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India, Pakistan to clash at neutral Asia Cup venue

The next Asia Cup will be held in Dubai so that arch-rivals India and Pakistan can both take part, Indian cricket chief Sourav Ganguly said. The tournament had been scheduled for Pakistan in September but India had refused to take part unless it was held on neutral territory because of tensions between the two countries. “The Asia Cup will be ...

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Kidney donation: A noble act that can save lives of millions

Bahaul Haque Masum, 55, who had lost the ray of hope to survive having his both kidneys damaged 28 year ago, is still living a healthy life as a kidney donated by his mother made a miracle when he was very close to death. In the early 90s, Masum found his both kidneys damaged at the age of 27 and ...

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Dhaka Bar polls: BNP-backed candidates win president, secretary posts

Candidates for the post of President and General Secretary from Pro-Bangladesh Nationalist Party-Jamaat lawyers’ platform Jatiyatabadi Oikya Panel have swept the elections to the Dhaka Bar Association. BNP supported candidates Md Iqbal Hossain and Hossen Ali Kahan Hasan were elected president and general secretary of the Dhaka Bar respectively. The results show Jatiyatabadi Oikya Panel secured 10 out of 23 ...

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Death toll of Pakistan’s train-bus collision rises to 30: official

Death toll of the collision between a train and a passenger bus in Sukkur district of Pakistan’s southern Sindh province has risen to 30 late Friday night, an official said. Commissioner of Sukkur district Shafiq Ahmed Mahesar told media that the death toll rose after 15 of the injured succumbed to their injuries during treatment at two different hospitals. Several ...

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Six killed as microbus hits tree in Rajshahi

Six persons were killed and three others injured when a microbus plunged into a roadside ditch after hitting a tree at Kadirpur area in Godagari upazila of Rahjshahi on Saturday. The identities of the deceased could not be known yet. Khairul Islam, Officer-in-charge of Godagari police station confirmed the news.

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Shruti Haasan slams body-shaming, admits undergoing plastic surgery

Actress Shruti Haasan recently took to her Instagram page to slam body-shaming while admitting that she had gone under the knife. Having undergone plastic surgery, she says she neither advocates it nor is against it, adding that she chooses to live that way, reports The Statesman. In a long yet brave post, Kamal Haasan’s daughter said: “I’m not one driven ...

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Power-water tariff hike: BNP announces nationwide protest progs

  Describing the government’s move to increase the tariffs of power and water as an ‘anti-people move’, BNP has decided to organise human chain programmes across the country, including the capital, on Monday in protest against it. In the capital, the party will observe the human-chain programme in front of the Jatiya Press Club from 11am 12pm. Besides, BNP postponed ...

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COVID-19 cases rise to 888 in Italy, 21 dead

Photo : A man jogs with face mask in Milan, Italy. The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Italy have increased to 888, including 21 fatalities and 46 recoveries, according to the Ministry of Health on Friday. The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Italy have increased to 888, including 21 fatalities and 46 recoveries, according to the ...

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Nordic countries eye stronger partnership with Bangladesh

Photo : Nordic ambassadors addressing a symposium titled ‘Bangladesh and Nordic Countries: Prognosis for Partnership’ at Six Seasons Hotel in the city. The  ambassadors of three Nordic countries — Denmark, Norway and Sweden — on Saturday promised to have a stronger partnership with Bangladesh with a focus on green growth and increased investment flow to help grow Bangladesh in a ...

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Council set to plant more than 5,000 trees in two years

  The council is on track to plant more than 2,200 trees this year, taking the total number of trees delivered in the past two years to more than 5,000. A total of 2,217 trees are scheduled to be planted across the borough by the end of the current planting season which runs from October to April. They include 690 ...

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