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BNP\'s website \'blocked\'

Staff Reporter :
BNP on Tuesday claimed that its official website www.bnpbangladesh.com remained "blocked" since  last week.
"Blocking of our party's website ...

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Progress, prosperity

M M Jasim :
The ruling Awami League in its election manifesto on Tuesday promised that all the facilities which the ...

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Barrister Mainul gets 6 months bail

Staff Reporter :
The High Court (HC) on Tuesday granted bail for six months to Barrister Mainul Hosein, former Advisor to ...

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Afroza Abbas comes underattack again

Staff Reporter :
Afroza Abbas, a BNP candidate for Dhaka-9 Constituency and her supporters came under attack on Tuesday while campaigning ...

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Balance of power

Staff Reporter
The BNP on Tuesday announced 19 points election manifesto for ensuing 11th Parliament polls scheduled for December 30, swearing ...

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US hopeful of democratic poll

Diplomatic Correspondent :
The newly appointed US Ambassador in Dhaka Earl Robert Miller on Tuesday said, his country encourages all to ...

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2 \'criminals\' killed in \'gunfight\'

UNB, Munshiganj  :
Two suspected criminals were killed in a reported gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) at Ballalbari ...

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Tk 271.83cr released in advance

Special Correspondent  :
The Election Commission (EC) has released Tk 271.83 crore to security agencies in advance for troops deployment across ...

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Khaleda can`t contest polls

Staff Reporter :
The High Court (HC) on Tuesday rejected three separate writ petitions filed by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia challenging ...

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TIB alleges rampant electoral code violation

Staff Reporter :
Independent watchdog Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) on Tuesday pointed at the continuation of alleged rampant violation of electoral ...

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A micro bus of BNP candidate of Dhaka-8 seat Salahuddin Ahmed was vandalised while conducting campaign at Mirhazirbagh area on Tuesday.

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Bagerhat Health Complex official shot dead

UNB, Khulna :
The accountant of Fakirhat Upazila Health Complex was shot by some unidentified miscreants at Singati village in Fakirhat ...

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1016 platoons of BGB deployed

A total of 1016 platoons of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) have been deployed in different parts of the country, including ...

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EC Mahbub\'s level playing field remarks untrue: CEC

Staff Reporter :
Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda on Tuesday contradicted his colleague and Election Commissioner Mahbub Talukder's remarks ...

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Migrant family who fled teargas at U.S. border seeks asylum

TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) :
Members of a group of Honduran migrants, which included a mother who had been photographed running with ...

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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

Vice-Chancellor of Dhaka University Prof Dr Akhtaruzzaman poses for photo session with the recipients of Provost Awards of Bijoy Ekattor Hall of DU in its auditorium on Tuesday.

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President asks judges to ensure hassle-free justice for litigants


President M Abdul Hamid on Tuesday asked the judges and others concerned to ensure hassle-free justice for the litigants, including ...

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Law Minister Anisul Haque, among others, at the national council of pro-liberation lawyers organised by Ekattorer Ghatak Dalal Nirmul Committee in the auditorium of Engineers Institution in the city on Tuesday.

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Radio plays vital role to build prosperous BD


Information Secretary Abdul Malek has said here the radio will play a vital role to build a happy and prosperous ...

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Signal 3 to continue for maritime ports


Maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox's Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to continue hoisting the local cautionary signal number ...

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Acting Editor of Bangladesh Today Jobaer Alam speaking at a prèss conference at his office in the city on Monday as he was attacked by some miscreants.

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Victory Day celebrated at missions abroad


Bangladesh missions abroad celebrated the 48th Victory Day on Sunday in a befitting manner.
According to press releases from different missions, ...

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Call to elect AL upholding spirit of liberation war


Prominent citizens of the country urged the country's people to elect Sheikh Hasina in the national poll again upholding the ...

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DMP files 3,322 cases for traffic rule violation


Traffic division of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) in their simultaneous drives on the city streets on Monday filed 3,322 ...

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Film Director Saidul Anam dies


Renowned film and drama director Saidul Anam Tutul has died in a Dhaka hospital at the age of 68.
Tutul who ...

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British Council establishes satellite library at BB


The British Council in collaboration with
Bangladesh Bank has set up a 'British Council Library Corner' at the Bangladesh Bank's own ...

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Speakers at a discussion organised on the occasion of \'Victory Day\' at Bangladesh Water Development Board Officers Club in the city\'s Banani on Sunday. Director General of the board Mahfuzur Rahman was present on the occasion.

