City officials said the tide peaked at 187 cm (6ft 2ins) at 10.50pm (2150 GMT) on Tuesday, just short of the record 194 cm set in 1966. The city is bracing itself for the next high tide," Zaia said on TV. On Wednesday morning the tide level fell to 145 cm but was expected to rise back to 160 cm during the day. Video on social media showed deep water flowing like a river along one of Venice's main thoroughfares. "A high tide of 187 cm is going to leave an indelible wound," Brugnaro said.
November 13, 2019 11:42 UTC
The accident took place at the Jatrabari intersection around 1pm on Wednesday, police said. The child has been identified as 'Milon', a resident of Old Dhaka’s Dholaikhal area. “A woman was crossing the road with her child when a bus rammed the boy. He was rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead," said Bachchu Mia, sub-inspector of DMCH’s police outpost. The bus driver has been taken into police custody, said Jatrabari Police Station OC Mazharul Islam.
November 13, 2019 11:42 UTC
The Israeli military said on Wednesday it had resumed attacking Islamic Jihad targets in the Gaza Strip. In response to the killing of Atta and his wife, Islamic Jihad fired about 200 rockets into Israel on Tuesday, resuming on Wednesday morning. Despite attempts by diplomats to restore calm, an Islamic Jihad official told Reuters that his group told mediators it intended to carry on its retaliatory attacks. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel, having taken out the Islamic Jihad commander, was not interested in a broader conflict. Islamic Jihad best understand that now rather than when it’s too late for it,” Netanyahu said at the start of cabinet meeting.
November 13, 2019 11:34 UTC
The arrestees are Abul Khair Bhuiyan, 45, a staffer at the EC's Chattogram district office, and Anwar Hossain, 45, a staffer at the EC's Mirsarai Upazila office. The EC launched its hunt for the scammers after a Rohingya woman was arrested while trying to collect a Bangladeshi passport using a forged NID. The EC had sold off a few unserviceable computers in 2007-2008 before five laptops went missing from its offices, according to officials. Police arrested Joynal Abedin, office assistant in Chattogram Regional Election Commission Office last week on charges of including Rohingya refugees in the electoral roll of Cox’s Bazar. One of the missing laptops was also recovered from Joynal.
November 13, 2019 11:22 UTC
The anonymous whistleblower set off the impeachment probe after Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in a phone call on July 25 to investigate the Bidens. The Ukraine president said there was no pressure. “President Trump’s pressure campaign was ‘out of bounds,’ and every time he insists that it was ‘perfect’ he is saying that he is above the law,” Pelosi said on Twitter. House Democrats consider the open hearings as crucial to building public support for a vote on articles of impeachment - formal charges - against Trump. Republicans have so far shown little interest in removing Trump from office.
November 13, 2019 11:13 UTC
The head of state, who is currently on a four-day official visit to Nepal, gave the assurance during a meeting with Nepal's former prime minister and Communist Party Co-Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal in Kathmandu on Wednesday. Pledging support to the Himalayan country's vision of a “Samriddha Nepal, Sukhi Nepali” (‘Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepali’), Hamid said pointed to Bangladesh's own development goals under Vision 2021 and 2041 and noted that the two countries can benefit from mutual cooperation. Bangladesh President Md Abdul Hamid meets Chairman of Nepal's National Assembly Ganesh Prasad Timilsina at a hotel in Kathmandu on Wednesday during his four-day vist to the country. Both leaders also attached importance to enhancing communication between the two countries through highways, railways and airways. Hamid expressed his gratitude to the government and people of Nepal for extending support to Bangladesh during the War of Liberation in 1971.Noting that 37,000 Bangladesh tourists travelled to Nepal last year, the president also urged the people of Nepal to visit Bangladesh.
November 13, 2019 10:53 UTC
This was mentioned in a new World Bank report titled “Moving Forward: Connectivity and Logistics to Sustain Bangladesh's Success” launched in a Dhaka hotel on Wednesday. “Bangladesh’s congested transportation and often unsophisticated logistics systems impose high costs to the economy,” Mercy Tembon, World Bank country director for Bangladesh and Bhutan said at the report launching. The report argues that efficient logistics has become one of the main drivers for global trade competitiveness and export growth and diversification. It notes that improving Bangladesh’s logistics requires a system-wide approach based on greater coordination among all public institutions involved in logistics and with the private sector, increasing the effective capacity of core infrastructure, and removing distortions in logistics service markets to reduce costs and improve quality. At a regional level, harmonizing its logistics systems and aligning its customs with that of its neighbours could turn Bangladesh into an important node for regional freight flows and further boost its trade.
November 13, 2019 10:44 UTC
The prime minister launched seven power stations and 100 percent electricity coverage in 23 upazilas through a video conference on Wednesday. The seven power plants are -- Anowara 300MW Power Plant, Rangpur 113MW Power Plant, Karnaphuli 110MW Power Plant, Shitalbaha 105MW Power Plant, Patiya 54MW Power Plant, Tetulia 8MW Solar Power Plant and Gazipur 100MW Power Plant. "We are supplying electricity at rates that are lower than the cost of production," she said. Hasina added that the government is working to supply electricity to the entire population of the country. "We are supplying electricity through solar panels to houses that are not connected to the power grid.
