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England seal series with thumping win over India

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MNA Sports Desk: Joe Root became England’s leading one-day international century-maker as an innings of exactly 100 not out on his Headingley home ground saw the hosts to an eight-wicket victory over India on Tuesday and a 2-1 series win. This was Root’s second unbeaten century in successive innings after his 113 not out helped England level the three-match contest with an 86-run win at Lord’s on Saturday. This latest hundred was also Test skipper Root’s 13th in ODIs, taking him past the England record of 12 he had previously shared with Marcus Trescothick. Tuesday saw Root and one-day captain ...

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‘Bangladesh favours resolving issues with neighbours through talks’

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said Bangladesh always favours resolving any issue with its neighbouring countries through talks. “We’re always in favour of holding dialogue to mitigate any problem. We’ve resolved many issues like land boundary disputes through this process,” she said when visiting Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh met her at her official residence Ganobhaban. PM’s Additional Press Secretary M Nazrul Islam briefed reporters after the meeting, reported news agency. Indian Home Minister Rajnath put emphasis on a regional dialogue for eliminating terrorism and militancy from this region. “But, for non-cooperation by some of the ...

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Samsung opens world’s biggest smartphone factory

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MNA Tech Desk: Samsung opened the world’s largest smartphone factory in India on Monday, a move Prime Minister Narendra Modi said would help transform Asia’s third-largest economy into a global manufacturing hub, reported news agency. Modi and South Korean President Moon Jae-in inaugurated the giant assembling plant — an expansion of an existing Samsung facility — in the city of Noida on the outskirts of New Delhi. “The Noida plant has now become Samsung’s largest smartphone manufacturing unit,” Moon said, as the company announced that it planned to eventually manufacture 120 million smartphones a year at the factory. The decision ...

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India slams WhatsApp over toxic rumours

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MNA Tech Desk: India has told WhatsApp to take “immediate action” after a spate of horrific lynchings sparked by false rumours being shared on the hugely popular smartphone messaging service, reported news agency. More than 25 people have been killed in India in recent months after rumours were spread on smartphones about child kidnappers, thieves and sexual predators. The attacks-usually targeting outsiders-have left authorities scrambling to mount an effective response, with awareness campaigns and public alerts having limited effect. A stern statement issued by the electronics and IT ministry late on Tuesday expressed the government’s “deep disapproval” to the senior ...

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BD to get more tariff reduction under APTA

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MNA Business Desk: The tariff-cut amendment of the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA) became effective Sunday, with China’s Ministry of Commerce saying it would facilitate regional economic integration in Asia, according to reports by Xinhua and Global Times. “The amendment will provide member countries new economic impetus, prompt continued trade increases, facilitate economic integration and help further materialise the Belt and Road Initiative,” the ministry said Sunday in an online statement. The six members of APTA – China, India, South Korea, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Laos – will slash tariffs by an average of 33 per cent on 10,312 product categories. ...

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‘India most dangerous country for women’

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MNA International Desk: India is the world’s most dangerous country for women due to the high risk of sexual violence and being forced into slave labour, according to a poll of global experts released on Tuesday, reported news agency. War-torn Afghanistan and Syria ranked second and third in the Thomson Reuters Foundation survey of about 550 experts on women’s issues, followed by Somalia and Saudi Arabia. The only Western nation in the top 10 was the United States, which ranked joint third when respondents were asked where women were most at risk of sexual violence, harassment and being coerced into ...

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Women’s T20 Asia Cup: Tigresses secure win against India

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MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh women’s cricket secured a historic seven-wicket victory against defending champions India in the ninth match of Women’s T20 Asia Cup at Kinrara Academy Oval in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Wednesday. An all-round performance by Rumana Ahmed led Bangladesh team to the victory, reported news agency. Despite back-to-back wins, Bangladesh women are placed fourth in the points table with six points at a NRR of -0.270. India are still topping the table with same number of points at 3.428. Sri Lanka (second, 1.660) and Pakistan (third, 0.889) are placed ahead of Bangladesh. Bangladesh women’s next match is ...

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Dust storm kills 40 in India

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MNA International Desk: At least 40 people were killed as dust storm, thunder showers lashes over Rajasthan in India in early hours of Thursday. Several houses and electricity polls collapsed and trees were uprooted in the Matysya region in the early hours of Thursday, reported news agency PTI. Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje expressed her condolences to the families affected and directed authorities to extend aid to the victims, reported enws agency. The government has announced compensation of Rs 4 lakh for the family members of the deceased, Rs 2 lakh to those with 60 per cent injuries and Rs ...

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India approves death penalty for child rapists

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MNA International Desk: India’s government on Saturday approved the death penalty for child rapists, after the gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl and a series of other horrific sexual assaults caused nationwide outrage. Prime Minister Narendra Modi called a cabinet meeting to pass the measure Saturday on his return from the Commonwealth summit, reported news agency. Protests have erupted across India in recent days over the rape and killing of the young Muslim girl by a group of Hindu men in Jammu and Kashmir state, increasing pressure on Modi to take action, AFP reports. The attack sent out ...

