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Sylhet travel agency owner, aide remanded

Sylhet Office : A court here on Thursday (May 30) placed Yahiya Travels proprietor Enamul Huq and his associate Razzaq on five-day remand each in a case over human trafficking. Sylhet Judicial Magistrate Laila Meher Banu issued the order, at noon. Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Economy Crime Squad Inspector Shahidul Islam, also investigation officer of the case, sought 10-day remand ...

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University tuition fees ‘should be cut to £7,500’

University tuition fees in England should be cut to £7,500, according to a review which also says student loan repayments should continue for up to 40 rather than 30 years. The government-commissioned review calls for better funding for students in vocational education. Maintenance grants to support poorer students, scrapped in 2016, should also be reinstated, it says. “I believe it ...

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Miss India contest: Why do all the finalists ‘look the same’?

It is the contest that kick-started Bollywood superstar Priyanka Chopra’s career, so it is unsurprising that this year’s Miss India finalists have such wide smiles in their publicity shots. After all, this is a competition with the power to change lives. But instead of being able to enjoy their success, they have found themselves at the centre of a storm ...

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Govt to export 10-15 lakh tonnes rice: Minister

Photo: Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzaque speaks at a press conference on the government steps over the market price of paddy at his ministry’s auditorium on Thursday, May 30, 2019. Dhaka, May 30 : Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzaque on Thursday said the government has decided to export 10 to 15 tonnes of rice, aiming to save famers from losses. ...

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South Africa bowl first in opening World Cup game against England

South African captain Faf du Plessis wins the toss against England. Photo: Collected Dhaka, May 30 : South African captain Faf du Plessis on Thursday won the toss against England and decided to bowl at the Kennington Oval, London, in the first match of the ICC Men’s World Cup 2019 in England and Wales. The marquee tournament of cricket’s supremacy ...

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Nusrat murder case transferred to Women Repression Prevention Tribunal

Nusrat Jahan Rafi. File photo Feni, May 30 : The case over the murder of Feni Madrasa girl Nusrat Jahan Rafi has been transferred to Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal. Senior Judicial Magistrate Jakir Hossain passed the order on Thursday morning and fixed June 10 for next hearing. Sonagazi Islamia Senior Fazil Madrasa Principal Sirajuddoula and 15 other accused, ...

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Final decision on 9th wage board in June: Quader

Photo: Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader at a meeting of the cabinet committee at the auditorium of Information Ministry on Thursday. Dhaka, May 30 : The final decision on the 9th wage board for journalists will be taken next month, said Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Thursday. The decision was taken at a meeting of ...

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Man booked for obscene post on Urmila Matondkar

A 57-year-old man has been booked for allegedly posting a derogatory matter on actress Urmila Matondkar on social media, police said. Vishrambaug police registered a complaint against Dhananjay Kudtarkar, a resident of Pune in Maharashtra, after an MNS officer-bearer flagged the post.”The suspect using his social media account put a derogatory post against actress Urmila (Matondkar) and made sexually coloured ...

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Dhaka proposes new platform for Ulema to counter extremism, terrorism

Support of OIC member states sought in resolving Rohingya crisis Photo: Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen speaks on cooperation for faster development on Thursday, May 30, 2019. Dhaka, May 30 : Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Thursday emphasized that the Muslim nations should be able to resolve their own issues within Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and ...

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Asian markets slump over slowdown fears

Asian markets largely fell Thursday as Beijing ratcheted up its rhetoric against Washington, fanning investor anxiety over the US-China trade war and a potential global economic slowdown. With no date set for tariff talks to resume in the US-China trade war, and Beijing accusing Washington of “naked economic terrorism” on Thursday in its handling of the dispute, investors appeared resigned ...

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