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Sylhet T-Aman growers eye bumper yield

Photo : Farmers ploughing a piece of land for T-Aman cultivation in Beanibazar upazila of Sylhet on Thursday. Sylhet Office : Farmers of Sylhet division are passing busy time in growing Transplanted Aman (T-Aman) paddy in a bid to get a bumper yield of the main crop of the region, said the officials and a number of farmers. Seedbed was ...

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Pope Francis condemns US ‘predator’ priests

        Pope Francis is on the side of victims of more than 300 “predator” priests in the United States who are accused of abusing over 1,000 children across seven decades, the Vatican said Thursday. “Victims should know that the pope is on their side,” the Vatican said in a statement after a devastating US grand jury report ...

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England rugby player Cipriani fined for nightclub assault

St. Helier, Aug 17 : A court has fined England rugby player Danny Cipriani 2,000 pounds ($2,500) after he pleaded guilty to assault and resisting arrest following an incident at a nightclub on an island in the English Channel. Cipriani, who made his 16th appearance for England against South Africa in June, was fined 1,500 pounds for resisting arrest and ...

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FM Ali in New Delhi to attend Vajpayee’s funeral

Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali. File Photo. Dhaka, Aug 17 : Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali reached New Delhi on Friday morningto attend the funeral of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The government of Bangladesh is deeply shocked at the sudden demise of the former Prime Minister of India, said the Foreign Ministry. Vajpayee, a leader of the ...

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A fifth of brinjal farmers adopt Bangladesh’s first GM food crop

In January 2014 Bangladesh was the first country in South Asia to introduce any genetically modified (GM) food crop in the region. In little over four years’ time nearly a fifth of Bangladeshi brinjal farmers are now cultivating – Bt brinjal – a GM eggplant, making it one of the fastest adopted biotech crops ever, reports UNB.   After October, ...

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4 of a Bangladeshi family killed in Saudi road crash

Deceased Mashiur Rahman DHAKA: Four members of a Bangladeshi immigrant family were killed in a road accident in Jeddah city of Saudi Arabia early Friday (August 17). Two others were injured in the accident. The deceased are—Mashiur Rahman, 47, and his daughters—Saima, 14, Sinthia, 12 and Sabiha, 9. The injured—Moshiurs’ wife and son have been admitted to the Intensive Care ...

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Chinese passenger jet crash-lands at Manila airport

The plane sits on the grassy portion of the runway of Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Photo, collected) A XiamenAir plane had a rough landing Thursday at Manila International Airport when it skidded off the runway. AirLive shared photos on social media of the Boeing 737’s “crash landing,” claiming the engine detached from the left wing. The plane can be ...

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People evacuated from rooftops after India floods kill 164

Rescue workers use helicopters and boats to evacuate hundreds of people stranded on their home rooftops following unprecedented flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala where more than 160 people have died. With torrential rains stopping on Friday, thousands of rescuers worked quickly to shift the marooned people to 1,200 state-run camps where more than 150,000 people already have ...

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SAFF U-15 Women’s Championship: Bangladesh to face India in final Saturday

Bangladesh U-15 women’s football team will now meet India in the final on Saturday (August 18) at Changlimithan Football Stadium in Bhutan. Defending champions Bangladesh U-15 women’s football team stormed into the final of the SAFF U-15 Women’s Championship when they beat hosts Bhutan by 5-0 goals in the second semi-final at Changlimithan Football Stadium in Bhutan.   The girls ...

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Marlon Santos leaves Barcelona for Sassuolo

Barcelona said Thursday they have reached an agreement with Sassuolo to transfer their Brazilian defender Marlon Santos to the Italian Serie A side for six million euros.   The Catalan giants retain the right to buy back the player, and will keep 50 percent of the economic rights on any future sale of the 22-year-old, the club said in a ...

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