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High-rise fire in Dhaka prompts people to jump from building

19 confirmed dead; 70 others injured treated at hospitals after fire in commercial area of capital WT24 Desk A huge fire has torn through a 19-storey commercial building in Dhaka, with many office workers feared trapped in the latest major inferno to hit the Bangladesh capital, AFP, Agencies report. People were seen shouting for help from windows, video footage from the ...

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No more distortion of history

PM Sheikh Hasina on Independence and National Day WT24 Desk Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said no one can distort the country’s history and play ducks and drakes with the fate of the nation anymore, Agencies report. “Many generations read and learnt distorted history. Today, no one will be able to distort the country’s history and play ducks and ...

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The fourth industrial revolution will further marginalise the subaltern

The new economic reality demands more tech skills and creative thinking for which the segment is not equipped Abhinav Prakash Singh  The fourth industrial revolution promises to transform the entire economic structure as we know it. By changing the economic basis of social organisations, technological revolutions fundamentally transform the entire social structure. In India, apart from economic classes, we also ...

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Secretive group seeking to oust Kim Jong-un claim North Korea embassy raid

Cheollima Civil Defence says it carried out daring raid on Madrid building in February WT24 Desk A secretive dissident group seeking to overthrow the regime in North Korea has claimed responsibility for last month’s raid on the country’s embassy in Madrid, as a court in Spain prepared to seek the intruders’ extradition, The Guardian reports. Cheollima Civil Defence said in statement posted on ...

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Advance country with spirit of patriotism: PM

WT24 Desk Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today urged the children and juveniles to advance the country being imbued with the spirit of patriotism and the liberation war, Agencies report. “You’re the future leaders of the country. So you’ll have to take thecountry forward by loving it deeply and being imbued with patriotism and the spirit of the liberation war,” she ...

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Fast crocodile steals fisherman’s big catch

WT24 Desk A pair of fishermen in Australia captured video of the moment a big crocodile ran out of the water to steal a large catch, UPI reports. Dac Craig was filming while his friend, Daniel, reeled in “a donkey” of a barramundi in the Northern Territory’s Top End. The video shows the fish being pulled toward shore when another ...

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If Jacinda Ardern was in No 10, imagine how different Brexit would be

Unlike Theresa May, New Zealand’s prime minister has the leadership qualities to bind a crisis-struck nation together Jonathan Powell They are the second and third female prime ministers of their countries. They both preside over minority governments. They have both spent most of their lives in politics. Both have a long-term interest in policing and home affairs. And they have ...

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Passengers on Melbourne-Christchurch flight exposed to measles

New Zealand authorities warn unvaccinated passengers on 19 March flight to stay in isolation, as further case emerges in Melbourne WT24 Desk Passengers on a flight from Melbourne to Christchurch on 19 March were exposed to measles, New Zealand authorities have said, as more cases emerge on both sides of the Tasman, Agencies report. A passenger who arrived in Christchurch on ...

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Independence Day Tuesday

Nation set to celebrate 49th version of the event WT24 Desk The nation is set to celebrate the 49th Independence and National Day tomorrow vowing afresh to take the country towards prosperity with the Liberation War spirit, Agencies report. On March 26, 1971, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman declared Bangladesh’s independence following the crackdown on unarmed Bangalees ...

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Waterlogging, traffic congestion in Ctg need to come to a full stop

Speakers at Chattagram Unnoyan Songlap WT24 Desk Speakers at a round table in Chittagong focused on permanent solution to waterlogging and traffic congestion problems in the port city in a bid to ensure planned development. They also called upon all irrespective of party affiliation to extend hands to Chattagram Nagorik Forum to get the problems solved. Barrister Monwar Hossain presided ...

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