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Fruit trader found dead in Sylhet

Sylhet Office : A fruit trader was found dead at a house at Madina Market in the city on Thursday. The deceased was identified as Shahab Uddin, 40, a resident of Moglabazar of Dakkhin Surma upazila. Selim Mia, officer-in-charge of Kotwali Model Police Station, said being informed by local people police recovered the body of Shahab Uddin from the house ...

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Liverpool held by Leicester

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes snow on the Anfield pitch contributed to a frustrating night for his Premier League leaders as they were held to a draw by mid-table Leicester City. Liverpool extended their advantage over nearest rivals Manchester City to five points yet failed to build on Sadio Mane’s early goal on a pitch that Klopp believes made quick ...

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HC declares Turag River a living being in landmark verdict

In a landmark verdict on Wednesday, the High Court has declared the Turag River as a legal/juristic person or a living being in order to save the river from illegal encroachment. In its partial judgment, HC bench of Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury and Justice M Ashraful Kamal said the country and humankind will be in danger if rivers cannot be ...

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Rooftop solar power sale growing fast in Dhaka city

Dhaka, Jan 31 : The sale of unconsumed rooftop solar electricity to government power distribution entities is rising fast in the capital city. According to the latest statistics placed in a review meeting at Power Division, the number of such consumers who are selling their unconsumed solar power to the government distribution companies stood at 50 as of January 27, ...

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Brexit: Car investment halves as industry hits ‘red alert’

Investment in the UK car sector almost halved last year and output tumbled as Brexit fears put firms on “red alert”, the industry’s trade body said. Inward investment fell 46.5% to £588.6m last year from £1.1bn in 2017, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) says. Production fell 9.1% to 1.52m vehicles, with output for the UK and for ...

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Deep freeze grips US Midwest, 12 dead

A blast of icy polar air has brought dangerously low temperatures to the US Midwest, causing at least three more deaths while halting the mail and forcing residents who pride themselves on their winter hardiness to huddle indoors. Classes were cancelled for Wednesday and Thursday for students across the Midwest, including Chicago, home of the nation’s third-largest school system. Police ...

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Sultan Abdullah sworn in as Malaysia’s new king

Photo: Malaysia’s King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah salutes next to Queen Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah and Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, center, during his welcome ceremony at Parliament House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. Kuala Lumpur, Jan 31 : Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah was sworn in as Malaysia’s 16th king in a ceremony at the national ...

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U.S. lawmakers move to curtail president’s power

U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday introduced legislation to limit the president’s power to levy import tariffs for national security reasons. The bills face an uncertain future but underscore bipartisan concerns on Capitol Hill over the rising costs of the Trump administration’s trade policies. The United States in 2018 slapped duties on aluminum and steel from other countries, drawing criticism from lawmakers ...

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At least 12 people killed as floods wreak havoc in Saudi Arabia

At least 12 people have been killed as heavy rain wreaked havoc in Saudi Arabia this week, according to the kingdom’s civil defence authority. The heavy downpours hit mainly the western and northwestern parts of the country close to the border with Jordan.   Ten people died in the northwestern city of Tabuk and one each in the holy city ...

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Apple busts Facebook for distributing data-sucking app

Photo: Facebook app icon on an iPhone in New York. New York, Jan 31 : Apple says Facebook can no longer distribute an app that paid users, including teenagers, to extensively track their phone and web use. In doing so, Apple closed off Facebook’s efforts to sidestep Apple’s app store and its tighter rules on privacy. The tech blog TechCrunch ...

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