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    EC in dialogue with electronic media

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 11:45am on August 17, 2017

    The Election Commission’s dialogue with electronic media persons and senior journalists began at 10:15am on Thursday, aiming to take their...

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    Two sea robbers held after gunfight in Sunderbans

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 11:10am on August 17, 2017

    Members of Rapid Action Battalion arrested two members of a sea robber gang from the Sunderbans in Bagerhat on Thursday morning...

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    Real's Ronaldo feels persecuted after ban appeal dismissed

    Reuters | Updated at 09:40am on August 17, 2017

    Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo accused the Spanish football federation (RFEF) of persecution after his appeal against a five-game ban for pushing a referee was dismissed on Wednesday...

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    Saudi king orders reopening of Qatar border to Hajj pilgrims

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 09:50am on August 17, 2017

    Saudi Arabia's king Salman has ordered the reopening of the border with Qatar to facilitate the annual Hajj pilgrimage, state media said Thursday, in the first signs of a thaw after the region's worst diplomatic crisis in years...

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    Spain rescues 600 people in busiest day

    BBC | Updated at 09:25am on August 17, 2017

    Spain's coastguard says it has rescued 600 migrants crossing from Morocco in a 24-hour period amid a spike in the number of migrant arrivals...

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    Trump disbands business councils after CEOs quit in protest

    Reuters | Updated at 08:50am on August 17, 2017

    President Donald Trump disbanded two high-profile business advisory councils on Wednesday after several chief executives quit in protest over his remarks blaming weekend violence in Virginia not only on white nationalists but also on anti-racism activists who opposed them...

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    37 inmates killed in government raid on Venezuelan prison

    Reuters | Updated at 08:40am on August 17, 2017

    Thirty-seven inmates were killed during an overnight raid by government security forces on a prison in Venezuela's southern jungle state of Amazonas, the governor said on Wednesday...

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    Dominant Madrid crush Barcelona to win Super Cup

    Reuters | Updated at 08:25am on August 17, 2017

    Real Madrid won the Spanish Super Cup for the 10th time with a 2-0 win over rivals Barcelona at a joyous Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday to complete a 5-1 aggregate victory that underlined their new status as Spain's dominant force...

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    Apparel workers lay siege to BGMEA building for arrears

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:19am on August 17, 2017

    Several hundred workers of two garment factories laid sieged to the office building of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association at Karwan Bazar in Dhaka on Wednesday, demanding arrears...

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    Pay RMG workers’ wages, bonus before Eid: Chunnu

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:18am on August 17, 2017

    State minister for labour and employment Md Mujibul Haque Chunnu on Wednesday urged garment owners to clear the festival bonus, salaries and arrears to the RMG workers before Eid-ul-Azha...

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    DNCC mayor Annisul Huq hospitalised in London

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:16am on August 17, 2017

    Annisul Huq, mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation, has been admitted to a hospital in London...

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    ACC clears charge-sheet against DSCC tax officer

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:14am on August 17, 2017

    The Anti-Corruption Commission has approved a charge-sheet against Tofazzal Hossain Jumadder, a deputy tax officer of Dhaka South City Corporation, in a graft case...

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    Human chain formed at DU to protest at ‘conspiracy’

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 01:13am on August 17, 2017

    A human chain was formed on Dhaka University campus on Wednesday protesting at ‘conspiracies to destabilise the congenial academic atmosphere of the university’...

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    107 lives lost in floods since July 1: DGHS

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:10am on August 17, 2017

    The Directorate General of Health Services has confirmed that the floods have claimed at least 107 lives in 14 affected districts since July 1...

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    2,000 may miss flight for payment shortage, Chikungunya, flood

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:05am on August 17, 2017

    The hajj management officials expressed their fear on Wednesday that around 2,000 aspiring hajj pilgrims might miss their flights due to Chikungunya, ongoing flood and payment shortage as the Saudi authorities would end issuance of hajj visa today...