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Bangladesh Today Acting Editor comes under attack


Jobaer Alam, the chairman and Acting Editor of national English daily The Bangladesh Today, came under a targeted attack in ...

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Call to grow book reading habits


Academics and development activists urged to grow book reading habit to acquire knowledge. As the books enlighten people and the ...

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ORGANIsATION SNIPPET


Bangabandhu Diploma Engrs Council
Speakers at a discussion urged the diploma engineers to perform their duties with utmost sincerity and ...

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Editorial▲ Top

Comprehensive policy needed for migrant workers\' safeguard

BANGLADESH on Tuesday observed International Migrants Day when the country itself is experiencing bitter taste of slow remittance due to ...

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The administration must prove its ability to hold free and fair polls

NEW United States ambassador in Dhaka Robert Earl Miller said that his country expected the upcoming December 30 elections in ...

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A new path for disability-inclusive development

Helen Castell :
While 15 percent of the world's population lives with a disability, prevalence is even higher in low- and ...

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Sri Lanka: No alternative but to hear the people\'s voice

Rajpal Abeynayake :
If the people's voice is not heard, the country would be rife for revolution. It would be a ...

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Readers’ Forum

Young voice in politics

Politics remains more or less an unpopular vocation and an extremely debatable topic in our country-more so ...

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Entertainment▲ Top

I always try to push negativity aside: Sunny Leone


Adult film star-turned-Bollywood actor Sunny Leone, who is often a target of sexist and disparaging remarks by people, says she ...

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An actor\'s biggest reward is to be loved and accepted in different countries: Felicity Jones

Felicity Jones is one of the most sought after actresses in Hollywood today. Having worked in movies like 'The Theory ...

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I didn\'t debut in a film playing a diva: Parineeti Chopra

Lately, every actress worth her salt and pepper has been seeking a project that allows her the space to perform ...

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Ranveer Singh reveals the reason behind Deepika Padukone getting emotional at awards show

Newlyweds Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh attended the Star Screen Awards held in Mumbai on Sunday night. At the event, ...

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Kajal learns Kalari for Kamal\'s \'Indian 2\'


Actress Kajal Aggarwal has been roped in to the play the female lead in Kamal Haasan's 'Indian 2' directed by ...

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Jeff Bridges to receive Cecil B DeMille award

Jeff Bridges may have once been considered as one of Hollywood's most underappreciated actors, but next month's Golden Globe Awards ...

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Winning award motivates me to work harder: Radhika Madan

Actress Radhika Madan, who has bagged the Most Promising Newcomer award, says she feels motivated to work harder to entertain ...

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Sonam Kapoor named PETA India\'s person of the year


Bollywood star Sonam Kapoor has been named PETA India's person of the year for 2018 for her animal advocacy efforts. ...

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Sports▲ Top

Conmebol Competition Secretary Fred Nantes holds up the name of Brazil\'s Flamengo during the drawing ceremony for the Copa Libertadores soccer tournament in Luque, Paraguay on Monday. At left is Paraguay\'s soccer player Roque Santa Cruz.

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Pakistan seek batting form in South Africa tour opener


Pakistan's batsmen will seek form when they open their tour of South Africa with a three-day match against a South ...

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Japan\'s \'Ninja Boy\' aims to take down Mayweather


Japanese kickboxer Tenshin "Ninja Boy" Nasukawa said Tuesday he wants to use the element of surprise to defeat boxing superstar ...

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Minnesota Timberwolves\' Robert Covington (33) fouls Sacramento Kings\' Yogi Ferrell (3) as Minnesota Timberwolves\' Karl-Anthony Towns (32) helps guard during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game on Monday.

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Tearful S. Korean Olympic champion tells court of coach abuse


Double Olympic gold medallist Shim Suk-hee broke down in tears as she told a South Korean court of the years ...

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Kevin de Bruyne insists he was \'not tired\' at the start of the season


Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne insists he "wasn't exhausted" at the end of last season, despite concerns from manager ...

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Barcelona\'s Vermaelen out for 1 month with leg injury

Barcelona says defender Thomas Vermaelen has injured a muscle in his right leg and will be sidelined for a month. ...

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Jose Mourinho fired by Man United

AP, England :
Jose Mourinho was fired by Manchester United on Tuesday, two days after English soccer's biggest club reached a ...

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Vialli\'s crowdfunding platform creating \'bond\' between clubs and fans


Former Italy international Gianluca Vialli and business partner Fausto Zanetton believe their innovative crowdfunding platform Tifosy can help arrest the ...

