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Kalabagan Tentultala playground protection movement: mother and son released 

Syeda Ratna and her youngest son, Isa Abdullah Sadekin Piyanshuk, were freed on bail by the police after they mounted a demonstration against the construction of the Kalabagan police station building at the Kalabagan Tentultala field in August.

At 12:15 p.m. on Sunday (April 24), Paritosh Chandra, the officer in charge of the Kalabagan Police Station, verified that they were released at 12:15 p.m.

Is it a bridge or a suicide spot?

Suicide by leaping from the Postagola Bridge in Dhaka has been a common event for the people and the naval police over the last several years. According to police data, a total of 41 people have committed suicide by leaping from the bridge so far this year. On the other hand, police feel that there are more suicides that have not been recorded.

As per the police sources in Shampur and Keraniganj, there was an average of one suicide each year in 2021, 2020, and 2016. However, there were two suicides per year in 2019 and 2016. There have also been instances of suicide.


Religion and culture are not incompatible: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that there is no conflict or conflict between religion and culture in the context of killing people by carrying out bomb attacks on the first day of the Bengali New Year.

"Some people want to create a cultural conflict with religion," she said. This is not correct at all. Religions belong to everyone, and festivals belong to everyone. We are celebrating the festival together, "said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina while addressing the inauguration ceremony of the newly constructed Shilpakala Academy buildings in six districts this morning.

Emami presents Valentine’s Day film

This Valentine's day, Emami Fair & Handsome is releasing online an exclusive short-film geared towards the young generation titled "Bodle Jawar Golpo". The 15 minute film is directed by Bangladeshi National award-winning young director Redwan Rony. _DSC0128The film will be released at 12:01 am on 14th February 2016, the dawn of Valentines' day on Emami Fair & Handsome's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/theultimatemen/?fref=ts. A press conference was held at a hotel in the capital city regarding the film l...

Diplomats ask for additional security

Diplomats on Tuesday asked for additional security everywhere across the country. After a government briefing with diplomats, British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Gibson said, “We discussed about strengthening security everywhere.” diplomatsThe briefing which started at 3:15pm at the state guesthouse Padma, was attended by the heads of diplomatic missions, the UN and other international bodies in the country. Two foreigners in Bangladesh, Italian aid worker Cesare Tavella and Japanese Kunio Hoshi were shot dead in Dhaka and Rangpur in...

Women taking charge from top to bottom

Rani Mondal searches the floor of the riverbed with her fingers, craning her neck above the water. The river is home to a farm of clawing crabs. “It hurts a lot when you are bitten but you apply salt and Savlon and go to the doctor’s if it gets septic,” Mondal said. An award-winning crab farmer living on the edge of the Bay of Bengal, she used to be extremely poor. Her village has been battered repeatedly by cyclones, making the ground too salty for large-scale agriculture. [caption id="attachment_20028" align="alignright" width="650"]Rani Mondal (centre) and fellow crab farmers, who work...
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