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Prime suspect, 3 aides arrseted

Prime suspect, 3
aides arrseted
Sohel Mahfuj, one of the prime accused in last July’s attack on the Holey Artisan café at Gulshan in the capital, was arrested along with three associates from Puskunirpar area on the Shibganj-Chowdala road under Shibganj upazila in Chapainawabganj district early yesterday. Apart from 35-year-old Mahfuj, the other arrestees were identified as Jamal, 34, of Charmohonpur under Chapainawabganj Sadar upazila, Hafizur Rahman, 28, of Parbatipur under Shibganj upazila in Chapainawabganj district, and Jewel, 26, of Biswanathpur Katiapara under Shibganj upazila in Chapainawabganj district. Of the four arrestees, Sohel Mahfuj was handed over to the Counter Terrorism unit of Dhaka, while the other three have been kept in the custody of Chapainawabganj…

Dhaka seeks UNHCR role in sending back Myanmar nationals

Dhaka seeks UNHCR role in sending back Myanmar nationals

Bangladesh yesterday urged the UNHCR to ask the government of Myanmar to take 'meaningful measures' and ensure the return of all Myanmar nationals staying in Bangladesh to their homeland in Rakhine State, reports UNB. Bangladesh also expressed concern over the 'unilateral halt' in the…
Bangladesh increases its capacity to train UN peacekeepers

Bangladesh increases its capacity to train UN peacekeepers

Bangladesh has further enhanced its capacity to effectively train peacekeepers and conduct United Nations and regional peace support operations, reports UNB. A new multipurpose training facility at the Bangladesh Institute of Peace Support Operation Training (BIPSOT) in Gazipur was inaugurated on Saturday…
Dialysis facilities

Dialysis facilities

Much to the relief of financially challenged kidney patients and their beleaguered families, the health ministry has said that the National Institute of Kidney Diseases and Urology (NIKDU) will soon provide more poor patients with cheaper dialysis service. Of course not all patients requiring dialysis…
Modi made welcome in Israel

Modi made welcome in Israel

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi wore white with a touch of  blue during his historic visit to Israel, he sent a message of friendship, camaraderie and a new relationship with a country that no Indian Prime Minister had visited in 70 years. The outfit’s colours were deliberately chosen because…
‘No place for extremism, militancy in Bangladesh’

‘No place for extremism, militancy in Bangladesh’

Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon yesterday said Bangladesh is an example of communal harmony and there is no place for religious extremism and militancy in this country, reports BSS. The minister said the government has adopted a zero tolerance policy against religious extremism…
    Machine-learning can change everything

    Machine-learning can change everything

    The use of software has changed almost every aspect of industry and business, and the insurance sector is no exception. Even in the Bangladesh economy, where it has a modest size of USD 150 billion, there are 31 insurance companies, and all of them are using software to run their business. The problem…
    Russian media cheer over Trump and Putin handshake

    Russian media cheer over Trump and Putin handshake

    MOSCOW: Russia's pro-Kremlin media reacted triumphantly on Saturday to the first handshake and lengthy talks between President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump at the G20 meeting in Hamburg, reports AFP. The popular tabloid Komsomolskaya Pravda headlined its front page "Putin…
    Avi Shankar’s solo show ‘Mangrove Portal’ begins at AFD

    Avi Shankar’s solo show ‘Mangrove Portal’ begins at AFD

    A thirteen-day solo painting exhibition by artist Avi Shankar Ain titled ‘Mangrove Portal’ has begun at La Galerie of Alliance Française de Dhaka (AFD) in the capital’s Dhanmondi area. This is the second solo exhibition of artist Avi Shankar Ain Australian High Commissioner…
    Tamim leaves for London to play in T20 NatWest Blast

    Tamim leaves for London to play in T20 NatWest Blast

    Bangladesh hard-hitting opener Tamim Iqbal left Dhaka for London to play the T20 NatWest Blast 2017 for the English County Club Essex Eagles yesterday. Following his jaw-dropping performance in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy last month, Tamim was offered to play for the Essex. The left-handed batsman…
    Benapole transport strike withdrawn hours after enforcement

    Benapole transport strike withdrawn hours after enforcement

    Jessore: Several hours after enforcing an indefinite transport strike at Benapole, workers withdrew it following a meeting with local Awami League leaders, reports UNB. Shahidul Islam, manager of ‘Sohag Paribahan’ said that transport workers sat in a meeting with local leaders of Awami League…
    Give another term to finish mega projects

    Give another term to finish mega projects

    Seeking another term to complete the work of the mega projects, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday expressed her firm resolve to celebrate the golden jubilee of the country's independence during the tenure of the next Awami League government, reports BSS. "Bangladesh will celebrate the…
    What is the Qatar-GCC showdown really about?

    What is the Qatar-GCC showdown really about?

    US President Donald Trump's recent statements and tweets on the Middle East have puzzled US friends and foes alike by threatening further escalation of regional conflicts. Last year, he said that he would "seek harmony" in the Middle East as US commander-in-chief. But after his first visit…
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