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Mild sleep problems may up blood pressure in women

Women, please take note. Even if you are having mild sleep problems, such as having trouble falling asleep, it can raise your blood pressure, a new study suggests. The study found that women who had mild sleep problems — including those who slept for seven to nine hours a night, as measured by a wristwatch-like device — were significantly more ...

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Women’s T20I: Bangladesh’s chance to sweep Ireland after series victory

They head in to the 3rd game Sunday Dhaka, June 30 : Bangladesh women’s cricket team boosted up with maiden T20I series victory by 2-0 margin and can sweep hosts Ireland as head in to the third and final game at Pembroke Cricket Club ground in Dublin on Sunday. The match will begin at 7 pm [Bangladesh time]. The Tigresses must aim to ...

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Protests planned nationwide over Trump immigration policy

Portland, Jun 30 : Liberal activists, parents and first-time protesters motivated by accounts of children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border plan to rally in hundreds of cities nationwide Saturday to press President Donald Trump’s administration to reunite the families quickly. More than 600 marches could draw hundreds of thousands of people across the country, from immigrant-friendly cities ...

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Supreme Court’s Roberts is the new man at the ‘center’

Washington, Jun 30 : Chief Justice John Roberts is the Supreme Court’s new man in the middle. It’s just that the middle may have moved well to the right. The retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy means Roberts probably will be the conservative justice closest to the court’s four liberals, allowing him to control where it comes down in some of ...

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Some Democrats with eye on 2020 say: ‘Abolish ICE’

Atlanta, Jun 30 : Several prominent Democrats mulling a bid for the White House in 2020 are trying to bolster their progressive credentials this week by calling for major changes to immigration enforcement. Some are even pressing for the outright abolition of the federal government’s chief immigration enforcement agency. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York said Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ...

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‘BCL men ‘assault’ quota reform movement leaders at DU

Dhaka, June 30 : Some leaders of Bangladesh General Students’ Rights Protection Council, the platform of students that led the quota reform movement, were physically assaulted allegedly by some Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists in front of Dhaka University Central Library on Saturday. The leaders of the organisation were scheduled to arrange a press conference to announce their fresh programme ...

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Fresh move to end Khulna city waterlogging

Khulna, June 30 : Khulna City Corporation (KCC) has worked out a Tk 843,84 crore mega project, aiming to resolve the city’s perennial waterlogging problem. A proposal for the project titled ‘Drainage system development project for resolving waterlogging in KCC’ was sent to the Local Government Ministry on Tuesday for its approval. The project works include dredging nine rivers, including ...

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UNHCR chief, UN Special Rapporteur in Dhaka city

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi and UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar Yanghee Lee. Dhaka, Jun 30 : United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi and UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar Yanghee Lee arrived here on Friday to meet Rohingyas in various locations of Cox’s ...

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Road crashes claim 339 lives during Eid holidays: Jatri Kalyan Samity

Photo: Speakers at a press conference organised by Bangladesh Jatri Kalyan Samity at Dhaka Reporters Unity on Friday, June 29, 2018. Dhaka, Jun 30 : A total of 339 people were killed and 1,265 others injured in 277 road accidents across the country during the Eid-ul-Fitr holidays this year, Bangladesh Jatri Kalyan Samity, a passengers’ welfare platform, said on Friday. ...

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Man accused of threatening to kill FCC chairman’s family

Los Angeles, Jun 30 : A California man who told investigators he was upset about the repeal of net neutrality rules was arrested Friday and is accused of threatening to kill Federal Communication Commission Chariman Ajit Pai’s family, authorities said. Markara Man, 33, of Norwalk told investigators that he sent three emails to Pai in December 2017 because he was ...

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