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US election 2020: Trump ally urges him to accept defeat in US vote

A prominent ally of Donald Trump has urged him to drop his efforts to overturn his loss to Joe Biden in the US presidential election. Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie called the president’s legal team a “national embarrassment”. President Trump has refused to concede the election, making unsubstantiated claims of widespread electoral fraud. Many Republicans have supported his legal ...

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Assets worth Tk 100cr of ex-Juba League leader Anis seized

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has seized assets worth Tk 100 crore belonging to expelled Juba League Office Secretary Kazi Anisur Rahman. ACC Deputy Director Gulshan Anwar Pradhan seized the assets on Monday after an investigation, ACC sources said. The anti-graft watchdog has found evidence of accumulating illegal assets against Anisur and his wife. On October 11, Anisur was suspended from ...

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Bangladeshi student killed in Germany road crash

A Bangladeshi student was killed in a road accident in Germany on Friday night. The incident took place at Halley in Sazen Anhalt province in the country around 10.45 pm local time. The deceased was identified as Sifatul Islam Sifat, 25, hailed from Basabo of Sabujbagh in Dhaka. He was a student of the department of Renewable Energy in Nordhausen ...

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ACC sues GK Shamim among 2 for money embezzlement

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has filed a case against two, including former Juba League leader GK Shamim, for allegedly embezzling Tk 75 crore for the construction of a new Faculty of Arts and Humanities building at Chittagong University. Lutful Kabir Chandan, deputy director of the ACC-affiliated Chittagong District Office-1, told reporters on Monday. He said Fakhrul Islam, assistant director of ...

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Singer Rizia Parveen catches Covid-19 in USA

Noted singer Rizia Parveen, who lives in the United States, has been diagnosed with coronavirus . New York expatriate writer Mili Sultana confirmed this information to media. The singer is doing well and taking treatment from isolation at her residence in USA, she said.Rizia Parveen specializes in play back singing and has done over 600 playback songs.Her popular playback songs ...

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COVID-19 vaccine: Moderna CEO says they will charge $25-$37 for per dose

US firm Moderna, which has already taken the lead with another one the BioNTech/Pfizer shot in the global chase for a vaccine, will charge governments between $25 and $37 per dose of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, report agencies. Chief Executive Stephane Bancel made the statement to the German weekly Welt am Sonntag (WamS). “Our vaccine therefore costs about the same ...

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Liverpool go second with convincing win over Leicester

Liverpool moved level on points with Premier League leaders Tottenham Hotspur and thwarted Leicester City’s hopes of going top with an outstanding performance and victory at Anfield. Jurgen Klopp’s side remain behind Spurs on goal difference but the manner of the win sounded an ominous warning to those hoping to wrest the title away from the champions. Liverpool also established ...

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Total UK Covid cases tops 1.5 million as death toll rises by 398

The number of lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK has passed 1.5 million after a further 18,662 cases were announced on Sunday by the government. It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 1,512,045. The government said a further 398 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Sunday, bringing the ...

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British Airways returning to Dhaka after 11 years

British Airways, one of the world’s leading airlines, is going to resume operation from Dhaka after 11 years, sources at the Civil Aviation Ministry said. “British Airways once operated flights from here. They have applied for resuming operation on Dhaka-London-Dhaka route and we will give them permission,” Mohibul Haque, senior secretary of Civil Aviation Ministry, told The Daily Star today. ...

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Johnson to confirm end date for England virus lockdown

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will confirm that coronavirus lockdown restrictions across England are to end on December 2, his office said Saturday. The lockdown will be followed by a return to a three-tiered set of regional restrictions as part of the government’s “COVID Winter Plan”, it added in a statement. The official announcement is expected to be made on Monday. The ...

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