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Wage Board for journalists must be independent or Noab must withdraw

The government has announced that a new Wage Board in former style will be announced soon without taking into ...

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Payra Power Plant activities suspended

Staff Reporter :
The activities of the 1320 MW Payra Thermal Power Plant in Kalapara of Patuakhali was suspended on Wednesday ...

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Sourav\'s parents receive calls, says Sohel Taj

Staff Reporter :
Former state minister Sohel Taj said that parents of missing private varsity student Syed Iftekhar Alam Sourav received ...

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ASEAN: Don't whitewash atrocities against Rohingya

HRW News, (New York)  :
Southeast Asian leaders at their annual summit should drastically rethink their response to the plight of ...

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Addl tax on smartphone to boost illegal import

Staff Reporter :
Leaders of Bangladesh Mobile Phone Business Association (BMBA) on Wednesday demanded to the government to keep the existing ...

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GSB yet to confirm reserve of iron ore

Anisul Islam Noor :
The Geological Survey of Bangladesh (GSB) is yet to confirm how much ore are possible to extract ...

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BUET students continue demo for 5th day

Staff Reporter :
Students of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) on Wednesday  continued their protest for the fifth consecutive ...

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Tigers take on Australia to keep momentum going on

In a bid to keep the momentum going, a high-flying Bangladesh, which just crushed West Indies in ruthless fashion, take ...

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HC verdict upheld

Staff Reporter :
The Supreme Court (SC) chamber judge on Wednesday upheld a High Court verdict that declared illegal the government ...

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10 more killed in road crashes

Staff Reporter  :
At least 10 persons, including a madrasa girl, were killed and 50 others seriously injured in several road ...

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South Africa\'s batsman Quinton de Kock (front) leaves the pitch after is bowled by New Zealand\'s bowler Trent Boult for 5 runs during the ICC World Cup Cricket match between New Zealand and South Africa at the Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham on Wednesday.

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Quotation of the Day

'It was like getting a note saying you’ll be executed at dawn.'
ROBERTO GAUTIER, learning that noisy nightly construction near his Brooklyn apartment was likely to continue to 2014.
 

City▲ Top

General Secretary of Bangladesh Paribesh Andolon Abdul Matin speaking at a prèss conference on \'National Budget 2019-\'20: Evaluation of Health and Environment\' organised by different organisations including Doctors for Health and Environment in DRU auditorium on Wednesday.

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President, PM for preservation of environment to attain SDGs

President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday emphasized on ensuring the preservation of environment to make ...

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Mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation Atiqul Islam speaking at an opinion sharing meeting on \'Quality Development of BRTC Circular Bus Service in Uttara\' at Bangladesh Club in the city\'s Uttara on Wednesday.

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Application for Rokeya Padak invited

Woman and Children Affairs Ministry has invited application for Rokeya Padak-2019.  The government introduced the award in 1995 after the ...

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\'United efforts must to increase community clinic\'s capacity\'

Speakers at a discussion have emphasized on combined effort to increase capacity of community clinics across the country.They came up ...

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Govt to ensure healthcare for Hajj pilgrims: Maleque

Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid
Maleque said the government will ensure healthcare facilities for the Bangladeshi Hajj pilgrims.
"A total of ...

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Members of RAB-10 nabbed three persons with foreign wine from the city\'s Gulshan area on Wednesday.

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Light to moderate rain with gusty wind likely

Bangladesh Meteorological Department on Wednesday predicted increased rain activity at many places in the country in the next 24 hours ...

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Youths to provide jobs instead of looking for employment: Palak

State Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Zunaid Ahmed Palak said youths of the country would be able to ...

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Azerbaijan envoy meets Khalid Mahmud

Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan based in India Dr Ashraf Shikhaliyev on Wednesday called on State Minister for Shipping ...

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Today’s Events


Discussion

Bangladesh Online Activist Forum organises a discussion on 'Distortion of History and Our Liability' at Tafazzal Hossain Manik Mia Hall ...

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ORGANISATION SNIPPETS

Assoc of Mobile Telecommunication Operators of BD
Association of Mobile Telecommunication Operators of Bangladesh requested the government to reconsider the ...

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Editorial▲ Top

Govt's machinery is broken: HC's direction is welcome but will not work

Selling and storing of substandard and expired drugs in the pharmacies across the country have reached such a dangerous stage ...

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Sustainable policy needed to check high inflation

POINT-to-point inflation increased for the five consecutive months in May to 5.63 per cent from 5.58 per cent in April ...

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Dwindling Political Morality

Muhammad Quamrul Islam :
An enlightened young man returned from his village home after observance of holy Eid-ul-Fitr with his family ...

