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2 drivers, 2 helpers held over Sunday’s bus crash in city

Dhaka, July 30 : Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) on Monday arrested two drivers and two helpers of three buses from different parts of the capital in connection with the Sunday’s bus accident that left two college students dead on Airport road. The identities of the arrestees could not be known yet. Major Rakib of Rab-1 said the elite ...

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Int’l community must redouble efforts to help Rohingyas: Rushanara

‘World must not forget plight of Rohingyas’   Dhaka, July 30 :  British MP Rushanara Ali has said the international community must redouble its efforts to meet the immediate needs of Rohingyas and find a political solution to the protracted Rohingya crisis. “The world must not forget their plight, as this crisis continues,” she said in a statement on Monday ...

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Why many women avoid the spotlight at work

While women understand the importance of being visible at their workplace for the advancement of their career, many deliberately avoid the spotlight so that they can avoid backlash and balance work with family responsibilities, says a study. The study by Stanford University researchers found that women adjusting to evolving family needs often determined that embracing a behind-the-scenes approach allowed them ...

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E-cigarettes, tobacco linked to higher risk of oral cancer

Turns out, Tobacco use remains a leading cause of oral cancer but the tobacco landscape is evolving with increasing use of non-cigarette tobacco products and dual-use of multiple product types.   Benjamin Chaffee and co-author Neal Benowitz, University of California, evaluated exposure to known carcinogens (a substance capable of causing cancer in living tissue) according to recent use of different ...

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Cambodia’s Hun Sen wins after opposition silenced

Cambodia’s ruling party won an expected victory in an election Sunday widely considered illegitimate after the only credible opposition was silenced and which ensures that long-ruling Prime Minister Hun Sen will serve another five-year term. Although 20 parties contested the election, the only one with the popularity and organization to mount a real challenge, the Cambodian National Rescue Party, was ...

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Greece fire death toll at 91, 25 remain missing

Fire officials in Greece have raised the death toll from a wildfire that raged through a coastal area east of Athens to 91 and reported that 25 people are missing six days after blaze. Before the national fire service updated the official number of fatalities Sunday night, it had stood at 86. Greek officials previously had not provided a tally ...

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Imran Khan’s PM oath-taking ceremony before August 14

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) announced on Saturday that Imran Khan, party chairman, will take oath as the country’s prime minister before August 14. Naeem-ul-Haq (party spokesperson), made the announcement while addressing the media outside Khan’s house at Bani Gala.   He added that the mainstream parties took a positive decision in the All Parties Conference, agreeing to attend the ceremony.   ...

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Indonesia earthquake: 15 dead on tourist island of Lombok

A powerful earthquake has struck a popular tourist destination in Indonesia, killing at least 15 people. The 6.4 magnitude quake hit the central island of Lombok just before 07:00 local time (00:00 GMT) on Sunday.   The island attracts tourists from around the world due to its beaches and hiking trails, and is located about 40km (25 miles) east of Bali. ...

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Case filed over the death of 2 college students in city road crash

Dhaka, July 30 : A case was filed in connection with the death of two college students in a road accident on Mirpur road on Sunday. Jahangir Alam, father of Diya Khanam Mim, who died in the road accident, filed the case against the unidentified driver with Cantonment Police Station on Sunday night, said Gazi Shahan Haq, officer-in-charge of Cantonment ...

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Students’ agitation over Sunday’s bus crash halts traffic on Airport road

Photo: Students of different schools and colleges block Airport road on Monday protesting the death of two students in a road accident. Dhaka, July 30 : Traffic on Airport road came to a halt on Monday morning as students of different schools and colleges blocked the road protesting the death of two students of Shaheed Ramiz Uddin School and College ...

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