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Home-bound people’s rush at rail stations, bus stands

Home-bound people’s rush at rail stations, bus stands

DHAKA : Railway stations, bus and launch terminals in Dhaka are witnessing rush of home-bound people as Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest religious festival of Muslim community, is knocking at the door. In the second day of Eid journey, the city’s Kamalapur Railway Station, Gabtoli, Sayedabad and Mohakhali Bus Stations and Sadarghat Launch Terminal were seen crowded […]

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Brussels bomber ‘had IS sympathies’

BRUSSELS,  -Belgian investigators found evidence Wednesday that a suspect who set off a bomb at a Brussels train station in the latest in a wave of attacks on Europe had sympathies with the Islamic State group, reports BSS. Police found explosive materials in a raid on the home of the suspect in Molenbeek, a Brussels […]

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Germany’s rising stars relishing chance to shine

SOCHI, Russia, June 21, 2017 – With their World Cup winners absent in Russia, Germany’s rising stars are relishing their chance to shine at the Confederations Cup, reports BSS/AFP. None of the side that won the 2014 World Cup final in Brazil is present in coach Joachim Loew’s squad in Russia, with some having retired […]

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New York outlaws child marriage under 17

NEW YORK, June 21, 2017 – New York, the fourth most populous state in America, updated antiquated legislation on Tuesday to outlaw children as young as 14 from getting married, reports BSS/AFP. Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, signed legislation raising the age of consent to marry from 14 to 18 years old, with a caveat […]

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Saudi king’s son named crown prince: royal decree

RIYADH, June 21, 2017 – Saudi King Salman on Wednesday named his son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince, completing a gradual removal of powers from the previous prince Mohammed bin Nayef, 57, who has been fired, reports BSS/AFP. According to a royal decree issued by the official Saudi Press Agency, Mohammed bin Salman, 31, […]

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Tillerson draws up programme for dealing with Russia: Report

NEW YORK, – US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has crafted a three-point framework for developing a constructive working relationship with Russia on a limited set of issues, the BuzzFeed portal has reported citing officials in the State Department, reports BSS. The framework is a classified document that has not previously been revealed, the portal […]

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Govt cuts 18pc duty on rice import: Tofail

DHAKA, – Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed said the government has decided to slash import duty on rice by 18 percent to ensure smooth supply and check price, reports BSS. “Now, rice will be imported paying only 10 percent import duty,” said the minister at a workshop at his ministry office today. He hoped the move […]

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Monsoon rains may trigger flood

DHAKA : A strong monsoon set in during the second week of this month that may trigger floods in low-lying areas of the country, experts said. “The country has been witnessing a powerful monsoon from June 12…. Under the influence of monsoon, heavy rainfall occurs in different parts of the country,” Arif Hossain, a meteorologist […]

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It’s being written now, will soon make it official : Ritesh Sidhwani on Don 3

Producer Ritesh Sidhwani has said that they have found the right idea for the third instalment for Don and the film is being written now, reports Hindustan Times. Superstar Shah Rukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra-starrer action thriller Don is likely to return with a third instalment. Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani’s production company Excel Entertainment […]

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Finally, Britain kicks off Brexit negotiations with EU

Brussels, Jun 19 – After almost a year of waffling, Britain finally opens negotiations with its European Union counterparts on Monday about leaving the bloc, reports AP/UNB. While the EU negotiating team led by Michel Barnier has been ready for months, Britain stalled even after it triggered the two-year process on March 29. A snap […]

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Record 65.6 million people displaced worldwide: UN

GENEVA, June 19, 2017 – Devastating conflicts, violence and persecution in places like Syria and South Sudan left a record 65.6 million people uprooted from their homes by the end of 2016, the UN said Monday, reports BSS/AFP. “At the end of 2016, there were 65.6 million people forcibly displaced worldwide,” the UN refugee agency […]

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Chile beats Cameroon 2-0 as video reviews draw controversy

Moscow, Jun 19 – Alexis Sanchez came off the bench to set up both Chile’s goals in a 2-0 Confederations Cup win over on Sunday – but the video assistant referees were the real stars, reports AP/UNB. Crowded in front of screens in a darkened room, they disallowed a goal for Chile’s narrowly offside Eduardo […]

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5kg gold seized at Dhaka airport

Dhaka, June 18 – Customs officials early Sunday arrested a passenger along with nine gold bars weighing five kilograms at Shahjalal International Airport, reports UNB. Joint Commissioner of Dhaka Customs House Shohel Rahman said acting on a tip-off they held 48-year old Abdur Razzak, who landed in Dhaka at 12:30 am on Malaysian Airlines flight. […]

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Portuguese forest fire death toll rises to 39

PENELA, Portugal, – Raging forest fires in central Portugal have killed at least 39 people and injured 59 others, most of them burning to death in their cars, the government said Sunday, reports BSS. Nearly 600 firefighters are battling the blaze which broke out on Saturday afternoon in the municipality of Pedrogao Grande, about 50 […]

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7 missing sailors found dead aboard stricken U.S. destroyer

TOKYO,  — All seven bodies of U.S. sailors missing after a collision between the U.S. Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald and a Philippine container vessel have been found aboard the stricken destroyer, local media here reported Sunday, reports BSS. According to Japan’s public broadcaster NHK, all seven bodies of the missing sailors were found aboard […]

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Bangladesh U-16 Women’s booters leave for Japan on Saturday

Dhaka, Jun 15 – Bangladesh Under-16 Women’s Football team will leave Dhaka for Japan on Saturday to take part in an intensive training and play friendly matches against local selections at J-GREEN Sakai National Training Centre in Osaka on June 18-24, reports UNB. as part of their preparations for the AFC U-16 Women’s Championship. The […]

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Israel’s David Grossman wins International Booker Prize

London, Jun 15 – Israeli author David Grossman has won the Man Booker International Prize for his novel “A Horse Walks Into a Bar”, reports AP/UNB. The award was announced Wednesday in London. Grossman beat out five other finalists, including fellow Israeli author Amos Oz for the counterpart to Britain’s prestigious Booker Prize. Grossman’s novel […]

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Russia launches space freighter to ISS

MOSCOW, – Russia on Wednesday launched an unmanned Progress cargo ship carrying supplies to the International Space Station (ISS) from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, reports BSS. “The Soyuz-2.1A booster rocket with the Progress MS-06 cargo ship launched successfully from Baikonur cosmodrome at 12:20 Moscow time (0920 GMT),” Russian space agency Roscosmos said in a […]

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Deadly fire engulfs London tower block

LONDON,  – At least six people were killed Wednesday when a massive fire tore through a London apartment block in the middle of the night, with witnesses reporting terrified people had leapt from the 24- storey tower, reports BSS. Parents wrapped wet towels around their children as they desperately tried to escape from the Grenfell […]

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Tigers ready to roar again

DHAKA, – After an incredible win in the crucial group match against New Zealand the Tigers embark on a new mission as they face defending champions India in the second semi-final of the ICC Champions Trophy scheduled to be held tomorrow (Thursday) at Birmingham. The match kicks off at 3.30 pm (BST). Though on paper, […]

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