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Criminals fleece Rohingyas running for safety

Criminals fleece Rohingyas running for safety
Criminals are allegedly looting and torturing fleeing Rohingyas in Bangladesh territory, after the hapless people have escaped from persecution by the Myanmarese military, Border Guard Police (BGP) and local Buddhists. Law enforcement agencies are trying to prevent such incidents and have taken disciplinary measures against some such criminals. A mobile court yesterday (Thursday) sentenced a man to six months' imprisonment for snatching jewellery and goods. He was identified as Nurul Amin, 50. "He was caught red-handed on Thursday morning while snatching valuables of Rohingyas at Shahporirdwip. He was sentenced to six months' imprisonment for the crime," said Zahid Hossain Siddique, the Teknaf upazila nirbahi officer who headed…

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Eid holidaymakers leave Dhaka in thousands
Eid holidaymakers leave Dhaka in thousands
As yesterday was the last workday for employees and officials of government, semi-government and private…

Pilgrims throng Mount Arafat for peak of Hajj

Pilgrims throng Mount Arafat for peak of Hajj

Their palms facing the sky, around two million Muslims gathered yesterday on Saudi Arabia’s Mount Arafat for the highlight of the hajj pilgrimage, one of the world’s largest annual gatherings, reports AFP from Mount Arafat, Saudi Arabia. With temperatures pushing 40 degrees Celsius (104…
Sales of cattle peak in cities

Sales of cattle peak in cities

Cattle markets in the city have gained momentum with lots of buyers and thousands of sacrificial animals started swarming just a few days before Eid-ul-Azha. A huge number of sacrificial animals are being brought for sale at different cattle markets in the city. However, the prices of the animals look…
The spirit of 
Eid-ul-Azha

The spirit of Eid-ul-Azha

Once again the Islamic calendar is getting to an end and Muslims the world over will be celebrating Eid-ul-Azha, the feast of sacrifice. The Eid-ul-Azha prayers are very important for Muslims. It also has the characteristics of the annual reunions of Muslims all over the world. This re-union manifests…
War without end

War without end

More than sixteen years ago the Taliban, an Islamic fundamentalist group   built and groomed by Pakistan’s ISI had managed to extent its rule over most of Afghanistan.  After the departure of the Soviet Union from its disastrous military occupation of Afghanistan the Pakistan authorities…
Strong vigilance ‘brought down rawhide smuggling’

Strong vigilance ‘brought down rawhide smuggling’

The smuggling of sacrificial animal rawhides from the country through different border points during Eid-ul-Azha has come down over the years due to strong vigilance by law enforcers, according to tanners and law enforcers, reports UNB. "Rawhide smuggling has declined over the last 8-10 years due…
Toll in Texas mounts as Harvey menaces further east

Toll in Texas mounts as Harvey menaces further east

HOUSTON: Storm-battered Houston began limping towards recovery Thursday as Harvey's floodwaters started receding there, though the historic storm was still wreaking havoc further east, reports AFP. While clouds parted at last in America's fourth-largest city, rural areas of Texas were drenched…
Tahsan comes up with seventh 
album ‘Oviman Amar’

Tahsan comes up with seventh album ‘Oviman Amar’

Tahsan released his last album Uddesho Nei on 2014. But his regular performances in the world of acting had his music fans worried. Recent incidents in his personal life also contributed to the idea that he might quit music. Proving everybody wrong, this popular artiste has come back with a brand new…
    Taijul fastest Bangladeshi to 
reach 50 wickets milestone

    Taijul fastest Bangladeshi to reach 50 wickets milestone

    Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam touched the milestone of the 50th Test wickets on the fourth day of the Dhaka Test at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SBNCS) in Mirpur on Wednesday. Prior to the outset of the Dhaka Test against the high-ranked Australian side, Taijul was shy of just two wickets…
    River erosion takes serious turn

    River erosion takes serious turn

    With a rise in the water level, erosion by the Madhumati and Nabaganga rivers has taken a serious turn at different places under Lohagora and Kalia upazilas of the district recently, reports BSS. Local sources said at least 1,500 families of the two upazilas have been rendered homeless in the last couple…
    AL to speed up polls campaign after Eid

    AL to speed up polls campaign after Eid

    The ruling Awami League (AL) will start its organisational and 2019 election publicity work in full swing across the country after Eid-ul-Azha. The party kept all political and organisational activities on hold in August. This was the month in which party founder and father of the nation Bangabandhu…
    The ocean is a strange place after dark

    The ocean is a strange place after dark

    Moonlight triggers the world’s biggest orgy, strange creatures emerge from the depths, and waves glow blue. Some phenomena in the ocean can only be witnessed after dark. Bioluminescence makes the sea shimmer You may have seen the pictures. It’s night-time in an impossibly exotic location.…
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