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    Tarique, Arif, Rana shifted to condemned cells

    M Moneruzzaman | Updated at 10:20am on January 17, 2017

    The jail authorities on Monday shifted three former Rapid Action Battalion officers – Tareque Sayeed Mohammad, Arif Hossain and Masud Rana – to condemned cells...

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    Tangail district AL expels MP Amanur, 3 brothers

    Our Correspondent . Tangail | Updated at 03:15pm on January 17, 2017

    Ruling Awami League lawmaker from Tangail-3 parliamentary constituency (Ghatail) Amanur Rahman Khan Rana, detained on charge of the murder of freedom fighter Faruk Ahmed in...

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    Rule of law upheld, say ministers

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 03:40pm on January 17, 2017

    Law minister Anisul Huq and home affairs minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Monday said that the rule of law was upheld though the verdict sentencing 26...

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    Reflections on my recent visit to Bangladesh

    by Habib Siddiqui | Updated at 09:20pm on January 17, 2017

    I WAS in Bangladesh around the Christmas time. During this time of the year, many couples get married, which allowed me to attend a few...

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    ‘Afghan girl’ Sharbat Gula in quest for new life

    BBC | Updated at 10:45am on January 17, 2017

    An Afghan woman made famous by a 1985 National Geographic cover has spoken exclusively to the BBC of her hope for a new beginning, after...

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    Kashmir forsaken

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 09:10pm on January 17, 2017

    OVER 30 years ago, prime minister Indira Gandhi called off talks with Pakistan on a no-war pact because Pakistan’s representative to the UN Human Rights...

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    Rising inequality threatens ‘market capitalism’

    by Nick Beams | Updated at 09:10pm on January 17, 2017

    THE year 2016 was characterised politically by the emergence of deep hostility to the official political and economic establishment as a result of rising social...

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    Two killed in Sylhet stampede

    Staff Correspondent . Sylhet | Updated at 01:03am on January 17, 2017

    Two people were killed and more than 15 injured in a stampede at a religious gathering in Sylhet on Sunday night...

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    Bangladesh NAP for poll-time all-party govt

    Mahamudul Hasan | Updated at 01:05am on January 17, 2017

    Bangladesh National Awami Party on Monday proposed an election-time all-party government for holding an inclusive and fair national election under an independent Election Commission...

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    Railway framed with bamboos and wood

    | Updated at 09:05pm on January 17, 2017

    THE use of bamboo and wood in supporting sleepers and railway lines, instead of iron bars and hooks, at some stretches in Kurigram and Moulvibazar,...

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    No end in sight to stalking

    | Updated at 09:05pm on January 17, 2017

    THE stabbing of a college girl on Sunday at the hand of a young man at Zakiganj in Sylhet provides yet another pointer to the...

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    NGOs appeal to drop special clause 19 from draft Prohibition of Child Marriage Bill

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:23am on January 17, 2017

    Local and international NGOs on Monday appealed to the government to drop the special clause 19 from the Prohibition of Child Marriage Bill 2016 as...

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    World’s eight richest as wealthy as half humanity

    Reuters . Davos | Updated at 12:51am on January 17, 2017

    Just eight individuals, all men, own as much wealth as the poorest half of the world’s population, Oxfam said on Monday in a report calling...

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    66,000 Rohingyas enter Bangladesh so far

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 01:00am on January 17, 2017

    More minority Muslims of Rakhine state fled violence and abuses to bordering Cox’s Bazar, increasing the number of arrivals of Myanmar nationals to estimated 66,000...

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    Satkhira BCL leader found dead in fish enclosure

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 12:33pm on January 17, 2017

    A leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League, student wing of ruling Awami League, was found dead in a fish enclosure in Amtola Bil area of...

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    Three Bangladeshi young cyclists pass mountain ‘Thorong La’

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:17am on January 17, 2017

    Three young cyclists - Abdullah Taher Chowdhuary, Ariful Islam Bhuiyan and Abhimonyu Saha, successfully crossed Thorong La, one of the highest mountain passes in the...

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    In response to Trump, France's Hollande says EU needs no advice from outsiders

    Reuters | Updated at 08:55am on January 17, 2017

    French president Francois Hollande on Monday responded to US president-elect Donald Trump's criticism of the European Union by saying the bloc did not need to...

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    Government doesn’t care about Sunderbans: discussion

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:06am on January 17, 2017

    Academics and experts from home and abroad said on Monday that the absence of effort to start salvage operations to pull out sunken coal-laden vessel...

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    Unlucky Tigers lose the Test

    Agence France-Presse . Wellington | Updated at 12:48am on January 17, 2017

    Kane Williamson scored his 15th century as New Zealand staged a remarkable fightback to win the first Test against Bangladesh by seven wickets in the...

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    Gene Cernan, last man to walk on moon, dies

    Reuters | Updated at 09:10am on January 17, 2017

    Eugene Cernan, the last astronaut to walk on the moon - an experience that he said made him ‘belong to the universe,’ died on Monday...

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    Lankan govt needs to take on challenge

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 09:25pm on January 17, 2017

    THE disquiet about the government’s commitment to deliver on its promises is now extending itself to those sections of the international community that gave their...

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    Yemen conflict death toll passes 10,000

    BBC | Updated at 09:20am on January 17, 2017

    At least 10,000 people have been killed in the war in Yemen between Houthi rebels and the Saudi-led coalition supporting the government, the UN says...

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    Turkish cargo jet crash kills 37 in Kyrgyzstan

    Agence France-Presse . Bishkek | Updated at 12:53am on January 17, 2017

    A Turkish cargo plane crashed into a village near Kyrgyzstan’s main airport Monday, killing at least 37 people and destroying houses after attempting to land...