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    Kurigram flood victims turn to roads for shelters

    Mahamudul Hasan and KM Golam Rabbani . Kurigram | Updated at 01:00am on August 17, 2017

    The roads that have survived the onslaught of flood water have become shelters for people, displaced from their homesteads along with their livestock, who are facing an acute shortage of food and drinking water...

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    2 Bangladeshi PhD students killed in US road crash

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:04am on August 17, 2017

    Two Bangladeshi PhD students of a USA university were killed in a road accident in Wilkinson County area near Georgia of the country on Monday...

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    Khaleda urges all to stand beside flood-hit people

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:03am on August 17, 2017

    Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia on Wednesday urged all to urgently stand beside the flood-hit people without relying on the ‘corrupt government’...

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    HC summons Chinese contractor, local agent

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:01am on August 17, 2017

    The High Court on Wednesday summoned two Chinese contractors and their local agent to appear before the court on August 22 to explain failure to complete plants for the treatment of liquid and solid wastes at newly constructed tannery park at Savar...

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    ‘Lot of time’ needed to rebuild trust in Gulf: Qatar FM

    Agence France-Presse . Doha | Updated at 01:00am on August 17, 2017

    Qatar’s foreign minister said Tuesday it will take a ‘lot of time’ to rebuild any trust between sparring Gulf countries because of the region’s continuing diplomatic crisis...

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    EU to remain engaged with Bangladesh on crucial issues: Envoy

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:59am on August 17, 2017

    The European Union has reiterated its ‘steadfast commitment’ to remain engaged with Bangladesh on important issues like migration, trade and investment, science and technology to further deepen and widen the ties...

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    PM meets with president, discusses flood situation

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:56am on August 17, 2017

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday met with president Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban and discussed the country’s existing flood situation...

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    Online registration for JU admission begins on August 20

    JU Correspondent | Updated at 12:54am on August 17, 2017

    The online registration with Jahangirnagar University for bachelor’s degree entrance examinations will begin on August 20 and continue till September 21, said a university press release on Wednesday...

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    Militants’ strength on the wane; no threat of attack: DMP chief

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:39am on August 17, 2017

    Dhaka Metropolitan Police commissioner Md Asaduzzaman Mia has claimed that there is no threat of any major militant attack or security risk in the country as the organisational capability of militant groups like Neo JMB and Ansarullah Bangla Team has waned...

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    Fresh Rohingya infiltration begins

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:50am on August 17, 2017

    Minority Rohingya people of Rakhine state have started entering Bangladesh afresh in small groups in bordering Cox’s Bazar district as the Myanmar government has deployed Army in the state...

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    Potholed highways remain a worry ahead of Eid

    Shahin Akhter and Sultana Yesmin Mili | Updated at 12:46am on August 17, 2017

    Most of the national and regional highways and district roads, battered by rain for days, have been in a dilapidated condition, much to the worries of holidaymakers ahead of Eid-ul-Azha...

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    Stocks fall on profit taking sales

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:27am on August 17, 2017

    Dhaka stocks sunk on Wednesday, after gains in the previous two trading sessions, as investors went into profit taking sales amid concern over the country’s flood situation...

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    Banks asked to receive application even if export proceeds not repatriated

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:25am on August 17, 2017

    Bangladesh Bank on Wednesday asked commercial banks to receive the applications submitted by the exporters against their claimed subsidy and cash incentive even if the export proceeds were not repatriated..

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    12 JMB men indicted in Khadem murder case

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Rangpur | Updated at 12:24am on August 17, 2017

    A special tribunal in Rangpur on Wednesday framed charges against 12 alleged operatives of underground party Jama’atul Mujahedeen Bangladesh in the murder case of Rahamat Ali, Khadem of Tepamadhupur shrine...

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    AL, BNP-backed lawyers demonstrate

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:23am on August 17, 2017

    Lawyers backed by the ruling Awami League continued demonstrations on Wednesday, the 2nd day of their three-day protests across the country for expunging some observations made by the Appellate Division in its verdict scrapping the 16th amendment to the constitution...

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    People on demo for safety, compensation

    Our Correspondent . Dinajpur | Updated at 12:21am on August 17, 2017

    Landholders and businesses affected by coal extraction at Barapukuria in Dinajpur took to the streets on Wednesday demanding compensation...