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Central Banks of India, Pakistan crack down on crypto currencies

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MNA Business Desk: India’s central bank barred banks on Friday from having any links to virtual currency dealers, slashing the prices of bitcoin and other crypto currencies on local exchanges. Pakistan’s central bank said in a separate statement late on Friday that crypto-currencies were not legal in the country. The State Bank of Pakistan told banks and other financial services providers to refuse customers seeking crypto-currency transactions. It noted that those using crypto-currencies to transfer funds outside Pakistan could be prosecuted. India’s government and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) have previously cautioned the public over crypto currencies, with New ...

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India caste violence leaves 6 dead

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MNA International Desk: Low-caste Dalits fought street battles with police on Monday that left at least six dead as protests against a Supreme Court rights ruling swept across large swathes of India. Protesters clashed with security forces, attacked buses and government buildings, and blocked trains and major roads. Four were reported dead in the central state of Madhya Pradesh, one in Uttar Pradesh and one in Rajasthan, police said. Madhya Pradesh was one of the worst hit but Rishi Kumar Shukla, director general of the state police, told media the protests had been brought “under control”. A curfew was imposed ...

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Rohit praises tigers’ ‘fearless cricket’

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MNA Sports Desk: India captain Rohit Sharma praised Bangladesh for their “fearless cricket” after the Twenty20 minnows came within a ball of a shock victory in the tri-series final in Colombo. Tenth-ranked Bangladesh pushed their illustrious neighbours all the way in Sunday’s final before wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik smashed a six off the last ball to secure a four-wicket win. Karthik’s eight-ball 29 took India over the line after a tense 167-run chase that saw Bangladesh concede 35 runs off the final two overs at the R Premadasa Stadium. But Sharma, who gave his team a blazing start with a 42-ball ...

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Kusal Perera leads Sri Lanka to victory

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MNA Sports Desk: Kusal Perera hit a blazing half-century to power Sri Lanka to a five-wicket win over India in the opening Twenty20 international of the tri-nation tournament on Tuesday. Chasing 175 for victory, the hosts rode on Perera’s 37-ball 66 to achieve their target with nine balls to spare at Colombo’s R Premadasa Stadium. The left-handed Perera, who hit 6 fours and 4 sixes, overshadowed Indian opener Shikar Dhawan’s career-best 90 that saw the visitors post 174-5 after being put into bat first. Spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar hurt Sri Lanka’s chase by picking up two wickets each ...

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Curfew in Kashmir after 4 killed by Indian troops

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MNA International Desk: A curfew has been imposed on parts of Indian-controlled Kashmir to contain protests after Indian troops killed three young civilians and a rebel. Indian army Colonel Rajesh Kalia says militants fired at a checkpoint in southern Shopian area and a shootout with soldiers followed. The Associated Press reports citing the locals, that the three civilians were killed in cold blood. Kashmir is divided between Pakistan and India with both nations claiming the region entirely. Rebel groups demand the region be united under Pakistani rule or as an independent country. Most people in the portion governed by India ...

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Sridevi’s body released for embalming

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MNA Entertainment Desk: The body of Bollywood actress Sridevi, who died in her hotel room on Saturday, has been released for the procedure of embalming, says a report from Consulate General of India, Dubai. “Dubai Police has handed over the consulate and the family members letters for the release of the mortal remains of the Indian cinema icon Sridevi Boney Kapoor so that they can proceed for embalming,” read a tweet from the official page of Consulate General of India, Dubai. On Saturday evening, Sridevi drowned in the bathtub of room number 2201 at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel here. ...

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Arrest warrant against Arshi Khan

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MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: A Jalandhar court has issued an arrest warrant against Bigg Boss 11 contestant Arshi Khan for not attending the proceedings for the past three months, reported news agency. The warrant was issued on Monday. The court ordered police to enter the Bigg Boss 11 house and arrest Arshi. A case had been filed against her for allegedly trying to create enmity between communities by painting the national flags of India and Pakistan on her body, reports the Hindustan Times. The controversial diva is skipping the trial for the third time. This is also the second ...

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Manushi Chhillar wins Miss World 2017

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MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: India’s Manushi Chhillar has won the Miss World beauty pageant for the year 2017. The win comes 17 years after Priyanka Chopra brought home the coveted title in the year 2000. Andrea Meza, who is Miss Mexico was the first runner up and was Stephanie Hill from England was second runner up. Around 108 women from across the world participated in the beauty pageant. Ms Chhillar, a 20-year-old from Haryana, studied in St. Thomas School in New Delhi and Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women in Sonepat. Ms Chhillar is the sixth Indian ...

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Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and India T20I tri-series next march

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MNA Sports Desk: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Friday announced the fixtures for the T20I tri-series which will feature Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh. The tournament will commence on March 8 and be played till March 20, next year. The tri-series begins just after India conclude their South Africa tour (January 5- February 24). The series, which will be called Nidahas Trophy 2018, will be played in celebration of Sri Lanka’s 70th year of independence and co-incidentally Sri Lanka Cricket’s 70th year as well. The announcement was made during a joint press conference attended by the heads of the participating ...