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Food Poisoning

Shishir Reza :
Food poisoning is a common, usually mild, but sometimes deadly illness. Typical symptoms include nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping, ...

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Entertainment▲ Top

Mayaboti gets uncut censor certificate

Entertainment Report :
Director Arun Chowdhury’s latest directorial big screen venture titled Mayaboti has received an uncut censor certificate from ...

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Saba Saudagar hits her stride in web-series

Saba Saudagar who is making her digital debut with Alt Balaji’s new show Booo- Sabki Phategi is excited to ...

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Rimu to be busy with shooting today

Sheikh Arif Bulbon :
Following her mother late film actress Tina Khan’s steps Rimu Roja Khandaker has engaged herself with ...

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Nandita, Yousuf’s Harano Sei Sur

Entertainment Report :
Popular singers of present time Sanjida Mahmud Nandita and Yousuf Ahmed Khan will perform tonight at an ...

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Shraddha Kapoor is back with dance- drama Street Dancer

One of the most talented actresses in Bollywood, Shraddha Kapoor, is back with another dance- drama and that too ...

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Saif Ali Khan’s Jawaani Jaaneman goes on floors

Actor Saif Ali Khan and Tabu-starrer coming-of-age comedy Jawaani Jaaneman went on floors in London on Tuesday. The film ...

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Lakshya clocks 15 years, Hrithik Roshan gets nostalgic

As Lakshya clocked 15 years of its release on Tuesday, its lead actor Hrithik Roshan said the film resonated ...

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Football▲ Top

Brazil model accusing Neymar of rape speaks to police again

AP, Rio De Janeiro :
A Brazilian model who has accused soccer star Neymar of raping her in a Paris hotel ...

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France detain soccer great Platini in 2022 World Cup probe

AP, Paris :
French police investigating whether corruption played a role in the stunning decision to award the 2022 World Cup ...

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Guerrero, Farfan put Peru on brink of Copa America knock-outs

AFP, Rio De Janeiro :
Captain Paolo Guerrero and forward Jefferson Farfan each scored one and created another as Peru took ...

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VAR denies Brazil as Venezuela battle to draw

AFP, Salvador :
Brazil were held to a 0-0 draw against Venezuela in the Copa America on Tuesday as a late ...

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Cricket▲ Top

Can Tamim Iqbal again be successful against Australia?

Last time when Bangladesh faced off Australia in ICC Champions Trophy in 2017 in England at The Oval, opener Tamim ...

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Milestone again beckons Shakib

Shakib Al Hasan stands on the brink of another milestone and with the form he has been going through it ...

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Anushka joins Kohli in England ahead of Afghanistan clash

Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma has joined her husband and Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli ahead of India's clash against ...

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Morgan surprises himself with sixes record

AFP, Manchester :
Eoin Morgan said he had exceeded his own expectations after hitting a record-breaking 17 sixes in a one-day ...

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Inspiring Bangladesh face huge step-up in challenge against Australia

Mashrafe Mortaza's team has been excellent so far, but they need to do all the things they have done right ...

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Shikhar Dhawan ruled out of CWC19 with broken hand

India opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the remainder of his side's Men's Cricket World Cup (CWC) ...

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National▲ Top

SREEBARDI (Sherpur): Deed writers formed a human chain in front of Sub -Registrar Office demanding withdrawal Sub -Registrar of the Upazila on Tuesday.

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KISHOREGANJ: District Administration and Statistics Office, Kishoreganj brought out a rally on the occasion of Agriculture Census on Sunday.

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NOAKHALI: Members of Coast Guard arrested top terror and robber Farid with fire arms and bullets from Solaman Bazar in Hatia Upazila on Monday.

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BOGURA: K M Nurul Huda, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) addressing meeting on law and order situation at DC Conference Room yesterday marking the Upcoming by- election of Bogura- 6 Constituency on Saturday.

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SAIDPUR(Nilphamari): Akhter Hossain Badal, President of Nilphamari District Bus- Minibus Workers Union reading a written statement on illegal toll collection at Nilphamari District Bus-Minibus Workers Union Office at Saidpur Central Bus Terminal on Monday.

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Call to stop illegal extortion of toll in Saidpur Municipality

Saidpur (Nilphamari ) Correspondent :
 A press conference was held in order to implement the decision of the Local Government ...

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Two persons held for question leakage of primary school teacher\'s recruitment test

Barishal Correspondent :
Two persons  were arrested by two teams of Rapid Action Battalion, unit-8 (RAB-8), operating simultaneous drives on ...

