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Indonesian President for quick solution to Rohingya crisis 

Visiting Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Sunday laid emphasis on having a peaceful and quick solution to the Rohingya crisis against the backdrop of the bilateral relations between Bangladesh and Myanmar. The Indonesian President made the call during official bilateral talks with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her office. Breifing reporters after the talks, Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque said ...

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PM opens foundation plaque of Matarbari power plant 

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday unveiled the foundation plaque of Matarbari 1200-megawatt coal-based power plant in Maheshkhali. The Prime Minister inaugurated the pant through a videoconference from her official residence ‘Ganobhaban’ in the capital. The ultra super critical coal-fired power plant on 1500 acres of land at Maheshkhali in Cox’s Bazar will be commissioned in 2024. The Japan International ...

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HC rejects writ seeking appointment of CJ 

The High Court on Sunday rejected the writ petition that filed challenging the inaction of the authorities to fill the post of the Chief Justice. The HC bench of Justice Zinat Ara and Justice Kazi Md Ejarul Haque Akondo passed the order saying ‘not placed reject’. Earlier on January 3, Advocate Eunus Ali Akond submitted the petition to the HC ...

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First British citizen crosses Bangla Channel

As part of her initiative to raise awareness about drowning in Bangladesh, British journalist Becky Horsbrugh on Sunday crossed the 16-kilometre Bangla Channel from Teknaf to the Saint Martin’s Island in the Bay of Bengal. It took her 4.45 hours to reach Saint Martin swimming across the channel amid strong current, Associated Press’ (AP’s) Bangladesh Bureau Chief Julhas Alam told  ...

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Ambulance bomb kills 95, wounds 158 in Kabul: official

An explosives-packed ambulance blew up in a crowded area of Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 95 people and wounding 158 others, officials said, in one of the biggest blasts to rock the war-torn city in recent years. The Taliban-claimed assault — the second carried out by the militant group in the Afghan capital in a week — triggered chaotic ...

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At least 10 Malian soldiers killed in attack on camp: officials

At least 10 Malian soldiers were killed on Saturday in an attack on their camp in the restive north blamed on jihadists, military sources and a local official told AFP. “Ten of our men were killed in action this Saturday during a cowardly terrorist attack on the Soumpi camp. There are 17 wounded,” a military source reached in Bamako told ...

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13 killed as passenger mini-bus plunges into river in India

At least 13 people were killed and three others injured after a mini-bus carrying them plunged into a river in India’s western state of Maharashtra, police said Saturday. The mini-bus fell into river Panchganga on late Friday night at Kolhapur, about 376 km south of Mumbai, the capital city of Maharashtra. “Last night in a tragic accident a mini-bus fell ...

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Brexit: Three ministers write ‘continuity’ letter

Davis, Greg Clark and Philip Hammond signed the joint open letter UK firms will continue to trade under “unchanged” EU rules during the post-Brexit transition period, three cabinet ministers have said in a letter. Chancellor Philip Hammond, Brexit Secretary David Davis and Business Secretary Greg Clark said access to EU markets would continue on current terms from March 2019 for ...

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Get set go for Leftley Sports Club ladies

Emdad Rahman Barking & Dagenham based Leftley Sports Club have launched women’s cardio sessions which will take place on a weekly basis. The first group went out on Saturday morning and activities involved brisk walking, running and jogging all within a social atmosphere. The newly formed group will meet every Saturday at the Claire Gardens entrance to Mayesbrook Park. Commenting after the debut session ...

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Play 4 Rohingya set for bus drivers football festival

Emdad Rahman: Play 4 Rohingya have organised a groundbreaking football tournament for bus drivers for a worthy charitable cause. Newham Leisure Centre will host the 7 a side football day on Sunday 4th March from 12-5 pm. The Play 4 Rohingya team are a group of mainly East London residents who have come together to highlight the grave humanitarian issues suffered by the ...

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