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After IAF strikes across LoC, Pak actor Mahira Khan says there is nothing uglier than a war

After India’s air strikes across LoC early on Tuesday morning, Pakistani actress Mahira Khan said there is nothing uglier than a war, and hopes better sense will prevail. “Nothing uglier. Nothing more ignorant than cheering for war. May sense prevail… Pakistan zindabad,” Mahira, who starred in Bollywood film Raees, tweeted. Her tweet was a response to a thread on the ...

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India not looking for escalation with Pakistan

India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Photo: Collected Islamabad, Feb 27 : India says it does not wish to see a further escalation of the situation with Pakistan and will continue to act with responsibility and restraint. This shortly after Pakistani police said mortar shells fired by Indian troops from across the frontier in the Himalayan region of Kashmir killed ...

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Police say Indian mortar shells kills 6 civilians in Kashmir

Photo: Pakistani protesters shout anti-Indian slogans in Hyderabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. Pakistan said India launched an airstrike on its territory early Tuesday that caused no casualties, while India said it targeted a terrorist training camp in a pre-emptive strike that killed a “very large number” of militants. Pakistan, Feb 27 : Pakistani police say mortar shells fired by ...

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Pakistan says it downed 2 Indian warplanes, captured pilot

Photo: An Indian Air Force officer along with others inspects the wreckage of an Indian aircraft after it crashed in Budgam area, outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Wednesday, Feb.27, 2019. Muzaffarabad, Feb 27 : Pakistan’s air force shot down two Indian warplanes after they crossed the boundary between the two nuclear-armed rivals in the disputed territory of Kashmir on ...

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Feb 28 public holiday in DNCC area

The government has declared February 28 (Thursday) as a public holiday in the electoral areas of the Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) by-elections. The holiday is announced to enable the voters to cast their votes without interruption. Due to the holiday, the staff and employees of all government, non-government and autonomous bodies, plus teachers and employees of all government and ...

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PM for research to save arable land while installing power plants

Vice-president of the German Parliament Claudia Roth meets Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban office on Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019. Photo: PID Dhaka, Feb 26 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday underscored the need for conducting research on how to save arable land while constructing mega power plants in the country by foreign companies. She came up ...

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Jamaat men to be tried for 1971 roles: Minister

No matter how much the Jamaat-e-Islami is reformed, its members will be put on trial if they committed war crimes in 1971, Law Minister Anisul Huq said on Tuesday.   “We’re trying to conduct trials of war criminals,” he said after Muktodhara Foundation handed over a letter from New York governor announcing September 25 as ‘Bangladesh Immigration Day’.  Jamaat, as ...

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CEC asks ROs to apply all-out authority to ensure fair polls

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda asked the returning officers (ROs) and assistant returning officers (AROs) Tuesday to apply all-out authority given to them to hold the upcoming upazila parishad polls in a free, fair and neutral manner. “You have been given every authority to run an election. If you cannot apply your power, that will be your failure,” ...

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Government conspiring to push Khaleda to death, alleges Fakhrul

BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Tuesday alleged that the government is conspiring to push its seriously sick chairperson Khaleda Zia to death by depriving her of medical treatment in jail.   Quoting Fakhrul said, “The medial board examined our leader (Khaleda) on Sunday after nearly three and a half months following a court order. They [board] got ...

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New parents face up to six years of disrupted sleep

Having a baby disrupts sleep quality of the new parents for up to six years after the child’s birth, a study has found.   Researchers at the University of Warwick in the UK studied sleep in 4,659 parents who had a child between 2008 and 2015.  During these years parents also reported on their sleep in yearly interviews. In the first three months after ...

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