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Rockets\' Zhou released after failure to launch


Chinese forward Zhou Qi's bid for NBA glory with the Houston Rockets came to an abrupt end on Monday after ...

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Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) dunks against Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin (23) in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Detroit on Monday.

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WTA changes rules affecting players returning from pregnancy

AP, St. Petersburg :
The women's tennis tour approved rule changes Monday that are meant to ensure players are not penalized ...

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Football▲ Top

FC Dallas President Dan Hunt (left) and chairman and CEO Clark Hunt (right) present newly hired head coach Luchi Gonzalez (center) with his team jersey during a news conference in Frisco, Texas on Monday.

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Former teammates Gennaro Gattuso, Filippo Inzaghi battle for coaching survival


Gennaro Gattuso and Filippo Inzaghi, teammates for more than a decade in a highly successful AC Milan team, meet on ...

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Brothers Union to play Sheikh Russel KC in 1st semi-final today


Brothers Union Club will play Sheikh Russel KC in the first semifinal of the 13-team Walton Independence Cup Football Tournament ...

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Cricket▲ Top

Australia wins 2nd Test vs India by 146 runs, series 1-1

AP, Australia :
Australia trounced India by 146 runs in the second Test to level the four-Test series 1-1 on the ...

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Mendis and Mathews revive Sri Lanka on Day 4 of 1st Test

AP, New Zealand :
Kusal Mendis and Angelo Mathews compiled centuries and batted throughout the fourth day in an unbeaten 246-run ...

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ULIPUR(Kurigram): Youths at Dalbari Village constructing a road in the village voluntarily as 70 families of the village has been suffering for want of the road from more than 30 years. This nap was taken on Monday.

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RHD implementing Tk 3,303.82 cr projects in Rajshahi division

BSS, Rajshahi :
The Roads and Highway Department (RHD) implemented various infrastructure development schemes involving around Tk 3,303.82 crore in last ...

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BARISHAL: BNP candidate M Jahiruddin Swapan from Barishal-1 Constituency passing busy time in election campaign at Gournodi Upazila on Monday.

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FENI: BNP nominated candidate Akbar Hossain from Feni-3 Seat led a rally during an election campaign at Dagonbhuiyan Upazila on Sunday.

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PATUAKHALI: Kazi Reazul Hoque, Chairman, National Human Rights Commission speaking at a view exchange meeting on human rights protection during election at DC Conference Room as Chief Guest organized by District Administration , Patuakhali yesterday.

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12 freedom fighters honoured in Benapole

Benapole  Correspondent :
Benapole customs authority honored 12 helpless freedom fighters  on the occasion of the Victory Day  at Customs House ...

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Mentally disabled man drown in Rajshahi

RU Correspondent :
Rajshahi, December 13: A mentally disabled man drowned in a pond at Chondipur Poschimpara village under Bagha upazila ...

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SREEBARDI(Sherpur): Sreebardi Upazila Administration arranged a reception, cultural competition on the occasion of the Victory Day on Sunday.

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600 FFs given reception in Rajshahi

BSS, Rajshahi :
More than 600 freedom fighters and family members of martyred freedom fighters of Rajshahi city were honoured through ...

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4 Meherpur BCL men get bail

UNB, Meherpur :
A court here on Monday granted bail to four Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) men who were arrested in ...

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Victory Day observed

Dupchanchia (Bogura) Correspondent :
The 48th Victory Day was celebrated showing deep homage to the martyrs under Dupchanchia upazila of Bogura ...

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MURADNAGAR(Cumilla): Syed Abdul Kaiyum Khasru, Chairman, Upazila Parishad and Mitu Mariam, UNO , Muradnagar inaugurating meeting and display marking the Victory Day on Sunday.

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4 hurt in Thakurgaon pre-polls violence

UNB, Thakurgaon :
At least four activists of Secchasebok Dal were injured in a reported clash with members of Jubo League ...

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54 held in Satkhira special police drive

Satkhira Correspondent :
Police arrested 54 people from different parts of the district in an overnight special drive  till yesterday on ...

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Man gets life term for raping housewife in Sirajganj

UNB, Sirajganj :
A court here on Monday sentenced a man to life term imprisonment for raping a housewife at gun ...

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Saiful-Farida panel sweeps JPC election

The panel, led by Saiful Alam of the Daily Jugantar and Farida Yasmin the Daily Ittefaq, swept the election to ...

