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Because pir saheb said so

Trapped in pir’s ban, Chandpur females not casting votes since 1972 Chandpur, Dec 28 : Barred by an arbitrary religious edict imposed by a local pir (religious leader), female voters of an entire union in Faridganj upazila have willingly not exercised their right to franchise in independent Bangladesh. That is to say they have not voted in any election held ...

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Janhvi Kapoor and Khushi plan surprise birthday for Anshula Kapoor in Singapore

Boney Kapoor, along with daughters Janhvi Kapoor, Khushi Kapoor and Anshula Kapoor have taken off to Singapore to bring in elder daughter, Anshula’s 26th birthday. The family wanted to take some time off and have planned a special surprise for Anshula, who will be celebrating her birthday on December 29. Talking about this, a source revealed, “It’s been a busy ...

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Fire in residential building kills 5 in India

Police say at least five people have died after a fire broke out on the 11th floor of a residential building in Mumbai, India’s financial and entertainment capital. Police officer Sushil Kamble says one person was hospitalized Thursday after complaining of trouble breathing caused by smoke from the 15-story building in Mumbai’s Chembur area.   The cause of the fire ...

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3G, 4G data services restored after around 10 hrs

Dhaka, Dec 28 : The 3G and 4G data services of mobile phone were restored on Friday morning after around 10 hours of suspension across the country. Zakir Hossain Khan, senior assistant director of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) told UNB that the 3G and 4G data services were resumed around 8 am. Following the directives of the BTRC, the ...

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Storm whips up blizzards, dumps snow in Dakotas, Minnesota

Photo: In this Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018 photo, Lance Nieuwenhuis shovels snow out of his driveway in Sioux Falls, S.D. Minneapolis, Dec 28 : Post-holiday travelers were finding driving difficult as a winter storm dumped heavy snow and whipped up gusty winds across parts of the Dakotas and Minnesota on Thursday. Up to 11 inches (28 centimeters) of snow had ...

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Nation’s oldest World War II vet dies in Texas at age 112

Photo: In this May 10, 2018 photo Richard Overton, the oldest living U.S. Veteran at the age of 111, is back in the east Austin home he has owned since 1948 after a renovation provided by Meals on Wheels of Central Texas and the Home Depot Foundation. Texas, Dec 28 : Richard Overton, the nation’s oldest World War II veteran ...

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Serena welcomes rule change on players back from pregnancy

Photo: Serena Williams of the U.S. talks to journalists on the opening day of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Dec 27, 2018. Abu Dhabi, Dec 28 : Serena Williams has welcomed the extra protection given to new mothers when they return to the women’s tennis tour. “It’s great,” the 23-time Grand Slam champion ...

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British envoy meets candidates in Sylhet

Sylhet Office : British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Alison Blake has said that the high commission wishes to see a peaceful, free and inclusive election. She was speaking to journalists after meeting with two candidates in Sylhet-1 constituency yesterday afternoon. On a short visit to Sylhet, Blake spoke with AL candidate AK Abdul Momen and BNP’s Khandakar Abdul Muktadir. The ...

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BTRC suspends 3G, 4G data services

Dhaka, Dec 27 : Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) on Thursday night asked all the mobile phone operators to suspend the 3G and 4G data services across the country ahead of Sundays’ election. The move came following instructions from the Election Commission to slow down the mobile internet speed. BTRC sent a letter to the mobile phone companies asking them ...

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Guard each polling centre to check BNP-Jamaat terrorism: PM

Photo: Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addresses an election rally in Tangail through videoconferencing from her residence Shuda Sadan in Dhaka On Thursday, Dec 27, 2018. Dhaka, Dec 27 : Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday urged all the party leaders and activists to guard all the polling centres across the country so ...

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