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Decision soon on 9th wage board: Quader

No scope to include electronic media for now Photo: PID Dhaka, June 16 : Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Sunday said the decision on the 9th wage board for journalists will be taken very soon. “The issue remained at the discussion level for a long time. Now, we’ve reached the final stage. Hope, the decision will be ...

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Huge crowds march in Hong Kong, piling pressure on leader

Protesters march on the streets against an extradition bill in Hong Kong on Sunday, June 16, 2019. Photo: AP Hong Kong, Jun 16 (AP/UNB)— Tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents, mostly in black, jammed the city’s streets Sunday in a march protesting the government’s handling of a proposed extradition bill. The crowds, walking slowly and shouting “withdraw” and “resign,” ...

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Damaged oil tanker arrives off UAE coast

Photo: A wooden boat sits on the beach with the Port of Khorfakkan behind it in Khorfakkan, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, June 15, 2019. Dubai, Jun 16 : The Norwegian-owned oil tanker Front Altair, which caught fire after being apparently attacked last week in the Gulf of Oman, has arrived off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. The ship’s ...

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Irate JCD activists protest in front of BNP HQ

They want the age limit to go Photo: The Chhatra Dal activists say they will resume protests on Monday. Dhaka, June 16: A faction of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) leaders demonstrated in front of BNP headquarters on Sunday demanding removal of age limit to join the new committee. Several hundred disgruntled leaders and activists of the recently-dissolved JCD central committee ...

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Beanibazar youths risking life, forsaking law in pursuit of European dream

At least 1,200 people of Sylhet are still waiting in Libya to migrate to Italy, a source said Photo: Refugees and migrants wait to be rescued by members of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, after leaving Libya trying to reach European soil aboard an overcrowded rubber boat, north of Libyan coast, May 6, 2018. Sylhet Office : In recent ...

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Target’s tech trouble clogs stores with long checkout lines

Photo: Customers wait on a long check out line at a Target store in San Francisco on Saturday, June 15, 2019. San Francisco, Jun 16 : A glitch stalled checkout lines at Target stores worldwide Saturday, exasperating shoppers and potentially eating into sales at a prime time for retailers, the day before Father’s Day. The roughly two-hour outage periodically prevented ...

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Fine dining with burgers

From a chicken fry sandwiched between buns to gourmet signature burgers served with hand cut chips, we have surely come a long way when it comes to burgers. A few years back, the trend of messy burger took the Bangladeshi public by storm. However, the trend is shifting towards non-messy, quality burgers. Burger People by Sugarpuffs is one such joint ...

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“Romeo and Juliet” director Franco Zeffirelli dies at 96

Franco Zeffirelli, seen in New York, in this Oct. 31, 1974 : File photo Rome, Jun 16 : Italian director Franco Zeffirelli, who delighted audiences around the world with his romantic vision and extravagant productions, most famously captured in his cinematic “Romeo and Juliet” and the miniseries “Jesus of Nazareth,” died Saturday at 96. While Zeffirelli was most popularly known ...

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Qatar building for 2022 World Cup on Copa America debut

Photo: Qatar’s Hassan Al Haydos speaks during a press conference at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, June 15, 2019. Rio De Janeiro, Jun 16 : For 2022 World Cup host Qatar, every Copa America match will be like a final. Sunday’s clash against Paraguay at the historic Maracana stadium is especially so because it is probably the ...

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5 Bangladeshi teens return after serving jail in India

Benapole, June 16 : Five Bangladeshi teenagers, including a girl, returned home on Saturday night after serving jail in India. They are – Abu Raihan, 16, of Satkhira, Apon, 14, of Jashore, Selim, 15, of Chapainawabganj, Rabbi, 14, of Narail, and Shahaana Khatun, 15 of Jhenaidah. Indian Border Security Force officials handed them over to Border guard Bangladesh (BGB) at ...

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