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  • Published at 01:56 PM April 17, 2016
  • Last updated at 01:30 PM October 17, 2017

A glance at the important news for October 16, 2017

BB concerned about solvency of Sonali Bank UK Ltd

The business continuity of Sonali Bank UK Ltd (SBUK) has become a major concern since its reputation took a serious hit in both Bangladesh and United Kingdom, said a Bangladesh Bank report.

Bangladesh foreign minister to visit Myanmar Nov 19

Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali will visit Myanmar next month to attend the 13th ASEM Summit to be held in Myanmar’s capital.

European dream becomes nightmare mirage for Bangladeshis

Tortured, sold as a slave three times and haunted with guilt after watching his cousin drown, Bangladeshi teenager Khaled Hossain fears he will never recover from the trauma of his failed attempt to reach Europe.

Man freed from Taliban captivity shocked to find Trump is president

A Canadian man, along with his wife and two children, who were rescued from a Taliban linked group in Afghanistan after five years of captivity, thought it was a joke when he was informed that Donald Trump is the president of the United States.

Rape case accused killed in Cox’s Bazar ‘gunfight’

An accused of a rape case has been killed in a “gunfight” with Rapid Action Battalion in New Fisher Ghat area in Cox’s Bazar.

‘Rohingya boats are sometimes deliberately drowned for money’

Many of the thousands of desperate Rohingya men, women and children, fleeing persecution in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, have been victims of frequent boat capsizes in recent weeks.

BJP MP: Taj Mahal a blot on Indian culture

A lawmaker of India’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has called the Taj Mahal a “blot” on the culture of India.

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