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Country to move forward in new year: PM

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday expressed her firm optimism that Bangladesh will continue its march forward in the new year. ‘Bangladesh will make further progress in Bangla Nababarsha by removing all the wastes and trashes of the past year, and the people of the country will have a much more beautiful life, Insha Allah,’ she hoped. The prime minister ...

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Country to move forward in new year: PM

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday expressed her firm optimism that Bangladesh will continue its march forward in the new year. ‘Bangladesh will make further progress in Bangla Nababarsha by removing all the wastes and trashes of the past year, and the people of the country will have a much more beautiful life, Insha Allah,’ she hoped. The prime minister ...

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Mongol Shobhajatra calls to denounce militancy

Hundreds of people have taken part in the colourful Mongol Shobhajatra procession to bid farewell to the old Bangla year and welcome Pohela Boishakh 1424 with a call to denounce militancy. The Mongol Shobhajatra was brought out from the Dhaka University campus on Friday morning. The participants carried masks and sculptures of flowers, birds, the sun and animals. With the ...

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None would be allowed to interfere in internal affairs: Khaleda

Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia on Friday said that none would be allowed to interfere in Bangladesh’s internal affairs in the name of friendship and development. Inaugurating a cultural event organised by Jatiyatabadi Samajik Sangskritik Sangstha to welcome Bengali new year 1424 in front of BNP central office at Nayapaltan Friday afternoon, she said that BNP wanted to see ...

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‘Conflict could break out at any moment’ over N Korea: China

A conflict over North Korea could break out "at any moment", China's foreign minister Wang Yi said Friday (Apr 14), warning there would be "no winner" in any war as tensions soar with the US. The sharp language came after President Donald Trump said the North Korea problem "will be taken care of", as speculation mounts that the reclusive state ...

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MOAB strike: US bombing of IS in Afghanistan ‘killed dozens’

A US military strike with a weapon known as the "mother of all bombs", or MOAB, killed 36 Islamic State (IS) group militants and destroyed their base, the Afghan defence ministry says. The most powerful non-nuclear bomb ever used by the US in combat was dropped on IS tunnels in Nangarhar province. No civilians were affected by the explosion, the ...

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Mumbai court issues arrest warrant for Zakir Naik

A special court in Mumbai has issued a non-bailable warrant of arrest for controversial preacher and televangelist Zakir Naik after he failed to appear before the Enforcement Directorate despite four summons issued to him Naik is currently away in Saudi Arabia. Informed sources said the Enforcement Directorate may now seek Letters Rogatory, or letters of request, from the same court ...

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UN to end peacekeeping operations in Haiti

The United Nations security council voted to end its military peacekeeping operations in Haiti, but Indian police units will continue in a new mission focused on promoting law and order and developing local forces. The council unanimously approved on Thursday a US-sponsored resolution to end operations of the 13-year- old peacekeeping mission in October. The police operations would, however, continue ...

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US says chemical weapons attack in Syria was ‘war crime’

The Syrian government’s suspected chemical weapons attack on civilians last week amounts to a “war crime,” the US State Department said Thursday. It also ridiculed comments by President Bashar Assad in an interview with AFP to the effect that the alleged attack was fabricated by the United States to justify an American military strike. “Sadly, it’s vintage Assad. It is ...

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London councils trying to force homeless families out of capital

A handful of London councils are making aggressive use of legal powers to make “take or leave it” offers of housing in locations far away from the capital in an attempt to permanently resettle hundreds of homeless families. Officials are giving households 24 hours to accept private rented homes in the West Midlands, Essex and the south-east, warning that if ...

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