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Belarusian Svetlana Alexievich wins Nobel

Belarussian author Svetlana Alexievich has won the Nobel Prize for Literature for her portrayal of life in the former Soviet Union which the Swedish Academy said was "a monument to suffering and courage in our time". Alexievich's work includes chronicles of the lives of Soviet women during the Second World War

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Bangladesh Police chief asks for time

Police are investigating several recent murders, including the killing of two foreigners, with ‘much importance’ but they need more time to solve the crimes, Inspector General of Police AKM Shahidul Hoque has said. Print Friendly and PDF “One or two incidents do not mean the law and order has deteriorated,” he said

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Govt plans to construct Dhaka-Chittagong

Bangladesh government is contemplating the construction of a four-lane expressway, in addition to the existing national highway, to improve connectivity between capital Dhaka and the port city of Chittagong. Once completed, the distance between the two cities can be covered in just two and a half hours. The government is also planning

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Awami League nominates ex-BCL leader

The Awami League has nominated former Bangladesh Chhatra League leader Hasan Imam Khan Sohel Hazari to contest the Tangail-4 by-election. Print Friendly and PDF Deputy Office Secretary Mrinal Kanti Das informed the media of the decision after Thursday’s Awami League Parliamentary Board meeting. Former BCL organising secretary Hazari is also the former Kalihati

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