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    Spirited Tigers crush Sri Lanka

    Azad Majumder | Updated at 12:05am on January 20, 2018

    Bangladesh’s senior players put up a collective performance to help the side post a record 163-run win over Sri Lanka in their second match of...

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    Cancer blood test finds eight kinds of tumors: study

    Agence France-Presse . Miami | Updated at 12:05am on January 20, 2018

    A new blood test for cancer has shown promise toward detecting eight different kinds of tumors before they have spread elsewhere in the body, offering...

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    Elephants trample Rohingya man to death

    Our Correspondent . Cox’s Bazar | Updated at 12:05am on January 20, 2018

    Wild elephants trampled a Rohingya man to death in the early hours of Friday at a makeshift camp in Kutupalang area of Cox’s Bazar...

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    Dubious partnership: US and Saudi Arabia

    by Mel Gurtov | Updated at 12:05am on January 20, 2018

    IN RECENT months Donald Trump has shown no hesitation to comment critically on political developments in Iran, Pakistan, Venezuela, and North Korea...

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    Freedom fighter’s age tweak is insult to national glory

    | Updated at 12:05am on January 20, 2018

    THE victorious war for national liberation in 1971 was the single most important event, unmatched by any others, in the history of Bangladesh...

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    North Korea: an agent of peace?

    | Updated at 12:05am on January 20, 2018

    THE false alarm on a ballistic missile attack on Hawaii last Saturday from North Korea did not help the Peace Talks which were essentially initiated...

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    Tentacles of autocratic regimes: the case of Egypt

    | Updated at 12:05am on January 20, 2018

    AUTOCRACIES, to maintain their hold on power, rely on heavy doses of repression...

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    Matarbari power project receives threat

    Manjurul Ahsan | Updated at 12:20am on January 20, 2018

    Japanese contractor Sumitomo Corporation-led consortium kept suspended for a week the work of their 1,200MW coal-fired power project on Matarbari Island, Cox’s Bazar following a...

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    3,480 Bangladeshi workers died abroad in 2017

    Md Owasim Uddin Bhuyan | Updated at 12:07am on January 20, 2018

    At least 3,480 Bangladeshi workers died abroad in 2017, mostly due to stroke or heart attack, expatriates welfare and overseas employment ministry officials said...

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    Terrorism no more US nat’l security focus

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:50am on January 20, 2018

    The US military has put countering China and Russia at the heart of a new national defence strategy unveiled on Friday, the latest sign of...

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    Solo show depicts human figures at Zainul Gallery

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on January 20, 2018

    Promising artist Fakhrul Islam Mazumder is displaying a brilliant collection of woodcut prints showing human figures at his solo debut show underway at Zainul Gallery...

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    20 injured as Muhith’s jeep ploughs through crowd

    Staff Correspondent . Sylhet | Updated at 12:33am on January 20, 2018

    At least 20 people, including a minor boy, were injured as the jeep carrying finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith ploughed into a crowed in...

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    Shaheed Asad Day today

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:38am on January 20, 2018

    Shaheed Asad Day will be observed today commemorating the supreme sacrifice of student leader Asad during the mass upsurge of 1969 that led to the...

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    Conservation of heritage sites a must

    | Updated at 12:05am on January 20, 2018

    THAT heritage sites are in the danger of disappearance is a pointer to the apathy of the authorities to the importance of conservation of invaluable...

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    Quader assures of justice in N’ganj violence

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:19am on January 20, 2018

    Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said he had requested the home minister to take punitive action against those found guilty in Tuesday’s...

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    Impressive England beat Australia

    Agence France-Presse . Brisbane | Updated at 12:05am on January 20, 2018

    England turned in an impressive all-round team performance to beat Australia by four wickets in the second one-day international at the Gabba on Friday...

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    Cell phone services can play vital role: experts

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 01:19am on January 20, 2018

    Mobile phone industry can play an important role to achieve the ‘Vision-2021’ and Sustainable Development Goals through identifying opportunities that maximise business and social impacts,...

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    How South Pacific countries sell their votes

    by Andre Vltchek | Updated at 12:05am on January 20, 2018

    HERE it goes again! Several countries of Oceania (also known as South Pacific Nations), or however you want to call that vast, beautiful but thoroughly...

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    No letup in rice price hike

    Emran Hossain | Updated at 12:18am on January 20, 2018

    The prices of rice showed no sign of decreasing even after the country began harvesting its second major rice crop, Aman, amid record import of...

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    Govt draws huge flak from FFs

    Mohiuddin Alamgir | Updated at 12:15am on January 20, 2018

    The government decision of lowering to twelve and a half years the minimum age to be eligible as a freedom fighter has drawn huge flak...

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    Bangladesh V Srilanka in numbers

    Newage desk | Updated at 12:05am on January 20, 2018

    Bangladesh scored 300-plus total against Sri Lanka only second time in their history when they made-320-7. Their highest score against Sri Lanka is 324-5, which...

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    Sakib urges all to turn in Hathu chapter

    Sudipta Ananda | Updated at 12:05am on January 20, 2018

    All-rounder Sakib al Hasan, who starred with both bat and ball in Bangladesh’s record 163-run win over Sri Lanka Friday, played down the suggestion that...

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    IPO fundraising poised to scale up in 2018

    Mostafizur Rahman | Updated at 12:05am on January 20, 2018

    Fund raising through issuing initial public offering is going to increase this year after hitting a ten-year low last year as 22 companies have already...

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    Nadal ominous as Wozniacki back on track

    Agence France-Presse . Melbourne | Updated at 12:05am on January 20, 2018

    Rafael Nadal stormed into the round of 16 at the Australian Open Friday with a vintage performance as Grigor Dimitrov and Caroline Wozniacki kept their...

