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Rain damages stalls, thousands of books at Ekushey book fair

Unexpected heavy rainfall has flooded some book stalls at the Ekushey book fair, causing damage to many books. Dhaka dwellers witnessed around 20mm rain on Sunday morning. Commuters such as school and officer-goers faced a whole number of issues. Amid sporadic rainfall and gusty wind, book stall owners rushed to the fair ground and found that many of their stalls ...

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Perfect hues to dress up in colourful spring

Adding a hint of vibrant hues to your wardrobe in the spring season is always a good idea and finding the trendy shades that work best for your appearance in the current season will make your look pop. Discover a variety of colour shades for your spring clothing collection that can lighten up your style and make everyone turning their ...

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BTRC now blocks 176 gambling sites

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) on Sunday has blocked 176 related websites following directives from the government high ups. The BTRC asked all the internet gateway and Telecom department to run internet safety solution programme to block the sites, a BTRC spokesperson told media about the development. According to the BTRC officials, the telecom regulator has forwarded the order this ...

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India high speed train breaks down on first trip

India’s fastest train has broken down on its first trip, a day after it was inaugurated by Prime Minister Modi. The Indian-built semi high-speed Vande Bharat Express was returning to the capital Delhi from the city of Varanasi after its first outing when brakes in a carriage reportedly jammed.   Indian media quoted a railways spokesperson as saying the train ...

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Country star Miranda Lambert reveals secret marriage

Photo: Miranda Lambert performs “Keeper of the Flame” at the 53rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Nashville, Feb 17 : Country star Miranda Lambert celebrated Valentine’s Day weekend with the announcement that she secretly got married. A representative for the singer confirmed the marriage after Lambert posted photos on social ...

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Messi misses 1 penalty, makes another in Barcelona win

Photo: Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, center, is challenged by Valladolid’s Nacho Martinez, left, and Michel Herrero during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Valladolid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. Barcelona, Feb 17 : Lionel Messi had a penalty saved after scoring from the spot as Barcelona struggled to end ...

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Pizarro nets late to become Bundesliga’s oldest goal-scorer

Photo: Stuttgart’s Mario Gomez, center, challenges for the ball with Leipzig’s Emil Forsberg, left, during the German Bundesliga soccer match between VfB Stuttgart and RB Leipzig in Stuttgart, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. Berlin, Feb 17 : Claudio Pizarro scored in the sixth minute of injury time to salvage a 1-1 draw for Werder Bremen at Hertha Berlin and become the ...

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PM arrives in Abu Dhabi from Germany

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. File Photo Abu Dhabi (UAE), Feb 17 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Sunday morning from Germany on an official visit to attend the International Defence Exhibition (IDEX-2019) to be held in Abu Dhabi later in the day. The aircraft carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage landed at ...

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No decision made on spending for Trump’s wall: Pentagon chief

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Saturday that no decision has been taken on funding President Donald Trump’s border wall with Mexico, a project that may come partly from redirected military funds. Trump on Friday declared a national emergency to address what he called an “invasion” of drugs, gangs, human traffickers and undocumented migrants over the US border with Mexico. ...

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UK retail sales bounce back in January

Retail sales bounced back sharply in January, rising by 1% on the previous month, official figures showed. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the amount of goods sold rose by 1%, after falling by 0.7% in December, with discounts in clothing helping to boost sales.   Compared with a year ago, retail sales were 4.2% higher in January.   ...

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