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Boko Haram attack kills 15, wounds 83 in northern Nigeria

Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamic extremists attacked two villages on the outskirts of the northeastern city of Maiduguri late Sunday, killing at least 15 people, the military said Monday. The Boko Haram militants tried to enter the center of Maidugiri, the provincial capital of Borno state, but army soldiers repelled them, gunning down six armed insurgents and seven suicide bombers, said ...

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Dietary  intakes.

  Fatema Miah: Food is like water, both are killers; People dying from water and food, whether too much or too little there are available;  deprivation of lacking in  essential recommended intake amount or excessive amount consumed by different groups of people across the world. Truth is, As long as we eat a reasonably mixed diet, most people need not ...

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Home Office letter nudges asylum seekers to return home

Letter seen by the Guardian discusses travel options to return home before asylum case has been heard The Home Office has begun encouraging asylum seekers to return home before officials have considered their cases, the Guardian has learned. The department’s move is part of the drive to create a “hostile” environment for illegal immigrants in Britain, and comes despite a ...

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Students demand UK universities take urgent action against racism

Exeter University students who say they were subject to racist abuse call for systemic change in handling of prejudice Students at the University of Exeter are calling for urgent changes after a spate of racist incidents, which they say are happening on campus and within student societies. Chris Omanyondo, Arsalan Motavali and Roman Ibra, all 21, have come forward to ...

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Cabinet okays draft bill on establishing medical university in Sylhet

Mirror Desk : The cabinet on Monday approved in principle the draft of the ‘Sylhet Medical University Bill, 2018″ to set up a medical university in Sylhet Division. The approval was given at the weekly meeting of the cabinet held at Prime Minister’s Office with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. After the meeting, Secretary of the Cabinet Division ...

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English spellings of Chittagong, Comilla, Barisal, Jessore, Bogra changed

Now spell out those as Chattogram, Cumilla, Barishal, Jashore, Bogura Mirror Desk : The government has changed the English spellings of the country’s five districts — Chittagong, Comilla, Barisal, Jessore and Bogra –in line with their Bangla accents and spellings. The decisions were taken at a meeting of the National Implementation Committee on Administrative Reforms (Nicar) held at the Prime ...

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Case filed over killings of mother, son in Sylhet

Sylhet Office : A case has been filed over the murder of a woman and her teenage son, whose bodies were found inside their home at Sylhet’s Mirabazar area on Sunday. Zakir Hossain, brother of victim Rokeya Begum, filed the case against four to five unknown suspects with Sylhet Kotwali Police Station, said its OC Gousul Hossain. Police recovered their ...

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Dr Zafar Iqbal back in SUST department

SUST Correspondent : Renowned writer Dr Muhammed Zafar Iqbal, who was injured in an attack on March 3, returned to his department at Shahjajal University of Science and Technology (SUST) on Monday. Zafar Iqbal went to the Computer Science and Engineering department around 12:15pm, said his personal assistant Joynal Abedin. He attended a meeting on the Master’s admission around 1pm, he ...

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SC gives one more year to demolish BGMEA building

Mirror Desk : The Supreme Court on Monday granted Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) one more year for demolishing its complex located in the Hatirjheel-Begunbari Lake. A four-member Appellate Division bench, led by chief justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, passed the order after the apex trade body of the country’s garment sector submitted a fresh undertaking mentioning that it ...

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Mirza Fakhrul hospitalised

Mirror Desk : The Secretary General of the BNP Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has been admitted to Dhaka’s United Hospital on Monday morning as he experienced a chest pain.   Confirming the news, Khaleda’s press wing official Shamsuddin Didar said that Fakhrul was having a slight pain in his chest and was sweating heavily as he was going to attend a ...

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