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Tanushree Dutta calls for boycott of Ganesh Acharya

A day after a woman filed a complaint against choreographer Ganesh Acharya alleging that he had forced her to watch pornography, actress Tanushree Dutta said that Bollywood should boycott Acharya, reports Hindustan Times. A 33-year-old woman, an assistant choreographer, has written to the National Commission for Women (NCW) alleging that Acharya used to make her watch porn videos whenever she ...

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Diplomats should apply their sense of responsibility: FM

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen speaks at a function in Dhaka on Thursday, Jan 30, 2020. Photo: Courtesy Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Thursday expressed displeasure against foreign diplomats for what he said interference in Bangladesh’s domestic affairs saying they should follow the code of conduct and apply their sense of responsibility. “They (diplomats) should have their ...

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Be employers, not employees: PM to youths

Photo: PID Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday urged the youth to develop a mindset of being self-employed and employers instead of desperately looking for jobs. “It won’t be wise just to look for jobs…..you should rather think you won’t do jobs but give jobs to others,” she said while distributing the National Youth Award, 2019 at her office in ...

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India confirms 1st case of new virus from China

Photo: Passengers arrive at Heathrow Airport in London after the last British Airways flight from China touched down in the UK following an announcement that the airline was suspending all flights to and from mainland China with immediate effect amid the escalating coronavirus crisis, Wednesday Jan. 29, 2020. India’s health ministry says it has detected its first case of the ...

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Sixty-five platoons BGB deployed in city ahead of Dhaka polls

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) members have been deployed in capital Dhaka ahead of the city corporation elections. A total 65 platoons of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) members have been deployed in Dhaka. The border guards were deployed at different parts of the cities in the morning to avert any untoward incident during the election.The authorities have deployed BGB to assist ...

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Foods that help to improve haemoglobin

Low haemoglobin levels are a warning sign that must not be ignored. From keeping your energy levels high to keeping conditions like anaemia at bay, reports The Indian Express. Haemoglobin — an iron-rich protein in the red blood cells that helps carry oxygen to the various organs and tissues of the body — plays an important role.Which is why, it ...

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Book Fair 2020 to host highest number of publications

  The annual Amar Ekushey book fair on the Bangla Academy premises and the adjacent areas will commence in a grand way hosting the highest number publications. Bangla Academy disclosed details of the fair at a press conference at the academy on Thursday. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the event on the first day. Ten personalities have been chosen ...

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Facebook reports 4Q profit, user growth despite challenges

Facebook had a strong fourth quarter, making more money on advertising and adding more users despite challenges around regulation, privacy and efforts to fight election interference. Its profit and revenue both handily surpassed Wall Street’s expectations. The company also said it settled a lawsuit filed in 2015 over its facial recognition practices and will pay $550 million as a result. ...

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9 ‘Allahr Dal militants’ arrested in Sylhet

  Sylhet Office : Police’s Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit arrested nine suspected members of banned militant group ‘Allahr Dal’ from a house at Arambagh in the city on Wednesday night. The arrestees are- Manik Akanda alias Mehedi Hasan, 32, of Bogura, Jahir Uddin Babor, 20, of Noakhali, Abul Kalam Azad, 20, of Cumilla, Tomi Uddin Sumon, 30, ...

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Dhaka City Election: Ban on motorcycles movement from tonight

A 54-hour ban imposed by the Election Commission (EC) on the movement of motorcycles in the capital ahead of the Dhaka city election will come into effect from Thursday midnight. The restriction will remain in place until Sunday morning. Movements of motorised vehicles have also been restricted for 18 hours but it will come into effect from Friday midnight in ...

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