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Rare Steppe Eagle rescued in Panchagarh

Panchagarh, Feb 07 – A rare eagle has been rescued from Dhangram in Boda Upazila after it reportedly took toxic food. Photographer Firoz Al Saba of Atwari Upazila, who works for wildlife, is now taking care of the eagle at his house. The bird will be released after treatment. Read More »

Ex-minister Sohel Taj’s nephew rescued in Mymensingh

Mymensingh, June 20 – Police rescued the nephew of former state minister Sohel Taj from Batala Bazar area in Tarakanda Upazila early Thursday, 11 days after he was abducted from Chattogram. Mizanur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Tarakanda Police Station, said criminals left Shourav, 25, in front of Jamil Auto Rice Mill in the area around 5:30 am. On information, police rushed ... Read More »

58 Rohingyas rescued while being trafficked to Malaysia

Chattogram, May 31 (UNB)— Bangladesh Coast Guard on Thursday rescued 58 Rohingyas, mostly women and children, from the deep sea while they were being trafficked to Malaysia. Two suspected traffickers were also detained from the South of St Martin’s Island. In a media statement on Friday, Coast Guard said that they rescued the victims after learning about the trafficking bid. ... Read More »

14 Bangladeshis among 290 migrants rescued in Mediterranean

Cairo, May 24 (AP/UNB) — Three boats carrying a total of 290 Europe-bound migrants including 14 Bangladeshis were rescued off the country’s Mediterranean coast, a day after a German aid group released video showing a sinking raft packed with dozens of migrants, with some people scattered in the sea, Libya’s navy confirmed on Friday. Libyan coast guards first reported finding a ... Read More »

84 Rohingyas rescued in drives; 5 traffickers arrested

Cox’s Bazar, May 18 (UNB)- Law-enforcers rescued 84 Rohingyas from Pekua of Cox’s Bazar and Teknaf upazila on Saturday while they were waiting to board boats heading to Malaysia. The rescued Rohingya comprise 31 men, 38 women and 15 children. Five human traffickers were arrested and handed over to police after filing case with Teknaf Police Station, said Lt Commander ... Read More »

17 Rohingyas rescued while being trafficked to Malaysia

Chittagong, May 18 – The Bangladesh Coastguard rescued 17 Rohingyas from the St Martin’s Island while they were being trafficked to Malaysia on early Saturday. Five traffickers were detained from the Dakshin Beach area, said Lt Commander BNM Hamidul Islam, Coastguard’s assistant director (intelligence). “We raided the area after being tipped off about a human trafficking attempt,” he said. Seven ... Read More »

Deer rescued in Laxmipur

Police rescued a deer from the Meghn river in Alexander area under Ramgati Upazila of the district today. Police said local people found the deer floating in river water. On information, they rescued the sick deer from the river this noon and sent it to Upazila Livestock Office for treatment. Police sources said the river stream might have brought the ... Read More »

Santander rescues rival Banco Popular from collapse

Spanish bank Banco Popular has been rescued from the brink of collapse by larger rival Santander for one euro. Buying Banco Popular will cost Santander 7bn euros (£6.1bn) – around 2bn euros more than analysts had expected. Banco Popular was described by the European Central Bank (ECB) as “failing or likely to fail” due to its dwindling cash reserves. Read More »