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Update : 07 Feb 2016, 08:19 AM

Bangladesh prisons go digital

A computerised database of all inmates in the country's 68 prisons has been launched.

Primarily, online fibre optical lines have been connected in 48 prisons across the country. The existing prisons will get the server connection in phases.

14-party to protest Khaleda's remark on martyrs

The 14-party alliance will form human chains across the capital on February 15, protesting BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's statement on the Liberation War martyrs.

The ruling party-led alliance will also protest Pakistan's interference in Bangladesh's internal matters.

Septuagenarian dies in Dhanmondi fire

A 75-year-old woman has died in a fire in a building in the capital's Dhanmondi residential area.

The deceased has been identified as Munnujan Begum, 75.

Nepal requests for holding postponed meeting

Nepal has requested Bangladesh to resume the commerce secretary-level meeting which was postponed after the country expressed its inability to manage time due to ongoing crises.

The meeting was originally scheduled for mid-October 2015 in Dhaka. The two sides are expected to sign an agreement on providing easier market access of their products and remove trade barriers, reports the Kathmandupost.

10 shops gutted in Narsingdi fire

A devastating blaze has gutted at least 10 shops including two jewellery stores in Shaheprotap bazar in Narsingdi town.

The incident took place on Sunday morning.

North Korea fires long-range rocket despite warnings

North Korea has fired a long-range rocket, which critics say is a test of banned missile technology.

A state TV announcer said North Korea had successfully placed a satellite in orbit.

Taiwan earthquake: 132 trapped under rubble

A total of 132 people remain trapped under the rubble of an apartment block in the Taiwanese city of Tainan after Saturday's earthquake, officials say.

Rescuers said it would be possible to reach 29 of them, with the rest buried deeper inside the ruins of the 17-storey block.

Testy TV debate in Republican race

Seven Republicans seeking the party's nomination to run for the White House are having a fractious

TV debate in New Hampshire, days before voters there make their presidential picks.

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