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    China plans bullet train to Kolkata via Bangladesh

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:39pm on September 13, 2018

    Chinese Consul General in Kolkata Ma Zhanwu said his country was mooting a bullet train service between Kunming and Kolkata, traversing through Myanmar and Bangladesh,...

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    Harsh next Indian ambassador to US  

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 05:29pm on September 12, 2018

    Indian high commissioner to Bangladesh Harsh Vardhan Shringla is likely to become India's next ambassador to the United States, replacing Navtej Sarna, who is scheduled...

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    Bangladeshi protesters ill-treated: UN rights chief

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on September 11, 2018

    New United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Monday said that student protesters and media professionals in Bangladesh were recently attacked, arrested...

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    215 tonnes of stolen OMS rice, flour seized from black market

    Emran Hossain and Tapos Kanti Das | Updated at 11:52pm on September 09, 2018

    The Rapid Action Battalion in a drive from Saturday night to Sunday afternoon seized 215 tonnes of rice and flour meant for open market sale...

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    Bangladesh urges global community to force Myanmar to take back Rohingyas

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 11:45pm on September 09, 2018

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday urged the international community to come up with specific effective steps to force Myanmar into taking back their over...

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    Bangladesh, India fight common enemy: Shringla

    United News of Bangladesh . Barisal | Updated at 01:19am on September 09, 2018

    Indian high commissioner in Dhaka Harsh Vardhan Shringla has said that Bangladesh and India shared the historical legacy of fighting and winning the War of...

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    7 Bangladeshis critically injured by speeding car in Kuala Lumpur

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:49am on September 09, 2018

    At least seven Bangladeshi workers were seriously injured after being hit by a speeding car while they were queuing to board a bus in Malaysian...

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    Chomsky, Arundhati, others reiterate demand of Shahidul Alam’s release

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 05:50pm on September 08, 2018

    Five internationally celebrated intellectuals, including American writer and philosopher Noam Chomsky, Indian writer Arundhati Roy, once again urged the...

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    Undocumented Bangladeshis being held, trafficked

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:56am on September 08, 2018

    A substantial number of undocumented Bangladeshi workers have been arrested in Malaysia in the nationwide crackdowns launched by the Malaysian immigration department On September 1...

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    Bangladesh alert to Brahmaputra’s likely swell-up

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:05am on September 07, 2018

    Bangladesh is alert about the release of excess water by China which may cause floods in the downstream of the Brahmaputra River casting a possible...