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    Sohel Taj’s nephew will be traced: Home Minister

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 03:41pm on June 18, 2019

    Home minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Tuesday said the nephew missing of former state minister for home Tanjim Ahmed Sohel Taj would be traced no matter...

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    Khaleda gets bail in two defamation cases

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 03:30pm on June 18, 2019

    The High Court on Tuesday granted bail for six months to Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia in two cases filed on defamation charges. The...

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    US soldier faces trial for committing war crimes in Iraq

    Agence France-Presse . Los Angeles | Updated at 03:18pm on June 18, 2019

    The trial of an elite US Navy Seal accused of shooting...

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    Throat-slit body of man found in Jhenaidah

    United News of Bangladesh . Jhenaidah | Updated at 03:07pm on June 18, 2019

    Police recovered the throat-slit body of a young man from a jute field in Jhenaidah Sadar upazila early...

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    Man jailed for sharing video of Christchurch mosque attacks

    Agence France-Presse . Wellington | Updated at 02:58pm on June 18, 2019

    A New Zealand man was jailed for 21 months on Tuesday for distributing...

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    British PM contestants face second round of voting

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 02:43pm on June 18, 2019

    The six Conservatives vying to become Britain’s prime minister face off in the second round...

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    Gun attack on US courthouse, attacker killed by police

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 02:20pm on June 18, 2019

    A man armed with an automatic rifle opened fire on a Dallas federal courthouse...

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    China warns US against deploying more troops in Mideast

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 02:10pm on June 18, 2019

    China on Tuesday warned against opening a ‘Pandora’s box’ in the Middle East after the United...

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    15 people killed in boat capsize in Indonesia

    Agence France-Presse . Jakarta | Updated at 01:58pm on June 18, 2019

    At least 15 people died after a passenger ferry sank off the Indonesian island of Java, police...

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    US to send additional troops to Middle East amidst tension

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 01:45pm on June 18, 2019

    The United States said Monday it has approved the deployment of 1,000 additional troops...

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    At least 12 dead, 134 injured in China earthquake

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 01:39pm on June 18, 2019

    The toll from a strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake in southwest China rose to 12...

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    Trump declares to start removing illegal migrants

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 01:18pm on June 18, 2019

    The United States will start removing ‘millions’ of illegal migrants next week, president Donald Trump...

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    Report states Rohingya crisis ‘outcome of UN’s systemic failure’

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:33pm on June 18, 2019

    An independent review into how the United Nations System operated in Myanmar...

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    One third of global population lack basic hygiene: UN report

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 11:53am on June 18, 2019

    Some 2.2 billion people around the world do not have safely-managed drinking...

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    Balloting in last phase of upazila polls going on

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 11:18am on June 18, 2019

    Voting in the fifth and final phase of the upazila parishad election in 23 upazilas in...

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    Head teacher held

    Our Correspondent . Pabna | Updated at 02:19am on June 18, 2019

    Police arrested the head teacher of Alhaz Textile Mills High School in Pabna’s Ishwardi upazila from the capital on Monday morning on charge of sexually...

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    TIB worried over Sunderbans status

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:17am on June 18, 2019

    Transparency International Bangladesh on Monday expressed grave concern over the International Union for Conservation of Nature proposal to include Sunderbans on UNESCO’s ‘world heritage in...

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    Sakib keeps fingers crossed after win

    Azad Majumder . Taunton | Updated at 01:47am on June 18, 2019

    Sakib al Hasan did not have any century in the last two years but he now got two in two matches and that too in...

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    Indian doctors stage nationwide strike

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 01:17am on June 18, 2019

    Hundreds of thousands of doctors across India went on strike on Monday demanding better working conditions, the country’s top medical body said, as the outrage...

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    EU drops sanctions threat against Maldives

    Agence-France-Presse . Luxembourg | Updated at 01:15am on June 18, 2019

    The European Union on Monday dropped the threat of sanctions against the Maldives, saying the political situation had improved in the Indian Ocean archipelago since...

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    Mother attempts suicide after killing daughter in city

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:14am on June 18, 2019

    A mother attempted suicide after killing her minor daughter at Mugda in the capital on early Monday.Deceased three-year-old Roja Fardin was daughter of late Manjur...

