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5 dead in Kashmir, shops stage boycott of crackdown by India

Photo: An Indian paramilitary soldier is seen through barbed wire as he stands guard during security lockdown in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019. Srinagar, Feb 25 : Three rebels, a counterinsurgency police officer and an army soldier were killed Sunday during a gunbattle in Kashmir, officials said, as shops and businesses shut down to protest a sweeping ...

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Maduro opponents boost military rhetoric in Venezuela crisis

Photo: Venezuelans work to remove a roadblock created by Venezuelan National Guards on the Simon Bolivar International Bridge in La Parada, near Cucuta, Colombia, on the border with Venezuela, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019. Cucuta, Feb 25 : Opposition leader Juan Guaido has called on the international community to consider “all options” to resolve Venezuela’s crisis, a dramatic escalation in rhetoric ...

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Olivia Colman wins surprise best-actress Oscar

Photo: Olivia Colman reacts as she accepts the award for best performance by an actress in a leading role for “The Favourite” at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Los Angeles, Feb 25 : Turns out Olivia Colman, not Glenn Close, was “The Favorite” at the Oscars. The British actress was a ...

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Green Book wins Oscar for best picture

The segregation-era road-trip drama Green Book was crowned best picture at the Academy Awards, handing Hollywood’s top award to a film seen as a feel-good throwback to some but ridiculed as an outdated inversion of Driving Miss Daisy by others. In a year where Hollywood could have made history by bestowing best-picture on Netflix (Roma) or Marvel (Black Panther) for ...

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Probe committee formed over Biman ‘hijacking’

Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry on Monday formed a probe committee to investigate the ‘plane hijacking’ incident at Chattogram airport. A press release issued from the ministry confirmed the matter. Additional Secretary of Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry, Md Mokabbir Hossain is the head of the five-member probe body. The other members of the committee are- joint secretary Zanendra Nath ...

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Trump says North Korea peace deal a possibility

U.S. President Donald Trump has said he would be happy as long as North Korea maintains its pause on weapons testing, and he was in no rush to strike a nuclear deal with its leader, Kim Jong Un, when they hold their second summit this week. The two leaders will meet in Hanoi on Wednesday and Thursday, eight months after ...

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Chawkbazar fire: National mourning today

The nation is holding a one-day national mourning for the victims of devastating Chawkbazar fire that claimed 67 lives. The government has declared a one-day state mourning on Monday in memory of the Chawkbazar fire victims. The Cabinet Division issued a gazette on Sunday in this regard. The gazette asked all government, semi-government, non-government and autonomous organisations to keep the ...

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Schoolboy stabbed to death in Sylhet

Photo : Sahed Ahmed Sylhet Office :  A schoolboy was stabbed to death and another one was injured by a rival group over a trifling matter at Housing Estate in Ambarkhana area in the city on Sunday night. The victim was identified as Sahed Ahmed, 16, son of late Abdul Khaliq, a resident of Chowkidekhi area of the city. He ...

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Chawkbazar fire: One-day state mourning Monday

Dhaka, Feb 24 : The government has declared a one-day state mourning for Monday in memory of the Chawkbazar fire victims. The Cabinet Division issued a notification on Sunday in this regard. It said state mourning will be observed to seek eternal peace of the departed souls of those killed in the fire incident and convey sympathy to the bereaved ...

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Bid to ‘hijack’ Biman aircraft foiled; suspected hijacker killed

Photo: Law enforcers cordon off a Biman aircraft at Shah Amanat International Airport in Chattorgram. Chattogram, Feb 24 : Foiling his alleged bid to hijack a Biman Bangladesh Airlines aircraft, members of joint forces killed a suspected hijacker at Shah Amanat International Airport here on Sunday evening. The suspected hijacker, Mahadir, was overpowered and arrested during an eight-minute combing operation ...

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