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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

Pension for Bangladesh private sector employees

The Bangladesh government sought to make a law in 2015 to introduce a mandatory pension scheme for the private sector employees. It was aimed at helping the elderly people at the fag-end of their lives. But the plan could not be materialised as yet.
Source: The Financial Express | 2019/7/8 17:00:30

At least 27 people dead as bus falls in drain in north India

At least 27 people died and around 15 injured when a passenger bus carrying them fell into a drain in India's northern state Uttar Pradesh on Monday morning, confirmed a state government source.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/8 11:51:57

7.1-magnitude earthquake strikes off eastern Indonesia

A 7.1-magnitude earthquake jolted Indonesia's eastern North Maluku province on Sunday evening, the meteorology and geophysics agency said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/8 0:08:11

US says latest talks with the Taliban are 'most productive' so far

The seventh round of peace talks between the United States and Afghanistan's Taliban that are ongoing in Qatar are the "most productive" so far, US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad said Saturday.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/7 21:03:40

Car bomb kills 1, wounds 20 in Afghanistan's eastern Ghazni

At least one Afghan person was confirmed dead and 20 others sustained injuries as a car bomb rocked Ghazni city, the capital of eastern Ghazni province, on Sunday, provincial government spokesman Aref Nuri said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/7 17:24:45

India's finance minister presents federal budget

India's Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Friday presented the country's General Budget 2019-20 in parliament, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/5 15:23:33