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Monthly Archives: January 2019

Meghan makes an ethical statement

It turns out that the Duchess of Sussex is making statements with jewellery like no other royal ever has. According to People magazine, on a visit to Birkenhead last week, Meghan was seen sporting three different jewellery designs, all of whom share contemporary values of sustainability and giving back.   The mum-to-be was seen wearing Bar Jewellery’s bracelet on one ...

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Bangladesh to start T20 World Cup 2020 campaign Oct 19

Bangladesh will start their T20 World Cup 2020 campaign on October 19 next year against Qualifier B at Blundstone Arena, Hobart, Australia. The match will start at Bangladesh time 9:00 am, according to the International Cricket Council (ICC). The ICC on Tuesday revealed the schedule for the upcoming T20 World Cup.The most exciting part of the tournament, Super 12, will ...

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Outgoing Malaysian envoy meets President

Photo: Outgoing Malaysian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Nur Ashikin Binti Mohd Taib meets President Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban on Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019. Dhaka, Jan 29 : Outgoing Malaysian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Nur Ashikin Binti Mohd Taib paid her farewell visit to President Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban on Tuesday. Press secretary to the President Joynal Abedin briefed reporters after ...

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ECNEC approves 2 power distribution projects

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) on Tuesday approved two similar projects to extend power distribution lines in Rangpur and Rajshahi divisions to give some 4.15 lakh new electricity connections involving Taka 2,215.17 crore. ECNEC Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina chaired the meeting held in the NEC Conference Room in Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar area. Briefing the ...

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All-round bowling performance sets up big win for Comilla Victorians

Comilla Victorians exploited the conditions to great effect and then chased down a meager total with little trouble as they climbed to the top of the table. On a day of rain delays and collapses, Victorians didn’t even need the batting services of Evin Lewis, who had made an unbeaten ton on Monday, as they chased 117 with 2.2 overs ...

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Asia Bibi blasphemy acquittal upheld by Pakistan court

Pakistan’s top court has rejected a challenge to the acquittal of a Christian woman on blasphemy charges. The Supreme Court upheld its decision to overturn Asia Bibi’s conviction and death sentence. She was originally convicted in 2010 after being accused of insulting the Prophet Muhammad in a row with her neighbours, and spent eight years on death row. She has ...

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Theresa May will ask the EU to reopen Brexit deal

Theresa May has told MPs she will seek to re-open negotiations with the EU over the Northern Ireland backstop. The PM said she would go back to Brussels to get a “significant and legally binding change” to the controversial proposal, which aims to stop the return of border checks. The EU has said it will not change the legal text ...

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BNP announces rally at Suhrawardy Udyan Feb 8

Major political party BNP has announced that the party will hold a public rally at Suhrawardy Udyan in the capital on February 8. Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, general secretary of BNP, made the announcement while speaking at a press briefing at the party’s Naya Paltan headquarters on Tuesday. The rally will begin at 2:00pm on the day, said Rizvi. The senior ...

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BD wants Myanmar to create safe zone for Rohingyas under supervision of Asean

Special Envoy of Prime Minister and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam Nguyen Quoc Dzung meets Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday, Jan 29. 2019. Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, Jan 29 : Bangladesh has said Myanmar could agree to create a safe zone under the direct supervision of Asean which may generate ...

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4 picked for Bangla Academy Award

Dhaka, Jan 28 : Four personalities have been chosen for the Bangla Academy Sahitya Puroshkar 2018. Director General of Bangla Academy Poet Habibullah Siraji announced the names at a press briefing at the academy on Monday afternoon. The award recipients are Poet Kazi Rosy (Poetry), Mohit Kamal (Literature), Syed Mohammad Shahed (Essay and Research) and Afsan Chowdhury (Literature on Liberation ...

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