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    Cabinet okays tariff commission amendment bill

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:13am on June 18, 2019

    The cabinet on Monday gave its final nod to the draft Bangladesh Tariff Commission (Amendment) Bill 2019 seeking to expand the activities in line with...

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    Khaleda’s bail applications: HC decision today

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:10am on June 18, 2019

    The High Court Division said Monday it would give its decision on whether or not former prime minister and BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia would get...

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    Sri Lanka abusing UN law to make arrests: rights group

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:07am on June 18, 2019

    Media activists on Monday accused Sri Lankan police of using a UN convention on hate speech to crack down on media freedom and the country’s...

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    BFSA decides to prosecute 21 companies

    Emran Hossain | Updated at 01:06am on June 18, 2019

    Bangladesh Food Safety Authority has decided to sue the companies that produce and market e 21 food products found to be unsafe for consumption by...

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    Rights activists demand increase in direct tax

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:03am on June 18, 2019

    Rights activists, civil society members and representatives from labourers and farmers on Monday called upon the government to increase direct taxation instead of depending on...

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    President visits textile factory, museum in Tashkent

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Tashkent, Uzbekistan | Updated at 01:00am on June 18, 2019

    President Abdul Hamid, who is on a seven-day visit to two central Asian states -Tajikistan and Uzbekistan – on Monday visited Hasti Imam Mosque, Amir Temur Museum and Uzbekistan Textile and Garment Industry Association at...

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    UK can be a potential market for Bangladeshi agro products, spices

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:57am on June 18, 2019

    UKBCCI chairman Iqbal Ahmed OBE on Monday said the United Kingdom could be a potential market for Bangladeshi agro products, spices and fruits. He said the transfer of...

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    World population likely to reach 9.7b in 2050: UN report

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:52am on June 18, 2019

    The world’s population is expected to increase by 2 billion persons in the next 30 years, from 7.7 billion currently to 9.7 billion in 2050, according to a new United Nations report launched...

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    Indian rights body demands BSF withdrawal

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:51am on June 18, 2019

    Hooghly-based Indian rights organisation Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha on Monday demanded withdrawal of the Indian Border Force from Bangladesh border to avoid further killings of...

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    IU students injured after falling off tree

    IU Correspondent . Kushtia | Updated at 12:50am on June 18, 2019

    Three students of Islamic University were injured after falling off a tree on the campus in Kushtia on Sunday evening. The injured students were Rakib Hossain, a second year student of...

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    64 Bangladeshis to return home via Tunisia

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:50am on June 18, 2019

    Sixty-four Bangladeshi nationals became stranded in a boat in international waters in the Mediterranean Sea have agreed to return home through Tunisia. ‘They agreed to...

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    Allocation for physically challenged people insufficient: NGOs

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:49am on June 18, 2019

    A group of nine NGOs said Monday that the  allocation proposed for the welfare of the country’s physically challenged people in the national budget for fiscal 2019-20 was totally insufficient to...

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    Former Egypt president Mursi dies during trial

    Reuters . Cairo | Updated at 12:47am on June 18, 2019

    Former Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi, the first democratically elected head of state in Egypt’s modern history, died on Monday aged 67 after collapsing in a...

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    Villagers block Dhaka-Barishal highway demanding punishment

    Our Correspondent . Barishal | Updated at 12:45am on June 18, 2019

    Students, villagers alongside guardians of Israfil Howladar Nayon, a class X student, who was murdered after abduction in Wazirpur of Babuganj in Barishal on April, staged protest on Monday demanding punishment of the...

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    Myanmar’s hardline monks rail against Rohingyas, Suu Kyi

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:44am on June 18, 2019

    Ultra-nationalist monks in Myanmar accepted a cash donation from the military on Monday while condemning Aung San Suu Kyi and her government for allowing Rohingya...

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    Govt planning to commit digital hooliganism: BNP

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:43am on June 18, 2019

    Bangladesh Nationalist Party senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Monday alleged that the decision to use electronic voting machine in the by-election to Bogura 6 was taken as part of the...

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    No positive politics in Oikya Front, BNP: Nasim

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Sirajganj | Updated at 12:41am on June 18, 2019

    Awami League presidium member and 14-party alliance spokesperson Mohammed Nasim on Monday said BNP and Jatiya Oikya Front lacked positive politics and welfare-oriented...

