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Pope joins mass prayer at Suhrawardy Udyan

THE NEWS DESK: Pope Francis, the spiritual leader Roman Catholics, joined a prayer service at the Suhrawardy Udyan in the capital city on Friday. Thousands of Catholics from different parts of the country attended the mass prayer seeking harmony and peace in the world. Besides, 16 priests were ordained during the mass prayers. Earlier on Thursday, Pope Francis arrived here ...

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President, PM greet nation on Eid-e-Miladunnabi

THE NEWS DESK: President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina greeted the nation and Muslims across the world on the occasion of the holy Eid-e-Miladunnabi, the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). In separate messages on the eve of the day, they underscored the need for following the ideals of the Prophet for peace and prosperity, says a ...

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Tulip apologises for remarks to British journalist

The News Desk: British MP Tulip Siddiq has apologised for comments she made to a Channel 4 News producer about having a difficult childbirth. Tulip, a Labour MP for Hampstead and Kilburn, made the remarks to Daisy Ayliffe on Tuesday, according to the British media. After a heated confrontation with the Channel 4 News reporter Alex Thomson, Siddiq said to ...

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Miss World Manushi Chhillar gets glorious welcome home

Manushi Chhillar, who broke the 16-year jinx for India at the Miss World pageant last week, received a warm welcome from fans as she arrived here on late Saturday night. She was greeted at the international airport here with numerous fans chanting “India, India” as they held up Indian flags and posters of Manushi. The posters read: “Welcome back Manushi ...

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Bomb kills 3, wounds 15 in southwest Pakistan

Pakistani police say a bomb has exploded in the southwestern city of Quetta, killing at least three people and wounding 15 others. Senior police officer Abdur Razzaq Cheema says the explosion Saturday took place near a bus terminal in the city’s outskirts. Cheema said the target was apparently a security vehicle but most of the victims were civilians, including a ...

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Sunny Leone to launch her own line of cell phones

While her detractors may have reservations about her acting talent, one can hardly doubt Sunny Leone’s entrepreneurial skills given her recent ventures. A week after she launched her own collection of clothing, the actor is gearing up to start her own line of cell phones. Interestingly, that would pit her against fellow actor Salman Khan, who is reportedly venturing into ...

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Adverse impacts of dust pollution

THE NEWS DESK: The Poribesh Bachao Andolon (POBA) and other allied rights organisations have drawn the government’s attention to one of the much neglected health hazards in the capital city. The hazard concerns dust pollution at an unacceptable level and with which people are compelled to live as an attendant ill of urban life. No city in a tropical country ...

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A Unified Bengal – A Benkin’s Dream

By Dr. Richard L. Benkin (Richard Benkin, a writer and a close friend of Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, who lives in America has all through his life fought intellectual battles in Indian sub-continent in propagating human values and rights much above narrow sectarian, religious and ethnic divides has started dreaming for a united Bengal once divided by ...

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When will be ‘Vhaijan’ Salman real marriage, Only An Answer He says

LIFESTYLE DESK: Salman Khan has yet again responded to questions on when he was finally planning to get married. The question that has kept pretty much the entire country looking for an answer for many years now, is when is Salman Khan finally getting married. On his part, Salman’s answers have almost always been shrouded in mystery. ROUNDABOUT ANSWERS From ...

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Saudi declared war on Lebanon, Hezbollah claims

INTERNATIONAL DESK: Hezbollah’s leader Hassan Nasrallah said on Friday that Saudi Arabia had declared war on Lebanon. He also accused that Riyadh detained Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri and forcing him to resign to destabilise the country. France became the first Western country to indicate that Saudi Arabia was holding Hariri against his will, saying it wished for him to ...

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Baahubali’s Anushka Shetty to turn 36 but has incredible fitness

LIFESTYLE DESK: Sweety Shetty, popularly known as Anushka Shetty, will be celebrating her 36th birthday this Tuesday. The South Indian stunner has been entertaining regional Indian cinema buffs with her scintillating performances for over a decade now. Anushka started her career with Puri Jagannath’s Telugu film ‘Super’ starring Akkineni Nagarjuna and Ayesha Takia, reports NDTV. There has been no looking ...

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‘Baby Doll’ Sunny Leone is now ‘A Sexy Barbie Girl’

LIFESTYLE DESK: Sunny Leone and Arbaaz Khan’s ‘Tera Intezaar’s trailer evoked a huge response and what caught everyone’s eye was the sizzling onscreen chemistry of Sunny and Arbaaz. The glimpses of the songs in the trailer gave away a hint of the peppy numbers in this musical thriller. Music and songs are Sunny Leone’s forte, having chartbusters as ‘Baby Doll’, ...

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Kareena: Motherhood has not changed my work life

LIFESTYLE DESK: While some may think that motherhood might have changed Kareena Kapoor Khan’s work life, the actress says that it hasn’t affected her professional life much. While giving an interview to a leading magazine, Filmfare, the 37-year-old actress, revealed that she has always been a family oriented person, so since the start of her career she has managed to ...

