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Bangladeshi teenage killed in Belgium road accident

A Bangladeshi teenage boy, who sustained injuries in a road accident in Exel area of Brussels in Belgium on Friday night, succumbed to his injuries at a hospital on Sunday night. The deceased was identified as Naimul, 16, hailed from Tangail. He used to live with his family in Brussels. An unidentified vehicle hit a private car from behind carrying ...

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Calls for ‘virginity repair’ surgery to be banned

Campaigners are urging the government to outlaw “virginity repair” surgery. Many Muslim women risk being outcast, or in extreme cases killed, if their spouses or families discover they have had sex before marriage. And some are opting for a medical procedure in which doctors restore a layer of membrane at the entrance to the vagina.But there are concerns a ban ...

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Jihadist attack on Mali military camp leaves 20 dead: army

Twenty members of the security forces were killed on Sunday in a major assault by suspected jihadists at a military camp in Mali near the border with Mauritania. The attack on the Sokolo camp around dawn left “20 dead and five wounded” and “four dead on the enemy’s side,” the army said updating the toll late Sunday. The victims were ...

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Mild earthquake felt in Sylhet, Moulavi Bazar

Sylhet Office : A mild earthquake was felt in the northeastern part of the country. The tremor was felt at 1:10pm on Monday in Sylhet, and Moulvibazar. The magnitude of the earthquake could not be known yet.In Sylhet city, many citizens ran out of their homes after feeling the tremor. However, there was no report of casualty.

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Billie Eilish is the big winner at the Grammys

Pop star Billie Eilish swept the board at the 2020 Grammys, winning five awards, including best new artist and song of the year. The 18-year-old also won album of the year for her debut, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go, which was recorded in her childhood home in LA. She replaces Taylor Swift as the youngest person ...

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US basketball legend Kobe dies in helicopter crash

US basketball legend Kobe Bryant has been killed in a helicopter crash in California, US media report. Bryant was travelling in a private helicopter when it burst into flames above the city of Calabasas, according to the reports. The LA County Sheriff’s department said that five people died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas on Sunday, with no survivors.It did ...

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China to launch more space science satellites

China plans to launch more space science satellites in the coming three to four years, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). The satellites will be used to detect electromagnetic signals associated with gravitational waves, solar eruption activities, astronomy and the interaction between solar wind and the Earth’s magnetosphere. Four new missions include the Gravitational Wave Electromagnetic Counterpart All-sky ...

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Dhaka City Polls: BNP’s Tabith unveils election manifesto

BNP’s Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) mayoral candidate Tabith Awal on Monday unveiled his election manifesto promising to work on mosquito termination, traffic congestion and pollution among others. He outlined the promises while unveiling his 38-point manifesto at a press conference held at Emmanuelle’s Banquet in Gulshan. Tabith said he will take steps to ensure the rights and security of ...

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British envoy discusses election issues with Ishraque

British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson on Sunday went to BNP’s Dhaka South City Corporation polls candidate Ishraque Hossain and discussed various issues relating to the February-1 polls. BNP organising secretary Imran Saleh Prince and BNP chairperson’s media wing member Sayrul Kabir Khan received the British envoy as he reached Ishraque’s Gopibagh house around 3pm. Later, he had ...

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Prime Minister cooks for Shakib

Although, world no 1 all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been on ICC ban at this moment, he remains on the heart of the cricket lovers of the country. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is also on the list of his well-wishers. The PM now sent delicious foods cooked by herself to Shakib as a token of deep affection. Shakib Al Hasan ...

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