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Dhaka Tribune

Evening brief

Update : 17 May 2014, 01:09 PM

Here is a brief overview of the major incidents that made the headlines until Saturday evening.

2 ex-RAB officers on remand

A Narayanganj court has granted five-day remand for each of the two ex-RAB officers allegedly involved in abduction and killings of seven people in Narayanganj. Read full story

SSC candidate commits suicide

A candidate of the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) has reportedly committed suicide after failing to get GPA-5 in the examinationon on Saturday afternoon. Read full story

91% pass SSC exams

A total of 91.34% of students have passed in this year’s Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and its equivalent examinations. Some 142, 276 examinees have got GPA-5. Click to read more.

Meghna death toll rises to 54

The death toll from the MV Miraj 4 launch capsize in the Meghna River rose to 54 as rescuers have recovered 23 more bodies on Saturday.

Out of 54 bodies, 53 have been handed over to the family members. Read full story

8 crude bombs, pistol seized in Jessore

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), in separate drives, have seized 8 crude bombs and a pistol, one round of bullets and 3,000 bottles of Phensidyl from Putkhali frontier and Malanchi area in Benapole of Jessore sadar upazila early Saturday. Read full story

PM: Zia considered AL as his main enemy

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said military dictator General Ziaur Rahman wanted to erase the name of Awami League after the brutal assassination of Bangabandhu as he [Zia] considered the party his main enemy. Read full story

3 killed in Mymensingh boiler blast

Three people have been killed in a boiler explosion in a rice mill at Darabazaar of Haluaghat of Mymensingh early Saturday.

Haluaghat police station Officer-in-Charge Zakiur Rahman has confirmed the Dhaka Tribune about the deaths. Read full story

'Sonia, Rahul may offer resignation'

Congress President Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi may offer to resign, reports Indian television station NDTV.

The report came a day after they both accepted responsibility for the party's worst performance ever in the national election. Read full story

Manmohan: I did my best to serve the nation

Manmohan resigned from office on Saturday after two successive terms, a day after his Congress party lost the national election.

He handed over his resignation letter to President Pranab Mukherjee, NDTV reports. Read full story

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