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    Actress Sujata admitted to CCU

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 08:28pm on November 25, 2020

    Veteran actress Sujata Azim, well known as Sujata, was admitted to the Coronary Care Unit of the National Heart Foundation Hospital in Mirpur area after...

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    BGB brings back 9 Bangladeshi fishermen from Myanmar

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 08:20pm on November 25, 2020

    Border Guard Bangladesh has brought back nine Bangladeshi fishermen detained by Myanmar authorities two weeks ago. The nine fishermen were brought back to Bangladesh on...

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    CRP hosts daylong workshop on experience sharing

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 08:11pm on November 25, 2020

    The Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed organised a daylong workshop on ‘Lessons Learnt and Experience Sharing’ to showcase the achievements of the Rights,...

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    Two more police suspended over Raihan’s death

    Staff Correspondent . Sylhet | Updated at 07:50pm on November 25, 2020

    Sylhet Metropolitan Police on Wednesday suspended two more officials on charges of negligence in investigating the incident of torturing Raihan Ahmed to death in Bandar...

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    BTRC enlists 13.5cr handsets in IMEI database in two years

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 07:29pm on November 25, 2020

    Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has enlisted  13.53 crore handsets in its NOC Automation & IMEI Database (NAID) since its launch in January last year to...

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    Bangladesh establishes diplomatic ties with Dominica

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 06:58pm on November 25, 2020

    Bangladesh has established a diplomatic relationship with the Commonwealth of Dominica, an island country in the Caribbean. This was made public in a press release...

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    HC questions legality of newspaper wage board provisions

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 06:24pm on November 25, 2020

    The High Court on Wednesday asked the government to explain in four weeks the legality of a provision of the ninth newspaper wage board award...

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    Eight dead in Spain migrant boat capsize

    Agence France-Presse . Arguineguin | Updated at 06:18pm on November 25, 2020

    At least eight people died when a rickety boat carrying migrants capsized off Lanzarote in the Canary Islands, the emergency services on this Spanish archipelago...

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    Two ‘robbers’ lynched in Narsingdi

    Our Correspondent . Narsingdi | Updated at 05:58pm on November 25, 2020

    Two suspected robbers were lynched and another was  severely beaten at village Murgiber under Bagabo Union of Shibpur upazila in Narsingdi early Wednesday...

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    COVID-19 claims 39 more, infects 2,156 in Bangladesh

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 05:05pm on November 25, 2020

    Bangladesh logged an additional 39 deaths and 2,156 infections from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours on Wednesday, counting the death toll to 6,487 and...

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    Meghan Markle reveals she had miscarriage

    Agence France-Presse. New York | Updated at 05:02pm on November 25, 2020

    Meghan Markle has revealed she suffered a miscarriage in July this year, writing in the New York Times on Wednesday of the deep grief and...

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    BNP accuses govt of using COVID-19 as means of business

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 04:48pm on November 25, 2020

    Bangladesh Nationalist Party senior leader Selima Rahman on Wednesday alleged that the government had taken coronavirus pandemic as a ‘means of business by creating opportunities for traders to plunder public money’...

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    Sirajul Mostafa nominated AL religious affairs secretary

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 04:46pm on November 25, 2020

    Cox’s Bazar district Awami League president Sirajul Mostafa was nominated as the religious affairs secretary of the central executive council of the ruling Awami League....

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    Report in abduction, rape case against Nur Dec 17

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 04:34pm on November 25, 2020

    A Dhaka court on Wednesday set December 17 to submit probe report in a case of abduction, rape and abetting the crimes lodged against six...

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    HC rejects writ filed against virtual court proceedings

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 04:28pm on November 25, 2020

    The High Court on Wednesday summarily rejected a writ filed by a lawyer challenging the virtual court proceedings...

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    HC appoints 4 amici curiae over treatment denial of twin babies

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 04:21pm on November 25, 2020

    The High Court on Wednesday appointed three lawyers and a child health expert as amici curiae to assist the court to investigate whether Bangabandhu Sheikh...

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    Ronaldo, Messi among nominees for FIFA’s best

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 04:21pm on November 25, 2020

    Bayern Munich’s treble-winning Robert Lewandowski joined regulars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on the shortlist for The Best FIFA Men’s Player award, world soccer’s governing...

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    Bangladesh to get 68 million COVID-19 vaccines from Gavi

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:34pm on November 25, 2020

    The health ministry officials in a press conference on Wednesday said that Bangladesh will get 68 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines from Vaccine Alliance Gavi...

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    Bangladesh FM, secretary infected with coronavirus cancel Niger trip

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 02:02pm on November 25, 2020

    Bangladesh foreign minister AK Abdul Momen and foreign secretary Masud bin Momen have been tested COVID-19 positive, a foreign ministry press release said on Wednesday....

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    No admission test, children to get admission through lottery

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:08pm on November 25, 2020

    There will be no admission test this year at the schools due to COVID-19 crisis and the students will get admission through lottery, education minister...

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    Bangladeshi arrested in Singapore over extremist link

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:17pm on November 25, 2020

    A Bangladeshi construction was arrested in Singapore under Internal Security Act on November 2 for his alleged involvement in terrorism-related activities, reports Singapore-based news portal...

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    Homes evacuated as cyclone threatens India

    Agence France-Presse. New Delhi  | Updated at 12:09pm on November 25, 2020

    Local Indian authorities banned public gatherings and closed shops as more than 1,000 rescue personnel mobilised against a powerful cyclone barrelling towards the southeastern coast,...