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Youth beaten to death in Jashore

Benapole  Correspondent :
 A youth was beaten to death and another injured by a terrorist group after one of them ...

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News In Brief

Demolition drive attacked, three injured in Jashore

Jashore  Correspondent

At least three people including a policeman were wounded in an attack ...

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Eight govt pry schools running in risky bldgs in Sylhet

Sylhet Bureau :
Whenever it rains or the weather turns turbulent, students at eight government primary schools in Benibazar upazila ...

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4,000 ethnic minority people to get livelihood facilities in Barind area

BSS, Rajshahi :
Some 4,000 ethnic minority people including 2,000 women will be engaged in various income-generating activities in Barind ...

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MYMENSINGH: Authority concern yet to take any step as dilapidated Dopaura Kolsindur Road at Mymensingh need immediate repair . This snap was taken on Wednesday.

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Turkey to push for trial of Egypt govt over Mursi death

Reuters, Ankara :
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday vowed to try to ensure the Egyptian government is tried in ...

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Egypt accuses UN of seeking to \'politicise\' Morsi death

AFP :
Egypt on Wednesday accused the United Nations of seeking to "politicise" the death of the country's first democratically ...

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Body formed to remove illegal vehicles from Dhaka streets: Quader

UNB, Dhaka :
Road, Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said a committee has been formed to identify ...

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Trump\'s Pentagon nominee quits

AFP, Washington  :
President Donald Trump lost his nominee for Pentagon chief on Tuesday, adding to the volatility in a ...

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Dhaka-Tangail Highway was barricaded as Bidi workers sit in demonstration protesting enhancing of taxation on the supplementary budget for fiscal year 2019-20 organised by Bangladesh Bidi Sramik Federation on Wednesday.

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Saudi crown prince \'should face investigation\'

BBC Online :
There is credible evidence that Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other high-level officials are ...

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Poor nations hosting most refugees

Reuters :
Developing countries, not rich Western nations, are bearing the brunt of the world's refugee crisis and are hosting ...

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Former MP Rana gets bail in murder case

Court Correspondent :
The High Court Division of the Supreme Court on Wednesday granted permanent bail to former Awami League ...

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Abahani\'s goal feast against Nepalese club

BSS, Dhaka :
Abahani Limited went on a goal feast as they dumped Manang Marshyangdi Club of Nepal by 5-0 ...

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Global displacement tops 70m: UNHCR

UNb, Dhaka :
Refugees originating from Myanmar represented the fourth largest population group by country of origin and most Rohingyas ...

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Selima Rahman, Tuku made BNP standing committee members

UNb, Dhaka :
After over three years of the party's national council, Selima Rahman and Iqbal Hasan Mahmud Tuku have ...

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HAAB seeks waiver of Tk 47,000 repeater charge

Kamruzzaman Bablu :
Hajj Agencies Association of Bangladesh (HAAB) has sought waiver of repeater charge on Hajj and Umrah visa ...

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Four get life term for murder

Court Correspondent :
The Speedy Trial Tribunal-3 of Dhaka yesterday (Wednesday) sentenced four persons to life term imprisonment for killing ...

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Govt to introduce health insurance: PM

UNB, Dhaka :
The government has planned to introduce health insurance to ensure healthcare services for people, Prime Minister Sheikh ...

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Doctors for 12pc budgetary allocation in health sector

Staff Reporter :
A group of doctors and some civil society members on Wednesday demanded at least 12 percent in ...

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Rickshaw and cycle rally marking the International car-free Cities Alliance was launched in city\'s Dhanmondi-Satmasjid Road on Wednesday.

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Business & Economy▲ Top

Al-haj Md Anowar Hossain, Chief Adviser of Islami Commercial Insurance Co Ltd, presiding over its 128th Board of Directors Meeting at the company\'s head office in the city. Director AZM Shamsul Alam, Chief Executive offecer Mir Nazim Uddin Ahmed and Company Secretary Md Akhtaruzzaman, among others, were present.

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BD urges UAE to invest in agro processing industries

Economic Reporter :
Bangladesh on Tuesday urged businesses of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to invest in agro processing industries ...

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Harun, Alam re-elected as Chairman, Vice-Chairman of AI

Business Desk :
Yussuf Abdullah Harun FCA, MP, and Mahbubul Alam, President of Chattogram Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) ...

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Prof Dr ANM Meshquat Uddin, Vice-Chancellor of Southeast University (SEU), presiding over a seminar on \"Budget 2018-19\" at seminar hall of the university in the city on Wednesday. Economics Affairs Adviser to the Prime Minister Dr Mashiur Rahman, SEU Professors Dr M A Hakim, M Kamaluddin Chowdhury, Prof Dr Md Abu Taher and Pro Vice-Chancellor Maj Gen Kazi Fakhruddin Ahmed (Retd), among others, spoke at the seminar.

