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Uyghur minority being executed

Fatema Miah: Not only Human right being violated, it is the case of an ethnic minority, human being, Uyghur tribe a minority group of people are abused and executed under political oppression by a large demographic progressive nation the todays advanced, worlds super power China. Checking from the consensus report of past decades, the population of Uyghur minority tribe of ...

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JOF to join talks with PM if election-centric agenda fixed: Fakhrul

Sylhet Office : BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday said Jatiya Oikyafront will join the proposed talks with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina if election-centric agenda is fixed.  “We don’t know what will be the agenda of the talks. Our only agenda is to have the election revoked. Jatiya Oikyafront will consider joining the dialogue if election-centric agenda ...

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Health Ministry official suspended on graft allegation

Md Abzal Hossain Dhaka, Jan 14 : An official of the Health Ministry has been suspended over allegation of amassing wealth illegally. The suspended official is Md Abzal Hossain, accounts officer of Directorate General of Health Services (Medical Education). Recently two national dailies  (Bangladesh Pratidin and ProthomAlo) published report on Abzal mentioning that though he is a fourth grade government ...

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Parliament blocking Brexit is more likely than ‘no deal’: May

Parliament blocking Brexit is more likely than ‘no deal’: May Prime Minister Theresa May will say on Monday that lawmakers blocking Brexit is now a more likely outcome than Britain leaving the European Union without a deal. Parliament is deadlocked over how to proceed with Brexit, Britain’s biggest shift in foreign and trade policy in more than 40 years, and ...

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New app gives throat cancer patients their voice back

Vlastimil Gular’s life took an unwelcome turn a year ago: minor surgery on his vocal cords revealed throat cancer, which led to the loss of his larynx and with it, his voice.   But the 51-year-old father of four is still chatting away using his own voice rather than the tinny timbre of a robot, thanks to an innovative app ...

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RMG workers reject pay raise; Protest continues

RMG workers protest: File Photo The readymade garment (RMG) workers have continued their protest on Monday rejecting the latest revised pay structure introduced on Sunday. Thousands of workers from at least 10 factories have continued their protest on Dhaka-Tangail highway since 9:00am this morning. However, industrial police had removed them from the road during initial attempts. The agitated workers were ...

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Storm punishes swath of US with snow, ice and freezing rain

Photo: Traffic moves along Pacific Street near its intersection with 189th Street as snow falls in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. New York, Jan 14 : A winter storm that contributed to at least five deaths in the Midwest pummeled the mid-Atlantic region for a second day Sunday, bringing with it an icy mix that knocked out power, cancelled ...

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Australia set for May election after PM rules out early poll

Canberra, Jan 14 : Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has ruled out calling an early general election, setting the stage for the nation to go to the polls in May. Asked on Monday whether he had changed his mind on the election during his Christmas holidays and would call it for March, the PM answered “no.” “There are no changes ...

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Dhaka-Aricha highway blocked over death rumour of RMG worker

Photo: Garment workers block Dhaka-Aricha highway on Monday, Jan 14, 2019. Savar, Jan 14 : Garment workers blocked Dhaka-Aricha highway for two and a half hours on Monday following a rumour over death of a female garment worker in a road accident. They also vandalised several vehicles, including a vehicle of City Corporation carrying garbage, in Aminbazar Turag area. Witnesses ...

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‘Roma’ tops Critics’ Choice Awards; a tie for Gaga and Close

Photo: Glenn Close, left, and Lady Gaga, winners in a tie for the best actress award, pose in the press room at the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. Santa Monica, Jan 14 : “Roma” is the top winner at the Critics’ Choice Awards, winning best picture, foreign ...

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