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2015-11-22 17:46:00
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Kurigram, Bangladesh. November 22. 2015. [DrikNEWS] - A total of 72 people from two Indian enclaves of Kurigram who opted for retaining Indian citizenship, moved to India through Bagbhandar border point at Bhurungamari upazila on Sunday afternoon. Officials from Indian High Commission in Dhaka and the local administrations and many locals gathered at the border point to say goodbye to 16 families. The family members earlier were provided with travel passes to facilitate their movement to India. ...
2015-11-22 10:20:00
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Chittagong, Bangladesh. November 23, 2015. [DrikNEWS] - BNP leader Salauddin Quader Chowdhury, hanged for committing crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971, was buried at his Gahira ancestral home in Raozan upazila of Chittagong district on Sunday morning. After nearly six years of long trial, condemned war criminals Salauddin Quader Chowdhury and Ali Ahsan Muhammad Mojaheed were hanged at Dhaka Central Jail in the early hours of Sunday for the atrocities they had committed du...
2015-11-19 09:29:00
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Chittagong, Bangladesh. November 19, 2015. [DrikNEWS] – Security has been tightened in churches at Chittagong after the recent killing incident of a priest, Piero (50), an Italian citizen dwelling in Dinajpur, Bangladesh. Chittagong Metropolitan Police have engaged more police officers and special security forces in front of churches and restricted visitors without apt security check to enter churches. Photos: Rajesh Chakraborty/DrikNEWS...
2015-11-16 15:09:00
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Chapainawabganj, Bangladesh. November 17, 2015. Bangladesh Railway authority started evicting illegal structures built in railway property at Alinagar and Prantikpara. The process started on Sunday morning and continued till today. More than 600 illegal houses and temporary shops were abolished. Police, RAB and Rail police were present during the abolition. Land property staff of railway Pakshi zone Mr. Mostak said ‘this is part of our railway development process.’ On the other hand the dwel...
2015-11-15 15:07:00
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Chapainawabganj, Bangladesh. November 15, 2015. [DrikNEWS] – Ethnic people of Chapainawabganj district set for a 60-kilometre long march from Nachole to Rajshahi Divisional Commissioner’s office on Sunday demanding separate land commission for the plain land ethnic people. President of the Jatiya Adibasi Parishad Rabindranath Saren, presidium member Anil Marandi, organising secretary Bimol Chandra Razoar, and other local ethnic leaders were present in the march. The ethnic community is being...
2015-11-12 10:10:00
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Gaibandha, Bangladesh. November 12, 2015. [DrikNEWS] - Diwali or ‘the festival of lights’, one of the largest annual festivals of the Hindu community, was observed throughout Bangladesh on Tuesday. The Hindus observed the festival with much celebration. ‘Shyama’ or ‘kali’ puja are also observed on the same day. The Hindu devotees believe goddess Shyama represents bravery. She will remove darkness and all negativities and establish truth and justice. Photos: Quddus Alam/DrikNEWS ...
2015-11-01 11:15:00
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Chapainawabganj, Bangladesh. November 01, 2015. [DrikNEWS] - The Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations have begun in Chapainawabganj and across the country. The examinations began around 10am on Sunday. 18665 students from primary schools and 5685 students from Dakhil madrasahs are appearing for the examinations from 252 primary schools and 150 Dakhil madrasahs of 5 upazilas of Chapainawabganj. JSC and JDC examinations will end on November 17. Photos...
2015-10-02 11:16:00
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Khulna, Bangladesh. October 02, 2015. [DrikNEWS] - An alternative flood-controlling embankment was broken in Sharafpur Union of Dumuria Upazila on 27 September. 7 villages and 2 swamps were flooded. The embankment could not be fixed even in last four days. Villagers are themselves volunteering to protect the embankment but could not succeed. This is the second time in last two months that this embankment was broken and flooded villages.  Photos: Shaikh Mohir Uddin/DrikNEWS ...
2015-11-04 15:40:00
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Gaibandha, Bangladesh. November 04, 2015. [DrikNEWS] – Festival of catching fish in groups is a traditional Bengali ritual in villages. Previously, the festival was announced through blowing ‘shinga’ (a traditional whistle blowing instrument) and playing ‘dhol’ (tomtom). Nowadays with advancement of technology, this announcement is made with mics or simply SMS. But the ritual remained same. Thousands of fishermen from Bamandanga, Gaibandha and villages around observe the festival by fi...
2015-10-21 17:38:00
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Gaibandha, Bangladesh. October 21, 2015 [DrikNEWS] – Mohashtami, the third day of the five-day Durga Puja festival of Bengali Hindu community, was celebrated today. The main attraction of Kumari Puja (worshipping of the virgin Goddess) was held at temples and pandals across the country. Ankita Chaterjee (8) was chosen for the worship this year at Ram Krishna Ashram Mission, Gaibandha. Hundreds of Hindu devotees offered Anjali (prayers) before the virgin Goddess at the Mission seeking her bless...

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