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    Eight killed in attack on police checkpoint in Egypt's Western Desert

    Reuters | Updated at 08:45am on January 17, 2017

    At least eight policemen were killed and three wounded in an attack by Islamist militants on a security checkpoint in Egypt's New Valley province in...

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    Istanbul New Year's nightclub attacker caught

    Reuters | Updated at 08:25am on January 17, 2017

    The gunman suspected of killing 39 people in an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Day has been caught by police in the city's Esenyurt district,...

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    Man found dead in Gazipur

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 11:37am on January 17, 2017

    A man was found dead in Haydrabad area in Gazipur city on Tuesday morning. The deceased was identified as Shafiqul Islam, from...

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    Erosion-hit people form human chain in Kurigram

    Our Correspondent . Kurigram | Updated at 01:38am on January 17, 2017

    People living along the bank of the River Brahmaputra formed on Monday a two-kilometre human chain at Baladmara Kheaghat under Roumari upazila in Kurigram, demanding...

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    DSCC continues vendor eviction amid protests

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:10am on January 17, 2017

    Dhaka South City Corporation continued their eviction drives for the second consecutive day on Monday to evict vendors from the capital’s Gulistan and its adjacent...

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    Narayanganj verdict to help establish rule of law: Dudu

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:24am on January 17, 2017

    BNP senior leader Shamsuzzaman Dudu on Monday hoped that the Narayanganj seven-murder case verdict will help establish the rule of law by removing fear and...

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    Britain will not seek ‘half in, half out’ EU deal: PM May

    Reuters | Updated at 09:50am on January 17, 2017

    Britain will not seek a Brexit deal that leaves it ‘half in, half out’ of the European Union, prime minister Theresa May will say on...

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    Five dead in shooting at Mexico music festival

    Agence France-Presse . Cancun, Mexico | Updated at 01:02am on January 17, 2017

    A shooting erupted at an electronic music festival in the Mexican resort of Playa del Carmen early Monday, leaving at least five people dead and...

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    PM arrives in Zurich to attend WEF meeting

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Zurich, Switzerland | Updated at 12:56am on January 17, 2017

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina arrived in Zurich, Switzerland on Monday morning on a five-day official visit to Switzerland to join the 47th Annual Meeting of...

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    Former chief justice MM Ruhul Amin passes away

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 10:35am on January 17, 2017

    Former chief justice MM Ruhul Amin died of heart diseases at a hospital in Singapore early Tuesday...

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    Three lakh Bangladeshi workers to get rehiring opportunities in Malaysia

    Staff correspondent | Updated at 02:19pm on January 17, 2017

    Around three lakh undocumented Bangladeshi workers are likely to get rehiring opportunities in Malaysia as the authorities concerned decided...

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    Member of outlawed PBCP killed in Pabna ‘gunfight’

    United News of Bangladesh . Pabna | Updated at 01:48am on January 17, 2017

    An alleged member of outlawed Purba Bangla Communist Party was killed in a reported gunfight with members of the Rapid Action Battalion at village Haludghar...

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    Quader rejects possibility of dialogue on election-time govt

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:21am on January 17, 2017

    Ruling Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Monday rejected the possibility of talks with the political parties on the issue of election-time government...

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    Cop crushed under bus in Savar

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 11:42am on January 17, 2017

    A havildar of police was crushed under a bus on Dhaka-Aricha Highway near Aminbazar of Savar, on the outskirts of the capital...

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    ‘No dialogue with patrons of Bangabandhu killers’: Hanif

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 01:39am on January 17, 2017

    Awami League joint general secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif on Monday said that dialogue could never be held with the patrons of the killers of the...

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    USTC student’s demo continues for registration

    Our Correspondent . Chittagong | Updated at 01:19am on January 17, 2017

    Students of University of Science and Technology Chittagong on Monday blocked Chittagong city’s Jakir Hossain road, demanding their registration under Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council...

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    Improve Biman’s luggage handling system: JS body  

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:42am on January 17, 2017

    The Parliamentary Committee on Public Undertakings on Monday suggested that the Biman Bangladesh Airlines should make its luggage handling system more time-befitting one...

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    ‘Sultan Mela’ begins in Narail

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Narail | Updated at 01:47am on January 17, 2017

    A seven-day Sultan Mela in remembrance of the 92th birth anniversary of celebrated artist SM Sultan began on Monday in front of Sultan Mancha on...

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    Four Rohingyas arrested in Barisal

    Our Correspondent | Updated at 01:35pm on January 17, 2017

    Police have arrested four Rohingya people including two women at Amtala intersection in Barisal city. The arrested were Syed Hossain, 45, his...

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    City road crash kills uncle, nephew

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha | Updated at 12:31pm on January 17, 2017

    Two businessmen -one uncle and his nephew - were killed as a truck ran over their motorbike in front of Dholaikhal Chistia Community Centre in...

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    Wife of Orlando nightclub gunman arrested on federal charges

    Reuters | Updated at 11:33am on January 17, 2017

    The FBI on Monday arrested the wife of the gunman who killed 49 people at an Orlando gay nightclub last year, a massacre that intensified...

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    Australia, China, Malaysia say underwater search for MH370 is suspended

    Reuters | Updated at 01:15pm on January 17, 2017

    The deep-sea search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 ended on Tuesday without any trace being found of the plane that vanished...

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    Chobi Mela IX set to project local photos internationally

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:16am on January 17, 2017

    The organisers of Chobi Mela International Festival of Photography Bangladesh for the first time are going to arrange a workshop for local freelancing photojournalists on...

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    Five killed in road accidents

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 02:45pm on January 17, 2017

    At least five people were killed while 10 others injured in separate road accidents in Gazipur, Dhaka city and Savar...