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    2 UP members among 4 arrested

    Our Correspondent . Rangpur | Updated at 12:05am on November 18, 2017

    The police arrested four people, including two members of Mominpur union parishad under sadar upailla in Rangpur Thursday night in connection with the arson attack...

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    The Hindu-Muslim divide and the 1947 partition of India

    | Updated at 12:05am on November 18, 2017

    IHAD been posted to the Bangladesh high commission in New Delhi from September 1983 to July i986. When I went to India, Indira Gandhi was...

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    Children find hard to forget

    Mohiuddin Alamgir | Updated at 12:20am on November 18, 2017

    Rohingya children sharing stories of murder, including burning alive, torture, abuse and rape of children by Myanmar military told aid workers that they would never...

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    RMG workers block road at Mirpur

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on November 18, 2017

    Garment workers took to the streets and kept a road blacked at Mirpur Section 12 in Dhaka on Friday for nearly three hours in protest...

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    Myanmar military trucks hit landmines in Rakhine

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 12:05am on November 18, 2017

    One person was injured when military trucks hit landmines in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine State this week, state media said on Friday, amid ethnic tension following...

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    BCB reports rampant gambling in gallery

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on November 18, 2017

    The Bangladesh Premier League authorities said on Friday they have expelled 77 individuals, including 12 foreigners, for betting during the ongoing fifth edition of the...

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    Russia, China build up a new economic geography

    by F William Engdahl | Updated at 12:05am on November 18, 2017

    ON NOVEMBER 8, Russia’s large mining group Norilsk Nickel announced it had begun operations at a new state-of-the-art Bystrinsky mining and processing plant outside of...

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    One-legged football ‘king’ melts hearts

    Agence France-Presse . Shanghai | Updated at 12:10am on November 18, 2017

    A one-legged footballer has captured the hearts of millions of Chinese fans after a widely circulated video showed him holding his own against able-bodied opponents...

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    Gayle ready to rain down sixes

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on November 18, 2017

    West Indies batsman Chris Gayle said on Friday he was looking forward to do what he does best in Twenty20 cricket when he would take...

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    Pochettino hails Wenger as ‘special manager’

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:09am on November 18, 2017

    Arsene Wenger is a ‘special manager’ and one of the greatest innovators in English football, Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino said on Thursday ahead of...

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    Italy’s stars fall back to earth in Serie A

    Agence France-Presse . Milan | Updated at 12:11am on November 18, 2017

    Italy’s stunned internationals return to the mundane setting of Serie A this weekend days after their star status in world football imploded with a shocking...

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    Never-ending AL infighting that harms public

    | Updated at 12:05am on November 18, 2017

    THE infighting of ruling Awami League leaders, as it came up in Thursday’s clash at Azimpur in the capital city which left a number of...

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    The quiet battle for control of the internet

    | Updated at 12:05am on November 18, 2017

    EARLIER this fall, on the morning of September 20, Spanish police raided the offices of the organisation in charge of managing the domain name commonly...

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    Ronaldo ‘confident’ of winning Ballon D’Or

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:12am on November 18, 2017

    Cristiano Ronaldo said on Friday that he was ‘confident as always’ of winning the upcoming Ballon D’Or for best player in the world....

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    Zakir, Mominul guide Kings to 2nd win

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on November 18, 2017

    Left-handed batsman Zakir Hasan struck an unbeaten 51 off 26 balls while Mominul Haque made 42 runs as Rajshahi Kings defeated Sylhet Sixers by seven...

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    No Ramos-Ronaldo rift at Real

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 12:04am on November 18, 2017

    Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane shrugged off reports of a dressing room rift between captain Sergio Ramos and World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo...

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    Jessia to join grand finale of Miss World 2017   

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 12:50pm on November 18, 2017

    Miss World Bangladesh Jessia Islam on Saturday will join the grand finale of the 67th edition of the Miss World 2017 which is taking place...

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    Need for empowerment of people with disabilities

    | Updated at 12:05am on November 18, 2017

    THE observation made at a programme in Dhaka on Thursday that implementation of policies provisioning welfare for people with disabilities is now a challenge because...

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    Mahmudullah leads Titans to victory

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:44am on November 18, 2017

    Opener Rilee Rossouw, skipper Mahmudullah and Ariful Haque struck some handy knocks as Khulna Titans secured an emphatic five-wicket win over struggling Chittagong Vikings in...

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    Paine handed shock recall as Australia gamble for Ashes

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 12:03am on November 18, 2017

    Wicketkeeper Tim Paine was handed a shock recall after a seven-year Test absence on Friday as Australia gambled on sweeping changes for the first two...

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    Air, water pollution threatens pollinators of Sunderbans

    Sadiqur Rahman | Updated at 12:34am on November 18, 2017

    Rapidly increasing air and water pollution threw pollinators in the Sunderbans on the verge of extinction threatening world’s largest mangrove forest’s vegetation....

