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Seven shot dead as rivals clash in CHT

Seven shot dead as rivals clash in CHT
Long-running rivalry among local political outfits in Chattogram Hill Tracts claimed seven more lives in Khagrachhari yesterday, three months into the killing of five other local leaders in the district. The seven were killed in separate shootouts at Swanirbhar Bazar, Narankhaiya and Parachhara areas that also left three other critically injured. The first shootout ensued around 8:30am at Swanirbhar Bazar between the members of People’s Democratic Front (UPDF) (Democratic) and Parbatya Chattogram Janasanghati Samiti (PCJSS) (Reformist) -- both breakaway factions of the UPDF and PCJSS-- over establishing supremacy in the area. Most of the deceased are members of Pahari Chhatra Parishad, a student wing of the United People’s Democratic…

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Holidaymakers continue to suffer on highways
Holidaymakers continue to suffer on highways
Thousands of home-bound people have been suffering due to heavy rush of vehicles on different roads,…

Kofi Annan ‘irreplaceable, rare human being’

Kofi Annan ‘irreplaceable, rare human being’

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein yesterday said there are some human beings who will seem irreplaceable, rare human beings; and Kofi Annan is high among them, reports UNB. "I'm grief-stricken over the death of Kofi Annan. Kofi was humanity's best example,…
Experts call for steps to ensure justice for violence victims

Experts call for steps to ensure justice for violence victims

Experts and women rights activists yesterday urged for amending necessary acts to remove legal loopholes and sanction budget for more judicial courts to ensure justice for violence against women, reports UNB. Due to the legal loopholes and leniency in judicial process, the final verdicts are often delayed…
Ensure smooth movement 
of ferries and buses

Ensure smooth movement of ferries and buses

Like traffic jams on highways, ferry disruptions at two key terminals of the country have caused immense sufferings to people bound for their homes on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha. Authorities have failed to keep travelers free of these woes. According to a report published in this newspaper, hundreds…
Vajpayee’s glorious legacy

Vajpayee’s glorious legacy

For nearly 48 hours India came to a standstill: from the time that news of former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee’s condition was said to be critical till he was cremated, India stood still: first for the news and then for the final journey.  India’s former Prime Minister Atal Behari…
Cattle marketplace in 3D projection

Cattle marketplace in 3D projection

With the world entering into a digital realm at an exponentially fast rate, it’s not that far-fetched to find holographic feeds of ‘qurbani’ cattle in people’s house and a scope of browsing the aisles of a cattle haat in a 3D projection. While that still hasn’t happened,…
Fears mount for stranded villages

Fears mount for stranded villages

Kochi: Rescuers in helicopters and boats fought to get to stranded villages in India's Kerala state yesterday as the toll from the worst monsoon floods in a century rose above 320 dead, reports AFP. Dozens of military and coastguard helicopters flew in torrential rain to reach high risk areas, officials…
Selim Al Deen’s birth anniv celebrated thru separate festivals

Selim Al Deen’s birth anniv celebrated thru separate festivals

The 69th birth anniversary of Natyacharya Selim Al Deen was observed in a befitting manner yesterday. Marking the occasion theatre troupes Dhaka Theatre and Swapnadal organised two separate festivals on the premises of the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in the capital’s Segun Bagicha area.…
Minhaj tips a viable NCL

Minhaj tips a viable NCL

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) decked out the new domestic cricket calendar with different mechanism, the 2018-2019 season that will be opened with the games of the National Cricket League (NCL). The board set new criteria, system and players’ fitness standard and selection process for the first…
Agunmukha devours large swathes of Rangabali upazila

Agunmukha devours large swathes of Rangabali upazila

Erosion by the Agunmukha River is gobbling up large swathes of Rangabali upazila in this district, with the numbers of landless and homeless people gradually rising. Locals are fleeing the upazila and taking refuge in towns and cities. Those who are still there are at the mercy of the flow and ebb tides…
BATB need not pay 
Tk 1,924cr to NBR

BATB need not pay Tk 1,924cr to NBR

British American Tobacco Bangladesh (BATB) has won an appeal in the Supreme Court against a High Court order that had asked the world’s one of the largest tobacco companies to pay Tk 1,924 crore in VAT to the National Board of Revenue (NBR). With the apex court order delivered on July 25, the…
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