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Iraqi city of Kirkuk rocked by 6 blasts; at least 4 killed

Baghdad, May 31 : A series of explosions shook the center of the northern city of Kirkuk Thursday, killing at least four people and wounding 23, Iraqi security officials said. The six blasts went off in quick succession after iftar, the meal that breaks daylong fasting during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, when streets are typically crowded with shoppers ...

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Suicide car bomb hits Afghan capital, 7 casualties

Photo: In a second suicide attack in as many days to rattle the Afghan capital, a car bomb targeting a U.S. convoy exploded early Friday morning in an eastern neighborhood, leaving seven Afghan casualties, police said. Afghanistan, May 31 : In a second suicide attack in as many days to rattle the Afghan capital, a car bomb targeting a U.S. ...

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PM Modi’s New Cabinet To Meet This Evening, Suspense Over Portfolios

PM Modi, along with his council of ministers, took oath on Thursday. Photo: Collected A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi was sworn in for the second time in a glittering ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the focus is on the announcement of ministries assigned to the 57 members in the new government. Twenty-five of the new ministers are of ...

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Road condition better than anytime before: Quader

Photo: Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader talks to reporters after visiting the mobile court drive of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) in the city’s Gabtoli area. Dhaka, May 31 : Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Friday said the condition of roads and highways is far better than any time before. “This year, the journeys of ...

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Jumatul Wida observed

Dhaka, May 31 : Muslims across the country observed Jumatul Wida, the last Friday of Ramadan, with due religious zeal and reverence. A large number of fasting devotees attended the Jum’a prayers at mosques across the country with special munajats seeking divine blessings for peace and progress of the country and the unity of the Muslim Ummah. Jumatul Wida has ...

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Trump announces new Mexican tariffs in response to migrants

Photo: In this April 9, 2019, file photo, trucks wait to cross the border with the U.S. in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. In a surprise announcement that could compromise a major trade deal, President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he is slapping a 5% tariff on all Mexican imports to pressure the country to do more to crack down on the ...

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PM leaves Tokyo to attend Makkah Islamic Summit

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. File photo Tokyo, May 31 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left Tokyo on Friday morning for Saudi Arabia, the second destination of her tri-nation tour, wrapping up her four-day visit to Japan. A special flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage departed Haneda International Airport, Tokyo around 9:45 am (local time). ...

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Dhaka for greater economic integration, trade facilitation with Bangkok

Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, May 30 : Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has sought joint efforts on greater economic integration and trade facilitation between Bangladesh and Thailand. Momen held a bilateral meeting with Thai Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai on the sidelines of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) preparatory to the 14th OIC Islamic Summit at Jeddah Conference Palace ...

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England justify favourites tag with thumping win over South Africa

  London, May 30 : After posting a big total of 311 for eight, England packed up the South African innings for just 207 to register a thumping win by 104 runs in the first match of the ICC World Cup on Thursday at the Oval, London. South Africa captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and decided to bowl ...

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climate issue or Gender climate?

  Fatema Miah: In climate issue solution our activists and decision makers thought about climate and gender equality. I wrote in my last article about climate and equality. Bangladesh has been hard hit by climate change, as shown in the case study. With the increasing trends in disasters, it had reached pole position amongst vulnerable countries. “The Climate Change Vulnerability Index  identified ...

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