November 13, 2019 10:22 UTC
Across the country, in Western Australia, officials were responding to two emergency bushfires that had destroyed two homes and damaged another. The fires have sparked increasingly acrimonious debate over climate and fire-prevention policies, with the ruling conservative Liberal Party and the minor opposition Australian Greens exchanging barbs. "What we want is a consensus moving forward on how to come up with a plan that adapts Australia to a warming climate." By Wednesday afternoon, insured losses from 450 fire-related claims in NSW and Queensland was estimated at $34.28 million, according to the Insurance Council of Australia. "We will not have all these fires contained and locked up for many, many weeks," NSW Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons told reporters in Sydney.
November 13, 2019 10:19 UTC
India has been battling an economic slowdown and the political stalemate is a setback for Mumbai, which is home to business tycoons, the stockmarket and the glitzy Bollywood film industry. The move is also a blow for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which was expected to remain in control of India's richest state after winning the most seats at last month's polls. "President Ram Nath Kovind signs proclamation imposing President's rule in Maharashtra," the Press Trust of India reported, citing officials. The state was ruled by the BJP and its right-wing regional ally Shiv Sena ahead of the elections. Under India's constitution, New Delhi can take direct control of a state in the absence of a local government and after obtaining consent from the president.
November 13, 2019 10:13 UTC
Restive Kashmir marks 100 days since India stripped autonomy #KashmirStillUnderCurfew https://t.co/A688Skogz3 — Lord Nazir Ahmed (@nazir_lord) November 12, 2019Shops and businesses have remained shut to protest against the controversial decision, and children have not been going to school. Dozens of journalists held a silent demonstration against the internet ban, holding their laptops with open with blank screens or held placards with the words "100 days no internet" and "stop humiliating Kashmir journalists." "The authorities have treated journalists too as potential trouble-makers and choked journalism in the process," a freelance journalist reported AFP. Authorities have justified the ban as necessary to stop militants from neighbouring Pakistan from using the internet to fan radicalisation in the territory. Pakistan on Tuesday on display a statue of an Indian pilot whose plane was shot down over Kashmir during the February skirmishes.
November 13, 2019 10:05 UTC
National police spokesman Dedi Prasetyo said the student was a "lone wolf" suicide bomber, although authorities were still investigating whether he had links to any militant groups. Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, has suffered a resurgence in homegrown militancy in recent years, with police frequently the target of attacks. The attack comes a month after a suspected Islamist stabbed and wounded Wiranto, Indonesia's former security minister, after he had opened a university building. Foreseeing an increased threat of attacks from Indonesians who joined Islamic State and have begun returning from the Middle East, police have detained hundreds of suspects since the start of the year. Stanislaus Riyanta, a terrorism expert, said the attack in Medan could be in retaliation for the death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who killed himself last month during a U.S. commando raid on his compound in Syria.
November 13, 2019 10:00 UTC
The overall air quality index (AQI) in the city was 494, according to the monitoring agency SAFAR. The index measures the levels of airborne PM 2.5 - particles that can reach deep into the lungs. With the cool season setting in, the city was likely to suffer for weeks. The whole trapping is happening close to the ground," said Anumita Roy Chowdhury, an executive director at Centre for Science and Environment, a Delhi-based research and advocacy organisation. The Central Pollution Control Board said pollution levels had touched 500 in some parts of the city, meaning danger for healthy people, not just those suffering from existing conditions.
November 13, 2019 10:00 UTC
The life-sized statue of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman - complete with his singature moustache - has been installed in an exhibit at a museum in Karachi run by the Pakistan Air Force. Varthaman's plane was shot down in a dogfight over the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir in February during clashes which brought nuclear-armed India and Pakistan to the brink of a new war. A mess receipt jokingly charging Varthaman for the tea - at the cost of one Mig-21 - is also framed in the exhibit. The museum stands inside a recreational park for young people in Karachi, complete with decomissioned aircraft and other military hardware. "I feel very proud of my country seeing Abhinandan's statue at the gallery," said Samiullah Bari, a 10th grade student visiting the museum at a school trip.
November 13, 2019 09:55 UTC
Kujur, a member of the Oraon ethnic minority in Naogaon district, lost her job and now struggles to support her family. Mango trees can be cultivated with fewer people, they say, and use up to 80% less water than growing rice. As rice harvesting season approaches, there are no longer enough jobs for all the Oraon living in Naogaon, Kujur said. Tajul Islam, a farm owner in Porsha sub-district, has replaced his 5 hectares (12 acres) of rice with four mango orchards. "We know shifting to mango farming from paddy (rice) cuts off work for ethnic people, but we prefer mango farming as it requires less labour," Islam said.
November 13, 2019 09:55 UTC