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  • Missing Barapukuria Coal: It’s all system loss

    Some 1.48 lakh tonnes of coal disappeared from the stack yard of state-run Barapukuria Coal Mining Company Ltd (BCMCL) because of the system loss in production, handling and marketing since its inception more than a decade ago, an expert panel found.

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    BTRC verifying if 3G, 4G still available in refugee camps

    A technical team of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has started an inspection to see if the recent restriction on 3G and 4G mobile data services was working in the Rohingya camp areas in Cox’s Bazar.

  • Houthi drones hit Saudi oil heartland

    Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group yesterday attacked two plants at the heart of Saudi Arabia’s oil industry, including the world’s biggest petroleum processing facility, in a strike that three sources said had disrupted output and exports.

  • Death by Dengue Fever

    One more dengue patient dies

    The number of dengue patients admitted to different hospitals across the country within a 24-hour span yesterday came down to 527, the lowest since July 24, when the number started rising rapidly.

  • Gunfight in Satkhira

    Two killed in ‘shootouts’

    An alleged drug peddler and a suspected criminal were killed in “gunfights” with police in Mymensingh and Chapainawabganj yesterday.

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    Ninth Wage Board gazette published

    The government has published a gazette on the “Ninth Wage Board Award” for journalists and employees of newspapers and news agencies.

  • Serial conman held in city

    Police have arrested a man on charges of misappropriating Tk 50 crore from different people and business entities by deceiving them over the last two decades.

  • CIA’s secret animal spies

    In early 1974, Do Da was top in espionage class, on the way to becoming a high-flying CIA agent: he handled himself better in the rough, carried heavier loads, and could brush off attackers.

  • NRC publishes the status of all Assam applicants

    The National Register of Citizens (NRC) authority yesterday published the individual status of all the 3.3 crore people of Indian state of Assam who had applied for inclusion in the updated citizens’ registry when the exercise began five years ago.

  • Solid gold loo stolen from UK palace

    A gang of thieves yesterday stole an 18-carat gold toilet from Britain’s Blenheim Palace, police said, causing flooding that damaged the world-famous stately home.

  • EU citizens uneasy at UK’s Brexit ‘settlement scheme’

    After days attempting to apply online to remain in the UK after Brexit, EU citizen Bina Gayadien was faced with the same message: her information was “insufficient”.

  • US Navy sails ship close to islands claimed by China

    The US Navy said that one of its destroyers had sailed close to the Chinese-controlled Paracel Islands in the South China Sea on Friday, asserting international freedom of navigation rights in the contested waters.

  • Asian Development Bank

    Bangladesh’s Dev Projects: ADB to lend $5b in 3 yrs

    The Asian Development Bank will provide around $ 5 billion to Bangladesh with an aim of promoting rapid, inclusive and sustainable growth in the country.

  • Police want new tool for probe

    With the aim of tackling militancy and solving cases with no evidence, the Police Headquarters is planning to use a state-of-the-art technology for interrogation of suspects.

  • UZ chairman sued over assault on female lawyer

    A female lawyer of Patuakhali’s Galachipa upazila yesterday sued the upazila chairman for assaulting her on Thursday.

  • Women Gang Rape

    Woman raped in Dhamrai

    A mother-of-one has allegedly been gang-raped by several men in Balitha area of Dhamrai.

  • No rest in peace!

    An Australian scientist has proved that human bodies move around significantly for more than a year after death, in findings that could have implications for detectives and pathologists around the world.

  • UK PM ‘cautiously optimistic’ on deal

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday said he was “cautiously optimistic” about striking a Brexit deal ahead of his first face-to-face talks with EU chiefs next week.

  • Minister factory lacks fire safety measures

    A Minister refrigerators’ warehouse in Gazipur’s Dhirasram area that caught fire yesterday did not have sufficient fire safety measures, said fire service officials.

  • India onion export price

    Onion: India sets minimum price to cut export

    The Indian government has set the minimum export price (MEP) of onion at $850 a tonne to curb its shipments and help bring down soaring prices in the domestic market.

  • Bangladesh Bank

    Beximco Loan: BB failed to play its role

    Terming the central bank’s move to reschedule a loan of Beximco Ltd an unprecedented instance, Transparency International Bangladesh yesterday said it proved that the Bangladesh Bank completely failed to play its regulatory role in the banking sector.

  • Fires in Brazil wetlands quadruple in 2019: report

    Fires recorded in the Brazilian Pantanal, a biodiversity sanctuary in the southern Amazon rainforest, have quadrupled in 2019 compared to the same period last year, the country’s space research agency said Thursday.

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    Letter to PM: BCL says sorry for ‘mistakes’

    Chhatra League General Secretary Golam Rabbani has written to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, apologising to her for the student body’s all “known and unknown mistakes”.

  • Kenya becomes third country to adopt world’s first malaria vaccine

    Kenya yesterday became the third country to start routinely innoculating infants against malaria, using the world’s first vaccine to combat a disease that kills 800 children globally every day.

  • 1,300 still missing: officials

    Some 1,300 people are still unaccounted for in the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian, officials said Thursday, down from the 2,500 previously reported.

  • Police thwart climate activists’ drone bid to close Heathrow

    London police yesterday deployed a sweeping security cordon around Heathrow Airport and made seven arrests to thwart climate activists’ efforts to shut down Europe’s busiest travel hub using toy drones.

  • Mexico suspends police over suspected executions

    A group of Mexican police officers who killed eight people in a supposed shootout has been suspended over allegations they in fact executed them and staged a cover-up, authorities said Thursday.

  • Czechs summon Russian envoy amid Soviet-era statue row

    The Czech foreign ministry yesterday summoned Russia’s ambassador amid a row over a controversial Soviet-era statue in Prague that city authorities want to replace with a World War II memorial.

  • Peru court cuts jail time for opposition leader Keiko Fujimori

    Peru’s Supreme Court on Thursday halved the pre-trial detention of Keiko Fujimori, paving the way for the opposition leader to leave jail in April of next year.

  • RMG workers block busy Tejgaon road

    Several hundred workers of a readymade garment factory yesterday blocked the capital’s Satrasta intersection for over two hours, protesting the dismissal of some 66 of their colleagues.