Fertiliser price hike: Lalmonirhat farmers fear losses

The increase in price of fertilisers has made farmers in Lalmonirhat worried ahead of the crucial vegetable-producing winter season

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Philippines condemns Chinese ‘floating barrier’

The Philippines yesterday accused China’s coast guard of installing a “floating barrier” in a disputed area of the South China Sea, saying it prevented Filipinos from entering and fishing in the area.

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120,000 Armenians may flee Nagorno-Karabakh

Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said yesterday the likelihood was rising that ethnic Armenians would flee the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh and blamed Russia for failing to ensure Armenian security.

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Armed men storm Kosovo village

A group of about 30 “heavily armed” men opened fire at Kosovo police in a northern Kosovo village early yesterday, killing a policeman, and the same armed men also stormed a nearby Serbian Orthodox monastery in the first such major regional violence since May, Kosovo officials said.

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‘Still a world of double standards’

India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has said that it is still a world of “double standards” and those countries which are occupying positions of influence are resisting the pressure to change and those with historical influence have weaponised a lot of those capabilities.

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Iran defuses 30 bombs in Tehran

Authorities in Iran have neutralised 30 bombs meant to go off simultaneously in Tehran and detained 28 terrorists linked to Islamic State, Iran’s Tasnim news agency reported yesterday, citing the intelligence ministry.

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Bangladesh

Bangladesh

US visa policy / Media may come under its purview: Haas

US Ambassador to Bangladesh Peter Haas yesterday said media in Bangladesh may also come under the purview of the US visa policy.

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Bangladesh 22nd among conflict-ridden countries

Bangladesh ranks 22nd among the world’s 50 most conflict-ridden countries, according to an index by a US nonprofit.

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World Rivers day / ‘River is a living entity, let us ensure its rights’

“We need to raise awareness about rivers among the new generation. No matter how much development we achieve, it won’t be sustainable without river protection,” said Muzibur Rahman Howlader, former chairman of National River Conservation Commission, yesterday.

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EC workshops on role of polling agents October 4

The Election Commission will conduct another round of workshops on October 4 on the role of polling agents nominated by candidates in ensuring free and fair voting.

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Dengue Cases Last Week / Over 72pc deaths due to shock syndrome

As many as 89 dengue patients died last week alone. Meanwhile, at least 20,155 dengue cases were reported during this time. Of this, 14,436 patients are from outside Dhaka, while the rest 5,719 patients are from the capital.

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Waterlogging / DSCC issues show cause notices to 4 officials

Dhaka South City Corporation has issued show-cause notices to four officials for failing to solve the waterlogging problem in the capital’s New Market and surrounding areas within 24 hours of Thursday night’s heavy rain.

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Man held for raping teen in Savar

Police arrested a man early yesterday on charge of raping a tenth-grader in Savar.

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Send Khaleda Zia abroad for treatment

A platform of lawyers under the banner of United Lawyers Front (ULF) yesterday organised a road-march programme near the Supreme Court demanding that the government send BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia abroad for her better treatment.

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Asia

Asia

16 killed in coal mine fire in SW China

At least 16 people were killed in a coal mine fire in southwest China’s Guizhou province yesterday, local officials said.

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India confiscates properties of top Sikh separatist

India's top investigation agency today confiscated the properties of a prominent Sikh separatist and close ally of Hardeep Singh Nijjar, whose killing has sparked a diplomatic row between India and Canada

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US says it expects India to work with Canada on murder case

The United States made clear on Friday that it expected the Indian government to work with Canada on efforts to investigate the possible involvement of New Delhi agents in the murder of a Canadian citizen in June

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India’s Manipur State / After protests, 5 men arrested under stringent law get bail

In a rare occurrence, bail has been given to five men in Manipur despite them being charged under sections of the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

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ISRO says 'no response' from Moon lander, rover

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) today said it attempted to re-establish communication with Vikram lander and Pragyan rover of Moon mission but has not got any response yet

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Indian sports minister won’t attend Asian Games in China

Decision taken in protest of Beijing’s denial of accreditation to some Indian athletes from Arunachal Pradesh

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33% reserved seats for women: Upper house of Indian parliament approves bill

The Indian parliament has given approval to the historic Constitution (128th Amendment) Bill-2023, providing for the reservation of 33 percent of seats in Lok Sabha and state legislative assemblies for women

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Pakistan sets election for January

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) yesterday announced a general election for January, almost three months later than scheduled, removing political uncertainty over the timing to help salvage a falling economy.

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World

World

BUDGET IMPASSE / Biden blames Republicans

President Joe Biden on Saturday blamed “a small group of extreme Republicans” for a budget impasse that has placed the US government a week away from a shutdown, urging the lawmakers to resolve the issue.

