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UK High Commissioner hopes Dhaka city election will be peaceful

Photo: British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson speaks to reporters at his residence in Dhaka on Thursday, Jan 30, 2020. British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson on Thursday hoped that the elections to the two Dhaka city corporations will be held in a peaceful and festive manner. He said he met all mayoral candidates and had ...

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Madonna resumes her world tour in London after injury

Madonna has resumed her Madame X world tour in London, after cancelling dates in Portugal and the UK due to injury. The star took to the stage wearing knee supports but otherwise refused to make concessions to the “indescribable” pain she has recently been experiencing. She performed high kicks, yoga poses and even the splits during a highly-polished, two-and-a-half-hour show.And ...

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26 killed in Indian bus accident

Twenty-six people including a seven-year-old girl were killed and 32 injured as a passengers bus crashed with an autorickshaw and fell into a well in western India on Wednesday midnight, reports AFP. Emergency crews worked through the night to rescue survivors and retrieved bodies and used a crane to remove the red-and-white bus from the well. Rescue operations ended early ...

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China virus death toll rises to 170, transmission a concern

The death toll rose to 170 in the new virus outbreak in China on Thursday as foreign evacuees from the worst-hit region begin returning home under close observation and world health officials expressed “great concern” that the disease is starting to spread between people outside of China. Thursday’s figures cover the previous 24 hours and represent an increase of 38 ...

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Asked and answered? Senators have their say in Trump trial

At last during the impeachment trial, they got to do what comes naturally in their native habitat: speak on the Senate floor. But when senators engaged in a bit of their beloved talk, the result was something between a political debate and a low-budget reality show. That’s in part because they mostly asked for answers about the Trump-Ukraine saga they ...

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India beats NZealand after Super Over, clinches T20 series

Rohit Sharma hit sixes off the last two balls of a dramatic Super Over as India secured an unlikely win over New Zealand to clinch their Twenty20 series and leave the Black Caps to digest another painful loss in the tiebreaker. Six months after losing a 50-over World Cup final to England on boundary countback after tying a Super Over, ...

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Saraswati Puja being celebrated

  Saraswati Puja, one of the main religious festivals of the Hindu community, is being celebrated across Bangladesh on Thursday amid much enthusiasm, festivity and religious fervour. The Puja is celebrated every year on the fifth day of the bright fortnight of the month of Magh, as it is believed that the goddess wisdom and knowledge was born on this ...

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BBC News to close 450 posts as part of £80m savings drive

Around 450 jobs will be cut from BBC News under plans to complete its £80m savings target by 2022. Outlets to be hit by job closures include BBC Two’s Newsnight, BBC Radio 5 Live and the World Update programme on the World Service. BBC News boss Fran Unsworth said there had to be a move away from traditional broadcasting and ...

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Brexit: European Parliament overwhelmingly backs terms of UK’s exit

Members of the European Parliament have overwhelmingly backed the terms of the UK’s departure from the EU. MEPs ratified the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement by 621 votes to 49 following an emotional debate in Brussels. After the vote, MEPs marked the UK’s exit by singing Auld Lang Syne. Several British MEPs said they hoped the UK would return one day although ...

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Dhaka-Sylhet multilane, modern highway likely by 2023: FM

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Wednesday said they want to see Dhaka-Sylhet multilane and modern highway operational by 2023 which will remain fit for vehicular movement at least for 50 years. He said the design of the four-lane highway will soon be finalized with some changes to turn the planned highway a modern one making it cost-effective with ...

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