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Russian plane emergency lands after passenger demands diversionA Russian domestic flight made an emergency landing in Siberia Tuesday after a passenger demanded the plane change course, authorities said.Russia’s Anti-Terrorism Committee said in a statement the Aeroflot plane, travelling from Surgut in western Siberia to Moscow, “changed course at the demand of one of the passengers”.“The aircraft commander decided to land the plane ...
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AL asks aspirants to collect nomination formsThe ruling Awami League has asked aspirants to collect party nomination forms for taking part in the election to Kishoreganj-1 constituency, by-poll to Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) mayoral post, and fresh election to three municipalities and 30 union parishads.Aspirants can collect forms from the party president’s Dhanmondi political office from 10 am to 5 ...
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Maldives issue warning amid spike in tourist drowningFive tourists including a honeymooning couple have drowned in a single week in the Maldives, officials said, prompting a nationwide safety warning to holiday resorts in the pristine islands.Tourism officials said all resort operators in the paradise archipelago were urged Monday to keep a close eye on their clients after the spate of deaths, AFP ...
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UN warns trade disputes, climate could disrupt growthThe United Nations warned that trade disputes, climate change and a me-first attitude to addressing global problems were threatening prospects for world economic growth.The global economy is expected to continue growing at a steady pace of around 3 percent in 2019 and 2020 but there are signs the expansion has peaked, according to the UN’s ...
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Illegal cellphone import to be stopped thru' BTRC's NAID Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) on Tuesday launched the NOC Automation and IMEI Database (NAID) services to prevent the import of illegal cell phones.Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Mustafa Jabbar on Tuesday officially inaugurated the service at BTRC Bhaban in the city, reports UNB.The database has been launched with the financial help of Bangladesh ...
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How water shapes our worldA jaw dropping series of images has given a new view of Earth, and the power of water to shape it.Called Water.Shapes.Earth, the project by photographer Milan Radisics captures images of water from directly above. The incredible series of image is the brainchild of  Milan Radisics, who says the project 'turns the meandering waterways all ...
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Vikings win low-scoring thriller against DynamitesChittagong Vikings earned an exciting three-wicket victory over league leader Dhaka Dynamites in a low-scoring thriller of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Monday.The Vikings needed 16 runs in the last over. Robbie Frylinck hit Mohor Sheikh for three sixes to ensure the win with one ball to spare. They ...
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5 companies' water unsafe to drink: BSTI The Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) says in a report to a court that five companies permitted to sell water in bottles and jars provide ‘unhealthy and undrinkable water’.The five brands named are Fruits and Flavous Ltd’s ‘Yummy Yummy’, Sinha Bangladesh Trades Limited’s ‘Aqua Mineral’, Crystal Food and Beverage’s ‘CFB’, Orotech Trade and Technology’s ...
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4th quarter growth slips to 6.4%China's economy continued to slow in the last quarter of 2018, official figures showed, stoking fears about the impact on the global economy.In the three months to December, the economy grew 6.4% from a year earlier, down from 6.5% in the previous quarter.For the full year China expanded at 6.6%, its slowest rate since 1990.The ...
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Govt to build 64,000 houses for homeless peopleState Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Dr Enamur Rahman Sunday said the government planned to build 64,000 houses for homeless people in all the 64 districts.“There will be no homeless people in the country as the government has taken a scheme to initially build 64,000 houses in 64 districts for the homeless people,” he ...
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