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US submarine arrives in South Korea

US submarine arrives in South Korea

A US submarine has arrived in South Korea, amid worries of another North Korean missile or nuclear test, reports BBC. The missile-armed USS Michigan is set to join an incoming group of warships led by aircraft carrier Carl Vinson. North Korea is celebrating its army’s 85th founding anniversary on Tuesday. It marked the event with […]

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Aamir Khan attends an award function

Aamir Khan has not attended award functions for past 16 years. However, he could not refuse singer Lata Mangeshkar when she invited him for Master Dinanath Mangeshkar Awards where he was also honoured with Vishesh Puraskar for his outstanding work in Dangal, reports Hindustan Times. Aamir, who was invited by the Nightingale of India, recently […]

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N. Korea marks military anniversary with firing drill

SEOUL, – Nuclear-armed North Korea on Tuesday marked a military anniversary with a conventional firing drill, reports said, as the South announced joint naval exercises with a US aircraft carrier in the flashpoint region, reports BSS. Speculation had mounted that Pyongyang could carry out a sixth nuclear test or another missile launch to mark 85 […]

Safe space to ensure girls’ educational rights stressed

RAJSHAHI: Speakers here have underscored for ensuring safe space for girls through combating all sorts of violence especially sexual harassment against them for boosting women empowerment, reports BSS. They viewed that Sexual harassment at public places restricts girls’ rights to education, rights to mobility, rights to freedom and rights to life. Social movement can ensure […]

TV drama from Ainabaji theme

TBT Report Last year Ainabaji was a popular and commercial film. Recently a television series is coming based on Ainabaji theme. This series will be telecasted in the special program of three private TV channels during next Eid ul-Fitr. Film director Omitav said, a director will do his duty in each series. The main theme […]

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Freight train connects Russia with China’s revolutionary heartland

NANCHANG,  – A freight train connecting Russia with Ganzhou, Jiangxi Province, arrived in the inland city Sunday, bringing Russian goods to the former revolutionary heartland of the Communist Party of China, reports BSS. The journey started from Kansk, where buses first transported 38 containers more than 260 km to Bazaiha, followed by a train journey […]

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10,000 hector crops lost as dam breaks at Shonir Haor

SUNAMGANJ : Around 10,000 hectares of cropland has been as part of the dam at Shonir Haor in Tahirpur upazila collapsed early on Sunday, reports UNB. The embankment collapsed around 1am due to increased water level in the haor, said upazila chairman Kamruzzaman Kamrul. Incessant rainfall paired with water flowing down from the upstream hilly […]

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Malaria cases decrease sharply

DHAKA,  – Bangladesh has made a significant progress for preventing malaria cases in the past three years and it has set a target of eliminating the mosquito-borne infectious diseases by 2030, reports BSS. In 2014, the number of malaria cases in the country was 57,480 while the figure of the disease stood at 39,719 in […]

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PM seeks to ensure educational support for every child

DHAKA, – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today asked officials concerned to ensure that the educational supports offered by the government reach properly to all deserving children to build a modern educated nation as dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, reports BSS. “The government has attached highest importance to education as it […]

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France on edge as presidential vote looms

PARIS,  – France was on edge Saturday on the eve of its most unpredictable presidential election in decades, which will take place under heightened security after the jihadist killing of a policeman, reports BSS. The shooting on Paris’s world-renowned Champs Elysees avenue on Thursday, claimed by the Islamic State group, thrust questions of security to […]

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Neymar ban dispute rages ahead of Clasico

MADRID, – Neymar looks set to travel with the Barcelona squad for Sunday’s El Clasico against Real Madrid as the Catalans continue to fight his suspension for the potentially title deciding clash, reports BSS. The Brazilian is in the midst of a three-game suspension for his red card and subsequent sarcastic applause of the officials […]

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6 trapped miners rescued 3 days after coal mine flooding

XI’AN,  – Six trapped miners were lifted from a coal mine shaft on Saturday morning, three days after a flooding in northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, according to the local rescue headquarters, reports BSS. The miners were conscious and in stable condition when they were rescued at 9:59 a.m. Saturday. They have been rushed to a […]

