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PM stresses religious education for children

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Emphasizing on religious education to keep the children far away from militancy, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said I think that it is the duty of the guardian to give time for their children. The guardian should give attention about religious education of their children. The Primer said this while addressing at program on the occasion of founding anniversary of Special ...

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Tk 5 lakh reward for info about militants: Benazir Ahmed

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Director General of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) Benazir Ahmed on Monday said militant informers will be rewarded with Tk 5 lakh. He declared the prize money at a press conference after an all-out anti-militant drive in Bogra district, where the elite force tear downed three militant training camps. The RAB Boss said, Tk 10 lakh would be given, if any ...

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Sholakia attacker Abir buried by police

Abir Rahman, an alleged militant who was killed in a gunfight with police during the terrorist attack near Sholakia Eidgah, was buried at a local graveyard in Kishoreganj district town on Monday.   Police took the initiative to bury Abir’s body as his family members refused to accept the body, local correspondent quoting Sanjoy Kumar, Sub-inspector of Kishoreganj Model Police ...

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2 killed in Tangail road crash

A driver and a passenger were killed and seven other people injured in a collision between a truck and covered van on the Dhaka-Tangail highway in Koratipara area of Basail upazila on Tuesday morning. Identity of the deceased could not be known immediately. Ajay Dev, sub-inspector of Gorai highway police camp, said the accident took place in the area around ...

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PEC exam to be called off from 2016

DHAKA: Primary and Mass Education minister Mostafizur Rahman Fizar informed that the Primary Education Completion (PEC) examination will be abolished from the current year. The minister came up with this assertion while talking to media at his secretariat office on Tuesday (June 21). The proposal will be submitted to the cabinet soon for approval, he added. The primary education procedure ...

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RUET admission test Oct 26

RAJSHAHI UNIVERSITY: The admission test of Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET) honors for 2016-17 education session will be held on October 26. The university public relations department issued a press release in this regard on Tuesday afternoon (June 28). The decision came from a meeting of the faculty deans and head of departments chaired by RUET vice-chancellor Professor ...

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SUST admission test Nov 26

SUST (SYLHET): The admission test for 1st year of 2016-17 education session of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) in Sylhet district will be held on November 26. The decision was taken in an academic council meeting of the university on Wednesday (June 29). Social Science faculty dean Professor Dr Niaz Ahammed and Social Science department professor Dr AHM ...

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‘Inform if any student absent for 10-day’

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid asked authorities to inform his ministry if any student remains absent from classes for 10 days at a stretch. He made the remark while exchanging Eid greetings with ministry officials on Sunday (July 10) morning. The minister also urged the teachers to monitor other activities of the students apart from study

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2 JMB men held in Pabna

Members of Police in a drive arrested two members of the banned Islamist militant outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) along with zihadi books and hand bomb making materials at Palpara area in Sujanagar upazila of Panba district early hours of Sunday. The arrestees were identified as Md Sanaullah, 35, hailing from Gogonpur village of the upazila and Omar Faruk, 26, a ...

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Be stricter over granting bail to militants: Law Minister

Law Minister Anisul Haque on Sunday urged to Judges to be stricter on suspected militants’ bail after the two deadly terrorist attacks at Gulshan Holey Artisan Bakery on July 1 and Sholakia Eidgah on July 7. No need of forming new tribunals for the judgment of militants, it is quite possible under the existing law, he said this to journalists ...

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Detectives failed to provide proper info: Ershad

The chairman of Jatiya Party (JaPa) Hussain Muhammad Ershad claimed that country’s Intelligence Agency have been failed to provide exact information over the militants attack on Holey Artisan Bakery in Gulshan-2. Former President Ershad on Sunday made this comment at his own residence at Rangpur. He said, a few terrorists killed some innocent people but the intelligence agency didn’t get ...

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Govt decides to stop Peace TV airing

The government on Sunday decided to stop broadcasting of Peace TV of Islamic scholar Zakir Naik to stop spreading of militancy in the name of Islam. The cabinet committee of law and order took the decision, said the committee chairman Amir Hossain Amu. Earlier, the cable operators blocked the channel since Saturday night on their own accord. Earlier, Jakir Naik ...

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Nepal landslides kill 11 after heavy rains

Landslides triggered by heavy rains killed 11 people in western Nepal on Tuesday, including a teenage boy and four young girls, police said. An overnight downpour sent mud and stones hurtling down the slopes of the hilly district of Pyuthan, burying two houses in two different villages around dawn. ‘Eight people from two different families were found dead after their ...

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GRC will become the hub for all gender activities in Bihar: Dr N Vijaya Lakshmi

The Bihar government has taken up the issue of violence against women, particularly domestic violence seriously at all levels, right from conducting sensitisation workshops and initiating gender equity movement in schools to setting up the Gender Resource Centre. Dr N Vijaya Lakshmi, Managing Director, Women Development Corporation, talks to OneWorld South Asia’s Ashok Kumar about the role of the SWASTH programme ...

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Deluge turns grim in Kurigram marooning 60,000

Onrush of water from the upstream and incessant rainfall have turned the flood situation worse in six upazilas of Kurigram district, rendering more than 60,000 people marooned, UNB reports. The affected upazilas are Kurigran Sadar, Nageshwari, Ulipur, Chilmari, Roumari and Razibpur. According to the district’s Water Development Board (WDB), more than 150 villages have gone under water following increase in ...

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Moudud wants govt to launch ‘united platform

BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed on Sunday urged the government to float a ‘united platform’ with all to resist extremism and terrorism in the country. “A dangerous situation has been created now in the country due to the emergence of militancy and extremism. Our leader (Khaleda) has made a sincere call to the government for forging a national unity to ...

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India sending NSG team to probe Bangladesh terror attacks

India is sending a special team of National Security Guard (NSG) officers to Bangladesh to “analyse and study” Sholakia bombings and Gulshan cafe attack, say Indian media reports. The team of NSG officers has been authorised by the government to travel to Dhaka after the Special Forces establishment in Bangladesh approved the formers’ request to visit the spots of the ...

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Govt not sincere on forming unity against militancy: Fakhrul

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir today alleged the government is not sincere to forge national unity to tackle militancy in the country. “Our chairperson [Khaleda Zia] has already called for a national unity to rid Bangladesh from present crisis,” he told journalists after paying homage to the victims of Dhaka attack. “But the government doesn’t want it that’s ...

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