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Unbeaten India concede 31-run defeat to England

Birmingham, June 30 : Host England moved a step closer to the World Cup semi-finals after Jonny Bairstow’s 111 set up a crucial 31-run win over unbeaten India in Birmingham on Sunday. Eoin Morgan’s side posted 337-7 thanks Bairstow and a dashing 79 from Ben Stokes. Chasing the target, India finished on 306-5 as they were beaten for the first ...

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Early morning tips: 10 ways to start your day on a healthy note

Have you noticed the rush and chaos you carry around the entire day when you begin your day in a hurry? Unfortunately for most of us, the day begins with snoozing of alarms, skipping breakfast and rushing through morning ablutions. But you can change things around and begin your day on a positive and healthy note by making minor changes ...

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Taliban attack kills 8 election officials in Afghanistan

Afghan officials say Taliban insurgents have killed eight people in a bomb attack targeting election officials in southern Kandahar province. Aziz Ibrahimi, a spokesman for the Independent Election Commission, said Sunday that the employees were in the district of Maruf conducting voter registration, when Saturday night’s attack occurred.A defense ministry’s deputy spokesman, Fawad Aman, says Taliban detonated four stolen Humvees ...

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Gas price raised by 32.8 pc

Consumers to pay Tk 975 for double burner, Tk 925 for single one Dhaka, Jun 30 : The average gas price has been raised by 32.8 percent for retail consumers with effect from Monday (July 1). Chairman of the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission Monwar Islam announced the decision on Sunday. As per the new price hike, the household consumers having ...

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Parliament passes Tk 5,23,190 cr national budget for 2019-20 FY

Dhaka, June 30 : Parliament on Sunday passed the Tk 5,23,190 crore national budget for the fiscal year 2019-20, themed as ‘Bangladesh on a Pathway to Prosperity: Time is Ours, Time for Bangladesh’. Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal moved the Appropriations Bill, 2019 seeking a budgetary allocation of Tk 6,42,478.27 crore which was passed by voice vote. Following the proposal ...

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Nokia distances itself from boss’s warning over Huawei 5G kit

Dhaka, Jun 30 : Telecoms giant Nokia has disowned the comments one of its senior executives made about rival Huawei, reports the BBC. Nokia’s chief technology officer Marcus Weldon told the BBC that the UK should be wary of using the Chinese hardware. He said Huawei’s telecoms kit had vulnerabilities that meant it posed a risk to 5G networks. In ...

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Early morning tips: 10 ways to start your day on a healthy note

Have you noticed the rush and chaos you carry around the entire day when you begin your day in a hurry? Unfortunately for most of us, the day begins with snoozing of alarms, skipping breakfast and rushing through morning ablutions. But you can change things around and begin your day on a positive and healthy note by making minor changes ...

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Sylhet-Akhaura route has 13 rail bridges with ‘Dead Stops’

File photo Sylhet Office : At least 13 rail bridges with ‘Dead Stop’ signs are being used on 179-kilometre Sylhet-Akhaura route, leaving thousands of passengers vulnerable to accidents. A ‘Dead Stop’ sign at rail bridge instructs train to stop first before crossing it and then run at only a five-kilometre per hour. Sources at Railway East Zone said six trains ...

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43 containers drop from ship at Bay of Bengal

A total of 43 containers were dropped on the sea from a local cargo ship while it was heading towards Dhaka’s Pangaon from Chattogram. The incident was took place on Sunday morning as the ship was caught in heavy weather near the Hatia Channel of the Bay of Bengal. According to the officials of the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA), ...

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Trump becomes 1st US leader to step into NKorea, meets Kim

Photo: President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea, Sunday, June 30, 2019. Panmunjom, Jun 30 : With grins and handshakes, President Donald Trump welcomed North Korea’s Kim Jong Un at the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone Sunday, seeking to revive talks on the pariah nation’s ...

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