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2 cops to die for killing two college girls after rape A tribunal here sentenced two police constables to death for killing two college girls after rape a hotel in Dhaka in 2008. The convicts are constables…
Biswa Ijtema extended to Tuesday The Biswa Ijtema, now being held on the bank of the Turag River with the participation of the followers of Indian Islamic preacher Maulana Muhammad Saad…
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  • Bangladesh
    Hailstorms kill two, ruin crops A hailstorm lashed various parts of the country, including Dhaka, Rajshahi and Noakhali, yesterday morning under the influence of a seasonal low that lies over South Bay. Two persons were killed in the natural calamity, which also damaged crops. In Baorcourt village  of Noakhali, a man and his…
    Biswa Ijtema now to end tomorrow The Biswa Ijtema, now being held on the bank of the Turag River with the participation of the followers of Indian Islamic preacher Maulana Muhammad Saad Al Kandhalvi has been extended by another day as heavy rain disrupted the congregation yesterday morning. The Akheri Munajat of the Saad followers…
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  • Politics
    Khaleda’s 10-year jail appropriate: Anisul Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq today said BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia’s 10-year prison sentence in a graft case was not too harsh but appropriate. “She was Prime Minister of the country at that time. She was supposed to check graft, but she plundered money…
    Major parties’ decision to refrain from UZ polls disappointing: CEC Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda on Sunday said the decision of some major political parties to refrain from joining the upcoming upazila election is disappointing. The CEC came up with the remark while addressing a training of trainers programme as the chief guest at the Election Training…
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  • 49 reserved seat candidates elected uncontested
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    Bangladesh in world perspective

    Abdul Gaffar Choudhury

    Bangladesh in world perspective
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    • Hordes of devotees stream into their tents pitched on Biswa Ijtema ground on the bank of Turag River in Tongi on the outskirts of the capital yesterday as the four-day congregation starts from today. INDEPENDENT PHOTO
    • Livno : Wild horses graze scarce dried grass and hydrate by eating some snow, on a pasture atop Krug Mountain, near Western Bosnian town of Livno, on February 7, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Germany : A stork eats a day-old chick in its aviary at an animal park in Springe near Hanover, northern Germany, on February 5, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Afghanistan : An Afghan boy collects and pours water in containers from a river on a cold winter day in Panjshir Province February 7, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • United States : Snow geese descend upon on a farm in Ruthsburg, Maryland, on February 7, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Zanzibar: Performers parade through the street to kick off the 16th International African music festival "Sauti za Busara” in Stone town on Tanzania’s semi-autonomous archipelago Zanzibar on February 7, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • This aerial file photo taken on November 22, 2018 shows a glacier in the Everest region of Nepal. Two-thirds of Himalayan glaciers, the world's ‘Third Pole’, could melt by 2100 if global emissions are not reduced. AFP PHOTO
    • Pakistan : Pakistani horsemen compete during a game of the traditional sport of Buzkashi, in Quetta on February 1, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Palestinian : A picture taken on February 3, 2019, shows western jackdaw birds flying past a murmuration of starlings, during their traditional dance before landing to sleep on the Jordan Valley in the West Bank along the border with Jordan. AFP PHOTO
    • Moscow : A tomtit and a sparrow feed from a bird feeder in a park in Moscow on January 31, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    A woman cooks using gas cylinder at Kaderabad Housing Society in Mohammadpur because of disruption in gas supply in
some parts of the capital yesterday as the authorities underwent maintenance of a valve in Ashulia station. INDEPENDENT PHOTO A woman cooks using gas cylinder at Kaderabad Housing Society in Mohammadpur because of disruption…
    Children overjoyed with the mascots from popular puppet show Sisimpur at the children's corner during ‘Shishu Prahar’ (special time scheduled for
children) at the Ekushey book fair at Suhrawardy Udyan in the capital yesterday. FOCUS BANGLA PHOTO Children overjoyed with the mascots from popular puppet show Sisimpur at the children's corner…
    The first part of the 4-day Biswa Ijtema, the second largest congregation of Muslims, ends on the second day with Maulana Jubair Hassan-led group
conducting the ‘Akheri Munajat’ (concluding prayers) on the bank of the Turag River in Tongi yesterday. FOCUS BANGLA PHOTO The first part of the 4-day Biswa Ijtema, the second largest congregation of Muslims, ends…
    Crowd of devotees taking part in Jum’a prayers spills over to roads and open spaces around the Biswa Ijtema ground at Tongi on the outskirts of the capital
yesterday, the first day of the annual congregation, while vehicles lie parked at places. The photo was shot from Station Road. PHOTO: NAZMUL ISLAM Crowd of devotees taking part in Jum’a prayers spills over to roads and open spaces around…
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