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Trump says changes coming on high-tech visas

US President Donald Trump.  file photo President Donald Trump says changes are coming in the way that the U.S. handles temporary H1-B visas, which allow American companies to bring high-tech and other skilled workers into the U.S. from abroad. Trump tweeted Friday that those who hold the temporary H1-B visas can “rest assured” because changes are coming that will bring ...

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Rohingya issue: UK to continue its leadership role at UNSC

Dhaka, London to strengthen economic, security ties Bangladesh High Commissioner to UK Saida Muna Tasneem Minister calls on British Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific at UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office Mark Field at the latter’s office in London recently. Photo: Courtesy The United Kingdom (UK) has reiterated that it will continue to play a leadership role in ...

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Bangladesh ranks 25th in global terrorism index

Bangladesh has been ranked in 25th position in the 2018 Global Terrorism Index. This is an improvement on the previous years as Bangladesh is among the four nations in South Asia that have experienced decline in terror attacks. Bangladesh climbed down four spots to the level of countries experiencing medium impact of terrorism, ranking 25th among 163 countries with a ...

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Fake Facebook pages in Bangabandhu family members’ names to face action: AL

Dhaka, Jan 11 : Urging the admins of fake Facebook pages opened in the names of Bangabandhu’s family members to immediately announce those as unofficial, ruling Awami League has warned that legal action will be taken in case of failure. There is no official Facebook page of any of the Bangabandhu’s family members, including his daughters Sheikh Hasina and Sheikh ...

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40th BCS: Record 412,532 applications submitted, preli in April

Bangladesh Public Service Commission (PSC) said a total of 412,532 candidates applied for 40th BCS. This is a record in PSC history as there has never been such a huge number of applications in any competitive examination under the commission. PSC chairman Mohammad Sadiq said the preliminary test of the 40th BCS may be taken in April this year. The ...

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Myanmar court rejects appeal by jailed Reuters reporters

A Myanmar court on Friday rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail on charges of breaking the Official Secrets Act, saying the defense had not provided sufficient evidence to show they were innocent. Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, were convicted by a lower court in September in a landmark case that ...

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Remove illegal establishments from roads within a week: Quader

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Friday ordered the authorities concerned to remove all the illegal establishments along roads and highways across the country within a week.   The minister came up with the directive while visiting Dhaka-Tangail Highway at Chandra in the district.  Talking about Jatiya Oikya Front’s demand for arranging a fresh election, Quader said, “It’s ...

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Trump closer to declaring emergency; 800,000 won’t get paid

Photo: IRS worker Christine Helquist joins a federal workers protest rally outside the Federal Building, Thursday, Jan, 10, 2019, in Ogden, Utah. Washington, Jan 11 : President Donald Trump is edging closer to declaring a national emergency to fund his long-promised border wall, as pressure mounts to find an escape hatch from the three-week impasse that has closed parts of ...

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Schedule for women reserved seats next week: EC

The Election Commission will declare the election schedule in the next week for the reserved seats for women in the Jatiya Sangsad. “The polls schedule for the women reserved seats will be announced in the next week… As per the seats secured by the political parties in the last general election, Awami League will get 43 seats, Jatiya Party four, ...

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Winter Tips: How to prepare your body for the winter

Winter brings with it a number of health issues, from dry skin and common colds to joint pains and respiratory troubles. Things get worse because of the pollution in the air. So it is important to prepare your body to battle with winter health issues by improving your immunity. One of the reasons for respiratory illness is exposure to cold. ...

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