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Nat’l Women debate competition to begin at SUST on Friday

SUST Correspondent : Two daylong National Women Debate Competition-2019 will begin on Friday at Shahjalal University of Science & Technology (SUST) campus.   Shahjalal University Debating Society (SUDS), a debate organization of SUST, with financial support of `Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF)’, is organizing the competition. Convener of this event Syed Nawroz Hossain confirmed this by a press conference on Wednesday ...

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UN envoy for political solution to Rohingya crisis

The obligation we’ve as a global society is immense, says Unicef executive director Photo: Unicef Executive Director Henrietta Fore speaks at the press conference. Dhaka, Feb 27 : UN Secretary General’s Humanitarian Envoy Dr Ahmed Al Meraikhi on Wednesday laid emphasis on working together to find a political solution to Rohingya crisis saying humanitarian aid or action is not the ...

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Helicopter with 6 on board missing in Nepal’s mountains

Kathmandu, Feb 27 : Police say a helicopter with six people on board that was flying in bad weather is missing in Nepal’s mountainous region. Nepal Police spokesman Uttam Raj Subedi says the helicopter lost contact with the airport tower in Kathmandu on Wednesday. Subedi says rescuers are searching for the chopper but the weather is making the operation difficult ...

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Donald Trump and Kim un to start summit with dinner

US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un will begin their high-profile summit on Wednesday with brief talks, followed by dinner. They are expected to discuss a roadmap for ridding the Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons during the two-day meeting in Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi.   Prior to his meeting with Mr Kim, Mr Trump will meet Vietnam’s prime ...

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Pakistan bans Bollywood films amid India tensions

Pakistan has placed a ban on the screening of all Bollywood films in cinemas across the country after Indian air raids further escalated tensions between the South Asian neighbours. On Wednesday, Pakistan confirmed it carried out air raids in Indian-administered Kashmir and shot down two Indian jets in its own airspace, capturing one of the pilots as tensions escalate a ...

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Khaleda seeks High Court bail in Cumilla arson case

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia filed an appeal with the High Court seeking bail for her in a case filed over the killing of eight people in an arson attack on a bus in 2015 in Cumilla.   On behalf of Khaleda Zia, her lawyer Kaisar Kamal filed the petition with the concerned bench of the HC on Wednesday.  The petition ...

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Voting in Dhaka Bar Association polls starts

The voting in two-day polls to elect the office bearers for 2019-2020 of Dhaka Bar Association has started on Wednesday morning. The voting started around 9 am and balloting will go on till 5pm, with one hour recess from 1pm to 2pm on both of the days. A total of 54 candidates are vying for 27 posts including President and ...

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‘Friend’ Kim has great scope at summit: Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meet on Wednesday for their second summit, betting their personal relationship can break a stalemate over the North’s nuclear weapons and end more than 70 years of hostility. Despite little progress toward his stated goal of ridding North Korea of its nuclear weapons since first meeting Kim in Singapore ...

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Amar Ekushey Book Fair ends Thursday

Photo: A substantial number of visitors flocked at Amar Ekushey Book Fair. Dhaka, Feb 27 : The month-long Amar Ekushey Book Fair, a yearly event for book lovers and publishers, will come to an end on Thursday. State Minister for Cultural Affairs K M Khalid will be present as the chief guest while president of Bangla Academy Emeritus Professor Anisuzzaman ...

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Brexit: Parliament to decide between no deal and delay

Photo: Demonstrators protest opposite the Houses of Parliament in London, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. London, Feb 27 : Britain’s bumpy journey out of the European Union took a major turn Tuesday, as Prime Minister Theresa May handed the steering wheel to Parliament, giving lawmakers the power to slam on the brakes and divert Britain away from a disruptive and chaotic ...

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