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Google’s market share ‘dips below 90%’ in UK

Search giant Google has dropped to its lowest percentage of the UK market share in five years, Experian Hitwise, a firm that monitors web traffic, says. October figures released by the company suggest 89.33% of all web searches in the UK were made using Google. Its main rival, Microsoft’s Bing, now has 5% of the […]

Fresh from his election win, Barack Obama will this month become the first US president to visit Burma, the White House says. He will meet opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and President Thein Sein. It is part of a three-leg tour from 17 to 20 November that will also take in Thailand and Cambodia. […]

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Detectives find at least 10 gangs involved; lax checking by courier services made the crime easy  Bangladeshi members of a transnational drug cartel smuggled around 150 kilograms of heroin to the UK through Bangladesh in the last 12 years, taking advantage of the lax security checking system of some courier services. At least 10 local […]

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The man behind the anti-Islam video blamed for sparking deadly protests in the Muslim world was jailed in the US for a year on Wednesday for breaching the terms of his probation for a previous offense. Mark Basseley Youssef, 55, will serve the sentence in a US federal prison after he admitted four allegations of […]

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After the gruelling October heat, winter comes as a soothing relief. The cool breeze and chill in the air make you feel pleasant and nice, isn’t it? But did you know that your skin doesn’t feel the same? Winter brings harsh wind and low levels of moisture in the air which causes skin and hair […]

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After Sridevi’s latest comeback venture, its her elder daughter ‘Jhanvi’ who is under the bollywood limelight now.With her accentuate trends at this early age she has been offered ramp shows along with much appreciation. When asked, the ‘strict’ mother once claimed, “When she completes her studies, ideally I would like her to get married and […]

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Single play “Ashomapto Upakhyan” will be aired today at 2:35pm on Channel 9 as a part of the channel’s special arrangement for the lady viewers. The special programme “Women’s Hour” will feature the single play from 2:35pm to 3:30pm without any commercial break. Scripted by Mostafa Monon, the play was directed by Shahin Shwadhin. The […]

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Country’s export earnings this October registered a moderate growth of 6.25 percent totaling US$ 2077.03 million against $ 1954.78 million fetched in October last year due to moderate performance of woven garment, and agricultural and leather products. The strategic target of export earnings for October this year was $ 2022.00 million. According to data released […]

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Mahakhali kitchen market on Thursday became the capital city’s third commercial centre pledging to prevent traders from selling formalin-tainted commodities. The market will now have a machine that can correctly detect formalin in commodities like fish, fruits and other foodstuff. Commerce Minister GM Quader handed the machine _ donated by Standard Bank _ to ASM […]

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Barely a year after his death, an unsavoury controversy has erupted around late singer-composer Bhupen Hazarika. In an interview with an Assamese TV channel, his estranged wife Priyamvada has claimed that Lata Mangeshkar “started a big affair with him”. Ottawa-based Priyamvada’s insinuations about a romantic relationship between her late husband and the songstress have angered […]

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Chinese President Hu Jintao has opened a Communist Party congress that begins a once-in-a-decade power transfer with a stark warning on corruption. Addressing more than 2,000 delegates, Mr Hu said that a failure to tackle the issue “could prove fatal to the party”. China faced unprecedented opportunities and challenges, he said, and the nation should […]

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Dhaka, Nov 8 (bdnews24.com) – BNP spokesman Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Thursday accused the government of turning the country into a haven of corruption. Alamgir, the party’s acting Secretary General, said because of pervasive corruption by the administration of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina it has become impossible to govern the country. He made the […]

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