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PM condemns London attack

She reaffirms stance against terrorism WT24 Desk Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has strongly condemned Friday’s London Bridge attack that left two dead and three injured, Agencies report. In a message to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Sheikh Hasina expressed deep shock at the casualties and conveyed sympathy to the bereaved family members. She also prayed for the early recovery of ...

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‘Black Friday’ becoming a shadow of its former self in US

WT24 Desk  The US holiday shopping season officially opened with a deluge of “Black Friday” promotions but the frenzied crowds of the past have thinned out with the rise of e-commerce, Agencies report. Companies in the retail, entertainment and tourism industries once again tried to entice shoppers after Thanksgiving with a bevy of offers on a day synonymous with American ...

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Justice system playing ‘Russian roulette’ with public, says terror expert

Remark comes after security minister, Brandon Lewis, pledges swift review of violent crime sentences WT24 Desk A counter-terrorism specialist has described the criminal justice system as playing “Russian roulette” with the public, after it was revealed the London Bridge attacker had been released from jail following his conviction for terror offences, The Guardian reports. Chris Phillips, a former head of ...

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Youth killed in Bandarban crash

WT24 Desk  A youth was killed and two others were injured as a Tomtom Gari(vehicle) overturned on Fashiakhali Road in Lama upazila of the hilly district today, Agencies report. The deceased was identified as Md Rajon, 27, an inhabitant in Dakhin Keraniganj upazila in Dhaka district. Local people said the accident occurred this afternoon as the driver of the Tomtom ...

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7 dead in small plane crash in Canada

WT24 Desk Toronto: A small airplane crashed in a wooded area on the north shore of Lake Ontario in eastern Canada on Wednesday evening, killing all seven people on board, Canada’s transport safety agency said on Thursday, Agencies report. The US-registered single-engine Piper PA-32 plane was travelling from Toronto’s Buttonville Airport to Kingston, Ontario when it went missing at around ...

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Nasir opens Samara Convention Hall

WT24 Desk Chattogram City Coropration (CCC) has been working to build an environment-friendly and habitatable city. With this end, we discourage random dumping of waste and urge city dwellers to put all sorts of waste in dustbins or containers. Chattogram City Mayor AJM Nasiruddin said these while inaugurating Samara Convention Hall at city’s Bayezid Bostami Road on Friday. “ Coping ...

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Jonathan Miller dies aged 85

Polymath also had career in medicine WT24 Desk Jonathan Miller, the writer, theatre and opera director, and member of the Beyond the Fringe comedy team, has died at the age of 85, Agencies report. The polymath also had a career in medicine, broadcasting, and even took sculpture later in life. He rose to prominence in the 1960s as part of ...

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South Korea fires warning shots

Move to repel North Korean merchant ship WT24 Desk South Korea’s military fired warning shots Wednesday to repel a North Korean merchant ship after it violated their disputed western sea boundary, Seoul officials said, the second such incident in two months, Agencies report. Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that it believes the North Korean ship crossed ...

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Iran supreme leader claims protests a US-backed ‘conspiracy’

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made the comment while addressing members of the Revolutionary Guard’s all-volunteer Basij force WT24 Desk Iran’s supreme leader on Wednesday claimed without evidence that recent protests across the Islamic Republic over government-set gasoline prices rising were part of a “conspiracy” involving the U.S., as authorities begin to acknowledge the scale of the demonstrations, Agencies report. Supreme Leader ...

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Why silent over entry of Indians into B’desh

BNP questions govt WT24 Desk BNP on Wednesday criticised the government for what it said remaining silent over the reported pushing of India citizens into Bangladesh through different borders, Agencies report. “We know Indian nationals are being pushed into Bangladesh through different borders, including that of Jashore, but your (PM’s) Foreign Minister is not saying anything about it,” said BNP ...

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