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    Salman for action plans to achieve economic dev

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:40am on June 18, 2019

    Industries and investment adviser to the prime minister Salman F Rahman on Monday underscored the need for taking action plans to remove the barriers on way to the country’s economic...

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    Family seeks PM’s intervention in film-maker going missing

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:39am on June 18, 2019

    The family said on Monday that film-maker Syed Iftekhar Alam Sourav was called by Rapid Action Battalion members to meet them with his passport, curriculum...

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    Sylhet bar suspends 2 lawyers for misconduct, serves notice

    Staff Correspondent . Sylhet | Updated at 12:38am on June 18, 2019

    Sylhet District Lawyers’ Association on Monday suspended memberships of two lawyers, who were former leaders of Bangladesh Chhatra League, ruling Awami League-backed student organisation, on charge of...

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    BNP real opposition in parliament: MP Harun

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:36am on June 18, 2019

    Bangladesh Nationalist Party member of parliament M Harunur Rashid on Monday claimed that his party was the real opposition in parliament as the never compromised their...

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    Pakistan captain refuses to blame senior men

    Reuters . Manchester | Updated at 12:36am on June 18, 2019

    Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed refused to put the blame for his team’s defeat to India and poor World Cup on the senior players, saying all...

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    Housing ministry initiates fresh inquiry

    Ershad Kamol | Updated at 12:32am on June 18, 2019

    The housing ministry has decided to ask Rajdhan Unnayan Kartripakkha to conduct a fresh inquiry into the allocation of 2.82 acres of land to Canadian...

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    Road digging in monsoon bring sufferings for Malibagh residents

    Md Mehedi Hassan | Updated at 12:25am on June 18, 2019

    People at Malibagh in Dhaka were suffering much for prolonged construction works on Malibagh Bazar Road as the Dhaka South City Corporation has dug out the road to install storm sewer...

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    5th phase upazila polls today

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:25am on June 18, 2019

    The 5th phase of the staggered upazila parishad elections will be held in 23 upazilas today amid boycott by almost all the opposition political parties.The...

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    JCD leaders postpone agitation

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:19am on June 18, 2019

    The Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal leaders and activists, who have crossed the maximum age-limit to continue with the central committee leadership of the organisation, suspended their...

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    BUET students on demo, boycotting classes

    DU Correspondent | Updated at 12:15am on June 18, 2019

    Students of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology on Monday continued demonstrations for the third consecutive day boycotting classes to press home their sixteen point charter of...

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    Govt won’t interfere, if Khaleda gets bail: Quader

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:13am on June 18, 2019

    Awami League general secretary and road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader on Monday said if BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia gets bail from court, the government will not...

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    Budget proposes 25pc hike

    Jasim Uddin | Updated at 12:12am on June 18, 2019

    The government has proposed to increase the presumptive taxes on the incomes from road and waterways transports by 25 per cent in the budget for...

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    Bangladesh, India relation passing through golden era: Riva

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Chattogram | Updated at 12:10am on June 18, 2019

    Indian high commissioner to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das on Monday said the bilateral relationship between Bangladesh and India was passing through a golden era due to heartfelt statesmanship of...

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    Int’l workshop on maths on 8th day

    DU Correspondent | Updated at 12:09am on June 18, 2019

    Twelve-day international workshop on dynamical systems and its applications to biology entered eighth day at AF Mujibur Rahman Ganit Bhaban in Dhaka University on Monday...

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    Two killed in Naogaon road crash

    United News of Bangladesh . Naogaon | Updated at 12:08am on June 18, 2019

    Two people, including a schoolboy, were killed when a bus hit a motorbike on Naogaon-Rajshahi highway in Manda upazila on Monday. The deceased were identified as Kamal Hossain, 40, a teacher of...

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    Action plan sought from DCs of Munshiganj, Narayanganj

    Ershad Kamol | Updated at 12:02am on June 18, 2019

    National River Conservation Commission has instructed district administrations of Munshiganj and Narayanganj to send time-bound action plans for evicting grabbers from the Meghna, Sitalakhya and...

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    Bangladesh v West Indies in Numbers

    Staff Correpondent | Updated at 12:15am on June 18, 2019

    1 - Bangladesh’s 322 against West Indies was their highest successful run-chase in World Cup overtaking their successful chase of Scotland’s 318-8 in the 2015...

