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India abolishes Kashmir’s special autonomy

India abolishes Kashmir’s special autonomy
The Indian government yesterday stripped Kashmir of the special autonomy it has had for seven decades, prompting a furious response from nuclear-armed rival Pakistan and raising fears of further violence in the Muslim-majority Himalayan region. India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu-nationalist party rushed through a presidential decree to scrap from the constitution the Indian-ruled part of the disputed territory's special status. It also moved a bill proposing the Indian-administered part of Kashmir be divided into two regions directly ruled by New Delhi. Ahead of the announcements, tens of thousands of extra Indian troops were deployed in the territory, and a security lockdown was imposed overnight Sunday with all telecommunications…

Sirajuddaula 
indicted in case over sexual harassment

Sirajuddaula indicted in case over sexual harassment

A tribunal yesterday framed charges against Md Sirajuddaula, former principal of Sonagazi Islamia Fazil Madrasa, in a case filed for sexually harassing madrasa girl Nusrat Jahan Rafi who was later burned to death. Judge of the Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal Mamunur Rashid passed the…
Anti-liberation forces spreading rumours, says info minister

Anti-liberation forces spreading rumours, says info minister

Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud yesterday said the anti-liberation forces are spreading rumours in the country and BNP is taking advantage of rumours after being defeated politically.  “Those, who did not want the independence of Bangladesh, are now hatching conspiracy against the country.…
Woes of road travel 
during Eid

Woes of road travel during Eid

With Eid ul Azha knocking at the door, millions will be leaving Dhaka to celebrate the upcoming holidays with near and dear ones. However, there is concern about torturous travel ahead, especially on the roads. Reportedly, 1027 km roads under the Roads and Highways Department, RHD, are in poor condition…
The Hiroshima tragedy and Watanabe Reiko

The Hiroshima tragedy and Watanabe Reiko

At an American army base on an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, a group of young men await a top secret mission briefing. They have been training for nine months, unaware of the details of their assignment. Now their leader, Colonel Paul Tibbets, addresses them, alongside a ballistics expert.…
BTRC asks users of unregistered mobile handsets not to panic

BTRC asks users of unregistered mobile handsets not to panic

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) said it has registered all those mobile phone sets that were brought into the country during and after 2018, but the handsets imported or manufactured locally before 2018 were not listed in the BTRC database. On Sunday, the BTRC issued a…
US acting alone as allies ‘ashamed’

US acting alone as allies ‘ashamed’

The US is acting alone against Tehran and its allies are too “ashamed” to join its forces in the Gulf, Iran’s top diplomat said yesterday, dismissing Washington’s calls for talks as a sham. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif also confirmed he had turned down an offer to meet…
Tagore’s 78th death anniv to be observed today

Tagore’s 78th death anniv to be observed today

The 78th death anniversary of Nobel Laureate Poet Rabindranath Tagore will be observed today (22 Sraban-according to Bangla calendar). Born on May 7 in 1861 at Jorasanko in Kolkata, Tagore was the fountainhead of Bengali literature, culture and wisdom. Nobody has influenced the minds of so many Bengali-speaking…
No new venue in BPL-7

No new venue in BPL-7

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) director and Bangladesh Premier League (BPL)  Governing Council Chairman Sheikh Sohel flouted the possibility of adding Khulna as the fourth venue in the current fleet of the venues in the upcoming edition of the Twenty20 Cricket Tournament. BCB used to host BPL matches…
Meherpur bus terminal lies idle

Meherpur bus terminal lies idle

The Meherpur Pouro Bus Terminal is lying idle despite its inauguration nine years back. According to municipality sources, this bus terminal was built on 8.40 acres beside the Meherpur–Chuadanga road. The construction started in June 2010. Earth-filling, building construction, and some part of…
Poor navigability may 
hit ferry services

Poor navigability may hit ferry services

Poor navigability is likely to disrupt ferry services on the Shimulia-Kathalbari route during the Eid-ul-Azha holidays, affecting homebound passengers from 21 southern districts. The departments concerned are worried about their ability to keep the river channels navigable as silt is frequently filling…
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