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British PM wins cabinet backing for Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May won the support of her cabinet on Wednesday for a draft divorce deal with the European Union that has put both Brexit and her leadership at stake.   May emerged from a five-hour meeting with ministers that had sent the value of the pound gyrating to announce she had full backing to move ahead with ...

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Dr Yunus now in Spain on his book tour; meets star players

Barça Vice President Jordi Mestre receives Dr Yunus at Camp Nou where he meets star players on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. Phgoto: Yunus Centre. Dhaka, Nov 14 : Completing his German book tour, Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus now reached Spain with his book — A World of Three Zeros. Barça Vice President Jordi Mestre received Dr Yunus at Camp ...

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Rubel named as captain of BCB XI

Pacer Rubel Hossain. Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, Nov 14 : The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Wednesday announceda 13-member BCB Eleven to play a two-day warm up match against touring West Indies beginning on Sunday (November 18) at the MA sAziz Stadium in the port city of Chattogram. Pacer Rubel Hossain made the captain of BCB Eleven for the two-dayer against the ...

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Justice Sinha’s “Broken Dream” is the Death Knell of the 16th Amendment Judgment

  Najrul Khasru: Judicial impartiality is a fundamental component of natural law. It is universally recognised that without judicial impartiality, justice cannot be done, the rule of law loses its potency and the public confidence in the judiciary erodes. To safeguard against that the common law countries, which include Bangladesh, have developed the concept of the rule against bias. This ...

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What is the matter with Asia Bibi ?

Afzal Sayed Munna: I was thinking not to write something about it as it has got a mix flavour of religion with it. Religion was and is always a sentimental issue to discuss, especially in public. However, after reading all the dailies published internationally and locally and also by listening to the television news I could not resist myself from ...

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Staying in election race depends on attitude of EC, govt: Oikyafront

Leaders of jatiya Oikyafront talk to the reporters at Nirbachan Bhaban on Wednesday, November 14. Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, Nov 14 : BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday said the attitude of the Election Commission (EC) and the government will determine whether they will be there in the election race or opt out. “Whether we’ll remain there in ...

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Planned attack on police to foil election: Asaduzzaman

Dhaka, Nov 14 : Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Wednesday said the attack on police at Nayaplatan was carried out in a planned, conspiratorial and motivated way to foil the forthcoming national election. Legal actions will be taken against the attackers analysing the video footage, he said while talking to reporters at the secretariat. “The election preparations are going on ...

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Ranveer –Deepika wedding: All you need to know about the customs and rituals

After sharing a wonder relationship on and off screen for six long years, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are in Lake Como for a grand Sindhi-Konkani wedding on November 14 and 15. They have already reached the wedding venue with their families. The grand ceremony shall take place at Lake Como in Northern Italy. The countdown for the wedding has ...

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Jet Airways shares rise on Tata investment speculation

Shares in India’s second-largest airline Jet Airways jumped almost three percent Wednesday following reports that salt-to-steel conglomerate Tata Group might invest in it.   Tata is reviewing Jet’s accounts with a view to potentially buying a stake, Bloomberg News reported, while on Tuesday the Mint daily said Tata’s finance chief and Jet’s chairman were leading the talks.  A spokesperson for ...

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Facebook shuts more accounts aimed at political meddling

Facebook on Tuesday said it shut down more accounts aimed at influencing the US midterm election and that it is exploring a possible link to Russia.   “As we’ve continued to investigate, we detected and removed some additional Facebook and Instagram accounts,” head of cyber security policy Nathaniel Gleicher said in an update posted at the social network.  While stressing ...

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