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Noridc envoys appreciate green knit factory in N\'ganj

Economic Reporter :
Top diplomats of three Nordic countries visited Plummy Fashions Ltd, country's first globally-certified green knitwear factory, in ...

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Azerbaijan keen to import more Bangladeshi products

Economic Reporter :
Azerbaijan wants to import different products, including furniture, ceramic tiles, pharmaceuticals and software, from Bangladesh.
Ambassador of the ...

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Zareen Mahmud Hosein, CPA, FCA, Founding Partner of Snehasish Mahmud and Co and Snehasish Barua, FCA, Founding Partner of the firm, exchanging crest at a presentation and discussion to highlight the important changes and relevant features of the Finance Bill 2019 at Curry Accent Gardenia Banquet Hall at Gulshan in the city on Monday. Md Zakir Hossain, Additional Commissioner of NBR, Ranjan Kumar Bhowmik, Commissioner of Taxes of NBR and Humayun Kabir FCA, former president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB), among others, spoke at the discussion.

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Stocks witness flat as major sectors plunge

Economic Reporter :
Stock markets on Wednesday witnessed flat due to lower activities of large-cap securities.
The falling major sectors were ...

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Added duty will boost illegal mobile imports: BMBA

Economic Reporter :
Bangladesh Mobile Phone Business Association (BMBA) on Wednesday said that the duty proposed on smartphones will push ...

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BTMA seeks VAT exemption for local yarn sale

Staff Reporter  :
Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMA) has urged the government to review its decision of imposing a five ...

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Junaid Ahmed Polok, MP, State Minister for Information, Communication and Technology, addressing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing programme organised by Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority (BHTPA) at a city hotel on Monday. Hosne Ara Begum, BHTPA\'s Managing Director and Shingo Kagawa, Representative Director of Fujitsu Research Institute of Japan, among others, spoke at the discussion.

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IMEF revises down Mexico\'s economic growth forecast for 2019

Xinhua, Mexico City :
The Mexican Institute of Finance Executives (IMEF) revised down its forecast for the country's 2019 economic ...

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Asian markets extend global rally as Trump fuels trade deal hope

AFP, Hong Kong :
Asian markets rallied Wednesday after Donald Trump hailed "very good" phone talks with Xi Jinping and ...

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OPEC to meet July 1,2 after several postponements

AFP, Vienna :
Major oil-producing countries meet in Vienna on July 1 and 2, the OPEC website and a delegate ...

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Trump-Xi meeting at G20 raises hope for trade truce

AFP, Washington :
US President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping have agreed to meet at the G20 summit ...

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Ihtesham B Shahjahan, Chairman of the Feed Industries Association of Bangladesh, expressing his frustration at a post-budget press conference at a city hotel on Wednesday.

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International▲ Top

Trump launches 2020 bid with vow to \'keep America great\'

AFP, Orlando :
President Donald Trump launched his 2020 reelection campaign Tuesday much the same way he rode to power in ...

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Johnson looks to cement UK leadership lead after surviving TV debate

Brexit figurehead Boris Johnson will look to cement his stranglehold of the UK leadership race Wednesday after emerging unscathed from ...

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Sperm donor is child\'s legal father, Australian court rules

A man who donated sperm so his gay friend could have a baby more than a decade ago has parental ...

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China, North Korea look to strengthen ties amid US disputes

AP, SEOUL, South Korea :
Chinese President Xi Jinping travels to North Korea to meet leader Kim Jong Un this week ...

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Trump\'s Defense Secretary pick quits as reports emerge of family violence

Reuters, Washington :
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan abandoned his quest for the top Pentagon job on Tuesday as reports emerged ...

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News In Brief

Iran 'categorically rejects' US tanker attack allegations
AFP, Tehran
Iran's defence minister "categorically rejected" Wednesday accusations that Tehran was behind two tanker ...

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Campus Life▲ Top

DhIU holds Law Lecture on child rights in South Asia

Campus Report :
The Department of Law and Institutional Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), Dhaka International University (DhIU) organized a Law ...

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Science Fair at Milestone College

Campus Report :
A three-day long Science Fair was started at Milestone College organized by Milestone College Science Club (MCSC) ...

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Conference on Tech Innovation at DIU

Campus Report :
Two-day Innovation Stakeholder Consultative Conference on 'Technological Innovation Management Centric Initiative for Building an Innovation Economy' began ...

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