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    ‘Extremist’ killed in police operation at Dhaka hotel

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on August 16, 2017

    A suspected extremist was killed during an operation codenamed ‘Operation August Bite’ by police at a suspected hideout at a hotel near Square Hospital at...

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    800 Indian flood victims take shelter in Lalmonirhat 

    Our Correspondent . Lalmonirhat | Updated at 12:05am on August 16, 2017

    Around 800 flood-affected Indian citizens took shelter in several villages of Mogolhat union under Sadar upazila and Durgapur union under Aditmari upazila of the bordering...

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    Pandora’s box in Bangladesh politics

    by M Serajul Islam | Updated at 12:05am on August 16, 2017

    THE country’s apparently dormant politics following the success of the ruling party in sending the real political opposition into the wilderness and in its place...

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    Dilemmas all over as selectors mull team

    Azad Majumder | Updated at 12:05am on August 16, 2017

    Not on too many occasions Bangladeshi selectors have faced this much dilemma over picking a squad for a Test series as they are facing now...

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    Flood engulfs country’s middle areas

    Md Owasim Uddin Bhuyan | Updated at 12:02am on August 16, 2017

    Millions of people, marooned by floods, evacuated themselves to schools, embankments, and highways in northeastern districts for shelter in last couple of days...

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    3,814 schools in flood-hit dists closed

    Mohiuddin Alamgir | Updated at 12:08am on August 16, 2017

    Flooding forced closure of at least 3,814 primary and secondary schools until Tuesday, seriously hampering education of thousands of students in 12 northern and north-eastern...

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    Flawed probe spared big fishes from prosecution: CJ

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on August 16, 2017

    Chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha on Tuesday said that flawed investigation into the murder of the country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his family...

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    CJ declines to comment on 16th amendment verdict

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on August 16, 2017

    Chief justice SK Sinha on Tuesday declined to comment on the Appellate Division verdict that scrapped the 16th amendment to the constitution restoring Supreme Judicial...

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    On the ‘Asia-Africa growth corridor’

    by Vladimir Terehov | Updated at 12:05am on August 16, 2017

    WITH the recent collocations and slogans representing various projects in the sphere of inter-state economic activity, at the end of May, a new ‘Asia Africa...

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    Two, including BCG member, detained with Yaba in Ctg

    Our Correspondent . Chittagong | Updated at 12:05am on August 16, 2017

    Police detained two people, including a member of Bangladesh Coast Guard, with 3000 pieces of Yaba pills in Agrabad area of Chittagong city Tuesday morning....

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    EC in pre-poll dialogue with journalists

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:45am on August 16, 2017

    The Election Commission’s two-day pre-election talks with journalists began on Wednesday morning. On the first day, the discussions started with print media journalists around 10:30am...

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    Floods snap rail link in north

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 12:10am on August 16, 2017

    Rail communications of most of the northern districts with rest of the country and within themselves remained snapped for the fourth consecutive day on Tuesday...

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    Partition or independence?

    | Updated at 12:05am on August 16, 2017

    SOMETHING insidious has been happening to our commemorations of Independence over the last two decades or so...

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    Govt discriminates against religious minorities in Bangladesh: US report

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 12:15pm on August 16, 2017

    The government continued to discriminate against religious minority groups in property disputes and did not adequately protect them from...

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    Floods engulfing districts surrounding Dhaka

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:52pm on August 16, 2017

    The floods on Wednesday continued engulfing the middle regions and districts surrounding Dhaka as the Ganges and the Jamuna river basins were...

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    Bank’s security guard killed in Lalmonirhat

    Our Correspondent . Lalmonirhat | Updated at 09:50am on August 16, 2017

    Miscreants killed a security guard of Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan Bank, a state-owned bank, at one of its branch in Lalmonirhat sadar early...

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    Transcending Lankan partisan politics

    | Updated at 12:05am on August 16, 2017

    THE Sri Lankan government has put on a bold face on the resignation of foreign minister Ravi Karunanayake by making the argument that it is...

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    Maxwell tweaks spin method for Tigers

    Agencies . Darwin | Updated at 12:05am on August 16, 2017

    All-rounder Glenn Maxwell is hoping a change of technique will convince skipper Steve Smith to throw him the ball during Australia’s tour of Bangladesh, reports...

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    Five drugs found in Woods’ system

    Agence France-Presse . Los Angeles | Updated at 12:05am on August 16, 2017

    Tiger Woods had five drugs, including the opioid painkiller hydrocodone, in his system when he was arrested in May on suspicion of driving under the...

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    Time to end Hajj pilgrim mismanagement

    | Updated at 12:05am on August 16, 2017

    Hajj pilgrims languishing in the airport for days because of the mismanagement of Hajj agencies and airlines has become a yearly phenomenon without any redress...

