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Bangladesh wants to end foreign debt

Planning Minister MA Mannan on Monday said Bangladesh is trying to come out of the cycle of debt caused by loans from foreign entities, particularly the World Bank (WB). “When we take loan from WB, the country’s people think we are nothing and WB is the owner of the world – that’s not true. We want to exit from such ...

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Father among 5 charge-sheeted in Sunamganj Tuhin murder case

Sunamganj Correspondent : Police have pressed charges against five persons, including the father of the victim, in sensational Sunamganj Tuhin murder case. Sunamganj Court Inspector Ashek Shuja said Judge Shuvodip Paul of Judicial Magistrate Court accepted the charge sheet. On October 14, the body of a five-year-old boy, Tuhin, with his throat-slit, ears and sex organ-severed, was found hanging from a ...

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Facebook blocks live streaming of PBC news bulletins over Kashmir coverage: Radio Pakistan

Facebook has blocked live streaming of the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation’s (PBC) news bulletins for highlighting Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir, Radio Pakistan reported on Monday. However, temporary arrangements have been made to continue live streaming of Radio Pakistan’s bulletins on YouTube, the report added. In its report, Radio Pakistan has included screenshots of earlier warning messages received from the social-media ...

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Higher body weight may improve cancer survival

There is a good news for obese and overweight people as researchers have found that higher body weight or high body mass index (BMI) could increase the chance of beating certain cancers. Focusing on clinical trials of atezolizumab, a common immunotherapy treatment for non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), the researchers from Flinders University found improved responsiveness to the drug in those ...

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Zonayed Saki, 22 others injured as cops charge baton on protesters

  At least 23 leaders and activists of Left Democratic Alliance (LDA), including chief coordinator of Ganasanghati Andolan Zonayed Saki, were injured as police charged baton on their procession in Matsyabhaban area of the city on Monday. LDA arranged a Black Flag march towards the Prime Minister’s Office protesting the national election of December 30, 2018 terming it a ‘Black ...

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Ex-Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Muazzem Ali passes away

Former Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Syed Muazzem Ali passed away on Monday at the Combined Military Hospital in the capital. He breathed his last around 11:45am, family sources said, adding that he had been suffering from old-age complications. Muazzem Ali, born on July 18, 1944 in Sylhet, had served as the Foreign Secretary of Bangladesh. He joined the Pakistan ...

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Asian Townscape Award-2019 handed over to PM

The Housing and Public Works Ministry handed over the Asian Townscape Awards (ATA) to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday. At the beginning of the regular Cabinet meeting, Housing Minister SM Rezaul Karim handed over the award to the Prime Minister. The Purbachal New Town Project won the ATA 2019. The award was given at a grand programme in Hong ...

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Philippine typhoon death toll rises to 47, 9 still missing

The official death toll from Typhoon Phanfone has risen to 47 and is likely to keep rising as nine more persons are reported missing, the government said on Monday. In its updated report, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said the dead were recorded in four regions in the central Philippines and the northeastern tip of Mindanao ...

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Fresh water ATM booth set to be launched in Ctg on Jan 1

  An ATM booth has been installed in the city’s Khulshi area from which people will be able to collect fresh water from January 1 by punching in their prepaid cards. All the mechanisms of the booth are like an electronic banking outlet – thus the name. But after a customer punches in his or her card, instead of cash ...

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Actress Purnima to perform Umrah

Popular actress Dilara Hanif Purnima is going to perform holy Umrah Hajj for the first time in her life. For the purpose, the actress will leave Bangladesh for Saudi Arabia on Monday. Confirming the news, the actress said: “I am going to Mecca to perform Umrah for the first time. The flight is scheduled to leave Dhaka on Monday afternoon. ...

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