Bangladesh parliament shocked at loss of lives in hillslides

Parliament expressed a profound shock to the loss of lives, including those of four army men in the hilly districts of Chittagong, Rangamati and Bandarban. At the beginning of the session today, President Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury informed Parliament that the last two days of rains have triggered a series of landslides in rugged areas, including […]

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3 bodies found as search resumes in Chittagong hill tracts

Six bodies were recovered at Chittagong and Cox's Bazaar this morning while research resumed in the hilly neighborhoods, where the number of deaths landslides gained 135 . Bodies of four victims surfaced after the water from the flash flood dropped in Chittagong, while two others were buried in a new landslide in Coaz's Bazaar At […]

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Modi expresses shock at death in landslide

Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, expressed his shock at the loss of lives in Bangladesh due to landslides and offered to help the country in local efforts Search and rescue. "Saddened by the loss of lives in Bangladesh due to landslides. My thoughts are about the families of the deceased and prayers with the […]

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Bangladeshi diplomat in US indicted

The Deputy Consul General of Bangladesh in New York was indicted Monday for charges of trafficking in labor and aggression for forcing his servant to work without paying for threats and deeds Bullying, said a New York City attorney. Mohammed Shaheldul Islam has limited diplomatic immunity and was ordered to surrender his passport when he […]

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No longer pushovers | The Daily Star

The historic Edgbaston Field, the home of Warwickshire cricket and famous for Brian Lara 's 501 in 1994, is set for another historic moment of a different kind when Bangladesh takes the lead. India in the second semifinal of the ICC Champions Trophy tomorrow. The first appearance of the Tigers in the last four flagship […]

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Thousands at risk of landslide

Thousands of people living on the slopes of the Chittagong Hills, Chittagong Hill Tracts and Cox's Bazar are exposed to landslides during the rainy season due to the hillside cut and 39 And unauthorized use of public lands. Many cut hills and trees to build their homes while others rent chalets built on rugged land […]

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Trading with tiny hands: Do we really care?

On June 12, Bangladesh, along with other countries, observed World Day Against Child Labor, with elaborate programs. There were press notes, messages, seminars, round tables, talk shows, texts and posters distributed throughout the country. The heartbreaking stories of young working children made us emotional for a day. Some key people even flew to Geneva to […]

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All 3 kids buried alive, parents live to ache

The couple and their three children gathered in their hut while it was raining hard all day and night on Monday. The parents left their children's camp early yesterday to clean up the mess of mud sprinkled, and suddenly a large piece of land came crashing down on them. Moments later, when the people living […]

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Proof of Hope | The Daily Star

I will break the rules and write about myself today. Columns are not supposed to be a "dear newspaper" space, but for once I want to use it to reach people who want to go back to school. I did. I first went back to school to do my masters twenty years later than the […]

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Curious case of Chittagong connection

Another little – known company in Chittagong, JMC Builders Ltd, obtained a position on the board of directors of Islami Bank, the largest private commercial bank that attracted much attention after major changes in Key positions in January. The company has bought more than 2 percent of shares recently at market price through a stock […]

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