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    Early, earnest response must to tackle flooding

    | Updated at 12:05am on August 16, 2017

    DETERIORATING flood situation, which has already affected millions and caused deaths, warrants an immediate, effective and adequate government response...

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    BAF initiates move to declare Air Defence Identification Zone

    Shakhawat Hossain     | Updated at 12:38am on August 16, 2017

    Bangladesh Air Force has taken initiatives to establish the Air Defence Identification Zone for strengthening its surveillances over the country’s sky territory in the wake...

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    Red Crescent seeks govt funds to implement salary hike

    Shakhawat Hossain | Updated at 12:50am on August 16, 2017

    Bangladesh Red Crescent Society has sought annual Tk 40 crore financial assistance from the government to implement the new government pay structure which they have been...

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    Govt identifies locations of Bangabandhu’s killers: HM

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 01:04am on August 16, 2017

    Home minister Asaduzzaman Kamal on Tuesday said that the government had identified location of the absconding killers of the country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman...

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    CUET student goes missing in Bay

    Our Correspondent . Chittagong | Updated at 12:51am on August 16, 2017

    A student of Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology went missing in the Bay of Bengal at Sitakunda in Chittagong Tuesday afternoon...

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    Mobile court: SC to hear govt plea on Oct 10

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 11:18am on August 16, 2017

    The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Wednesday fixed October 10 for hearing the government's plea filed against the High Court order that declared...

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    Sobhan’s appeal hearing begins Oct 16

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 11:37am on August 16, 2017

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday fixed October 16 for hearing the appeal filed by Jamaat-e-Islami top leader Maulana Abdus Sobhan challenging...

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    EC’s pre-poll dialogue with journalists today

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:29am on August 16, 2017

    The Election Commission’s two-day pre-election talks with journalists kick off today. For the 1st day’s dialogue, 37 print media journalists have been invited, said EC...

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    Colombia's FARC rebels turned in more than 8,000 weapons: UN

    Reuters | Updated at 09:25am on August 16, 2017

    Colombia's Marxist FARC rebel group handed in more than 8,000 weapons and nearly 1.3 million pieces of ammunition as it demobilised after a peace deal...

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    Man found dead 12-hrs after going missing

    Staff Correspondent . Sylhet | Updated at 12:53am on August 16, 2017

    The police recovered the body of a man Tuesday morning 12 hours after he went missing in Habiganj...

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    AL romping around to change judgment: BNP

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:58am on August 16, 2017

    The Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Tuesday said that the ruling Awami League was ‘romping around’ to change the Supreme Court verdict that scrapped the 16th...

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    1947 and the tragedy of unification

    | Updated at 12:05am on August 16, 2017

    AS THE 70th anniversary of 1947 comes, many are discussing the partition which led to the birth of India and Pakistan, two separate states based...

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    National Mourning Day observed

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:16am on August 16, 2017

    The nation observed the National Mourning Day on Tuesday with due respect, marking the 42nd anniversary of the martyrdom of Bangladesh’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur...

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    Protesters denounce Trump’s first presidential NY home visit

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 12:37am on August 16, 2017

    Several hundred angry protesters demonstrated outside Trump Tower in New York on Monday, denouncing US president Donald Trump before his first visit to his Manhattan...

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    Two school boys held with bombs in Chuadanga

    IU Correspondent | Updated at 12:53am on August 16, 2017

    Police on Tuesday morning arrested two school boys along with crude bombs at Chuadanga Shilpokala Academy, near a National Mourning Day programme...

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    Nigeria suicide bombers kill 28, wound 82

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 08:40am on August 16, 2017

    Three women suicide bombers blew themselves up at the entrance to a camp for displaced people in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, killing 28 people and...

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    BNP celebrates Khaleda’s birthday holding prayer sessions

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:55am on August 16, 2017

    The Bangladesh Nationalist Party celebrated party chairperson Khaleda Zia’s 72nd birthday on Tuesday holding prayer session refraining from cutting any birthday cake considering peoples’ sufferings...

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    Zidane angered by five-game Ronaldo ban

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 12:05am on August 16, 2017

    Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane expressed his anger on Tuesday at a five-game ban handed to Cristiano Ronaldo for pushing a referee after being sent-off...

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    16th amendment verdict to be faced legally: Anisul

    United News of Bangladesh . Brahmanbaria | Updated at 12:52am on August 16, 2017

    Law minister Anisul Huq on Tuesday said that his ministry would not go for any step against chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha over the annulment...

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    310 rice-laden trucks in queue at Benapole

    Our Correspondent . Jessore | Updated at 01:09am on August 16, 2017

    Importers have not been taking delivery of rice from 310 trucks since August 7 after some newspapers had carried out stories stating that the government...

