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Salt Lake City gets go-ahead to bid for Winter Olympics

Photo: Austria’s Fritz Strobl celebrates during the flower ceremony after winning the gold medal in the Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games Men’s Downhill in Snowbasin, Utah. Dhaka, Dec 15 : Salt Lake City got the green light to bid for the Winter Olympics — most likely for 2030 — in an attempt to bring the Games back to the ...

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BNP leader, 3 others held while ‘consuming Yaba tablets’ in Chattogram

Chattogram, Dec 15 : Police arrested four people, including city BNP  Office Secretary Tinku Das, while they were allegedly consuming Yaba pills at Chaitannogoli area under Kotwali Police Station on Friday night. The other arrestees Firoz Alam, 32, Md Shahjahan, 50, Md Baki, 39. On information, a team of police conducted a drive on the rooftop of a house in ...

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Two youths held with 8 gold bars in Benapole

Photo: Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) arrest two youths along with eight gold bars from Putkhali border. Benapole, Dec 15 : Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) arrested two youths along with eight gold bars from Putkhali border under Benapole Port Police Station on Friday night. The arrestees are as Rony Akhter Babu, 30, son of Anisur Rahman of ...

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Bangladesh outplay Windies in last match to clinch ODI series

Photo: Bangladeshi players celebrate a West Indian batsman wicket in the second ODI of the three-match series against WI in Sylhet on Friday, Dec 14, 2018. Sylhet Office : Bangladesh outplayed visiting West Indies by eight wickets in the third and final ODI of three-match series at Sylhet International Stadium on Friday to clinch the series 2-1. Tamim Iqbal and ...

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Attack a serious disrespect to martyred intellectuals, Dr Kamal

Photo: Jatiya Oikyafront chief Dr Kamal Hossain speaks at a press conference at the Oikyafront’s Purana Paltan office on Friday, Dec 14, 2018. Dhaka, Dec 14 : Jatiya Oikyafront chief Dr Kamal Hossain on Friday described the attack on his motorcade near the Martyred Intellectuals Memorial in the city as a serious act of disrespect to martyred intellectuals. He made ...

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Film director Amjad Hossain passes away

Renowned film director Amjad Hossain. Photo: Collected Dhaka, Dec 14 : Renowned film director Amjad Hossain passed away at a Bangkok hospital on Friday afternoon. He breathed his last at Bumrungrad International Hospital around 3pm, said his son Sazzad Hossain Dodul. Amjad Hossain suffered a stroke at his residence on November 18. Later, he was taken to the Intensive Care ...

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Dr Kamal’s motorcade comes under attack at Mirpur

Photo: Jatiya Oikyafront chief Dr Kamal Hossain’s motorcade comes under attack near Martyred Intellectuals Memorial at Mirpur on Friday, Dec 14, 2018. Dhaka, Dec 14 : Jatiya Oikyafront chief Dr Kamal Hossain’s motorcade came under attack near Martyred Intellectuals Memorial at Mirpur while returning after paying tributes there on Friday morning, leaving at least 10 people injured. However, Dr Kamal ...

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Oscar-nominated actress Sondra Locke dead at 74

Actress Sondra Locke. photo: Courtesy Los Angeles, Dec 14 : Oscar-nominated actress Sondra Locke has died. A death certificate obtained by The Associated Press shows Locke died Nov. 3 at age 74 at her home in Los Angeles of cardiac arrest stemming from breast and bone cancer. Locke’s death was promptly reported to authorities, but was not publicized until a ...

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Election 2018: EC calls out 1,300 magistrates for polls duty

Dhaka, Dec 14 : The Election Commission will deploy nearly 1,300 judicial and executive magistrates to ensure that the electoral code of conduct is properly followed by candidates. The 11th parliamentary polls will be a crucial election for Bangladesh and is likely to attract close attention both at home and abroad. More than half of the Parliament seats were elected ...

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4 train roof passengers killed being hit by bridge girder in Pabna

Pabna, Dec 14 : At least four people were killed and five others injured after being hit by an overhead girder of Hardinge bridge while travelling on a train roof at Pakshi in Ishwardi upazila early Friday. Two of the deceased were identified as Hakim, 17, son of Hafizar Rahman and Rabiul, 20, son of Jalaluddin of Shibganj upazila of ...

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