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Skype ‘blocked’ across country

Dhaka, Nov 19 : Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has reportedly blocked telecommunication application Skype across the country. Emdadul Haque, secretary general of Internet Service Providers Association of Bangladesh (ISPAB), told UNB that they have received a letter from the BTRC asking them to keep all kinds of communication from home and abroad via Skype suspended. Several international internet gateway ...

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Taking interview by Tarique illegal, says Quader

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader at a press conference at the AL president’s Dhanmondi political office on Monday, November 19, 2018. Dhaka, Nov 19 : Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Monday claimed that the process of taking nomination seekers’ interview by ‘fugitive convict and corrupt’ BNP leader TariqueRahman is illegal. “Our question is how a convicted man ...

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London Bangla Press Club inaugurates its new office

Bangla Mirror Desk: London Bangla Press Club, the organisation represents Bangladeshi journalist and media professionals in the UK, has inaugurated its new office on Friday 16th November.   Senior journalists have portrayed this occasion as the new ere for the LBPC which started its journey in 1993 with few journalists. President of the Organisation Syed Nahash Pasha inaugurated the office which is ...

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Provide treatment to Khaleda as per medical board advice: HC

Dhaka, Nov 19 : The High Court on Monday asked the authorities concerned to provide proper treatment to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, if necessary, as per the recommendations of the medical board formed for her treatment. The HC bench of Justice Sheikh Hassan Arif and Justice Razik Al Jalil passed the order after hearing a writ petition filed challenging the ...

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Petition seeks stay on HC verdict against Khaleda in Zia Orphanage case

Dhaka, Nov 19 : A provisional leave to appeal was filed on Monday seeking stay on the High Court verdict that extended the jail term of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case to 10 years from five years. Joynul Abedin Tuhin, advocate on record, filed the petition with the concerned wing of the Appellate Division. ...

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Netanyahu takes on defense post amid call for early polls

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, center, Government Secretary Tzahi Braverman, center right, Yuval Steinitz Israel’s Minister of Energy, center left, in charge of Israel Atomic Energy Commission attend the weekly cabinet meeting at the prime minister’s office in Jerusalem, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. Tel Aviv, Nov 19 : Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he would take on the ...

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Searchers in California wildfire step up efforts; 77 dead

Laura Martin mourns her father, TK Huff, who died during the Camp Fire, during a vigil on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, in Chico, Calif. Chico,  Nov 19 : Volunteers in white coveralls, hard hats and masks poked through ash and debris Sunday, searching for the remains of victims of the devastating Northern California wildfire before rains forecast this week complicate ...

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Trump says ‘no reason’ for him to hear Khashoggi death tape

A woman holds a poster during the funeral prayers in absentia for Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi who was killed last month in the Saudi Arabia consulate, in Istanbul, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Washington, Nov 19 : President Donald Trump said there is no reason for him to listen to a recording of the “very violent, very vicious” killing of Saudi ...

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Neighbors wage shadow campaigns in New Hampshire for 2020

In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., gives her victory speech at a Democratic election watch party in Boston. New York, Nov 19 : Even before they announce their White House intentions, New Hampshire’s ambitious neighbors are in the midst of a shadow campaign to shape the nation’s first presidential primary election of the 2020 season. ...

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Landslides kill 13, leave 4 missing in south central Vietnam

This Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, photo, shows several houses damaged by landslides in south-central resort city of Nha Trang, Vietnam. Hanoi, Nov 19 : Landslides due to rains from a tropical storm have killed 13 people and left four others missing in south-central Vietnam. A disaster official in Khanh Hoa province says some 600 soldiers have been mobilized to search ...

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