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    Nearly 400 bodies recovered from Sierra Leone mudslide

    Reuters | Updated at 09:05am on August 16, 2017

    Rescue workers have recovered nearly 400 bodies from a mudslide in the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown, the chief coroner said on Tuesday, as...

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    Trump, again, casts blame on both sides for deadly violence in Virginia

    Reuters | Updated at 08:50am on August 16, 2017

    President Donald Trump insisted on Tuesday that left- and right-wing extremists became violent during a weekend rally by white nationalists in Virginia, reigniting a political...

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    Nat’l Mourning Day observed in Ctg

    Our Correspondent . Chittagong | Updated at 12:51am on August 16, 2017

    People of all walks of life in Chittagong paid rich tributes to Bangladesh’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on his 42nd death anniversary and the...

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    JICA to give 150 garbage trucks to DSCC, DNCC, CCC

    Rashad Ahamad | Updated at 01:00am on August 16, 2017

    The Japan International Cooperation Agency would, under a grant, provide 150 environment friendly garbage trucks to Dhaka South City Corporation, Dhaka North City Corporation and...

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    11 hurt in Kurigram BCL infighting during mourning rally

    United News of Bangladesh . Kurigram | Updated at 01:08am on August 16, 2017

    At least 11 leaders and activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League, ruling Awami League-backed student organisation, were injured in a factional clash during a rally, arranged...

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    Hanif calls for unity against evil politics of BNP-Jamaat

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:57am on August 16, 2017

    Joint general secretary of ruling Awami League Mahbubul Alam Hanif on Tuesday called upon the people from all walks of life to forge a greater...

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    Nadal delighted at return to No 1

    Agence France-Presse . Cincinnati | Updated at 12:05am on August 16, 2017

    Rafael Nadal was thrilled Monday to learn he would return to world number one for the first time in three years but sorry it came...

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    Expatriate youths urged to stay alert against anti-liberation forces

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:59am on August 16, 2017

    Bangladesh ambassador to Thailand Saida Muna Tasneem on Tuesday called upon expatriate Bangladeshi youths to stay alert against anti-liberation, radical and sectarian forces...

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    Pato dreams of Brazil recall

    Agence France-Presse . Shanghai | Updated at 12:05am on August 16, 2017

    Brazilian star Alexandre Pato refuses to give up hope of a recall to the national side, saying he’s at the peak of his career following...

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    Arab boycott adds to woes of Qatar migrant workers

    Reuters . Doha | Updated at 12:48am on August 16, 2017

    An Arab embargo on Qatar is inflicting pain on foreign migrant workers struggling amid an oil slump and disruption of deliveries for large construction projects...

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    9 injured in BCL clash over seating at National Mourning Day event

    Our Correspondent . Shariatpur | Updated at 12:49am on August 16, 2017

    At least nine people were injured as two groups of Bangladesh Chhatra League, Awami League-backed student organisation, clashed over seating arrangement at a National Mourning...

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    Buffon joins Messi, Ronaldo on UEFA shortlist

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:05am on August 16, 2017

    Veteran Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has been named as one of three nominees for the 2016/17 UEFA Men’s Player of the Year Award alongside Lionel...

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    German star Hoewedes loses Schalke captaincy

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 12:05am on August 16, 2017

    Germany defender Benedikt Hoewedes has lost the Schalke 04 captaincy, with the new Bundesliga season set to kick off on Friday...

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    Elderly man beaten to death

    Our Correspondent . Jhenaidah | Updated at 01:06am on August 16, 2017

    An elderly man was beaten to death at village Pakka in Jhenaidah Sadar upazila Monday night...

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    Mujib’s achievements, role recalled in New Delhi

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:10am on August 16, 2017

    The assassination of Bangabandhu on the dark night of August 15 in 1975 had left a void of strong and visionary leadership not only in...

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    ACC chair seeks vigorous anti-graft movement

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:11am on August 16, 2017

    Chairman of the Anti-Corruption Commission Iqbal Mahmood on Tuesday urged all to wage a vigorous anti-corruption movement in the country upholding the spirit and ideology...

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    NBR moves to settle long-pending cases

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:07am on August 16, 2017

    The National Board of Revenue has taken some initiatives for fetching a huge amount of revenues through quick disposal of cases pending with various courts...

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    SC directs drug admin to examine Spirulina

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:20pm on August 16, 2017

    The Appellate Division on Wednesday directed the drug administration to examine if Spirulina, a stimulus product made in Malaysia which is...

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    No food crisis in country, says Muhith

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 04:33pm on August 16, 2017

    Finance minister AMA Muhith on Wednesday said there is no food crisis in the country due to the persisting flood and there will be no...

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    Mayor Annisul Huq hospitalised in London

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 01:10pm on August 16, 2017

    Annisul Huq, mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation, has been admitted to a hospital in London. He is now undergoing treatment in the intensive care...

