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Permanent commemoration in recognition of the death of Altab Ali

A poignant ceremonial event to remember and mark the permanent recognition of Altab Ali Day has taken place by Tower Hamlets Council. Altab Ali’s tragic and racially motivated murder on 4 May ,1978 in a park in Whitechapel that now bears his name, helped mobilise a profound, heartfelt and energetic anti-racism movement. The 1970’s saw the rise of National Front ...

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Altab Ali & other victims of racial violence remembered on Altab Ali Day

Ansar Ahmed Ullah  :: Altab Ali’s tragic, senseless and racially motivated murder in a park that now bears his name, helped mobilise a profound, heartfelt and energetic anti-racism movement said Mayor John Biggs. He said, ‘We remember him, we also remember all of those who have been victims of racial violence in our community’. The Mayor was speaking at the ...

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Want to lose weight? Start eating avocados

Want to shed those extra kilos? Try avocados, which may help lower body weight, body mass index (BMI) as well as lead to smaller waist circumference, researchers have found.   The findings, published in the journal Internal Medicine Review, showed that avocado consumers were 33 per cent less likely to be overweight or obese and 32 per cent less likely ...

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Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $110m in US talc cancer case

Pharmaceutical firm Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has been ordered by a US court to pay more than $110m (£85m) to a woman who says she developed ovarian cancer after using its talcum powder. Lois Slemp, 62, from Virginia, Missouri said she developed the cancer after four decades of using talc products. Prosecutors argued the company did not adequately warn about ...

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Exercise can overcome the ‘Obesity Gene’

Even if obesity is “in your genes,” regular exercise can help keep extra pounds at bay, a new study suggests. Researchers found that when people carried a particular gene variant that raises obesity risk, regular exercise seemed to reduce the effects of their DNA — by about one-third.   The gene in question is known as FTO. Studies show that ...

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Delhi Apollo Hospitals ready to share bone marrow transplant experience with Bangladesh

The Apollo Hospitals in Delhi is ready to share its expertise and experience of carrying out bone marrow transplant (BMT) procedures with the first-ever Bangladesh Centre at Dhaka Medical College Hospital. “We built from scratches…so we can share our experience and contribute in Bangladesh Centre,” Dr Jyoti Shanker Raychaudhuri, head of the BMT Department of the hospital said in an ...

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India brides get wooden paddles to beat drunk, abusive husbands

An Indian state minister has given hundreds of wooden bats to newly-wed brides, urging them to use the paddle as a weapon if their husbands turn alcoholic or abusive. Gopal Bhargava gave the bats — which are used to get dirt out of clothes in traditional laundries — to nearly 700 brides at a mass wedding organized by the government ...

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France cracks down on super-skinny models

Super-thin models and secretly airbrushed photoshoots will soon be a thing of the past in fashion hub France, as authorities passed measures to protect young people from the dangers of anorexia. A new law entered into force on Saturday which compels all models operating in France to provide a doctor’s note certifying that their Body Mass Index (BMI) is not ...

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‘Flawless’ heart-shaped diamond at Geneva auction

The largest ever “flawless” heart-shaped diamond to appear at auction will go under the hammer at Christie’s sale of precious jewels in Geneva this month, and is expected to fetch up to $20 million. The 92-carat pendant suspended from a pearl sautoir is the showcase piece at Christie’s spring sale, set for May 17 at the ultra-luxe Four Seasons des ...

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