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    Malnourished Netrakona children victims of public health failure

    Manzur H Maswood . back from Netrokona | Updated at 12:20am on August 17, 2017

    Shahina Akhter, a 25-year old mother on Sunday came to the Netrokona District Hospital with her 11-month-old baby boy on her lap...

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    CUET student found dead in Bay of Bengal

    Our Correspondent . Chittagong | Updated at 12:19am on August 17, 2017

    A student of the Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology was found dead in the Bay of Bengal on Wednesday afternoon...

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    12th anniversary of Aug 17 serial blasts today

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:17am on August 17, 2017

    The nation with heavy hearts will recall today the countrywide simultaneous bomb attacks carried out by Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh 12 years ago...

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    12th anniversary of Aug 17 serial blasts today

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:17am on August 17, 2017

    The nation with heavy hearts will recall today the countrywide simultaneous bomb attacks carried out by Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh 12 years ago...

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    Bangladeshi consumers’ confidence upbeat in H1 amid stock surge: Mastercard

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:13am on August 17, 2017

    The confidence of Bangladeshi consumers remained very optimistic during the first half of 2017 with its customer confidence index increasing at 89.4 points adding 6.6 points during the period mainly due to the bullish capital market situation, showed Mastercard Index of Consumer Confidence on Asia Pacific released on Wednesday...

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    Juba League leader arrested over haor embankment graft

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:15am on August 17, 2017

    The Anti-Corruption Commission on Wednesday arrested Sunamganj district Juba League convener Khairul Huda in a case filed over corruption in constructing embankments in Sunamganj haors...

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    BIDA nod must be taken 3 months before expiry

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:13am on August 17, 2017

    Businesspeople will have to take permission from the Bangladesh Investment Development Authority at least three months before the expiry of stipulated time for taking foreign loans if they want to extend the receiving period of the loans...

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    Magura AL man hacked to death

    United News of Bangladesh . Magura | Updated at 12:08am on August 17, 2017

    An activist of ruling Awami League was hacked to death by rivals at village Sablat of Shalikha upazila in Magura over establishing supremacy in the area early Tuesday...

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    BTRC revises mobile call rate adjustment proposal upward

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:11am on August 17, 2017

    The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission on Wednesday revised upward its proposal on mobile call rate adjustment by increasing the ceiling for voice call...

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    Shrine caretaker hacked to death in Noakhali

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:06am on August 17, 2017

    The caretaker of a shrine at Sonaimuri upazila in Noakhali was hacked to death at the shrine on Wednesday. Noakhali superintendent of police Elias Sharif confirmed the death of Sona Mia, 65, saying that he had been serving at the shrine, Hatgaon Darbar, for the past three years...

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    Bayern expected to win sixth title

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 12:05am on August 17, 2017

    Bayern Munich kick off the new Bundesliga season on Friday with the coaches of 13 of their 17 rivals expecting them to dominate again -- although Usain Bolt’s recent shock defeat is being used as inspiration...

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    Own goal seals Liverpool win

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 12:05am on August 17, 2017

    Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool are far from certain of a Champions League group stage berth despite their 2-1 win at Hoffenheim on Tuesday in their play-off, first-leg...

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    Serena aims Australian Open comeback

    Agence France-Presse . Los Angeles | Updated at 12:05am on August 17, 2017

    Serena Williams, feeling ‘new power’ from her pregnancy, is already preparing for an Australian Open title defense in January. In a wide-ranging interview with Vogue touching on motherhood, body image and race, Williams said she had set herself a goal of playing Melbourne...

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    Law urges WI to ‘rewrite history’

    Agence France-Presse . Birmingham | Updated at 12:05am on August 17, 2017

    West Indies coach Stuart Law hopes his side can ‘rewrite history’ during a Test series in England. The first of a three-match campaign gets underway at Edgbaston today with the inaugural day/night Test ever staged in England...

