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Commandos raid militants' den in Sylhet: Two dead

Dhaka, March 27 -- A police official and another person were killed and more than 30 others injured in blasts near the militant hideout being raided by army commandos in Sylhet until filing this report at 10:30 pm on Saturday, police said.

The deceased were identified as police Inspector Chowdhury Mohammad Kaiser and college student Ohidul Islam Opu.

Additional Commissioner of Sylhet city police Rukon Uddin told bdnews24.com that Opu died on th... Read More


BLACKENED FACE, GOLDEN HEART

Srinagar, March 27 -- they made him a household name in India. Just because Kulkarni had, despite serious threats, decided to go ahead with the launch of former Pakistani foreign minister Khurshid Kasuri's book Neither a Hawk Nor a Dove. Not to be cowed down, Kulkarni displayed his smeared face at a hurriedly-arranged press conference and the same evening went ahead with the launch of the publication under the banner of the prestigious think-tank... Read More


Wealth tax rises 42pc as tycoons' number grows

Dhaka, March 27 -- The number of wealthy people in the country grew 6.80 per cent this fiscal over the previous year, swelling the wealth-tax collection by 42 per cent, revenue data show.

A total of 11,670 tycoons having net asset above Tk 22.5 million paid wealth surcharge worth Tk 3.60 billion in the fiscal year 2016-17.

Last year, some 10,927 such well-off people paid Tk 2.54 billion in wealth tax to the public exchequer.

Wealth tax rises ... Read More


Palaniswami asks Modi to intervene in Sri Lankan Navy's arrest of TN fishermen

Chennai, March 27 -- Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Sunday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and sought immediate intervention of the Centre after 12 fishermen were apprehended by the Sri Lankan Navy.

This is a fifth such arrest by the Sri Lankan Navy in March.

"It has been reported that six fishermen set sail in a mechanised fishing boat sail from Jegathapattinam fishing base and six more fishermen in another mechaniz... Read More


Opposition readies to corner Maha govt over farm loan waiver

India, March 27 -- Mumbai In a first-ever political initiative since the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) romped to power in 2014 assembly polls, seven political parties from Maharashtra have come together to take on the BJP-led government demanding loan waiver for farmers.

The Opposition parties - Congress, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Samajwadi Party (SP), All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), Peasants and Workers Party (PWP), Repub... Read More


Bypoll for Delhi's Sikh-dominated Rajouri Garden seat on April 9

Chandigarh, March 27 -- The byelection to the Sikh-dominated Rajouri Garden assembly segment in Delhi will take place on April 9.

The seat fell vacant after the Aam Aadmi Party's Jarnail Singh resigned in January 2017 to contest the Punjab assembly elections opposite Shiromani Akali Dal supremo and then chief minister Parkash Singh Badal from Lambi.

The BJP-Akali combine has fielded Manjinder Singh Sirsa in the bypoll. He is also vying for re-e... Read More


Bhopal train bombers wanted to attack UP dargah, Imambara and shia cleric

India, March 27 -- A dargah (shrine) in Barabanki in Uttar Pradesh, the Bara Imambara in Lucknow and a leading Shia cleric were among the targets of the three men who allegedly set off a bomb in the Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train on March 7, The Indian Express has reported.

The newspaper quoted official sources as saying that Syed Mir Husain, one of the three arrested from Pipariya in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh shortly after the blast... Read More


Mexicans who help build Donald Trump's wall to be deemed traitors, says top Archdiocese

India, March 27 -- Mexicans who help build US President Donald Trump's planned border wall would be acting immorally and should be deemed traitors, the Catholic Archdiocese of Mexico said on Sunday, turning up the heat on a simmering dispute over the project.

In a provocative editorial, the country's biggest Archdiocese sought to increase pressure on the government to take a tougher line on companies aiming to profit from the wall, which has str... Read More


New Zealand vs South Africa, Live cricket score, 3rd Test, Hamilton, Day 3: SA 314, NZ 264/1

India, March 27 -- New Zealand are 264/1 after Kane Williamson scored a superb century on Day 3 of the Hamilton Test. The Kiwis were 67 for no loss on Day 2 of the third Test against South Africa at Seddon Park on Saturday, after the Proteas had posted a total of 314 in their first innings. The hosts will hope that rain doesn't play spoilsport on Monday. New Zealand need to level series. Get live cricket score of New Zealand vs South Africa third... Read More


IND 260/6, trail by 40: Live cricket score, India vs Australia, 4th Test, Day 3, Dharamsala

India, March 27 -- Ravindra Jadeja and Wriddhiman Saha need to play a big role if India (260/6) are to take a lead against Australia (300 all out) on the third day of fourth and final Test in Dharamsala on Monday. On Day 2, Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon took four wickets in the final session to leave the hosts in a tricky situation. KL Rahul (60) and Cheteshwar Pujara (57) scored half-centuries but could not convert it into big scores. Get l... Read More