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River snail rice noodles boost poverty alleviation in China’s Guangxi

Photo: villagers collecting river snails for making river snail rice noodle in Longling Village of Rongshui Miao Autonomous County of Liuzhou, south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Combining traditional food materials of the Han people with Miao and Dong ethnic groups, river snail rice noodles, or “Luosifen” in Chinese, is a dish of rice noodles boiled with pickled bamboo shoots, ...

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Nusrat Jahan wants to do two films a year

Trinamool Congress MP of West Bengal and actor Nusrat Jahan has been juggling between two roles – politician and actress – and says she has plans to do two films a year. Jahan said she wants to step out of her comfort zone and be associated with genres she has not done before.“I plan to do two films a year, ...

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Portrait of Queen and three heirs marks the start of a new decade

A portrait of the Queen Elizabeth with the next three heirs to the throne has been released to mark the start of the new decade. It shows the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge and Prince George standing with the Queen at Buckingham Palace.The new photograph was taken in the week before Christmas, but has not been published until ...

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5G, robots, autonomous farming and more — hottest trends to watch at CES 2020

The 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world’s premier consumer electronics show, is just around the corner. It runs from Jan. 7 to 10, but features a two-day preshow chock full of revealing corporate presentations and press conferences hosted by the big boys of the industry on Jan. 5 and 6th. CES is considered the largest and most influential tech ...

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Trump lawyers want columnist’s defamation suit to be tossed

President Donald Trump’s lawyers asked a judge Friday to throw out an advice columnist’s defamation lawsuit over his response to her allegation that he raped her in the 1990s. Trump’s lawyers argue E. Jean Carroll’s suit can’t go forward in a New York state court because his statements were made in Washington. New York law doesn’t allow for defamation suits ...

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Indonesian capital reels from floods that leave 47 dead

Tens of thousands of Indonesians were crammed in emergency shelters Saturday waiting for floodwaters to recede in and around the capital, Jakarta, as the death toll from massive New Year’s flooding reached 47, officials said. Monsoon rains and rising rivers submerged a dozen districts in greater Jakarta and caused landslides in the Bogor and Depok districts on the city’s outskirts ...

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Chhatra League’s 72nd founding anniversary being celebrated

Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) is celebrating its 72nd founding anniversary through elaborate programmes across the country on Saturday. On this day in 1948, the student organization was founded following the instruction of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The purpose to form the organisation was to achieve the country’s independence.BCL has taken a three-day colourful programme to celebrate ...

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Bus crash kills 19, injures dozens on Myanmar-Thai border

A head-on collision between a bus and a car in mountains on the Myanmar-Thai border killed 19 and left more than 30 injured on Friday. Images posted by local media showed the bus upside down after it span off the road and plummeted down a steep bank at a spot notorious for traffic accidents. Myanmar Social Rescue Group vice-chairman Aung Myint told ...

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Hasan Mahmud shines as Platoon beat Khulna Tigers

Dhaka Platoon jumped to the top of the points table beating Khulna Tigers by 12 runs in the ongoing Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Friday. Hasan Mahmud, the young pace bowler of Platoon, picked up four wickets conceding 32 runs to lead the team to ensure their sixth win of the season. With this ...

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Bangladesh Cultural Fest 2020 begins at BSA

Bangladesh Cultural Festival 2020, a 21-day long national cultural event, was kicked off at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) on Friday. Hosted by BSA in association with the ministry of cultural affairs, the festival is scheduled to showcase the performance of five thousand performing artists of over one hundred cultural organizations from 64 districts and 64 upazilas at different venues of ...

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