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Katrina Kaif disagrees with the term ‘item song’

Katrina Kaif has come a long way in the 16 years she has been a Hindi film actor — from being known mainly for her dancing ability, to her acting talent being proved by films such as New York, Rajneeti and Zero. On how this journey has been so far, Katrina says, “Sometimes I feel it has been long, and ...

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Staying fit may reduce risk of heart attack: study

According to a recent study, poor cardio respiratory fitness could increase the risk of a future heart attack, even if there are no symptoms of a lifestyle illness today.   The results of the study have been published in ‘European Heart Journal’.  “We found a strong link between higher fitness levels and a lower risk of heart attack and angina ...

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British PM faces confidence vote after Brexit humiliation

Prime Minister Theresa May will on Wednesday face a confidence vote after MPs overwhelmingly rejected her deal to leave the European Union, leaving Britain with no plan as it hurtles towards Brexit on March 29. May suffered the largest government defeat in modern British history on Tuesday night when the House of Commons rejected by 432 votes to 202 the ...

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Newcastle avoids another upset in FA Cup

Photo: Newcastle United’s Callum Roberts, right, scores a goal during the Emirates FA Cup third round replay soccer match at Ewood Park, Blackburn, Tuesday Jan. 15, 2019. Dhaka, Jan 16 : Newcastle advanced to the fourth round of the FA Cup on Tuesday, though coach Rafa Benitez doesn’t seem too keen on making a deep run in the competition. By ...

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Govt cuts source tax on exports again; RMG exporters to get relief

Dhaka, Jan 16 : The government has once again slashed tax at source to 0.25 percent from the existing 0.60 percent for exporting goods to give some relief mainly to the RMG exporters following the recent hike in the wages of garment workers. The Internal Resources Division has issued a statutory regulatory order (SRO) signed by its Senior Secretary and ...

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Brexit deal is voted down in historic Commons defeat

UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal has been rejected by 230 votes – the largest defeat for a sitting government in history. MPs voted by 432 votes to 202 to reject the deal, which sets out the terms of Britain’s exit from the EU on 29 March. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has now tabled a vote of no confidence ...

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Pregnant Tulip wheeled into parliament for Brexit vot

British MP Tulip Siddiq sits in a wheelchair after the vote on British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal, in London, on January 15, 2019. Photo: Collected Heavily pregnant British Labour MP Tulip Siddiq, a niece of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, was pictured in a wheelchair after she postponed the date of a caesarean section to vote against Theresa ...

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Bangladesh appoints Honorary Consul in Emmeloord

Dhaka, Jan 16 : Bangladesh has appointed an Honorary Consul in Emmeloord with jurisdiction for the provinces of North-Holland and Flevoland of the Netherlands. Bangladesh Ambassador to the Netherlands Sheikh Mohammed Belal on Tuesday handed over the letter of commission to Maarten Verbruggen, newly appointed Honorary Consul of Bangladesh in Emmeloord at a function held at the Embassy of Bangladesh. ...

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Bangladesh’s role in UN Peacekeeping lauded

Dhaka, Jan 16 : UN Under Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix has appreciated and acknowledged Bangladesh’s role in the UN peacekeeping. He was addressing a two-day “Preparatory Conference on Peacekeeping” in The Hague hosted jointly by the Netherlands and Rwanda, said the Bangladesh Embassy in The Hague on Tuesday. The UN Under Secretary General, recalling his visit to ...

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Victorians win low-scoring affairs against Sixers

Right-arm off spinner Mahedi Hasan scalps four wickets conceding 22 runs against Comilla Victorians in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) at the Sylhet International Stadium on Tuesday. Photo: Cpurtesy Sylhet Office : Comilla Victorians earned their third win in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) beating hosts Sylhet Sixers by eight wickets at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Tuesday. The Victorians ...

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