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Farm credit disbursement falls 15% in July

Dhaka, Bangladesh, Aug. 25 -- Farm credit disbursement fell by 15.11 per cent in July, the first month of the current fiscal year (FY), 2019-20, mainly due to flood at different parts of Bangladesh. ... Read More


Bangladesh's stocks keep gaining for fourth straight week

Dhaka, Bangladesh, Aug. 25 -- Bangladesh's stocks maintained their gaining streak for the fourth straight week that ended on Thursday, with investors showing their appetite for June year-end companies... Read More


Odisha's Babulu Munda Bags Silver in Asian Junior Wushu C'ship

Keonjhar, Aug. 25 -- Babulu Munda of nondescript Sialijoda village under Deojhar grampanchayat in Keonjhar district has once again brought international laurels for the State as well as India. Support... Read More


From Fat To Fit: Here's How Sonakshi Sinha Transformed Into A Slim Diva

Bhubaneswar, Aug. 25 -- Sonakshi Sinha has come a long way since making her debut in the film "Dabangg" opposite Salman Khan. Before entering the movies, the daughter of shotgun Shatrughan Sinha weigh... Read More


Met Issues Thunderstorm, Lightning Alert For Eight Odisha Districts

Bhubaneswar, Aug. 25 -- The Regional Meteorological Centre today issued thunderstorm and lightning alert for eight districts of Odisha. Moderate thundershower and lightning with one or two spells of ... Read More


'Lagna' For Nukahai Festival In Western Odisha Finalised

Sambalpur, Aug. 25 -- Priests on Saturday finalised the 'Lagna' (auspicious time for ritual) for Nuakhai, the agrarian festival of Western Odisha. The 'Navanna' or newly harvested rice will be offered... Read More


'This does not heal!': Ambiga slams Syed Saddiq for hosting Zakir Naik

Kuala Lampur, Aug. 25 -- Human rights activist Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan has chided Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman for hosting televangelist Dr Zakir Naik, merely days after as... Read More


MTUC demands Putrajaya reveal actual figures on poverty after UN study

Kuala Lampur, Aug. 25 -- The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has urged the government today to not sweep the truth under the carpet with regards to the United Nations' (UN) findings on poverty ... Read More


Amid rumours of Cabinet reshuffle, Waytha says ready for anything

Kuala Lampur, Aug. 25 -- Minister in the Prime Minister's Office P. Waytha Moorthy said today he is prepared for any situation, amid rumours of a Cabinet reshuffle. Berita Harian reported him as sayi... Read More


In Singapore, workers cannot dream

Kuala Lampur, Aug. 25 -- The other day I watched a CNA documentary on a young construction worker, an aspiring poet, Mukul Hossine. Mukul, a Bangladeshi national, has been working as a construction w... Read More