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  • Facebook launches world’s most detailed ‘population density maps’ for Bangladesh, other countries of Asia Pacific

    Facebook  has launched the world’s most detailed and advanced “population density maps” using artificial intelligence (AI) for Bangladesh and other countries of Asia Pacific. The map shows an estimate of the number of people living within 30-meter grid tiles. It includes demographic data such as the number of children under five  as well as the […]

    Mike Pompeo asks Pakistan to do more on religious freedom

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has urged Pakistan to do more to stop the abuse of blasphemy laws after the release of Asia Bibi. While releasing the annual report on international religious freedom, Mr Pompeo said that more than 40 others were serving life sentences or facing execution for blasphemy in Pakistan. He added […]

    Russia temporarily bans its airlines from flying to Georgia from July

    Russia has temporarily banned its airlines from flying to Georgia from July. The move came following violent clashes in Georgia after a Russian lawmaker addressed parliament in Tbilisi. President Vladimir Putin signed a decree banning Russian airlines from undertaking flights from the territory of the Russian Federation to the territory of Georgia from July 8, […]

    UAE airlines reroute flights over Strait of Hormuz, Gulf of Oman

    In the UAE, the Emirates Airline on Friday said that it has taken precautionary measures including rerouting all flights away from areas of possible conflict in the Gulf region. The announcement came a day after an unmanned US drone was reportedly shot down by Iran in the region. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, FAA, had […]

    First Bangladesh International Theatre Festival being held in Dhaka

    The first international theatre festival of Bangladesh is being held at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy in Dhaka. It was inaugurated by the Bangladesh State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid yesterday. The week-long festival will feature theatre and puppet shows by eight troupes from seven countries. Rabindranath Tagore’s dance-drama ‘Mayar Khela’ was performed as the inaugural […]

    Walmart to pay over 282 mn for violating anti-corruption regulations in 4 countries

    International retail giant Walmart yesterday agreed to pay over  282 US Dollar to various US bodies to settle charges of violating anti-corruption regulations while conducting its business in India, China, Brazil and Mexico. According to the US Security and Exchange Commission (SEC), these violations were conducted by Walmart’s third-party intermediaries who made payments to foreign […]

    5th International Day of Yoga being celebrated in Nepal

    5th International Day of Yoga is also being celebrated in Nepal. Our correspondent reports, hundreds of Yoga enthusiasts including Prime Minister K. P. Sharma Oli and Deputy Prime Minister Upendra Yadav participating in Yoga Day celebrations. “Government of Nepal organised a morning procession in capital Kathmandu to celebrate International Day of Yoga. The main function […]

    Sri Lanka: Several events organized to mark International Day of Yoga

    In Sri Lanka, several events are being organized to mark the International Day of Yoga. The country’s national television channel organized a special programme on the occasion which included live telecast of the main Yoga programme held in Ranchi and attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Hundreds of students along with provincial governor Suren Raghavan […]

    At least 30 dead in fire at Indonesia home used as factory

    At least 30 people, including several children, were killed when a fire ripped through a home that doubled as a matchstick factory in Indonesia today. The head of North Sumatra’s disaster agency Riadil Lubis told Media that the exact cause of the fire is still unclear. Irwan Syahri of the local disaster mitigation agency in […]

    Nepal fully gears up to celebrate 5th International Day of Yoga

    Nepal has fully geared up to celebrate 5th International Day of Yoga. Hundreds of programmes will be organised across the Himalayan nation tomorrow to celebrate Yoga Day. The celebration committee formed by Government of Nepal will organise a procession and Yoga practice and preaching programme in Kathmandu to celebrate International Day of Yoga. Prime Minister […]