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Eid holidaymakers suffer as trains fail to run on time

Disruption in the schedules of a number of trains cause sufferings WT24 Desk Disruption in the schedules of a number of trains, particularly of those that run on northern and southern routes, caused immense sufferings to Eid holidaymakers on Saturday, Agencies report. Train passengers said none of the northern district-bound trains and some of southern region-bound trains did not leave ...

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Tailback extends from Paturia to Manikganj

WT24 Desk Hundreds of buses that left the capital for their destinations were stuck in a long tailback at Paturia ferry terminal, causing immense suffering to the home-bound Eid holidaymakers, reports UNB. “A gridlock extending more than 28 kilometres has thrown everything into disarray,” said Zillur Rahman, assistant manager of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority’s Aricha office.  Police say they ...

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Delhi shares concern over people’s “illegal movement” along border

India’s full support for Hasina’s dev agenda reiterated WT24 Desk India has raised its concern over the “illicit movement of undocumented persons” across the border, with a view to finding a solution to this problem, especially in North East India, UNB reports. Indian Home Minister Amit Shah raised India’s “concern” during a Home Minister-level meeting with his Bangladesh counterpart Asaduzzaman ...

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PM returns from UK

WT24 Desk Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned home on Thursday morning from London, wrapping up her official visit to the United Kingdom, Agencies report. A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the Prime Minister landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 10:45am. The leaders of Awami League and its associate bodies greeted the Prime Minister when she reached her ...

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Asian shares mostly lower after China stabilizes currency

WT24 Desk Tokyo — Asian shares were mostly lower Wednesday as markets calmed after China’s decision to stabilize its currency, AP reports. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 dipped 0.8% to 20,421.93. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 added 0.3% to 6,497.60 in morning trading. South Korea’ Kospi slipped 0.2% to 1,913.43. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng dipped 0.8% to 25,758.83, while the Shanghai Composite was ...

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Tk 51.5 cr for eliminating mosquitoes

Govt allocates the fund to help city corps and municipalities fight dengue WT24 Desk The government has allocated Tk 51.5 crore to help the city corporations and municipalities fight mosquitoes, Agencies report. LGRD Minister Md Tazul Islam came up with the information at a views exchanging meeting with Bangladesh Climate Change Journalist Forum (BCJF) at the Secretariat. Of the amount, ...

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Eight more die from dengue

1,064 new dengue cases outside Dhaka WT24 Desk A Bangladeshi woman living in Italy has died from dengue in Dhaka as the death toll from the massive outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease across Bangladesh has increased by eight, Agencies report. Hafsa Lipi, 34, was travelling to Bangladesh with her husband and children. The mother of two boys aged 6 and 12 ...

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Five killed in alleged gunfights

Of them one is a ‘rape’ suspect, 3 ‘drug peddlers and another a ‘robber’ WT24 Desk Three people, including an accused in a gang-rape case , were killed in separate  ‘gunfights’ in Mymensingh and Habiganj districts early Monday, Agencies report. In Mymensingh , an alleged drug trader and an accused in a gang-rape case were killed in separate  ‘gunfights’ in Sadar ...

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PM to visit India in Oct; water issues likely to be discussed

No letter from India seeking land for Agartala Airport, says FM  WT24 Desk Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will visit India in October next to discuss bilateral issues, including the ones related to common rivers, to take the growing relations between Bangladesh and India forward, UNB reports. Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will visit Bangladesh this month, most likely on ...

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Ctg buses go off

Owners protest against fines for extra fare ahead of Eid WT24 Desk Bus operators have suspended services from Chattogram to the rest of Bangladesh in a retaliatory action after they were fined for charging travellers extra fare ahead of Eid-ul-Azha, Agencies report. Inter-district Bus Owners Association General Secretary Kafil Uddin Ahmed announced the decision after a meeting of the association ...

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