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Future of Bangladesh is in safe hands

Youths rescue flood victims Sir Frank Peters A kind-hearted youth group from a village in Gazipur has nobly responded to the plaintive cries for help from flood victims in Kurigram (Char Rajibpur) proving there’s hope for Bangladesh. Kurigram was one of the many areas hit by flooding and cut-off from food supplies, which brought tears, despair and havoc to the ...

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‘Those behind rawhide price slump won’t be spared’

WT24 Desk Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Wednesday warned that people responsible for the rawhide price fall will be punished, Agencies report. “The government will investigate to see if any syndicate is behind this situation and take legal steps,” he told a post-Eid news conference at the Secretariat. Quader, also the transport minister, said he does not have ...

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9 sick migrants evacuated from rescue ship

400 still at sea WT24 Desk Spain — A Spanish aid group says nine people have been evacuated from its migrant rescue ship while it continues to seek a port where another 151 passengers can get off, AP reports. Open Arms said two women – one with a brain tumor and the other with pneumonia – and six of their ...

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No Eid delight for Kurigram

WT24 Desk The joy of Eid-ul-Azha, one of the two major festivals each year decreed in the life of Muslims, eludes Zahurul Islam this year. The resident of Bhagbatipur, a char area under Jatrapur union in Kurigram – that alongside neighbouring Gaibandha have been among the worst-hit districts of this year’s monsoon flooding, UNB reports. Zahurul and his family were ...

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1,584 cops, their relatives have dengue

WT24 Desk As the city is in the grip of dengue outbreak, at least 1,584 police personnel and their family members have been affected by the mosquito-borne disease over the last three months, official sources said, Agencies report. Besides, they said, a police officer and the wife of a senior official died of the deadly disease in the capital. Most ...

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Russian nuclear agency confirms role in rocket test explosion

Rosatom says five staff died in accident that caused radiation levels to spike in Arkhangelsk WT24 Desk Russia’s nuclear energy agency has said an explosion that caused radiation levels to spike in the Arkhangelsk region was caused by an accident during a test of an “isotope power source for a liquid-fueled rocket engine”, The Guardian reports. In a statement released ...

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Donald Trump endorses background checks, rules out assault-weapons ban

“I’m looking to do background checks,” Trump told reporters as he departed the White House on Wednesday to visit the two violence-stricken cities. “I think background checks are important.” WT24 Desk President Donald Trump endorsed an expansion of background checks for U.S. gun buyers following the massacres in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, but said there’s “no political appetite” ...

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Sushma Swaraj cremated

PM Modi, other leaders in attendance WT24 Desk Former external affairs minister Sushma Swarajwas cremated at Delhi’s Lodhi Road electric crematorium on Wednesday with full state honours, Agencies report. The last rites of the 67-year-old BJP stalwart were performed by her daughter Bansuri Swaraj, as her husband Swaraj Kaushal stood beside her. Hundreds of people, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah ...

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Chattogram cattle markets get momentum

Tight security measures taken WT24 Desk Sacrificial animals from across the country have started pouring into the cattle markets in the port city and its adjoining 14 upazillas of the district ahead of the Eid-ul-Azha, Agencies report. Authorities have taken tight security measures through engaging members of police, Rapid Action Battalion ( RAB) and Ansars side by sides plainclothes men ...

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