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BHBCUC denounces Priya Saha’s comments

WT24 Desk Bangladesh Hindu-Buddhist-Christian Unity Council (BHBCUC) on Thursday denounced comments by Priya Saha, one of its organising secretaries, Agencies report. During a meeting with US president Donald Trump, she claimed that 37 million members of minority communities have disappeared from Bangladesh. “It’s true that she’s an organising secretary of BHBCUC but she didn’t visit president Trump on behalf of ...

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2 die in Ctg road crash

WT24 Desk Two people were killed and two others injured when a motorcycle hit a covered van at Sholosohor over Akteruzzaman flyover in the city on Tuesday night, Agencies report. The deceased were identified as Munna, 22 and Nishat, 25. Quoting witnesses, police said the accident took place around 10pm when the motorbike crashed into a stationary covered van, injuring ...

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Myanmar takes ‘minimal preparations’ for Rohingya return

Satellite images show WT24 Desk Myanmar has made “minimal” preparations for the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees sheltering in neighbouring Bangladesh, according to an Australian think-tank, despite the country saying it is ready to start repatriation, Reuters reports. More than 700,000 Rohingya were forced to flee northern Rakhine state in western Myanmar during a 2017 military-led ...

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65-day ban ends

Fishermen resume fishing in Bay WT24 Desk Fishermen here and other southeastern districts are ready to begin fishing amid festivity from Tuesday night after the 65-day fishing ban in the Bay of Bengal ended on Tuesday, Agencies report. The Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock imposed the ban from May 20. During a visit to the area, this correspondent found fishermen ...

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Ex-diplomats feel Trump’s Kashmir mediation remarks may hit Indo-US relations

According to Husain Haqqani, a former Pakistan Ambassador to the US, the President would soon learn the complexity of South Asian issues. WT24 Desk President Donald Trump remarks on Monday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought his mediation on the Kashmir issue will “damage” the Indo-US relations, ex-diplomats said, PTI reports. New Delhi has already rejected Trump’s claim, which he ...

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Indian-origin woman convicted of London robbery

Her accomplices, Monica Pashias, 42, and Tyrone Waugh, 40 had previously pleaded guilty to robbery. WT24 Desk Three people, including an Indian-origin woman, have been convicted following a robbery at commercial premises in Lambeth, south London, in August last year, The Hindustan Times reports. Harpreet Kaur, 28, from Hounslow was found guilty at Inner London Crown Court on Friday of ...

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23 officials face graft charges

Embezzling coal worth Tk243.28 cr alleged WT24 Desk Allegations have been brought against 23 officials including 7 former managing directors (MDs) of Barapukuria Coal Mining Company Ltd (BCMCL) over embezzling coals worth Tk 243.28 crore, Agencies report. Investigation officer of the case submitted the charge-sheet to Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Sunday .. ACC is scheduled to file the charge-sheet with court ...

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Sedition charges against Priya rejected

No case before Priya Shaha’s explanation WT24 Desk The two sedition cases filed against Priya Saha for making false allegation on minorities living in Bangladesh to the US President Donald Trump have been rejected, Agencies report. Two separate courts of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrates rejected the pleas on Sunday afternoon. The courts said though the cases were filed on sedition charges, ...

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Imran Khan travels to US to ‘reset’ bilateral ties

Pakistan PM Imran Khan embarked on a three-day visit accompanied by Pakistan Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa. WT24 Desk Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday embarked on a three-day visit to the US where he is set to meet President Donald Trump on July 22 in a bid to “reset” tense bilateral relations, PTI reports. Khan’s first visit to the ...

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Witness-turned-accused

ASK provides legal aid to Minni WT24 Desk BARGUNA: Sensational Rifat Sharif murder case witness-turned-accused Ayesha Siddiqa Minni is getting legal support from legal aid and human rights organization Ain O Salish Kendra (ASK), Agencies report. A four member team of ASK arrived in Minni’s Barguna residence Saturday afternoon and talked to her father. Barguna District Bar Association Secretary General ...

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