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Prime Minister for more translations of Bangla literature

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday stressed the need for more translations of Bangla literature as her government wants to spread it across the world. “We want to spread our art, literature and culture not only across our country but also to the international stage by improving those further,” she said while inaugurating the month-long Amar Ekushey Book Fair 2020 ...

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3,450 metre of Padma Bridge visible as 23rd span installed

The 23rd span of the much-awaited Padma Multipurpose Bridge was installed on Sunday at Jajira point, making over 3.30km out of total 6.15km of the main structure of the bridge visible. ‘The 23rd span among the total 41 was placed between the 31 and the 32 pillars at the Jajira point of the bridge on Sunday noon, said Dewan Abdul ...

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Stone quarry worker killed in Sylhet landslide

Sylhet Office : A stone quarry worker was killed and two others were injured in a landslide at Bholaganj in Companiganj upazila on Sunday. The deceased was identified as Rubel Mia, 24, son of Farid Mia of Khaliajuri in Netrakona district. A chunk of mud fell on some workers while working at a stone quarry at Kalairag around 11 am, ...

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Philippines reports 1st coronavirus death outside of China

The Philippines has reported the first death related to a new virus outside of China. The Department of Health says a 44-year-old Chinese man from Wuhan was admitted on Jan. 25 after experiencing fever, cough, and sore throat. He developed severe pneumonia, and in his last few days, “the patient was stable and showed signs of improvement, however, the condition ...

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Hartal came and gone ‘with no impact’

  Hartal, a long-missing word in Bangladesh politics, has hit headlines again when BNP called a dawn-to-dusk shutdown for Sunday after five years, rejecting the results of the elections to the two Dhaka city corporations. Despite staging a comeback after a long time, the hartal enforced by a major political party had little impact on the everyday life of the ...

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Kareena-Sara together at last

Kareena Kapoor Khan has already shot episodes of her radio show What Women Want with her husband Saif Ali Khan, mother in law Sharmila Tagore, and step-daughter Sara Ali Khan’s erstwhile boyfriend Kartik Aaryan. The Good News actress has also recently recorded a conversation with Sara and filmed it for a digital platform as well. This is the first time ...

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President visits ailing Obaidul Quader

President M Abdul Hamid visited Road Transport and Bridges Minister and Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) hospital on Sunday evening. The President along with his spouse Rashida Khanam, went to the hospital at about 8:37 pm and spent 15 minutes beside him, President’s Press Secretary Joynal Abedin said. The head of ...

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Brexit: Britain ‘will not be aligning with EU rules’ – Raab

Britain will “not be aligning with EU rules” in any post-Brexit trade deal, the foreign secretary has said. Dominic Raab argued agreeing to stick strongly with EU regulations would “defeat the point of Brexit”. But Irish PM Leo Varadkar said the UK needed to commit to a level playing field to get a free trade deal. Talks to negotiate a ...

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Streatham: Man shot dead by police after stabbings in London

A man has been shot dead by officers in a “terrorist-related” incident in south London, the Met Police have said. It is believed two people have been injured in stabbings on Streatham High Road. Gun shots were heard just after 14:00 GMT on Sunday. Police later said the scene had been “fully contained”. Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted that his ...

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Tower Hamlets celebrates LGBT History Month

February is officially LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) History Month and Tower Hamlets will be celebrating with a number of exciting free events for people of all ages and backgrounds. The celebrations are funded by Tower Hamlets Council and kick off at a launch event at The Reach Community Hub, Poplar on Wednesday 5 February, 6 – 9pm. The ...

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