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Tigers’ World Cup qualifier against Afghanistan being shifted to Sylhet

The venue of the FIFA World Cup and Asia Cup Qualifier between hosts Bangladesh and Afghanistan billed for March 26 is likely to be shifted to Sylhet from Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka for the Independence Day programmes. The BFF is going to select Sylhet District Stadium as an alternative venue for the FIFA & AFC Qualifier as a lot ...

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5 killed in commuter plane crash in Alaska: Troopers

Five people were killed in a small commuter plane crash in southwest Alaska on Thursday, Alaska State Troopers said. The pilot and four passengers on a Yute Air flight were killed, Troopers spokesman Tim DeSpain said in an email to The Associated Press. Names have not been released, and troopers were attempting to notify next of kin, he said.The commuter ...

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Vermont’s Republican governor: Trump shouldn’t be in office

Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott, speaking on Thursday Feb. 6, 2020 at the Statehouse in Montpelier, Vt., said he thought President Donald Trump abused his power and he doesn’t think the president should be in office. Scott also praised Utah Sen. Mitt Romney, the only Republican to break ranks with his party and vote to convict Trump. Scott has been ...

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Dhaka seeks European Parliament’s role to help Rohingya repatriation

Human rights, trade issues discussed in Brussels State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam has urged the European Parliament to remain seized with the Rohingya issue through its various monitoring mechanisms and tools towards facilitating the safe, dignified and voluntary return of the Rohingyas to Myanmar. On the second day of his visit to Brussels, State Minister Alam had ...

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Coronavirus death toll reaches 636, infects over 31,400 people globally

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 31,400 people globally. The latest figures reported by health authorities as of Friday in Beijing: — China: 636 deaths and 31,161 confirmed cases on the mainland. In addition, Hong Kong has had 22  cases, including one death. Macao has had 10 cases. Most of the deaths have been in ...

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Tauquir Ahmed to star as Suhrawardy in Bangabandhu Biopic

Noted actor and director Tauquir Ahmed is set to star role as Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy in the biopic based on the life and works of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The actor confirmed this while talking to a correspondent of a Bangla news portal. The feature film is being produced in Bangladesh-India joint venture initiative. Renowned Indian director Shyam Benegal was ...

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Chinese doctor who sounded the alarm about the virus dies

A Chinese doctor who got in trouble with authorities in the communist country for sounding an early warning about the coronavirus outbreak died Friday after coming down with the illness. The Wuhan Central Hospital said on its social media account that Dr. Li Wenliang, a 34-year-old ophthalmologist, was “unfortunately infected during the fight against the pneumonia epidemic of the new ...

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Expatriate killed in Sylhet road crash

Faruk Uddin Sylhet Office : A Saudi expatriate was killed in a road crash in Abdullahpur area of Beanibazar upazila on Sylhet-Beanibazar road on Thursday night. The deceased was identified as Faruk Uddin, 40, son of Mojnu Mia of Mewa village of the upazila. Officer-in-charge of Beanibazar Police Station Aboni Sankar Kar the accident occurred around 8 pm when an ...

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Suspended DIG prisons Bazlur Rashid denied bail in graft case

A Dhaka court on Thursday denied bail to suspended Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Prisons Bazlur Rashid in a case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). Dhaka Metropolitan and Session’s Judge KM Imrul Kayes passed the order after hearing a bail petition. The court also fixed March 12 for the next hearing of the case as ACC deputy director Nasiur ...

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Chhatra League activist killed in factional clash in Sylhet

Ovishek Dey Sylhet Office : An activist of Bangladesh Chhatra League was hacked to death when two factions clashed over establishing supremacy in Tilagor area of Sylhet on Thursday night. The deceased was identified as Ovishek Dey, an activist of MC College BCL unit. Sub-inspector Omar Faruque, in-charge of Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College police outpost, confirmed this to media ...

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