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Huawei hit by US export controls, potential import ban

Photo: A logo of Huawei is displayed at a shop in Shenzhen, China’s Guangdong province. In a fateful swipe at telecommunications giant Huawei, the Trump administration issued an executive order Wednesday apparently aimed at banning its equipment from U.S. networks and said it was subjecting the Chinese company to strict export controls. Huawei would be the largest business ever subjected ...

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Venezuelan government, opposition to talk in Norway

Photo: Protester Andres Miguel Harris, who was born in Venezuela, protests with other outside the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Caracas,  May 16 : Representatives of the Venezuelan government and opposition traveled to Norway for talks on resolving the crisis in the South American country, officials said Wednesday, opening a new chapter in a political stalemate after ...

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Poet Henry Swapon gets bail in Digital Security Act case

Barishal, May 16 : A court here on Thursday granted bail to poet Henry Swapon in a case filed under the Digital Security Act. Barishal Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Shamim Ahmed granted the bail after hearing a petition filed by him. Police arrested Swapon from his residence in the city on Tuesday for hurting religious sentiments. The father of a catholic ...

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Another Boeing added to Biman fleet

Dhaka, May 16 : A Boeing 737-800 aircraft was added to the fleet of Biman Bangladesh Airlines on Thursday. The aircraft, brought on lease from Kuwait’s Alfaco arrived at Dhaka airport around 3:25am, said Biman General Manager (Public Relations) Shakil Meraj. With the latest addition, the number of aircraft in Biman fleet reached 16. Next month, a sixth Boeing 737-800 ...

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Bangladesh’s winning streak in Tri-Nation Series continues

Tigers beat Ireland by six wickets Dhaka, May 15 : Riding on the excellent bowling by Abu Jayed Rahi and confident batting by top order batsmen, Bangladesh beat hosts Ireland comprehensively by six wickets in the last group match at the Castle Avenue, Dublin on Wednesday to play the Tri-Nation Series final with an unbeaten record. Bangladesh, which finished top ...

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Quader returns home from Singapore after 72 days

Road Transport and Bridges Minister and Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader talks to reporters at the airport on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, May 15 : Road Transport and Bridges Minister and Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Wednesday afternoon returned home after receiving medical treatment in Singapore for over two months. A flight of Biman ...

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Gazette of 9th wage board award to be published soon: Hasan

Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Wednesday gave assurance of publishing the gazette of the 9th wage board award soon for the journalists and newspaper workers. The Information Minister gave the assurance when a delegation of Bangladesh Federal Union of Newspaper Press Workers and Bangladesh Newspaper Workers Federation met him at his Secretariat office. Emerging from the meeting, Secretary General of ...

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Low humidity raises flu risks during winter months

Low humidity is a key reason behind people falling sick and even dying from flu during the winter months, says a study. Decreased humidity lowers the immune system’s defences against flu infection, says a study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). It offers an insight into why the flu is more prevalent when the air is dry. For ...

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No Bollywood debut for Manushi Chillar yet

There are reports going around that Miss World 2017 Manushi Chillar, would be making her debut opposite Akshay Kumar in the period-historical Prithviraj Chauhan. However, a source very close to the project says there is absolutely no truth in this report and dismisses it as a ‘desktop invention’. “The lady that you mention has not been considered, let alone approached ...

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8 pairs of special trains to run for Eid: Minister

Railways Minister Nurul Islam Sujan speaks at a press briefing at the Rail Bhaban on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Photo: PID Dhaka, May 15 : Eight pairs of special trains will run on different routes on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. The trains will run five days before and seven days after Eid, said Railways Minister Nurul Islam Sujan at a ...

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