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US tells Congress of plans to sell F-16 fighters to Taiwan

The Trump administration has informed Congress it plans to sell F-16 fighters worth $8 billion to Taiwan in a move that will inflame already high tensions with China. Two US officials and a congressional aide say the administration informally notified lawmakers of the proposed sale late on Thursday. They were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on ...

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Actor Ataur Rahman made Awami League Advisory Council member

Veteran stage actor, director and playwright Ataur Rahman has been made Awami League Advisory Council member. The ruling party revealed the information in a press release signed by its Office Secretary Abdus Sobhan Golap on Saturday. Awami League President Sheikh Hasina nominated the Ekushey Padak winner a member of the party’s advisory council on Saturday exercising the power bestowed upon ...

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Gazipur AL leader Abdul Karim joins BNP

Md Abdul Karim, a former acting mayor of Gazipur municipality, has joined the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Saturday. Karim, a former leader of Gazipur Awami League, formally joined BNP after offering bouquet of flower to BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir at a simple ceremony at BNP chief’s Gulshan office this noon. The BNP Secretary General welcomed Md ...

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Russell Domingo named head coach of Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s search for a successor to Steve Rhodes has ended through the appointment of Russell Domingo as head coach of the national cricket team. Bangladesh Cricket Board President Nazmul Hassan made the announcement on the appointment of Rhodes for two years at a news conference in Dhaka on Saturday. The new coach will start working on August 21. Earlier on ...

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NASA picks Alabama’s ‘Rocket City’ for lunar lander job

Photo: This illustration provided by NASA on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, shows a proposed design for an Artemis program ascent vehicle leaving the surface of the moon, separating from a descent vehicle. Cape Canaveral, Aug 17 : NASA picked Alabama’s “Rocket City” on Friday to lead development of the next moon lander for astronauts. Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville ...

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Nat’l Mourning Day observed in Nigeria

Dhaka, Aug 17 : Bangladesh High Commission in Abuja, Nigeria observed the National Mourning Day with due respect on Thursday, marking 44th martyrdom of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Nigeria Md. Shameem Ahsan inaugurated the programme hoisting of the national flag at half-mast at the Chancery at 9.30 am. Recitation from ...

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Govt to do everything to advance medical science: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina speaks when physicians from Hungary, who were involved in separating conjoined twins Rabeya and Rukaya, and eight public medical institutions of the country meet her at her official residence Ganobhaban on Friday, Aug 16, 2019. Photo: PID Dhaka, Aug 16 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday said the government will do whatever is necessary to ...

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Bangabandhu’s birth centenary to be celebrated in UNHQs

Bangabandhu a friend of World: Diplomats Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, Aug 16 : Bangladesh Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Masud Bin Momen has said they are planning to celebrate the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at the UN. “The year 2020 marks the birth centenary of Bangabandhu. We are planning to celebrate the birth ...

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Rupnagar slum fire leaves about 1,000 families destitute

Rupnagar slum fire that gutted about 3,000 shanties, has been brought under control around 10:30 pm on Friday night after over three hours’ frantic efforts of firefighters. Some 24 firefighting units of the Fire Service and Civil Defense (FSCD) were working to douse the fire, Ershad Hossain, Duty Officer of Fire Service and Civil Defense (FSCD) headquarters told while talking ...

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1,719 more dengue cases recorded in 24 hrs

  Dhaka, Aug 16 : A total of 1,719 people infected with dengue were admitted to hospitals across the country in 24 hours till 8am on Friday, demonstrating a slight fall in the number of patients than Thursday’s figure. However, no death was recorded during the period. Of the new infections, 759 were recorded in Dhaka alone, according to the ...

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