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    Chhatra Maitree wants balance of power between president and executive body

    RU Correspondent | Updated at 12:40am on February 18, 2019

    Leaders and activists of Biplobi Chhatra Maitree on Sunday demanded amendment to the university’s students’ union RUCSU constitution seeking to establish balance of power between...

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    Arrested ‘robber’ killed in ‘gunfight’

    Our Correspondent . Munshiganj | Updated at 12:39am on February 18, 2019

    A suspected robber, who was arrested by the police on Saturday night, was killed in a ‘gunfight’ in Taleshwar area of Munshiganj Sadar upazila early...

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    Shaheed Dr Zoha Day today

    Suzon Ali . RU | Updated at 12:38am on February 18, 2019

    Fifty years have elapsed since Rajshahi University Professor Dr Shamsuzzoha sacrificed his life to save the students who brought out procession on campus by defying...

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    Ex-BB official lands in jail for embezzling money

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:36am on February 18, 2019

    A Dhaka court sentenced former assistant director of Bangladesh Bank SM Gias Uddin to 10 years in prison on Sunday for embezzling money.Judge Joynal Abedin...

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    Dhaka Bar election in Feb 27-28

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:35am on February 18, 2019

    The two-day polls to elect the office bearers of Dhaka Bar Association for 2019-2020 will be held in February 27-28.A total of 57 candidates will...

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    Govt to employ 10,000 as physicians soon: minister

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Manikganj | Updated at 12:35am on February 18, 2019

    Health and family welfare minister Zahid Maleque on Sunday said that the government was going to appoint 10,000 physicians and 15,000 nurses soon to improve...

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    Left student bodies for greater alliance

    DU Correspondent | Updated at 12:32am on February 18, 2019

    The authorities of two left student bodies — Progressive Student Alliance and Anti-imperialist Student Unity, have decided to forge greater alliance ahead of the upcoming...

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    DMP plans stringent security for Feb 21

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:27am on February 18, 2019

    The Dhaka Metropolitan Police planned special security measures in and around the Central Shaheed Minar in the capital for peaceful observance of Shaheed Dibas and...

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    Book fair at IU on Tuesday

    IU Correspondent . Kushtia | Updated at 12:26am on February 18, 2019

    A three-day book fair would be held on Islamic University campus in Kushtia from Tuesday to Thursday, IU information, publication and public relations office director...

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    IO asked to submit blogger Avijit murder probe report Mar 25

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:21am on February 18, 2019

    A Dhaka court on Sunday fixed March 25 for the investigation officer to submit the probe report in the blogger Avijit murder case.Dhaka metropolitan magistrate...

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    Khaleda’s jail term appropriate: Anisul

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:20am on February 18, 2019

    Law, justice and parliamentary affairs minister Anisul Huq on Sunday said that Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia’s 10-year prison sentence in a graft case...

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    49 candidates elected uncontested

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:18am on February 18, 2019

    Election Commission on Sunday declared 49 candidates elected unopposed for the parliamentary seats reserved for women candidates after each post saw the submission of single nomination paper....

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    BFSA committee to test cow milk, fodders

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:16am on February 18, 2019

    Bangladesh Food Safety Authority on Sunday formed a committee for collecting samples of cow milk and fodder from across the country to check their quality...

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    Vietnam police seize 300 kgs of meth

    Agence France-Presse . Hanoi | Updated at 12:15am on February 18, 2019

    A massive haul of nearly 300 kilograms of methamphetamine pills was seized in central Vietnam on Sunday, police said, the latest major drug bust in a country where the use of synthetic narcotics is on the rise....

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    BNP foreign relations committee members urged to avoid local media

    Rashed Ahmed Mitul | Updated at 12:12am on February 18, 2019

    Bangladesh Nationalist Party foreign relations committee team leader Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury has asked its members to avoid talking to local media on its activities....

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    Iran summons Pakistan envoy over suicide bombing

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:11am on February 18, 2019

    Iran’s foreign ministry on Sunday summoned the Pakistani ambassador after Tehran accused Islamabad of harbouring a jihadist group behind a deadly suicide attack on security forces....

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    Juba League leader stabbed dead

    United News of Bangladesh . Jashore | Updated at 12:07am on February 18, 2019

    A local leader of Juba League leader was stabbed to death and his brother injured in an attack by rivals at village Charabari in Chaugacha...

