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New aircraft added to US-Bangla fleet

Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, Sept 26 : A new aircraft was added to the fleet of US-Bangla Airlines on Thursday, raising their number to 10. The airline operates a fleet of twin-engine turboprop airplanes. Their latest addition is a brand new ATR 72-600, which landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport  at 3:20 this afternoon. Chief advisor of the airlines Captain Ahmed ...

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US and Japan agree initial trade deal focusing on agriculture

The US and Japan have agreed an initial trade deal that will eliminate or lower tariffs on certain products traded between them. Duties on some agricultural goods will be removed or lowered, while digital products will also benefit.US President Donald Trump said the world’s first and third largest economies achieved a “tremendous” deal, reports BBC. The trade agreement did not ...

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Islamic Relief launches urgent appeal in response to Pakistan earthquake

  The Islamic Relief team in Pakistan is assisting aid and rescue efforts in the north-east region of Pakistan, after a devastating earthquake hit the region yesterday. At least 30 people have been killed and more than 300 injured as the earthquake caused widespread damage to roads and homes. The earthquake struck at 16.01 local time (12.01pm UK time) on ...

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China opens new Beijing airport to serve travel boom

Chinese President Xi Jinping has presided over the inauguration of a second international airport for Beijing with a terminal billed as the world’s biggest. Beijing Daxing International Airport, built in less than five years at a cost of 120 billion yuan ($17 billion), is designed to handle 72 million passengers a year, reports AP.The Chinese capital’s main airport is the ...

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Thomas Cook holidaymakers and crew ‘trapped’ in Cuba

Several Thomas Cook holidaymakers and crew in Cuba have said they are being prevented from leaving their hotels until they pay extra for their stay. One holidaymaker, Sue Petrow, said she was due to fly home on Wednesday, but her hotel told her she may be held at the airport unless she pays her bill, reports BBC.Cabin crew from Thomas ...

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Thomas Cook customers to fly home after firm collapses

The first of 155,000 British tourists are being flown back home after travel agent Thomas Cook collapsed on Monday. The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is co-ordinating the repatriation, the biggest in peacetime, after the tour operator “ceased trading with immediate effect”. Thomas Cook’s administration puts 22,000 jobs at risk worldwide, including 9,000 in the UK. Boss Peter Fankhauser said ...

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Body implants and holograms are the future of communication, survey says

Letters and Post-it notes will be replaced by body implants and hologram technology as ways people communicate in the future, a new online survey for Barnardo’s reveals. Polling firm YouGov asked 3,262 children and adults across Britain how they used to communicate, how they do now and how they think young people will talk to each other in 30 years’ ...

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No need to have trade deal with China before 2020 elections: Trump

US President Donald Trump has said he does not feel the need to strike a trade agreement with China before the next year’s presidential elections, emphasizing that he is looking for a complete and not a “partial deal” with Beijing. The world’s two largest economies have been locked in a bruising trade war since Trump in March last year imposed ...

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China to tap pork reserves as swine fever hits industry

China is set to release pork supplies from its central reserves as it moves to tackle soaring prices and shortages caused by an outbreak of swine fever. A state-backed body will auction 10,000 tonnes of frozen pork from its strategic reserves on Thursday, reports BBC.China, the world’s biggest producer and consumer of pork, has struggled to control the spread of ...

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182 businessmen get CIP cards

The government has awarded the Commercially Important Person (CIP) cards to 182 businessmen for their extraordinary performance in export in 2017. Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi and Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Commerce Ministry Tofail Ahmed handed over the CIP cards among the awardees at a function held at the Hotel Intercontinental in the city today. Out of ...

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