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Five reasons behind Bangladesh eve cricket team’s rise

Bangladesh won the ICC Women’s World T20 Qualifier 2018 in the Netherlands earlier this year to seal their spot in the World T20 in the Caribbean starting November 9, and are looking to make a statement there, source ICC.   For Salma Khatun’s side, it’s been a long journey to the Caribbean – literally and cricket-wise. They’re still battling jet ...

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World’s longest cross-sea bridge opens to public traffic

The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao bridge, the world’s longest cross-sea bridge, opened to public traffic at 9 a.m. Wednesday, reports Xinhua.   The bridge connects China’s mainland province of Guangdong with the country’s two special administrative regions, Hong Kong and Macao.  Starting on Wednesday, the customs in Zhuhai, Hong Kong and Macao will offer round-the-clock service for customs clearance to facilitate traffic ...

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BNP vows to continue movement

Photo: BNP senior leaders placing wreaths at BNP founder Ziaur Rahman’s grave. Dhaka, Sept 1 : BNP on Saturday took a fresh vow to continue its movement for ‘ousting’ the current government to ‘restore’ democracy and people’s rights. “We’re taking a pledge on this day of our founding anniversary to continue our struggle to remove the monstrous government, and free ...

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Narail court denies Khaleda’s bail plea

Narail, Jun 5 : A court here on Tuesday denied bail to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in a case filed over her ‘derogatory remarks’ against freedom fighters. Judge Sheikh Abdul Ahad of District and Sessions Judge Court passed the order after hearing the bail petition. Earlier on May 30, Judge Sheikh Abdul Ahad set the date (today) following the petition ...

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Barking Community Forum raise funds for Syria

Emdad Rahman: The Barking Community Forum raised £2,170.39 from the Friday Jumauh prayers which take place at the Hedgecock Community Centre. The funds will go towards the Syria Emergency Appeal for Ghouta.  UK charity Muslim Aid has launched a Syria Emergency Appeal in response to the unfolding catastrophe in Eastern Ghouta, where the death toll and numbers of injured continue to rise. The people ...

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Demo outside London’s Pakistan High Commission demanding justice for war crimes

London: A public demonstration was held outside Pakistan High Commission in Knightsbridge, London on Thursday, 22nd March 2018 by expat Bengalis demanding the trial of 195 Pakistani military officers implicated in committing war crimes during the Bangladesh War of Liberation in 1971. The organisers said that it has been 47 years since the independence of Bangladesh and of one of the bloodiest ...

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Geneva Conference on violent extremism at UN

Geneva, March 22: A Conference titled “Countering Violent Extremism: European Context and the Bangladeshi Diaspora” and its impact & policy options to defend secularism & democracy was held on 22 March at The Palais des Nations, UN, Geneva. The key objective of the Geneva Conference was to uphold secularism to counter violent terrorism and the rise of extremism in the ...

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27 reported missing in Russian mall fire that killed 37

International Desk : A shopping mall fire in a Siberian city killed 37 people and 27 are considered missing, the Russian government said Monday. The fire at the four-story Winter Cherry mall in Kemerovo was extinguished early Monday after burning for hours. State news agency Tass cited the Russian Emergencies Ministry as saying the earlier report of 64 missing included ...

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Significant ash falls near erupting Philippine volcano

A significant amount of ash has fallen on towns near the Philippines’ most active volcano after energetic eruptions of lava from the crater. Mount Mayon in northeastern Albay province has been erupting more than two weeks, and 84,000 people who fled are staying in schools and other crowded shelters. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said one large lava ...

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36 killed as bus plunges into canal in India

Thirty-six people were killed and several were missing after a bus with around 50 passengers crashed through a bridge railing and plunged into a canal in West Bengal’s Murshidabad district on Monday, police said. Eight injured passengers were admitted at the Baharampur Medical College and Hospital. The Malda-bound public transport bus fell off the Nalini Buske bridge into the Gobra ...

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