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Mithai opens outlets in Sylhet

Sylhet Office : Mithai, a popular retail chain shop of PRAN Group, has opened its two outlets in Sylhet. Monirul Islam, Deputy General Manager (Marketing) inaugurated the outlets on Tuesday in Shibganj bazar and Ambarkhana point of the city. Different kinds of sweets, shon papri, burger, fried chicken, chicken nugget, chicken shawarma, fried rice, lacchi, coffee and other beverages will ...

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Be humble and honest: PM to BCL leaders

A group of BCL leaders, lead by its new acting president Al-Nahean Khan Joy and new acting general secretary Lekhak Bhattacharjee, met PM Sheikh Hasina at her official residence Ganobhaban on Thursday. Dhaka, Sept 19 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday directed the leaders of Bangladesh Chattra League (BCL) to do politics with honesty and humility for gaining the ...

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Casino raid: 3 cases filed against Jubo League leader Khalid

Jubo League leader Khalid. Photo: Collected Dhaka, Sep 19 : Three cases were filed against Khalid Mahmud Bhuiyan, organising secretary of Dhaka South city unit of Jubo League on Thursday afternoon in connection with the recovery of illegal firearms and drugs from his possession. Deputy Commissioner (Gulshan Division) Sudip Kumar Chatterjee said three cases—one under the Arms Act, another under ...

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Rainwater enough to meet most domestic needs: Experts

4th Rainwater Harvesting Convention held in city Dhaka, Sept 19 : Bangladesh receives on an average 2000 mm rainfall every year and this is adequate to meet most domestic needs, said experts on Thursday. At the 4th Rainwater Harvesting Convention held at a city hotel, they also opined that by collecting rainwater for reuse and recharging fast-depleting groundwater sources, water ...

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Brexit: UK shares confidential documents with EU

Confidential documents that “reflect the ideas the UK has put forward” on Brexit have been shared with the EU, the UK government has said. Ministers will table “formal written solutions when we are ready” and not to an “artificial deadline”, it added. Boris Johnson said he did not want to “exaggerate progress” of negotiations, but some was being made. It ...

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Supreme Court: Ex-PM’s lawyer argues against prorogation

Boris Johnson suspended Parliament to stop MPs “interfering” in Brexit, said the lawyer of former PM Sir John Major. The three-day Supreme Court hearing on whether the decision to prorogue was unlawful has finished its final day. The President of the Supreme Court, Lady Hale, said the judges would announce a decision early next week. The government argues prorogation is ...

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Cameron and the Queen: Palace ‘displeasure’ over comments

David Cameron’s revelation that he sought help from the Queen ahead of the Scottish independence vote in 2014 has caused displeasure at Buckingham Palace, a source has said. The former PM told the BBC he had asked whether the Queen could “raise an eyebrow” about the prospect of Scotland voting for independence. The Queen later said people should “think carefully ...

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Artist addresses Brexit with boats made of bank notes

A University of East London artist is addressing Brexit with an exhibition featuring boats made of bank notes from around the world, adrift on a sea of copper coins. Susan Stockwell’s ‘Trade Winds’ is running from now until 15 October at St Peter’s Church, Castle Hill, Cambridge, (next to Kettles Yard). ‘Trade Winds’ addresses questions that are relevant to today’s Brexit conundrum and ...

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Rohingyas a big burden for Bangladesh: PM

Photo: PID Dhaka, Sept 19 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said Myanmar should take the displaced Rohingyas back as they have emerged as a big burden for Bangladesh. “Rohingyas are a big burden for Bangladesh. Local people of Cox’s Bazar have to face sufferings because of them (Rohingyas)… Myanmar should take their citizens back,” she said. The Prime ...

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Suicide bomb in southern Afghanistan, kills at least 20

Kabul, Sep 19 : A powerful early morning suicide truck bomb devastated a hospital in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, killing as many as 20 people and wounding more than 90 others, an official said. The Taliban, who claimed responsibility for the boming, have carried out nearly daily attacks since peace talks with the United States collapsed earlier this month. Thursday’s ...

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