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Sylhet BNP’s silence, inactivity makes activists hopeless

After being failed in the previous anti-government movement, opposition BNP is seemed to be almost silent and inactive in the party programmes, which have made the party activists hopeless. Party-insiders said serious discontent is also prevailing among the party leaders and workers across the Sylhet City and district due to inaction, poor performance and controversial activities of some top leaders. ...

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Kim Sears is now ‘Mrs. Murray’ post marriage to Andy

Kim Sears has changed her name after marrying long-time beau Andy Murray in April, and will now be known as Mrs. Kim Murray. The 27-year-old wife of the tennis ace was seen for first time in public since the nuptials, wearing her official badge at the French Open tennis tournament, the Mirror reported. Clad in a floral printed blouse, and ...

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Diego attacks Sepp

Argentina legend Diego Maradona has attacked world football chief Sepp Blatter, calling the 79-year-old Swiss “a dictator” and claiming his bid for a fifth term as FIFA president is “an absurdity”. Maradona’s scathing personal attack in The Daily Telegraph comes days before Blatter seeks an unprecedented fifth term at the helm of football’s governing body. Blatter is in a two ...

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Sabina 7 sinks STAR

Bangladesh women footballer Sabina Khatun kicked her FAM National Women’s Championship campaign in style as the ace striker netted seven goals in her first game with the Maldives National Defense Force yesterday. Riding on Sabina’s goal galore, Dhivehi Sifainge Club, an outfit of Maldives National Defense Force, crushed Society for Thundi Advancement & Recreation (STAR) by 10-0. The other Bangladeshi ...

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Cook relaxed over England cricket coach ‘limbo’

London  : England captain Alastair Cook said the ongoing uncertainty over the identity of the team’s next permanent coach would not bother him so long as his side kept winning. As reports emerged on Monday that Australia’s Trevor Bayliss had emerged as the front-runner to replace the sacked Peter Moores as England coach rather than compatriot Jason Gillespie, the long-time ...

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Long list for HP programme

Sports Reporter : Dominated by a bulk of promising cricketers, a 22-member High Performance (HP) squad was announced yesterday in Mirpur. Beside the main squad, a list of players was also revealed under an ‘elite programme’ which will deal with pace bowling, batting, wicketkeeping and spin bowling. The newly-designed HP programme will begin its journey in a bid to keep the players ...

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Pakistan cricketer Raza banned for 2yrs for doping

Pakistan spin bowler Raza Hasan has been banned for two years after failing a doping test, the country’s cricket board said. The 22-year-old left-armer returned an “adverse analytical finding” from a urine sample taken during a domestic tournament in January, the Pakistan Cricket Board said in a statement. The board declined to name the substance. Raza, who has played one ...

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Air France flight to New York subject of anonymous threat

A pair of US fighter jets has escorted an Air France airliner bound for New York City after the flight was the subject of an anonymous threat. US officials said they had received a call claiming that there was a “chemical weapons threat” aboard the plane. Air France Flight 22, from Paris, was searched after landing in a secure area ...

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Chinese navy to focus on ‘open seas’, paper says

China is to focus on projecting its military presence beyond its borders at sea, according to a strategy document. The navy will shift its focus to “open seas protection”, rather than “offshore waters defence” alone. It will also speed up developing its cyber force to tackle “grave security threats”, the State Council said. China has been accused of aggressively pursuing ...

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‘Loud wakeup call’ over critically endangered dolphin

The smallest and rarest marine dolphin in the world could be extinct within 15 years if protection is not stepped up, new research suggests. Conservationists say the remaining population of Maui’s dolphins has dropped below 50. The critically endangered species is found only in waters off New Zealand. Measures to prevent dolphins dying in fishing nets must be extended, according ...

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