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US naval armada to be in Sea of Japan in days

SYDNEY,  – The US supercarrier Carl Vinson will arrive in the Sea of Japan in days, Vice President Mike Pence said in Australia Saturday amid high tensions with North Korea, reports BSS. The Trump administration has been trying to clear the waters after sending out confusing messages concerning the whereabouts of the Vinson carrier group […]

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At least 16 killed in Colombia floods: government

BOGOTA,  – Flooding and mudslides in central Colombia have killed at least 16 people, government disaster relief authorities said Wednesday, causing alarm in a country still recovering from recent mudslides that killed hundreds, reports BSS. At least seven people are missing after torrential rains lashed the city of Manizales, government officials said, raising fears the […]

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At least 37 killed in Indian heatwave

NEW DELHI, – Intense heatwave has gripped India with mercury soaring to 45 degrees in some parts of the country, meteorological department officials said Thursday, reports BSS. In the southern state of Telangana, at least 37 people have died due to the heatwave since the beginning of this month, India’s official broadcaster All India Radio […]

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Ensure all supports for individuals with autism, neuro disorders : PM

THIMPHU (BHUTAN) : Underscoring the necessity for all countries to support their most vulnerable citizens, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina hereon Wednesdaysaid it is the responsibility of all to make sure adequate social and medical support for individuals with autism and neuro-development disorders, reports UNB. “Governments should make policies and programmes to ensure that no individual […]

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Indonesia capital votes for governor after divisive campaig

Jakarta : Millions of Indonesians in the capital Jakarta are electing a governor Wednesday after a polarizing campaign that undermined the country’s reputation for practicing a tolerant form of Islam, reports UNB. The runoff election pits the minority Christian incumbent, Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama, against a former Cabinet minister, Anies Baswedan, who has courted the […]

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PM accorded red carpet reception in Bhutan

PARO (BHUTAN) : A red carpet was rolled out as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived at Paro International Airport here on a three-day state visit, reports UNB. Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay and Bangladesh Ambassador in Thimphu Jishnu Roy Choudhury received the Bangladesh Prime Minister at the airport. Two tiny tots presented bouquets to the […]

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PM handed over replica of Bangabandhu Satellite

DHAKA : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was handed over on Monday a replica of the Bangabandhu Satellite scheduled to be launched in the orbit on December 16 this year, reports UNB. State Minister for Post and Telecommunications Tarana Halim handed over the replica to the Prime Minister at the beginning of the cabinet meeting. The […]

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Death toll in bomb attack on Syria evacuees rises to 112

BEIRUT,  – The death toll in a suicide car bomb attack on buses carrying Syrians evacuated from two besieged government-held towns has risen to at least 112, a monitoring group said Sunday, reports BSS. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that 98 evacuees from the northern towns of Fuaa and Kafraya were killed when […]

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N. Korea missile test fails after showcase parade

SEOUL,  – A fresh North Korean missile test failed when it exploded after launch Sunday, the US military said, a day after Pyongyang defiantly showcased its ballistic arsenal at a giant military parade, reports BSS. The failure, which is likely to be seen as something of a public embarrassment for the regime, came amid soaring […]

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Knowing history foremost important for next generation: PM

DHAKA, -Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said it’s foremost important for the next generation to know the history of the country for imbuing them with the spirit of patriotism and building their good character, reports BSS. “Steps should be taken so that the next generations don’t forget the history of the War of Liberation as […]

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Sri Lanka garbage dump toll rises to 15

COLOMBO,  – Sri Lankan soldiers dug through rubbish with their bare hands Saturday to pull out victims after a huge garbage mountain collapsed on their homes, killing at least 15 people, reports BSS. Four children were among the dead following Friday’s incident at Kolonnawa on the northeastern edge of the capital, Colombo national hospital spokeswoman […]

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Nation celebrates Pahela Baishakh amid festivity

DHAKA,  – Thousands of people thronged the streets and different popular places in the capital and elsewhere across the country as the nation yesterday celebrated its most colourful and traditional festival Pahela Baishakh to welcome the Bangla New Year 1424, reports BSS. Cultural and musical groups started off the first day of the Bangla year […]

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