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China, US sign phase-one trade deal

Photo: President Donald Trump shakes hands with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, after signing a trade agreement in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Washington. China and the United States formally signed their phase-one economic and trade agreement here on Wednesday, with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He and U.S. President Donald Trump inking the ...

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EC not working at govt’s order: Quader on Dhaka city polls

  Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Thursday said the government is not interfering with elections to the Dhaka south (DSCC) and north (DNCC) city corporations. “The Election Commission (EC) is not working at the order of the government. It is working independently,” he told reporters, responding to BNP’s allegation of influencing the EC’s work. He said the ...

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China: Possible that new virus could spread between humans

The possibility that a new virus in central China could spread between humans cannot be ruled out, though the risk of transmission at the moment appears to be low, Chinese officials said Wednesday. Forty-one people in the city of Wuhan have received a preliminary diagnosis of a novel coronavirus, a family of viruses that can cause both the common cold and ...

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Sonam Kapoor slams Uber after ‘scariest experience’ in London

Bollywood star Sonam Kapoor Ahuja has warned Uber users against using the ridesharing app in London after suffering “the scariest experience” with a driver in the British capital. The award-winning actress, 34, daughter of “Slumdog Millionaire” star Anil Kapoor, said her driver was apparently “unstable and was yelling and shouting” during the journey. “I was shaking by the end of ...

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Rashford injury overshadows Man Utd win over Wolves

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted his decision to risk Marcus Rashford as a second half substitute “backfired” despite seeing his side progress to the fourth round of the FA Cup with a 1-0 win over Wolves on Wednesday. Rashford lasted less than 15 minutes on the field due to a back injury and is now a doubt for ...

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Trump impeachment: House sends historic case to Senate

The US House of Representatives has passed a resolution to submit articles of impeachment against US President Donald Trump to the Senate for a trial. The resolution passed largely along party lines by 228 votes to 193. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signed copies of the articles alongside the team of Democratic lawmakers who will prosecute the case against Mr Trump.The ...

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Information Minister meets Modi

Photo: Courtesy Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Wednesday. Modi termed the unprecedented progress of Bangladesh as wonderful and requested the Information Minister to send his warm regards to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The Indian Prime Minister also called on other ministers from different countries on the occasion of the ongoing ...

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US expatriate killed in Habiganj road crash

A US expatriate was killed and four others were injured after a truck crashed into a private car on Dhaka-Sylhet highway of Madhabpur upazila in Habiganj on Wednesday night. The deceased was identified as Ruhul Amin, son of Alim Uddin, hailing from Bairagibazar Khashir Namnagar village at Kurabazar union of Bianibazar upazila. He was used to live in USA. According ...

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Bangladesh Betar gets first woman director general

The Bangladesh Betar has got a first ever woman director general (DG) as Hosne Ara Talukder, director for news at the state-run radio, has been promoted to the highest post of the office. The establishment ministry on Wednesday issued an official notification in this regard. Born in Dhanbari upazila of Tangail district, Hosne Ara Talukder joined the Bangladesh Civil Service ...

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Climate change to displace 4 cr people in Bangladesh: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina speaks in the Parliament during her question-answer session on Wednesday, Jan 15, 2020. Photo: PID Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said there is a possibility that 4 crore people of 70 upazilas in the country’s 19 districts might be displaced due to climate change. “The average temperature of Bangladesh has increased by one degree in ...

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