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May to press Rouhani to free jailed UK-Iranian woman

British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in New York Tuesday, where she will press him to release a British-Iranian women imprisoned in Tehran, a senior government official told reporters. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who works for the Thomson Reuters Foundation — the media organisation’s philanthropic arm — was arrested at Tehran airport on April 3, 2016.  She ...

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Six killed in Kashmir, days after India cancels Pakistan talks

An Indian soldier and five suspected militants have died in fighting in Kashmir, the army said Monday, just days after high-level talks with Pakistan were cancelled over tensions in the disputed territory.   Colonel Rajesh Kalia said two suspected rebels died Sunday when the army detected a group trying to cross the de facto border dividing Kashmir into Indian and ...

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Sylhet city BNP secretary Ali Ahmed lands in jail

Sylhet Office : A Sylhet court on Tuesday sent a local BNP leader to jail after rejecting his bail plea in a case filed over creating hindrance to police. The leader is BNP city unit general secretary Ali Ahmed. Judge Mofizul Islam Bhuiyan of Sylhet Metropolitan and Sessional Court handed down the verdict in the noon. Earlier on July 21, ...

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Govt wants free, fair, participatory national polls: PM Sheikh Hasina

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the government wants the next general elections be held in a free and fair manner and all political parties to join it. The prime minister made the remarks when UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Jeremy Hunt called on her in the bilateral meeting room at the UN headquarters in ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina for more private sector investment in education sector

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has stressed the need for more private sector investment in the development of education sector saying that traditional aid will not be enough to fill the gaps in education financing. “Traditional aid will not be enough to fill the gaps in education financing. We must engage with the private sector,” she told the High-level Event on ...

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ACC probing graft charges against SK Sinha

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Chairman Iqbal Mahmood on Monday said that an investigation into a graft allegation against former Chief Justice SK Sinha is going on, but no proof has been found yet.   The watchdog does not take legal action without any conclusive evidence of corruption, he said while replying to a query from reporters at the ACC headquarters in the ...

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‘India plans waterway freight corridor via Bangladesh to NE states’

India is working on a plan to set up a waterway freight corridor to connect its mainland with the northeastern (NE) states via Bangladesh involving Rs 5,000 crore, says an Indian government official.   The move would substantially reduce the time taken to transport goods to the eight northeastern states and costs, reports The Economic Times from New Delhi on ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina to open Rohingyas’s shifting to Bhasanchar on Oct 4

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the Bhasanchar Island project on October 4 to relocate Rohingyas, said Disaster Management and Relief Ministry official.   Confirming the matter, Mohammad Habibul Kabir Chowdhury, Additional Secretary to the Disaster Management and Relief Ministry on Monday said that a total of 1 lakh Rohingyas will be transferred to the island on completion of the ...

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Shillong court to deliver Salahuddin verdict on September 28

A Shillong court, in Indian state of Meghalaya, will deliver its verdict on BNP leader Salahuddin Ahmed on 28 September (Friday), who has been charged with illegally entering the Indian territory.   The court of the first class judicial magistrate DG Kharshiing on August 13 (Monday) reserved the order after ending of the proceedings.  Salahuddin Ahmed, the former PM Khaleda ...

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Ronaldo turns to Juventus challenge after FIFA best player snub

Cristiano Ronaldo turns his focus back to Juventus’s quest for a treble this season on Wednesday after losing out in the FIFA’s best player of the year award.   Five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo skipped the awards ceremony in London on Monday as his former Real Madrid teammate Luka Modric beat him for the award.  The 33-year-old Portuguese star also ...

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