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3 die ‘drinking’ toxic liquor in Keraniganj

Three men died allegedly after drinking toxic homemade liquor in a wedding ceremony at Habibnagar area in the upzila on Saturday. Among the deceased two were identified as Sajal Mandal, 28, son of Gopal Mandal of Shubhatta Habibnanagr area and Md Sharif, 40, son of Mohammad Ali of the same area, said Monirul Islam, officer-in-charge (OC) of Dakkhin Keraniganj Police ...

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3 madrasa students ‘missing’ in Habiganj

Three students of Shamsul Ulum Nurania Hafizia Madrasa in Mirpur area of Bahubal upazila in the district reportedly went missing on Friday noon. The missing were identified as Tanveer Ahmed, son of Ayub Ali of Hasargaon village in Chunarughat upazila, Junaed Ahmed, son of Moshahid Mia of Shyampur village in Shayestaganj upazila and Sharif Uddin, son of Rashid Mia of ...

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Nat’l Gambhira fest held

A two-day National Gambhira Festival featuring performances by ten troupes from Chapai Nawabganj was held on Friday and Saturday at Bakultola of faculty of fine arts of Dhaka University. The participating troupes in the festival presented Gambhira songs satirising the impact of globalisation on local culture. Five troupes including Prayan Folk Theatre Institute, Chapai Nakshi Gambhira Dal, Bholahat Dal, Adi ...

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Chhayanaut celebrates spring

Chhayanaut celebrated the advent of spring through a cultural show held at its auditorium in Dhanmondi on Friday. Chhayanaut students rendered songs glorifying spring penned by three great bards of Bangla literature Rabindranath Tagore, Kazi Nazrul Islam and Atul Prasad Sen and also presented dance recitals syncronised with the songs of the great poets. The programme began with a group ...

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Priyanka Chopra terminates contract with Nirav Modi

In the wake of allegations of Rs 11,400-crore fraud against billionaire diamond businessman Nirav Modi, actor Priyanka Chopra on Friday decided to terminate her contract with the brand, reports Ians.   The Bollywood star was the global brand ambassador for Nirav Modi jewels since January 2017.   “In the light of recent allegations, Priyanka Chopra has chosen to terminate her ...

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Recitation production depicts struggle for independence

The history of Bangladesh’s struggle for Independence from 1947 to 1971 was narrated through a recitation production at National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Thursday. Recitation artistes from different troupes performed in the production titled ‘Deshbhag Theke Swadhinata (From Partition to Independence)’ based on eminent novelist Selina Hossain’s novel titled ‘Gayatri Sandhya’. The production also featured poems penned ...

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Julian Assange negotiations: Ecuador blames UK as talks break down

Talks between the UK and Ecuador over the future of Julian Assange at its London embassy have broken down, the South American country’s foreign minister has said. Maria Fernanda Espinosa suggested British officials had been unwilling to negotiate over the Wikileaks founder’s potential release. Earlier this month, a judge upheld an arrest warrant issued when Assange skipped bail as he fought extradition to Sweden ...

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Two in court over Coventry brothers ‘hit-and-run’ deaths

A man and woman have appeared in court charged with causing the death of two young brothers by dangerous driving, following a suspected hit-and-run crash in Coventry. Corey, six, and Casper Platt-May, two, were on a family trip to a park on Thursday when they were hit by a car. Robert Brown, 53, and Gwendoline Harrison, 41, spoke only to ...

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Computer Council wins int’l award for innovation

Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) has won ‘Open Group President Awards-2018’ for innovation in developing Bangladesh National Enterprise Architecture (BNEA) that will make government information and services interoperable. Open Group, a global consortium, on Thursday conferred the award on the BCC in government enterprise architecture category at a function in Bangalore, India, said a media release here on Saturday. Indian Minister ...

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Trump talks new gun measures, gun owners talk ‘betrayal’

As President Donald Trump talked this week about banning “bump stocks” and curbing young people’s access to guns, the gun owners and advocates who helped propel his political rise talked about desertion and betrayal. Trump’s flirtation with a set of modest gun control measures drew swift condemnation from gun groups, hunters and sportsmen who banked on the president to be ...

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