40 insurgents shot dead in India’s Manipur

Commandos of the Manipur Police had been engaging insurgents for over eight hours yesterday in several areas of the Indian state hit by ethnic violence, sources have told NDTV.

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World leaders congratulate Turkey's victorious Erdogan

Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin were among world leaders congratulating Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after he won Sunday's historic runoff election to extend his two-decade rule

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Minister trying to cover up ‘horror stories’: ex-Pak PM

PTI Chairman Imran Khan yesterday hit back at Pakistan Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah’s allegations that the party had planned to orchestrate a “raid and rape” at a known worker’s home in an effort to malign law enforcement agencies, terming them an effort to pre-empt and cover up “horror stories”.

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US, KSA call for extended truce

Saudi Arabia and the United States yesterday called for the extension of a ceasefire deal that has brought some let-up in a six-week war between military factions but little humanitarian relief for civilians.

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Republicans, Biden reach debt ceiling deal

President Joe Biden and Republican leader Kevin McCarthy announced a deal Saturday to raise the debt ceiling, dragging the United States back from the precipice of default with only a few days to spare.

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Biden says final US debt ceiling deal ready to move to Congress for vote

US President Joe Biden said on Sunday he had finalised a budget agreement with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to suspend the US$31.4 trillion (S$42.5 trillion) debt ceiling until Jan 1, 2025, and that the deal was ready to move to Congress for a vote

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Commercial Vehicles: 74,000 set to go under crushers

Over 74,000 registered buses, trucks and other commercial vehicles are past their economic lifespan set by the government.

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AL in city polls: Challenging in Barishal, smooth sailing in Khulna

The rift within the local Awami League has put its mayor nominee for Barishal city in a tight spot, while the party ticket holder in Khulna city should have an easy run since he has no strong opponents. 

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Shaken, AL plans to rejig Gazipur units

The ruling Awami League will reorganise its Gazipur district and city units after its mayor nominee lost to an independent on Thursday.

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Reining in inflation top priority

The government is going to unveil a Tk 7,61,785 crore budget for the next fiscal year on Thursday, setting containment of high inflation as a major target.

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Coal shortage: Power generation may halt at another unit of Payra

Operation of another unit of 1,320 MW coal-fired Payra Power Plant is going to be suspended soon due to coal shortage, according to Bangladesh-China Power Company (Pvt) Limited (BCPCL) officials

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PM seeks help of int'l communities for dignified repatriation of Rohingyas

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today sought firm commitment of the international communities, including the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), to ensure safe and dignified repatriation of the Rohingyas

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Bangladesh-China relations should focus on further development: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina described China as one of the major development partners of Bangladesh, saying the main focus of the bilateral relations between the two countries should be focused on further development of the two nations

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Ruet VC quits amid teachers’ demonstration

Ruet VC (additional charge) Prof Sazzad Hossain tendered his resignation last night as a group of teachers demonstrated at his office for around nine hours, demanding their promotion.

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North Korea announces 'satellite' launch: Japan

Japan said Monday it is preparing for North Korea to launch in the coming weeks what Pyongyang has described as a satellite, but Tokyo believes may be a ballistic missile

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China’s home-grown plane makes maiden flight

China’s first domestically produced passenger jet made its maiden commercial flight yesterday, a milestone event in the nation’s decades-long effort to compete with Western rivals in the air. Beijing hopes the C919 commercial jetliner will challenge foreign models like the Boeing 737 MAX, though many of its parts are sourced from abroad.

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Indian cops detain protesting wrestlers

Indian police yesterday dragged away and detained two Olympic wrestlers and dozens of others as they tried to march to parliament demanding the arrest of the sport’s federation chief over allegations of sexual harassment and intimidation.

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Modi inaugurates new parliament

Flanked by priests, Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a new Indian parliament yesterday in a ceremony steeped in religious symbolism but boycotted by opposition parties.

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40 insurgents shot dead by security forces: Manipur CM

Chief Minister of northeastern Indian state of Manipur N Biren Singh today said nearly 40 armed militants involved in torching of houses and firing at civilians have been killed by security forces since they began an operation to restore peace in the state hit by ethnic violence since early this month

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6.0 magnitude earthquake jolts parts of Pakistan

A 6.0 magnitude earthquake — with its epicentre being the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border region — jolted parts of Pakistan on Sunday morning, according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD).

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China's first homegrown passenger jet makes maiden commercial flight

China's first domestically produced passenger jet made its maiden commercial flight on Sunday, a milestone event in the nation's decades-long effort to compete with Western rivals in the air

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Nepal PM to visit India next week

Nepal’s Prime Minister Pushpa Kumar Dahal will visit India next week and hold talks with Narendra Modi to strengthen the historically deep ties between the two countries.

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Good ties with China possible without BRI

Good relations with China are possible even without being part of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) deal, Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni said in an interview published yesterday, as her government weighs abandoning the project.

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Three killed, 5 hurt in US rally shootout

At least three people were killed and five others wounded in a shootout at a biker rally on Saturday in the US state of New Mexico, local media reported.

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Erdogan claims victory in Turkish presidential election

President Tayyip Erdogan claimed victory in Turkey's presidential election on Sunday, a win that would steer his increasingly authoritarian rule into a third decade

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China to send first civilian into space on Tuesday

China will send its first civilian astronaut into space as part of a crewed mission to the Tiangong space station on Tuesday, its Manned Space Agency announced, as Beijing pushes ahead with its extra-terrestrial ambitions

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Russia unleashes massive drone attack on Kyiv

Russia unleashed waves of air strikes on Kyiv overnight in what officials said appeared to be the largest drone attack on the city since the start of the war, as the Ukrainian capital prepared to celebrate the anniversary of its founding yesterday.

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Erdogan gets another 5 yrs

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan took an early lead yesterday in a historic runoff election that could extend two decades of his dominant but divisive Islamic style of rule until 2028.

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Erdogan takes early lead in Turkey runoff

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan took an early lead today in a historic runoff election that could extend two decades of his dominant but divisive Islamic style of rule until 2028

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Pakistan establishment closes ranks

With military courts, intimidation of the press and mass arrests, Pakistan’s rulers are seeking to destroy former prime minister Imran Khan’s support ahead of elections, analysts say.

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Fire injures 3 on board vessel near Patenga sea beach

Three sailors suffered burn injuries when a fire broke out following a blast on board a lighter vessel in the sea off Patenga beach late Friday night

GCC polls: Zahangir's reaction on announcement of results

Former Gazipur mayor Zahangir Alam expressed dissatisfaction over the delay in publishing of election results to the Gazipur City Corporation

Baor leased to influentials: 406 fisher families in peril

At least five thousand fishing families are spending their days half-starved, as they cannot fish in the six boars in Jhenaidah and Jashore district

11.52 lakh tonnes of mangoes to be produced in 4 northern districts

Mango has been cultivated on 92,913 hectares of land in Rajshahi, Chapainawabganj, Naogaon, and Natore districts. The yield per hectare was 12.40 tonnes. The production is estimated to be more than 11.52 lakh tonnes, which is 60 percent of the total production of the country. The value of mangoes produced in the region stood at Tk 8,067 crore

Does Biman need to buy Airbus cargo planes?

Last year, Biman ferried a little over 28,000 tonnes of freight in the cargo hold of planes when it had the capacity to transport over 4.98 lakh tonnes. This is about 6 percent utilisation of the capacity. Yet, Biman is planning to buy two new Airbus freighters