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Most experts expecting AL victory in BD polls: UK Parliament

Results could be closer than anticipated, it says Most experts are still expecting a victory for the incumbents — Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the Awami League — in Bangladesh’s national election scheduled for December 30, says the House of Commons. The results of the next national election, however, could be closer than previously anticipated, according to a report posted ...

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Bodi’s car comes under gun attack in Cox’s Bazar

Photo: Awami League MP Abdur Rahman Bodi escaped a gun attack unhurt in Teknaf upazila on Friday night. Cox’s Bazar, Nov 30 : Awami League MP Abdur Rahman Bodi escaped a gun attack unhurt in Teknaf upazila on Friday night. The ruling party MP said two unidentified miscreants opened fire at his car at Hoaikong Kanjarpara around 8:45pm. He said ...

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Brexit: May not ruling out second MPs’ vote on deal

Theresa May has refused to rule out another Commons vote on her Brexit deal if MPs reject it the first time. The PM said she thought she could win the vote on 11 December despite dozens of Tory MPs being against the deal. In an interview with the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg, she urged MPs to “deliver on the vote of ...

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Saida Tasneem joins Bangladesh mission in London as new envoy

Saida Muna Tasneem. File photo Mirror Desk : Saida Muna Tasneem on Friday joined the Bangladesh High Commission in London as the new High Commissioner of Bangladesh to the United Kingdom. She succeeded Md Nazmul Quaunine as the first woman diplomat to assume responsibility of this important post in the UK. Tasneem reached London on Monday to take on her ...

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Biman set to get 2nd Dreamliner Saturday

Dhaka, Nov 30 : Biman Bangladesh Airlines is set to add the 2nd Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft to its fleet on Saturday. The aircraft is scheduled to land at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka around 4:30pm, said Biman General Manager (Public Relations) Shakil Meraj. He said the makers of the plane, aerospace giants Boeing, handed over the ownership of ...

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Bangladesh score 259/5 at stumps on Day 1 against Windies

Debutant Shadman Islam (L) plays a shot during the first day of the second Test against Windies. AFP Photo Bangladesh scored 259 for 5 at stumps on the first day of the second Test against touring West Indies at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Friday.   Captain Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah Riyad were unbeaten on 55 and ...

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Nargis Fakhri prefers to shoot in London

Bollywood actress Nargis Fakhri  will now be seen with actor-producer Sachiin Joshi in the supernatural thriller Amavas, which will open on January 11.   This doesn’t mean Nargis has forgotten her grim experiences in the Hindi film industry. Says a source in the know, “Even now, Nargis is not ready to come back to Mumbai. She agreed to do Amavas, ...

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Ukraine bars entry to Russian men from 16 to 60

Photo: Ukrainian soldiers drive APCs near Urzuf, south coast of Azov sea, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Moscow, Nov 30 : Ukraine’s president says that the country has barred Russian men between 16 and 60 from traveling to the country. The move comes as the long-simmering conflict between the two nations escalated in the Black Sea on Sunday. Russian ...

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Don’t miss, it’s a fight of 10 crore voters, says BNP

Photo: BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed speaks at a discussion at the Jatiya Press Club on Friday, November 30, 2018. Dhaka, Nov 30 : BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed on Friday urged the country’s voters to get united and cast their votes on December 30 under any situation to free Khaleda Zia from jail and get rid of the “misrule ...

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AL election manifesto by Dec 15: Obaidul

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader. File photo Dhaka, Nov 30 : Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Friday said his party’s election manifesto will be unveiled by December 15. The plan to transform villages into townships will get preference while incorporating development programmes in the manifesto, Quader said while talking to reporters at the party president’s Dhanmondi political ...

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