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    Gono Bishwasbidyalay holds programme honouring language heroes

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on February 18, 2019

    Gono Bishwasbidyalay Agnishetu Parishad oragnised a literature competition and cultural programme, titled Hridoye Bayanna, on the university campus on Sunday, commemorating the martyrs of the...

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    Ali Ul Islam’s 8th death anniv today

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:04am on February 18, 2019

    The eighth death anniversary of Ali Ul Islam, former chief selector and manager of Bangladesh Cricket Board, will be observed today....

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    DIS to hold Mom-Preneur in March 10-25

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:02am on February 18, 2019

    Daffodil International School, in association with Bangladesh Skill Development Institute, would hold a 15-day entrepreneurship training, titled Mom-Preneur in March 10-25, said Daffodil Family chief...

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    Workers to wage movement if demands not met

    United News of Bangladesh . Khulna | Updated at 12:01am on February 18, 2019

    Workers of the Khulna Jute Mills that operated under the Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation threatened to wage a movement from February 25 if their seven-point demand was not met by the time....

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    FF Manzur Ahmed passes away

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    Manzur Ahmed Bachchu, one of the organisers of 1969 movement and civil affairs adviser of Sector 3 during the liberation war, died of old age complications at a hospital in Dhaka on Sunday....

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    JU teachers demand end to ragging

    JU Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    A group of teachers of Jahangirnagar University on Sunday demanded that the university authorities should take steps to stop physical and mental harassment of students...

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    Bogura AL president Momtaz Uddin dies

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Bogura | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    Md Momtaz Uddin, Awami league central working committee member and Bogura district unit president of the party, died of a heart attack at a hospital in the district early Sunday...

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    Japan PM nominates Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe nominated US president Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize last autumn after receiving a request from the US government to do so, the Asahi newspaper reported on Sunday....

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    India detains 23 with suspected links to Kashmir attack

    Reuters . Srinagar | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    Indian forces have detained 23 men suspected of links to the Pakistan-based militant group that masterminded the bombing of an Indian security convoy that killed 44 paramilitary police, a top police official said on Sunday....

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    HC annoyed as directives not implemented

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    The High Court on Sunday expressed dissatisfaction as the government failed to implement its directive to private hospitals, clinics and diagnostic centres to display uniform chart of costs of medical tests, consultancy fees and operation fees in public view....

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    Sudden hailstorms with heavy rains and lightning surprise weathermen

    Rashad Ahamad and Emran Hossain | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    Brief but severe hailstorm amid heavy rains and lightning strikes in parts of Bangladesh disrupted the pleasant weather of spring morning on Sunday....

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    Neymar’s father denies any contact with Barca

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    Neymar’s father reiterated on Sunday that there has been no attempt to contact Barcelona over a possible return to Spain for the world’s most expensive...

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    Sanchez worried over losing his spark at United

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez is concerned people may not have seen his best at Old Trafford as he continues to fight for an extended...

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    City end Newport’s giant-killing run

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    Manchester City powered into the FA Cup quarter-finals as the Premier League leaders survived a battling display from Newport County to beat the fourth-tier minnows...

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    Messi penalty lifts Barca

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    Lionel Messi scored a penalty and missed another as La Liga leaders Barcelona ground out an unconvincing 1-0 win over Real Valladolid, while Antoine Griezmann...

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    Robben picks Anfield as his ‘worst stadium’

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben has described Anfield as his ‘worst stadium’ as he prepares for a return to face Liverpool in the Champions League...

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    Perera hailed for heroics

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    Kusal Perera became a national hero in Sri Lanka on Sunday after scoring an unbeaten 153 to guide his country to a sensational first Test...

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    England U-19s push to level series

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    England Under-19 team will be pushing for a win in the final day of the second Youth Test after Jamie Smith’s hundred helped them to...

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    Mahmudullah fined for hitting picket fence

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    The International Cricket Council on Sunday fined Bangladesh all-rounder Mahmudullah 10 per cent of his match fee for striking the picket fence with his bat...

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    Mahmudullah top pick in DPL draft

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    The players’ draft for the Dhaka Premier League will be held at a city hotel today with national all-rounder Mahmudullah carrying the tag of highest...

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    Belfort brace sends Abahani to top

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    Defending champions Dhaka Abahani took a solo lead in the Bangladesh Premier League points-table with a thumping 4-0 win against Brothers Union at the Bangabandhu...

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    Tigers toil with Mushfiq fitness

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    The chief physician of the Bangladesh Cricket Board on Sunday expressed his confidence regarding Mushfiqur Rahim’s participation in the three-match Test series against New Zealand...

