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  • Banshkhali was unaware of rally ban

    Banshkhali was unaware of rally ban

    The locals of Banshkhali who joined the pre-scheduled anti-coal plant rally at Gondamara on Monday afternoon were not aware of the ban on gathering slapped by the administration only hours ago. They were also in the dark about the counter-rally announced for the same venue and time by the rival group that comprises members of

  • ‘Scrap power plant project by today’

    ‘Scrap power plant project by today’

    The locals of Banshkhali agitating against the proposed 1,224MW coal power plant by S Alam Group issued an ultimatum yesterday asking the authorities to scrap the project by this evening. Liakat Ali, convener of the Homestead and Graveyard Protection Committee, made the announcement from a condolence rally held on the West Gondamara Primary School premises

  • US considers refuge for bloggers

    US considers refuge for bloggers

    The United States has condemned as “barbaric” the latest killing in Bangladesh of an outspoken opponent of radical Islam and said it is considering granting refuge to a select number of bloggers who face imminent danger. US State Department spokesman Mark Toner on Thursday strongly condemned the murder of Nazimuddin Samad and told reporters the

  • JnU student Nazimuddin Samad buried

    JnU student Nazimuddin Samad buried

    Jagannath University student Nazimuddin Samad, who was killed by suspected militants in Dhaka on Wednesday night, has been laid to rest at his village home in Sylhet, his family says. His body was taken to Boraut village in Bianibazar on yesterday morning. He was buried at his family graveyard after a namaz-e-janaza at the local

  • India’s Ganges waterways project raises hopes and fears

    India’s Ganges waterways project raises hopes and fears

    A noted Indian river expert Dinesh Mishra recalls the fate of two large barrages built in the Bihar state in the early 60’s and mid 70’s. The purpose of the first, Kosi barrage completed in 1962, was to control the Kosi River, called “the sorrow of Bihar” due to the fluctuations of its course and

  • Tonu’s family and friends quizzed again

    Tonu’s family and friends quizzed again

    The family and friends of Sohagi Jahan Tonu have been interrogated again by the CID, which is yet to make any significant progress in its investigation. Tonu’s elder brother Nazmul Hossain, cousin Laizu Jahan, friend Manisha, and cantonment board staff Ismail Hossain were brought in for questioning at the Comilla Criminal Investigation Department office, where

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