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    England to play four Tests in India: Ganguly

    Agence France-Presse. New Delhi | Updated at 11:59am on November 25, 2020

    India will host England for four Tests in early 2021 in what could become the key clashes in deciding who reaches the world Test championship...

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    Greg Barclay elected ICC chairman

    Agence France-Presse. Paris | Updated at 11:51am on November 25, 2020

    Greg Barclay has been named the new independent chair of the International Cricket Council, beating Imran Khwaja to succeed Shashank Manohar, the sport's governing body...

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    Over 50 shanties destroyed in Kalshi slum fire

    United News of Bangladesh .Dhaka | Updated at 11:24am on November 25, 2020

    At least 55 shanties were gutted after a fire broke out at a slum in MirpurKalshi area early Wednesday. Russel Shikdar, duty officer of Fire...

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    Israeli air strikes hit near Damascus

    Agence France-Presse .Damascus | Updated at 11:10am on November 25, 2020

    Israeli air strikes targeted Syria late Tuesday without causing any casualties, Syrian state media reported. ‘At 23:50 the Zionist enemy carried out an air strike...

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     Biden presents security and foreign policy team

    Agence France-Presse .Wilmington | Updated at 11:03am on November 25, 2020

    President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday introduced a slate of veteran diplomats and policy-makers who will make up his national security and foreign policy team, saying:...

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    Kerry vows to seek greater climate goals

    Agence France-Presse. Wilmington | Updated at 10:58am on November 25, 2020

    Incoming US climate envoy John Kerry called Tuesday for a UN conference in Glasgow next year to raise global ambitions on environmental protection, warning that...

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    Trump planning to pardon ex-aide Flynn: reports 

    Agence France-Presse. Washington | Updated at 10:42am on November 25, 2020

    US President Donald Trump plans to pardon his former national security advisor Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty in 2017 to lying to the FBI over...

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    US offers free online course for English language skills

    United News of Bangladesh. Dhaka | Updated at 10:31am on November 25, 2020

    The US Department of State is sponsoring a free Massive Online Open Cours for non-native English speakers interested in improving their English language skills, and...

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    Biman’s new Dash 8-400 ‘Dhrubatara’ reaches Dhaka

    United News of Bangladesh. Dhaka | Updated at 10:24am on November 25, 2020

    A brand new Dash 8-400 aircraft - named 'Dhrubatara’- was added to the Biman Bangladesh Airlines fleet and reached the capital on Tuesday. The aircraft...

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    Barca, Juventus join Chelsea, Sevilla in last 16

    Agence France-Presse .Paris | Updated at 05:27am on November 25, 2020

    Juventus, Chelsea and Sevilla all claimed last-gasp wins as they qualified for the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday, while Martin Braithwaite grabbed a double...

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    India to help develop hi-tech parks, IT sector

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:09am on November 25, 2020

    India and Bangladesh will work together to invest in Bangladesh’s hi-tech parks and develop and flourish the Information Technology sector of the country. Indian high commissioner in Dhaka...

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    BEPZA seeks more Japan investment

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:07am on November 25, 2020

    Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority has sought assistance of the Japan embassy and the Japan External Trade Organisation to attract more Japanese investment in the EPZs as...

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    Verdict on life term in Bangladesh on Dec 1

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:06am on November 25, 2020

    The Appellate Division on Tuesday set December 1 for delivering its judgement on a petition filed by a convict for reviewing its 2017 ruling that life imprisonment implies a jail term for the convict’s entire...

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    Four women raped a day

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:04am on November 25, 2020

    Bangladesh joins other countries to observe International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women today, at a time when more than four women and...

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    Man charge-sheeted for killing four of brother’s family

    Our Correspondent . Satkhira | Updated at 12:02am on November 25, 2020

    The Criminal Investigation Department filed charge sheet against Raihanul Islam for killing four of his brother’s family in Kolaroa upazila of Satkhira. The charge sheet was submitted to a court...

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    Injured workers, activists demand justice, compensation for Bangladesh factory fire

    Staff Correspondent  | Updated at 12:00am on November 25, 2020

    Injured workers, relatives of the dead, trade union leaders and labour rights activists on Tuesday demanded an increase in compensation and ensuring justice for the...

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    ARTICLE 19 criticises investigators for delay

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on November 25, 2020

    Rights organisation ARTICLE 19 blamed the law enforcement agencies for lack of goodwill in investigating the Sagar-Runi murder case. The London-based organisation in a statement on Tuesday also...

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    People’s continued trust requires equitable governance

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on November 25, 2020

    THE budget debate taking place at this time is when the country has suffered a setback in its efforts to keep the COVID-19 pandemic at...

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    As a peasant loves his land

    by Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on November 25, 2020

    IN HER moving obituary to Soumitra Chatterjee last week, his avid fan and fellow movie actor Sharmila Tagore posed a question that could be asked...

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    Daunting task of reordering

    by Ramzy Baroud | Updated at 12:00am on November 25, 2020

    A NEW term has imposed itself on the conversation regarding the impending presidency of US president-elect Joe Biden: ‘The Total Reset’. Many headlines have already...

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    Is CEDAW enough?

    by Saira Rahman Khan | Updated at 12:00am on November 25, 2020

    THERE is no denying that acts of violence against women are on the rise for various reasons, including lack of prosecution, indifference to women’s issues...

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    Govt must promote women entrepreneurs

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 25, 2020

    BANGLADESH ranking at the bottom of the Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs 2020 points to a worrying and wide gender disparity in entrepreneurship. Bangladesh has...

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    Govt must lay its hands off jute goods production, marketing

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 25, 2020

    THE steps that the government has taken to diversify jute products and to increase the use of jute goods are reported to have failed to...