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5 injured in explosion in Nepal's far-western city

Five people were injured in an explosion in Nepal's far-western city of Dhangadhi on Thursday evening, local authorities said here Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/19 9:27:31

India prepares to make fresh bid to launch moon rocket on Monday

India will make a new bid to launch a landmark mission to the moon on Monday, a week after aborting lift-off at the last minute because of a fuel leak, officials said.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/18 20:03:41

4-wheel weather

Indian residents drive their vehicles along a flooded road Wednesday following heavy monsoon rains at Sitamarhi district in the Indian state of Bihar. The death toll rose to at least 120 and entire communities were cut off by rising floodwaters which damaged or submerged roads.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/18 19:58:41

Fuel leak halted blastoff of India's moon mission rocket, reports say

A fuel leak in the rocket engine forced India to abort the launch of its landmark moon mission less than one hour before liftoff, media reports said Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/16 21:18:40

Pakistan fully reopens airspace for civilian traffic

Pakistan on Tuesday fully reopened its airspace for all civilian traffic, ending months of restrictions affecting major international routes including from India after clashes between the two countries brought them to the brink of war.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/16 21:13:41

Philippines wants to buy 74,000 M-16 assault rifles from US: foreign secretary

The Philippines wants to buy 74,000 pieces of M-16 assault rifles with corresponding accessories from the United States, Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/16 16:45:37

52 rescued after cloud burst wrecks havoc in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir

The Pakistani military on Monday recovered 52 people during a rescue operation in a remote village of Pakistan-controlled Kashmir where torrential rains triggered off by cloud burst wrecked havoc early on Monday, an army statement said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/16 12:48:59

India scrubs moon mission launch

India on Monday postponed the launch of a lunar probe less than an hour before blast-off because of a technical problem, delaying its bid to become the fourth nation to land a spacecraft on the moon.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/15 19:33:40

Foreign brand stores branching out into Bangladesh

Leading global brands that source textile and garment products from Bangladesh are setting their footprints with their own-label stores here.
Source: The Financial Express | 2019/7/15 16:40:00

India's Moon Mission-2 launch postponed due to technical snag

India has postponed its second Moon Mission "Chandrayaan-2" due to a technical snag in the launch vehicle system, which were scheduled to be launched on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/15 9:37:40

7.3-magnitude earthquake jolts near Indonesia's Molucca island

A powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake jolted off Indonesia's eastern Molucca island, on Sunday, the US Geological Survey said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/14 19:44:03

UNESCO to take Bangladesh's Sundarbans off list of World Heritage in Danger

The World Heritage Committee of the UNESCO in its latest meeting decided not to keep Bangladesh's Sundarbans on the World Heritage in Danger list, Prime Minister's energy adviser Dr Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury told newsmen on Wednesday.
Source: F E | 2019/7/12 10:11:11

21 killed, 100 injured in Pakistan's train collision

The death toll of the collision between a passenger train and a freight train in Pakistan's eastern district of Rahim Yar Khan on Thursday morning has risen to 21, police said late Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/12 8:46:40

Proposed land-based LNG terminal to double BD's regasification capacity

The Bangladesh government is working towards setting up a land-based LNG terminal, which will double the country's regasification capacity to 15 million tonnes per year by June 2023.
Source: The Financial Express | 2019/7/11 19:04:58

8 killed, 6 injured after goods truck rams into wedding tent in India

At least eight people were killed and six others injured after a speeding goods truck rammed into a wedding tent in eastern Indian state of Bihar, police said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/11 14:43:01

Over 62,000 people affected by floods in India's Assam

Flooding in India's northeastern state of Assam has affected over 62,000 people, India's official broadcaster All India Radio (AIR) said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/10 14:16:52

Rivals meet to negotiate terms for Afghan peace settlement

Dozens of powerful Afghans resumed talks with the Taliban on Monday in Doha, where a possible cease-fire is on the table along with key issues such as women's rights.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/8 20:08:40

Malaysia may start hiring BD workers next month

Malaysia may start manpower recruitment from Bangladesh in August, said Foreign Minister (FM) Dr A K Abdul Momen after a meeting with his Malaysian counterpart Saifuddin Abdullah on Sunday.
Source: The Financial Express | 2019/7/8 17:02:13