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Mother’s Day tribute music video released

Ansar Ahmed Ullah: A new music video, ‘Maa, Amar Mon Valo Nei’ is being released worldwide on Sunday 31 March to coincide with Mother’s Day. The video is being released  in a celebration honouring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. This music video, ‘Maa Maar Man Hai Naine’ was produced in London by Uvision ...

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Efforts underway to extradite Bangabandhu killers

Sylhet Office : Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen said assassins of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman who are fleeing abroad will be brought back to the country. Dr AK Abdul Momen said, “The punishment will be ensured for the fugitives after bringing them back ahead of Bangabandhu’s 100th birth anniversary celebration across the country. On Saturday (March 30), Minister Dr ...

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Flash floods kill at least 35 in Afghanistan

Flash floods caused by heavy rains have killed at least 35 people in Afghanistan, washing away houses and cutting off access to remote villages across parts of the country, officials said Saturday.   Heavy flooding that started early Friday killed at least 12 people in the northern province of Faryab and 10 people in the western province of Herat, said ...

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Bangladesh announces 26 PCRS components for UN peacekeeping operations

It wants to increase number of female peacekeepers State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam speaks at UN headquarters in New York on Friday, March 29, 2019. Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, Mar 30 : Bangladesh has announced 26 PCRS components for the United Nations peacekeeping operations to meet their requirement. State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam made the ...

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Banani fire: Another victim succumbs to injuries, death toll hits 26

Another victim of the fire at FR Tower in Dhaka’s Banani succumbed to his injuries at Combined Military Hospital (CMH) on Saturday morning, raising the death toll from the blaze to 26.   The deceased was identified Hena Mostafa Kamal (41). He was the senior executive of the Heritage Air Express Travel Agency on the 11th floor of the tower.  ...

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North Korea suffering, doesn’t need new sanctions: Trump

US President Donald Trump on Friday reaffirmed that he would stop new sanctions on North Korea, saying the country was suffering and he valued his relationship with its authoritarian leader Kim Jong Un. Trump shed light on his tweet a week ago that took Washington by surprise in which he said he was rolling back sanctions on North Korea that ...

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Thai Election Commission blames software for counting errors

Thailand’s Election Commission said that computer software was partly to blame for inconsistent and delayed vote totals from last Sunday’s general election. During early reporting of the election results, its tabulation software had trouble handling data entered simultaneously from several points and sometimes displayed incorrect numbers, the commission said in a statement Friday as it faced criticism over lack of ...

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Singer Khurshid Alam injured in road accident

Renowned singer Khurshid Alam got injured in a road accident at Dhaka-Rangpur highway in Bogra town on Saturday. The singer got hurt when a truck hit his private car. He is currently undergoing treatment at Bogra Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital,. The crash took place around 3:00 am at Charmatha on the highway when a truck hit his car. ...

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Fire in Gulshan-1 DNCC market doused, 211 shops gutted

A fire that broke out at DNCC Market in Gulshan-1 area of Dhaka city on Saturday has has been completely doused. The fire was extinguished by 9:30am, confirmed Major AKM Shakil Nawaz, Director (Operation and Maintenance) of Fire Service and Civil Defence. After the fire was doused completely, store owners went inside the market to examine the extent of damage ...

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Probe committee formed over DNCC market fire

Fire Service and Civil Defence authorities said a probe committee has been formed over the devastating fire that gutted the Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) market in Gulshan-1. “A five-member committee has been formed over the fire incident at the DNCC market,” said Major AKM Shakil Nawaz, director (Operation and Maintenance) of the fire service. The committee is headed by ...

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