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Nur Hossain, Tareque Sayeed, 24 others walk to gallows

Twenty six people, including prime accused and Awami League leader Nur Hossain, and dismissed Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) officers Lt Col Tareque Sayeed Mohammad, Major Arif Hossain and Lt Commander MM Rana, were awarded death penalty on Monday in the sensational seven-murder case in Naryanganj three years ago. Judge Sayed Enayet Hossain of Narayanganj District and Sessions Judge’s court pronounced ...

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Five UAE officials among 56 killed in Afghanistan bombings

  KABUL: 56 people including five United Arab Emirates officials killed in blasts at the governor of Kandahar’s guest house. Deputy governor, two senior Afghan officials and two MPs were also died in this incident. The governor and the UAE ambassador were among at least 18 wounded. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has confirmed that five of its officials were killed in a bomb ...

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Berlin market lorry attack: Only suspect held released

ERLIN:BERLIN: The only suspect held after Monday’s deadly lorry attack on a Berlin Christmas market has been released, prosecutors say. They say they do not have sufficient evidence to pursue the case against the man, who has been identified by media only as Pakistani national Naved B. The lorry attack left 12 people dead and nearly 50 injured. The man earlier denied any ...

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Trial of all border killers to begin soon, says BGB chief

Major General Abul Hossain expressed his satisfaction over the recent trial of 15-years old Bangladeshi girl Felani Khatun bay Indian border guards. Director General of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Major General Abul Hossain has denounced the incidents of border killing, saying it is not acceptable whoever the killer is.   Talking to reporters after his visit to Baragram border point ...

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Russian ambassador to Turkey shot dead in Ankara

A Turkish policeman Mevlut Mert Aydintas shot dead Andrei Karlov Russia’s ambassador to Turkey at an art exhibition in Ankara.It was not clear if the 22-year-old, an Ankara riot police member who was later shot dead, had links to any group. It took place a day after protests in Turkey over Russian support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.   bdtodays.com/rd/09/01/2017

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60 killed in suicide attacks at police training college in Quetta

QUETTA:Heavily-armed militants wearing suicide vests stormed a police academy in Quetta, killing at least 60 people and wounding dozens more.A major security operation lasted for hours and all attackers were killed. bdtodays.com/rd/09/01/2017

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Two NCTB officials put on ‘special duty’ for govt textbooks errors

Bdtodays Desk: Two officials of National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) has been put on “special duty” as huge errors found in new textbooks for academic year 2017 distributed among the students on the first day of the new year. The officials are– Chief editor Pritish Kumar Sarkar and senior expert Lana Humaira Khan of the National Curriculum and Textbook ...

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Lavish Germany

Germany is a magnet for travelers, and there’s good reason for its popularity: with a superb transportation network – of road, rail and air – which makes getting around easy and efficient, and a bounty of hotels that suit every budget, Germany has a superb tourism infrastructure. Making things even easier for the non-German speaking traveler is that English is ...

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Scenic Poland

Poland has survived centuries of conflict to emerge as a proud, independent country, ready to assume her new role in modern history. Visitors to Poland are discovering what the locals have long known, that Poland is a country rich in fine culture, scenic landscapes and extraordinary historical sites. Whether exploring the nation’s vibrant cities, the lakes and forests of her ...

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