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Khaleda Zia seriously ill: Rizvi

Dhaka Office : BNP on Sunday alleged that though its chairperson Khaleda Zia is seriously ill in jail, she has so far not given any treatment.   “Our chairperson who is also a three-time Prime Minister of the country, is critically ill in jail but she’s not getting any treatment,” said Rizvi.   He came up with the remarks at ...

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Insurgents attack checkpoint in Afghanistan, kill 11 police

International Desk : At least 11 Afghan paramilitary forces were killed when the Taliban attacked their checkpoint, an official said Sunday.   Zabi Amani, a spokesman for the governor of the northern Sari Pul province, said two other forces were wounded in the attack late Saturday. He said three insurgents were killed, including a local commander, and four others were ...

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U-17 Football: Sirajuddin Academy emerge champions in Sylhet Division

  Sports Desk : Sirajuddin Ahmed Academy emerged champions in Sylhet Division of the Clearmen Bangladesh Under-17 Football Championship to reach national round of the meet beating Pragoti High School by 5-4 goals in tie breaker in the final at Sylhet MC College ground on Saturday. Both the finalists—Sirajuddin Academy and Pragoti High—earned the right to play in the 16–team ...

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PM off to Dammam on 9-day visit to S Arabia, UK  

  Dhaka Office : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left here on Sunday afternoon on a nine-day official visit to Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom. A Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage took off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport for Dammam at 4:40pm. The flight is scheduled to reach Dammam King Fahd International Airport at ...

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Qatar wants FIFA talks on logistics of a 48-team World Cup

  Sports Desk : Qatar wants talks with FIFA to discuss the feasibility of increasing the 2022 World Cup to 48 teams after soccer’s governing body expressed interest in enlarging a tournament already having to overcome operational challenges. The Gulf nation took two days to publicly respond to calls on Thursday from South American football nations to fast-track the jump from ...

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Roy rides Delhi home, Hyderbad beats Kolkata in IPL

  Sports Desk : England opening batsman Jason Roy made a stunning debut for Delhi Daredevils in their last-ball, seven-wicket victory against defending champions Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League on Saturday. Also, Bhuvneshwar Kumar took 3-26 and captain Kane Williamson hit 50 to lead Sunrisers Hyderabad past Kolkata Knight Riders by five wickets at Eden Gardens for the first ...

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6 killed in Naogaon road crashes

Mirror Desk : Six people were killed in separate road accidents in Porsha and Potnitala upazilas of the district on Sunday. Four of deceased were identified as Abdul Salam, 52, Ashraful Islam, 45, Hira Bibi, 60, and Ramjan Ali, 50. Police superintendent of Naogaon Md Iqbal Hossain said a Porsha-bound bus hit an auto-rickshaw, leaving three people dead on the ...

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Anti-hawker drive: Charge sheet filed against gun-toting ex-BCL leaders

  Expelled leaders of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) waving guns in Gulistan area. File photo Dhaka Office : The charge sheet accusing two expelled leaders of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) in a case filed over brandishing firearms during a hawker eviction drive in Gulistan area of the capital was placed before a court here on Sunday. The two charge sheeted ...

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Insurgents attack checkpoint in Afghanistan, kill 4 police

International Desk : An Afghan official says insurgents have killed at least four police in an attack on a checkpoint. Arif Noori, spokesman for the provincial governor in the eastern Ghazni province, says five other police were wounded in the attack late Saturday. He says the militants opened fire on the checkpoint and then targeted reinforcements with a roadside bomb. ...

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Gazipur train derailment kills 4; rail link with Dhaka restored after 3 hrs 

  Mirror Desk : Dhaka’s rail communications with other parts of the country resumed after three hours of disruption on Sunday afternoon following the derailment of a commuter train in Tongi that left four passengers dead. Contacted, Railways Minister Mujibul Haque said the rail communications resumed around 4 pm. The derailment caused immense sufferings to passengers as a number of ...

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