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Aishwarya Rai to go bad in Mani Ratnam’s film, to play a power-hungry woman

Bollywood actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has reportedly zeroed in on her next project and it is none other than Mani Ratnam who will direct the upcoming film. Interestingly, Aishwarya is likely to play a negative character in the period drama that will be based on the historical Tamil novel by Kalki, Ponniyin Selvan. She has earlier played a negative role ...

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Police: 4 combatants, 1 civilian killed in Kashmir fighting

Photo: An Indian paramilitary soldier fires tear gas shells on Kashmiri protesters during a clash in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. Srinagar, May 16 : Three rebels, an army soldier and a civilian were killed early Thursday during a gunbattle in disputed Kashmir that triggered anti-India protests and clashes, officials and residents said. The gunbattle broke out ...

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Report in graft case against former Chief Justice Sinha on July 1

A Dhaka court on Thursday set July 1 for submitting probe report in the case lodged against former Chief Justice (CJ) Surendra Kumar Sinha for allegedly demanding bribe. Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Satyabrata Shikder set the new date as investigation officer in the case and director of Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Syed Iqbal Hossain failed to submit the report today. Bangladesh National ...

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Mother, newlyweds among 6 killed after Alaska planes crash

Photo: Randy Sullivan poses for a photo in Ketchikan, Alaska. Anchorage, May 16 : A newly married couple, a pilot who used his family’s savings to buy his own plane, a devoted family man from Australia and an office manager at an insurance company with a vivacious personality and a heart of gold were among the six victims in this ...

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Huawei hit by US export controls, potential import ban

Photo: A logo of Huawei is displayed at a shop in Shenzhen, China’s Guangdong province. In a fateful swipe at telecommunications giant Huawei, the Trump administration issued an executive order Wednesday apparently aimed at banning its equipment from U.S. networks and said it was subjecting the Chinese company to strict export controls. Huawei would be the largest business ever subjected ...

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Venezuelan government, opposition to talk in Norway

Photo: Protester Andres Miguel Harris, who was born in Venezuela, protests with other outside the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Caracas,  May 16 : Representatives of the Venezuelan government and opposition traveled to Norway for talks on resolving the crisis in the South American country, officials said Wednesday, opening a new chapter in a political stalemate after ...

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Poet Henry Swapon gets bail in Digital Security Act case

Barishal, May 16 : A court here on Thursday granted bail to poet Henry Swapon in a case filed under the Digital Security Act. Barishal Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Shamim Ahmed granted the bail after hearing a petition filed by him. Police arrested Swapon from his residence in the city on Tuesday for hurting religious sentiments. The father of a catholic ...

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Another Boeing added to Biman fleet

Dhaka, May 16 : A Boeing 737-800 aircraft was added to the fleet of Biman Bangladesh Airlines on Thursday. The aircraft, brought on lease from Kuwait’s Alfaco arrived at Dhaka airport around 3:25am, said Biman General Manager (Public Relations) Shakil Meraj. With the latest addition, the number of aircraft in Biman fleet reached 16. Next month, a sixth Boeing 737-800 ...

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Bangladesh’s winning streak in Tri-Nation Series continues

Tigers beat Ireland by six wickets Dhaka, May 15 : Riding on the excellent bowling by Abu Jayed Rahi and confident batting by top order batsmen, Bangladesh beat hosts Ireland comprehensively by six wickets in the last group match at the Castle Avenue, Dublin on Wednesday to play the Tri-Nation Series final with an unbeaten record. Bangladesh, which finished top ...

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Quader returns home from Singapore after 72 days

Road Transport and Bridges Minister and Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader talks to reporters at the airport on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, May 15 : Road Transport and Bridges Minister and Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Wednesday afternoon returned home after receiving medical treatment in Singapore for over two months. A flight of Biman ...

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