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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 recording released to US media...

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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 the country. At 11:00pm (2300 GMT) on January 31, the...

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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 central Mali, the army said...

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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 from Wednesday,’ weather...

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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 the 9th Wage Board Award for...

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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 on the occasion of Mujib Year...

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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 financing from...

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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 to use bio pesticides to...

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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 on Sunday...

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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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    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 wealth. Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions judge...

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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 killing of Bangladeshis along...

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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 as...

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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 from January 2 to March...

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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 the capital city recently...

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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 examinations, IU controller of examination...

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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 the...

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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 as it had become ‘a party of...

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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 10:00am. He went missing along with his...

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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 University Network has been formed to integrate teaching and...

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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 the bank, handed over...

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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 Khan told...

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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 globe, state minister for...

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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 of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman dropped...

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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 are living in the...

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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 permanent campus in...

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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 plans of...

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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 attacks on its...

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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 Pabna on Sunday morning...

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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 the university unit general secretary...

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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 Sunday. IU English department organised the...

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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 Commission and the Bar...

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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, Ashraful Islam Panna, 45, is general...

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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 filed over the murder of her husband Rifat Sharif...

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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 and Dhaka. Civil aviation and tourism ministry officials told New Age that...

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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 allegation that he had...

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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 the country to protect the members of 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 North and Dhaka South cities...

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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 Bhajanpur Bazar, Tetulia, on Sunday...

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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 code of conduct needs to...

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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 for the elections to...

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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 of conduct continue as the Election Commission failed...

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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 fame...

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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 runs ‘Shokher Canvas’ which...

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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 twelve plays...

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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 Ahsan, comprises...

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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 at an informal gathering scheduled to be...

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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 capital...

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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 and that he could not continue covering...

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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 last conflict runs long. Two years ago, the Iraqi prime minister declared victory...

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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 looks like it may well move into the middle of the...

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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 celebration of the constitution in the biggest democracy in the...

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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 hospital admission having been reported. But what makes it worrying is that...

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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 Rakhine State. While the Myanmar military seeks to pass the blame onto the...

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