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Taylor Swift in all-star film version of ‘Cats’: reports

Pop superstar Taylor Swift will take to the silver screen alongside Jennifer Hudson in a film adaptation of the popular hit musical “Cats,” reports said Friday.   The movie is the latest project for British filmmaker Tom Hooper, who brought novel-turned-musical “Les Miserables” to the big screen and won an Oscar for directing “The King’s Speech.”  “Cats,” composed by Andrew ...

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British PM’s trade envoy Rushanara in Dhaka city

British Prime Minister’s trade envoy to Bangladesh Rushanara Ali. File photo Dhaka Office : British Prime Minister’s trade envoy to Bangladesh Rushanara Ali, MP arrived here on Saturday evening on a five-day visit to discuss how trade and investment ties between the two countries can be strengthened further. Confirming her arrival in the city, an official told that she will ...

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Indian business delegation meets BD apparel exporters

Dhaka, Jul 21 : A team of Indian business delegates on Saturday attended a business-to-business (B2B) meeting with Bangladeshi apparel exporters with a view to strengthen trade relationship, specially in textile sector, between Bangladesh and India. A 25-member delegation of Indian exporters of yarn and fabric led by Ujwal Lahoti, Chairman of the Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council of India ...

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Inu seeks justice for Colonel Taher murder

Dhaka, July 21 : Information Minister and President of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD-Inu) Hasanul Haq Inu on Saturday demanded proper investigation and justice over the murder of freedom fighter Colonel Abu Taher who was hanged inside the Dhaka Central Jail after a military trial on July 21 in 1976. Inu alleged the military government of Ziaur Rahman killed Taher, a ...

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Want to work for people until death: PM Sheikh Hasina

Photo: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addressing reception rally at Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka on Saturday, July 21, 2018. Dhaka, July 21 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said she is not ready to die before death as she will have to work for the country and its people to fulfill Bangabandhu’s dream for building a hunger- and poverty-free Golden ...

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Prisoner dies in Habiganj

Habiganj Correspondent : A prisoner, who fell sick in the district jail, died at a hospital here on Saturday morning. The deceased was identified as Monir Hossain, 27, son of Abdus Shahid of Ghatura area in Brahmanbari district. Delwar Hossain, deputy jailer of the jail, said that locals caught Monir red handed from Chunarughat area while he was stealing on July ...

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Rabindra-Nazrul Jayanti celebrated in London

Mirror Desk : Bangladesh High Commission in London celebrated ‘Rabindra-Nazrul Jayanti’ on Friday evening to spread the message of humanity, generosity, non-communalism, nationalism and the spirit of the Liberation War. The event was arranged marking the 157th birth anniversary of Biswakabi Rabindranath Tagore and the 119th birth anniversary of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam at the Impression Auditorium in East ...

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10 Iranian troops killed in attack near border with Iraq

Tehran, Jul 21 : An Iranian news agency is reporting 10 border guards have been killed in an attack by unidentified gunmen near the Iraqi border. The semi-official Fars news agency reported Saturday that the attack took place the night before near the town of Marivan, in a Kurdish area of Iran some 620 kilometers (385 miles) west of the ...

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Migrant rescue ship docks in Spain’s Mallorca

Barcelona, Jul 21 : A Spanish rescue vessel carrying two dead bodies and a survivor from a migrant boat wreck has docked in a Mallorca port after a four-day journey across the Mediterranean Sea. The aid group Proactiva Open Arms had found the bodies of a small boy and a woman on Tuesday and accused Libya’s coast guards of abandoning ...

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I give back less than I receive: Amitabh Bachchan

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is in Bulgaria to shoot “Brahmastra”, spared a thought about the care and concern he gets wherever he goes. But he finds it disturbing that he feels he gives back less than he gets. In a blog post from Bulgaria, where he is enjoying the sun, Amitabh wrote: “Filmmaking from my times has undergone substantial change… ...

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