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Bangladesh elected ECOSOC member

Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, June 15 : Bangladesh was elected a member of the prestigious Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations for the term 2020-2022 from the Asia-Pacific region by securing 181 votes out of 191. The election was held at the UN General Assembly Hall on Friday, said a press release of Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to ...

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Sun shines for England’s 8-wicket win v Windies

Photo: England’s Joe Root celebrates his century during the Cricket World Cup match between England and West Indies at the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton, England, Friday, June 14, 2019. London, Jun 14 : The sun appeared after a week of gloom and shined on England, giving the World Cup hosts perfect batting conditions to chase down a meager West Indies ...

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First Bangladeshi archer qualifies for Olympics

Mohammad Ruman Shana., Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, Jun 14 : Mohammad Ruman Shana has become the first Bangladeshi archer to qualify for the Olympic games. He achieved the feat by defeating Van Den Berg Sjef of Netherlands by 6-2 set points in the quarterfinal. But Shana lost to Malaysia’s Khairul Anuar Mohamad by 3-7 set points in the semifinal of men’s ...

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Pakistan’s anti-graft body arrests sister of ex-president

Photo: In this Jan. 7, 2019 file photo, Faryal Talpur, center, sister of former Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari, arrives to appear in a court in Karachi, Pakistan. Islamabad, June 14 : Pakistan’s anti-graft body has arrested the sister of former president Asif Ali Zardari in connection with a multi-million-dollar money laundering case following rejection of her bail by a ...

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KFC is launching a vegan chicken burger

KFC is jumping on the meat-free bandwagon, launching a vegan version of its signature crispy chicken burger in the United Kingdom. The fast food chain is calling its first plant-based offering “The Imposter.” The burger, which uses a Quorn fillet and vegan mayo, will be sold at select restaurants for four weeks starting June 17. Quorn is a meat substitute ...

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Taylor Swift announces 7th album

Taylor Swift’s latest song has a new target: homophobes. Coinciding with the announcement of her seventh album, “Lover,” the pop star on Thursday released a new tune called “You Need to Calm Down,” where she addresses her own haters but also calls out those who attack the LGBTQ community. At one point on the beat-laden track, Swift sings: “And control ...

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PM slams budget critics, says they’ve ‘mental sickness’

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina briefs the media about the national budget placed in parliament on Thursday for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. Photo: PID Dhaka, June 14 : Taking a swipe at the critics of the newly unveiled national budget, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said there are some people who find fault in everything as this is a kind of ...

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Only high-income people to be benefited from budget: CPD

Photo: Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya gives formal reaction to the national budget at a hotel in the city’s Gulshan area on Friday, June 14, 2019. Dhaka, June 14 : Distinguished fellow of the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya on Friday said the proposed national budget for the fiscal year 2019-2020 will only benefit the high-income people. “This is ...

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Brazil opens Copa America with spotlight still on Neymar

Sao Paulo, June 14 : Brazil will get the Copa America underway with the Neymar saga still far from over. As the hosts closed their preparations for Friday’s opener against Bolivia, Neymar was still attracting most of the attention in the country even though he is not playing in the South American championship. The player, who was ruled out of ...

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Christchurch mosque attacks suspect pleads not guilty to all 92 charges

Wellington, June 14 : The man accused of the Christchurch mosque attacks that killed 51 people pled not guilty to all the 92 charges in his third court appearance on Friday after New Zealand’s deadliest terrorist attacks on March 15. The suspect, Brenton Tarrant, 28, appeared by video link at the High Court in Christchurch during Friday’s hearing, attended by ...

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