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March 12, 2019

Plastic in crosshairs at UN environment forum

Countries from around the world set their sights Monday on a pivotal deal to curb plastic waste, a source of long-term pollution and worsening contamination of the ocean's food chain. Thousands of delegates, business leaders and…

Musk argues regulators overstepped in tweet contempt quest

Lawyers for Tesla chief Elon Musk on Monday argued that US regulators overstepped their bounds by calling for him to be held in contempt for a tweet. Musk had until the end of the day Monday to respond to an accusation by the Securities…

Quader now can walk: Physician

Ailing road, transport and bridges minister and Awami League general secretary Obaidul Qauder is now able to walk slowly as his health condition has improved further, reports UNB. The minister will be shifted to a cabin from the ICU on…

US says 737 MAX safe to fly after deadly crash

The United States told airlines it was safe to fly 737 MAX 8 planes on Monday as investigators found two black box recorders that will help piece together the final moments of an Ethiopian Airlines jet before it plunged to the ground on…

UK, EU agree ‘legally binding’ Brexit changes

British prime minier Theresa May's government said Monday it had agreed "legally binding changes" to the terms of Britain's exit from the European Union on the eve of a crucial vote in parliament. After May rushed to Strasbourg to meet…

Quota leader Nur wins DUCSU VP post

In a stunning upset, quota reform leader Nurul Haq Nur won the post of DUCSU vice president while ruling party student organisation Bangladesh Chhatra League leaders bagged 23 out of 25 posts in the election held on Monday. Dhaka…