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    Mehedi not taking much pressure

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on August 17, 2017

    All-rounder Mehedi Hasan Miraz said on Wednesday that it would be unwise to think that he could deliver the same sort of bowling in the forthcoming Test series against Australia like he did against England last year...

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    Papering over the cracks

    | Updated at 12:05am on August 17, 2017

    THE Iraqi Kurds’ independence referendum, planned for September 25, reflects unresolved disputes over political authority between Baghdad and Erbil...

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    CA team to decide warm-up venue

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on August 17, 2017

    The Bangladesh Cricket Board was still hopeful of staging the only two-day practice match for Australia at Fatullah during their forthcoming tour to Bangladesh though they were also searching for an alternative venue...

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    Is Trump promoting Kim Jong-un’s ‘erratic behaviour’?

    by Taj Hashmi | Updated at 12:05am on August 17, 2017

    NORTH Korea has remained a pain in the neck for the free world since the beginning of the Korean crisis in 1945. The cold war is over, but the crisis in the Korean peninsula, and the trumped-up nuclear threats from North Korea to its neighbours, and now even to the United States, are not over...

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    Can Pakistan-India ties be normal?

    by Riaz Mohammad Khan | Updated at 12:05am on August 17, 2017

    AS people in Pakistan and India celebrate the 70th anniversary of their independence, they should spare a moment for introspection...

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    The crime of propaganda

    by Christopher Black | Updated at 12:05am on August 17, 2017

    THE NATO military alliance is a world encompassing threat. It is now conducting various forms of hybrid warfare against Russia, China, Iran, North Korea, Venezuela, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and most of Africa...

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    Chhatra League atrocities continue

    | Updated at 12:05am on August 17, 2017

    IT IS although disturbing but not surprising that the ruling Awami League-backed Chhatra League, which is known to have engaged in clashes, within and outside the student organisation, on campuses of various educational institutions, often hampering academic activities, again embarked upon such clashes within itself over seating arrangement on National Mourning Day, on Tuesday, at Shariatpur Government College, which left nine people injured...

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    Financial inclusion of street, working children mustn’t fail

    | Updated at 12:05am on August 17, 2017

    THE Bangladesh Bank’s decision of March 2014 on the financial inclusion of street and working children by letting them open savings accounts with participating banks for only Tk 10 in initial deposit was, and still is, a good move...

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    Mostaque, Zia also behind Mujib’s killing: PM

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:05am on August 17, 2017

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said that Khandaker Mostaque and Ziaur Rahman had their part in the conspiracy to kill Bangladesh’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman along with most of his family members...

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    Flouting SC verdict is disrespecting constitution: Kamal Hossain

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on August 17, 2017

    Gana Forum president Dr Kamal Hossain said on Wednesday that flouting the verdict of Supreme Court was showing disrespect to the constitution...

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    Govt increases rice import by 5 lakh tonnes

    Shakhawat Hossain | Updated at 12:05am on August 17, 2017

    The amount of rice loss due to early floods in the country’s low laying area has reached almost 15 lakh tonnes forcing the government to increase the rice imports by another five lakh tonnes amid devastating flood in north-eastern districts...

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    India, China troops clash briefly

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 12:05am on August 17, 2017

    Indian and Chinese troops clashed briefly on a disputed area of land in the Himalayas, officials said Wednesday, exacerbating tensions during a months-long standoff between the two armies...

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    Dists around capital inundated

    Md Owasim Uddin Bhuyan | Updated at 12:05am on August 17, 2017

    The floods took a serious turn Wednesday inundating new areas in the country’s middle zone and the districts surrounding the capital as the Ganges, the Jamuna and the other major rivers swelled further, Water Development Board officials told New Age.

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    Bangladesh discriminates against religious minorities: US report

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:05am on August 17, 2017

    The government ‘continued to discriminate’ against religious minority groups in property disputes and ‘did not adequately protect’ them from attacks, says a US report quoting minority groups in Bangladesh...

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    Journalists want EC’s move for inclusive election

    Ahammad Foyez | Updated at 12:05am on August 17, 2017

    Editors and senior journalists on Wednesday urged the Election Commission to take necessary measures to ensure an inclusive general election...

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