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AL leader among 12 accused over deaths at Sylhet stone quarry

A murder case has been filed in connection with death of five workers in the stone quarry at Karaibagh of Bholaganj quarry in Companiganj upazila. Nasir Miah, son of Atabur Miah, one of the victims, filed the case with Companiganj Police Station on Monday night, said Shamsul Alam, assistant superintendent of Sylhet Metropolitan Police (SMP). Ali Amjad Hossain, president of ...

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Ed Sheeran world’s best-selling artiste

British folk-pop phenomenon Ed Sheeran on Monday was named the best-selling artist in the world in 2017 by the global recorded music industry group IFPI. Sheeran’s ÷ (Divide) was the best-selling album of last year and “Shape of You” was the best-selling single, London-based IFPI said in its announcement. Sheeran is the fifth recipient of the Global Recording Artist of ...

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ECNEC approves 15 projects worth Taka 17,987 crore

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) today approved a total of 15 projects worth Taka 17,987 crore. The projects include the ‘Eastern zone grid network extension and capacity strengthening’ project involving an estimated cost of Taka 5,803.94 crore in a bid to ensure reliable power supply to greater Comilla, Noakhali and Chittagong Region. The approval came from ...

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Boris Johnson likens post-Brexit Irish border checks to congestion charge

Foreign secretary compares crossing Irish border to travelling from Westminster to Camden Boris Johnson has said travelling across the Northern Irish border could be as easy as travelling between London boroughs, comparing a future border checks system to the congestion charge he oversaw as London mayor. The foreign secretary said the UK could instigate an invisible system of checks across ...

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UK weather: Heavy snow causes UK-wide disruption

Drivers are being warned of hazardous conditions on roads as heavy snowfall hits parts of the UK. Three people died following a crash in Lincolnshire while one man died in a crash in Cambridgeshire. Police have not said if they were weather-related. Hundreds of trains are cancelled, many schools are shut and forecasters say some rural communities may be cut ...

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Saudi king replaces top commanders in military shake-up

Saudi King Salman on Monday replaced top military commanders including the chief of staff, state media said, in a major shake-up of the kingdom’s defence establishment. The monarch replaced the heads of the ground forces and air defences, as well as civilian officials including several deputy ministers, in a series of late-night royal decrees. No official reason was given for ...

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British astronaut hails ‘groundbreaking’ Airbus satellite

British astronaut Tim Peake on Monday hailed a “groundbreaking” satellite being built by Airbus which its developers say will bring an unprecedented level of flexibility to space telecommunications. The Eutelsat Quantum satellite is being put together by the multinational company in Portsmouth, on the south coast of England, where it was unveiled Monday ahead of transfer to France for testing ...

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3 women Nobel laureates call Rohingya atrocities “genocide”

Three women Nobel Peace Prize winners yesterday called atrocities on Rohingyas a case of “clear genocide” as they are on a visit to Cox’s Bazar while European Union in Brussels prepares new Myanmar sanctions over the country’s crackdown on the ethnic minority Muslims. International media reports said EU foreign ministers in a meeting in Brussels yesterday, meanwhile, agreed to draw ...

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Vegetarians may keep heart diseases away

Consuming a form of vegetarian diet, which includes eggs and dairy but excludes meat and fish, may be just as effective as a Mediterranean diet in reducing the risk of heart diseases and stroke, researchers have claimed. A lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet is a kind of vegetarian diet that includes animal products such as eggs and dairy products, but excludes the intake ...

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US SC rejects Trump over Dreamers immigrants

The US Supreme Court on Monday dealt a setback to President Donald Trump, requiring his administration to maintain protections he has sought to end for hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought illegally into the United States as children. The justices refused to hear the administration’s appeal of a federal judge’s 9 Jan nationwide injunction that halted Trump’s move to rescind ...

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