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Facebook struggles into day two of global outage

Facebook Inc struggled to restore its services fully on Thursday after a 17-hour partial outage made the world’s largest social network inaccessible to users across the globe, driving a wave of online complaints. The number of reports on the crowd-sourced DownDetector website – one of the internet’s most used sources of numbers on outages – peaked at just over 12,000, ...

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PM urges affluent persons to stand beside the distressed

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday urged the affluent people of the country to come forward for the welfare of the distressed people following the example set by Ranada Prasad Shaha through his philanthropic activities. “He (Ranada Prasad) had founded many service-providing institutions in such a remote village. What he did was to serve people. So, I think, there’re many ...

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US Trade Show kicks off in city

Dhaka, Mar 14 : The 26th US Trade Show, 2019 began on Thursday at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel in the capital. Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi inaugurated the three-day trade show when US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R Miller was present. The American Chamber of Commerce in Bangladesh (AmCham) and the United States Embassy in Dhaka organized the show to promote ...

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Malaysia won’t drop case against Vietnamese in Kim killing

Shah Alam, Mar 14 : Malaysia’s attorney-general ordered the murder case to proceed against a Vietnamese woman accused in the killing of the estranged half brother of North Korea’s leader, prosecutors said in court Thursday. Prosecutor Iskandar Ahmad gave no explanation for the refusal to drop the murder charge against Doan Thi Huong, who is the only suspect in custody ...

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India, Pakistan officials meet to discuss border opening

New Delhi, Mar 14 : Indian and Pakistani officials are meeting amid easing of tensions to discuss opening a visa-free border crossing to allow pilgrims to easily visit a Sikh shrine close to the border with Pakistan. India’s External Affairs Ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar says the talks have started after a Pakistani delegation crossed over to the Indian side on ...

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Democratic values to boost up thru school cabinet elections: Minister

Photo: Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni speaks at Begum Sufia Model High School in Kaliakoir upazila on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Gazipur, Mar 14 : Through elections to ‘student cabinet’, the children of the country will grow up with the values of democracy, said Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni on Thursday. “These elections will help students to learn how to ...

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Pound jumps to nine-month high

The pound has jumped to highs last seen in June 2018 after Parliament rejected a no-deal Brexit. Investors saw less risk of a disorderly exit from the European Union.   MPs rejected leaving the EU without a deal in any scenario, paving the way for a vote on whether to try and delay Brexit.   Business leaders welcomed the outcome of ...

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Eating a large breakfast maybe key to a healthy heart

Breakfast is said to be one of the ‘most important’ meals of the day and this belief is often echoed by nutritionists and health experts. Even for losing weight and keeping it off, a number of health experts have said that one should never skip breakfast. But it may have bigger more profound benefits than just weight management.   Two ...

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Freedom Fighter Faruk murder: AL ex-MP Rana gets High Court bail

The High Court on Thursday granted a six-month bail to former Awami League lawmaker Amanur Rahman Khan Rana in the Freedom Fighter Faruk Ahmed murder case.   The HC bench of Justice AKM Asaduzzaman and Justice SM Mozibur Rahman passed the order after hearing a petition filed by Rana seeking bail in the case.  On January 18, 2013, Faruk Ahmed, ...

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Madhuri Dixit on replacing Sridevi in Kalank

Kalank actor Madhuri Dixit Nene says it was tough and emotional for her to play a role which was to be originally essayed by the late Sridevi, report Hindustan Times. Madhuri plays Bahaar Begum in Karan Johar’s multi-starrer production Kalank. After Sridevi’s demise last year, the role was offered to Madhuri.   At the film’s teaser launch in Mumbai on ...

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