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    Tamim, Sakib reach new height

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on January 20, 2018

    Tamim Iqbal and Sakib al Hasan used their experience once again to give Bangladesh a competitive score against Sri Lankan in their tri-nation one-day international...

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    2nd phase of Bishwa Ijtema begins

    Mohammad Ali Zheelon . Gazipur | Updated at 12:30am on January 20, 2018

    The second phase of the 53rd Bishwa Ijtema, a congregation of world Muslims, began on the bank of the River Turag at Tongi on the...

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    Teenage girl ‘commits suicide’ in Brahmanbaria

    Our Correspondent . Brahmanbaria | Updated at 01:11am on January 20, 2018

    A teenage girl allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling of her house at Munsefpara of Brahmanbaria municipality on Thursday night...

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    NZ clean sweep Pakistan

    Agence France-Presse . Wellington | Updated at 12:05am on January 20, 2018

    New Zealand inflicted a rare 5-0 one-day international series whitewash over Pakistan on Friday with a 15-run win at Wellington’s Basin Reserve...

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    Telecom ministry okays tech neutrality fees

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:03am on January 20, 2018

    The posts, telecommunications and information technology ministry has endorsed a Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission proposal on fees for spectrum conversion leading to technology neutrality...

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    Four-day GAPEXPO starts Jan 24

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:06am on January 20, 2018

    The ninth edition of GAPEXPO, an international garment accessories and packaging products exhibition, will start in Dhaka on January 24 with the aim of showcasing...

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    Asensio lifts stuttering Real

    Reuters . Madrid | Updated at 12:05am on January 20, 2018

    Real Madrid forward Marco Asensio struck an 89th-minute volley to give the floundering European champions a badly-needed 1-0 win at Leganes on Thursday in a...

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    Workers returning home after crowding into Riyad safe home

    Md Owasim Uddin Bhuyan | Updated at 12:39am on January 20, 2018

    At least 369 female migrant workers who faced abuse, torture and other job-related problems have taken refuge in the safe home of Bangladesh embassy in...

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    Retiring Ronaldinho thanks ball

    Agence France-Presse . Sao Paulo | Updated at 12:05am on January 20, 2018

    World Cup winner Ronaldinho took the unusual step of thanking his ball on Thursday as he spoke for the first time about his retirement, announced...

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    MPO teachers, employees go on strike on Sunday for nationalisation

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:40am on January 20, 2018

    Teachers and employees of non-government schools and colleges under monthly payment order system will go on strike on Sunday to step up their demand for...

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    DSCC plans more digital displays sans risk study

    Rashad Ahamad | Updated at 01:17am on January 20, 2018

    Dhaka South City Corporation is going to install more digital displays throughout the city in the name of beautification, waiving off strong allegations that the...

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    LPG pricing policy falls through cracks

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:34am on January 20, 2018

    It has been three years since government decided to set a rule of the game for liquid petroleum gas pricing...

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    Culture of impunity behind sectarian attacks: activists

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:27am on January 20, 2018

    Human rights activist Sultana Kamal on Friday blamed the culture of impunity and procrastination in law implementation as the reasons behind the rising incidents of...

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    Journalist MA Mohaimin dies

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 01:10am on January 20, 2018

    MA Mohaimin, a senior journalist and former Rajshahi bureau chief of Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha, died in the capital on Thursday night due to old age...

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    Chinese county bans schoolchildren from mosques

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 01:16am on January 20, 2018

    Authorities in a Muslim-majority county in northwest China have banned schoolchildren from going to mosques during their winter holidays, a state-run daily reported Friday, the...

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    Bangladesh proposes to build hydropower plants in Nepal

    New Age Desk | Updated at 01:12am on January 20, 2018

    Energy-starved Bangladesh has proposed to build hydroelectric projects in Nepal to expand its power options after spending $1 billion to build electricity plants in Bhutan,...

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    BNP vows to intensify movement

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:21am on January 20, 2018

    Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Friday celebrated 82nd anniversary of birth of the late president Ziaur Rahman across the country with a vow to intensify its...

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    Protests go on at DU

    DU Correspondent | Updated at 12:43am on January 20, 2018

    Several hundred students of Dhaka University on Friday evening brought out a torch procession demanding withdrawal of a case filed by the administration against students...

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    No need to agitate for MPO, says law minister

    Our Correspondent . Brahmanbaria | Updated at 01:14am on January 20, 2018

    Law minister Anisul Haque on Friday said that teachers who were not enrolled in the monthly pay order needed not agitate after prime minister Sheikh...

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    Ivy suffered brain hemorrhage, but now fine: physician

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:18am on January 20, 2018

    Narayanganj city mayor Selina Hayat Ivy suffered a brain hemorrhage, but she was out of danger, said officials at Lab Aid Hospital, where she was...

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    Indefinite transport strike begins in Sirajganj as BCL torches buses

    Our Correspondent . Sirajganj | Updated at 01:23am on January 20, 2018

    Transport owners and workers of Sirajganj enforced an indefinite transport strike Friday morning protesting at Thursday’s arson attack on their buses...

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    Indonesia, Bangladesh begin pre-trade talks

    New Age Desk | Updated at 01:13am on January 20, 2018

    Indonesia and Bangladesh have agreed to accelerate talks on the first round of the Indonesia-Bangladesh Preferential Trade Agreement in the first half of 2018, reports...

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    Trump warns US government shutdown likely

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 09:12am on January 20, 2018

    President Donald Trump admitted Friday that chances were ‘not looking good’ that 11th-hour talks in Congress would break an impasse over spending and avert a...