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Jute goods glitter at Dhaka International Trade Fair

Photo : Salesmen passing busy time at a stall of jute products at Dhaka International Trade Fair. Dhaka, Jan 30 : Jute-made products are turning heads at the Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF). Pavilions showcasing them are attracting people, from the young to the old, with their colourful designs and diversity. The array of products includes bags, purses, folders, tablemats, ...

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Suu Kyi’s party clashes with military over proposal to change army-drafted charter

Myanmar’s ruling party clashed with military lawmakers on Tuesday as it proposed steps towards changing the constitution, its biggest challenge in nearly three years to the army’s power over politics as enshrined in the charter. Military members of parliament, clad in green uniforms, rose to their feet and stood in silence as parliament voted to approve the first stage of ...

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Manicure not enough? Plump your hands

As a jewellery store owner, Marisa Perry spends most of her days trying on engagement rings and wedding bands, and so she is hyperaware of how her hands look. She first tried fillers in 2016 to give her hands a more youthful look. “My hands were much less attractive because of all the wrinkles,” said Perry, 57, an owner and ...

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Cardiff loses 2-1 at Arsenal as teams pay tribute to Sala

Photo: The match day programme for Arsenal and Cardiff is displayed for photographers, featuring the squad lists with the name of Emiliano Sala alongside a Daffodil, before the English Premier League soccer match at the Emirates Stadium in London, Tuesday Jan. 29, 2019. London, Jan 30 : Arsenal strikers Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette both scored in the second half ...

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Brexit: Theresa May set for further talks with EU leaders

Theresa May is expected to continue talks with EU leaders in the coming days after MPs backed a proposal for her to renegotiate her Brexit deal. MPs voted 317 to 301 in favour of replacing the backstop – the insurance policy designed to avoid a hard border in Ireland in the event of no deal. But the EU has said ...

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3 killed as medical helicopter crashes in US

Photo: Authorities survey the scene of wreckage where a medical helicopter crashed in a remote wooded area in Brown Township, Ohio, on its way to pick up a patient, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. Cincinnati, Jan 30 : A medical helicopter crashed Tuesday in a remote wooded area on its way to pick up a patient, killing all three crew members, ...

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JS Session: BNP forms human chain in city

Photo: BNP leaders and activists form a human chain in front of Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. Dhaka, Jan 30 : BNP leaders and activists formed a human chain in the city on Wednesday protesting the start of the maiden session of the 11th parliament. Leaders and followers of the party formed the human chain ...

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Govt to address problems of expats

Big change in 6 months; expects State Minister Imran Photo: Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen speaks to reporters at his office on Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019. Dhaka, Jan 29 : The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment have planned to work together in a coordinated way to protect the rights of Bangladeshi ...

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Road crashes claimed 4,439 lives in 2018: Nischa

As many as 4,439 people were killed and 7,425 others injured in some 3,103 road accidents across the country in 2018, according to a road safety advocacy group.   Of them, 634 were killed in road accidents involving motorcycles, said ‘Nirapad Sarak Chai’ (Nischa).  Ilias Kanchan, noted film actor and founder of the group, published the report at a press ...

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Esha Gupta under fire for racist remark on Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi

Bollywood actress and Arsenal supporter Esha Gupta has been called out on social media for making racist remarks on Nigerian footballer Alexander Iwobi.   The social media was abuzz as a snapshot of a Whatsapp conversation that Esha shared on her Instagram stories. The conversation criticised Iwobi for his performance.  In the conversation, Esha’s friend called Iwobi a “gorilla” and ...

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