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Momen, a man of global connections, set to helm Foreign Ministry

Dr AK Abdul Momen. Photo: Collected Sylhet Office : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has picked Prof Dr AK Abdul Momen, a globally well-connected man, as the new Foreign Minister in her cabinet replacing AH Mahmood Ali amid Bangladesh’s growing importance in global arena. Dr Momen, younger brother of outgoing Finance Minister AMA Muhith, was elected MP from Sylhet 1 constituency ...

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Brexit: PM says vote on her deal will ‘definitely’ go ahead

Theresa May has said the Commons vote on her Brexit deal will “definitely” go ahead next week. She told the BBC she was seeking assurances from the EU to address the concerns of MPs, as well as specific measures relating to Northern Ireland. She also said she would look at giving Parliament a greater say in how the UK’s future ...

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Gono Forum: Not taking oath without BNP

However, no definitive decision has been taken regarding what course of action the MP-elects of the Jatiya Oikya Front will take A Gono Forum spokesperson on Sunday said their MP-elects will only take oath if BNP MP-elects also decided take oath as members of the parliament. Following a meeting of the Oikya Front steering committee, Mostofa Mohsin Montu, general secretary ...

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Syed Ashraf’s second janaza held

The namaz-e-janaza was held at the Sholakia Eidgah in Kishoreganj The second namaz-e-janaza of Syed Ashraful Islam, former Awami League general secretary and public administration minister of the previous Cabinet, has been held in Kishoreganj. Supporters and well-wishers numbering in the thousands gathered to pray for the eternal peace of the departed soul. Earlier, the first namaz-e-janaza was held at ...

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Afridi steals Smith-Warner showdown

Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi’s unbeaten 39 off 25 balls lifted Comilla Victorians to four-wicket win over Sylhet Sixers in their opening match of sixth Bangladesh Premier League in Mirpur on Sunday. In a low-scoring encounter, Comilla had to bat till the penultimate ball of the match to reach 130-6 after they restricted Sylhet for 127-8 in their stipulated overs. Afridi, ...

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47-member cabinet finalised, to take oath Monday

Forty-three members of parliament and three individuals will make room in the new cabinet to be formed on Monday after Awami League’s landslide victory in Bangladesh’s 11th Jatiya Sangsad elections. Cabinet secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam on Sunday said there will be 24 ministers, 19 state ministers and three deputy ministers in the cabinet. Among them thirty-one are faces, he said. ...

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Comilla Victorians choose to filed against Sylhet Sixers

Comilla Victorians won the toss and elected to field against Sylhet Sixers in the 3rd match of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) at Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Sunday.   Comilla XI: Steven Smith, Anamul Haque, Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Md Saifuddin, Abu Hider, Md Shahid, Mahedi Hasan, Evin Lewis, Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi  Sylhet XI: David Warner, ...

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Fire kills 5 girls locked in home-based escape room in Poland

Photo: A fire engine stands outside an “Escape Room” game location in Koszalin, northern Poland, on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. A fire broke out at the “Escape Room” game location, killing five teenage girls and injuring a man, authorities said. Poland, Jan 6 : A faulty heating system appeared to have caused a fire at a house in northern Poland ...

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RMG workers block Dhaka-Mymensingh highway in Uttara

Photo: Garment (RMG) workers take position on Dhaka-Mymensingh highway for raise their wage and several other demands on Sunday, Jan 6, 2019. Dhaka, Jan 6 : Hundreds of readymade garment (RMG) workers in Ajampur and Jasimuddin road areas took position on Dhaka-Mymensingh highway calling for a raise in their wage and several other demands. The agitated workers of several garments ...

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6 schoolchildren, bus driver die in road accident in India

A victim of a bus accident is rushed to a hospital at Nahan, India, 05 January 2019. New Delhi, Jan 6 : Six schoolchildren and their bus driver were killed as the vehicle rolled down a gorge on a hilly road in northern India, police said. Another 12 children were hospitalized with injuries after the school bus skidded off the ...

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