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Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s double wins League Cup for Manchester United

 27th February, 2017   Zlatan Ibrahimovic powered in a late header to win the League Cup for Manchester United on Monday (AEDT), sealing a 3-2 victory over Southampton after a two-goal lead was thrown away by Jose Mourinho’s side.   It was the 35-year-old forward’s second goal in the Wembley final after putting United ahead from a free kick, taking ...

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Bangladesh optimistic of ‘chance’ against Sri Lanka

27th February, 2017   Bangladesh cricket team is considering their Sri Lanka tour as a chance to challenge the host in the two-Test series as some senior Lankan players will not be playing.  Lined up a numbers of reasons, Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim on Sunday has said that his team has a chance to challenge home side Sri Lanka during ...

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Mahershala Ali becomes first Muslim actor to win Oscar

27th February, 2017   Heavily-backed favourite Mahershala Ali won the best supporting actor Oscar on Sunday for his portrayal of a drug dealer in coming-of-age drama “Moonlight” — becoming the first Muslim film star to pick up a golden statuette.   A first-time nominee, the 43-year-old actor saw off competition from Britain’s Dev Patel, veteran US actors Jeff Bridges and ...

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Easy ways to create a garden at home

 27th February, 2017   Not everyone is able to make up with a green lawn or space to bloom in their gardening tactics. One can use fish pots, glass lamps, balls and bowls to create their own hanging gardens or reuse old furniture as garden desks, suggests an expert.   Harpreet Ahluwalia, founder and principle designer at Earthly Creations, has ...

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Asian stocks fall amid Trump trade policy fears, strong yen

  Asian markets slipped in muted trading Friday amid worries over U.S. trade policies that may affect regional economies. A stronger yen weighed on Japan’s exporters.  KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 edged 0.2 percent lower to 19,339.56, while South Korea’s Kospi fell 0.5 percent to 2,097.05. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 dipped 0.7 percent to 5,742.70. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng stood ...

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Obama-era human rights envoy says U.N. must investigate Myanmar

27th February, 2017   The U.N. Human Rights Council must set up a commission of inquiry into Myanmar’s human rights record, as it has done for North Korea and Eritrea, and not spare its leader because of her iconic status, a former U.S. human rights envoy said on Monday.  Keith Harper, who served as U.S. President Barack Obama’s ambassador to ...

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Trump’s choice to be Navy secretary withdraws

   27th February, 2017   President Donald Trump’s choice to be secretary of the Navy, businessman Philip Bilden, said Sunday he was withdrawing from consideration for the post, citing concerns about privacy and separating himself from his business interests, AP reports.  Bilden’s withdrawal raises similar issues to that of Vincent Viola, Trump’s nominee for Army secretary who stepped aside earlier ...

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Country’s district courts earn Tk 105.67-cr revenue in 2015-16 fiscal

Representational Pic   The government has earned a revenue of Taka 105 crore 67 lakh 69 thousand and 589 from the country’s district courts during the last fiscal year 2015-2016.  Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq on suanday said this in the Jatiya Sangsad while replying to a tabled question from treasury bench member Nurunnabi Chowdhury, BSS reports. ...

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Attack on Khadiza: Next hearing March 1

  College student Khadiza, who was stabbed by a suspended BCL leader and retuned home on Friday after over four months treatment in Dhaka and Savar, gave her testimony before a court in Sylhet on Sunday in a case filed in connection with the attack on her.   Sylhet Chief Judicial Magistrate Saifuzzaman Hero recorded the testimony.   The court ...

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Joya Sengupta chosen as AL candidate for Sunamganj-2 by-polls

27th February, 2017   Ruling Awami League has picked Dr Joya Sengupta, wife of Suranjit Sengupta, as its candidate in the upcoming by-election to Sunamganj-2 constituency.   It has also nominated Anjum Sultana for Comilla City Corporation polls. The decisions were taken at the joint meeting of AL Parliamentary Board (ALPB) and AL selection board for local government election held ...

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