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Pall of gloom as death toll hits 290

Pall of gloom as death toll hits 290
Sri Lanka yesterday said it believed a local Islamist extremist group was behind deadly suicide bomb blasts that killed at least 290 people as it announced a national state of emergency beginning midnight. Government spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said investigators were looking at whether the National Thowheeth Jama'ath (NTJ) group had "international support" for the deadly Easter Sunday attacks on churches and luxury hotels. Wary of stirring ethnic and religious tensions, officials have provided few details about 24 people arrested since the attacks. Not much is known about the NTJ, but documents seen by AFP show Sri Lanka's police chief issued a warning on April 11, saying a "foreign intelligence agency" had reported…

Holy Shab-e-Barat observed

Holy Shab-e-Barat observed

The holy Shab-e-Barat, known as the night of fortune, was observed across the country on Sunday night with due religious fervour and devotion. The Muslim devotees spent the night at mosques and homes offering prayers, reciting from the holy Quran and seeking blessings to Allah for long life, peace,…
Diarrhoea spreading in Barishal alarmingly

Diarrhoea spreading in Barishal alarmingly

Diarrhoea has spread alarmingly in Barishal during the last three days and patients are getting admitted to hospitals every day. As the number of patients is more than the number of beds, patients have to sleep in the corridors of the hospitals. Barishal General Hospital (BGH), one of the biggest diarrhoea…
We condemn the 
Sri Lanka massacre

We condemn the Sri Lanka massacre

The savage attack on churches and five-star hotels in Sri Lanka have brought to the fore the ugly face of fanaticism once more, leaving the world shocked and stunned in disbelief. The fact that the attack on the church was on Easter proves that radicals who orchestrated this barbaric act have no respect…
Fire safety at workplaces and homes

Fire safety at workplaces and homes

It is important to have a basic understanding about how a fire occurs and behaves within a building. Essentially, fire is a chemical reaction. A carbon-based material (fuel) mixes with oxygen and comes in contact with something hot enough to heat this mixture so that combustible vapours are produced.…
Agent banking witnesses meteoric rise

Agent banking witnesses meteoric rise

The government’s initiative of bringing the large unbanked population of rural parts of Bangladesh under agent banking service is paying off in spades. Within the last few years, agent banking, comprising a network of banking agents who act as physical bank branches, has witnessed a spectacular…
‘Horrific’, ‘cruel’, ‘sad’

‘Horrific’, ‘cruel’, ‘sad’

Religious and world leaders have condemned a series of blasts in Sri Lanka that killed at least 290 people on Sunday, including dozens of foreigners with British, Dutch and American citizens believed to be among them. Japan also confirmed one of its citizens was among those killed by the bombs which…
‘Draupadi Parampara’ and ‘Macbeth’ on separate venues today

‘Draupadi Parampara’ and ‘Macbeth’ on separate venues today

Today, theatre lovers can plan to enjoy two plays at two separate venues in the capital. Theatre (Arambag) will stage its 40th production ‘Draupadi Parampara’ at 7pm at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in Segun Bagicha, while William Shakespeare’s masterpiece…
Bangladesh blank UAE

Bangladesh blank UAE

Bangladesh began their campaign in the Bangamata Gold Cup Under-19 Women’s Football tournament with winning note when they blanked United Arab Emirates by 2-0 yesterday at the Bangabandhu National Stadium.       It was more than predictable in accordance with their previous…
Schoolgirls ‘raped’ in Chuadanga, Jhenidah

Schoolgirls ‘raped’ in Chuadanga, Jhenidah

Two schoolgirls were admitted to Sadar Hospital on Sunday as they were reportedly raped in separate incidents in Chuadanga and Jhenaidah district. Assistant Superintendent of Police of Jhenaidah Mirza Salauddin said a 13-year-old schoolgirl was raped by a village doctor in the morning in Sejiya village…
Update of voter list begins today

Update of voter list begins today

The Election Commission (EC) is going to start gathering data to update the voter list, targeting about eight million citizens across the country, from today.    According to EC sources, the commission will collect data on citizens who are over 16 years old—born on or before January…
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