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7 charred bodies found at Mirpur ‘militant den’

7 charred bodies found at Mirpur ‘militant den’
Members of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) recovered seven charred bodies, including those of two women and two children, from a militant hideout in the capital yesterday. “We’ve found the charred remains of seven people, including that of militant Abdullah, his two wives, two children and two associates, at the militant hideout. Their bodies were burnt to ashes,” RAB director general Benazir Ahmed told journalists at a press briefing held at the spot. He said Abdullah was a member of Al-Ansar of the JMB’s Sarwar-Tamim group. There were large quantities of explosives in the militant hideout, whose fourth and fifth floors have been damaged by explosions, he added. Many pigeons, too, have been killed due to the blasts,…

More rain likely in next 3 days

More rain likely in next 3 days

After remaining dormant for the past few days, a fairly active monsoon may hit back in the next three days, with moderately heavy showers in different parts of the country, meteorologists said. Even light showers, such as the one that interrupted the second day's Test cricket match between Bangladesh…
Having no NID card, 11.8m young voters face various hurdles

Having no NID card, 11.8m young voters face various hurdles

Some 11.8 million voters who have been enrolled after 2014 are facing hurdles in availing themselves of various services as they are yet to receive their national identity (NID) cards, reports UNB. The Election Commission has kept suspended providing NID cards to fresh voters for the last three years…
Ensuring quality education

Ensuring quality education

Quality higher education is evidently a critical element of development which a country like Bangladesh must build if it is to make progress in the contemporary world that feeds on knowledge and breeds on competition.  The only way  Bangladesh can narrow its income gap with developed world…
Tragedy in Arakan

Tragedy in Arakan

The history of Bengal and neighbouring Arakan, a province of Myanmar is deep rooted over centuries. Historian  A.M. Chowdhury writes, “It is not unlikely that the Chandras of southeastern Bengal were connected with the Chandra rulers of Arakan. The existence of Chandra dynasty in Arakan with…
Export earnings from US 
post 17.94pc growth in July

Export earnings from US post 17.94pc growth in July

Export earnings from the USA, the largest export destination for Bangladesh products, witnessed a healthy 17.94 per cent growth in July last compared to the corresponding month of the previous year, mainly due to the good performance of the RMG sector, reports UNB. Bangladesh exports to the USA totalled…
N Korea nuclear test 10 times more powerful than Hiroshima: Japan

N Korea nuclear test 10 times more powerful than Hiroshima: Japan

Japan yesterday again upgraded its estimated size of North Korea’s latest nuclear test to a yield of around 160 kilotons—more than ten times the size of the Hiroshima bomb, reports AFP from Tokyo. This marked Tokyo’s second revision higher after previously giving estimates of 70 and…
Concert ‘Cello-Piano-Audio 2’ at AFD tomorrow

Concert ‘Cello-Piano-Audio 2’ at AFD tomorrow

A musical concert titled ‘Cello-Piano-Audio 2’ by Philip Hazra and Yulia Evdokimova is going to be held tomorrow at 7pm at the La Galerie of Alliance Française de Dhaka (AFD) in the capital’s Dhanmondi area. AFD will feature again the duet: resident maestro cellist Philip Hazra…
Mustafiz celebrates birthday in great style

Mustafiz celebrates birthday in great style

A day after his body language and bowling style was hugely criticised, Mustafizur Rahman hit back with a bang by demonstrating some of his old tricks to limit the damage as Australia were on course of a big lead. Australia’s lead now stand 72 with just one wicket at hands but it could have been…
Road crashes kill 7 in 2 districts

Road crashes kill 7 in 2 districts

Seven people were killed in road accidents in Narsingdi and Moulvibazar districts yesterday. In Narsingdi, six people were killed and 20 others injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a covered van at Kandail on Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Madhabdi upazila yesterday morning, reports UNB. The deceased…
PM seeks UN intervention

PM seeks UN intervention

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged the United Nations to act in such a way so that the Myanmar refugees staying in Bangladesh can be quickly repatriated, reports UNB. "The UN should act in such a way so that the refugees are repatriated quickly," she said when outgoing UN Resident…
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