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PM for exploiting global organic food market

Stressing the importance of diversifying the country’s export basket with various agro-products, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said Bangladesh could exploit the opportunity of exporting organic foods as those have huge demand in the global market. “A special demand for organic foods has been created across the globe …Bangladesh could exploit this opportunity as the prices of organic foods ...

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Osborne warns of ‘dangerous cocktail’ of economic risks

The UK faces a “cocktail” of serious threats from a slowing global economy as 2016 begins, Chancellor George Osborne will warn. Mr Osborne will say this year is likely to be one of the toughest since the financial crisis. He told the BBC that far from “mission accomplished” on the economy, “2016 is the year of mission critical”. His message ...

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Flood warnings remain across most of UK as MPs quiz Environment Agency chiefs

Flood warnings remained in place across almost all parts of Britain on Wednesday, with the north-east of England worst hit overnight. Torrential rain flooded out residents on one Newcastle estate for the sixth time in less than a decade, while police divers in Aberdeen joined the search for a missing camper thought to have been caught up in the floods ...

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Labour reshuffle: Shadow ministers quit in protest

Three Labour MPs have quit the party’s front bench in protest at sackings made by Jeremy Corbyn in his reshuffle. Jonathan Reynolds and Stephen Doughty quit over the sacking of the shadow Europe minister Pat McFadden. Mr Corbyn fired Mr McFadden over “disloyalty” after he appeared to criticise his stance on terrorism. Kevan Jones has quit his defence role over ...

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Deepika Padukone is proof that age is just a number

Deepika Padukone rings in the big 30 on Januray 5, she’s proof that the rules are changing… and better yet, not just for her! At a recent Bajirao Mastani press conference Priyanka Chopra heralded Deepika and of course herself as the game changers and rule breakers Turning thirty at one point used to signal the furious ticking of the clock ...

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Priyanka Chopra to attend people’s choice awards

Bollyood actress Priyanka Chopra will be attending the People’s Choice Awards 2016 as a presenter. The 33-year-old “Mary Kom” star is also nominated in the Favourite Actress in a New TV Series category at the awards, scheduled to take place on January 6. She will be competing with big names like Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Marcia Gay Harden and ...

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“Rana Plaza” film banned

The feature film “Rana Plaza” directed by Shamima Akhter has not been granted permission for public exhibition under the Film Censorship Law, 1963. If the film is exhibited anywhere in the country then the film will be confiscated and concerned persons and institutions will face prosecution, an official release said.

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Most beautiful eyes!

Actress Athiya Shetty believes Indian women are blessed with beautiful almond-shaped eyes which get enhanced with the use of kohl. “It’s a good thing that women in India enhance their eyes because I think Indian women have the most beautiful eyes. They have almond-shaped eyes… big, brown and pretty eyes. Kohl is the first make-up product that I started using. ...

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My character in Fitoor is very complicated: Katrina Kaif

Actress Katrina Kaif, who plays the role of Tabu’s daughter in their new film Fitoor, said that not her complicated character but the hardest thing for her was to pretend that Tabu is her mother in the film. “The hardest thing in this film was pretending that Tabu is my mother. She does not look like my mother from any ...

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