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Trump, Kim hold 1st formal bilateral meeting

Photo: President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un take a walk after their first meeting at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi hotel, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Hanoi. Hanoi, Feb 28 : U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un appeared more relaxed as they convened near the pool of the luxury Vietnamese hotel where ...

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Canada ex-attorney: Government tried to interfere in case

Photo: Cameras follow Jody Wilson Raybould as she waits to appear in front of the Justice committee in Ottawa, Wednesday February 27, 2019. Toronto, Feb 28 : Canada’s former attorney general testified Wednesday she experienced a consistent and sustained effort by many people in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government to inappropriately interfere in the prosecution of a major Canadian engineering ...

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UK lawmakers vote to hold prime minister to Brexit promises

Photo: British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in London, to attend Prime Minister’s Questions at the Houses of Parliament, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. London, Feb 28 : Prime Minister Theresa May insisted Wednesday that Britain will leave the European Union on schedule next month, amid signs that her promise to give Parliament a vote on delaying Brexit ...

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PIB DG Shah Alamgir dies

Press Institute of Bangladesh Director General Shah Alamgir. Photo: Collected Dhaka, Feb 28 : Press Institute of Bangladesh (PIB) Director General (DG) Shah Alamgir passed away at Combined Military Hospital (CMH) here on Thursday. He was 62. The distinguished journalist breathed his last around 10:10 am at CMH, said Mizan Malik, special correspondent of Daily Jugantor. He was undergoing treatment ...

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Voters’ absence not EC’s fault: CEC

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda has claimed that the Election Commission cannot be held responsible for the low voter turnout for the Dhaka North city corporation elections. The CEC made the claim after casting his vote at IES School and College, Uttara on Thursday morning. “The EC is not responsible. The responsibility goes to the candidates and political ...

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Ignore rain, cast your vote: Atiqul

Awami League nominated candidate for Dhaka North City Corporation mayoral by-election Atiqul Islam has called upon the city-dwellers to exercise their voting rights ignoring the ongoing light drizzle. Atiqul Islam cast his own vote around 9:10 am at Nawab Habibullah Model School and College polling centre in Uttara’s Azampur area. After casting his vote, he said, “I urge you (voters) ...

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Polling underway in DNCC and DSCC

Voting in the by-election to the mayoral post of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC), and in 36 wards of Dhaka north and south city corporations (DSCC) has begun. The voting began at 8am on Thursday amid rain and will go on till 4pm without any break. Not many voters were seen at the polling centres till 10am. Awami League’s Atiqul ...

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ECNEC approves Taka 3,322cr Boropukuria-Kaliakoir 400KV Line Project

DHAKA, Feb 27, 2019 : The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) today approved a big project to set up double-circuit 400 KV transmission lines to extend the high voltage power transmission infrastructures in the northern part of the country at a cost of Taka 3,322.34 crore to import power from India, Bhutan and Nepal in future. The ...

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Recommend qualified candidates, President asks PSC

Photo shows a 15-member PSC delegation, led by its Chairman Dr Muhammed Sadique submits its annual report-2018 to President Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban on Wednesday. Dhaka, Feb 27 : President Abdul Hamid on Wednesday asked the Bangladesh Public Service Commission (PSC) to recommend qualified candidates for jobs. The President said this when PSC submitted its annual report-2018 to him at ...

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U16 girls thrash Philippines 10-0

Bangladesh U16 women’s team have earned a great 10-0 victory over Philippines in their first match of AFC U16 Championship qualifier in Myanmar’s Mandalay stadium. With this victory, Bangladesh is now one step ahead to get the ticket of the final round of the tournament which is scheduled to be held in Thailand this September.Interestingly, Bangladesh had no idea about ...

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