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Swimmers to bring much more laurels for nation: PM

Swimmers to bring much more laurels for nation: PM

DHAKA : Mentioning that Bangladesh is making its mark in sports in the international arena alongside its growing economy, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday hoped that the country’s talented swimmers will bring much more laurels for the nation, reports UNB. “We hope that the swimmers of our riverine country will have their dignified position […]

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BD resolved CHT problems without third-party mediation : PM

DHAKA : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said her government successfully resolved the ethnic problems in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) through talks without any third-party mediation. She made the remarks when former Sri Lankan President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga met her at her official residence Ganobhaban, reports UNB. PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed […]

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22 killed in terror blast at UK pop concert

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom,  – Twenty-two people, including children, were killed and dozens injured when a man detonated a bomb at a pop concert by US star Ariana Grande, in Britain’s deadliest terror attack in 12 years, reports BSS. Screaming fans, many of them teens, fled the venue in panic after the bomb blast at the […]

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PM offers ziarat at Prophet’s Rawza Mubarak

MADINAH (SAUDI ARABIA) : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina offered ziarat at the Rawza Mubarak of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) at the Masjid-e-Nababi here on Monday afternoon under Saudi Royal protocol. She earlier offered Zohr prayers at the same mosque and joined a munajat seeking divine blessings for the people of the country, and the continued […]

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Thousands flock to Madrid as Real celebrate title

MADRID: Thousands of Real Madrid fans, many decked in the famous white team jersey, converged in the centre of the Spanish capital to celebrate the club’s 33rd league title after a 2-0 win over Malaga on Sunday, reports BSS. Elated fans cheered and lit flares when the squad arrived on an open-top bus bearing the […]

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Up to 200,000 protesters march against Venezuela’s Maduro

CARACAS,  – More than 200,000 protesters took to the streets of Venezuela on Saturday, day 50 of an angry and sometimes deadly showdown with unpopular President Nicolas Maduro, reports BSS. As with many of the previous marches in crisis-hit Venezuela, police fired tear gas as protesters in the capital of the oil rich country suffering […]


S. Korea’s Moon names top ministers, chief security advisor

SEOUL,  – South Korean President Moon Jae-In on Sunday announced his picks for finance and foreign ministers while appointing a former diplomat as his top security advisor for his new government, reports BSS. Moon announced during a televised press briefing that he appointed former vice finance minister Kim Dong-Yeon as deputy prime minister and finance […]

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Police raid Khaleda’s Gulshan office

DHAKA : Police conducted a two-hour raid on BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan office here on Saturday morning, but there was no recovery of any ‘objectionable’ document, reports UNB. Police said they carried out the drive following a search warrant issued by a court, to find out whether there is any anti-state document in it. […]

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Results show Iran’s Rouhani winning re-election

TEHRAN,  – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani appeared to have secured a convincing election victory with voters backing his efforts to rebuild foreign ties, as initial results were announced on Saturday, reports BSS. With almost all votes counted, Rouhani looked to have an insurmountable lead with 22.8 million votes compared to 15.5 million for his hardline […]

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Haor farmers to get fresh loan at 4.5 pc interest rate : PM

KHALIAJURI (NETRAKONA) : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said the flood-affected farmers of haor areas will get fresh farm loan at only 4.5 percent interest rate, a cut by almost 50 percent, reports UNB. “The affected farmers will get fresh agricultural loan at 4.5 percent interest rate to restart farming,” she said while addressing […]

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MATS students, Chhatra Front men clash with cops at Shahbagh

DHAKA : Students of Medical Assistance Training School (MATS) clashed with police in the city’s Shahbagh area on Thursday as police obstructed them while staging demonstrations to realise their demands, reports UNB. When the MATS students took position in the area around 11am to press home their four-point demand police obstructed them, triggering a chase […]

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UN court orders Pakistan not to execute Indian ‘spy’

A top UN court has ordered Pakistan not to execute a former Indian navy officer convicted on charges of spying until it has had time to hear a case brought by India, reports BBC. India has argued in The International Court of Justice that Pakistan violated international laws by not allowing it access to Kulbhushan […]

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Operation at Jhenidah ‘militant dens’ end

JHENIDAH : Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) concluded its operation at the two ‘militant dens’ at Chuadanga village in Sadar upazila on Wednesday, reports UNB. Mufti Mahmud Khan, Rab media wing chief, announced the end of the operation around 12 noon at a press briefing held at the Jhenidah Rab camp. During the drive, the Rab […]

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Shafat’s driver, gunman remanded over Banani rape

DHAKA : A court here on Tuesday put Billal, driver of Banani rape case prime accused Shafat Ahmed, on a four-day remand while his gunman Rahmat on a three-day remand, in connection with the case, reports UNB. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Lashkar Sohel Rana passed the order when Ismat Ara Omi, inspector of Victim Support Centre […]

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George Parrot: The Man Who Became A Pair Of Shoes

Interesting News: George Parrott, who was also known as Big Nose George, was a small time cattle rustler and highwayman in the American Wild West in the late 19th century. He was reputed to have a large nose, hence the nickname. Big Nose and his gang enjoyed a successful career robbing freight wagons and stage […]


Barcelona, Madrid win as title race goes to final round

TBT Sports: Madrid, May 15 – Barcelona and Real Madrid won their matches Sunday with the Spanish league title race now guaranteed to go to the final round, reports UNB/AP. Neymar scored a hat trick for Barcelona in a comfortable 4-1 win at Las Palmas, while Cristiano Ronaldo scored a pair of goals for Madrid […]