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UK shocked over Abrar’s murder

United Kingdom expressed shock at the killing incident of Abrar Fahad, a student of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Agencies report. The British High Commission to Dhaka made the reaction in a message of its verified official facebook page on Wednesday. The high commission said “Shocked and saddened by events at BUET. The #UK stands unconditionally for free ...

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4 of a family fall into Dam after selfie attempt

In a tragic accident, four members of a family in Tamil Nadu’s Krishnagiri district drowned while attempting to pose for a selfie at the Pambaru dam. On Sunday, the family, including a newly-wed couple, had taken a trip to the dam during a visit to their relative’s house in Uthangarai taluk. While the family members were posing for a selfie, ...

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Liquor consumption claims 3

A drug trader died and three other persons were hospitalized after drinking excessive alcohol at Kalamridha village under Kalamridha union in Bhanga upazila of the district on Tuesday, Agencies report. The deceased was identified as Govinda Chandra Roy, 30. According to the family source, Govinda Chandra drank alcohol with a few of his friends during Durga Puja festival and fell ...

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Trump makes way for Turkish operation in Syria

The US will play no role in an imminent Turkish operation against Kurdish forces in north-eastern Syria, the White House has said, in a major shift, Agencies report. Turkey wants to clear Kurdish militiamen – whom it regards as terrorists – away from the border, reports BBC. The Turks would become responsible for all Islamic State (IS) group prisoners in ...

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Worker dies in iron plate fall

A worker has been killed as an iron plate fell on him at a shipbreaking yard at Kadamrasul in Sitakunda upazila, Agencies report. The deceased was identified as Md Rabiul Hossain, 20, son of Abul Hayat of Islampur upazila in Jamalpur district.  Shamim Sheikh, officer-in-charge (investigation) of Sitakunda Model Police Station, said Rabiul suffered serious injuries to the head when ...

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Cops beat journos in Dhaka

Sub-Inspector (SI) Kalam of Lalbagh Police Station has been closed on allegation of beating up journalists in the capital’s Azimpur area early on Sunday, Agencies report.  Journalist Kazi Mobarak Hossain and journalist Fakhrul Islam Shahin were returning from a wedding ceremony after midnight. When they reached near home, an officer in charge, a sub inspector and a constable intercepted them ...

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Woman ‘commits suicide after poisoning daughters’ in Ctg

WT24 Desk A woman apparently killed herself after allegedly poisoning her two daughters at Shikderpara in Rangunia upazila early Tuesday over a family feud, Agencies report. The deceased were identified as Doly Akhter, 28, wife of Nurnabi and her daughters Ela Akhter, 6 and Esrat Nur, 10. Quoting family members, Imtiaz Uddin Bhuiyan, officer-in-charge of Rangunia Police Station, said that ...

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Isis leader Baghdadi appears in video for first time in five years

Video comes weeks after Islamic State was ousted from last stronghold in Syria WT24 Desk The fugitive Islamic State leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has appeared in a propaganda video for the first time in five years, in which he recognises the terror group’s defeat in the Syrian town of Baghuz, The Guardian reports. The appearance is only Baghdadi’s second on video, ...

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Sri Lankan police raid HQ of Islamic group suspected of attacks

Ban on face coverings in public introduced as 10,000 soldiers deployed to hunt for more suspects WT24 Desk Sri Lankan police have raided the headquarters of a hardline Islamist group founded by the suspected ringleader behind the Easter suicide bombings of churches and hotels. It comes as a ban on face coverings is due to come into force on Monday, ...

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