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2nd phase Biswa Ijtema begins

File Photo The second phase of three-day Biswa Ijtema, the second largest congregation of  Muslims after Hajj, begins on the banks of the Turag River at Tongi on Friday. The 55th edition of the Biswa Ijtema began with “a’mbayan” (general sermons) after Fazr prayers with the participation of the followers of Indian Islamic preacher Maulana Muhammad Saad Al Kandhalvi. The ...

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TRESemmé Bangladesh Fashion Week to kick off Jan 23

Photo: Local fashion designers who are going to participate in the ‘TRESemmé Bangladesh Fashion Week 2020’ pose for a photo at a press conference at hotel Le Méridien Dhaka on January 16, 2020. To take a stand against existing status quo of people judging others based on clothes and looks, internationally renowned hair care brand TRESemmé will host a three-day ...

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China to build stronger ties with Bangladesh keeping ‘Mujib Year’ in mind

China remained largest trading partner of Bangladesh in 2019, says envoy Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming on Thursday said they are ready to join hands with the Bangladesh government and people to build a stronger Bangladesh-China community with a shared future keeping the ‘Mujib Year’ in their mind. He said they are ready to embark on a new journey ...

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Knife possession offences in England and Wales reach record high

The number of people cautioned or convicted for carrying knives in England and Wales has reached record levels, Ministry of Justice data shows. There were 14,135 offences in the year to September 2019 – the most since the data was first compiled in 2007. When possession offences involving other weapons were added, the total was almost 22,300 – the most ...

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Harry on first royal duty since talks with Queen

The Duke of Sussex is to carry out his first public engagement since he and the Duchess of Sussex announced they want to step back as full-time royals. Prince Harry will host the Rugby League World Cup 2021 draw at Buckingham Palace of United Kingdom later on Thursday morning.He will meet representatives of the 21 nations taking part and local ...

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Arrest warrants issued against Prothom Alo editor, 9 others

A Dhaka court has issued arrest warrants against 10 persons including editor of the daily Prothom Alo Motiur Rahman and its associate editor Amisul Haque in a case filed over the death of Nayeemul Abrar Rahat at a programme, organised by the daily. Dhaka’s Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Md Kaiserrul Islam passed the order on Thursday.

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Joy hopes IT export to exceed RMG earnings soon

Prime Minister’s ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy on Thursday expressed his optimism that the export of country’s IT and technology sector will exceed earnings from garments sector within very short time as the sector is growing very rapidly. “Today on the record officially, Bangladesh’s IT export exceed $1 billion. . . I believe within a very short time, we ...

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Priyanka Chopra is risky, says Nick Jonas

The Jonas Brothers have been sharing posters of their upcoming single “What a Man Gotta Do” which releases on January 17. The latest poster shared by Nick Jonas features him and wife Priyanka Chopra. The two are seen recreating the poster of 1983 film Risky Business. Nick captioned the poster, “She’s Risky and I’m the Business #WhatAManGottaDoVideo.”Earlier, Kevin Jonas also ...

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German officials agree on plan to exit coal-fired power

Photo : A mining machine is working in the Inden opencast lignite mine in Schophoven, Germany. German officials have agreed on a plan to shut down the nation’s coal-fired power plants by the mid to late 2030s, the government said Thursday. A year ago, a government-appointed panel recommended that Germany stop burning coal to generate electricity by 2038 at the ...

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Artist uses snow as canvas for massive geometrical designs

Photo : British artist Simon Beck, left, and a volunteer put the final touches on a geometrical snow drawing on a frozen reservoir near Silverthorne, Colo. Beck says he hopes his art makes people more aware of the beauty of the environment. Simon Beck carefully plots his course before shuffling through a windswept snowfield high in the Rocky Mountains. Using ...

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