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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

India's finance minister reaches parliament to present federal budget

India's Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman reached the parliament on Friday to present the general budget 2019-20, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/5 15:20:04

10.6 million foreign tourists arrived in India during 2018-2019

India received 10.6 million foreign tourists in 2018-2019 as compared to 10.4 million in 2017-18, according to the country's Economic Survey tabled on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/5 14:10:48

12 killed, 20 injured in traffic collision in India's Karnataka

At least 12 people were killed and over 20 others injured in a collision between mini-goods carrier and a bus in Chintamani, 74 km from Bengaluru in India's southern state of Karnataka, media reports said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/4 12:22:37

Boeing sets aside 100 mln USD for families of 737 Max crash victims in Indonesia, Ethiopia

Boeing announced Wednesday that it has set aside 100 million US dollars to address family and community needs of those affected by the two tragic accidents involving its now globally grounded 737 Max jets. A combined 346 people were killed in the two crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia in October and March respectively.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/4 0:10:00

Wall collapse kills 15 as monsoon causes chaos in Mumbai

At least 15 people were killed in Mumbai early Tuesday when a wall collapsed as torrential monsoon downpours brought chaos to the city.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/2 21:28:40

Bangladesh PM leaves for China on official visit

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday left for an official visit to China and will attend the 13th Summer Davos Forum in northeast China's Dalian before that.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/2 12:22:20

Taliban attacks kill at least 1, hurt dozens

At least one person was killed and dozens wounded in a Taliban-claimed attack which saw a powerful car bomb rock Kabul early Monday, followed by gunmen who battled special forces in an area housing military and government buildings.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/1 20:38:41

Never forgotten

Masuda Begum, mother of Jakir Hossain Shawon, a worker at Holey Artisan Bakery Cafe who died after the siege at the cafe, holds a photo of her son on the third anniversary of the cafe attack in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Monday. Five young men armed with guns and knives stormed the cafe on July 1, 2016 and killed 22 people. Most of the victims were foreigners, and many were hacked to death.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/1 20:38:40

34 killed, 68 injured as blast rocks Kabul: local media

Up to 34 people have been confirmed dead and 68 injured people have been taken to hospitals after a powerful blast rocked Kabul in the morning rush hour on Monday, local broadcaster the Tolo TV reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/1 15:06:02

31 killed, 15 injured as vehicle falls into gorge in Kashmir

At least 31 people were killed and 15 others injured Monday after a bus carrying them skidded off the mountainous road and fell into a deep gorge in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/1 14:14:15

Casualties feared as blast rocks Afghan capital

Casualties were feared as a powerful explosion rocked the Afghan capital of Kabul on Monday, Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/1 13:44:03

World Bank appoints new country director for Bangladesh, Bhutan

World Bank has appointed Mercy Miyang Tembon, a Cameroonian education specialist, as its new Country Director for Bangladesh and Bhutan starting from Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/1 11:57:39