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Sonia Gandhi to lead India’s beleaguered Congress Party

The Congress Working Committee (CWC) unanimously decided to appoint Sonia Gandhi as “interim president pending the election of a regular president,” the party said in a statement late on Saturday night. The committee wanted Rahul Gandhi to continue as its president but after he refused, they asked his mother to take over the reins instead, and she accepted, the statement ... Read More »

Dengue fever attacks 1584 cops, their relatives

Dhaka, Aug 11 (UNB) – As the city is in the grip of dengue outbreak, at least 1,584 police personnel and their family members have been affected by the mosquito-borne disease over the last three months, official sources said. Besides, they said, a police officer and the wife of a senior official died of the deadly disease in the capital. ... Read More »

Rare tornado hits Luxembourg, injuring 19, damages 100 homes

Berlin, Aug 10 (AP/UNB) — A rare tornado injured 19 people, two of them severely, in Luxembourg, while 15 soccer players were injured by a lightning strike in southern Germany as unseasonal storms hit northern Europe late Friday. The tornado in the southwestern Luxembourg communities of Pettingen and Kaerjeng left a path of destruction that made up to 100 homes ... Read More »

Husband held captive; wife gang-raped in Netrakona eatery

Dhaka, Aug 10 (UNB) – A housewife has reportedly been gang-raped confining her husband to an eatery in Sadar upazila. Police arrested four accused on Saturday over the incident after the victim filed a case with Sadar Model Police Station. The arrestees are Saidul Islam, 30, Rezaul Karim Pavel, 28, Jaman Bashar, 27, of Rajendrapur area, and Mahfuzur Rahman, manager ... Read More »

Missing student’s body recovered from Cox’s Bazar Bay

Cox’s Bazar, Aug 10 (UNB) – The body of one of two missing students was recovered from the Bay on Saturday afternoon. He was identified as Rafique Mahmud, 23, a former student of Cox’s Bazar Government College and was taking preparation to go abroad for higher studies. Rafique along with his three friends was washed away when they were bathing ... Read More »

বিবিসির পাওয়া ভিডিওতে শ্রীনগরে হাজার হাজার লোকের বিক্ষোভ

অমিতাভ ভট্টশালীবিবিসি, কলকাতা ১০ অগাস্ট ২০১৯ ভারতশাসিত কাশ্মীরের স্বায়ত্বশাসিত মর্যাদা বাতিলের প্রতিবাদে রাজধানী শ্রীনগরে শুক্রবার হাজার হাজার লোকের বিক্ষোভের ভিডিও ফুটেজ বিবিসি-র হাতে এসেছে, যদিও ভারত সরকার দাবি করছে যে ওই রকম কোনও বিক্ষোভ হয় নি। Read More »

Dengue situation may worsen after Eid

The dengue situation across the country keeps getting worse every day with the authorities fearing further deterioration during and after the Eid-ul-Azha celebrations. The number of dengue patients admitted to hospitals has been increasing since the beginning of August, sources in the ministry of Health and Family Planning said. According to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 2,200-3,000 people afflicted ... Read More »

Shajal to appear in ‘Chhoto Kaku’ TV series of Afzal in Eid

Entertainment Desk Popular actor Abdun Noor Shajal will appear in a lead role in the new installment of ‘Chhoto Kaku’, a popular TV series based on the Faridur Reza Sagor’s story with the same title, during the upcoming Eid. Directed by seasoned actor-director Afzal Hossain, the latest episode titled ‘Khali Khali Noakhali’ will be aired on Channel i on eight ... Read More »

Jaya Ahsan to pair with Prosenjit

Entertainment Desk Acclaimed director Atanu Ghosh, has signed Bangladesh’s Jaya Ahsan in his next venture, who’s ‘Mayurakshi’ was adjudged as the best Bengali Feature Film in 65 Indian National Film Awards. Jaya will be seen pairing up with Prosenjit Chatterjee for the first time in the film. The film ‘Binisutoy’ will be about an unconventional love story between two strangers, ... Read More »

DU to observe National Mourning Day

DU Correspondent The Dhaka University (DU) authorities have chalked out elaborate programmes to observe the National Mourning Day and 44th martyrdom anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on August 15 with due solemnity. The national flag, university and hall flags will be hoisted at half-mast atop all main buildings including halls of the university, said a ... Read More »

Community clinics to remain open till Aug 17

Health Desk Despite being public holidays on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha, the country’s all community clinics will remain open in rural areas till August 17 except Eid day, aiming to provide healthcare facilities to holidaymakers and dengue patients. The government has decided to keep all the community clinics open from August 9 to 17 except Eid day to provide healthcare ... Read More »

5-tier security at Nat’l Eidgah, Baitul Mukarram for Eid-ul- Azha Jamaat

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Md Asaduzzaman Mia today said 5-tier security has been arranged for the prayer of Eid-ul-Azha, at Jatiya Eidgah and Baitul Mukarram, scheduled to be held on August 12. “Police personnel both in uniform and plain clothes, members of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) unit, the Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit and bomb ... Read More »

PM Hasina to exchange greetings on Eid day

Dhaka, Aug 10, 2019 – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will exchange greetings with the cross section of people, including party leaders and workers, judges and foreign diplomats, at her official Ganabhaban residence on August 12 on the occasion of holy Eid-ul-Azha, the second biggest religious festival of the Muslims. Read More »