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Dhaka air quality 3rd worst after Delhi, Lahore

Dhaka air quality 3rd worst after Delhi, Lahore

Bangladesh capital Dhaka was ranked third worst city in the Air Quality Index (AQI) yesterday with a score of 199 at 9am, indicating that the air quality…

Israeli PM indicted over bribery, fraud

Israel's attorney general indicted Benjamin Netanyahu on a range of corruption charges Thursday, the justice ministry announced, potentially spelling an end to the prime minister's decades-long political career. Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit "decided to file charges against the Prime…

Trump probe builds evidence of ‘quid pro quo’

The House of Representatives is investigating whether President Donald Trump has built a growing case that he put pressure on Ukraine for domestic political ends. Here are key facts that we know at this point: - The 'favour' call - Trump on July 25 spoke by telephone with Ukraine's new president,…

Dengue death toll increases to 121

The health department yesterday confirmed another nine deaths from dengue fever in recent days, bringing the total number of fatalities in the country to 121 since January. The disease, however, was first detected in the country back in 2000, while at least 93 people died. “The Directorate General…

Hitler’s birth home to become police station

After years of wrangling over the future of the butter-yellow house in Austria where Hitler was born, the authorities have decided to turn the building into a police station, in a bid make it less of a magnet for neo-Nazis. With the move, announced by the interior minister on Tuesday, the Austrian authorities…

Top diplomat implicates Trump in explosive testimony

A senior US diplomat directly implicated President Donald Trump Wednesday in a scheme to force Ukraine to probe a political rival, in bombshell testimony to a televised impeachment hearing. Gordon Sondland, the ambassador to the European Union, told lawmakers he followed the president's orders in…

French media files copyright case against Google

French media organisations lodged a complaint against Google to the country's competition authority Wednesday over the US internet giant's refusal to pay for displaying their content. The move sets up a legal fight with Google over a new EU copyright law that could have huge repercussions for…

Writ against bar council enrollment sans exam

A writ petition was filed with the High Court yesterday challenging a Bangladesh Bar Council gazette notification that enrolled a law graduate as an advocate of the High Court Division without any examination. The enrolled advocate, Mohammad Zumman Siddique, is a son of a sitting Justice of the High…

‘Govt to buy aman paddy from marginal farmers’

Despite several hurdles, the government has decided to procure six lakh tonnes of aman paddy directly from marginal farmers. For one thing, the total available arable lands have been declining due to over-population and Bangladesh is a disaster-prone country. Agriculture minister Abdur Razzaque announced…

India claims ‘total normalcy’ in Kashmir as 600 in custody

"Total normalcy" prevails in Kashmir, India's home minister said Wednesday even as the government said 600 people remained in custody since the region, cut off from the internet, was stripped of its autonomy in August. "Petrol, diesel, kerosene, LPG (liquid petroleum gas) and rice…

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