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Dr Kamal’s motorcade comes under attack at Mirpur

Photo: Jatiya Oikyafront chief Dr Kamal Hossain’s motorcade comes under attack near Martyred Intellectuals Memorial at Mirpur on Friday, Dec 14, 2018. Dhaka, Dec 14 : Jatiya Oikyafront chief Dr Kamal Hossain’s motorcade came under attack near Martyred Intellectuals Memorial at Mirpur while returning after paying tributes there on Friday morning, leaving at least 10 people injured. However, Dr Kamal ...

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Oscar-nominated actress Sondra Locke dead at 74

Actress Sondra Locke. photo: Courtesy Los Angeles, Dec 14 : Oscar-nominated actress Sondra Locke has died. A death certificate obtained by The Associated Press shows Locke died Nov. 3 at age 74 at her home in Los Angeles of cardiac arrest stemming from breast and bone cancer. Locke’s death was promptly reported to authorities, but was not publicized until a ...

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Election 2018: EC calls out 1,300 magistrates for polls duty

Dhaka, Dec 14 : The Election Commission will deploy nearly 1,300 judicial and executive magistrates to ensure that the electoral code of conduct is properly followed by candidates. The 11th parliamentary polls will be a crucial election for Bangladesh and is likely to attract close attention both at home and abroad. More than half of the Parliament seats were elected ...

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4 train roof passengers killed being hit by bridge girder in Pabna

Pabna, Dec 14 : At least four people were killed and five others injured after being hit by an overhead girder of Hardinge bridge while travelling on a train roof at Pakshi in Ishwardi upazila early Friday. Two of the deceased were identified as Hakim, 17, son of Hafizar Rahman and Rabiul, 20, son of Jalaluddin of Shibganj upazila of ...

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Top-ranked Djokovic, Halep honored by ITF as World Champions

Photo: Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, celebrates after defeating Juan Martin del Potro, of Argentina, during the men’s final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament on Sept. 9, 2018, in New York. London, Dec 14 : Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep were named the 2018 World Champions by the International Tennis Federation on Thursday after each won Grand Slam titles and ...

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Bomb threat against US high school prompts lockdown in 24 schools

Photo: Courtesy Los Angeles, Dec 14 : A bomb threat against a high school in the US western state of Colorado prompted lockdown of 24 local schools, just a part of nationwide hoax Thursday. Mike Taplin, spokesman for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, told a press briefing that someone called in at 9:20 am (1620 GMT) with a threat of multiple explosive ...

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Half of iconic Bert & I duo dies 60 years after recording

Photo: In this 1970s photo, Bob Bryan, left, and Marshall Dodge, the Down East Maine humorists behind “Bert and I,” pose for a photo in Maine. Bryan died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, in Sherbrooke, Quebec. He was 87. Dodge died in 1982 in Hawaii. Maine, Dec 14 : Bob Bryan, one half of the comedy duo Bert and I, which ...

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President, PM pay tributes to martyred intellectuals

Photo: President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina pays tributes to the martyred intellectuals on the occasion of the Martyred Intellectuals Day on Friday, Dec 14, 2018. Dhaka, Dec 14 : President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday paid rich tributes to the martyred intellectuals on the occasion of the Martyred Intellectuals Day. First the President ...

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US moves closer to declaring genocide in Myanmar

file photo Dhaka, Dec 13 : The US House Committee on Foreign Affairs has declared it genocide in Myanmar as its military and security forces unleashed a targeted campaign against the Rohingya people. Mentioning killing unarmed civilians, raping women and children, burning down villages, and planting landmines along border areas transited by refugees fleeing for their lives, the House of ...

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Armed forces to be deployed for 10 days from Dec 24: EC secy

Representational image. File photo Dhaka, Dec 13 : Members of the armed forces will be deployed for 10 days from December 24 in the forthcoming national election slated for December 30, said Election Commission Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed on Thursday night. “The armed forces will be kept deployed as the striking force from December 24 to January 2,” he said ...

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