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495 foreigners in jail for illegal migration: Minister

Terming human trafficking a global menace, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said on Saturday 495 people have so far been arrested for illegal migration from neighbouring countries, reports UNB.The home minister also said 57 of them have been convicted.He made the remarks at a seminar titled 'Combating trafficking: Repatriation of Victims...

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Demos for death sentence of Nusrat's killers continue across country

Demonstrations were held across Bangladesh on Saturday for the tenth consecutive day after a teenager who accused a head teacher of sexually harassing her was burned to death, reports AFP.The killing of 19-year-old Nusrat Jahan Rafi has sparked outrage across Bangladesh and put police action in the case under the...

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Road accident kills 05 in Mymensingh

MYMENSINGH, Apr 20 (UNB): At least five people including a woman were killed and two others injured following a head-on collision between a truck and an auto-rickshaw on Mymensingh-Haluaghat road in Alalpur area of the city on Saturday morning.The identity of the deceased could not be known immediately.Mahmudul Islam, officer-in-charge...

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Still a long way to go for dev of education: Nowfel

Our CorrespondentCHATTOGRAM, Apr.20: Deputy Minister for Education Barrister Muhibul Hasan Chowdhury Nowfel has called upon all concerned in his ministry to work sincerely for the development of education sector, as a way to bring out overall uplift of the country. "We, who are political leaders or activists, usually promise to...

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Security tightened in Ctg ahead of Shab-e-Barat

Our CorrespondentCHATTOGRAM, Apr.20: The law enforcing agencies particularly Chattogram Metropolitan Police (CMP) have taken special security measures in the port city ahead of the Shab-e-Barat. Additional Commissioner of CMP Amena Begum said, "Police have taken special security measures for maintaining law and order during Lailatul Borat in the port city...

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Police find bullet-hit body of drug supect in Cox's Bazar

COX'S BAZAR, Apr 20 (bdnews24.com): Police have recovered the bullet-riddled body of a man wanted in a series of drug-related cases in Cox's Bazar's Teknaf Upazila.The dead was identified as the 42-year-old Shahab Uddin.Teknaf Police OC Pradip Kumar Das said, "A gunfight broke out between two rival gangs of drug...

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Traffic rules violators fined Tk 2.32m in city

Traffic Department of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) filed 4,729 cases and realised fines of Tk 2.32 million (23.23 lakh) in separate drives against traffic rules violators in the capital on Friday, reports UNB.Besides, 28 vehicles were dumped and 703 other vehicles were put on the wrecker during the day-long drive,...

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Singer Lucky Akhand's 2nd death anniv today

The second death anniversary of eminent singer-composer and freedom fighter Lucky Akhand will be observed today (Sunday), reports BSS.Different socio-cultural organisations and his family have chalked out different programmes including doa and milad mahfils and discussions.The 61-year-old singer died on April 21 in 2017 at Sir Salimullah Medical College and...

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Six iron rod thieves nabbed in Chattogram

Our CorrespondentCHATTOGRAM, Apr 20: Police arrested six alleged thieves including a gang leader who used to steal the rods and irons from the moving trucks of leading companies. The arrested are identified as gang leader Mamun, Md Tanvir Hossain Foisal (23), Najimul Islam (20), Manik Hossain (32), Tushar Ahamed (18)...

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Probe opens into obscenity at Patuakhali Shaheed Minar

PATUAKHALI, Apr 20 (bdnews24.com): The local administration has opened a probe into an alleged incident of obscenity at the altar of Shaheed Minar in Patuakhali's Kalapara Upazila. Kalapara Mayor Bipul Halder organised an event titled 'Mayor Night' at the Shaheed Minar on Thursday. A probe committee was formed after allegations...

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Bangla New Year to be celebrated in Netherlands today

The Embassy of Bangladesh in The Hague has said they have turned "Pahela Baishakh" into a pan European event over the years in the Netherlands, reports UNB.It all began in 2015 when musical maestro and popular mass singer Momotaz Begum, MP, performed along with her troupe.In 2016, celebrated artiste Samina...

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Man found dead in Gazipur

GAZIPUR, Apr 20 (UNB): A man was found dead at Bangladesh Agriculture Research Institute (BARI) on Friday night.The deceased was identified as Ansarul Haque Talukdar, 55, son of Mujibur Rahman of Phulbari upazila in Mymensingh.Sheikh Mizanur Rahman, inspector (investigation) of Sadar Police Station, said Ansarul used to live at a...

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Bangladesh Sadharon Chhatra Parishad formed a human chain in front

Bangladesh Sadharon Chhatra Parishad formed a human chain in front of Raju Memorial Sculpture of Dhaka University, TSC on Saturday demanding extension of the recruitment age limit for the government jobs to 35 — Focus Bangla

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