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SA games: Dipu bags first gold for Bangladesh

Photo: Collected Dipu Chakma secured the first gold medal for the country in the ongoing 13th South Asian Games as he won the taekwondo poomsae event 29-plus-year category at Satdobato in Lalitpur of Nepal on Monday. Dipu, hailing from Rangamati, scored 16.24 points, beating opponents from Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan and Nepal to bag the gold medal.

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White House: Trump ‘will not participate in impeachment hearing’

The White House has said US President Donald Trump and his lawyers will not attend an impeachment hearing in the House of Representatives on Wednesday. Trump could not be expected to participate “fairly”, White House counsel Pat Cipollone said in a letter to the House Judiciary Committee. Last week, Chairman Jerrold Nadler said  Trump could either attend or “stop complaining ...

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Have to fix the sickness of society: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the government will continue its drive against corruption, terrorism, militancy and drugs to eliminate these social menaces from the country as those are the results of 29 years of Zia, Ershad and Khaleda’s misrule. “Our drive is on…our drive against terrorism, militancy, drugs and corruption will continue,” she said. The Prime Minister said this ...

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Bridge without approach road lying unused for 22 yrs

Moulvibazar Correspondent : A bridge constructed over a canal at Bhukshimoil union in Kulaura upazila has been lying unused for long 22 years as there is approach road on both sides of it. Local people said the 10-metre long bridge was constructed in 1997 under the Bridge and Culvert Project of Local Government and Engineering Department (LGED) spending Tk 5 ...

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15 dead in India’s Tamil Nadu rain, schools closed in Chennai, other towns

Heavy rain is likely to continue to hammer parts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry today (Monday) after normal life was hit in several districts in the two southern states over the last few days. Fifteen people have died after a wall collapsed in a village this morning in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore district amid heavy rain. Rescue operations are on to ...

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Technology to keep lights on could help prevent wildfires

B. Don Russell wasn’t thinking about preventing a wildfire when he developed a tool to detect power line problems before blackouts and bigger disasters. The electrical engineering professor at Texas A&M University figured he might save a life if his creation could prevent someone from being electrocuted by a downed live wire. But fire prevention may be his product’s biggest ...

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England dismissed for 476 on day 4, 2nd test vs New Zealand

Joe Root completed his third test double century and was out for 226 as England built a 101-run first-innings lead over New Zealand on the fourth day of the second test. Root shared a 193-run sixth wicket partnership with Ollie Pope, who also fell during Monday’s second session for 75. England was finally dismissed just before the scheduled tea break ...

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Transport owners in trouble as petrol pump owners’ strike enters 2nd day

Petrol pump owners and workers continued their strike for the second consecutive day on Monday in Rajshahi, Rangpur and Khulna divisions to press home their 15-point demand. The suspension of fuel oil supply in the divisions caused trouble to the transport owners and passengers. Transport owners said vehicular movement was not disrupted on Sunday as they used reserved fuel but ...

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PM arrives in Madrid to attend COP25

Photo: Courtesy Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived here on Sunday to attend the 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP25). The world’s annual climate summit, COP25, will be held in Madrid, the Spain’s central capital, on December 2-13 under the UN framework convention on climate change. A special flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the Prime Minister and ...

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Terror checks intensified as London attack enters election fray

Britain’s Boris Johnson said Sunday the security services were stepping up monitoring of convicted terrorists released early from prison, as the London Bridge attack became embroiled in the election campaign. The prime minister revealed around 74 people with terrorist convictions had been released early from prison in a similar way to Usman Kan, who left jail last December and went ...

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