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Business & Economy▲ Top

Mamun-Ur-Rashid, Managing Director of Standard Bank Limited, inaugurating its 129th branch at Chashara in Narayanganj on Tuesday. Md. Tariqul Azam, AMD, senior officers of the Bank, local industrialists and businessmen were also present.

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In presence of Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal, Director General of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Major General Md. Shafeenul Islam, ndc, and Andrey Furtay, on behalf of JSC Russia Helicopters, exchanging an agreement signing documents to procure two helicopters for BGB Air Wing at BGB Head Quarters on Tuesday. Senior officials of Home Ministry and representatives from Russian Embassy in Dhaka were also present.

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Working to avoid sanctions on Italy: Moscovici

AFP, Paris :
European Economic Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said Tuesday he was working to avoid Italy being sanctioned over its ...

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Australia PM eyes tax cuts before election


Flagging in the polls and facing a rout in the May general election, Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison looked to ...

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Gender equality at work more than 200 years off: WEF

AFP, Geneva :
Women may be shouting louder than ever for equal treatment and pay, but a report out Tuesday indicates ...

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Md. Abdul Halim Chowdhury, Managing Director of Pubali Bank Limited, inaugurating its 469th branch at Fulbaria in Mymensingh recently. Safiul Alam Khan Chowdhury, AMD, Mohammad Ali, DMD, Md. Rafiqul Islam, Mymensingh Regional Manager of the Bank and local elites were also present.

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Indo-Bangladesh private sector joint investments underscored

Rangpur, Correspondent :
Business community leaders of India and Bangladesh have stressed on encouraging private sector joint investments to set up ...

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Parveen Haque Sikder, EC Chairperson of National Bank Limited, inaugurating its 201st branch at Hili Land Port on Tuesday. Ali Haider Mortuza, Vice-President, other officials of the Bank, local businessmen and elites were also present.

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178 businesspersons get CIP award

Economic Reporter :
The government on Tuesday honoured 178 businesspersons with Commercially Important Person (CIP) cards for their outstanding contributions to ...

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Stocks witness up on large-cap vibe

Economic Reporter :
Stocks witnessed upward trend on Tuesday as major indices of both Dhaka and Chittagong Stock Exchanges were found ...

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Asifuzzaman Chowdhury, Director of United Commercial Bank Limited (UCBL), inaugurating its 186th Sharaf Bhata Branch in Chattogram city on Tuesday while Mohammed Shawkat Jamil, Managing Director, N Mustafa Tarek, DMD, ATM Tahmiduzzaman, EVP of the Bank local elites were also present.

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\'Rural developments make women empowerment visible\'

BSS, Rangpur :
Officials at a women rally have said massive developments attained in last ten years substantially improved life standard ...

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Haider Ahmed Khan, Chairman of Metro Spinning Limited, presiding over its 23rd AGM at its head office in Ashulia in Savar on Monday. The AGM approved 2 percent Stock Dividend for the year ended for 2017-2018 FY. Mohammad Ali Khokon, Managing Director, other Directors and Shareholders of the company were also present.

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Survey shows German businesses increasingly gloomy

AP, Berlin :
A closely watched survey shows increasing pessimism among German businesses.
The Ifo Institute said Tuesday its business confidence index ...

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US approves T-Mobile, Sprint merger

Reuters :
The deal got a nod from the Committee on Foreign Investment (CFIUS) in the United States as well as ...

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UK Cabinet to consider \'no-deal\' Brexit preparations

AP, London :
The British Cabinet is expected to discuss ramping up preparations for Britain's departure from the European Union without ...

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International▲ Top

Former FBI chief lashes out at Trump, Republicans for telling `lies`

CNN, Washington :
Washington (CNN)Former FBI Director James Comey slammed Republicans on Monday for not speaking out against President Donald Trump's ...

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S. Korea battles to raise birth rate

AFP, Seoul :
When Ashley Park started her marketing job at a Seoul drugmaker she had a near-perfect college record, flawless ...

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Japan to buy more stealth jets, radar to counter China, Russia

Reuters, Tokyo :
Japan will accelerate spending on advanced stealth fighters, long-range missiles and other equipment over the next five years ...

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A migrant family traveling from Central America en route to the US run away from tear gas.

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Xi pledges \'unswerving\' reforms, but on own terms

AFP, Beijing :
President Xi Jinping warned Tuesday that no one can "dictate" China's economic development path as the Communist Party ...

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News in brief

Yemen's Hodeida calm after ceasefire takes effect
AFP, Sanaa
Yemen's flashpoint city of Hodeida was calm on Tuesday following heavy clashes ...

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