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‘Enough is enough’

Calls for gun-law reforms in light of shootings in US; Republicans’ ties to the gun lobby have foiled every effort to legislate even the smallest of changes WT24 Desk Exasperate Democrats and other gun-reforms supporters fumed “enough is enough” after a grim week of mass shootings in the United States, and called for “reasonable” and “commonsense” safety laws, but, as ...

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Cop among two to walk gallows

Verdict in Tangail wife killing case WT24 Desk A Tangail court on Monday sentenced a police official and his friend to death for killing his wife in Dhaka in 2011, Agencies report. The convicts are Abdul Alim alias Sumon, 32, suspended constable of Bangladesh police and son of Abu Hanif of Hinnaipara village in Kalihati upazila and his friend Shamim ...

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Sicilian fishermen risk prison to rescue migrants

‘No human would turn away’; A father and son describe what it’s like to hear desperate cries on the sea at night WT24 Desk Captain Carlo Giarratano didn’t think twice when, late last month, during a night-time fishing expedition off the coast of Libya, he heard desperate cries of help from 50 migrants aboard a dinghy that had run out ...

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Trawler capsizes in Bay

16 fishermen missing WT24 Desk A total of 16 fishermen went missing as a trawler with 17 fishermen on board capsized after being caught in a storm in the Bay of Bengal on Sunday , Agencies report. Anwar Hossain owner of trawler ‘FB Zakaria’, said 17 fishermen from different areas of Noakhali went to deep sea with his trawler for ...

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City mayor for metro rail in the city

Project to cope with movement of 15 lakh more people WT24 Desk Chattogram City Mayor AJM Nasiruddin yesterday put emphasis on introducing metro rail (MRT) in the Chattogram metropolis as the city will have to cope with the movement of 15 lakh more people after the implementation of Bangabandhu Silpanagar at Mirsarai and Anowar Economic Zone, Agencies report. The new ...

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Thakurgaon road crash claims 8

Two buses collide on Highway in Jagannathpur Union WT24 Desk At least eight people have died after two buses collided in Thakurgaon. The accident took place on the Thakurgaon-Dhaka Highway in Jagannathpur Union around 8:30am on Friday, said Ashikur Rahman, chief of the Sadar Police Station, Agencies report. The accident has left at least 20 people injured. “The bus operated ...

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Unnao rape accused and BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar expelled from party

Three police personnel, including two women cops, who were appointed for the security of the survivor, have been suspended. WT24 Desk New Delhi: BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, who is an accused in Unnao rape case, was expelled from the party on Thursday, The Deccan Chronicle reports. Three police personnel, including two women cops, who were appointed for the security of ...

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5 to walk gallows die, 6 get life

Verdict in Kushtia farmer killing WT24 Desk A Kushtia court awarded death penalty to five persons and sentenced life imprisonment to six others for killing a farmer over dominance, Agencies report. Judge Munsi Md. Moshiar Rahman Jonakirno of Women and Children Repression Prevention Special Court of Kushtia sentenced jail terms to six other convicts on various grounds in the case ...

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SC stays ban on milk production

11 brands now can produce and sell milk WT24 Desk The Appellate Division on Wednesday stayed a High Court order for five weeks clearing ways for 11 more pastuarised milk companies to produce, distribute and sell milk, Agencies report. Chamber Judge Md Nuruzzaman passed the order after hearing separate appeals filed by the companies seeking a stay on the HC ...

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CCC announces Tk 2485.91 cr budget for FY 2019-20

Proposed budget practical and not ambitious one, says Mayor WT24 Desk Chattogram City Corporation (CCC) yesterday announced a budget of Taka 2485.51 crore for 2019-2020 fiscal with a special emphasis on infrastructural development of the port city, Agencies report. Announcing the budget in presence of CCC ward councilors, officials and journalists at Theater Institute Auditorium of CCC, Mayor A J ...

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