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Dhaka Tribune’s top 10 most read stories of 2019

  • Published at 09:01 pm January 5th, 2020
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Fire Service working to douse the fire at FR Tower of Banani in Dhaka on Thursday, March 28, 2019 Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

Here are the top 10 most read stories of Dhaka Tribune in 2019

1. Illicit sex-video spreads unabated on social media

Md Kamrul Hassan

Photo: AFP

“The government, however, has blocked an estimated 22 thousand pornographic web-sites in the country...”

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2. How to get SSC 2019 exam results

Tribune Desk

Students of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College search their SSC results at school campus on Monday, May 6, 2019 | Rajib Dhar/Dhaka Tribune “Results will be available for the students from 2pm: at their respective schools, on education board websites, by SMS, and via the government website....”

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3. Private University Rankings 2019: North South number one

Shegufta Hasnine Surur

Entrance of North South University in Dhaka | Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

“NSU’s and Brac’s final score however, are very close—77.11 to 75.63. In 2017, Brac had a wider margin with 78.95 to 71.13...”

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4. New Cabinet: Who’s in, who’s out?

Fazlur Rahman Raju

Clockwise, AMA Muhith, Salman F Rahman, Dipu Moni, Shajahan Khan, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, Tarana Halim and Mahi B Chowdhury | Dhaka Tribune

“Even though many lawmakers are already busy lobbying to get a position in the Cabinet, senior Awami League leaders have said the party President Sheikh Hasina is yet to discuss who’s in and who’s out...”

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5. Man arrested for marrying 60 times in 25 years

Bishwajit Deb, Jamalpur

Police presents a man, named Abu Baker, who married 60 times, on Sunday, November 3, 2019 | Dhaka Tribune

“He was arrested in a case filed with Purbadhala police station by his 60th wife, Rosy Khanum...”

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6. PEC, Ebtedayee, JSC, JDC results handed over to PM

Tribune Desk

A school student during an exam | Collected

“The result of the PEC and Ebtedayee was published within 36 days while JSC and JDC by 43 days after completion of the exams in line with prime minister's order to publish result within 60 days after the exam...”

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7. Biman flight hijack drama at Chittagong airport ends with gunman shot dead

Tanjir Rahman and Arifur Rahman Rabbi

The Biman Bangladesh Airlines aircraft, which was hijacked by a lone gunman midair, is seen on the tarmac at Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong on Sunday, February 24, 2019 | Dhaka Tribune

“He said the commandos had asked the armed hijacker to surrender during the raid. “But he rejected, and tried to retaliate, which led to the exchange of fire inside the plane...”

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8. Country’s first baby born with a tail

Fahim Reza Shovon

X-ray report of the visible human tail  on the 14-days old baby girl | Dhaka Tribune

“No other case like this has been found so far in Bangladesh, but 35-40 such cases have so far been found across the world...”

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9. Banani fire death toll 25

Fazlur Rahman Raju, Ashif Islam Shaon, Arifur Rahman Rabbi

Fire Service working to douse the fire at FR Tower of Banani in Dhaka on Thursday, March 28, 2019 | Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

“A total of 25 deaths have been confirmed in a deadly fire that broke out at a building in Dhaka's Banani area...”

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10. New dengue cases escalate in other districts over Dhaka

Tribune Desk

Dengue patients receive treatment at Jessore General Hospital | Dhaka Tribune

“Since the beginning of the dengue outbreak this year, 36,668 patients have been hospitalized, and 27,876 discharged after recovery, according to the DGHS data...”

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