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Four to die for killing schoolboy in cityA court in Dhaka on Monday sentenced four people, including a couple, to death for their involvement in the killing of an eighth grader in Kamrangirchar area of the capital in 2012.The convicts are—Altaf Hossain, his wife Farida, Jamir Ali, and Md Shahajahan Hossain.Dhaka Seventh Additional Metropolitan Session’s Judge Md Nazrul Islam handed down the ...
President to scouts
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Raise awareness against drugs, militancyPresident Abdul Hamid on Monday urged the scouts to continue their active role in raising social awareness against drugs, terrorism, militancy, child-marriage and fanaticism. "I hope, the scouts will keep up their active role in raising   awareness against drugs, terrorism, militancy, child-marriage and fanaticism as they do always," he said.The President was speaking at the ...
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Tk 1.17cr compensation for air crash casualtyThe cabinet on Monday gave final approval to a draft law on air transportation, proposing an enhanced compensation of Taka 1.17crore for every casualty in any air crash, while the previous amount was Taka 20, 37, 600.“Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina chaired the weekly cabinet meeting which gave its final nod to The Air Transport (The ...
Boosting Oscar chances
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'Parasite' scores historic upset at SAG awardsSouth Korean thriller “Parasite” was the upset winner at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards on Sunday, while Joaquin Phoenix and Renee Zellweger were named best actors, cementing their roles as frontrunners at the Oscars next month.“Parasite,” the Korean language social satire about the wealth gap in South Korea, was the first film in a ...
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Feb 1 declared public holiday in capitalThe Election Commission (EC) has directed the Ministry of Public Administration to declare a public holiday in Dhaka city on February 1 on the occasion of the two city corporation elections.In this regard, a directive, signed by deputy secretary of EC M Atiar Rahman, was sent to Public Administration Secretary yesterday night.In the directive, it ...
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US hopeful of credible Dhaka city pollsUS Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R Miller on Monday encouraged voters to cast their votes hoping that the elections to two Dhaka city corporations will be ‘festive, free, credible and participatory’ ones.He said the important thing is that folks go out and vote whatever candidates they choose to vote for.“Election turnout in Bangladesh is often ...
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Fakhrul sees mass wave for ‘Sheaf of Paddy’BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday carried out electioneering in favour of Tabith Awal, their party’s mayoral candidate in the elections to Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC), saying that a mass wave has been created in favour of ‘Sheaf of Paddy’.Fakhrul along with BNP’s DNCC mayoral contender Tabith Awal started the election ...
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England celebrate innings win over South AfricaEngland completed a comprehensive win by an innings and 53 runs on the fifth day of the third Test against South Africa at St George's Park on Monday, taking an unbeatable 2-1 lead in the four-match series.England were held up by a last wicket stand of 99 between Keshav Maharaj (71) and Dane Paterson (39 ...
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IAS officer slaps BJP worker during pro-CAA rallyDistrict collector of Rajgarh in India Madhya Pradesh and her deputy on Sunday took on 'unruly' protesters who defied prohibitory orders to hold a rally in Biaora town supporting the new citizenship law, video clips of which have gone viral.The rally was organised by the BJP. The video clips purportedly show collector Nidhi Nivedita slapping ...
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China reports 130 new deadly virus casesThe authorities in China reported a third death from a mysterious virus and more than 130 new cases over the weekend, including ones found in Beijing and southern China for the first time.The jump in cases raised questions about how the virus is being transmitted and added to concerns about the spread of the illness ...
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