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Virat Kohli the Indian athlete with most net worth

THE NEWS DESK: Indian captain Virat Kohli seems to be a favourite of the advertisers. According to a poll on India Today Twitter, Kohli is the most marketable athlete in India. With 44 per cent votes, Kohli won the poll, where MS Dhoni came second with 27 per cent votes. Not only does Kohli manage the Indian cricket team and ...

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Remember Deepika Chikhalia, TV’s original Sita? Here’s what she’s doing now

Lifestyle Desk: TV actress Deepika Chikhalia had quit the entertainment industry after getting married to Hemant Topiwala. Deepika Chikhalia as Sita in Ramanand Sagars Ramayan. Deepika Chikhalia as Sita in Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan. TV actress Deepika Chikalia, who played the role of Sita in Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan in 1986 is all set to make a comeback. The actress will soon ...

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Emraan Hashmi: I became an actor because of nepotism; Mahesh Bhatt gave me a break

THE NEWS DESK: Actor Emraan Hashmi reveals that he is a product of nepotism because his uncle Mahesh Bhatt launched him in the 2003 film Footpath. Actor Emraan Hashmi feels that nepotism is natural because everyone would want to help their family. Actor Emraan Hashmi feels that nepotism is natural because everyone would want to help their family. Emraan Hashmi ...

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Virat Kohli gained 13 points and increased the gap with second-placed Australia’s Aaron Finch to 40 points.

THE NEWS DESK: (BCCI Photo) Kohli scored 104 runs in the T20I series against New Zealand He gained 13 points and increased the gap with Australia’s Finch to 40 points Bumrah maintained his top spot in the bowlers ranking India captain Virat Kohli consolidated his position at the top of the table, while openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan moved ...

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summit begins, Yunus gets citizenship

THE NEWS DESK: Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus at Social Business Summit in Paris with Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, Mayor of Paris Ms Anne Hidalgo and Queen Sofia of Spain. Professor Muhammad Yunus was given the honorary citizenship of the French capital as the annual Global Social Business Summit (GSBS) kicked off in Paris ...

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Honda to manufacture, assemble motorbikes in Bangladesh

THE NEWS DESK: Honda Motor Corporation plans to manufacture motorcycles in Bangladesh from next year. To this end, the Japanese motor corporation is setting up an assembling and manufacturing plant at privately-owned Abdul Monem Economic Zone at Gazaria in Munshiganj district. The total cost of the new factory is around US$440 million. Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu laid the foundation ...

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The curious case of Zakir Naik: Why it will be difficult to charge him as a terror preacher

Naik is far from alone among those who exploit the impunity conferred by the cloak of religion on a wide spectrum of disruptive fanatics, writes Ajai Sahni. Illustration by Tanmoy Chakraborty It was in the wake of the Holey Artisan Bakery terrorist attack in Dhaka on July 1-2, 2016 (where 29 persons, including the five terrorists, were killed) that the ...

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Govt to send 100,000 drivers abroad in five yrs

Economic Desk: The government has taken an initiative to send nearly 100,000 drivers abroad in the next five years for their increased demands in different countries across the globe. Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Secretary Dr Nomita Halder said Bangladeshi skilled manpower of different professions, including drivers, have a huge demand in different countries, the Skills for Employment Investment Programme ...

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We were not good enough with the bat: Virat Kohli

THE NEWS SPORTS DESK, BANGLADESH: India lost the second T20 International against New Zealand by 40 runs “I thought New Zealand were really good with the bat early on,” Kohli said NZ skipper Williamson was satisfied that they could turn the tables within one match RAJKOT: India captain Virat Kohli praised New Zealand for their impressive effort but also admitted ...

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Narendra Modi’s drug mafia remark, ‘Udta Himachal’ flies in the face of CM Virbhadra

INTERNATIONAL DESK: After Punjab, drug addiction becomes a poll issue in Himachal Pradesh after Prime Minister Narendra Modi targeted the Virbhadra government on the issue. A bitter blame has ensued between the BJP and Congress following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s comments on drug mafia in Himachal Pradesh during poll campaign. Virbhadra government is under attack from several quarters for allegedly ...

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Happy Birthday Virat Kohli: Team India celebrates as captain tur 29

THE NEWS DESK: Virat Kohli’s friends, fans, colleagues, including both former and current cricketers did not miss an opportunity of showering their love and wishing him on this special day. (BCCI) HIGHLIGHTS BCCI uploaded photos of the celebration through its official Twitter account Kohli has scored 49 international centuries (32 in ODIs and 17 in Tests) Kohli has amassed 2785 ...

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Folk instruments exhibition by RSS inaugurated in Jaipur

THE NEWS DESK: A two-day exhibition on Indian traditional folk instruments organised by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) was today unveiled at Jamdoli here. As many as 108 types of folk musical instruments were showcased in the exhibition, which was inaugurated by Madhu Bhatt Tailang of Rajasthan University. The exhibition will remain open on Saturday as well. Akhil Bharatiya Sah ...

