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Indictment hearing in Khaleda’s religious incitement case Jan 2

A Dhaka court set January 2 to hold hearing on charge framing in a case lodged against BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia over allegedly making religious inciting comment and trying to create conflict among people of different classes. Today was fixed for holding hearing on the matter, but Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Asaduzzaman Nur reset the date, allowing a time plea ...

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Forum for Secular Bangladesh, Finland Committee formed

At a meeting in Finland’s capital Helsinki’s Vapaa-ajattelijat (Free Thinkers Association) office on 30 November, a convening committee of the International Forum for Secular Bangladesh (Nirmul Committee) was formed. Leaders of several Finnish secular organisations were present at the event alongside members of Finnish Bengali diaspora. Moderated by Dr Mojibur Doftori, the event was attended by All European Forum for Secular Bangladesh’s ...

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SA games: Dipu bags first gold for Bangladesh

Photo: Collected Dipu Chakma secured the first gold medal for the country in the ongoing 13th South Asian Games as he won the taekwondo poomsae event 29-plus-year category at Satdobato in Lalitpur of Nepal on Monday. Dipu, hailing from Rangamati, scored 16.24 points, beating opponents from Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan and Nepal to bag the gold medal.

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White House: Trump ‘will not participate in impeachment hearing’

The White House has said US President Donald Trump and his lawyers will not attend an impeachment hearing in the House of Representatives on Wednesday. Trump could not be expected to participate “fairly”, White House counsel Pat Cipollone said in a letter to the House Judiciary Committee. Last week, Chairman Jerrold Nadler said  Trump could either attend or “stop complaining ...

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Have to fix the sickness of society: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the government will continue its drive against corruption, terrorism, militancy and drugs to eliminate these social menaces from the country as those are the results of 29 years of Zia, Ershad and Khaleda’s misrule. “Our drive is on…our drive against terrorism, militancy, drugs and corruption will continue,” she said. The Prime Minister said this ...

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Bridge without approach road lying unused for 22 yrs

Moulvibazar Correspondent : A bridge constructed over a canal at Bhukshimoil union in Kulaura upazila has been lying unused for long 22 years as there is approach road on both sides of it. Local people said the 10-metre long bridge was constructed in 1997 under the Bridge and Culvert Project of Local Government and Engineering Department (LGED) spending Tk 5 ...

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15 dead in India’s Tamil Nadu rain, schools closed in Chennai, other towns

Heavy rain is likely to continue to hammer parts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry today (Monday) after normal life was hit in several districts in the two southern states over the last few days. Fifteen people have died after a wall collapsed in a village this morning in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore district amid heavy rain. Rescue operations are on to ...

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Technology to keep lights on could help prevent wildfires

B. Don Russell wasn’t thinking about preventing a wildfire when he developed a tool to detect power line problems before blackouts and bigger disasters. The electrical engineering professor at Texas A&M University figured he might save a life if his creation could prevent someone from being electrocuted by a downed live wire. But fire prevention may be his product’s biggest ...

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England dismissed for 476 on day 4, 2nd test vs New Zealand

Joe Root completed his third test double century and was out for 226 as England built a 101-run first-innings lead over New Zealand on the fourth day of the second test. Root shared a 193-run sixth wicket partnership with Ollie Pope, who also fell during Monday’s second session for 75. England was finally dismissed just before the scheduled tea break ...

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Transport owners in trouble as petrol pump owners’ strike enters 2nd day

Petrol pump owners and workers continued their strike for the second consecutive day on Monday in Rajshahi, Rangpur and Khulna divisions to press home their 15-point demand. The suspension of fuel oil supply in the divisions caused trouble to the transport owners and passengers. Transport owners said vehicular movement was not disrupted on Sunday as they used reserved fuel but ...

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