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Martyrs Day observed in Eastbourne

Ansar Ahmed Ullah: An event to observe & celebrate Martyrs Day & International Mother Language Day took place on Sunday, 24 February 2019, at the Salvation Army Hall, Royal Sussex Crescent, in old town, Eastbourne. The event was hosted by Mozmil Husain, United Nations Association Eastbourne & Gary Muston, Salvation Army and conducted by Tahrin Begum. The programme celebrated International ...

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DNCC mayoral by-polls: AL’s Atiqul takes clear lead

Photo: Awami League candidate Atiqul Islam. Dhaka, Feb 28 : Awami League candidate Atiqul Islam has taken a clear lead in the early count of votes in the by-election to the mayoral post of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) on Thursday. According to unofficial results of 645 centres out of total 1,295 announced by Returning Officer Abul Kashem at the ...

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IAF Pilot Abhinandan to be released tomorrow: Imran Khan

Indian Air Force pilot Abhinandan Varthaman, taken captive by Pakistan yesterday, will be released tomorrow as a “gesture of peace”, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has declared. He came up with the announcement while speaking at the country’s parliament. “Yesterday I tried to call Narendra Modi to say that we don’t want escalation. Our push for de-escalation doesn’t mean we ...

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DNCC by-poll result was fixed last night: Rizvi

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has said the outcome of the Dhaka North City Corporation mayoral by-polls had already been decided on the eve of the election. “The result of today’s election was fixed last night. Ballots have already been cast in favour of the ruling party’s candidate,” said BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi at a media briefing ...

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Shafin brings allegation of vote irregularities

Singer Shafin Ahmed, the mayoral candidate of Jatiya Party for Dhaka North City Corporation by-election. File photo Dhaka, Feb 28 : Singer Shafin Ahmed, the mayoral candidate of Jatiya Party for Dhaka North City Corporation by-election, on Thursday brought the allegation of some irregularities in the voting. He, however, did not specify the allegations saying he will talk about it ...

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Voting in DNCC, DSCC polls ends

Photo: By-elections to the mayoral post of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC), and in 36 wards of Dhaka north and south city corporations is underway but a very poor response from voters at many polling stations. Dhaka, Feb 28 : Voting in the by-election to the mayoral post of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) and polls to councillor posts in ...

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Two infants burnt dead in Bhashantek fire

Photo: A fire breaks out at a slum in city’s Bhashantek area on Thursday, February 28, 2019. Dhaka, Feb 28 : Firefighters recovered the charred bodies of two infants as they died in a slum fire in the city’s Bhashantek area on Thursday. The identities of the deceased could not be known yet, said Ershad Hossain, the duty officer at ...

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Bangladesh seeks continued French support for safe return of Rohingyas

French investors urged to invest in Bangladesh SEZ The Senator and President Jacky Deromedi meets with the Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen at his office on Thursday, February 28, 2019. Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, Feb 28 : Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Thursday sought continued French support to create conducive environment inside the Rakhine State of Myanmar for ...

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Pakistan, India trade fire in Kashmir; villagers flee homes

Photo: Pakistani Kashmiris flee the town of Chakoti which is about 3 miles, 5 km, from the Pakistan Indian border, following the intense exchange of fire between Pakistan and India, at the Line of Control in Pakistani Kashmir, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. Muzafarabad, Feb 28 : Pakistani police say troops deployed in the disputed region of Kashmir continued trading fire ...

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Liverpool regains verve with 5-0 thrashing of Watford

Photo: Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk, left, celebrates with Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Watford at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. Liverpool, Feb 28 : Sadio Mane and Virgil van Dijk both scored twice as Liverpool brushed aside concerns about its recent struggles by thrashing Watford ...

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