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Suspect Brenton Tarrant charged with murder

Suspect Brenton Tarrant charged with murder
A right-wing extremist flashed a white power gesture as he faced the first of many murder charges in a New Zealand court yesterday , while a shellshocked community dug graves for 49 mosque-goers he stands accused of slaying. Australia-born, 28-year-old Brenton Tarrant stood largely impassive in the dock wearing handcuffs and a white prison smock, as the judge read the first of what are expected to be a host of murder charges that could mean he dies in jail. Flanked by armed police, the former personal fitness trainer gestured an upside-down "okay", a symbol used by white power groups worldwide. He did not request bail and was taken into custody until his next court appearance which was scheduled for April 5. Outside the courtroom,…

PM opens second Kanchpur Bridge

PM opens second Kanchpur Bridge

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday inaugurated the second Kanchpur Bridge on Shitalakkhya River to reduce bottlenecks on the Dhaka-Chattogram Highway. The four-lane bridge is 397.3-metre long and 18.1-metrewide. Its construction cost Tk 950 crore. Prime Minister Hasina opened the bridge, a four-lane…
JCD performance worse than anticipated, say leaders

JCD performance worse than anticipated, say leaders

No one of the Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) candidates for the top three posts -- VP, GS and AGS -- managed to bag even 500 votes in the latest Ducsu election, demonstrating a stunning fall of the BNP's student front which had won the top posts in the last election 28 years ago. Talking to UNB,…
Celebrating the great leader’s birthday

Celebrating the great leader’s birthday

Today is the birthday of  Bangladesh’s Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.  Millions of grateful Bengalis across the globe will celebrate his birthday. No truer friend did the Bengalis have to compare with this towering figure, he truly was Bangabandhu. The great…
Will Narendra Modi make it or break it?

Will Narendra Modi make it or break it?

With the general elections announced in India, there is a surge in the political activity. The key question: will Prime Minister Narendra Modi make it or break it? Has the tension on the borders and a near war like situation helped arrest his electoral decline that was a matter of much discussion before…
Bright future ahead

Bright future ahead

Jute products turned heads at a two-day fair on the occasion of National Jute Day 2019 as exhibitors filled their stalls with products of various designs and colours to attract people. The fair held at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) ended recently. The array of products included…
‘He leaped on someone to save them’

‘He leaped on someone to save them’

A right-wing extremist has been charged over Friday’s horrifying gun attacks on two New Zealand mosques, which left 49 people dead and dozens more injured. The worshippers and their families caught up in the attacks in the normally peaceful city of Christchurch came from around the world. An Afghan…
Cultural arena set to celebrate 100th birthday of Bangabandhu

Cultural arena set to celebrate 100th birthday of Bangabandhu

Cultural arena of the country is all set to celebrate the 100th birthday of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in a befitting manner today. Cultural Ministry has organised the programme in all district and upazila levels. The programme will feature art competition, quiz show, discussion…
Bangladesh to send cricketers abroad reviewing hosts’ security steps: PM

Bangladesh to send cricketers abroad reviewing hosts’ security steps: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today categorically said that Bangladesh in future will send its cricket team abroad after examining and reviewing the security measures of the host countries. “In the future, whenever we send our cricket team abroad we will do that after examining and reviewing the…
Bio-pesticide for safe food production stressed

Bio-pesticide for safe food production stressed

Substantial and sustainable promotion of bio-pesticide is very crucial for producing safe food side by side with protecting soil health from further degradation. Using chemical pesticides in farming fields is always harmful to soil and public health, crops and environment. So, there is no way but to…
Voting in 129 UZs tomorrow

Voting in 129 UZs tomorrow

Electioneering for the second phase of the Upazila Parishad (UZ) elections ended at midnight on Saturday. Candidates for the post of chairman, vice-chairman and women vice-chairman (reserved) passed a busy last day of campaigning. Elections in 129 upazilas of 17 districts are going to be held tomorrow.…
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