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    Bangladesh v West Indies

    | Updated at 12:15am on June 18, 2019

    West Indian fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell has caught a lot of attention in this World Cup with his trademark salute after picking wickets. Against Bangladesh on Monday, Shimron Hetmyer imitated his team-mate after...

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    Saif ride on Celin brace

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:15am on June 18, 2019

    Brazilian forward Alessandro Celin scored a brace as Saif Sporting Club beat Brothers Union by 2-0 goals in their Bangladesh Premier League match at the Rafique Uddin Bhuiyan Stadium in...

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    Getting Babar out was ‘dream’ delivery: Yadav

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

    India’s Kuldeep Yadav admitted bowling Pakistan batsman Babar Azam in the World Cup with a magical delivery that tossed and turned was a ‘dream’ for any spinner. Yadav returned figures of 2-32 with his...

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    Uruguay crush 10-man Ecuador

    Agence France-Preesse . Belo Horizonte | Updated at 12:15am on June 18, 2019

    Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani were on target as Uruguay thumped 10-man Ecuador 4-0 in their opening Group C match at the Copa America on Sunday. Nicolas Lodeiro opened the scoring after just...

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    Kumar could be out for ‘three games at most’

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

    Bhuvneshwar Kumar could be out of India’s next three World Cup games after injuring himself in Sunday’s win over Pakistan, according to captain Virat Kohli. Kumar opened the bowling for India in Pakistan’s initial...

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    Kowshik has done his time, says Roberts

    Azad Majumder . Taunton | Updated at 12:15am on June 18, 2019

    In 2001, during a short fast bowling camp legendary West Indies fast bowler Andy Roberts spotted two young talents, who were drafted into the Bangladesh national team immediately at his advice. One of them, Talha Jubair, lost out to injury but the other one went on to make a legend...

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    Arthur wants Pakistan to summon ‘cornered tigers’ spirit

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

    Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur has vowed to remind his players of the ‘cornered tigers’ spirit which Imran Khan instilled in his team-mates to win the 1992 World Cup. An 89-run defeat by arch...

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    UK firms to cut investment by most in 10yrs

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

    British companies look set to cut their investment by the most in 10 years in 2019 as the Brexit crisis drags on, weighing on future...

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    WC heroics are child’s play for Sharma

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

    Rohit Sharma revealed his new-born daughter has put him in a ‘great space’ after the opener scored his second century of the World Cup to set up India’s big win over arch rivals...

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    Boeing dealt new blow as Airbus launches long-range A321

    Reuters . Le Bourget | Updated at 12:00am on June 18, 2019

    Boeing suffered a fresh setback on the opening of the Paris Airshow on Monday as its engine supplier announced a delay for the US planemaker’s...

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    Lenders seek Jet Airways bankruptcy

    Reuters . Mumbai | Updated at 12:00am on June 18, 2019

    Jet Airways’ creditors said on Monday they plan to begin insolvency proceedings against the Indian airline in a last-ditch bid to find a buyer for...

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    Stocks, dollar hold gains with all eyes on Fed meeting

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

    Share markets couldn’t add to recent gains and government bond yields inched fractionally higher on Monday, as investors hunkered down for what is shaping up...

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    England get Morgan boost

    Reuters . Manchester | Updated at 12:15am on June 18, 2019

    England opener Jason Roy will miss at least two World Cup games due to a hamstring injury but captain Eoin Morgan is bullish about overcoming a back spasm and playing against...

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    ADB says loan talks ongoing after Pakistan claims $3.4b agreed

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

    The Asian Development Bank said talks to provide Pakistan with financial support were ongoing, contradicting Pakistani officials who announced over the weekend that the lender...

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    Walsh has lot to offer to Bangladesh: Ambrose

     Azad Majumder . Taunton | Updated at 12:15am on June 18, 2019

    West Indies’ legendary pacer Curtly Ambrose believed that his former partner Courtney Walsh could offer a lot of more things about fast bowling to Bangladeshi bowlers which might develop...

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    China pulls WTO suit over claim to be a market economy

    Reuters . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on June 18, 2019

    China has halted a dispute at the World Trade Organisation over its claim to be a market economy, a panel of three WTO adjudicators said...

