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    A case of Myanmar’s defiant response to ICJ ruling

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 27, 2020

    TWO Rohingya women died and seven others became injured in shelling — one on the spot and the other after reaching hospital — in northern...

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    Attacks, code breaches mar campaigns in Bangladesh city polls

    Tapos Kanti Das and Ahammad Foyez | Updated at 12:11am on January 27, 2020

    Attacks on opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party candidates and their campaigns for the upcoming elections to the two Dhaka cities and violations of the electoral code...

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    Shelling Rohingya village ‘expression of anger’: experts

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:30am on January 27, 2020

    Shelling Rohingya village in Rakhine by Myanmar military was an expression of anger after the order of the UN’s apex court asking the authorities in...

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    Bangladesh Election Commission now wants change in code of conduct

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:16am on January 27, 2020

    Amid rampant violation of electoral code of conduct during the electioneering for two Dhaka city corporation elections, Election Commission secretary M Alamgir said that the...

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    Bangladesh High Court rejects writ petition against EVM use in city polls

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:24am on January 27, 2020

    The High Court on Sunday rejected a writ petition that challenged the legality of using Electronic Voting Machines in the mayoral elections to the Dhaka...

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    Journalists and PTSD

    Abbas Nasir | Updated at 12:00am on January 27, 2020

    FERGAL Keane has said he was stepping down as BBC’s Africa editor because he needed to address the post-traumatic stress disorder he was suffering from...

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    No level playing field at Bangladesh Election Commission, says commissioner

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:14am on January 27, 2020

    Election Commissioner Mahbub Talukder on Sunday said there was no level-playing field within the Election Commission as the commission failed to play its required role...

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    Dhaka wants air service deal with Tokyo revised

    Muktadir Rashid | Updated at 12:36am on January 27, 2020

    A high-level delegation is set to visit Japan end of this month to seek a revision of the existing bilateral air service agreement between Tokyo...

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    Writ petition filed seeking cancellation of Tabith’s candidature

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:32am on January 27, 2020

    Former Appellate Division judge Justice AHM Shamsuddin Choudhury on Sunday filed a writ petition seeking cancellation of mayoral candidature Tabith Awal of BNP on the...

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    Bangladesh closely monitors developments: minister

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:03am on January 27, 2020

    Bangladesh is closely monitoring the developments in India following the enactment of the Citizen Amendment Act and the National Register of Citizens, home minister Asaduzzaman...

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    Eight former Islamic University BCL leaders prosecuted

    IU Correspondent . Kushtia | Updated at 12:42am on January 27, 2020

    A case was filed against eight former leaders and activists of Islamic University unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League on Sunday over a recent attack on...

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    Quarry worker killed in clash with police

    Our Correspondent . Panchagarh | Updated at 12:22am on January 27, 2020

    At least one stone-quarry worker was killed and 50 others, including 16 law enforcers, were injured in a clash between police and quarry workers at...

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    Globalising the war on indigenous people

    Jess Franklin | Updated at 12:00am on January 27, 2020

    A MAN who has repeatedly romanticised dictatorship and advocated the use of torture seems like an odd choice for guest of honour at the annual...

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    The Assange extradition case drags on

    Binoy Kampmark | Updated at 12:00am on January 27, 2020

    IT IS being increasingly larded with heavy twists and turns, a form of state oppression in slow motion, but the Julian Assange extradition case now...

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    Taylor Swift kicks off Sundance with ‘Miss Americana’

    Agence France-Presse . Park City | Updated at 12:00am on January 27, 2020

    Pop superstar Taylor Swift kicked off the Sundance Film Festival Thursday with the premiere of the Netflix documentary ‘Miss Americana’ which charts her rise to...

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    CPB mayoral candidate Sajedul pledges clean, safe city

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:51am on January 27, 2020

    Dhaka North City Corporation mayor candidate Mohammad Sajedul Huq Rubel on Sunday announced his election manifesto pledging a clean, safe and liveable city with alternative...

