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Mother, minor daughter killed after being hit by train

A woman and her minor daughter were killed when a train hit a van on an unauthorised level crossing at Belaichandi in Syedpur upazila of Nilphamari district on Monday. The deceased were identified as Mariam, 25 and Josna, 8. Lutfur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Syedpur Police Station, said the accident took place at around 6:45 am when the Rajshahi-bound ‘Barendra Express’ train hit the van carrying the duo while it was passing the unauthorised level crossing, leaving them dead on the...

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BNP demands JU VC’s removal 

BNP on Monday demanded the government sack Jahangirnagar University (JU) Vice Chancellor Farzana Islam immediately for reportedly bribing Chhatra League leaders. “There’s an interesting news item that the offence of demanding bribe at Jahangirnagar University has been named as ‘fair share’. This means the percentage they (BCL leaders) demanded is their ‘fair share’. The University...