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Trawler sinks in Meghna, 15 missing

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A Correspondent
Kishoreganj: At least 15 people went missing as a trawler sank in the Meghna River at Billalpur in Bhairab upazila on Wednesday afternoon.
Officer-in-charge of Bhairab police station Badrul Alam Talukder said the trawler with 25 passengers on board sank around 2:15 pm due to strong current in the river while it was heading towards Nabiganj in Brahmanbaria from Bhairab.
However, 8-10 passengers managed to swim ashore while the rest remained missing.

BD-Myanmar FOC in Dhaka Sun

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Staff Reporter
The eighth round of secretary-level Foreign Office Consultation (FOC) between Bangladesh and Myanmar will begin in Dhaka on Sunday through which both sides will try to boost ‘trust’ and discuss all the pressing issues.
A seven-member delegation, led by Myanmar Deputy Minister...
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Over 100 fall sick after eating snacks in Natore school

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Natore: Over 100 students of a school in the district town fell sick after eating snacks provided by the school authorities on Wednesday.
Locals said the authorities of Natore Government Girls High School served snacks as tiffin to the students at about 10:30 am.
As the students...
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Continuous rain disrupts city life

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Torrential rain flooded many parts of the capital on Wednesday, disrupting normal public life.
Many areas of the city, including Kakrail, Shanitanagar, Maghbazar, Mouchak, Malibagh, Rajarbagh and some parts of the old city went under knee-deep water due to the downpour.
The rain...
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First hajj flight takes off

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The first hajj flight carrying 409 Bangladeshi pilgrims to Saudi Arabia took off from Hazrat Shahjalal Interna-tional Airport in Dhaka on Wednesday morning.
The flight ‘BG-1011’ of Biman Bangladesh Airlines departed from the airport at 7:05am.
Civil Aviation and Tourism...
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