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    Early steps must to contain dengue menace in Bangladesh

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 27, 2020

    THE prevalence of dengue infection, with the reported hospital admission of 101,354 patients in 2019, has reduced in severity in January with at least 177...

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    Lotus Vesture brings spring collection

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on January 27, 2020

    LOTUS Vesture has revealed their spring collection comprising block-printed silk sarees, kurtas, kameej, dupatta etc, says a press release. The owner and designer Shurovy Yeasmin...

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    4 help desks to be set up at all police stations: IGP

    Staff Correspondent . Sylhet | Updated at 01:42am on January 27, 2020

    Police Inspector General Mohammad Javed Patwary on Sunday said that 4 help desks at each of 700 police stations of the country would be opened...

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    Kalparoop stages ‘Janani Mrinmoyee’

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on January 27, 2020

    Recitation troupe Kalparoop staged its production ‘Janani Mrinmoyee’ at Studio Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Saturday. The production, compiled and directed by Nazmul...

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    Britain readies to leave European Union

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 01:54am on January 27, 2020

    Britain calls time on almost half a century of European Union membership this week, striking out alone in a historic move that has bitterly divided...

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    Jihadist attack on Mali military camp leaves 19 dead

    Agence France-Presse . Bamako, Mali | Updated at 01:52am on January 27, 2020

    Nineteen members of the security forces died and five were wounded on Sunday in a major assault by suspected jihadists at a military camp in...

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    BRACU joins global network to transform education

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:07am on January 27, 2020

    BRAC University is partnering with the Open Society University Network with the aim of preparing students for current and future global challenges. The Open Society...

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    Use of bio-pesticides emphasised to ensure health safety

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:37am on January 27, 2020

    Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute’s research director Md Abdul Wohab said the people have become more aware about pesticide poison, and that is why farmers need...

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    Ports under surveillance to prevent coronavirus intrusion

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:58am on January 27, 2020

    Scanners had been installed at the air, land and sea ports for detecting passengers with coronaviruses following the growing concern over the virus across the...

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    Jatiya Sangsad passes Electoral Rolls (Amendment) Bill 2020

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:15am on January 27, 2020

    The Jatiya Sangsad on Sunday passed the Electoral Rolls (Amendment) Bill 2020 increasing the timeframe to update the electoral rolls database by 29 more days...

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    Dhaka University student continues sit-in, film screened

    DU Correspondent | Updated at 01:21am on January 27, 2020

    A Dhaka University master’s student continued sit-in on Sunday for the second consecutive day at Raju memorial sculpture on the university campus in protest against...

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    BNP can’t come out of negative politics: Obaidul

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 01:10am on January 27, 2020

    Awami League general secretary and road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader on Sunday said Bangladesh Nationalist Party could not come out of negative politics...

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    Evercare, CDC expand to Bangladesh

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:38am on January 27, 2020

    Evercare and CDC Group on Saturday announced an agreement to acquire a controlling interest in STS Holdings Limited. The investment—made through the Evercare Health Fund—included...

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    Court places 8 kidnappers on 2-day remand

    Court Correspondent | Updated at 01:13am on January 27, 2020

    A Dhaka court on Sunday remanded eight accused in police custody for two days on charge of abducting two young men from Mohammadpur area of...

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    Drawings portray human figures, emotions

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on January 27, 2020

    Noted artist Habibur Rahman has depicted human figures and emotions in his solo show under way at Kalakendra on Iqbal Road in Mohammadpur in the...

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    Waheedul Haque’s 13th death anniversary today

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on January 27, 2020

    Today is the 13th death anniversary of late cultural activist and journalist Waheedul Haque. Admirers of Waheedul Haque will pay tribute to him rendering songs...

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    Three private universities fined for enrolling extra students

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:40am on January 27, 2020

    The Appellate Division on Sunday fined three private universities Tk 10 lakh each for enrolling over 50 law students ignoring directives of the University Grants...

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    Khaleda’s arthritis not improved as expected: BSMMU

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:17am on January 27, 2020

    The arthritis of imprisoned opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia, who is now undergoing treatment at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University is not improving...