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    Philippine police kill 32 in ‘shock and awe’ drug raids

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 02:30pm on August 16, 2017

    Philippine police killed 32 people in ‘shock and awe’ raids aimed at scaring drug traffickers, authorities said Wednesday, after president Rodrigo Duterte admitted to...

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    Stand beside flood-hit people, Khaleda asks BNP followers

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 04:31pm on August 16, 2017

    Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia on Wednesday called upon her party leaders and activists to come forward immediately in...

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    Ronaldo appeal against five-game ban rejected

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 10:34pm on August 16, 2017

    Cristiano Ronaldo will be suspended for Real Madrid's Spanish Super Cup, second leg against Barcelona on Wednesday evening after his appeal against a five-game ban...

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    India, China troops in high-altitude clash: officials

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 01:48pm on August 16, 2017

    Indian and Chinese troops clashed briefly on a disputed area of land in the Himalayas, officials said Wednesday, exacerbating tensions during...

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    Rice import duty to be lowered to 2pc

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 04:54pm on August 16, 2017

    Food minister Quamrul Islam said the duty for rice import would be lowered to two per cent to ease the import of rice in the...

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    Indian woman ‘boycotted’ over support to Dalit farmer

    BBC | Updated at 02:51pm on August 16, 2017

    An Indian woman in the southern state of Telangana says she is being ‘socially ostracised’ because she supported a farmer from the...

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    Two killed in Mymensingh road accident

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha | Updated at 01:33pm on August 16, 2017

    Two people were killed in a road accident on Mymensingh-Kishoreganj Highway at Nandail upazila in Mymensingh on Wednesday...

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    No govt relief works in flood hit areas: BNP

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 05:32pm on August 16, 2017

    Bangladesh Nationalist Party senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Wednesday alleged that there was ‘no relief work’ of the...

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    Three BCL activists sent to jail for assaulting police

    Our Correspondent | Updated at 05:03pm on August 16, 2017

    A Barisal court on Wednesday afternoon sent three college students to jail for assaulting a traffic police official on Tuesday...

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    ‘Govt discriminates against religious minorities in Bangladesh’

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 05:52pm on August 16, 2017

    The government ‘continued to discriminate’ against religious minority groups in property disputes and ‘did not adequately protect’ them...

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    ACC arrests local haor project contractor

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 04:56pm on August 16, 2017

    The Anti-Corruption Commission on Wednesday arrested Khairul Huda Chapal, a local contractor, for his alleged involvement in irregularities and graft...

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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...

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    Daniel Craig confirms he will return as James Bond

    Reuters | Updated at 02:15pm on August 16, 2017

    British actor Daniel Craig has confirmed he will reprise the role of James Bond one last time, ending months of speculation. Craig...

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    Mujib was the supreme leader of the war of independence: Hasina

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 08:11pm on August 16, 2017

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday bitterly criticised a section of people for denying the contributions of Bangabandhu to the country’s War of Independence. ‘Yahya...

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    Flouting SC’s verdict disrespecting to constitution:  Kamal

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 08:03pm on August 16, 2017

      Gana Forum president Kamal Hossain said on Wednesday that flouting verdict of high court is tantamount to disrespecting to the constitution. Addressing a discussion...

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    HC summons Chinese contractor, local agent for failure to set up ETP

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 06:49pm on August 16, 2017

    The High Court on Wednesday summoned two Chinese contractors and their local agent in Bangladesh to appear in person in court on...

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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...

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    Govt petitions for certified copy of 16th amendment verdict

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 06:38pm on August 16, 2017

    The government has sought the certified copy of the full Supreme Court verdict upholding a High Court judgment that had scrapped the...

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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...

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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...

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

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 06:39pm on August 16, 2017

    Dhaka Metropolitan Police commissioner Md Asaduzzaman Mia on Wednesday claimed there is no threat of any major militant attack or...

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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,...

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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...

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    Poet Shamsur Rahman’s death anniv today

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 11:07pm on August 16, 2017

    Today is the 11th death anniversary of poet Shamsur Rahman, one of the most celebrated poets of contemporary Bangla literature...

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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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    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...

  • 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...

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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...

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    Selim Al Deen festival begins tomorrow

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:55pm on August 16, 2017

    A six-day theatre festival marking 68th birth anniversary of late eminent playwright Selim Al Deen will commence at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy from tomorrow...

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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 --...

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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...

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    Shishu Academy observes Nat’l Mourning Day

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 11:11pm on August 16, 2017

    Bangladesh Shishu Academy observed the National Mourning Day through a programme featuring poems, discussions and music at its auditorium on Tuesday...

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    Doob to compete in APSA

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 11:08pm on August 16, 2017

    Mostafa Sarwar Farooki’s latest venture Doob (No Bed of Roses) will complete at the Best Feature Film category in Asia Pacific Screen Award, which will...

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