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Govt eyeing 'cell' to fight dengue

LGRD Minister Tajul Islam said the government is planning to create a separate wing to combat mosquito-borne diseases

The scandal of a Nobel laureate

Why has the reaction to Handke’s Nobel been so neuralgic?

The astronauts Jessica Meir, left, and Christina Koch, aboard the International Space Station. The New York Times

NASA conducts first ever all-female spacewalk

Jessica Meir and Christina Koch ventured outside the International Space Station to replace a power controller

A man rides a bicycle on a smoggy morning near India Gate in New Delhi, India, Oct 17, 2019. REUTERS

Delhi air quality hits 'unhealthy' level

The situation is exacerbated by the burning of crop straw and stubble in surrounding states ahead of the sowing season

Artist Kalidas Karmakar dies

His body will be kept at BIRDEM Hospital until his daughters return from the US

A Hong Kong gay parade in Hong Kong in 2017. The New York Times

HK court rules against LGBT unions

The decision is a setback to efforts to expand recognition of same-sex partnerships in Asia, after Taiwan’s recognition of gay marriage

File Photo: A Pakistani flag flies on a mast as paramilitary Frontier Corps soldiers talk while guarding at Karachi's District Malir prison, Aug 23, 2013. REUTERS

Journalism watchdog official denied Pakistan entry

Immigration officials say the interior ministry placed the director of the Committee to Protect Journalists on a ‘stop list’

The house where Jolly Joseph lived with Roy Thomas, a husband she is now accused of poisoning, in Koodathayai, a small town in the Indian state of Kerala. The New York Times

India's 'Black Widow' serial killer

Her name is Jolly Joseph and the authorities say she has confessed to killing six family members over a 14-year span, including her husband and his parents

FILE PHOTO: Oracle CEO Mark Hurd speaks to the audience at Oracle Open World in San Francisco, California, US, September 22, 2010. Reuters

Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd dies

The unexpected development comes as the business software maker is transiting to cloud computing

Bangladesh unblocks PUBG

The government “doesn’t want to interfere in the people’s personal freedom”, Mustafa Jabbar says

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Bangladesh invites German car makers

The foreign minister is visiting Germany on an official tour

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a debate on Brexit, as parliament sits on a Saturday for the first time since the 1982 Falklands War, in London, Britain October 19, 2019. ©UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/Handout via REUTERS

Johnson battles further Brexit delay

UK parliament to vote on his last-minute divorce deal with the European Union

File Photo: Gamers and visitors take a rest at the booth of Netflix during Europe's leading digital games fair Gamescom, which showcases the latest trends of the computer gaming scene in Cologne, Germany, Aug 21, 2019. REUTERS

Netflix shares jump ahead of streaming wars

It comes amid fears that the company could lag behind as Disney and Apple prepare to ramp up the streaming video wars