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Bowlers shine as Sylhet squash Barisal

Sylhet Superstars’ bowlers made an unbelievable turnaround as they bowled out Barisal Bulls for 58, the lowest-ever total in the BPL, and then chasing it with ease to win by nine wickets. The massive swing in fortune – Sylhet lost five of their six matches previously – coincided with Shahid Afridi replacing Mushfiqur Rahim as captain for the remainder of ...

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Gold up on short covering

Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange rose on Friday as the US dollar showed weakness, along with short covering by traders. The most active gold contract for February delivery rose $22.9 (2.16 per cent) to settle at $1,084.10 per ounce, Xinhua reported. For the week, gold futures added 2.64 per cent, its first weekly ...

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Oil prices trade below $42 in Asia

Oil prices traded below $42 in Asia Monday ahead of an OPEC meeting and the release of data on China’s important manufacturing sector later in the week. The market will be watching whether members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, which meets on December 4, slash currently high output levels and ease a crude supply glut that has ...

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Trial bandwidth export to India begins tomorrow

Bangladesh is ready to run trial transmission of bandwidth export to India from tomorrow (Tuesday) through Akhaura-Agartala frontier, said officials. They said Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Limited (BSCCL), which is responsible for managing bandwidth, has already completed necessary preparation from its side, BSS reports. BSCCL Managing Director Monwar Hossain on Monday said they are ready to run the trial transmission ...

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N’ganj 7 murders: Order on further probe pleas Dec 9

The High Court will deliver its order on December 9 on a petition filed seeking further investigation into the sensational seven-murder incident of Narayanganj. An HC bench comprising Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Amir Hossain fixed the date on Sunday after completing hearing the petition filed by Selina Hossain Beauty, wife of slain councilor Nazrul Islam, seeking further investigation ...

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No one will have to quit polls race: EC

“We’re alert as we’ve taken lessons from the elections we’d arranged in the past. That’s why I’m saying we’ve taken all measures so that no one is forced to quit the election race, unless he or she does it deliberately,” he said. Talking to reporters at Election Commission Secretariat, the election commissioner further said, “We can assure you that from ...

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Bangladesh plans new aviation route eying Indian tourists

Civil aviation and tourism minister Rashed Khan Menon on Sunday said Bangladesh plans to introduce a new aviation route between Sylhet and Chittagong expecting it to attract tourists from bordering northeastern Indian region. Inaugurating a photographic exhibition on tourism in the capital, he said his ministry contemplated introduction of the route taking into account the attraction of the sea resort ...

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US partnership with BD to continue: Bernicat

US Ambassador in Dhaka Marcia Bernicat on Sunday said her country’s unwavering commitment to reducing hunger and poverty remains strong and hoped to continue their partnership with Bangladesh to achieve the goal of making healthy and productive lives for all. “We hope to continue our partnership with Bangladesh to achieve the goal of making sure each and every person has ...

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Saira Mohsin takes oath as MP

The newly elected Awami League lawmaker from Molvibazar-3 constituency Syeda Saira Mohsin took oath on Sunday at the Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Bhaban. Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury administered the oath at her office in the Jatiya Sangshad Bhaban, an official release said. Senior secretary of the Jatiya Sangsad M Ashraful Makbul moderated the oath taking ceremony. ...

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Nominations of 117 mayoral candidates cancelled

The nomination papers of at least 117 mayoral candidates, including three of Awami League and 14 of BNP, in different municipalities across the country were cancelled during the two-day scrutiny beginning on Saturday, reports UNB. Besides, two Awami League mayoral candidates of the December-30 polls in Chandpur and Feni are set to be elected unopposed as nomination papers of their ...

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