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    Summer crop sowing lags in India on slow monsoon progress

    Reuters . Mumbai | Updated at 12:00am on June 18, 2019

    Planting of summer-sown crops in India such as soybean, cotton, rice and corn has been delayed by at least two weeks because of the slow...

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    Prime Bank appoints Faisal as DMD and CBO

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

    Faisal Rahman has been appointed as deputy managing director and chief business officer of Prime Bank recently, said a press release.He will lead corporate and...

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    Bowlers keep Bangladesh alive

    Azad Majumder . Taunton | Updated at 12:15am on June 18, 2019

    West Indies did what they usually do best but Bangladesh managed to a get a hold on the side by restricting them to a gettable score in their World Cup match in Taunton on...

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    Singapore exports fall most in 3yrs as China shipments slip

    Reuters . Singapore | Updated at 12:00am on June 18, 2019

    Singapore’s non-oil domestic exports (NODX) fell 15.9 per cent year-on-year in May, the biggest decline since March 2016, partly due to a sharp decline in...

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    Bangladesh to become ADR-friendly, says BB governor

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

    Bangladesh Bank governor Fazle Kabir on Monday expected that the country would become one of the alternative dispute resolution-friendly nations within the region. He expressed...

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    US businesses beg to be left off Trump’s tariff list

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

    Hundreds of US businesses from local bridal shops to multi-billion dollar retailers have submitted comments to the US Trade Representative’s Office opposing president Donald Trump’s...

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    US chipmakers quietly lobby to ease Huawei ban

    Reuters . San Francisco/Washington | Updated at 12:00am on June 18, 2019

    Huawei’s American chip suppliers, including Qualcomm and Intel, are quietly pressing the US government to ease its ban on sales to the Chinese tech giant,...

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    Huawei says US ban to wipe $30 billion off its revenue

    Reuters . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:00am on June 18, 2019

    China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has taken a harder-than-expected hit from a US ban, the company’s founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei said, and slashed revenue...

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    Loss making entities must also pay tax at regular rate

    Jasim Uddin | Updated at 12:00am on June 18, 2019

    Tax burden of source tax deducting entities, including companies, banks, NGOs, government agencies and other employers, would increase significantly if they did not deduct source...

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    5pc advance tax on all imports in proposed budget

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

    Businesses will have to pay 5 per cent advance tax or AT — a value-added tax — on imported items ranging from capital machinery to...

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    BTRC allows telcos to charge more for mobile banking service

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

    Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission on Monday allowed the mobile network operators to charge the mobile financial service operators each time for accessing mobile operators’ network.Telcos...

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    Greater part of general investors in IPO sought

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

    The stock exchanges, brokers and merchant bankers of the country have submitted their proposals to market regulator Bangladesh Securities and Exchange commission regarding amendment to...

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    Iran sets 10-day countdown to surpass uranium stockpile limit

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:10am on June 18, 2019

    Iran said Monday it will surpass from June 27 its uranium stockpile limit set under the nuclear deal with world powers, turning up the pressure after the US walked away from the...

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    Stocks keep plunging on govt move to tax cos’ reserve

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

    Dhaka stocks on Monday slumped for the second day as investors went for panic selling due to concern over the government’s budget proposal to impose...

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    HK activist Wong leaves jail, vows to join protests

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:10am on June 18, 2019

    Leading Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong walked free from prison Monday and vowed to join historic anti-government protests rocking the finance hub, as activists kept up pressure on...

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    ‘Fewer but newer’ nuclear arms in the world: report

    Agence-France-Presse . Stockholm | Updated at 12:10am on June 18, 2019

    The overall number of nuclear warheads in the world has declined in the past year but nations are modernising their arsenals, a report published Monday said. At the start of 2019, the United States, Russia, Britain, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea had...

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    British PM candidates clash over Brexit strategy

    Agence-France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:10am on June 18, 2019

    Candidates to become Britain’s next prime minister clashed over Brexit strategy at their first debate on Sunday but the frontrunner, Boris Johnson, dodged the confrontation. The 90-minute debate on Channel 4 featured the...

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    PNG not to renew Australia refugee contract

    Agence-France-Presse. Papua New Guinea | Updated at 12:10am on June 18, 2019

    Papua New Guinea will not renew a contract with an Australian company providing security at Pacific refugee camps, a senior minister said in another setback for the deeply...

