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Awami League to win next polls again, says Quader

Mentioning that the next general election will be held in time, Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Friday said their party will assume power again winning the polls. He made the remarks while distributing food and blankets among Rohingyas at Kutupalong camp-1 in Ukhia upazila of Cox’s Bazar. Quader, also Road Transport and Bridges Minister, said there is a ...

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Rail communications with Sylhet snapped

Rail communications between Sylhet and the rest of the country snapped on Friday morning following derailment of a bogie of a freight train in Daudnagar Level Crossing area in Sayestaganj of Habiganj. The bogie of the Chittagong-bound freight train from Srimangal veered off tracks near Sayestaganj railway junction around 10:30am, disrupting train movement on the routes, said acting station master ...

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Brutal cold spell sets record lows across the US

Bitter cold continues to blanket the northern United States and Canada as forecasters warn that the deep freeze will continue into the start of 2018. International Falls in the US state of Minnesota – the self-proclaimed “Icebox of the Nation” – saw temperatures drop to -37F (-38.3C). New Hampshire’s Mount Washington, home of the “worst weather in the world”, set ...

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South Korea seizes Hong Kong ship for oil transfer to North

South Korea briefly seized and inspected a Hong Kong-registered ship in November for transferring oil products to a North Korean vessel and breaching UN sanctions, a foreign ministry official said Friday. The Lighthouse Winmore, which was chartered by a Taiwanese company and carrying around 600 tonnes of oil products from South Korea’s Yeosu port, transferred part of its cargo to ...

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Viswanathan Anand wins World rapid chess championship

Viswanathan Anand stunned World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen in their ninth round encounter at the World Rapid Chess Championship in Riyadh on Thursday. Through this victory Anand took revenge of his 2013 World Championship loss. Playing with black pieces, Anand began the game with an aggressive approach and was able to win it in 34 moves. Thanks to this victory, ...

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Taimur, Saif and Kareena are in Switzerland for New Year celebration

Taimur Ali Khan is back. No, the youngest Nawab hasn’t returned from his New Year vacations yet but he is back with his adorable clicks which make his fans on social media go berserk over his cuteness. After many speculations around where Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor have flown with their baby boy, it has now been confirmed that ...

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Where Are the Bengalis in London’s Banglatown?

By Shakil Bin Mushtaq December 28, 2017 A small group of foreign tourists are standing in a street corner at London, carefully listening as their guide describes the area. One of the tourists stops the guide and asks, “Why are Bengalis not widely visible here, though you’re saying it’s Banglatown?” Unfortunately the tour guide didn’t have satisfactory answers. Brick Lane is ...

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Primary, Ebtedayee, JSC, JDC results on Dec 30

The results of this year’s Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations as well as Primary Education Completion (PEC) and its equivalent Ebtedayee examinations will be published on Saturday (Dec 30). Prior to the results publishing, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid and Primary and Mass Education Minister Mostafizur Rahman will hand over the copies of JSC and ...

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Mumbai birthday party fire kills 14

At least 14 people were killed when a huge blaze tore through a popular restaurant in Mumbai early Friday, police said, in the latest disaster to raise concerns over fire safety in India. Many of the victims were young women who were attending a birthday party on the rooftop when the fire broke out. Doctors said they died of asphyxiation, ...

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12 dead in NY apartment fire

A fire tore through an apartment building in New York’s borough of the Bronx late Thursday, killing at least 12 people including a child, and leaving four others critically injured, the mayor said. The cause of the blaze at 2363 Prospect Avenue was not immediately clear, but it began on the first floor and spread rapidly to the third floor, ...

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