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Jagpa president Rehana Prodhan passes away

Dhaka, Oct 22 : Professor Rehana Prodhan, president of Jatiya Ganatantrik Party (Jagpa), passed away at a city hospital on Monday. She was 63. Rehana, also the wife of late Shafiul Alam Prodhan, wash taken to Care Hospital in the city after she fell sick around 7:30am where she died later, Jagpa general secretary Khandaker Lutfur Rahman told UNB. He ...

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4 to die for killing college student in Manikganj

One gets life term Manikganj, Oct 22 : A court here on Monday sentenced four people to death and another to life term imprisonment for killing a college student in Shibalaya upazila in 2015. The condemned convicts are Badsha Miah, a resident of Shimulia village in Shibalaya upazila, Lal Miah, a resident of Bhatirchar village in Singair upazila, Azgar Chowdhury, ...

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Indian High Commissioner meets PM

Photo: Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Harsh Vardhan Shringla meets PM Sheikh Hasina at her office on Monday morning. Dhaka, Oct 22 : Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Harsh Vardhan Shringla made a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her office on Monday morning. During the meeting, they discussed matters of mutual interest, said PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul ...

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Bollywood star couple announce wedding dates

Bollywood superstars Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh announced Sunday that they are tying the knot, ending months of speculation about their relationship.   The pair confirmed they will be married next month in a statement posted on their official Twitter accounts in Hindi and English.  “With the blessings of our families, gives us immense joy in sharing that our wedding ...

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UK’s May pleads for support, says Brexit deal almost done

British Prime Minister Theresa May, right, speaks with European Council President Donald Tusk after a group photo an EU-ASEM summit in Brussels, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018.   London, Oct 22 : British Prime Minister Theresa May is urging Parliament to support her as        Brexit looms, saying Britain’s divorce deal with the European Union is 95 percent compl May’s office says ...

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RMG workers clash with cops in N’ganj; 40 hurt : Lorry torched

Narayanganj, Oct 22 : At least 40 people were injured in a clash between garment workers and members of law enforcement agencies in Naryanganj Export Processing Zone (EPZ) in Adamjee on Sunday morning. Hundreds of workers of different factories started to gather from 7 am in front of the gate of the EPZ and demonstrated demanding their arrears and salary. ...

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus gets a top award for comedy

After a 35-year acting career and with two iconic television characters to her name — Elaine Benes of “Seinfeld” and foul-mouthed Vice-President Selina Meyer — Julia Louis-Dreyfus has been honored with the Mark Twain Prize for lifetime achievement in comedy.   On Sunday night at Washington’s Kennedy Center, the 57-year-old actress received a stream of testimonials from celebrities including Jerry ...

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Working with Trump ‘not always simple,’ says Trudeau

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said working with US President Donald Trump is “not always simple,” as he welcomed the successful renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.   Speaking on an episode of Quebec’s most popular talk show, “Tout Le Monde En Parle,” broadcast Sunday Trudeau said he had done his job of “standing up for Canadians” in ...

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Taiwan investigates train crash that killed 18

Taiwan’s president pushed for a swift investigation Monday after an express train derailed on a coastal tourist route, killing 18 people as it sent sleeping passengers flying from their seats.   The crash on the popular east coast line injured another 187 people Sunday and left the Puyuma Express lying zig-zagged across the tracks in the island’s worst rail accident ...

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Turkey to reveal details of probe into Khashoggi’s killing

In a sign of growing pressure on Saudi Arabia, Turkey said it will announce details of its investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Tuesday and U.S. congressional leaders said the Gulf kingdom — in particular its crown prince — should face severe consequences for the death of the writer in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.   The ...

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