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Morocco touts gun safety in 2026 World Cup bid against US

Sports Desk : Morocco touted its limited threat from gun crime in a 2026 World Cup bidding proposal to take on the United States-led rival for the soccer showpiece. The north African nation highlighted safety for visiting fans in bidding documents published by FIFA on Monday. However, the documents show every stadium and training ground requires building work as part of ...

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Portugal slump to 3-0 loss against the Netherlands in Geneva

Sports Desk  : Portugal was made to pay for a weak first-half display as the Netherlands cruised to a 3-0 win in a friendly on Monday. Cristiano Ronaldo’s evening barely improved after a rough challenge early on by Dutch defender Tonny Vilhena. He left the game after 68 minutes soon after teammate Joao Cancelo was sent off. The European champions ...

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PM calls for native solution to water management

National Desk : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today suggested finding a native solution to water management and stressed maintaining the navigability of the rivers and highest harvesting of the rain water to resolve the shortage of water during lean period. “The prime and foremost responsibility of the Ministry of Water Resources should be protection of the rivers, enhancing their navigability ...

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ACC’s appeal hearing to extend Khaleda’s punishment on Wednesday  

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. File photo Dhaka Office : The High Court on Tuesday fixed Wednesday for hearing on acceptance of an appeal filed by Anti-Corruption Commission seeking extension of punishment of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case in which she was earlier sentenced to five years’ imprisonment. An HC bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim ...

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SC seeks undertaking over BGMEA office relocation   

Dhaka Office : The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters’ Association (BGMEA) to give an undertaking saying that it will not file any more time petition over relocating its office from the city’s Hatirjheel area. The SC will consider their time petition this time once it gets the undertaking in this ...

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3 killed in Ctg road crash 

Photo :Head-on collision between a truck and a CNG-run auto-rickshaw. Ctg  Correspondent : At least three people were killed and two others injured in a head-on a collision between a truck and a CNG-run auto-rickshaw in Baluchora area of the city early Tuesday. The deceased could not be identified immediately. Nurul Islam, sub-inspector of Bayezid Bostami Police Station, said that the ...

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New Jersey lawmakers advance bills to tighten gun laws

International Desk : New Jersey’s Democrat-led Assembly on Monday passed a half-dozen bills aimed at strengthening the state’s already-strict gun laws, including a measure to permit the seizure of weapons upon a court order. The legislation comes just days after tens of thousands of students marched across the country to call for tightening gun laws and the same day as ...

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Drone nearly hits plane landing in New Zealand from Japan

International Desk : Air New Zealand says a drone came within meters of a flight descending into Auckland Airport from Tokyo, putting the safety of 278 passengers and crew at risk. The national carrier is calling for prison terms for drone operators who endanger lives after the incident Sunday. Air New Zealand says the pilots of Flight NZ92 spotted the ...

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Keep up style quotient in spring summer

Lifestyle Desk : Be it carrying your trendy capes or giving up on crop tops, give your style quotient a kick this spring and summer season.   Here are some to do things before you select your wardrobe collection for the coming season by Avneet Chaadha, Fashion Stylist and Sneha Mehta, Founder, Kukoonthelabel.   * Cool denims: Styling for this ...

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Putting female empowerment on the runway in Saudi Arabia

Lifestyle Desk (LONDON) :  For Saudi fashion designer Mohammed Khoja, creating clothes is an act of self-expression that is as much about liberty as about art and style. “There’s a lot of freedom and empowerment in the concept of being able to translate your ideas into reality and create something out of nothing… that’s why I enjoy it so much,” ...

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