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Sridevi Kapoor: India crowds say goodbye to Bollywood star

Bollywood superstar Sridevi was cremated in the Indian city of Mumbai on Thursday as thousands of fans gathered outside to pay their last respects. Earlier, crowds clutching roses queued outside the Celebration Sports Club in the city to bid farewell to the star, reports BBC. A specially decorated truck carrying her body took hours to travel the 7km (4.3 miles) ...

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Worker killed in Sylhet stone quarry

At least a worker was killed and another injured in a mudslide while they were extracting stones from a quarry at Shah Arfin Tila in Companiganj upazila on Wednesday. The deceased were identified as Kasa Mia, 45, while the injured one as Abdul Gani, 55, said Inspector (Investigation) Dilip Kanta Nath of Companiganj Police Station. “Another two workers are missing ...

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Arrest of Sylhet madrasah student’s killers demanded

Locals on Wednesday staged demonstrations at Battala of Jaintapur upazila headquarters seeking the arrest of those who were involved in the killing of madrasah student Mozammel over a religious congregation on Monday night within 48 hours. Thousands of people, including madrasah students, thronged Battala in small processions from different areas. They staged demonstrations blocking the Sylhet-Tamabil road. The angry mob ...

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‘Neymar could still face Real, no surgery planned’

Neymar still has a “small chance” of playing against Real Madrid in the Champions League and there are no plans for an operation on his cracked bone, Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery said on Tuesday. “For Neymar there has been no decision to have an operation,” said Emery, denying an earlier report in the Brazilian press that the world’s most ...

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Walsh seeks consistency from Bangladesh in Sri Lanka tri-series

Bangladesh interim coach Courtney Walsh said Tuesday he would be pushing his side for consistency in next month’s tri-nations series in Sri Lanka after a string of poor finishes.   The former Caribbean fast bowling great, usually a pace instructor for Bangladesh, is stepping up in the absence of a coach for the Twenty20 tournament.   Bangladesh lost a tri-nation ...

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BCB announces 16-man T20I squad for Nidahas Trophy

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Monday announced a 16-man T20I squad to play the tri-nation ‘Nidahas Trophy’ against India and Sri Lanka in Colombo.   Recovering from finger injury, all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan will return to captain the Tigers’ in the tournament beginning on March 6 in Sri Lanka.   Shakib suffered injury in his left hand little finger during ...

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SUST expels 4 students, suspends 3 others 

The authorities of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) expelled four students and suspended three others for different terms on different charges, including ragging freshers. Two students- Ashik Ahmed Himel and Md Hamidur Rahman Rangan, students of Civil and Engineering Department of session 2016-17, were expelled for their involvement in ragging six freshers. Besides, Md Mahmudul Hasan and Shah ...

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England beats New Zealand by 6 wickets in 2nd ODI

Ben Stokes and Eoin Morgan made half centuries to guide England to a six-wicket win over New Zealand in the second one-day international on Wednesday, leveling the five-match series at 1-1. Morgan made 62 and Stokes signaled his return to form after a five-month layoff with an unbeaten 63 as England surpassed New Zealand’s total of 223 with more than ...

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UK for strong democracy in Bangladesh 

British High Commissioner in Dhaka Alison Blake on Wednesday said the United Kingdom wants to be part of Bangladesh’s journey towards a middle-income country and laid emphasis on having strong democracy. Blake said one of the things they strongly believe is democracy — free, fair, participatory and inclusive elections. The High Commissioner said this is the best way for future ...

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PM slams BNP for putting Tarique at its helm 

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday sharply criticised BNP for dropping section 7 from its charter and making a convict its head. “What will the party that accepts corruption as policy or support it in its charter, and accepts a corrupt leader work for the wellbeing of people? They (its leaders) can commit only plundering, killing people and corruption,” he ...

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