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India beat Kiwis by 6 wickets

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MNA Sports Desk: Half-centuries from Shikhar Dhawan and Dinesh Karthik fired India to a comfortable six-wicket win over Kiwis or New Zealand after a pitch-tampering storm threatened the second one-day international in Pune on Wednesday. Dhawan scored a classy 68 and Karthik notched an unbeaten 64 as India made 232-4 to clinch victory with 24 balls to spare and level the three-match ODI series 1-1. New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and chose to bat as the visitors looked to clinch the series with a victory following their six-wicket win in the opening ODI in Mumbai on Sunday. ...

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India to give Bangladesh Tk 360b as loan

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MNA Business Desk: India is set to give Bangladesh a large volume of loan, Line of Credit (LoC). India will provide Tk360billion as loan which will be used to implement 17 projects. The projects include the construction of infrastructure for Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant, multipurpose container terminal of Paira Port, and establishing economic zones. Bangladesh will sign Tk 360 billion third Line of Credit (LoC) agreement with India on Wednesday in presence of finance minister AMA Muhith and Indian finance and corporate affairs minister Arun Jaitley. Economic Relations Division (ERD) and Indian EXIM Bank will ink the agreement on behalf ...

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RSS justifies Rohingya eviction from Myanmar

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MNA International Desk: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has said New Delhi should take any decision on Rohingya crisis “keeping in mind threat to national security”, according to NDTV. Bhagwat was quoted to have observed that Rohingyas are being driven out of Myanmar mainly due to their continuous violent and criminal separatist activities and linkages with the terrorist groups The chief of RSS or Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, whose political wing is ruling BJP, came up with the remarks on Royingya Muslims at the organisation’s traditional annual Dussehra Day rally in Nagpur, said the NDTV. BJP veteran LK Advani and India’s central ...

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Deepika invites ‘xXx’ co-star to India

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MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: Deepika Padukone and Ruby RoseIndian actress Deepika Padukone has invited her “xXx: Return of Xander Cage” co-star Ruby Rose to India, and is sure that she will love the country. When Rose said that she is missing her, Deepika responded: “I miss you too! Come to India! I know you will love it.” Deepika made her Hollywood debut with the Vin Diesel starrer-“xXx: Return of Xander Cage” this year. The promotion of the film got Diesel to India in January, and he had then said that his dream to explore the country has come true. ...

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SAFF U-18 Championship: BD beat India

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MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh staged a tremendous fight back to beat regional powerhouse India 4-3 in the opening match of the SAFF U-18 Championship in Thimphu, Bhutan today. The boys clinched their victory against India with a dramatic comeback after conceding 3 goals in the first half of the match. The boys in red and green looked dead and buried at the end of the first half, having conceded three goals. But they staged an incredible fight-back, thanks to a brace each from striker Jafar Iqbal and defender Rahmat Mia to ensure all three points from the first match of ...

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India to send relief for Rohingyas in Bangladesh

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MNA National Desk: India is sending on Friday a consignment of relief materials, an Indian high commission spokesman said in Dhaka on Wednesday, as tens of thousands of Myanmar refugees crossed into Bangladesh to evade atrocities at their home in Burma’s Rakhine state. ‘An Indian aircraft will carry the first consignment of humanitarian assistance tomorrow . . . it will land at Chittagong Airport at 11:00am,’ said the Indian spokesman. The spokesman said Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Harsh Vardhan Shringla would hand over the relief materials to Bangladesh’s Road Transport and Bridges Minister and Awami League general secretary Obaidul ...

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DU student to join India mountain expedition

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MNA Education Desk: A student of Dhaka University will join a mountain expedition, and the Ladakh marathon in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The student, Mohammad Imtiaz, is a 4th year student of DU’s Accounting and Information System Department. Imtiaz on Monday paid a courtesy call on his university’s vice-chancellor professor AAMS Arefin Siddique at his office on the campus before leaving Dhaka for India, said a DU release. Siddique wished Imtiaz’s success on his mission and safe returning home. He will take part in the ‘Ladakh Marathon’, the highest and one of the toughest marathons to be held ...

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16m affected in Bangladesh, India, Nepal

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MNA Exclusive Desk: More than 16 million people affected by monsoon floods in Nepal, Bangladesh and India, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said Friday. “This is fast becoming one of the most serious humanitarian crises this region has seen in many years and urgent action is needed to meet the growing needs of millions of people affected by these devastating floods,” the IFRC said in a statement Friday, citing its staff for Asia Pacific region. According to the statement, more than one third of Bangladesh and Nepal have been flooded, and the humanitarian crisis ...

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India crushed Sri Lanka to win historic series

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MNA Sports Desk: Ravichandran Ashwin grabbed four wickets on Monday as India crushed Sri Lanka by an innings and 171 runs inside three days to complete their first three-Test series sweep on foreign soil. Ashwin and Mohammed Shami shared seven wickets as Sri Lanka were bowled out for 181 during their follow-on in an extended second session in Pallekele. Sri Lanka had crumbled for 135 in response to India’s 487 in the first innings, putting the world’s top Test team in firm control as early as day two. All-rounder Hardik Pandya set up the win with his blistering, 96-ball 108, ...

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