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Suspected Ansar al-Islam member held in Sylhet

RAB officials presents arrested Ansar al-Islam member in front of the media Sylhet Office : The detainee is Shafayat Ahmed Chowdhury, a second-year student of Sylhet International University Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested a suspected member of the banned militant outfit Ansar al-Islam, formerly known as Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT), in Sylhet on Wednesday. The detainee is Shafayat Ahmed Chowdhury, ...

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Soumya takes break from action to tie the knot

Bangladesh star cricketer Soumya Sarkar has taken a break from the national team duty for the home series against Zimbabwe starting on February 22 with a one-off Test to tie the knot. Soumya shared an image of himself with his bride on his Facebook profile on Thursday night with the caption- ‘coming soon’. However, the image he shared did not ...

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312 Wuhan-returnees to return home Saturday: Minister

Health Minister Zahid Malik on Thursday said 312 Bangladeshi nationals who returned from China’s Wuhan, the epicenter of coronavirus, will return home after a 14-day of quarantine on Saturday. “They all are fine… we’ll release them after all kinds of tests on February 15,” the minister said at a programme at International Convention City Bashundhara in the capital. The Bangladeshi ...

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UNOs to get new jeeps; Cabinet body approves proposal

Upazila Nirbahi Officers (UNO) are going to have new jeeps as the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Thursday approved a proposal to procure the vehicles from state-owned Progati Industries Ltd. Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal, who presided over the Cabinet body meeting, said the vehicles will be procured directly from the state-owned car assembling and supply agency under the ...

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UK’s Boris Johnson shakes up Cabinet with hirings, firings

Photo: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives at 10 Downing Street in London, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson shook up his government on Thursday, firing and appointing ministers to key Cabinet posts. Johnson was aiming to tighten his grip on government after winning a big parliamentary majority in December’s election. That victory allowed Johnson to take ...

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Labour calls for investigation into PM’s £15,000 holiday

  Labour has called for an investigation into who funded Boris Johnson’s Caribbean holiday over the New Year. The MPs’ register of interests stated the accommodation had a “value” of £15,000 and was covered by Carphone Warehouse co-founder David Ross. Mr Ross initially said he had not paid for the holiday, but in a clarification insisted the register “is correct” ...

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Cabinet reshuffle: Sajid Javid resigns as chancellor

  Sajid Javid has shocked Westminster by quitting as chancellor in the middle of Boris Johnson’s cabinet reshuffle. Mr Javid rejected the prime minster’s order to fire his team of aides, saying “no self-respecting minister” could accept such a condition. He has been replaced as chancellor by Chief Secretary to the Treasury Rishi Sunak – who just seven months ago ...

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Defeat evil forces to ensure public security: PM to Ansar-VDP

Photo: PID Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday urged the members of Bangladesh Ansar and Village Defence Party (VDP) to work with honesty, courage and integrity to defeat evil forces to ensure public security. “We hope you’ll work with honesty, courage and sincerity to defeat evil forces for ensuring public security,” she said at the 40th national rally of Bangladesh ...

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Disney working on ‘Aladdin’ sequel

Disney has officially started developing a sequel to its 2019 live-action hit “Aladdin”. According to Deadline, the studio has roped in scribes John Gatins and Andrea Berloff to write the script for the sequel. Guy Ritchie is set to return to the director’s chair, while Will Smith, Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott are expected to reprise their roles as Genie, ...

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Renowned poet Nirmalendu Goon hospitalised

Renowned poet Nirmalendu Goon has been admitted to a city hospital as he fell sick The poet is now receiving treatment at Coronary Care Unit (CCU) at the Lab Aid Hospital in the capital. He was taken to the hospital on Wednesday night as he suffered from illness.

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