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UK politicians send message of solidarity to US congresswomen

Jeremy Corbyn and Sadiq Khan among those condemning Donald Trump’s ‘blatant racism’ WT24 Desk Leading British politicians including Jeremy Corbyn and Sadiq Khan are among thousands of people who have signed a letter of support f the four US congresswomen of colour who were targeted by Donald Trump in a series of racist tweets this week, The Guardian reports. The letter ...

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2 ‘drug peddlers’ killed

‘Gunfight’ in Cox’s Bazar WT24 Desk Two suspected drug peddlers were killed in a reported gunfight with members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in Teknaf upazila of the district on Wednesday, Agencies report. The gunfight took place at Jajimura area around 4: 30 am. BGB claimed 3 of its members were also injured. The deceased were identified as Asmaul Sawdagar, ...

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Ershad finally laid to rest at Polli Nibash

JP was forced to revise its decision of burying him at Military Graveyard in the capital due to rigid stance of party followers in Rangpur WT24 Desk Jatiya Party Chairman and ex-president Hussain Muhammad Ershad was finally laid to eternal rest on Tuesday at Polli Nibash in his hometown Rangpur where he was the most admirable political figure for over ...

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5,000 Rohingya shelters destroyed in rains

WT24 Desk At least 10 people have died and thousands of shanty homes have been destroyed by monsoon rains in overcrowded Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh’s southeast, officials said Sunday, AFP reports. Bangladesh’s meteorological department said the Cox’s Bazar district — home to nearly one million Rohingya Muslims who have fled a military crackdown in Myanmar — has seen at ...

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Road collapses before inauguration

Parts of a mega infrastructure project “Chittagong Outer Ring Road” adjacent to the Bay of Bengal cave in WT24 Desk Parts of a mega infrastructure project adjacent to the Bay of Bengal caved in on Saturday, prompting people to raise allegations of irregularities and corruption, Agencies report. The embankment and outer ring road from Foujdarhat to Patenga was constructed at ...

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11 killed by lightning

Father and his two sons among the victims in four districts WT24 Desk At least 10 people were killed by lightning strikes in Pabna, Chuadanga, Rajshahi and Mymensingh districts on Saturday, Agencies report. In Pabna, thunderbolt left four people, including three of a family, dead at Pachuria village in Bera upazila at noon.  The deceased were identified as Motaleb Hossain, ...

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5 more bodies wash up on shore

Death toll hits 11 WT24 Desk The bodies of five more fishermen, who were on board a storm-tossed fishing vessel in the Bay of Bengal, have washed up on the shore of Cox’s Bazar, taking the death toll in the accident to 11, Agencies report. It comes after the recovery of six bodies from Cox’s Bazar’s Sea-Gull Point beach on ...

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World Population Day today

WT24 Desk The World Population Day is being observed in Bangladesh as elsewhere in the globe on Thursday to spread awareness and discuss issues related to population growth, Agencies report. In 1989, the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme recommended that July 11 be observed by the international community as World Population Day, a day to focus attention ...

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Eviction drive obstructed in Keraniganj; 5 hurt

WT24 Desk A group miscreants attacked a team of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) during an eviction drive at Postogola along the Buriganga riverbank on Thursday, leaving an executive magistrate and four members of the team injured, Agencies report. The BIWTA team, led by an executive magistrate, launched the drive in the morning. At one stage, when the team ...

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