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Kareena Kapoor Wants `family of her Own`

Actress Kareena Kapoor is in the mood for a family. And while her husband, actor Saif Ali Khan has fathered two kids, Kareena perhaps is looking to have kids of her own. In an interview to a magazine Kareena said “I have been lucky to experience both professional success and a fulfilling personal life. So hopefully, I would be having ...

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Australia asylum: Abbott says Manus Island blockade ‘broken’

Australian leader Tony Abbott says an asylum-seeker protest at an offshore detention camp has been “broken”. His comments came after guards at the Manus Island camp in Papua New Guinea (PNG) entered a compound where hunger-striking detainees had barricaded themselves in. Some asylum seekers were reportedly arrested in the operation, which came amid an intensifying week-long protest. But a campaigner ...

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India’s tiger population sees 30% increase

India says it now has almost a third more tigers than it did four years ago. Presenting the findings of the latest tiger census, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said the tiger population had risen from 1,706 in 2011 to 2,226 in 2014. He said a number of government initiatives to streamline tiger conservation were behind the increase. India is estimated ...

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Ban on Indian mango imports to EU to be lifted

A ban on Indian mango imports into the European Union is to be lifted, clearing the way for them to return to the UK and other member states. However, other foodstuffs such as Indian aubergines, two types of squash, and a type of leaf used in cooking will remain restricted. Indian mango shipments to the EU were suspended in May ...

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Syrian women and children struggle in Lebanon

“When I bid goodbye to him, tears brimming in my eyes, I thought it would be a matter of months before we saw each other,” Fatima told Al Jazeera. “Now, more than two years later, I have learned how to cope with the indefinite wait.” Fatima, who did not provide a last name, was married for less than a year ...

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AirAsia flight QZ8501 ‘climbed too fast’

The AirAsia flight that crashed in the Java Sea, killing 162 people, climbed too fast before stalling, Indonesia’s transport minister has said. Ignasius Jonan told a parliamentary hearing in Jakarta that flight QZ8501 had ascended at a speed of 6,000ft (1,828m) per minute. No passenger or fighter jet would attempt to climb so fast, he said. There were no survivors ...

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Inspiring individuals to follow in 2015 in Bangladesh

Recently, SD ASIA published a list of 20 people, who Bangladeshis should follow in 2015. The list was based on the the start up-entersprises and Entrepreneurship scene in Dhaka, and it highlights individuals who boost attention to the concerned environment. SD ASIA, an innovative regional online content site for businesses supported by the community and entrepreneurs about startups, entrepreneurs and ...

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Saudi to resume recruitment from Bangladesh

Saudi Arabia will soon resume the recruitment of Bangladeshi workers, according to an Arab News report. Saudi Labor Minister Adel Fakeih said on Monday that the Kingdom will soon resume the recruitment of Bangladeshi workers to the Kingdom, read the report. The decision comes after a 2008 ban on Bangladeshi manpower export to Saudi Arabia. During a one-hour meeting on ...

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Tk 1 lakh reward for capture of anarchists

Tk 1 lakh will be given as reward for anyone who can help in arrest of those involved in subversive activities, a minister said today in wake of violence caused during the BNP- led 20-party alliance’s countrywide nonstop blockade. “We will give Tk 1 lakh as reward if anyone can help the law enforcement agencies to arrest the anarchists red ...

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BNP warns against govt conspiracy to kill its men

BNP-led 20-party alliance today issued strong warning against the government’s conspiracy to kill opposition men by giving “license to killing” to law enforcement agencies and party cadres. The opposition alliance also said the ruling high-ups are provoking its party criminals to take law in their hands through advocating in favour of shoot on sight and extrajudicial killings. In a statement, ...

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