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Category: International

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is set Wednesday to outline key steps Washington will take to fulfill President Barack Obama’s vision of a world free of nuclear weapons. In a speech in Washington, Clinton will show how the world will be safer through a new US-Russia nuclear arms reduction... 

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Category: National

Law Minister Barrister Shafique Ahmed said courts would be set up at six divisions within this month to conduct the trial of BDR mutineers. “The trial will be held at the courts under BDR Act. Director General (DG) of BDR will supervise the whole... 

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Category: General

Business conglomerate Bashundhara Group and Emory University of the United States of America (USA) have taken a joint venture initiative to develop an international standard ‘Education Zone’ in Bangladesh. Under the project, different types... 

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A dredging barge of Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) suffered major physical damage and partially sank in the Bay when a Panama flag bulk vessel rammed it yesterday afternoon. Sources at the Radio Control of Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) said that the... 

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Category: Sports News

Hosts Bangladesh Under-19 team was trailing by 87 runs against touring England Under-19 team on the 3rd day of the four-day Youth Test at the Johur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Sunday England Under-19 team resumed the first innings today (Sunday)... 

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Category: International

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Saturday told the visiting Senegalese president whose nation heads the world’s largest Islamic body to do more for Palestinians, his website reported. “The aim of creating the Organisation... 

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Category: National

A devastating fire swept through the warehouse of National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) in the city’s Tejgaon Industrial area yesterday. Fire service and NCTB officials said the fire originated on the ground floor and immediately spread... 

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Category: International

The U.N.’s top human rights official backed a report Thursday accusing Israeli forces and Palestinian militants of war crimes during their conflict in Gaza last winter. Navi Pillay’s endorsement of the report by an expert group led by Judge... 

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Category: General

After five years of planning and construction, Royal Caribbean is unveiling the Oasis of the Seas, a $1.4 billion ship that will be the largest and tallest cruise liner in the world when it takes its maiden voyage this December. At 1,184 feet from stem... 

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Category: Sports News

Bangladesh Under-16 team completed their AFC Under-16 Football qualifier on a frustrating note, conceding 1-2 goals defeat against Chinese Taipei in the last Group E match at the Pannad Stadium in the Philippines on Sunday. In the day’s other match,... 

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Category: International

Foreign Minister Dr Dipu Moni yesterday rejected reports about Myanmar’s heavy military buildup along Bangladesh border following Dhaka’s move for UN arbitration over maritime boundary and said it is routine movements of security personnel. In... 

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Category: Sports News

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been named The Wisden Cricketer magazine’s 2009 World Test Player of the Year. The magazine said on Thursday that Shakib topped the performance table of all test players based on marks awarded by Wisden... 

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Category: National

Rab finds the training facility deep inside Khagrachhari forests; Ctg second-in-command held; explosives seized. Rapid Action Battalion has busted a training camp of Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh in a remote hill area in Khagrachhari and arrested... 

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Category: General

Five-day long Durga Puja finally comes to an end today through the celebration of Bijoya Dashami after performing the sacred rituals of Sashthi, Saptami, Ashtami and Navami. Bijoya Dashami will end with the idols of Mother Goddess and her four children–... 

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Category: International

Film-maker Roman Polanski was arrested in Switzerland on a 31-year-old US arrest warrant, the Zurich Film Festival said in a statement on Sunday. Polanski’s arrest on Saturday evening was in connection with an arrest warrant issued by US authorities... 

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Category: Sports News

JOHANNESBURG – Brazil’s “Beautiful Game” came alive in the second half Sunday with three comeback goals in a 3-2 win over the United States in the Confederations Cup final. Luis Fabiano scored two of the goals and Lucio added the third in the... 

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New police recruits in Bangladesh have been given advice on how to smarten up their act. One of the country’s leading beauticians has been giving them advice on what to wear and how to look. The idea, the deputy head of Bangladesh’s top police...