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Indian traders halt exports through Benapole portIndian traders have suspended exporting goods through Benapole Land Port from Saturday morning alleging that Bangladeshi handlers have been charging 'extra money' for unloading goods from their trucks.It was decided at a joint meeting of trader representatives from both the countries last week that no 'extra money' will be charged, said Kartik Chandra Dey, secretary ...
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WTO eyes China bid to slap stiff trade sanctions on USA World Trade Organization arbitrator will review a Chinese request to impose more than $7 billion (nearly 6 billion euros) in annual sanctions on the United States over anti-dumping practices, a Geneva trade official said.The decision to appoint an arbitrator was reached during a special meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body convened to discuss ...
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Motorcyclist shot dead in Bagerhat   A motorcyclist was gunned down by miscreants on Khulna-Mongla highway at Jugidanga in Sadar upazila of Bagerhat on Friday night.The victim was identified as Hasan Sheikh, 35, son of Jahangir Sheikh of Bagmara village in Rupsa upazila of Khulna district. He used to carry passengers in his bike, UNB reports.Pankaj Chandra Roy, Superintendent of Begerhat ...
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Policemen resign in Kashmir amid fear for lives
Over two dozen special police officers (SPOs) in India-controled Kashmir have reportedly resigned, fearing for their lives, in the aftermath of alleged killing of three SPOs by suspected militants in the area on Friday, media reports said Saturday.Though, the country’s home ministry, which looks after the internal security, denied the resignations saying such reports were ...
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Japan hopes for historic asteroid landingJapan's space agency (JAXA) believes it has successfully landed two robotic explorers on the surface of an asteroid, making history."We don't have confirmation yet, but we are very, very hopeful," project manager Yuichi Tsuda said.On Friday, the Hayabusa-2 spacecraft despatched a pair of "rovers" to the 1km-wide space rock known as Ryugu.Rover 1A and Rover ...
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Bangladesh set poor target before IndiaBangladesh posted an ordinary figure of 173 runs for all ahead of mighty India in their first Super-Four stage battle of the 14th Asia Cup at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Friday.Sent in to bat first, Bangladesh faced seatback from the beginning and lost wickets in gradual interval until skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza and Mehidy ...
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Over 200 fishermen go missing in BayMore than 200 fishermen have remained missing after at least 15 fishing trawlers reportedly capsized in the Bay of Bengal due to rough weather and high tide in last 24 hours till Friday afternoon.Golam Mostafa, president of Barguna Fishing Trawler Owner's Association, said several fishing trawlers including FB Mayer Dowa, FB Tajenur, FB Mim-2 and ...
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PM reaches London en route to NY to join 73rd UNGAPrime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived in London this afternoon en route to New York on a weeklong official visit to the United States to attend the 73rd Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly.A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the premier landed at Heathrow Airport in London at 3:50 pm local time ...
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Japan inflation edges up Prices in Japan edged up modestly in August, according to government data on Friday, as the world’s third-largest economy continues its years-long battle with deflation.Inflation stood at 0.9 percent year-on-year in August, still far below the Bank of Japan’s two-percent target, even though slightly higher than 0.8 percent in July and June and 0.7 percent ...
Asia Cup 2018
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India invites Bangladesh to batBangladesh have to bat first in their first Super-Four stage battle in the 14th Asia Cup as India skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to bowl at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Friday.Mushfiqur Rahim and Mustafizur Rahman have come in as Mominul Haque and Abu Hider have been dropped from Bangladesh's last eleven, ...
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