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MP Mokabbir joins Gano Forum council

Mokobbir Khan, a MP from Sylhet-2 constituency, joined the 5th National Council of Gano Forum, held at at Mohanagar Natya Mancha in the capital on Friday. Leaders and activists raised their brow at the presence of Mokabbir, who took his oath as a Member of the Parliament defying party’s decision. They also expressed their disgust and anger due to Mokabbir’s ...

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Security heavy as Sri Lanka warns of further attacks

Photo: Relatives throw flower petals on the coffin of Dhami Brandy, 13, a victim of Easter Sunday’s bomb blast at St. Sebastian Church, in Negombo, Sri Lanka Thursday, April 25, 2019. Sri Lanka, Apr 26 : Heavy security is out on the streets of Sri Lanka’s capital after warnings of further attacks by the militant group blamed for the Easter ...

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PM Modi files nomination papers in India’s general election

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has filed nomination papers in the Hindu holy city of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh state, hoping to hold onto the seat for a second time in India’s general election. Modi was flanked Friday by Amit Shah, president of his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janta Party, and several state chief ministers.Modi arrived at the local election office after ...

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Prince William says New Zealand gunman failed to spread hate

Photo: Britain’s Prince William, left, meets Imam Gamal Fouda of Masjid Al Noor at the Al Noor mosque during a visit to the mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, April 26, 2019. New Zealand, Apr 26 : Britain’s Prince William on Friday visited a mosque where a white supremacist shot dozens of people last month and said the gunman had ...

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UNSC cannot avoid responsibility over Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh

Justice is a must to create confidence, incentivize repatriation, says envoy Momen Permanent Representative (PR) of Bangladesh to the UN Ambassador Masud Bin Momen speaks at the Open Debate of the Security Council on ‘Sexual Violence in Conflict’ at the UNHQ recently, said the Bangladesh Mission on Friday, Apr 26, 2019. Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, April 26 : Bangladesh has said ...

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British businesses keen to invest more in Bangladesh

British businesses have expressed their keen interest to invest more in Bangladesh, especially in infrastructure, power, energy and communication sectors. The interest was shown during a meeting with Planning Minister MA Mannan and the British Business Group (BBG) Board members at the residence of British High Commissioner to Dhaka Robert Chatterton Dickson. The BBG members also lauded highly the economic ...

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Kareena Kapoor joins Irrfan’s ‘Angrezi Medium’

Actor Kareena Kapoor Khan is set to play a cop in Irrfan Khan-starrer “Angrezi Medium”. Producer Dinesh Vijan confirmed the news and said the actor will be a “great addition to the franchise”.”‘Angrezi Medium’ is a very special film, and I’m excited that she’s going to be a part of it. We wanted to introduce this character who would be ...

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US election 2020: Joe Biden launches presidential bid

Former US Vice-President Joe Biden has declared a presidential bid, putting an end to months of speculation. In a video announcement, Mr Biden warned that the “core values of the nation… our very democracy, everything that has made America America, is at stake”. The 76-year-old enters a crowded race for the 2020 Democratic nomination.He is up against 19 other hopefuls, ...

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High Court asks BTRC to submit report on mobile tower radiation

The High Court on Thursday asked Bangladesh Telecom Regulatory Commission (BTRC) to conduct a survey on the radiation from the mobile phone towers and its impact on people and environment, and submit the report within four months. Justice Syed Refaat Ahmed and Justice Md Iqbal Kabir passed the order after holding hearing on a writ petition filed in this regard. ...

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Khaleda doesn’t meet criteria for getting legal aid: Anisul

Photo: Law Minister Anisul Huq talks to reporters at secretariat marking the National Legal Aid Day. Dhaka, Apr 25 : Law Minister Anisul Huq on Thursday said that BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia does not meet the criteria for getting legal assistance from the government. People who are poor and unable to get justice for various economic and social reasons can ...

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