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3 SUST students get AF Mujibur Rahman gold medal

SUST Correspondent : Three students of Mathematics department of University of Shahjalal Science and Technology (SUST) have received AF Mujibur Rahman gold medal for their brilliant results in honours and masters levels. The awardees are Ratna Pal, honours student of 2011-2012 session, Amit Kumar Chakraborty, master’s level student (thesis group) of 2013-14 and Shahidul Islam, master’s student of the same ...

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ADB provides US$ 360 mn for railway sector dev

Govt plans to increase market share of railway freight, passenger movements   Dhaka, July 31 : The government of Bangladesh and Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Tuesday signed two loan agreements of US$ 360 million to buy modern rolling stock and support reform in Bangladesh Railway. Secretary, Economic Relations Division (ERD) Kazi Shofiqul Azam and ADB Country Director Manmohan Parkash ...

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Priyanka bags lead role in ‘Cowboy Ninja Viking’

Getting out of Salman Khan’s upcoming Bollywood film `Bharat`, Priyanka Chopra now involved herself in a Hollywood film titled ‘Cowboy Ninja Viking’.   Directed by Michelle MacLaren, the film will see the ‘Quantico’ star as the love interest of actor Chris Pratt in the movie, confirmed The Hollywood Reporter.  According to several media reports, the movie will revolve around a ...

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Latest “Mission Impossible” flick cruises to box office gold

“Mission: Impossible — Fallout” topped the weekend box office in North America, outperforming the five earlier editions of the stunt-filled Tom Cruise action franchise, final figures showed Monday.   The Paramount/Skydance production took in $61.2 million for the three-day weekend, according to industry tracker Exhibitor Relations, more than quadrupling the $15.1 million earned by second-place “Mamma Mia! Here We Go ...

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Bangabandhu Satellite to play pivotal role in country’s development: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday expressed her firm conviction that Bangabandhu Satellite would play a pivotal role in overall development of the country, opening up new opportunities for the learners of new generation.   “Through the satellite we would be able to know the whole world and our children would be able to learn about space and nuclear technology, ...

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City road crash: “I’m Sorry’ says Shajahan Khan

Shipping Minister Shahjahan Khan. File photo Dhaka, July 31 : After widespread criticism for his visibly smirk reaction, Shipping Minister, Shahjahan Khan, on Tuesday expressed his great sorrow and regret over the Sunday’s road crash that had killed two students. The minister said “I’m sorry for my unpleasant behavior. I have accepted the criticism.” He also urged all to overlook ...

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Bangladesh must halt industrialisation in Sundarbans: UN

Expert warns of serious threat to livelihood of 6.5 million people   UN expert John H Knox. Photo: Collected Dhaka, July 31 : Bangladesh must halt the industrialisation of the Sundarbans Reserved Forest, the largest contiguous mangrove forest in the world, says UN expert John H Knox on Tuesday. Stretching along the Bay of Bengal, the Sundarbans is considered one ...

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11 die in Afghan roadside blast; militants hit eastern city

Kabul, Jul 31 : A roadside bombing hit a passenger bus in western Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least 11 people, as militants launched a coordinated attack on a city in the country’s east, setting off gunbattles with Afghan troops, officials said. The morning attack in western Farah province took place in the Bala Buluk district and also wounded 31 ...

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Khaleda gets bail in two cases

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. File photo Dhaka, July 31 : A court here on Tuesday granted bail to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in two cases – one on celebrating ‘fake’ birthday and the other on ‘undermining’ the country’s map, national flag and the Liberation War. Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judges Court, KM Imrul Kayes granted bail to Khaleda when her counsel ...

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India eager to cement No 1 status with series win in England

India may be the world’s top-ranked Test side but they still face accusations they are lions at home and lambs abroad.   But a series win in England, where Virat Kohli’s men begin a five-Test campaign at Edgbaston on Wednesday, would go some way to ridding India of that unwanted tag.  In the past five years, India have won just ...

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