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Actresses seek reserved parliament seats for women

Famous actresses are looking to get nomination for the reserved female seats in the parliament. The nomination sale for the reserved seats for women began on January 15. So far, several known faces of the entertainment industry have been seen collecting their nomination forms. Tarin Jahan, one of the many celebrities who participated in the election campaign for the AL, ...

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Dhaka Dynamites beat Sylhet Sixers by six wickets

Dhaka Dynamites beat Sylhet Sixers by six wickets in the 19th match of Bangladesh Premier League at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Friday.   Dynamite’s captain Shakib Al Hasan was not out at 61 runs where Andre Russell was unbeaten at 40 off just 21 balls.  After winning toss, Sylhet Sixers elected to bat first. The match kicked off at ...

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Bangladeshi film ‘Sonatan Golpo’ wins critics award at DIFF

Dhaka, Jan 18 : The 17th Dhaka International Film Festival (DIFF) ended here on Friday with the awards ceremony. This year’s theme was ‘Better Film, Better Audience and Better Society’. Rainbow Film Society organised the nine-day festival. State Minister of Cultural Affairs KM Khalid attended the closing ceremony at the main auditorium of the National Museum as the chief guest. ...

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Zia’s 83rd birth anniversary Saturday

Ziaur Rahman. File photo Dhaka, Jan 18 : BNP will celebrate the 83rd birth anniversary of its founder Ziaur Rahman on Saturday. Born on January 19, 1936 at Bagbari in Bogura, Ziaur Rahman founded BNP in 1978 and became the country’s seventh President. BNP senior leaders, together with party leaders and activists, will place wreaths at Zia’s grave around 10am. ...

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Indian guru gets life sentence in murder of journalist

Photo: An Indian court has on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, sentenced the popular and flamboyant spiritual guru and three followers to life in prison for murdering a journalist 16 years ago after he published a letter in his newspaper alleging sexual exploitation of women by him. New Delhi, Jan 18 : An Indian court sentenced a popular and flamboyant spiritual ...

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Trawler capsize in Meghna: Rescue operation continues

The search for the 20 workers, who went missing after a soil-laden trawler capsized in the Meghna river, and the sunken trawler resumed on Friday for the 3rd day. Members of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA), Fire Service, River Police and Bangladesh Coast Guard are trying to locate the trawler with the help of side-scan sonar system.   The ...

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Sharapova stuns Wozniacki as ice man Federer ploughs on

Maria Sharapova stunned defending champion Caroline Wozniacki to sweep into the Australian Open last 16 Friday and join ice man Roger Federer, who clinically disposed of his opponent.   The Russian five-time Grand Slam winner, who has struggled since returning from a drugs ban in 2017, was as at full throttle in ending the Dane’s dream of a second major ...

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Total lunar eclipse meets supermoon Sunday night

Here comes a total lunar eclipse and supermoon, all wrapped into one. Photo: In this Saturday Aug. 28, 2018 file photo, Earth starts to cast its shadow on the moon during a complete lunar eclipse seen from Jakarta, Indonesia. Cape Canaveral, Jan 18 : The moon, Earth and sun will line up this weekend for the only total lunar eclipse ...

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Lack of sleep can lead to heart problems: Study

While it is very important to sleep, a new study, published in Journal of the American College of Cardiology, has revealed that sleeping less than six hours during the night or even sleeping poorly can lead to heart disease. In order to arrive at the result, accelerometers were attached to the waists of 3,974 healthy men and women by the ...

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