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    Bangladesh soil not for insurgency, PM tells Indian Army chief

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 08:45pm on April 02, 2017

    The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Sunday reaffirmed that Bangladesh’s soil will not be allowed to be used by any extremist group for carrying out...

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    Indian Army chief in city

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 12:05am on April 01, 2017

    Chief of army staff of Indian Army General Bipin Rawat arrived in Dhaka on Friday on a three-day visit. The Indian Army chief, accompanied by...

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    RAB intel chief Abul Kalam Azad buried

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on April 01, 2017

    Rapid Action Battalion intelligence director Lieutenant Colonel Abul Kalam Azad was buried at Banani military graveyard in Dhaka Friday afternoon amid tight security...

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    UNHRC urges govt to criminalise enforced disappearance, end torture

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:04am on March 31, 2017

    Asian Legal Resource Centre welcomed the United Nations Human Rights Committee’s concluding observations that insisted that Bangladesh must ‘effectively criminalise enforced disappearance’ and ‘put an...

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    European court says Hungary detained migrants unlawfully

    Reuters . Budapest | Updated at 01:02am on March 31, 2017

    Hungary unlawfully kept two migrants in a transit zone on its frontier with Serbia, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday, in a...

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    European rights court condemns Greece over migrant ‘forced labour’

    Reuters . Athens | Updated at 12:56am on March 31, 2017

    Europe’s top human rights court accused Greece on Thursday of failing to protect migrant workers who had been subject to ‘forced labour’ and shot at...

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    Comilla polls fully free, fair: CEC

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:47am on March 31, 2017

    The mayoral election in Comilla City was free and fair except for some stray incidents, chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda said Thursday. The Election...

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    JCD central leader’s bullet-hit body found

    Our Correspondent . Chittagong | Updated at 12:42am on March 31, 2017

    The police recovered bullet-hit body of a central leader of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal from Raojan upazila in Chittagong on noon, few hours after he was...

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    Melania Trump helps present courage awards to 13 women

    Associated Press . Washington | Updated at 12:05am on March 31, 2017

    Melania Trump helped present State Department awards Wednesday to 13 women from around the globe who were recognised for demonstrating courage and leadership in the...

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    WHO to continue help Bangladesh combat three major diseases

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha | Updated at 02:55pm on March 29, 2017

    The World Health Organisation on Wednesday assured of continuing its assistance in Bangladesh to eliminate three major diseases — HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria — from...