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ISIS poster threatening World Cup terrorist attack depicts Lionel Messi crying blood

ISIS has attempted to instil fear in football fans ahead of next year’s World Cup with a twisted move involving megastar Lionel Messi. Posters issuing direct threats to World Cup fans are being posted by ISIS supporters.Source:Supplied A SICK poster of Lionel Messi crying blood from behind bars has appeared on ISIS propaganda channels in a chilling threat to football ...

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CANADA CONFERNCE SHOWS THE WAY

International Conference at Toronto-Canada

Sekhar Roy:  Bangladesh under Sk Hasina has made lives of Hindus a hell despite huge support rendered by the neighbouring India on all fronts. Even lives of secular democratic minded Muslim citizens are not safe in the country. The situation has deteriorated from bad to worse day by day and Hasina government failed to protect human rights and freedom of ...

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VISA REFUSED TO RIGHTS DEFENDERS

Our Canadian correspondent, 20th Oct 2017: Canada visa refused to Hindu rights defenders of Bangladesh and India those desired to attend an international conference on persecuted minorities of Bangladesh in Toronto on invitation. A Toronto based Bangladesh Minority Rights Alliance organised one day conference on 21st Oct at Royal Canadian Lounge, 81 Peard Road, Toronto to highlight the ongoing Muslim ...

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Diwali 2017: When is the Hindu festival of lights and how is it celebrated?

Mr Rajib Sharma, Chittagong: Millions around the world join events for the festival of lights Wednesday 18-19 October 2017 Diwali, the festival of lights, sees millions attend firework displays, prayers and celebratory events across the world every autumn. Celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains for a variety of reasons, the main theme is the triumph of light over darkness and ...

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Historical day for Yoga Movement in Bangladesh!

Yoga Training

A show on Yoga titled “Nirog Deho Sukhi Swadesh” will be telecast regularly on BTV Chittagong and BTV World. The 1st episode shooting has been done on 16th October 2017 at BTV Chittagong Centre. Heavyweight and Important personalities from CTG like Swami Aksarananda Puri Maharaj, Babul Majumder( former Joint Secretary), Abu Jafar Md. Omar Faruk(Police Bureu of Investigation​), Sujit Kumar ...

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What is the Blue Whale online suicide game?

Rajib Sharma, Ctg: The Blue Whale suicide game is believed to be a social media group which is encouraging people to kill themselves. There are hundreds of thousands of posts relating to the sick trend on Instagram. It’s thought a group administrator assigns daily tasks to members, which they have to complete over 50 days. The horrific tasks include self-harming, ...

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Swami Shuvananda Puri was nominated as the ambassador of peace

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Special Correspondent:  Swami Shuvananda Puri was nominated as the ambassador of peace to the international conference in Nepal. International Conference of three days held on 31st August to 2nd September 2017 at Kathmundu in Nepal.  In the presence of all foreign overseas guests in the title of spiritual advancement, the Swami Shuvanand Puri Maharaj was nominated as Ambasador of peace ...

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Sushma Swaraj to arrive Dhaka on October 23

INTERNATONAL DESK: Bangladesh and India will hold the next Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) meeting in the fourth week of October to review the entire bilateral relations and take forward the decisions taken so far. Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali and Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will lead their respective sides at the meeting which is likely to be held ...

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14 killed in Pakistan road accident

THE NEWS DESK: A speeding passenger van collided head on with a bus carrying university students and staff Saturday, killing 14 people and wounding 27 others in southwestern Pakistan, officials said. The accident took place in the Mastung district of oil and gas rich Balochistan province. “Some of the passengers in the university bus, which was on a picnic trip, ...

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Trump sends lieutenants to Pakistan with tough message

মার্কিন প্রেসিডেন্ট ডোনাল্ড ট্রাম্প

THE NEWS DESK: President Donald Trump will dispatch his top diplomatic and military advisors to Pakistan in the coming weeks, turning up the heat on a nuclear-armed ally accused of harboring terror groups. Weeks after Trump angrily accused Islamabad of providing safe haven to “agents of chaos,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to depart for Pakistan late this month. ...

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Soul singer Charles Bradley dies aged 68

THE NEWS DESK: ‘We hope his message of love is remembered and carried on,’ says Facebook announcement Soul legend Otis Redding’s official Twitter page has thanked Charles Bradley for his “inspiration” in a touching tribute to the singer who has died at the age of 68. The news comes just days after the Changes star cancelled his US tour, scheduled ...

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German ‘IS leader’ on trial for recruiting jihadists

THE NEWS DESK: Notorious hate preacher Abu Walaa, described as the Islamic State group’s de facto leader in Germany, goes on trial Tuesday accused of radicalising young men and running a jihadist network linked to the Berlin Christmas market attacker. Nicknamed “the faceless preacher” for showing his back to the camera in propaganda videos, the 33-year-old Iraqi was arrested last ...

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