Erdogan confronts polarised Turkey after historic win

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday confronted the tough task of uniting his deeply divided country after winning a historic run-off election to extend his two-decade rule to 2028.

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Shanghai records hottest May day in 100 years

Shanghai recorded its hottest May day in 100 years yesterday, the city’s meteorological service announced, shattering the previous high by a full degree.

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Russian ‘spy’ whale surfaces in Sweden

A harness-wearing Beluga whale that turned up in Norway in 2019, sparking speculation it was a spy trained by the Russian navy, has appeared off Sweden’s coast, an organisation following him said yesterday.

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Myanmar rapper arrested

A popular rapper in Myanmar who criticised the junta over massive power blackouts has been arrested for “spreading propaganda”, the military said, the latest arrest in a sweeping crackdown on dissent.

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Iranian journo goes on trial

Iran yesterday held the first trial session for one of the two detained female journalists who reported on Mahsa Amini’s death in custody last year, her lawyer said.

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Japan puts missile defences on alert

Japan put its ballistic missile defences on alert yesterday, vowing to shoot down any projectile that threatened its territory after North Korea notified it of a satellite launch between May 31 and June 11.

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Students must not cover faces during exams

The Supreme Court yesterday upheld a notice issued by Dhaka University’s Bangla department asking its students to keep their faces and ears uncovered during exams and presentations.

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US lauds Bangladeshi peacekeepers' role

The United States has appreciated the "courage and dedication" of the Bangladeshi peacekeepers who promote peace around the world.

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Adibashi union demands Tk 500cr allocation in nat’l budget

Bangladesh National Adibashi Union yesterday demanded a budget allocation of Tk 500 crore in the upcoming national budget and the establishment of a separate ministry dedicated to their welfare.

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Zia’s 42nd death anniversary today

The BNP will observe the 42nd death anniversary of its founder and former president Ziaur Rahman today.

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3 Bangladeshi peacekeepers injured in IED blast in Mali

Three Bangladeshi peacekeepers were injured in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast in Mali on Sunday morning.

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Man ‘serving extra 7yrs in jail’

Alauddin Gazi of Shariatpur’s Gosairhat upazila has been behind bars “illegally for more than seven years after he finished serving his life-term in prison in a murder case”.

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DSCC to issue licence for kitchen markets

Dhaka South City Corporation authorities have decided to bring all the kitchen markets under licencing to properly monitor those.

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Charge framing hearing on July 13

A Dhaka court yesterday set July 13 for hearing on charge framing in the Barapukuria coalmine graft case filed against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and six others.

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Japan PM's son dismissed as aide over official residence party

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said today he will remove his son from the position of his secretary due to “inappropriate behaviour” at the official residence..The decision comes after a magazine reported last week that Shotaro Kishida had invited relatives to the official residence

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Kanchha Sherpa: The last of the first on Everest

Nonagenarian Kanchha Sherpa is the last surviving member of the 1953 expedition that saw Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa become the first humans to summit the world's highest mountain

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Want to move to Japan? Govt mulls introducing digital nomad visa

The government of Japan is considering introducing a special visa for so-called digital nomads who work remotely while traveling around the world

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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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Nigeria’s Tinubu sworn in as president

Bola Tinubu was sworn in as Nigeria’s president yesterday following a disputed election and facing pressure to quickly improve economic and security conditions, which many complain worsened under his predecessor Muhammadu Buhari.

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Russia hits military facility in Ukraine

Russia yesterday said its military had hit Ukrainian air bases in overnight strikes and Ukrainian forces had shelled industrial facilities inside Russia as both sides sought the upper hand ahead of what Kyiv hopes will be a decisive counter-offensive.

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West Bank Raid: Israeli forces kill Palestinian officer

Israeli forces killed a Palestinian security officer during clashes in the occupied West Bank flashpoint city of Jenin yesterday, the official Palestinian news agency Wafa said.

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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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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