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Sheikh Hasina flies to London Friday morning en route to NY

Dhaka, Sept 20 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves here on Friday morning for London en route to New York on a weeklong official visit to the United States to join the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). She will address the UNGA at the UN Headquarters, as usual in Bangla, on September 27 placing fresh specific ...

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SK Sinha’s book exposed judiciary’s true picture, claims Nazrul

Dhaka, Sept 20 : BNP senior leader Nazrul Islam Khan on Thursday said the contents of former Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha’s book, ‘A Broken Dream: Rule of Law, Human Rights and Democracy’, have exposed that Bangladesh’s judiciary has now no ‘freedom’. “The contents of his (Sinha’s) book went viral on Facebook and other social media platforms. He wrote many ...

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Receiving Smita Patil award validates my choices: Anushka

Actress Anushka Sharma who has received the Smita Patil award for best actor, said it validates the choices that she has made so far in her career.   Addressing the media here at the 34th edition of the Priyadarshini Academy Global Awards 2018 on Wednesday, Anushka said: “It’s a special day for me because I completed 10 years in the ...

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Angelina Jolie to star in thriller ‘The Kept’

Angelina Jolie has been cast as the lead in new revenge thriller The Kept. The film is the big screen adaptation of James Scott’s 2015 novel of the same name, reported Variety.   The story is set in the winter of 1897, where a trio of killers descends upon an isolated farm in upstate New York.   Midwife Elspeth Howell ...

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Police foil left alliance’s attempts to lay seize to EC

Police on Thursday foiled an attempt of the Left Democratic Alliance (LDA) to lay seize to the office of the Election Commission.   The law enforcers put barricade at Sonargaon intersection in the city’s Karwan Bazar area when an LDA procession was marching towards the Election Commission office in the city’s Agargaon area at noon.  As the left activists denied ...

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Trial proceedings to continue in Khaleda’s absence: Court

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. File photo Dhaka, Sept 20 : A court here on Thursday ordered that the trial proceedings in Zia Charitable Trust corruption case will continue at the Old Central Jail in absence of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. Judge Md Akhteruzzaman of Special Judge Court-5 passed the order following a petition submitted by the prosecution. Anti-Corruption Commission lawyer ...

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5 NGOs receive grants under Australia’s direct aid prog

Dhaka, Sept 20 : Five Bangladeshi non-government organizations (NGOs) involved in community development in Bangladesh have received Australian government grants under the Direct Aid Programme (DAP) 2018 -19. Australian High Commissioner in Bangladesh Julia Niblett presented Tk 17,775,362 (AUD 289, 971) to the NGOs in a ceremony at the Australian High Commission on Thursday. Funding selected NGOs to support useful ...

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Russian cosmonauts to conduct spacewalk to investigate leak

A space official says that Russian cosmonauts will venture outside the International Space Station to inspect a section where a mysterious leak has been discovered.   The leak was spotted last month in the Russian Soyuz spacecraft attached to the station. The crew of three Americans, two Russians and a German quickly located and sealed the tiny hole that created ...

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Colombia cocaine production acreage at ‘record level’

Colombian cocaine production hit record levels in 2017, according to newly released UN statistics. The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) says production rose about 31% year on year to some 1,400 tonnes, cultivated on 171,000 hectares.   The agency warned production could harm recent peace-building efforts.   Colombia is the world’s largest producer of cocaine, much of which ...

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Walking for half an hour a day can reduce severity of stroke

People who walk just 35 minutes a day or participate in light to moderate physical activity, such as swimming two to three hours a week, may have less severe strokes than people who are physically inactive. In a new study to determine physical activity, participants were asked after the stroke how much they moved or exercised during leisure time before ...

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