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    Israel PM inaugurates Golan settlement honouring Trump

    Agence-France-Presse . Golan Heights | Updated at 12:10am on June 18, 2019

    Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday inaugurated a new settlement in the Golan Heights, named after the country’s ‘great friend’ US president Donald Trump...

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    Indian magician feared drowned as stunt goes wrong

    Agence-France-Presse . Kolkata | Updated at 12:10am on June 18, 2019

    An Indian magician who went missing after being lowered into a river while tied up with chains and ropes in a Houdini-inspired stunt is feared drowned, police said Monday. Chanchal Lahiri, known by his stage...

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    Miles to celebrate 40th anniv with world tour

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on June 18, 2019

    Popular rock band Miles is all set to celebrate its 40th founding anniversary through concerts in different countries. The band is going to perform at concerts in the USA, Canada, Australia and Bangladesh as part of the...

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    Short films screened at Goethe Institut

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on June 18, 2019

    Tasmiah Afrin Mou’s award-winning short films Kobi Swamir Mrityur Por Amar Jobanbondi and Nayikar Ek Raat were screened at Goethe-Institut in the capital on Sunday. The films were screened as part of film screening and...

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    Prachyanat stages Tragedy Palashbari at BSA

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on June 18, 2019

    Theatre troupe Prachyanat staged Tragedy Palashbari depicting the trauma of victims of garments tragedy on Sunday at National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy...

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    Bappy, Faria to star in Dhaka 2040

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on June 18, 2019

    Dhallywood actress Nusraat Faria and actor Bappy will appear in new avatar in filmmaker Dipankar Dipon’s upcoming  directorial venture titled ‘Dhaka 2040’. The shooting for the film is scheduled to start...

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    China’s largest ever Picasso exhibition opens

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:05am on June 18, 2019

    The largest Picasso exhibition ever held in China opened on Saturday, featuring more than 100 works -- many of them from the artist’s early years. The ‘Birth of a Genius’ exhibition brings together the...

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    ‘I’m no hero’ says Chernobyl diver portrayed in hit TV series

    Agence France-Presse . Kiev | Updated at 12:05am on June 18, 2019

    In the acclaimed US mini-series ‘Chernobyl’, Oleksiy Ananenko is hailed as one of three men who helped avert an even greater disaster after the worst nuclear accident in history. ..

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    Latest ‘Men in Black’ leads box office but fails to wow critics

    Agence France-Presse . Los Angeles | Updated at 12:05am on June 18, 2019

    ‘Men in Black: International’ led North American box offices over the weekend, but the new sci-fi comedy was not as far into the black as Sony would have liked, taking in an estimated $28.5 million, industry watcher...

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    Alias anything you please

    John Kendall Hawkins | Updated at 12:00am on June 18, 2019

    Like some latter day Prufrock, I have measured out my life in Dylan tunes. Fifty years of one more cup of coffee. That’s a lot of coffee. That’s a lot of stirring. It started out with the folkies jumping on the bandwagon of his...

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    Lanka cardinal’s prayer and the politicians’ response

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on June 18, 2019

    CARDINAL Malcolm Ranjith expressed the sentiments that are with most Sri Lankans today irrespective of their ethnicity or religion. At the reopening of St Anthony’s Church, Kochchikade, which was one of the...

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    Shaky building blocks

    Shailaja Menon | Updated at 12:00am on June 18, 2019

    MANY children in elementary classrooms across India cannot read and write proficiently, as demonstrated on an annual basis by the annual status of education reports. This affects other school-based learning, as well as...

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    President’s predicament in New Delhi

    M Serajul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on June 18, 2019

    THE president Abdul Hamid’s call on the Indian prime minister Narendra Modi at his recent inaugural in New Delhi was in breach of state protocol. It raised intriguing issues because the protocol...

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    Sunderbans needs to be saved at any cost

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

    A HARD time has befallen the Sunderbans as it continues to face a rapid pace of environmental degradation because of government negligence towards its biodiversity. The International Union for...

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    War on drug substances mustn’t trample rule of law

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

    THE death toll from the continued drive against drug substances, which began on May 4, 2018 and was stepped up in the middle of that month, has so far reached 403, with four more reported to...

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