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Thousands marooned inside DND dam area

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A Correspondent

Narayanganj: Thousands of people living inside the Dhaka-Narayanganj-Demra (DND) dam areas have been marooned following incessant rains for last two days.

After the rainfall, caused by cyclone Roanu, low-lying areas of Fatullah and its surrounding DND areas havegot6 submerged, with many points going under ankle to waist-deep water causing immense sufferings to the local residents.

Local people cannot go out to join their works due to the water-logging. And even, many...
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Shab-e-Barat observed seeking divine blessing

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Staff Reporter

The holy Shab-e-Barat, the night of fortune, was observed in the country on Sunday night with due solemnity and religious fervor.

Muslim devotees spent the night offering special prayers, zikir, reciting from the holy Quran, holding milad and other religious rituals seeking...
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3 brothers among 5 missing for 12 days in Pabna, Sirajganj

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Pabna: Five people, including four members of a family, remained missing for the last 12 days till Monday as they have been picked up by some people in black clothes from Faridpur uapzila in Pabna and Ullahpara upazila in Sirajganj.

Those who remained missing are three siblings...
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Party lines UP elections Most violence-marred polls in BD history

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With voting still to go in two final phases, the 2016 Union Parishad election, being held along party lines for the first time, has already secured the dubious distinction of the most violence-marred election in the history of independent Bangladesh.

According to Shujan -...
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Nurjahan Begum passes away

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Nurjahan Begum, editor of the country’s first illustrated women's weekly ‘Begum’, passed away at a city hospital on Monday. She was 91.

Nurjahan, also the country’s first woman journalist, breathed her last at Square Hospitals around 10am, said hospital officials.

“She...
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