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    Hasina accorded reception in KSA

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Riyadh | Updated at 12:05am on May 22, 2017

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina was accorded a warm reception as she arrived in Riyadh Saturday night on a four-day official visit to Saudi Arabia to join the Arab-Islamic-US summit at the invitation of Saudi king Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud...

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    Farmers on demo against Monsanto in Tangail, Pabna

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:36am on May 21, 2017

    Several hundred farmers went on demonstrations in Tangail and Pabna on Saturday demanding steps against multinational agricultural companies, including Monsanto, for destroying natural farming in Bangladesh...

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    4 out 27 LGBT suspects remanded

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:34am on May 21, 2017

    A judicial magistrate in Dhaka on Saturday remanded four out of 27 suspected ‘homosexual’ youths for two days each in police custody, a day after they were arrested for gathering in a community centre at Keraniganj of the capital in an overnight networking party...

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    Indefinite transport strike in Sylhet from today

    Staff Correspondent . Sylhet | Updated at 01:33am on May 21, 2017

    Transport workers in Sylhet on Saturday announced an indefinite period transport strike in the district from today to press home their five-point charter of demand...

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    Patriarchy behind all forms of violence: Kamla Bhasin

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:32am on May 21, 2017

    Social scientist and feminist activist Kamla Bhasin condemning rape incidents in Bangladesh, including the recent ones at Banani, blamed on Saturday treating sexuality as a commodity, spread of pornography and frustration over inequality for the increasing incidents of rape....

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    Threats against campaigners won’t work: Nat’l Committee

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:31am on May 21, 2017

    The National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports on Saturday alleged that the police were threatening activists and creating obstacles in order to bar mass campaigns against implementation of the controversial Rampal coal-based power plant near the Sunderbans...

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    ‘Robber’ killed in Khulna gunfight with cop

    United News of Bangladesh . Khulna | Updated at 01:28am on May 21, 2017

    An alleged robber was killed in a reported gunfight with police in Paschim Tutpara area of the city early Saturday...

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    Govt trying to wipe CHT minorities off map: Santu Larma

    Our Correspondent . Rangamati | Updated at 01:26am on May 21, 2017

    Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samiti chief Jyotirindra Bodhipriya Larma on Saturday accused the government of trying to destroy his party as part of the plan to wipe ethnic minorities living in the Chittagong Hill Tracts off the map...

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    AL indifferent to alliance partners: Inu

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:24am on May 21, 2017

    Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal-Jasod faction president Hasanul Haq Inu on Saturday said that Awami League had been showing indifferent attitude towards its alliance partners since it came to power...

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    House help raped in Dhaka, housewife in Chittagong

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:21am on May 21, 2017

    A 20-year-old rape victim was admitted into one-stop crisis centre of Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Saturday while a mother of two was admitted into Chittagong Medical College Hospital on the same day after reportedly being raped by a group...