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Police stations to be digitalized, Asaduzzaman Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Thursday said all the police stations would come under digital technology for identifying crime and its perpetrators.“Police Headquarters, Central Investigation Department (CID), Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) and Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) are working to identify the crime, its perpetrators and bring them under law through using the digital technology,” ...
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BD suffer 7-wicket defeat against EnglandA captain knock of unbeaten 102 runs by Harry pook guided England to earn a comfortable seven-wicket victory over Bangladesh in their 2nd Group C match of the 16-team ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup at the Queenstown Events Centre in New Zealand on Thursday.  Despite the day's defeat in their 3rd and last group affairs, ...
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N'ganj Mayor Ivy admitted to Dhaka hospitalNarayanganj City Corporation Mayor Ivy Rahman was admitted to a hospital in the capital after she fell sick on Thursday.Ivy fell ill around 4pm while speaking to journalists at the Nagar Bhaban, said the mayor’s aide Abul Hossain. An ambulance transported her to Dhaka, reports bdnews24.com.“She wasn’t able to speak. At one point, she started ...
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BNP panel for congenial atmosphere in DU registered graduates pollsBNP-backed Jatiyatabadi Parishad on Thursday urged the Dhaka University administration to ensure a congenial atmosphere on the campus so that voters can cast their votes smoothly in the universality's senate registered graduate representatives' final phase election billed for Saturday.   Prof Akhter Hossian, the joint convener of the Jatiyatabadi Parishad's election steering committee, made the ...
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Chinese contractor offers Tk 5m bribeChinese contractors China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd. offered a Tk 5 million bribe to the road transport and highways division (RTHD) secretary Nazrul Islam. When he took up office of secretary on 15 October, the company sent him they money in foreign currency, according to the finance minister.With this bribe offer, the government instantly suspended ...
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Virat Kohli awarded ICC Cricketer of the YearIndian captain Virat Kohli swept the top honours at the ICC Awards 2017, clinching the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy after being adjudged the ICC Cricketer of the Year and ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year.   Kohli was also named captain of both the Test as well as the ODI team of the year. Australian ...
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Rangpur mayor takes oathNewly elected Mayor of Rangpur City Corporation Mostafizar Rahman has taken oath of office.   Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina administered the oath at a ceremony held at her office on Thursday.  LGRD and Cooperatives Minister Engineer Khondkar Mosharraf Hossain, Prime Minister's Special Envoy and Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad, State Minister for the Ministry of ...
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Biggest flooded cave discovered  A group of divers has connected two underwater caverns in eastern Mexico to reveal what is believed to be the biggest flooded cave on the planet, a discovery that could help shed new light on the ancient Maya civilization.   The Gran Acuifero Maya (GAM), a project dedicated to the study and preservation of the ...
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Lamp-poser!This is the moment a shirtless firefighter scaled a lamppost to perform a pull-up while dangling three storeys high.   Johannes Erlands climbed the pole in Karlskrona, Sweden, to show off his strength in a daring display.   The 26-year-old is seen scurrying up the lamppost after running across the street in footage shot on ...
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Tokyo stocks open higher tracking rallies on Wall StreetTokyo stocks opened higher on Thursday, tracking rallies on Wall Street, where investor enthusiasm sent all three major indices to record finishes, AFP reports.   The Nikkei 225 index gained 0.86 percent, or 204.62 points, to 24,072.96 in early trade, while the poader Topix index was up 0.77 percent, or 14.60 points, at 1,905.42.  GY   ...
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Missed Messi penalty costs Barca in cup derby defeat Lionel Messi missed a penalty as Espanyol struck in the dying moments to consign Barcelona to their first defeat since August, 1-0 in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarter-finals on Wednesday.   Oscar Melendo slotted home a neat finish with two minutes remaining of a temperamental derby cup tie, racing onto Marc ...
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SBNCS touches milestone hosting 100th ODIThe waiting moment has finally arrived as the home of cricket, Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SBNCS), finally touched the milestone hosting the 100th ODI through a match between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe as part of the triangular series at Mirpur on Wednesday.The SBNCS has become the sixth venue to achieve such a feat after Sharjah ...
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France, Britain to strike new migrant deal President Emmanuel Macron of France and UK premier Theresa May will announce a new treaty on how to handle migrants hoping to head to Britain.   The treaty, set to be announced at a summit in London on Thursday, will “complete the Le Touquet accord”, Macron’s office said on Wednesday in reference to a 2003 ...
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Section of politicians raise their head when election nears: PM Prime Minister and Leader of the House Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday urged the countrymen to remain alert against a section of politicians, saying that they raise their head when election nears in the country.   “They’re blind and deaf. They raise their head when the election comes in the country ... they dream of going ...
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Crisis looms as US freezes funding for Palestinian refugeesThe White House has frozen tens of millions of dollars in contributions to Palestinian refugees, a move which Palestinian leaders decried as cruel and blatantly biased.   On Tuesday, the United States held back $65 million that had been destined for United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA), two weeks after President ...
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