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    Sakib injury ruins Tigers’ balance

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    Former skipper Khaled Mahmud said on Sunday that the injury of all-rounder Sakib al Hasan made the national cricket team imbalanced, leaving them struggling in...

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    Karl Marx memorial vandalised in London

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    The memorial of German philosopher Karl Marx has been vandalised in London for the second time in two weeks, the cemetery that manages the site...

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    Pentagon chief not decided yet

    Reuters | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    Acting US defence secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Saturday he had not yet determined whether a border wall with Mexico was a military necessity or...

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    Zarif says Israel looking for war

    Reuters . Munich | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    Iran’s foreign minister accused Israel of looking for war and warned that its behaviour and that of the United States was increasing the chances of...

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    Iran ready to improve ties with Gulf: Rouhani

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    Iran is ready to work with all of its neighbours to secure peace in the Middle East in the face of US and Israeli aggression,...

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    Indian priest jailed for 20yrs

    Agence France-Presse . Kochi, India | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    An Indian court has convicted a senior Catholic priest of raping a minor and sentenced him to 20 years in jail, the latest sexual assault...

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    Salman seeks allies on Asia tour

    Reuters . Islamabad | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman on Sunday kicked off his tour of South Asia and China with a high-profile visit to Pakistan, but...

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    May to speak to EU leaders

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    British prime minister Theresa May on Saturday vowed to speak to every EU member state leader ‘over the coming days’, as she wrote to Conservative...

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    More US aid for Venezuela reaches Colombia border

    Reuters . Colombia | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    A US military transport plane carrying humanitarian aid meant for Venezuelans landed on Saturday in the Colombian border city of Cucuta, where food and medicine...

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    US president’s choice for UN ambassador withdraws

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    US president Donald Trump’s choice for ambassador to the United Nations, Heather Nauert, has withdrawn from consideration for the job for family reasons, the state...

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    US general eyes long term IS threat in Iraq

    Reuters . Baghdad | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    The general overseeing US forces in the Middle East flew into Iraq on Sunday for talks with US and Iraqi officials expected to focus on...

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    Govt issues new rules specifying working areas for probe agencies

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    The government has issued the Money Laundering Prevention Rules-2019, defining the working areas of six government agencies in investigating 27 types of offences related to money laundering and removing the complexities faced by the agencies in submitting charge sheets....

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    Trump urges Europe to put IS fighters on trial

    Reuters . Near Baghouz, Syria | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    US-backed fighters in Syria are poised to capture Islamic State’s last, tiny enclave on the Euphrates, the battle commander said on Saturday, bringing its self-declared...

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    Minister asks secretaries to expedite ADP execution

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    Planning minister MA Mannan on Sunday instructed secretaries of the government to expedite execution of development projects to achieve full ADP implementation in the current fiscal year (2018-2019)....

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    FBCCI seeks exemplary punishment of bank looters

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry president Md Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin on Sunday demanded exemplary punishment of the persons involved in plundering money from banks....

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    India raises import duty on Pakistani goods to 200pc

    Business Desk | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    India on Saturday raised the customs duty to 200 per cent on all goods imported from Pakistan following the Pulwama car bombing that killed 44 Indian paramilitary police, reports Business Standard....

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    Govt to support for pvt aviation expansion

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    State minister for civil aviation and tourism M Mahbub Ali on Sunday said the government would extend all support to the country’s private airlines for their proper growth considering fast rising numbers of air travellers....

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    Germany sees big rise in hacker attacks on infrastructure: paper

    Reuters . Berlin | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    Germany has experienced a big increase in the number of hacker attacks on critical infrastructure such as power grids and water suppliers, the Welt am Sonntag weekly reported on Sunday....

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    Dhaka stocks gain for 3rd day on financial scrips

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    Dhaka stocks increased for the third day on Sunday as investors went for bargain hunting targeting financial scrips after a recent fall in the share prices of banks and non-bank financial institutions....

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    Take Five: the R-word—world markets themes for week ahead

    Reuters | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    Following are five big themes likely to dominate thinking of investors and traders in the coming week and the Reuters stories related to them....

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    Nadav Lapid’s Synonyms wins Berlinale

    Reuters . Berlin | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    Nadav Lapid’s Synonyms, an anarchic story about an Israeli who tries to suppress his origins after moving to Paris, won the Berlin Film Festival’s coveted...

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    SSJ’s progs begin at Rabindra Sorobor

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    Cultural troupes and artistes from across the country will entertain the audience presenting songs, dances, theatre and others from today till February 21 at Rabindra...

