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No one to be harassed over Assam citizenship: India

Queues in Assam govt offices. Photo: Collected  Dhaka, July 31 : The government of India has asked the state government of Assam to ensure that law and order is maintained and no one is allowed to take the law into their hands. “No person will be harassed and no one will be allowed to create fear or panic,” said the ...

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Salman welcomes ‘beautiful’ Katrina to ‘Bharat’

India’s Bollywood star Salman Khan on Monday welcomed Katrina Kaif to the cast of “Bharat” in style, by calling her “sundar” (beautiful) and “susheel” (virtuous).   “Ek sundar aur susheel ladki jiska naam hai Katrina Kaif… Swagat hai aapka ‘Bharat’ ki zindagi mein (A beautiful and virtuous girl named Katrina… We welcome you the world of ‘Bharat’),” Salman tweeted on ...

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Zimbabwe awaits results as election officials count ballots

Harare, July 31 : Zimbabweans are awaiting the first results from an election that they hope will lift the country out of economic and political stagnation after decades of rule by former leader Robert Mugabe. Officials on Tuesday counted votes a day after millions of Zimbabweans peacefully cast their votes in a process closely watched by international monitors, who have ...

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Japan human trial tests iPS cell treatment for Parkinson’s

Japanese researchers on Monday announced the first human trial using a kind of stem cell to treat Parkinson’s disease, building on earlier animal trials.   The research team at Kyoto University plans to inject five million induced Pluripotent Stem (iPS) cells — which have the potential to develop into any cell in the body — into patient brains, the university ...

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UK couple jailed for forcing daughter to wed in Bangladesh

A UK couple who tricked their teenage daughter into travelling to Bangladesh in an attempt to force her to marry her first cousin have been jailed. The husband and wife, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were found guilty in May of using violence, threats or coercion to force their daughter into marriage, reports The Guardian. On Monday a ...

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Rival Koreas’ generals discuss easing military confrontation

Seoul, July 31 : Generals from the rival Koreas met Tuesday at their shared border for talks meant to ease a decades-long military standoff, Seoul officials said. The meeting comes days after North Korea returned the reported remains of U.S. war dead, the most recent sign of blossoming diplomacy after last year’s threats of war. The general-level officers were discussing ...

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Trump says he would ‘certainly meet’ with Iran’s Rouhani

Washington, July 31 : President Donald Trump said Monday that he’d “certainly meet” with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, and without preconditions, if the Iranian leader were willing. Speaking during a joint news conference with Italy’s premier, Trump said he would meet with the Iranians “anytime they want to.” “I’ll meet with anybody,” he said. “There’s nothing wrong with meeting.” The ...

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Congress struggles with countering Putin after Trump summit

Washington, July 31 : Congress is producing an unusual outpouring of bills, resolutions and new sanctions proposals to push back at President Donald Trump’s approach to Vladimir Putin, shore up relations with NATO allies and prevent Russian interference in the midterm election. But it remains uncertain if any of their efforts will yield results. Lawmakers are struggling with internal party ...

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Zia Orphanage case: HC gets 3 more months to dispose Khaleda’s appeal

Dhaka, Jul 31 : The Appellate Division of Supreme Court on Tuesday extended time for the High Court till October 31 to dispose of an appeal filed by BNP chief Khaleda Zia in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case. A four-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain came up with the order, said Khaleda’s ...

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Sylhet city polls: BNP gets 90,496 votes, AL 85,870 in 132 centres

BNP mayoral candidate in Sylhet city polls Ariful Haque Chowdhury, left, and Awami League’s mayoral runner Badar Uddin Ahmed Kamran  The BNP mayoral candidate takes lead as vote count nears end Sylhet Office : The unofficial results of vote counting in Sylhet City Corporation polls are coming in and BNP has bagged 90,496 votes in 132 polling centres. Awami League ...

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