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US House votes to limit Trump war powers on Iran

The US House of Representatives has approved a largely symbolic resolution seeking to limit President Donald Trump’s ability to make war on Iran. The measure passed the Democratic-run chamber 224-194, but faces an uphill climb in the Republican-held Senate. It aims to mandate congressional approval for any conflict with Iran, except in cases of an imminent attack against the US.Neither ...

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Bagerhat MP Dr Mozammel passes away

Awami League MP of Bagerhat-4 constituency Dr Mozammel Hossain died at a hospital in the capital early Friday due to old age complications. He was 80. The Awami League leader breathed his last around 12:45 am at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), said his son Mahmud Hossain, a Professor of Khulna University. He left behind his son and a ...

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First phase of Biswa Ijtema begins

The first phase of Biswa Ijtema begins on the banks of the Turag River in Tongi after Fazr prayers on Friday. File Photo The first phase of Biswa Ijtema, the second largest congregation of Muslims after Hajj, began on the banks of the Turag River in Tongi after Fazr prayers on Friday. The Ijtema began with “a’m bayan” (general sermons) ...

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Dhaka city polls: Atiqul, Taposh get ‘Boat’; Tabit, Ishraq ‘Sheaf of Paddy’ symbols

The returning officers allotted electoral symbols to the mayoral candidates for contesting elections to Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) and Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC). The symbols were allotted on Friday morning. Awami League nominated candidate Atiqul Islam and BNP supported Tabit Awal get “Boat” and “Sheaf of Paddy” symbols respectively to contest in the Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) ...

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Flaring tensions could kill Iran nuclear deal; to what end?

The landmark 2015 deal between Tehran and world powers aimed at preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons has been teetering on the edge of collapse since the United States pulled out unilaterally in 2018. The European Union says it will “spare no effort” to keep the deal alive, but with tensions between the U.S. and Iran escalating into open hostilities ...

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‘Mujib Year’ countdown begins this afternoon

The people of Bangladesh will create another milestone by gathering together and launching the countdown to start the ‘Mujib Year’ at Tejgaon Airport on Friday afternoon as January 10 marks the triumphant return of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh MujiburRahman to a liberated Bangladesh. After the arrival of Bangabandhu’s daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the venue at 4:30pm, ...

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President for national consensus to continue development, democracy

President Abdul Hamid on Thursday urged all to take concerted efforts to build a national consensus for the continuity of democracy, the rule of law and uninterrupted socioeconomic development in the country. “I earnestly call for taking concerted efforts to build a consensus among all irrespective of political parties, classes and professions on fundamental issues for the continuity of democracy, ...

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Tokyo 2020 : Recycled cardboard used for beds at Olympics and Paralympics

The bed frames for athletes at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be made from recyclable cardboard.The mattresses for the beds will be formed of polyethylene materials that will be reused for plastic products after the events.There will be 18,000 beds needed for the Olympics, and 8,000 for the Paralympics.Medals for the Tokyo 2020 Games are made entirely ...

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Sakhawat Hossain Shafiq made AL organising secretary

Sakhawat Hossain Shafiq has been made the organising secretary of ruling party Awami League (AL). Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday selected Shafiq for the position and also distributed divisional duties among the Joint-General Secretaries and Organising Secretaries, said a press release. Among the Joint-General Secretaries, Mahbubul Alam Hanif was given charge of Sylhet and Chattogram divisions, Dr Dipu Moni ...

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Joynal reappointed President’s press secretary

The government has reappointed Joynal Abedin as the President’s press secretary for the next three years on contractual basis. The Public Administration Ministry issued a notification on Thursday in this regard. As per the notification, his appointment will come into effect on January 11 or from the date of his joining the office. On the same day, he went on ...

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