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Typhoon Phanfone kills at least 16 in Philippines

A typhoon that swept across remote villages and popular tourist areas of the central Philippines on Christmas Day claimed at least 16 lives, authorities said Thursday, reports AFP Typhoon Phanfone, with winds of 195 kilometres (120 miles) an hour, tore roofs off houses and toppled electric posts as it cut across the Philippines on Wednesday.With the internet and mobile phone ...

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Rare solar eclipse in UAE after 172 years

A ‘ring of fire’ is set to be visible over the UAE skies today, a spectacle that hasn’t occurred in the country since 1847, reports Khaleej Times. The event is called an annular solar eclipse and occurs when the moon covers majority of the sun, except its outer edges – creating a bright solar ring around the moon, often called ...

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Temperature drops to 5.7˚C in Panchagarh’s Tetulia

The temperature plummeted further to 5.7˚C in Panchagarh’s Tetulia on Thursday morning. Arif Hossain, a meteorologist of Bangladesh Meteorological Department’s Dhaka office said, “This is the lowest recorded temperature so far this year,” Tetulia, the last border town in Bangladesh’s north, experiences extreme cold weather in winter. Temperature dropped to 6.2˚C on Wednesday. On January 8 last year, mercury fell ...

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New train on Sylhet-Chattogram route soon: Momen

Sylhet Office : Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen said new train would be launched on the Sylhet-Chattogramroute very soon. “New train will be introduced on the Sylhet-Chattogram route very soon and high quality bogies will also be added to the existing trains,” he said while inaugurating the ‘Nagar Express,’ bus services in the city here. The minister also thanked ...

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Quader wants BNP to join city polls

  Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Wednesday hoped that all the political parties, including BNP, will join the upcoming elections to two city corporations of Dhaka as the polls will be free and fair. “We welcome BNP to join the election as it’ll be free and fair. This is what Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina ...

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Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma end 2019 at top of ICC ODI rankings

India skipper Virat Kohli and opener Rohit Sharma ended the year on a glorious note after remaining static at the first and second position in the ICC ODI rankings for batsmen. While Kohli has 887 points to his name, Rohit followed him with 873 points. Rohit Sharma amassed 2,442 runs across formats in 2019. The dashing Mumbai batsman also surpassed ...

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City polls with EVMs won’t reflect people’s mandate: BNP

Photo: Courtesy BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday said the use of electronic voting machines (EVMs) in the upcoming elections to Dhaka south and north city corporations will not help reflect the mandate of the electorate. “We’ve clearly said no election can be held fairly under this Election Commission and the government, and people’s mandate won’t be ...

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Get your skin party-ready with these simple tips

Party season is officially under way, which means you’re probably attending back-to-back outings, including family get-togethers and work parties. However, party season also means binging, drinking, eating, sleeping late (or not at all), and a host of other skin-ruining activities (as if the cold season was not enough). And the worst part is, we still need to wake up the ...

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Jyotika’s ‘Maya—the Lost Mother’ to hit cinemas on Dec 27

Actress Jyotika Jyoti’s new film titled ‘Maya—the Lost Mother’ will be released on December 27. Directed by national award winning director Masud Pathik, the movie depicts the lives of oppressed women and war children and their uncertain future. This film is based on Shahabuddin’s painting Woman, and Kamal Chowdhury’s poem Juddhoshishu (War baby).Talking about the movie, Jyotika Jyoti said, “The ...

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Follow rules while installing billboards: DNCC Mayor

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Atiqul Islam on Wednesday said all political promotions including billboards should be set up according to the rule. “Billboards are not illegal in the city. You can install billboards, but you need permission from the authorities concerned and follow the rules,” he said. He was speaking at the reception of newly-elected Awami League Office ...

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