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Taylor Swift literally plays The Man in new video

Taylor Swift plays a man-spreading, cigar smoking, strip-club-going male business executive in the new video for her track, The Man. The song, taken from her seventh studio album Lover, is the first new music released since her departure from Big Machine Records. It takes a swipe at male music executives, following her feud with Big Machine owner Scooter Braun last ...

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Biman to refund Saudi-bound passengers

Biman Bangladesh Airlines will refund to its passengers who, purchased tickets for traveling to Saudi Arabia for performing Umrah or tourism purposes, as the Saudi government has imposed a temporary ban on Umrah pilgrims and tourists to stop the spread of coronavirus in the Kingdom. If the passengers want to travel to Saudi Arabia after withdrawal of the ban, they ...

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UK opens EU trade talks with threat to walk away

Photo: In this photo issued by UK parliament, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, 3rd from right, during the weekly Prime Minister’s Questions at the House of Commons in London, Wednesday Feb. 26, 2020. Britain laid out its opening demands for the upcoming trade talks with the European Union on Thursday, including a blunt threat to walk away from the negotiating table ...

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Death toll rises to 34 in Delhi violence

The death toll in the deadly violence that has rocked parts of Delhi for three days rose to 34 on Thursday. While a brittle quiet settled over parts of riot-hit northeast Delhi on Wednesday, violence was reported from some other places, with shops set ablaze and the body of an Intelligence Bureau (IB) staffer found in a drain in Chand ...

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Don’t’ let mosquitoes eat up votes: PM to Dhaka mayors, councillors-elect

Photo: PID Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday asked the newly-elected mayors and councillors of the two Dhaka cities to pay special attention to check mosquito, particularly Aedes, so that the insect cannot not eat up their votes. “There’s a problem again with dengue. You’ll have to take measures to control mosquito from now. You’ll have to pay attention to ...

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Women’s T20 World Cup: Bangladesh suffer big defeat against Australia

In the second game of the ongoing ICC Women’s World Cup, Bangladesh Women’s team suffered a big defeat by 86 runs against the hosts and defending champions Australia at Perth on Thursday. Australia won on the toss in today’s game and opted to bat first. They posted 189 for one in 20 overs, the highest total of the event so ...

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Khaleda’s bail rejection exposed govt’s ‘vindictive’ policy, says BNP

Party announces countrywide demon for Saturday BNP on Thursday alleged that the High Court order rejecting the bail petition of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in the Zia Charitable Trust corruption case has exposed the government’s ‘vindictive’ policy. The party announced to stage demonstrations across the country, including in the capital, on Saturday protesting the bail rejection by the court. As ...

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ACC launches probe against expelled Jubo Mohila League leader Papiya

The Anti-Corruption Commission has launched enquiry into the allegations of illegal wealth accumulation against expelled Jubo Mohila League leader Shamima Nur Papiya, its chairman Iqbal Mahmud said. “A committee has been formed to look into the allegations of amassing illegal wealth against Shamima Nur Papiya,” he said. Iqbal Mahmud came up with the information at a media briefing at the ...

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Scuffle over stolen mobile phone sets at Soumya’s marriage ceremony

Bangladeshi batsman Soumya Sarkar tied the knot with Priyonti Debnath Puja on Wednesday midnight. The marriage ceremony took place at Khulna Club. His wife, 19-year-old Puja, is the daughter of Gopal Debnath hailing from Tutpara in Khulna. Puja completed her ‘O’ level examination this year from an English medium school in the capital.The happy occasion was disrupted by a scuffle ...

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Sugary drinks may be linked to lipid imbalance

Consuming sugary drinks may be linked to lipid imbalance, which increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), according to a new study. The study, published in Journal of the American Heart Association, said consuming 12 ounces of sugary drinks more than once a day was linked to lower high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and higher triglycerides in the middle-aged and older ...

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