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China to clamp down on internet giants

China has proposed new regulations aimed at curbing the power of its biggest internet companies. The regulations suggest increasing unease in Beijing with the growing influence of digital platforms. The new rules could affect homegrown tech giants like Alibaba, Ant Group and Tencent, as well as food delivery platform Meituan. The move comes as the EU and the US are ...

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Former governor Shegufta Bakht dies

Bangladesh Bank’s former governor Shegufta Bakht Chaudhuri passed away on Wednesday. He was 86. He breathed his last on 11 am on Wednesday while undergoing treatment at capital’s United Hospital, said a release of Bangladesh Bank. During the tenure of 1987-92, Shegufta played role as fourth governor of central bank. Later he was Industries and Commerce adviser to the first ...

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3 DIY Bangaldeshi Desserts

Many places are closed for the time being due to the unrelenting nature of the current epidemic, and that means losing out when searching for your favourite sweets. The conventional ice-cream or chocolate cake is easy enough to get in convenient stores and supermarkets, but if your sweet tooth beckons for handmade local dishes, you’ll want to have the know-how ...

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High Court summons Haji Salim’s graft case documents

The High Court (HC) has summoned documents of a graft case against ruling Awami League lawmaker Haji Mohammad Salim in which he was sentenced to 13 years in jail. The court also directed to send the document to the Dhaka Special Judge’s Court-7 within December 7. The virtual HC bench of Justice Md Moinul Islam Chowdhury and Justice AKM Zahirul ...

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22 birds, a fishing cat rescued in Moulvibazar

The birds were immediately released, but the cat was handed over to the Forest Department, who are supposed the release the animal after providing necessary treatment. The local administration rescued 22 birds and a fishing cat from different spots of Moulvibazar Sadar upazila on Tuesday. “On information that the birds were kept in different houses in Kanakpur area for the ...

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Bangladesh reports 19 more deaths from Covid-19

Bangladesh recorded 19 more deaths from COVID-19 in a daily count, taking the toll to 6,127. Another 1,733 new cases were also reported in the 24 hours to 8 am Wednesday taking the figure to 425,353, according to the latest data released by the Directorate General of Health Services. At the same time, 1,715 patients recovered from the disease at ...

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Preferential tariffs for Bangladesh, others to continue: UK

The United Kingdom (UK) has said imports from 47 of the world’s least developed countries, including Bangladesh, will not face any tariffs – supporting their economic development through business and trade. Low-income and lower-middle income countries will benefit from lower tariffs compared to the UK Global Tariff, according to Department for International Trade, Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. The trade ...

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3 killed as truck rams motorcycle in Tangail

Three motorcyclists, including a teenager girl, were killed after a truck rammed their vehicle at Banshpara in Nagarpur upazila of Tangail on Wednesday morning. The deceased were Shubho Ahmmed Sunny, 18, son of Bareque, hailing from Banalia village in Delduar upazila, his friend Bappy, 22, from Karatia Bypass area and Mamata Hia, 18, daughter of Abdul Manna, fromg Kakmari area ...

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McDonald’s to introduce plant-based burgers and fast food

Fast food giant McDonald’s has announced it will introduce a line of plant-based meat alternatives called “McPlant” in 2021. McDonald’s said it would offer plant-based burgers, chicken substitutes and breakfast sandwiches. Barclays Bank forecasts that consumption of meat alternatives might be worth $140bn (£106bn) by 2029. McDonald’s has tested out a plant-based burger in Canada with Beyond Meat – a ...

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Miss USA 2020 is the first Black woman to represent Mississippi

The first Black woman to be crowned Miss Mississippi USA is now the reigning Miss USA. Asya Branch, a student at the University of Mississippi and Booneville native, was crowned Miss USA on Monday, after the coronavirus pandemic delayed the event by several months. She’ll go on to represent the US in the Miss Universe pageant. Branch shared her historic ...

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