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    Pujara holds out in rain-hit day

    Agence France-Presse . Kolkata | Updated at 12:05am on November 18, 2017

    Cheteshwar Pujara stood firm against a relentless Sri Lankan pace attack as India stumbled to 74-5 before rain washed out the second day of the...

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    Talks wrap up as US firm on fossil fuels

    Agence France-Presse . Bonn | Updated at 12:37am on November 18, 2017

    UN negotiations on implementing the Paris climate change agreement wrap up Friday after two weeks of talks that were slowed down by the United States...

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    KSA recruited B’desh’s over 67pc female migrant workers in 2017

    Md Owasim Uddin Bhuyan | Updated at 12:23am on November 18, 2017

    The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia recruited over 67 per cent of the migrant workers from Bangladesh during the first 10 months of the current year....

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    ‘Abducted’ Rajshahi Univ female student rescued in Dhaka,students rally on campus

    Our Correspondent | Updated at 02:50pm on November 18, 2017

    Students of Rajshahi University on Saturday morning besieged the residence of university vice- chancellor, protesting at the abduction of a female student from the campus...

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    Vehicles duck fitness checking, shun RR plates

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 12:40am on November 18, 2017

    A huge number of public and private motor vehicles are running without fitness checking, which become evident by the fact that they are yet to...

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    Lebanon's Hariri in Paris after Saudi 'hostage' rumours

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 09:15am on November 18, 2017

    Saad al-Hariri, who sparked a crisis by resigning as Lebanese prime minister on November 4 during a visit to Saudi Arabia, is on his way...

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    Mugabe digs in heels as ruling party moves to depose him

    Reuters | Updated at 08:35am on November 18, 2017

    Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party called on Friday for president Robert Mugabe to resign, the main state newspaper The Herald reported, the latest sign that the...

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    Ibra, Pogba back for Utd: Mourinho

    Agence France-Presse . Manchester | Updated at 12:07am on November 18, 2017

    Paul Pogba and long-term injury victim Zlatan Ibrahimovic will make their Manchester United returns against Newcastle United on Saturday, manager Jose Mourinho announced on Friday....

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    Google, facebook join news orgs

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:49am on November 18, 2017

    Google, Facebook and other tech firms joined global news organizations Thursday in an initiative aimed at identifying ‘trustworthy’ news sources, in the latest effort to...

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    Tanneries at Savar polluting Dhaleshwari, Buriganga

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:58am on November 18, 2017

    Green activists on Friday alleged that untreated toxic effluents from relocated tanneries at Savar were polluting the River Dhaleshwari as well as the adjacent River...

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    Chinese foreign minister sits with Bangladesh foreign minister   

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 01:55pm on November 18, 2017

    Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi sat in a meeting with foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali in Dhaka on Saturday...

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    Excluded, confined, Santals live life of outcasts

    Emran Hossain, back from Gaibandha | Updated at 12:56am on November 18, 2017

    A year after being evicted from their village at Shahebganj in Gaibandha, ethnic minority Santals now find them confined to their temporary shelters, with a...

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    Stay alert to vested quarters: PM

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 05:48pm on November 18, 2017

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said the recognition of the historic 7th March speech of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by...

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    ‘Drug peddler’ killed in Keraniganj ‘gunfight’   

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 01:25pm on November 18, 2017

    A suspected drug peddler was killed in a reported gunfight with the members of Detective Branch of police in Khejurbagh area of Keraniganj early Saturday...

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    Grand rally to celebrate recognition today

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 02:35am on November 18, 2017

    A grand rally will be held in Dhaka’s Suhrawardy Udyan today to celebrate recognition of the historic March 7 speech of the country’s founding president,...

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    U-Turn project uncertain

    Rashad Ahamad | Updated at 01:11am on November 18, 2017

    The much discussed U-Turn project to ease traffic jams in the city has become uncertain as the government agencies concerned were yet to give land...

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    Asia, Europe FMs to see Rohingya plight

    Agence France-Presse . Dhaka | Updated at 01:48am on November 18, 2017

    A host of foreign ministers from Asia and Europe descend on Bangladesh Saturday for talks on the Rohingya refugee crisis that has left the impoverished...

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    Navy ships to remain open for visitors

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 01:08am on November 18, 2017

    Bangladesh Navy Ships will remain open for visitors in Dhaka, Chittagong, Narayanganj, Khulna, Mongla, Barisal and Chandpur from 2:00pm to 4:30pm on the occasion of...

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    Awami League parliamentary party to sit Nov 22   

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 11:22am on November 18, 2017

    A meeting of Awami League parliamentary party will be held at the conference room of the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban on Wednesday...

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    Trump reverses elephant trophy decision, keeps ban

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 08:55am on November 18, 2017

    President Donald Trump said Friday he will uphold a ban on importing trophies of elephants hunted and killed in Zimbabwe, pending further review, reversing his...

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    Tetulzhora-Bhakurta water well to meet water demand at Mirpur : DWASA

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:34am on November 18, 2017

    A Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority’s water well project at Savar with a daily production capacity of 15 crore litre would meet the water...