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    4th annual theatre fest held at Chittagong University

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on January 27, 2020

    Department of Dramatics at Chittagong University held the 4th annual theatre festival at CU recently. The three-day festival titled ‘4th Barshik Natya Utsab 2020’ featured...

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    Mosul is a devastated Iraqi city

    Mark Lattimer | Updated at 12:00am on January 27, 2020

    AS IRAQ this month faces the threat of new conflicts — including a proxy war between the US and Iran — the shadow of the...

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    Trump in recording says ‘get rid of Ukraine ambassador’: report

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 01:57am on January 27, 2020

    Donald Trump demanded the dismissal of Marie Yovanovitch, the ambassador to Ukraine and a key figure in the president’s impeachment trial, according to a video...

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    AIUB convocation held

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:53am on January 27, 2020

    The 19th convocation of American International University-Bangladesh held in the capital on Sunday. Education minister Dipu Moni presided over the convocation ceremony held on AIUB...

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    BNP briefs foreign diplomats about city election atmosphere

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:45am on January 27, 2020

    Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Sunday briefed foreign diplomats stationed in Dhaka about the violation of election code of conduct reportedly by ruling party activists, including...

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    Businessman arrested with drugs

    Our Correspondent . Jashore | Updated at 12:39am on January 27, 2020

    The Detective Branch arrested a businessman in possession of 53 bottles of Phensedyl and one kilogram of cannabis in Jashore town on Sunday. The arrested,...

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    Ayesha’s bail cancellation plea hearing on Feb 2

    United News of Bangladesh . Barguna | Updated at 12:38am on January 27, 2020

    A court in Barguna on Sunday fixed February 2 for further hearing on a petition seeking cancellation of Aysha Siddika Minni’s bail in a case...

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    NBA legend Kobe Bryant killed in helicopter crash

    Agence France-Presse. Los Angeles | Updated at 08:46am on January 27, 2020

    NBA legend Kobe Bryant died Sunday when a helicopter he was riding in crashed and burst into flames in thick fog, killing all nine people...

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    Missing youth found dead in Jashore

    Our Correspondent . Jashore | Updated at 01:08am on January 27, 2020

    The police on Sunday recovered the body of Abdus Sukur, 20, owner and also driver of a battery-run auto-rickshaw at Chaugachha in Jashore at about...

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    Cold wave to linger till tomorrow

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:50am on January 27, 2020

    The cold wave sweeping over the vast areas in northern, western, eastern and central Bangladesh is likely to linger till Tuesday. ‘The temperature may increase...

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    Appellate Division asks High Court to dispose of 9th Wage Board Award writ

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:47am on January 27, 2020

    The Appellate Division on Sunday asked the High Court Division to expeditiously dispose of a writ petition filed by Newspapers Owners Association of Bangladesh against...

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    88,35,120 Yaba seized in 2019: minister

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:31am on January 27, 2020

    Home affairs minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Sunday told parliament that 88,35,120 pieces of contraband Yaba tablets were recovered by the law enforcing agencies in 2019...

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    High Court drops case against Digital Security Act from cause list

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:57am on January 27, 2020

    A writ petition challenging the legality of three sections of Digital Security Act was dropped from the High Court division’s causelists on Sunday. A bench...

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    Rain washes out Bangladesh-Pakistan 3rd T20I

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 03:56pm on January 27, 2020

    The third and final Twenty20 international between Bangladesh and Pakistan was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to incessant rain at Gaddafi Stadium in...

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    Mongla Port gets new chairman

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:33am on January 27, 2020

    Rear Admiral Sheikh Abul Kalam Azad has been appointed as chairman of the Mongla Port Authority through a ceremony held at the port in Bagerhat...

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    GK Shamim denied bail in graft case

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 01:30am on January 27, 2020

    A Dhaka court on Sunday scrapped a plea seeking bail by contractor Golam Kibria Shamim alias GK Shamim in a case filed for amassing illegal...

