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India keen to enhance cooperation in energy sector: Jaishankar

PM receives Modi’s invitation letter Indian External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar meets Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence Ganobhaban. Photo: PID Dhaka, Aug 20 : Indian External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar on Tuesday expressed their interest in enhancing cooperation in energy sector, especially in hydroelectricity projects, to meet the growing demand of energy in the two ...

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Ecnec clears 12 projects involving Tk 3,470 cr

An Ecnec meeting held at NEC conference room with Ecnec Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. Photo: PID Dhaka, Aug 20 : The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday approved 12 projects involving an overall estimated cost of Tk 3,470 crore. The approval came from an Ecnec meeting held at NEC conference room ...

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Cumilla murder case: Khaleda’s bail extended for one year

File photo Dhaka, Aug 20 : The High Court on Tuesday extended the bail of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia for one more year in a murder case filed in Cumilla in 2015. A bench of Justice AKM Asaduzzaman and Justice SM Mozibur Rahman passed the order after hearing on an appeal filed by Khaleda’s lawyers seeking extension of her bail. ...

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Boris Johnson orders action to stop measles spread

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is ordering urgent action to ensure that children and young people in Britain are protected against measles. The disease can be stopped through two doses of the MMR vaccine, but immunisation rates have been falling for a number of reasons. And the UK has lost its measles-free status, three years after the virus was eliminated in ...

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We are ready to share water of common rivers: Dr S Jaishankar

Visiting Indian External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar on Tuesday said “Bangladesh and India have 54 common rivers. We have a position on Teesta. We have a commitment on that position. There is no change…..” He made the remarks while briefing reporters after a bilateral meeting with his Bangladesh counterpart Dr AK Abdul Momen at state guesthouse Jamuna in the ...

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Afghanistan’s squad against Bangladesh announced

Afghanistan have made wholesale changes to their Test squad for their one-off game against Bangladesh. The selectors have dropped five players from the squad that was picked to face Ireland earlier this year in a one-off Test, including the suspended Mohammad Shahzad, and have replaced them with six names. Shapoor Zadran, the tall left-arm seamer, who was once a vital ...

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Music composer Khayyam passes away

Dhaka, Aug 20 : Music composer Khayyam passed away in Mumbai on Monday due to a cardiac arrest. Spokesperson of Khayyam Trust Pritam Sharma said in a statement, “Veteran music composer Khayyam Saab is no more. He breathed his last at Sujoy Hospital, Juhu, Mumbai at 9:30 PM on 19/08/2019. He was admitted there since last few days for age ...

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Die-hard Hong Kong protesters defend tactics as unity cracks

Photo: A 33-year-old self-described “front line” protester, adjusts his gas mask stands along with other demonstrators in Tai Po, on Hong Kong’s outskirts. Hong Kong,  Aug 20 : On a recent sweltering Saturday, a day now reserved for protest in Hong Kong, a demonstrator named Wayne stepped past a row of plastic barricades, lifted a pair of binoculars and squinted. ...

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Konkona Sen Sharma to direct a web series

Konkona Sen Sharma is set to make her digital directorial debut with a series based on the life of Arati Das, better known as Miss Shefali. Chronicling the life of a young Bengali girl who ruled as the ‘Queen of Cabaret’ in Kolkata, the Zee Studio-produced series will also mirror politics of West Bengal in the ’60s and ’70s through ...

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India’s 2nd Moon Mission enters lunar orbit

New Delhi, Aug 20 : India’s second Moon Mission, or Chandrayaan-2, successfully entered into the Moon’s Orbit on Tuesday, confirmed the country’s space agency, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). This is said to be the biggest milestone achieved by Chandrayaan-2 so far. Launched on July 22, it’s lander named “Vikram” will attempt to make a soft-landing on the Lunar ...

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