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Suranjit’s body taken to Sylhet

              The body of Awami League leader Suranjit Sengupta has been taken to Sylhet Shaheed Minar for paying last respect to him by local people, reports news agency UNB. A helicopter carrying his body reached Osmani International Airport around 10.35am on Monday. From Sylhet, the mortal remains of Suranjit will be taken to Sunamganj ... Read More »

DU English Deptt alumni reunion on Friday

Former students of Dhaka University’s English Department will gather for an annual reunion on Friday to share old campus memories,reports The annual bash by English Department Alumni Society (EDAS) is organised on the last Friday of January every year. It will be held at the usual venue — the Teachers and Students Centre (TSC) on the campus. Organisers said ... Read More »

RUET teachers start strike to protest student demo

Teachers at the Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET) have gone on strike to protest against student demonstrations, even after the administration accepted the students’ demands, reports  Teachers will boycott classes and exams from Monday until the students who protested are punished, said the university’s Teacher’s Association President Nirendranath Mustafi. Students laid siege to RUET’s administrative building from ... Read More »

1,500 migrants rescued in Med in two days

International Desk Some 1,500 migrants have been rescued in the Mediterranean this weekend, an unusually high number for winter when crossings tend to slow because of difficult sea conditions, the Italian coastguard said Sunday.  The number of people pulled to safety in the past two days brought to 4,500 the total saved since Wednesday. The latest rescues came after EU ... Read More »

EC Reconstitution : Search committee likely to submit names today The president-formed search committee is likely to submit names of prospective election commissioners tomorrow, Monday, to the president, Abdul Hamid.  The committee members are scheduled to meet the president, Abdul Hamid, on Monday evening, the president’s press secretary Joynal Abedin told the Prothom Alo on Sunday afternoon. And the committee is most likely to submit 10 names of prospective ... Read More »

CEAT tyres to be manufactured in Bangladesh

Indian tyre manufacturer CEAT has planned to set up a tyre manufacturing plant in Bangladesh, reports  The Mumbai-based RPG Group company signed a joint venture agreement with the local AK Khan and Company to set up the plant with an initial investment of $67 million. CEAT AK Khan Limited managing director Jyotibrata Banerjee said CEAT wants to become the ... Read More »

Trump to form voter fraud commission

         US president Donald Trump said Sunday he is creating a commission headed by vice president Mike Pence to investigate what the US leader alleges was massive voter fraud in the 2016 election, reports agencies. No public evidence has emerged of large-scale illegal voting in the November election, and Trump and the White House have failed to ... Read More »

25 drunken school bus drivers arrested in India

Police in Kerala took 25 school bus drivers into custody for drunken driving in an early morning inspection on Friday, police said, reports  The action was carried out at 8.30am in the four central districts of Kottayam, Idukki, Alappuzha and Kochi following complaints of improper conduct, said an official. Inspector General of Police P Vijayan told the media that ... Read More »

Rohingya women raped by Myanmar forces: HRW

Myanmar government forces committed rape and other sexual violence against ethnic Rohingya women and girls as young as 13 years old during security operations in northern Rakhine State in late 2016, Human Rights Watch has said, reports  The Myanmar government should urgently endorse an independent, international investigation into alleged abuses in northern Rakhine State, including into possible systematic rape against ... Read More »

17 hurt in city road crash At least 17 people were injured in a road accident at Keraniganj in the capital Dhaka on Sunday night. Sources said that a bus and two human haulers collided with each other in the area around 7:00pm. At one stage, the two haulers plunged into roadside ditch, leaving 17 people injured. Confirming the matter, Officer-in-charge (OC) of South Keraniganj ... Read More »