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    To fight off unemployment, Iraqi youth plant start-up seeds

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    Stuck between an endless waitlist for a government job and a frail private sector, Iraqi entrepreneurs are taking on staggering unemployment by establishing their own start-ups....

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    Bangladesh Film Fest underway in India

    Culture Desk | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    The four-day second Bangladesh Film Festival, featuring a total of 23 Bangladeshi films, is underway at Nandan and Nazrul Teertha in Kolkata, India.The festival was...

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    Deadline for submitting films March 7

    Bangladesh Sangbad Shangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    Film producers have been asked to submit their films produced in 2017 and 2018 for National Film Award Competitions 2017 and 2018 by March 7.A...

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    Brexit ‘airbags’ being tested by business with 40 days to exit day

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    With just 40 days until the United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union, businesses are testing their emergency Brexit preparations to ensure they have enough cash and staff in the event of a disorderly exit, KPMG said....

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    Jibanananda’s birth anniv celebrated in Barishal

    Our Correspondent . Barishal | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    A three-day Jibanananda Festival marking the 120th birth anniversary of poet Jibanananda Das began at Brojomohun College in Barishal city on Saturday.Uttoron Sangskritik Sangathan, a...

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    US millennials a popular but elusive target for brands

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    American millennials — the generation of people aged 17-35 — are a popular target for advertisers and brands, but companies risk missing out by approaching them as one homogenous population....

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    Baroque music enchants Ctg audience

    Staff Correspondent . Chattogram | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    French music ensemble Son Ar Mein Consort and Chattogram-based Asian University for Women Choir entertained music lovers in Chattogram on Saturday at a programme held...

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    Secret of History depicts jail killings

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    Featuring the brutal killings of the four national leaders, Bunan Theatre staged the 25th show of its latest production Secret of History at Experimental Theatre...

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    Steps must to stop corruption in energy sector

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    THE Barapukuria Coal Mine Company Ltd has faced corruption and mismanagement since it started operation, eventually affecting the power generation of Barapukuria coal-fired power plant....

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    Govt must protect Ahmadiyyas, hold to account administration

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    WORRYING is the attack that some groups of religious bigots carried out on the Ahmadiyyas at their Ahmadnagar neighbourhood in Panchagarh at night on February 12....

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    End of observer mission in Hebron

    Jonathan Cook | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    YOU might imagine that a report by a multinational observer force documenting a 20-year reign of terror by Israeli soldiers and Jewish settlers against Palestinians,....

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    Hindutva 2.0 is in crisis

    Varghese K George | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    A MONTH ago, on January 18, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) general secretary Bhaiyyaji Joshi said in Nagpur: ‘When the temple will get constructed on Ram Janmabhoomi in 2025, this progress (of India) will gather further momentum… Once the Ayodhya temple is built, the country will gain the capital required for the next 150 years.’...

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    Enough western meddling

    Ramzy Baroud | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    AMERICAN politicians from the two main parties have finally found something to agree upon: more intervention in Venezuela....

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    Russia starts true ‘intra-Afghan dialogue’

    by Salman Rafi Sheikh | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    IT WASN’T long ago when top US military officials had accused Russia of supplying weapons to the Afghan Taliban,....

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    Bishwa Ijtema now to end Tuesday

    United News of Bangladesh . Gazipur | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    The Bishwa Ijtema, now being held on the bank of the Turag River with the participation of the followers of Indian Islamic preacher Maulana Muhammad Saad Al Kandhalvi has been extended by another day as heavy rain disrupted the congregation on Sunday morning....

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    EC frustrated with boycott of upazila polls

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    Chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda on Sunday said that boycott of the elections to upazila parishads by some of the major political parties was disappointing for the Election Commission...

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    Two killed in ‘gunfights’ in Kushtia, Cumilla

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    Two suspected drug peddlers were killed in ‘gunfights’ in Kushtia and Cumilla on early Sunday, raising the death toll to 214 in the ongoing anti-drug drive since May 15, 2018....

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    PM attends defence exhibition in Abu Dhabi

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . United Arab Emirates | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina visited the International Defence Exhibition organised by the United Arab Emirates on Sunday....

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    5 killed, 10 injured in Cumilla road mishap

    Our Correspondent . Cumilla | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    At least five people were killed and 10 others injured when a bus hit a parked truck from the back on Dhaka-Chittagong highway at Gangrai area under Chauddagram Upazila in Cumilla, on Sunday morning....

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