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Tk 5 lakh reward for info about militants: Benazir Ahmed

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Director General of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) Benazir Ahmed on Monday said militant informers will be rewarded with Tk 5 lakh. He declared the prize money at a press conference after an all-out anti-militant drive in Bogra district, where the elite force tear downed three militant training camps. The RAB Boss said, Tk 10 lakh would be given, if any ...

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Donald Trump’s wife accused of plagiarism

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Donald Trump’s wife, Melania, took centre stage on the first night of the Republican National Convention amid accusations that a portion of her speech was plagiarised. Commentators noticed similarities between her remarks and an earlier speech by Michelle Obama. It was Mrs Trump’s first major speech in what she called her husband’s ‘unlikely’ campaign. Mrs Trump has reportedly been working ...

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Donald Trump’s wife accused of plagiarism

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Donald Trump’s wife, Melania, took centre stage on the first night of the Republican National Convention amid accusations that a portion of her speech was plagiarised. Commentators noticed similarities between her remarks and an earlier speech by Michelle Obama. It was Mrs Trump’s first major speech in what she called her husband’s ‘unlikely’ campaign. Mrs Trump has reportedly been working ...

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Will Smith apologises for Wild Wild West

Will Smith feels his 1999 movie Wild Wild West wasn’t a project he believed in and was a result of his bloated stardom and ambition. In a recent interview, while doing a ‘frank assessment’ of his career, the 47-year-old actor admitted, “I had so much success that I started to taste global blood and my focus shifted from my artistry ...

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‘Disappointing to be highest-grossing actress’

Actress Scarlett Johansson said it was disappointing to be the top-earning actress of all time in Hollywood. The 31-year-old “Avengers” star said she was sad by the fact that she was the only woman in the category, reported Extra. “It’s exciting to be the only woman in this category. It’s kind of disappointing actually to be the only woman in ...

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Ben Affleck still against divorcing Jennifer Garner

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are reportedly “still figuring things out” about their relationship despite it being a year they announced the split. The couple are still unsure whether they should file for divorce as they are focused on doing things right by their three kids, reported People magazine. “They’re still figuring things out. Ben still doesn’t want the divorce ...

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Nepal landslides kill 11 after heavy rains

Landslides triggered by heavy rains killed 11 people in western Nepal on Tuesday, including a teenage boy and four young girls, police said. An overnight downpour sent mud and stones hurtling down the slopes of the hilly district of Pyuthan, burying two houses in two different villages around dawn. ‘Eight people from two different families were found dead after their ...

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GRC will become the hub for all gender activities in Bihar: Dr N Vijaya Lakshmi

The Bihar government has taken up the issue of violence against women, particularly domestic violence seriously at all levels, right from conducting sensitisation workshops and initiating gender equity movement in schools to setting up the Gender Resource Centre. Dr N Vijaya Lakshmi, Managing Director, Women Development Corporation, talks to OneWorld South Asia’s Ashok Kumar about the role of the SWASTH programme ...

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In Bihar, Skills Labs help nurses and doctors learn and serve better

Ashok Kumar/OneWorld South Asia Skill sets of health care professionals are crucial for delivering quality services. To enhance proficiency of doctors and nurses, two Skills Labs have been set up in Bihar under the Department for International Development (DFID-UK) funded Sector Wide Approach to Strengthening Health (SWASTH) programme. The Skills Lab at the Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College and Hospital ...

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Society loves to imagine the worst: Shovna Narayan

Ashok Kumar/OneWorld South Asia Urging women to surge ahead with their inner strength, Kathak exponent and danseuse Padamshree Shovana Narayan exhorts women for not getting perturbed about the negative vibes from the society. Excerpts from an exclusive interview to Ashok Kumar of OneWorld South Asia: OneWorld South Asia: On this year’s International women’s Day, you were recognised as one of ...

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Deluge turns grim in Kurigram marooning 60,000

Onrush of water from the upstream and incessant rainfall have turned the flood situation worse in six upazilas of Kurigram district, rendering more than 60,000 people marooned, UNB reports. The affected upazilas are Kurigran Sadar, Nageshwari, Ulipur, Chilmari, Roumari and Razibpur. According to the district’s Water Development Board (WDB), more than 150 villages have gone under water following increase in ...

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Khaleda has no SIM: Tarana

An Awami League leader recently called the former prime minister ‘irresponsible’ for not re-registering her connection by submitting biometric details. Tarana was at a meeting with representatives of mobile-phone operators on Sunday when reporters asked her about the status of Khaleda’s SIMs. “As far as I know, she has no SIM cards registered. Maybe she uses others’ phones to communicate. “She did ...

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