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    Strong earthquake rattles Tibet but only minor damage reported

    Reuters | Updated at 09:35am on November 18, 2017

    An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 struck a remote part of Tibet on Saturday, the United States Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports...

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    Govt fails to get supports of neighbours over Rohingya issue

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:33am on November 18, 2017

    Intellectuals, freedom fighters and senior political leaders on Friday said that the government totally failed to get supports from the neighbouring and the giant Asian...

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    Punitive measures suggested for errant bankers

    Shakahwat Hossain | Updated at 12:46am on November 18, 2017

    The Financial Institutions Division has drafted two dozen recommendations, including introduction of punishment for bankers for extension of shady loans, making public defaulters’ names in...

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    Ohio Supreme Court judge Bill O'Neill brags of sex conquests

    BBC | Updated at 09:50am on November 18, 2017

    Ohio voters are in shock after a top judge boasted of having been ‘sexually intimate’ with ‘approximately 50 very attractive females’...

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    Ousted Caracas mayor flees house arrest, heads to Madrid

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 10:20am on November 18, 2017

    Fugitive Caracas mayor Antonio Ledezma, a key opponent of president Nicolas Maduro, travelled to Madrid on Friday after escaping house arrest in the Venezuelan capital...

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    Governments keep global climate deal on track despite US pullout

    Reuters | Updated at 12:52pm on November 18, 2017

    Almost 200 nations kept a 2015 global agreement to tackle climate change on track on Saturday after marathon talks overshadowed by US president Donald Trump’s...

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    Orbis arrives in Ctg to provide eye care, training

    Our Correspondent . Chittagong | Updated at 01:47am on November 18, 2017

    The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital has arrived in Chittagong in a mission to provide eye and vision care to patients and training to physicians, nurses...

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    Sheikh Hasina reaches Suhrawardy Udyan

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 03:35pm on November 18, 2017

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina reached Suhrawardy Udyan on Saturday afternoon to address a rally to celebrate the recognition of the country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur...

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    Indian airliner cancels flight in Dhaka for smoke on wheel

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:09am on November 18, 2017

    Indian private airlines SpiceJet on Friday cancelled a Kolkata-bound flight after the authorities found smoke on one of its rear-wheels during taxing at Hazrat Shahjalal...

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    Bari Siddiqui on life support

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 04:33pm on November 18, 2017

      Eminent folk singer-flautist Bari Siddiqui has been put on life support in the capital’s Square Hospital after he suffered a cardiac arrest on Friday...

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    City commuters suffer daylong traffic congestion   

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 05:59pm on November 18, 2017

    City dwellers on Saturday experienced daylong traffic congestion on most of the roads in the capital following movements of VIP and participants of a citizens’...

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    Sri Lanka arrest 19 after Buddhist-Muslim violence, four injured

    Reuters | Updated at 03:04pm on November 18, 2017

    Sri Lankan police arrested 19 people after a clash between ‘extremists’ from the majority Buddhist and minority Muslim communities in which four people were injured,...

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    'Abducted' Aniruddha returns home

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 05:21pm on November 18, 2017

    Aniruddha Kumar Roy, a businessman and honorary consul of Belarus to Bangladesh, returned home on Thursday after being abducted on August 27, police said on...

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    JS polls under Hasina-led govt, says Anisul

    United News of Bangladesh . Brahmanbaria | Updated at 01:07am on November 18, 2017

    Law minister Anisul Huq on Friday said the next parliamentary elections will be held under the Sheikh Hasina-led Awami League government...

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    Several feared dead as helicopter, aircraft collide in UK mid-air

    New Age Desk | Updated at 01:15am on November 18, 2017

    A helicopter and another aircraft crashed in mid-air over Buckinghamshire in England on Friday...

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    Gaibandha MP among four severely injured in fatal road accident

    Our Correspondent | Updated at 07:33pm on November 18, 2017

    Ruling Awami League member of parliament from Gaibandha 1 constituency Golam Mostafa Ahemd and three others were severely injured in a fatal accident at Natiapara...

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    AC/DC founder Malcolm Young dies at 64

    Reuters | Updated at 09:10pm on November 18, 2017

    Malcolm Young, who founded the Australian rock band AC/DC along with his brother Angus, has died at age 64 after suffering from dementia for several...

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    Dhaka Lit Fest concluded

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 08:11pm on November 18, 2017

    The seventh edition of Dhaka Lit Fest, an international literature festival, ended on Saturday. Finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith was present in the closing...

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    Govt must protect biodiversity, ecosystem of Sunderbans

    | Updated at 12:05am on November 19, 2017

    THE ecological significance of the Sunderbans Reserve Forest because of its rich biodiversity and unique ecosystem is immense....

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    A transport tale of ducking fitness checking

    | Updated at 12:05am on November 19, 2017

    A HUGE number of public and privately owned motor vehicles running on the road dodging fitness checking is concerning....

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    Stakes are higher than ever

    by Sonali Kolhatkar | Updated at 12:05am on November 19, 2017

    CLIMATE change, the most important issue currently affecting our planet and our species, is the subject of a global conference — yet it is barely...