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Philip Hammond urges EU to accept Theresa May’s Brexit plan

Chancellor says Chequers white paper lets UK remain linked to EU economy in way that works for both sides The British chancellor, Philip Hammond, has called on Brussels to accept Theresa May’s Brexit blueprint, saying it offers a “fair and sensible” way forward. Hammond said the controversial plan hammered out at Chequers last month would enable the UK to remain ...

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Conquering kerb crawling

The council is tackling kerb crawling by giving offenders one chance to avoid being prosecuted by attending an educational programme, “Stop and Think”, which aims to prevent reoffending. Kerb crawlers who are caught by council enforcement officers (THEOs) or the police must pay £200 to attend the programme, which has been hailed a success in reducing reoffending by community safety ...

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Actress Nawshaba put on 2-day fresh remand

Dhaka, Aug 10 : A court here on Friday put actress Quazi Nawshaba Ahmed on a two-day fresh remand in a case filed under the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Amirul Haider Chowdhury passed the order when Mohammad Rafiqul Islam, inspector of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit and the investigation officer of the case, ...

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Reelection to SCC’s 2 suspended centres Saturday

Sylhet Office : The reelection to two polling stations, where voting was suspended during the Sylhet City Corporation (SCC) polls on July 30, will be held on Saturday to decide the fate of the mayor. The fate of two general councillors of wards 24 and 27 will be also be decided through the fresh voting in the two centres at ...

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BNP demands changes in proposed Transport Bill

BNP on Friday demanded changes in the draft Road Transport Bill approved by the Cabinet in consultation with experts to ensure safe roads as per demands of the students.   Quoting BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir UNB said, “All stakeholders, but the transport owners, turned down the draft Road Transport Bill the Cabinet approved as it won’t help ...

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19 Bangladeshis held along Kurigram border

Kurigram, Aug 10 : Members of Border Guard (BGB) detained 19 Bangladesh nationals, including six women and two children, from Moidam border in Bhurungamar iupazila early Friday for not having legal documents while returning to the country from India. The detainees, hailing from Phulbari and Nageshwari upazila, worked in brickfields of New Delhi in India. A team of BGB arrested ...

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Helicopter with nine aboard crashes in central Japan

A rescue helicopter with nine people aboard crashed on Friday in a mountainous area in central Japan during a training flight, officials said.   Aerial footage broadcast on Japanese TV showed the wreckage of the crashed helicopter surrounded by trees in Gunma prefecture, northwest of Tokyo, and officers in navy uniforms examining the site.  “Eight people were found near the ...

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Journos demand punishment of attackers

Dhaka, Aug 10 : Journalists from different media outlets on Friday formed a human chain in front of the National Museum demanding arrest and punishment of those who attacked their colleagues while covering the students’ movement demanding safe road. More than 100 journalists under the banner of ‘We are media professionals’ formed the human chain around 11:00am. They demanded safe ...

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UNHCR urges Asia-Pacific leaders to show ‘solidarity’ with Rohingyas

Dhaka, Aug 10 : Head of the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi has urged the government representatives and the business leaders from the Asia-Pacific region to offer more support and protection for over 700,000 Rohingyas who have fled violence and discrimination in Myanmar’s Rakhine State over the past year. “I urge you to consider what support your Governments could ...

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Three killed in Lalmanirhat road crash

Representational Image Three people were killed as a speeding truck hit a rickshaw on Lalmanirhat–Burimari road in Shimanta Canteen area in the district town on Thursday night.   The deceased were identified as Motaleb, 46, Zahangir, 42, both hailing from Patgram upazila and staffs of sub-registry office and rickshaw puller Dulal Mia, 37, of Faringer Dighi area of the town.  ...

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