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In Japan, Trump pushes allies on trade before meeting Putin

Photo : President Donald Trump meets with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan, Friday, June 28, 2019. Osaka, Jun 28 : President Donald Trump opened his most consequential trip of the year by plunging into a series of high-stakes meetings at an ...

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Widodo seals 2nd term as Indonesia leader after court battle

Photo : Incumbent Indonesian President Joko Widodo, left, and his running mate Ma’ruf Amin wave to reporters, in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, June 27, 2019. Jakarta, Jun 28 : Indonesia’s top court Thursday rejected a losing presidential candidate’s allegations of massive and systematic election fraud, sealing a second term for Joko Widodo, who in fending off the rising power of Islamists ...

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Heat wave outside has little impact on UN climate talks

Berlin, Jun 28 : U.N. talks on tackling climate change made limited progress over the past 10 days, with several issues still unresolved ahead of three key meetings later this year, officials said Thursday. Governments wrapped up their regular meeting in Bonn, Germany, amid a record-setting heat wave in parts of Europe. Australia, South Asia and the Middle East have ...

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Communications with 4 villages snapped as erosion devours road in Lalmonirhat

Lalmonirhat, June 28 : Erosion by the Dharala River has devoured 120 meters road at Wapda Bazar in Kulaghat union parishad of sadar upazila, snapping road communications with four villages. The road which collapsed on Wednesday is causing untold sufferings to over 4000 residents of four villages –Shiber Kuthi, Dharmapal, Boalmari and Char Kharua. Officials of Roads and Highways Department ...

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Padma Bridge’s 14th span to be installed Saturday

Munshiganj, June 28 : The 14th span of the much-hyped Padma Bridge  is scheduled to be installed on Saturday. The ‘3-C’ span will be set up on the 15-16 pillars of the bridge, said an engineer of Padma Bridge Project. Earlier, the 150 meter long span weighing 3,140 tons was taken  near the pillar by a floating yard ‘Tian-E’ from ...

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4 more held in Barishal over Rifat killing

Barishal, June 28 : Police in a drive arrested four people from Launch ghat area in the city on Thursday night for their suspected involvement in the killing of Barguna youth Rifat Sharif who was hacked to death in broad daylight on Wednesday. The identities of the arrestees have not been disclosed yet. Nurul Islam, officer-in-charge of Kotwali Police Station, ...

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India extends unbeaten run; West Indies out of contention

Photo : India’s Mohammed Shami celebrates after taking the last wicket of the game West Indies’ Oshane Thomas during the Cricket World Cup match between India and West Indies at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Thursday, June 27, 2019. Manchester, June 27 : Mohammed Shami only got a start at the World Cup because his India teammate Bhuvneshwar Kumar was ...

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Brexit: Theresa May refuses unconditional support for next PM

Theresa May has refused to promise unconditional support for her successor’s Brexit plan. Asked if she would back whichever Brexit outcome the next prime minister achieves, including a no-deal Brexit, she said that amounted to agreeing to “whatever happens in future”. Jeremy Hunt or Boris Johnson will be announced as the winner of the Tory Party leadership race on 23 ...

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Govt to establish 500 ICUs in public hospitals: Maleque

Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque today said 500 Intensive Care Units (ICUs) would be established in public hospitals across the country. “We will establish 500 ICUs in public hospitals across the country to provide better treatment to the common people,” he said. Maleque was speaking as the chief guest at a programme titled, ‘Healthy Lifestyle Dissemination Workshop’ at ...

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