies report. BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, however, claimed that their leaders were ...

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Lightning strikes 17 dead in 8 districts

WT24 Desk Lightning strikes from freak storms during the monsoon season have left 17 people dead in eight districts of Bangladesh, News Agencies report. At least 15 others were injured when lightning bolts slammed into the ground in Sirajganj, Magura, ...

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Man killed in Satkhira ‘encounter’

WT24 Desk A suspected criminal was killed in a reported gunfight with police in Abaderhat area of Satkhira Sadar upazila early Sunday, reports news agency UNB. The deceased is Nabab Ali, son of Mujib Molla of Bakchora village in the ...

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New autorickshaws to replace the old

Move starts in Dhaka, Chattogram WT24 Desk The Bangladesh Road Transport Authority or BRTA has begun to replace several thousand old autorickshaws, sometimes referred to as ‘moving bombs’, in Dhaka and Chattogram. The process began on Apr 1 at the ...

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50 shops gutted in Bhola fire

WT24 Desk At least 50 shops were gutted in a fire that broke out at a market of the district town early Saturday, UNB reports. The fire broke out from a shop in Monohari Potti around 12:45am and engulfed the ...

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2 killed in separate ‘gunfights’

WT24 Desk Two men were killed in separate incidents of reported gunfights in Lakshmipur and Rajshahi early Friday, Agencies report. In Lakshmipur, an alleged robber, identified as Nurul Alam alias Nuru, son of certain Samsuddoha of East Zafarpur village in ...

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RMG workers protest for due salaries

WT24 Desk Workers of a readymade garment factory in Savar demonstrated on Thursday morning in front of their factory demanding due salaries, News Agencies report. The workers said they are not getting salaries for the last three months. Several hundreds ...

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Three die in Rangpur road crash

WT24 Desk Three people were killed after an ambulance rammed into a parked truck in Rangpur, News Agencies report. The accident took place on the Rangpur-Dinajpur Highway near Mohadebpur Chowrapara area in Sadar Upazila at around 11:30am on Thursday, said ...

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