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FM seeks effective int’l role in resolving Rohingya crisis

Photo: Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen greeted with bouquets in Sylhet on Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019. Sylhet Office : Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Tuesday laid emphasis on the global community’s role in resolving the protracted Rohingya crisis saying it is an international problem. “It’s an international problem. We’ll resolve the problem working together,” he said seeking ...

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47 out of 50 seats had voting irregularities: TIB

Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) has said they surveyed 50 parliamentary constituencies during election and found irregularities in 47 of them. Shahjada M Akram, senior programme manager (research and policy) of TIB, today revealed their findings at a press conference. Incidents of irregularities involved lawmen and administration officers playing a silent role, ballot stuffing, fake voting, booth occupation and stamping ballots ...

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Decision time as British MPs vote on Brexit deal

The British parliament holds a historic vote Tuesday on the Brexit deal agreed with the EU and all sides are bracing for turmoil when the text is almost certainly rejected. With just over two months to go until the scheduled Brexit date of March 29, a bitterly divided Britain is in limbo and the world is on tenterhooks about what ...

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Journalist Abu Bakar Chowdhury dies

Journalist Abu Bakar Chowdhury. Photo: Collected Dhaka, Jan 15 : Journalist Abu Bakar Chowdhury, acting editor of Dainik Manobkantha, passed away at a private hospital here early Tuesday. He was 54. Abu Bakar suffered a heart attack early morning and was admitted at Ibne Sina Hospital where he breathed his last around 5:15 am. His namaj-e-janaza will be held after ...

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Toyota urges support for PM’s Brexit deal

Toyota’s Europe boss has reiterated his support for the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal ahead of Tuesday’s key Commons vote. Dr Johan van Zyl said the deal was vital to protecting the UK car industry and would stop a damaging no deal exit.   His intervention comes days after Jaguar Land Rover and Ford announced thousands of UK job cuts, blaming ...

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Padukone on surname change: I’ve worked extremely hard to create my own identity

Bollywood actors Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh have time and again given us major relationship goals. It has been two months to their wedding and in her first interview post marriage Deepika addressed herself as Ranveer Singh Padukone. In an interview with Hindustan Times, reports were of changing surname to which Padmaavat actress said, “It’s not true. In fact, after ...

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India’s mega Hindu festival begins under cloud of toxic air

Photo: A thick layer of dust is seen over the tent city set up for the spiritual-cleansing Kumbh Festival in Prayagraj, India. Prayagraj, Jan 15 : Thousands of portable toilets line roads constantly swept clean, drinking water flows from newly installed taps, electric substations power a massive tent city and billboards encourage a “clean Kumbh,” an extension of Indian Prime ...

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Jesus keeps up scoring spree, Man City beats Wolves 3-0

Photo: Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus, left, scores with penalty against Wolverhampton Wanderers during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. Manchester, Jan 15 : Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is keeping a close eye on Gabriel Jesus now the young striker’s family are no ...

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Trade war delaying Chinese automaker’s US plans

Photo: The GAC Entranze concept electric vehicle is unveiled at the North American International Auto Show, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in Detroit, Mich. Detroit, Jan 15 : The U.S.-China trade war has delayed but not derailed Chinese automaker GAC Motor’s plans to enter the American market, company officials said Monday. Company President Yu Jun, speaking at Detroit’s North American International ...

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U.S. government shutdown holds up FAA approval of aircraft, routes

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval of aircraft such as Boeing’s (BA.N) MAX and new routes like Southwest Airline Co’s (LUV.N) Hawaii launch are on hold due to the U.S. government shutdown, delaying commercial operations. On Monday, Southwest Airlines (LUV.N) said its plans to launch service to Hawaii early this year are on hold because the FAA groups that oversee the ...

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