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Amitabh Bachchan receives Dadasaheb Phalke award from President Ram Nath Kovind

Actor Amitabh Bachchan was conferred with the Dadasaheb Phalke award for his outstanding contribution to the world of cinema on Sunday. The veteran actor received the award, the highest honour of the film industry, from President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The prestigious award is named after the father of Indian cinema, Dhundiraj Govind Phalke, and it was ...

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Labour migration sees fall by 10 pc in 2019: Report

‘Bangladesh is 5th largest remittance-providing country to India’ Despite increased inflow of remittance in 2019, labour migration from Bangladesh has declined by about 10 percent compared to the previous year, says a new study. The study carried out by Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU) reveals that 604,060 Bangladeshi workers migrated to the Middle Eastern (89 pc) and South ...

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DU girl walks holding leash of ‘human dog’ at Hatirjheel, photos go viral

Some photos of a female student of Dhaka University orchestrating a ‘performing art’ with a ‘human dog’ in the capital’s Hatirjheel area have recently gone viral on social media platforms, including Facebook. The student was identified as Sejuti, a student of Drawing and Painting Department under Faculty of Fine Arts of the university while the youth, who performed the character ...

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ACC summons ex-Jubo League presidium member Sheikh Maruf for quizzing

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has summoned former Jubo league presidium member Sheikh Fazlur Rahman Maruf for quizzing him for amassing wealth allegedly from sources beyond his legal income. Sheikh Maruf, brother of Awami League presidium member Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim, has been asked to appear at the ACC’s Segunbagicha headquarters on January 7, said a notice of the anti-graft body on ...

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Taposh resigns as MP to contest DSCC polls

Ruling Awami League Member of Parliament from Dhaka-10 constituency Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh resigned from parliament on Sunday to contest the upcoming Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) election as an Awami League mayoral candidate. Earlier in the morning, AL General Secretary Obaidul Quader announced names of DNCC incumbent Mayor M Atiqul Islam and Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh, MP as ...

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Five dead as plane crashes behind Walmart store in Louisiana

Five people have been killed after a plane crashed next to a Walmart supermarket in Lafayette, Louisiana, reports BBC. One person from onboard the plane survived, reports BBC. The plane hit a car as it crashed, injuring the driver. Two more people on the ground were also hurt.The plane was taking off from the airport when it crashed just after ...

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6 dead, 5 wounded after shootout in central Mexico

Six people were killed and five others wounded on Saturday morning during a shootout in the city of Uriangato in Guanajuato state, Mexico, local authorities reported. According to local media, around 3:15 a.m. local time (0915 GMT), armed men fired on a group of people at a gas station near the Burladero bar in central Uriangato. The Uriangato mayor’s office ...

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People with restricted diets more likely to feel lonely: Study

Holiday celebrations often revolve around eating, but people with restricted diets are more likely to feel lonely when they can’t share in what others are eating, according to a study, reports The Indian Express. Across seven studies and controlled experiments, the researchers at Cornell University in the US found that food restrictions — due to allergies, health issues or religious ...

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Google Doodle celebrating Zainul Abedin’s 105th birthday

Search engine giant Google is celebrating the 105th birthday of renowned Bangladeshi painter, educator and activist Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin. He is widely considered a founding father of Bangladeshi modern art. Throughout his colorful life, Zainul Abedin strived to preserve and honour Bangladeshi heritage. Google Doodle made an alteration on its Bangladeshi homepage on Sunday, showing the great artist painting Google ...

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