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Lubna Yasmin
Joint News Editor
Lubna Yasmin, working with the Daily Observer as Joint News Editor in its online service since March 2014. Before joining the Daily Observer, worked with online news portal banglanews24.com from March 2010 to December 2011, and with United News of Bangladesh (UNB) from August 1996 to February 2010. Worked in a weekly "Dhakar Chithi" as a reporter in 1992. Traveling, reading books and watching movies are her hobbies.
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Govt's defeat to be ensured by Oikyafront: MoududBNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed on Friday warned the government that they will ensure the defeat of the government through the Oikyafront by involving people with the platform.Speaking at a discussion, he said the newly formed Jatiya Oikyafront caused heartburn to the government. "We're observing that the government has got unnerved following the formation of ...
By Lubna Yasmin
3 crushed under trainThree people were killed and nine others injured as a train hit a human hauler in Baliakandi upazila of Rajbari district on Friday afternoon.Baliakandi police OC AKM Ajmal Huda said a Vatiapara-bound train hit a human hauler while crossing Sonapur rail crossing near Jamalpur station at about 12:15pm.The deceased were identified as Imran Sardar,20, son ...
New Committee formed
By Lubna Yasmin
Badruddoza-Mannan-Mahi relieved of BikalpadharaBikalpadhara Bangladesh has relieved of its president Dr AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury, secretary general Maj (retd) MA Mannan and joint secretary general Mahi B Chowdhury for violating party discipline.Meanwhile, a new committee has also been formed with its former Presidium member Nurul Alam Bepari and Shah Ahmed Badal as the president and secretary general respectively. Bepari ...
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'Polls schedule to be announced in November'Election Commission Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed on Thursday said the schedule for the next parliamentary election will be announced in the first week of November.The commissioner came up with the announcement while talking to reporters at the Nirbachan Bhaban, reports UNB.He said the Chief Election Commissioner in a meeting with a delegation of European Union ...
By Lubna Yasmin
Ayub Bachchu to be buried Saturday, janaza Friday

Legendary musician Ayub Bachchu will be buried beside his mother's grave at his Chattogram village home.The first namaz-e-janaza for the music maestro will be held at National Eidgah Maidan after Jum'a prayers on Friday, said Nasir Uddin Yusuf Bachchu, former president of Sammilito Sangskritik Jote.He also said the body will be kept at the hospital ...
#MeToo campaign
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MJ Akbar resigns Facing charges of sexual misconduct dating back to the years he was a journalist and newspaper editor, Indian State Minister for external affairs MJ Akbar resigned on Wednesday. At least a dozen woman journalists have accused Akbar, 67, of inappropriate behavior as part of the #MeToo campaign, reports hindustantimes.“Since I have decided to seek justice ...
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Crimea college blast kills 13At least 13 people were killed and dozens injured in an explosion at a college in Russian-annexed Crimea on Wednesday.Officials said an "unidentified explosive device" detonated at the technical college in Kerch, where Russia has built a bridge between the peninsula and Russia.Initial reports had suggested that the blast was some sort of gas explosion, ...
By Lubna Yasmin
2 suspected female militants of 'Nilufa Villa' surrender Two female militants on Wednesday surrendered to the police who cordoned off the building--Nilufa Villa-- at Madhabdi pourasava in Narsingdi for last 41 hours.Those who surrendered are: Neo JMB members Khadiza Akhter Meghna. They both students of Pharmacy Department of Manarat University. The operation came to an end on Wednesday without bloodshed.bdnews24.com adds : The ...
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Pakistani youth hanged for Zainab murder

 A young man, convicted for the rape and murder of six-year-old Pakistani girl Zainab Ansari in January, has been hanged in Lahore prison.Imran Ali, who was arrested after the girl's body was found in a garbage dump, was executed in Lahore's Kot Lakhpat prison early on Wednesday, police said.Zainab's father and other relatives were present, ...
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Global competitiveness list: BD ranks 103rd among 140 nations Bangladesh ranked 103rd place in this year's annual World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Index which is four notches down from last year.The latest ranking shows Bangladesh slipping below 100 again after it had moved up eight notches to rank 99th among 138 nations last year, reports bdnews24.com.The report measures national competitiveness -- defined as the ...
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