New Year

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    Nine killed in Jakarta flood

    Agence France-Presse . Jakarta | Updated at 11:24pm on January 01, 2020

    Nine people died after Indonesia’s capital was hit by its deadliest flooding in years, authorities said Wednesday, as torrential rains on New Year’s Eve left...

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    China’s incense makers toil ahead of Lunar New Year

    Agence France-Presse . Zayton | Updated at 12:00am on January 02, 2020

    Dozens of workers toil through the night coating thin lengths of bamboo in herbs, spices and richly coloured powders to create incense sticks that are...

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    Challenges that stare in the face of government in new year

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 02, 2020

    THE new year begins with a horde of challenges, including economic ones which are towering, for the Awami League-led government, which more or less began...

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    PM keeps no file pending for 2020

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 04:35pm on January 01, 2020

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina cleared all files of 2019 within the bygone year keeping no file pending for the New Year - 2020. ‘The prime...

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    Challenges galore for govt in 2020

    Shakhawat Hossain    | Updated at 12:32am on January 01, 2020

    Recovering bad loans, repatriation of Rohingyas, full implementation of the new road law, automation of the VAT collection system, employment for educated youths and lifting...

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    Open air events not allowed on New Year: DMP

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:25am on December 31, 2019

    No open air cultural programme would be allowed on December 31 to maintain the law-and-order situation in the city, said Dhaka Metropolitan Police commissioner Mohammad...

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    Bright spots for Malaysian economy anticipated by research houses in 2020

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangtha/Xinhua . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 11:56pm on December 29, 2019

    When the fireworks at New Year’s Eve are over, few will remember 2019 as a wonderful year for the global economy. Rising world protectionism has...

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    Dhaka stocks gain for 2nd day on new year hope

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:53pm on December 29, 2019

    Dhaka stocks gained for the second on Sunday as a section of investors continued with bargain hunting in the hope that the market might turn...

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    Sydney fireworks to go ahead

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 09:43pm on December 29, 2019

    A petition to cancel Sydney’s famous New Year’s Eve fireworks and use the money to fight bushfires ringing the city has topped 260,000 signatures, but...

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    German fireworks sales fizzle on climate anxiety

    Agence France-Presse . Frankfurt am Main | Updated at 11:54pm on December 28, 2019

    Pyrotechnic-mad Germany loves to see in the New Year with a bang but concerns about climate change have prompted several major retailers to take fireworks...