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PM flies to Indonesia Monday to join Ocean summit

4th March, 2017 08:46:57   Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is set to leave Dhaka for Jakarta on Monday on a three-day official visit to Indonesia to attend the Leaders’ Summit in Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA).   The IORA is an international organization consisting of 21 coastal states bordering the Indian Ocean.   ...

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Revive lost glory of student politics: President

4th March, 2017   President Abdul Hamid on Saturday called upon the student community to come forward to bring back student politics on the right track. At the 50th Convocation of Dhaka University on its campus, he said, “The tide of youth never stops and I do believe their tide won’t stop in the future, too. You must attach the ...

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2 Bangladesh nationals shortlisted for Commonwealth Awards

4th March, 2017     Two Bangladesh nationals — Towfique Ahmad Khan and Ukhengching Marma — are among 17 finalists drawn from 13 countries for the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Awards, according to a statement issued by the Commonwealth.   Towfique is a social entrepreneur who founded the South Asian Society and launched the ‘Girls for Global Goals’ campaign.   His ...

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Golf: Wie leads after third round of Women’s Champions tournament

4th March, 2017 Michelle Wie shot a brilliant third round of five-under-par 67 on Saturday to open up a two-stroke lead heading into the final day of the HSBC Women’s Champions tournament in Singapore. The 27-year-old American, chasing her first LPGA title since she won the 2014 US Open, posted her third straight sub-70 round to get to 14-under 202 ...

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‘Declining exports, remittances exert pressure on reserve’

4th March, 2017 Declining growth in export shipment, falling wage earner’s remittance and a consequent deficit in current account balance are likely to exert pressure on the country’s balance of payments, says a prominent think tank.   The Unnayan Onneshan (UO) in its monthly publication, the ‘Bangladesh Economic Update’ February 2017, called for a thorough reexamination of the current trade ...

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Anthony, Lopez are better off as friends

4th March, 2017   Jennifer Lopez and her ex-husband Marc Anthony are better off as friends, according to the singer and actress.   The superstar couple was married from 2004 to 2014 and share nine-year-old twins Max and Emme. Following their divorce, Marc and Jennifer have remained close and they are working on a Spanish-language album together.   However last ...

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2 killed in Sylhet robbers attack, clash with cops

Two people were killed –one in an attack by robbers and another during a clash with cops over a robbery–at Mostafanagar village of Companiganj upazila in the district on Saturday morning. The deceased were identified as Jilu Mia, 55, a resident of Mostafanagar village and Mafiz Mia, 50, a resident of Rajnagar village of the same upazila. Local sources said ...

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