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SOUTHEASTERN BENIN / Fire in shop kills 35 people

At least 35 people were killed in southeastern Benin on Saturday after a fire broke out at a shop where witnesses said gasoline was being unloaded, a justice ministry representative said.

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Nasa’s first asteroid sample parachutes into Utah desert

A Nasa space capsule carrying the largest soil sample ever scooped up from the surface of an asteroid streaked through Earth’s atmosphere yesterday and parachuted into the Utah desert, delivering the celestial specimen to scientists.

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Russia-Ukraine War: Moscow accuses West of ‘de facto’ fighting

Western powers through their support for Ukraine are “de facto” fighting against Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said, as Kyiv claimed fresh advances on the ground.

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Israeli forces kill 2 Palestinians in West Bank raid

Israeli forces shot dead two Palestinians in a pre-dawn raid today in the West Bank, the Palestinian health ministry said

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Fire kills 34 at illegal fuel depot in Benin

At least 34 people were killed when a contraband fuel dump burst into flames in southern Benin near the border with Nigeria, a government official said on Saturday.

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Restaurants, pool, even a zoo: Venezuela offers a peek at prison run by gang

Venezuela's Tocoron prison was like a town all unto itself, boasting restaurants, a pool, a zoo, a playground for inmates' kids and so much more as a powerful gang ruled the roost, using the facility as a criminal operations center

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Putin critic Kara-Murza brought to Siberian penal colony

Russian opposition politician Vladimir Kara-Murza, jailed for 25 years on treason charges and for denouncing Moscow’s Ukraine offensive, has arrived to serve his sentence at a maximum-security Siberian prison, his lawyer said yesterday.

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News Multimedia

News Multimedia

Russia-Ukraine 'drone war': Where does it end?

In this era of technological advancement, remote-controlled unmanned vehicles, drones, are changing the dynamics of warfare

Cox's Bazar lifeguard services seeing uncertain future

Just like many countries across the globe, Cox's Bazar also has lifeguards who constantly keep an eye on the bay, ready to rush to save lives if a person is drowning

AL ‘peace rally’ starts at south gate of Baitul Mukarram

Ruling Awami League has started its "peace rally" at the South Gate of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque in the capital this afternoon

Khulna Chest Disease Hospital running without specialist doctors

All the buildings of Khulna Chest Disease Hospital are in a dilapidated and dangerous condition. In the absence of alternative arrangements, treatment is going on in a highly risky environment

BNP's road march ends with rally in Sylhet

BNP's road march along Dhaka-Sylhet highway ended with a rally at Sylhet Alia Madrasa ground today

Price capping a windfall for syndicates?

Every time the government tried to fix the price of a good or service, it unwittingly ended up offering a financial bonanza to the market syndicates. From potato to rawhide, from LPG to onions, from fertiliser to sugar, from saline to edible oil, there is rarely any success to speak of.

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Roushan Ara no more

Mst Roushan Ara, mother of ABM Riazul Kabir Kawsar, former member of Awami League’s central executive committee, died at her Dhaka residence on Saturday night. She was 84.

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No strains on US-Bangla ties

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen yesterday ruled out any tension between Bangladesh and the US after Washington implemented its visa policy on people deemed “complicit in undermining the democratic election process in Bangladesh”.

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Lower courts to get 104 judges

Bangladesh Judicial Service Commission has selected 104 candidates for recruitment to the posts of assistant judges.

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Schoolgirl drowns in pond

A fourth grader drowned in a pond at Gachbaria Nayapara in Chandanaish upazila of Chattogram yesterday afternoon.

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Probe deadline extended again

The three-member probe body formed to investigate torture of two BCL men at Shahbagh Police Station allegedly by ADC Harun-or-Rashid and other law enforcers has been given three more days to complete their inquiry.

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West Bank Raid: Israeli forces kill two Palestinians

Israeli forces killed two Palestinians, including a fighter of the Islamist Hamas group, during a raid on a refugee camp in the occupied West Bank yesterday, emergency workers and Hamas said.

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Two temples vandalised in Nawabganj

Two temples in Dhaka’s Nawabganj upazila were vandalised by unidentified miscreants on Saturday night.

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Ikebana Experience Center: Bringing respite to Dhaka’s busy life

Ikebana started its journey in 1992 and the boutique has evolved through the years -- from a small shop in Dhanmondi to doing prestigious government events, award-winning landscaping projects, and the recently opened plant sales centre, where taking in the green experience is of paramount interest rather than purchases.

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Gangrape in Feni: Swechchhasebak League leader, aide land in jail

A Feni court yesterday sent a local Swechchhasebak League leader and one of his associates to jail in a case filed over gangraping a teenage girl in the district’s Sonagazi upazila.

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