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    Rajshahi University teachers stand against colleagues

    RU Correspondent | Updated at 01:11am on January 27, 2020

    The Progressive Teachers’ Society of Rajshahi University on Sunday demanded investigation into the corruption allegation against a section of teachers who have been demonstrating against...

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    10 injured in Pabna Awami League factional clash

    Our Correspondent . Pabna | Updated at 12:43am on January 27, 2020

    At least 10 people were injured as two rival groups of ruling Awami League clashed over establishing supremacy in Ahmedpur area of Sujanagar upazila in...

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    Islamic University cancels results of 22 students

    IU Correspondent . Kushtia | Updated at 01:12am on January 27, 2020

    The authorities of Islamic University in Kushtia cancelled the results of its 22 students on Sunday for their involvement in adopting unfair means in different...

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    Islamic University holds seminar on feminist pedagogy in ELT

    IU Correspondent . Kushtia | Updated at 12:41am on January 27, 2020

    A seminar titled ‘Feminist Pedagogy in ELT: Teaching Alice Moonro’s Boys and Girls in the ESL Classroom’ was held at Islamic University in Kushtia on...

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    NRB Global Bank donates ambulance

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:06am on January 27, 2020

    NRB Global Bank Limited donated an ambulance to Patiya Upazilla Health Complex under its corporate social responsibility on Saturday. Syed Habib Hasnat, managing director of...

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    Chinese coronavirus kills 80, hundred more infected

    Agence France-Presse . Wuhan | Updated at 12:41pm on January 27, 2020

    The death toll from China’s coronavirus epidemic spiked to 80 with hundreds of new infections on Monday, despite unprecedented quarantines and travel lockdowns, as foreign...

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    Visas of 93,000 Bangladeshi workers expired in 5 countries: minister

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:56am on January 27, 2020

    Foreign minister AK Abdul Momen on Sunday told parliament that visas of 93,000 Bangladeshi workers working five countries had already been expired. Of them, 80,000...

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    WASA lorry kills SSC examinee in Dhaka

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 03:56pm on January 27, 2020

    A Secondary School Certificate examinee died when a water supply lorry of Dhaka WASA ran him over in Dhaka’s Wari area on Monday...

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    BNP’s DNCC mayoral candidate Tabith announces election pledges

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:56pm on January 27, 2020

    Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s Dhaka North City Corporation mayoral candidate Tabith Awal on Monday unveiled his election manifesto promising to work on mosquito termination, traffic congestion...

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    Three rockets slammed into US embassy in Baghdad

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 04:02pm on January 27, 2020

    Three rockets slammed into the US embassy in Iraq’s capital on Sunday in the first direct hit reported after months of close calls, as thousands...

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    Hospitals become shelter for challenged pregnant women

    Rezaul Karim Manik . Lalmonirhat | Updated at 02:51pm on January 27, 2020

    The authorities of Lalmonirhat Sadar Hospital are yet to identify a mentally challenged pregnant woman who was abandoned at the hospital gate four months back...

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    Bolivia’s interim president Jeanine Anez asks ministers to resign

    Agence France-Presse . La Paz | Updated at 04:37pm on January 27, 2020

    Bolivia’s interim president Jeanine Anez asked all her ministers to resign a little more than three months before a general election, a statement from the...

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    Plane crashes in Afghanistan

    Agence France-Presse . Ghazni, Afghanistan | Updated at 05:22pm on January 27, 2020

    A plane crashed in eastern Afghanistan's Ghazni province Monday, officials said, but it was not immediately clear how many people were on board, or if...

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    HC clears way for Tabith to participate in election

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 05:33pm on January 27, 2020

    The High Court on Monday turned down a petition seeking cancellation of Bangladesh Nationalist Party's mayoral candidate for Dhaka North City Corporation Tabith Awal's nomination,...

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    Cabinet approves draft child daycare centre bill

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 06:15pm on January 27, 2020

    The Cabinet on Monday approved in principle the draft of the Child Daycare Centre Bill 2020 to support the children of professional and working women...