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Big music fest abruptly ended over security, fraud suspicion

Photo: Cardi B performs at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. Brussels, Jun 30 : A music festival in Belgium featuring major stars like rapper Cardi B came to a chaotic end before it had even started. Security concerns were ostensibly the reason behind the cancellation of the VestiVille festival in Belgium on Friday, though local officials ...

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At least 4 killed in shooting at bar in Rio de Janeiro state

Rio De Janeiro, Jun 30 : Firefighters say at least four people were killed and one wounded at a bar in the city of Belford Roxo in Rio de Janeiro state amid reports that a group of men had opened fire there with guns. The fire department’s press office said that an unknown number of people were taken to hospitals ...

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Chader Kona to get govt job

Mahbuba Hoque Chader Kona, a woman with walking disabilities, is going to get a government job as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Special Assistant Biplab Barua promised to give it to her on Saturday. Mentioning that the prime minister is aware of her (Kona’s) demand, Biplab Barua said suitable government job will arranged for Kona. Chander Kona, a woman from Sirajganj ...

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Sport has a strong unifying power: Speakers

Art can be a great tool to raise awareness on social issues, they say Photo: Courtesy Bangkok, June 30 : Speakers at a  panel discussion here have suggested harnessing the strong unifying power of sports for community building and empowerment. They said nobody can plan a major sporting event without thinking about the aftereffects of the event. An estimated seven ...

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Dutch beat Italy 2-0 to make 1st Women’s World Cup semifinal

Photo : Netherlands’ players celebrate their victory after the Women’s World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Italy and the Netherlands, at the Stade du Hainaut stadium in Valenciennes, France, Saturday, June 29, 2019. Valenciennes, June 29 : The Oranje procession will roll into a Women’s World Cup semifinal for the first time. The parade of fans, covered head to toe ...

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Pakistan beat Afghanistan by three wickets in Cricket World Cup thriller

Leeds, June 29 : Pakistan avoided a huge shock to keep their chances of reaching the semi-finals of the Cricket World Cup alive with a nervy three-wicket win over Afghanistan in Leeds on Saturday. Afghanistan looked on course for their first victory of the tournament as Pakistan fell to 156-6 chasing a total of 228, but 49 not out from ...

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Padma Bridge’s 14th span installed

  Munshiganj, June 29 : The 14th span of the much-hyped Padma Bridge was installed on Saturday afternoon making 2,100 metres of the mega structure visible. The ‘3-C’ span was set up on pillars 15 and 16, said an engineer of Padma Bridge Project. Earlier, the 150-meter long span, weighing 3,140 tonnes, was taken near the pillar by a floating ...

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BNP decides to intensify movement seeking Khaleda’s release

Khaleda Zia. File photo Dhaka, Jun 29 : BNP on Saturday decided take a series of action programmes to intensify its movement for ensuring the release of Khaleda Zia from jail. The decision was taken at a meeting of BNP standing committee members at its chairperson’s Gulshan office. Briefing reporters after the meeting, party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir ...

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Parliament passes Finance Bill with changes in some proposals

File photo: Courtesy Dhaka, June 29 : Parliament on Saturday passed the Finance Bill 2019 with some changes in the proposals over the capital market, VAT and handloom industry. For the first time in Bangladesh’s history, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina moved the Bill following a request from Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal. The finance minister made the request as he ...

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Power sector will need 1,000 engineers in next 5yrs: Nasrul Hamid

State Minister for Power Nasrul Hamid speaks at the concluding session of the two-day Brac University National Career Fair-2019 at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in Dhaka on Friday, Jun 28, 2019. Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, Jun 29 : State Minister for Power Nasrul Hamid has said that Bangladesh’s power sector will require some 1,000 engineers in the next five years. The ...

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