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Hurricane victims in US getting IRS tax filing relief

Panama City, Oct 13 (AP/UNB) — The Internal Revenue Service says victims of Hurricane Michael will get a grace period before having to file some tax returns and payments. The IRS said Friday it’s offering the relief in parts of Florida and other regions that may be added later to the disaster area as designated by the Federal Emergency Management ... Read More »

Doomsday in real life: Warned of quake, govt eyed risk area

Petobo, Oct 9 (AP/UNB) — When the violent shaking from a massive magnitude 7.5 earthquake finally stopped, Selvi Susanti stood up and realized something strange was happening. First, she saw the ground suddenly begin to sink. Then the pavement split beneath her feet like a broken dinner plate and started to rise. Terrified, she clung to a small sliver of ... Read More »

Reporter Jamal Khashoggi disappears in Istanbul

Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist whose writings had jabbed his country’s leaders, seemed at ease in the days before he disappeared after visiting Saudi Arabia’s Consulate here, unconcerned about being tracked by government spies and peripatetic, as always, despite battling a cold. Read More »

Fabricated cases galore; we sought this stop: Dr Kamal

Dhaka, Oct 7 – Jatiya Oikya Prokriya convener, Dr Kamal Hossain Sunday expressed surprise over the arrest of many political leaders and filing of hundreds of ghostly cases implicating them despite they earlier demanded not to file any new case and arrest any political leader until the next general elections. Read More »

Aid slow to reach Indonesia quake-tsunami victims

Desperation was visible everywhere Tuesday among victims receiving little aid in areas heavily damaged by a massive earthquake and tsunami, four days after the disaster devastated parts of Indonesia’s central Sulawesi island. Signs propped along roads read “We Need Food” and “We Need Support,” while children begged for cash in the streets and long lines of cars snarled traffic as ... Read More »

IFC urges pol parties: Include river-water rights in manifestos

Dhaka, Sept 30: The International Farakka Committee (IFC), an international environmental organization working as water rights watch group, has urged all patriotic political parties and organisations in Bangladesh to have the issue of sustainable basin-wide management of common rivers as the main question of life and death of people in their political and election manifestoes. Read More »