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Rape accused killed in Chattogram ‘gunfight’

Chattogram, Apr 29 : A rape accused was killed in a reported gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) at Amirabad in Lohagara upazila early Monday. The deceased was identified as Saiful Islam, owner of a coaching centre, and an accused in a case filed over violating a Class-IX student. He had been on the run since the case ...

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2019 European elections: Tories aim not to have to fight campaign

  Brandon Lewis has refused to say when the Tories’ European election campaign will launch, saying his priority is not to have to fight them at all. The UK is due to elect new MEPs on 23 May, after Brexit was delayed amid continuing parliamentary deadlock. Several parties have launched their campaigns already but Conservative chair Mr Lewis told the ...

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London Marathon 2019: More than 40,000 taking part

Runners in an array of colourful costumes have been pounding the streets in the 39th London Marathon. Participants dressed as Batman to Spiderman have run the tough 26.2-mile race, in what has been a record-breaking year for applications. More than 40,000 took part to the cheers and applause from crowds. Eliud Kipchoge won the men’s race with a new course ...

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Journalist Mahfuz Ullah laid to rest

Photo: Collected Dhaka, Apr 28 : Senior journalist Mahfuz Ullah was laid to eternal rest at Mirpur Martyred Intellectuals’ Graveyard on Sunday. Family members, relatives, colleagues and well-wishers buried him at the graveyard around 7pm. Mahfuz Ulla, who had been on life support at the Bumrungrad International Hospital in Thailand, passed away on Saturday morning at the age of 69. ...

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Vardy double deals fresh blow to Arsenal’s hopes

Leicester, April 28 : Jamie Vardy scored twice as Arsenal’s hopes of Champions League football suffered another serious setback as familiar failings saw the 10-man Gunners lose 3-0 at Leicester on Sunday. It was the third time in seven days that the north London side, once renowned for an impregnable defence, had conceded three goals following 3-2 and 3-1 Premier ...

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European envoys for action to improve ease of doing business in Bangladesh

Photo: PID Dhaka, April 28 : European Ambassadors on Sunday called on the government to take practical action with a view to improve the ease of doing business in Bangladesh. The Heads of Mission of the European Union, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom made the call while participating in the 5th plenary of the ...

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Three Rohingyas sentenced to jail

Dhaka, April 28 : A Dhaka court on Sunday sentenced three Myanmar nationals to ten years imprisonment in a case filed under the Explosive Substances Act in 2014. Dhaka metropolitan sessions judge court judge Rabiul Alam passed the order and fined them Tk 10,000 each, in default, to suffer six months more imprisonment. The convicts are the suspects in a ...

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Govt needs to change body language while dealing with Myanmar: Prof Imtiaz

ICC, ICJ should be geared up for internationalisation of Rohingya issue, he says Dhaka, Apr 28 : The government needs to change its body language while dealing with Myanmar over Rohingya issue as the government has a five-year mandate, says an international affairs expert putting much emphasis on internationalisation of the issue in a bigger way. “The body language must ...

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Australia wants all to benefit from Bangladesh’s economic growth

Australian envoy launches project on quality education Dhaka, April 28 : Australian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Julia Niblett on Sunday said her country wants to ensure that all people in Bangladesh are able to contribute to and benefit from Bangladesh’s economic growth. “We’re committed to ensuring that no-one is left behind in Bangladesh’s development,” she said while launching an Australian ...

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