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1 hr ago | The Daily Star

Super Chef finally comes to Dhaka

Tonight at 9pm on NTV, the final audition round of the Rupchanda-Star Lifestyle Super Chef will be televised. The audition rounds have already spanned across the country, visiting the cities of Rajshahi, Khulna, Sylhet, Barisal and Chittagong, before arriving in the capital.

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5 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Backstage workshop on DESH

A backstage workshop was held on September 13 on internationally-famed choreographer-performer Akram Khan's production "DESH". Sander Loonen, technical director of "DESH" conducted the workshop at the Seminar Room of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, which saw participation by 20 participants from theatre arena.

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9 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Arrest order for Fakhrul

A Dhaka court yesterday issued an arrest warrant for BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on charges of assaulting police and torching vehicles during an opposition blockade in 2012. Metropolitan Magistrate Md Yunus Khan passed the order after accepting the chargesheet in the case.

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11 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Eviction drive along Dhaka railway tracks continues

A bulldozer is seen demolishing illegal structures set up along rail tracks at Moghbazar in Dhaka Sunday. Photo: TV grab The operation officer of Dhaka Railway, Rafiqul Islam, with the help of police and railway staff started demolishing the illegal structures around 9:00am.

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15 hrs ago | The Daily Star

SCBA chief sees govt link to Prof Mahbubullah attack

It could not be possible for miscreants to attack Prof Mahbubullah, a pro-BNP former teacher of Dhaka University, without signals from the government, Supreme Court Bar Association President Khandaker Mahbub Hossain today alleged. "We think Mahbubullah came under attack as he made comments against the government in television talk shows," he said while speaking at a protest programme at the SCBA auditorium this afternoon.

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20 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com

Bangladesh's Zia loses court battle on corruption charges

Bangladesh's highest court on Sunday rejected appeals by opposition leader Khaleda Zia, clearing the way for her to stand trial on embezzlement charges that could see her jailed for life. File photo: Bangladesh's opposition leader and Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia in Dhaka.

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20 hrs ago | Suria

Bangladesh's Zia loses court battle on...

Bangladesh's highest court on Sunday rejected appeals by opposition leader Khaleda Zia, clearing the way for her to stand trial on embezzlement charges that could see her jailed for life. Lawyers of former Bangladeshi prime minister and Bangladesh Nationalist Party leader Khaleda Zia speak to the media outside the Supreme Court in Dhaka, on September 14, 2014 - by Munir Uz Zaman Zia, a two times former prime minister and leader of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party , went to the Supreme Court to seek a suspension of the proceedings, saying the lower court judge who has been hearing her cases was appointed illegally.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Daily Star

3-day int'l confce to analyse progress

A three-day international conference begins in Dhaka today aiming primarily to assess the progress in doubling the tiger population by 2022 as per the Global Tiger Recovery Program which was initiated in 2010. Around 140 representatives from 20 countries, including the 13 inhabited by tigers, are attending the 2nd Global Tiger Stocktaking Conference-2014, being organised by Bangladesh Forest Department and the Ministry of Environment and Forests at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel.

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The Daily Star

Confusing battle fought so far

Equipped with unfit gear for detecting formalin in food items, law enforcers embarked upon a massive drive in June and destroyed mainly truckloads of fruits, achieving next to nothing. Photo: File Confusion reigns over the way formalin is detected and permissible level of the chemical in food, as adulteration goes on unabated with no food safety standards in place.

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The Daily Star

A global superstar in town

One of the most celebrated dance troupes in the world, the Akram Khan Company, is currently in Dhaka, news that will excite connoisseurs of performing arts greatly. The British Council, with help of the Bengal Foundation, is facilitating the 'homecoming' of world-renowned dancer-choreographer Akram Khan -- whose roots lie in Bangladesh.

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The Daily Star

Hasina, Modi to meet in New York Sept 27

In a bid to take bilateral relations to a new height through solving pending issues, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi will hold a crucial meeting in New York on September 27. Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque today confirmed about the first-ever Hasina-Modi meeting since the BJP assumed power in May through overwhelming victory. He said the two prime ministers are expected to meet on September 27 on the sidelines of the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly .

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The Daily Star

Attack on ex-DU teacher Mahbub Ullah

Miscreants assault Prof Mahbub Ullah, a pro-BNP teacher of Dhaka University, on the Supreme Court premises in Dhaka on Saturday. Photo taken from Facebook/ Saleh Akon Unknown miscreants physically assaulted Prof Mahbub Ullah, a pro-BNP former teacher of Dhaka University, on the Supreme Court premises in Dhaka this afternoon.

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Bangladesh PM inaugurates BIMSTEC secretariat in Dhaka

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Saturday inaugurated the permanent secretariat of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation in Dhaka. The BIMSTEC, initiated to connect South Asian and Southeast Asian countries, comprises Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand, Xinhua reported.

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The Daily Star

Noted folk singer in dire straits

One of Kangalini Sufia's most famous songs, "Poraner Bandhob Re, Buri Hoilam Tor Karone..." is ironically coming true in the artiste's life, who is in a very difficult situation financially, socially and physically. Recently, Sufia went to the Savar Municipality seeking financial help for her treatment, where the municipality mayor allotted only Tk 1,000 for her.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Daily Star

Tagore-Nazrul celebrations in Mymensingh

Artistes of Udichi Shilpi Goshthi performed at a cultural show titled 'Tagore-Nazrul celebrations-2014' at Mymensingh Press Club auditorium Wednesday. Swapon Sarker, Molina Devnath, Joyanti Biswas Jolly, Poly Talukder, Shuvra Joarder and Mondira Sannayal Pritha rendered popular songs of the bards.

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GRP evicts illegal market near Karwan Bazar rail track

Following the yesterday's tragic rail accident that took away four lives at Kawran Bazar in Dhaka, railway police evicted illegal makeshift market on and along the rail track this morning. Workforce of around a 100 people took part in the drive to evict illegal structures from Film Development Corporation gate, said operation officer Rafiqul Islam of Bangladesh Government Railway Police .

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The Daily Star

Rajanikanta Sen

Poet, lyricist and singer Rajanikanta Sen , is considered one of the Pancha-kobi, an elite league of the five major poets-songwriters of the Bangla Language. Today marks his 104th death anniversary.

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Suria

Half South Asia's girls marry before 18:...

Nearly half of all girls in South Asia marry before they turn 18, according to a United Nations report that lays bare what it calls "glaring inequalities". Bangladeshi school girls in Dhaka in February 2013.

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Diplomats propose joint tourism packages for South Asia

Rashed Khan Menon, civil aviation and tourism minister, visits a stall at the Asian Tourism Fair, co-organised by Parjatan Bichitra, Bangladesh Tourism Board and Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in Dhaka yesterday. Photo: Star It is time to focus on promoting inter-regional tourism, Hari Kumar Shrestha, ambassador of Nepal to Bangladesh, said at the inauguration of the third Asian Tourism Fair.

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The Daily Star

1.7kg gold seized at Ctg airport

Customs officials seized 14 gold bars worth around Tk 70 lakh from two people at Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong late yesterday night. The gold was seized from two passengers identified as Md Sabuj from Comilla and Golam Morshed from Raozan of Chittagong, said Othelo Chowdhury, assistant commissioner of the airport customs.

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