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2 SUST teachers get VC Award

The authority of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) on Wednesday awarded “Vice-Chancellor Award” to two teachers of the university. The award was introduced under the University Research Centre (URC). Dr Sakhawat Hossain of Physics department and Monir Uddin Ahmed of Economics department have been awarded for their outstanding performance in basic research in their respective fields. SUST VC ...

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AL wins 10 municipalities, BNP 3 Ind 3 in Sylhet Div

Of the 16  municipalities where final result were announced the ruling Awami League won, unofficially, in 10 municipalities while BNP won 3 and Independent 3 according to preliminary results received by the Election Commission. The municipalities where AL won are Jokigonj, Chattak, jogonnathpur, Dirai,Moulobibazar sadar, Borolakha, Komolgonj, Madabpur, Sunamgonj Sadar, Sastagonj. The municipalities where BNP won are Hobigonj Sadar, Chunarughat, ...

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Security on high alert in Sylhet for 31st night

Unprecedented security measures have been taken with deployment of a huge number of law enforcers comprising police and Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in the Sylhet  and District to avert any untoward incidents during the New Year’s celebrations. As part of the tight security measures, both uniformed and plain-cloth detective police and RAB personnel are now in the field, police sources ...

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Iran conducts ‘provocative’ live rocket tests near US ships

Iran’s navy conducted rocket tests last week near US warships and other commercial vessels in the Strait of Hormuz, the American military has said. The tests threaten to cause new tensions between the two nations following their landmark nuclear deal. Iran fired “several unguided rockets” about 1,370m (1,500 yards) from two US vessels and a French frigate, US military spokesman ...

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Missouri braces for deadly, record-breaking floods

Floodwater from the Bourbeuse River surrounds a McDonald’s restaurant on December 29, 2015, in Union, Missouri. Missouri is bracing for some of the worst flooding seen in a generation. Floodwaters had killed at least 13 people in Missouri — and 20 total in the region — as of Wednesday at 8 am local time Missouri Governor Jay Nixon late Tuesday ...

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Strictly manage your families for corruption: Xi Jinping to CPC leaders

In a stern warning to top Communist Party leaders, Chinese President Xi Jinping has told them to strictly manage the people close to them to prevent corruption or they will meet the fate of fallen leaders like Bo Xilai and Zhou Yongkang who were jailed for life. At the latest “democratic life meeting” of the 25-member politburo, top cadres of ...

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Donald Trump spokeswoman threatens to wear aborted foetus on live television

Katrina Pierson on Tuesday fired back at social media criticism over her bullet necklace Katrina Pierson, Donald Trump’s national spokeswoman, is seen in her CNN interview wearing a necklace made of bullets. Donald Trump’s spokeswoman has threatened to wear an aborted foetus on live television following outrage over a bullet necklace she wore in a recent CNN interview. Katrina Pierson ...

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Dilwale box office collections: SRK’s film collects Rs 273.5 crore worldwide

Shah Rukh Khan’s latest release ‘Dilwale’ continues to be on a roll and the film has collected Rs. 273.5 cr gross worlwide. Dilwale has crossed the collections of Aamir Khan’s ‘PK’, Salman Khan’s ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ and his own film ‘Happy New Year’ in UAE. According to a press release by Red Chillies Entertainment, ‘Dilwale’ has collected $6.3 million ...

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‘Hateful Eight’ may fare well at the box office

Quentin Tarantino’s new brutal western epic “The Hateful Eight” could generate solid box-office returns over New Year’s weekend, even as “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” extends its winning streak all but unchallenged. The violent, three-hour “Hateful Eight” is expanding to about 2,000 domestic theaters starting Wednesday, with some screenings beginning Tuesday night. The bloody drama is expected to gross $20 ...

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‘Star Wars’ crosses $1 billion globally at record pace

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” showed few signs of flagging over Christmas weekend, barrelling past the $1 billion mark globally at a faster clip than any film in history. It’s becoming old hat to recount the various ways that the seventh film in the science-fiction fantasy is vaporising records, but, familiar or not, “The Force Awakens” once again ground down ...

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