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  • Nation celebrates 48th Victory Day today
  • Bangladesh highlights its health sector success stories at UN
  • No live telecast from polling booths: EC
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Nation celebrates 48th Victory Day
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‘Chased by police’, Ctg JCD activist dies after falling from building A Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) activist died after falling from a building in Muradnagar when he was allegedly being chased by police on early Sunday.…
Oikyafront stages Victory Day rally in city Jatiya Oikyafront on Sunday took out a colourful rally in the city, marking the 48th Victory Day. Thousands of leaders and activists of the alliance thronged…
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  • Bangladesh
    India EC observers to monitor Bangladesh polls India will send observers to monitor the upcoming general elections of Bangladesh scheduled to be held on December 30. The Indian Election Commission took the decision following a meeting held between the India’s Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora and Bangladesh High Commissioner to India…
    PM pays homage to Bangabandhu on Victory Day Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday morning paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the occasion of the 48th Victory Day.  She paid the homage by placing a wreath at the portrait of the Father of the Nation in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi…
  • President, PM pay homage to martyrs on Victory Day
  • Returning officers likely to get ballots on Dec 25
  • Politics
    BNP pushes for immediate army deployment The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) yesterday complained to the Election Commission (EC) that their candidates were being prevented from campaigning and demanded immediate army deployment. BNP vice-chairman Selima Rahman said, “Our candidates are facing obstruction in their election campaign.…
    Victory inevitable for unified people, says Dr Kamal Reiterating that this country belongs to people, Jatiya Oikyafront chief Dr Kamal Hossain on Sunday said the victory of unified people is inevitable. “We’ve to remain alert against those who’re involved in unhealthy politics and those who’re using sticks to repress their opponents,…
  • AL trying to turn election into farce: BNP
  • Quit poll race in two days
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    • Kuala Lumpur : This picture taken on December 5, 2018 shows a hanging restaurant inspired by Santa Claus travelling on a sleigh with reindeers for a Christmas season promotion that takes customers with a view of Kuala Lumpur skyline. AFP PHOTO
    • Beirut : Fireworks light the sky as a Christmas is lit in Lebanon's capital Beirut on December 3, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • United Arab Emirates : Falcons are seen standing on their perches before being released while on a hunting trip by Al-Marzoom Hunting Association at Al-Marzoom Falconry Reserve, about 100 kilometres southwest of Abu Dhabi, on December 8, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • Hong Kong : A man reads a newspaper with horse racing information during a fireworks display at the closing ceremony of the Hong Kong International Races at the Sha Tin Racecourse in Hong Kong on December 9, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • Thailand : People ride their bicycles as they take part in the nationwide Bike Un Ai Rak cycling event in Thailand's southern province of Narathiwat on December 9, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • Paris : A man walks past a Christmas tree at a Christmas market in the Jardin des Tuilleries (Tuilleries Garden), in Paris on December 6, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • India : This handout photo released by Raindrop Media on December 1, 2018, shows Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra (R) and American singer Nick Jonas during their wedding celebration at Umaid Bhawan palace in Jodhpur. AFP PHOTO
    • Palestinian : Palestinian Christians watch as fireworks light the sky to mark the lighting of a Christmas tree at the Manger Square near the Church of the Nativity, revered as the site of Jesus Christ's birth, in the biblical West Bank town of Bethlehem on December 1, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • France : A ferris wheel is illuminated as the sun sets over the French Riviera city of Nice, southeastern France, on December 2, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • Kuwait City : This picture shows a Tawny owl displayed at an education facility in Kuwait city on December 1, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    Like most important intersections and installations in major cities, buildings and roundabouts
in the capital’s business hub Motijheel are seen illuminated with strings of
coloured lights yesterday, on the eve of the 48th Victory Day. Photo: Nazmul Islam Like most important intersections and installations in major cities, buildings and roundabouts…
    President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina stand in solemn silence after placing wreaths at the Martyred Intellectuals Graveyard in
Mirpur area of the capital on Martyred Intellectuals Day yesterday. FOCUS BANGLA PHOTO President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina stand in solemn silence after placing…
    Accomapnied by students and colleagues, vice chancellor of Maulana Bhasani University of Science and Technology Dr Mohammad Alauddin
places a wreath at the martyred intellectuals’ memorial on the campus in Tangail yesterday. INDEPENDENT PHOTO Accomapnied by students and colleagues, vice chancellor of Maulana Bhasani University of Science…
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    ‘Bijoy Mela 2018’ held
    To celebrate the 48th Victory Day, a day-long event titled ‘Anwar Cement-Channel i Bijoy Mela 2018’ was held on the Channel i premises in the capital yesterday. Earlier on the day at 11:05am, the day-long fair, organized by Channel i for the 14th time,…
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