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  1. Rain triggers flash flood in HabiganjRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 20 | The Daily Star

    Residents of around 45 villages in Habiganj Sadar upazila have become marooned due to flash flood triggered by heavy rain in the last two days. The district administration has asked the people living near the Khowai river to take shelter further away from the river.

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  2. 'O Madams', a trip to find ancient ruins and haorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 15 | The Daily Star

    Not quite as famous as the busy and bustling Sayedabad Bus Terminal or Gabtoli Bus Terminal, two of the main gateways out of capital Dhaka, the Mohakhali Bus Terminal manages to look deceptively calm and organised to the onlooker. But it has slowly worked its way into the 'notorious' bus terminals of Dhaka.

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  3. Digital Repression in Digital BangladeshRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 15 | The Daily Star

    "I am not scared of going to jail anymore. The only thing I am worried about these days is getting stabbed in my neck.

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  4. Govt goes for rice-fixRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2017 | The Daily Star

    Amidst a major Boro crop loss, Bangladesh for the first time in five years is going to the international market to buy rice with an aim to reining in the soaring prices of the staple. Hard on the heels of 10 lakh tonnes of flash flood-induced projected Boro loss in north-eastern Bangladesh and further crop loss due to widespread fungi attack , the government floated first of a series of international import tenders on Tuesday amounting to 50,000 tonnes.

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  5. Starving those who save us from hungerRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2017 | The Daily Star

    The famous Russian writer Leo Tolstoy, regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time, at the peak of his success over 100 years ago, had succumbed to a profound spiritual crisis. The existential crisis of his inner life led to the creation of his autobiographical memoir - A Confession - where he asks his all-important question: "what is the meaning of life, if any"? After a long and desperate search, he claimed to have discovered his solution not in science, philosophy or the life of hedonism, but in those living life in its simplest and purest form.

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  6. Starving those who save us from hungerRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2017 | The Daily Star

    The famous Russian writer Leo Tolstoy, regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time, at the peak of his success over 100 years ago, had succumbed to a profound spiritual crisis. The existential crisis of his inner life led to the creation of his autobiographical memoir - A Confession - where he asks his all-important question: "what is the meaning of life, if any"? After a long and desperate search, he claimed to have discovered his solution not in science, philosophy or the life of hedonism, but in those living life in its simplest and purest form.

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  7. PM warns of action against inflated food price for "flood"Read the original story

    May 2, 2017 | World-Grain

    DHAKA: The official news Agency of Bangladesh has issued following news release: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today warned of tough actions against hoarding of food grains and inflated food price on the plea of sudden flood in the northeastern haor region. "There is no shortage of food in the country, and hoar areas supply a very small portion of the national food demand," she told a rally of people in the noighbourhood at Shalla Upazila headquarters while on a visit to the deluge affected areas.

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  8. Free fertiliser, seeds for haor farmersRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2017 | The Daily Star

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina distributes relief materials to flood-hit people at Shaheed Ali Model High School ground in Sunamganj's Shalla upazila yesterday. Photo: PMO/ Mintu Deshwara/ Collected Issuing a note of warning that no one will be spared if any negligence is found in haor embankment construction, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said haor farmers would get free agricultural inputs for the next crop.

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  9. Nature turns her back on Haor peopleRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2017 | The Daily Star

    Bangladesh is a country of six seasons. Probably, nowhere in the world is there such a great diversity of seasons in so small a geographical location.

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  10. Prelude to a spreading nightmareRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2017 | The Daily Star

    The recent flash floods in the haor regions exemplify the threat of climate change that looms over Bangladesh. It signifies our national ignorance of climate change and its impact on haors and other disaster prone areas.

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  11. Fugitive transfers his propertiesRead the original story

    Apr 17, 2017 | The Daily Star

    Moulavi Zakaria Sikdar has been on the run since a war crimes tribunal issued arrest warrant against him around two years ago. But during that period, he not only evaded arrest but also transferred properties to his relatives through Heba Dalil "with the help" of a sub-registrar's office and taking advantage of a special provision of laws.

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  12. Double Blow in Haors: Paddy gone, now fishRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2017 | The Daily Star

    Dead fish float on the water of Hakaluki Haor in Moulvibazar. Fish are dying after the half-ripen rotting paddy started to pollute the water.

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  13. Tribute to Tara Banu, a farmer of BangladeshRead the original story

    Apr 17, 2017 | The Daily Star

    A Boro paddy field is inundated following incessant rain and subsequent flash flood in the Hakaluki Haor regions. Photo: Mintu Deshwara Few years back when her husband developed physical disability, Tara Banu of Habiganj took it upon herself to trudge along the path of life as a solitary reaper.

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  14. Despair in HaorRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2017 | The Daily Star

    Cows swim across a flooded haor area in South Sunamganj recently looking for dry ground. Flash floods, triggered by rains and onrush of water from upstream, have flooded vast areas of farmland and grazing grounds in the district.

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  15. Havoc in haor: Sunamganj WDB engineer withdrawnRead the original story

    Apr 15, 2017 | The Daily Star

    Another farmer holding some crops after cutting them from an inundated field in Habiganj's Baniachong upazila. Photo: Mintu Deshwara/ Sheikh Nasir An executive engineer of Water Development Board in Sunamganj was withdrawn today amid allegations of corruption in the construction and repairing works of the embankment surrounding the haor areas.

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  16. Woman dies unable to bear crop damage in floodRead the original story

    Apr 14, 2017 | The Daily Star

    The flash flood, caused by last month's intense rainfall, had damaged crops of most of the farmers in the north-eastern Bangladesh. Photo: Mintu Deshwara A woman farmer has died in Habiganj's Baniachang upazilla unable to bear the loss caused by the flash flood in the district after days of intense rainfall.

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  17. Havoc in haorRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2017 | The Daily Star

    Farmers taking away half ripe Boro paddy in a boat on Tuesday after a flash flood inundated a field in Habiganj's Baniachong upazila. The only thing they can do now with the paddy is use it as fodder.

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  18. Female - JMB activist' held in B'bariaRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2017 | The Daily Star

    Rapid Action Battalion today claimed to have detained a female activist of banned militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh in Brahmanbaria. The detainee, Tahura Islam Chowdhury Prokash Ifta, 18, was held in Kandipara area of Brahmanbaria city around 5:30pm, said Lt Col Shariful Islam, commander of Rab-14 in Mymensingh, at a press briefing this afternoon.

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  19. Trial of Aug 21 Grenade Attack Case: IPU worried at slow progressRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2017 | The Daily Star

    The Inter-Parliamentary Union expressed deep concern over the slow progress in the trial of August 21 grenade attack on Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the assassination of Shah AMS Kibria in 12 years. "More than 12 years after the attacks, none of the perpetrators has been held responsible in a court of law, reiterating that justice delayed is justice denied," said the IPU Committee on Human Rights of Parliamentarians in its report yesterday at the IPU Assembly in Dhaka.

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  20. IPU wants fair trial in Aug 21 grenade attack, Kibria killingRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2017 | The Daily Star

    The Inter-Parliamentary Union on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, expresses deep concern as none was held responsible for in a court of law in the August 21 grenade attack on Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and killing of Shah AMS Kibria in 12 years. Photo: Mohammad Al-Masum Molla The IPU committee on Human Rights of Parliamentarians said justice delayed, justice denied and it "hopes that the trial will proceed swiftly and that further progress will promptly be made towards ensuring full accountability for , in conformity with national and international standards of fair trial, including those regarding the application of capital punishment, and without any political interference."

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