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President, PM pay homage to Bangabandhu

Photo: President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina offer Fateha after placing wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi, Dhaka on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Dhaka, Aug 15 : President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday led the nation in paying homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh ...

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National Mourning Day being observed

Photo: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Sheikh Rehana and senior Awami League leaders spreading flower petals on the graves of Bangamata Fazilatun Nesa Mujib and other martyrs at Banani Graveyard in Dhaka on Wednesday. Dhaka, Aug 15 : The nation is observing the National Mourning Day on Wednesday with due reverence and solemnity, marking the 43rd anniversary of assassination of Father ...

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Largest portrait of Bangabandhu installed at DU

Dhaka Aug 14 : Bangladesh Charushilpi Sangsad on Tuesday installed a 43-foot high portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Dhaka University’s famous Teacher- Student Center (TSC) paying tribute to the nation’s founder on his 43rd death anniversary. Commerce Minister Tofael Ahmed inaugurated what is said to be the largest ever portrait of Bangabandhu. With Bangladesh ChArushilpi Sangsad president Jamal Ahmed ...

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Cars plunge as highway bridge collapses in Italy; 22 dead

Milan, Aug 14 : A bridge on a main highway linking Italy with France collapsed Tuesday in the Italian port city of Genoa during a sudden, violent storm, sending vehicles plunging 45 meters (nearly 150 feet) into a heap of rubble below. A transport official said at least 22 people were killed and eight injured in the tragedy. A huge ...

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Netherlands providing US$ 12.5 mn grant for safe food in Dhaka

Dhaka, Aug 14 : The Netherlands is providing a grant of USD 12.5 million to implement a project contributing to the development of a safe, sustainable and resilient food system for the Dhaka metropolitan area. The Netherlands embassy in Dhaka and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) signed an agreement in this effect on Tuesday, said a FAO ...

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Taliban storm Afghan army base, kill 17 troops

Kabul, Aug 14 : The spokesman for the Defense Ministry in Kabul says the Taliban have overrun a military base in northern Afghanistan, killing 17 soldiers and wounding at least 19 troops. Ghafor Ahmad Jawed says the insurgents overrun the base late on Monday night in Faryab province, in the district of Ghormach, after besieging it for three days. The ...

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12 Ecuadorean soccer fans killed in post-game bus crash

Lima, Aug 14 : A bus loaded with fans of a soccer team overturned on a highway in Ecuador after a game, killing at least 12 people and injuring 30 others, Ecuadorean police said Monday. The accident happened Sunday afternoon as the Barcelona SC fans were heading back to their home city of Guayaquil following a draw against a team ...

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Malaysia eyes more than 10-fold hike in Singapore water deal

Putrajaya, Aug 14 : Malaysia’s prime minister said Monday he is seeking to hike the price of water sold to neighboring Singapore by more than 10 times as his country searches for ways to pay off massive debts. Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who shot back to power in an electoral upset in May, told The Associated Press that a decades-old ...

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Beijing: Anti-China forces are criticizing Uighur crackdown

Beijing, Aug 14 : China blamed “anti-China forces” on Tuesday for the growing criticism of Beijing’s policies in a far western region where large groups of ethnic Uighurs are being detained in internment camps. Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said anti-China forces had made “false accusations against China for political purposes” after a U.N. human rights committee raised concern over ...

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Car crashes into barriers outside parliament in London

London, Aug 14 : London police say that a car has crashed into barriers outside the Houses of Parliament and that there are a number of injured. Police said that the driver of car, a man, was arrested at scene after the incident which took place at 7:37 a.m. Tuesday in London. No other details were immediately available, but Metropolitan ...

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