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Footwear giants urge Trump to end trade warSome of the world's biggest footwear firms are urging Donald Trump to end the US trade war with China, warning of a "catastrophic" effect on consumers.In a letter signed by 173 companies, including Nike and Adidas, they said the president's decision to hike import tariffs to 25% will disproportionately impact the working class, reports BBC.They ...
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“Irresponsibility”, lack of policy behind paddy price fall: Dr Kamal Gonoforum President Dr Kamal Hossain on Wednesday alleged that farmers are not getting the fair prices of paddy due to the lack of an agricultural policy and government's "irresponsibility"."It's unimaginable that farmers are being punished for bountiful paddy production. They're now being forced to set fire to paddy fields for not getting the fair prices ...
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US ban may not stop Huawei's 5G launch in Europe The launching of Chinese telecom giant Huawei's 5G mobile networks in Europe would not be stopped despite a US ban.Asia Times in its recent report mentioned a background discussions with two high-ranking European government officials where they told that a US ban on sales of electronic components to Huawei Technologies wouldn’t stop the Chinese telecom ...
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BRTC's AC bus launched on Dhaka-N’ganj routeBangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) on Wednesday launched an air condition (AC) bus service on Dhaka-Narayanganj route.Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader inaugurated the service at Bangabandhu National Stadium in the city, reports UNB.The new bus service will run on Bangabandhu National Stadium-Mayor Hanif Flyover-Signboard-Chashara-Mandalpara route.Travelling to Chashara from Dhaka will cost Tk 50 ...
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UN to honour 12 Bangladeshi peacekeepers   Twelve fallen peacekeepers from Bangladesh will be honoured by the United Nations on Friday when it will observe the International Day of UN Peacekeepers.Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will lay a wreath to honour all peacekeepers who lost their lives since 1948.He will preside over a ceremony in which the Dag Hammarskjold Medal will be awarded posthumously ...
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Indonesia post-poll violence claims 6 livesSix people died in civil unrest that gripped parts of Jakarta on Tuesday night after the election commission confirmed that President Joko Widodo won last month's election, the governor of the Indonesian capital said.Protests on Tuesday by supporters of Widodo's challenger for the presidency, former general Prabowo Subianto, started peacefully but turned violent in the ...
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Kohli’s India boast firepower to make World Cup chargeIndia boast the game’s undoubted superstar batsman in Virat Kohli but their bowling attack could hold the key to their hopes of World Cup glory.Despite their status as the game’s global powerhouse, India have only won the showpiece tournament twice, in 1983 and 2011, reports AFP.But Kohli’s men, second behind England in the one-day international ...
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Pakistani children worst affected in HIV outbreakThe first sign that something was wrong in the small southern Pakistani town of Ratto Dero appeared in February.A handful of worried parents had taken their children to the doctor, complaining that their little ones could not shake off a fever.Within weeks, more children came forward suffering from a similar illness, reports BBC.Bemused, Dr Imran ...
“124 out of 219 posts lying vacant”
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Comilla Education Board in limbo for lack of manpower Comilla Intermediate Secondary Education Board is struggling to deal with its workload for lack of required manpower.According to official sources, 124 posts, out of 219, at the Board have long been lying vacant, hampering its everyday activities, UNB reports.Talking to some of its officials and employees, the UNB correspondent found that the present manpower shortage ...
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Advance Eid train ticket sale beginsHundreds of people thronged Kamalapur and four other railway stations in the capital on Wednesday to purchase train tickets in advance for travelling during the Eid-ul-Fitr.Tickets for May 31 are being sold on the first day, UNB reports.This year, the crowd is smaller compared to previous years, thanks to the government’s decision to sell tickets ...
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