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First contract to avail Bangabandhu-1 satellite services signed

Photo: Executives of Shipping Ministry and BCSCL sign an agreement to avail Bangabandhu-1 satelite services on Sunday. Dhaka, July 8 : An agreement was signed on Sunday between the Shipping Ministry and the operators of the Bangabandhu-1 satellite, Bangladesh Communication ...

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NASA spacecraft sending back close-ups of dwarf planet Ceres

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is sending back incredible close-ups of the dwarf planet Ceres. The spacecraft has been circling Ceres since 2015. In June, it reached its lowest orbit yet, skimming the surface from just 22 miles (35 kilometres) up.   ...

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Maverick entrepreneur’s space rocket fails at blast off

A rocket developed by a maverick Japanese entrepreneur and convicted fraudster exploded shortly after liftoff Saturday, in a major blow to his bid to send Japan’s first privately backed rocket into space.   Interstellar Technologies, founded by popular internet service ...

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Celebrating marking satellite launch postponed for flood

Dhaka, Jun 19 : Considering the worsening flood situation and inclement weather government on Tuesday postponed a scheduled programme to celebrate the launching of Bangladesh’s maiden satellite Bangabandhu-1. The programme was scheduled to be held at Bangabandhu International Convention Center ...

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Google to invest $550 million in Alibaba rival JD.com

Seoul, June 18 : Google said Monday that it will invest $550 million in Alibaba’s main rival JD.com as the U.S. tech giant seeks to expand in fast-growing Asian e-commerce markets. Under the partnership, JD.com products will appear on Google’s ...

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Mars to come closest to Earth in 15 years next month

Star gazers could have a good view of the Red Planet next month as Mars is set to come to the closest point to Earth since 2003 when it reaches opposition with the Sun in late July. This year, Mars ...

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Faridpur man builds bicycle that can run on water

Photo: Saiful Islam riding his bicycle which is enhanced by solar panels and four small tubes attached to each of its wheel on water in the river in Paikpara village of Madhukhali upazila recently. Faridpur, June 12 : The lifelong ...

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Facebook shared user data with select companies

San Francisco, Jun 9 : Facebook shared personal information culled from its users’ profiles with other companies after the date when executives have said the social network prevented third-party developers from gaining access to the data, the company confirmed Friday. ...

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New Mars discoveries advance case for possible life

Photo: This composite image made from a series of Jan. 23, 2018 photos shows a self-portrait of NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover on Vera Rubin Ridge. Cape Canaveral, June 09 : New Mars discoveries are advancing the case for possible life ...

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Muhith wants to have Facebook, Google, Youtube under tax net

Dhaka, Jun 7 : Finance Minister AMA Muhith proposed introduction of new provisions in the tax laws over the taxation of virtual and digital sectors, such as Facebook, Google, Youtube, on their incomes earned in Bangladesh. “Such measures shall expand ...

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