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Italian bus driver hijacks 51 children, set vehicle on fire

A bus driver in northern Italy abducted 51 children and their chaperones Wednesday, ordering the children’s hands to be bound and threatening them with death during the drive, before setting the vehicle on fire when he was stopped by a Carabinieri blockade.   Officers broke the glass in the back door of the bus and got all the passengers to ...

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DEMOCRACY IN PERIL

F R Chowdhury: I was very upset with news from Bangladesh. For last few months we often come across news that someone somewhere in Bangladesh is arrested or jailed for passing unacceptable remark against the prime minister or for making any sort of cartoon of the prime minister. I am grateful to Allah who gave me the opportunity to visit ...

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PM for undertaking uplift schemes not affecting people

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today asked the authorities concerned to take development projects in such a way so that the people are not affected due to it. “We will definitely undertake development projects, but all will have to keep this in mind that the uplift is made for the people,” she said. The prime minister made the remarks during the ...

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No Holi celebrations for Deepika

Deepika Padukone won’t be celebrating Holi this year. “I won’t be here for Holi, as I’m leaving to join the sets of Chhapaak on the day.   The actress just returned from London after unveiling her statue at Madam Tussaud’s. “It was overwhelming and made me very emotional. It is also a little bit weird, though,” she says.  The actress ...

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Vidya Balan open to idea of doing Sridevi biopic

Actress Vidya Balan says she would be open to the idea of essaying role of Sridevi in her biopic as a tribute to the late star. The actress opened up about her wish during an episode of ace Starry Nights 2. Oh!”, read a statement.  Asked about her idea behind the bold role selection, Vidya said: “I was brought up ...

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For the first time ever there are more people over 65 than under 5

The world’s population is aging while many countries’ birth rates fail to keep up.   There are now more people over the age of 65 than there are under the age of five – a dispersion that’s never occurred before, according to Deutsche Bank.  The data point is part of a broader trend with widespread consequences for productivity, inflation, and ...

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Do you lose nutrients when juicing fruits and veggies?

Juice extracted from fruits and veggies will contain concentrated amounts of vitamins, minerals, and other plant nutrients. If you tend to avoid fresh, frozen or canned fruits and veggies, juicing can provide a convenient and refreshing way to get a healthy dose of nutrients that are easily absorbed.   But when juicing fruits and vegetables, some of the healthy, filling ...

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New Zealand school enforces ‘ban’ on hijab

Student at a top Auckland girls school were told the hijab violates dress code despite national calls to support Muslim community in the wake of a terrorist attack.   Less than a week after the terror attack in Christchurch that killed 50 muslim worshipers, a top New Zealand girls school has banned the headscarf from its dress code.  The principal ...

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New Zealand imam preparing for emotional Friday prayer

An imam says he’s expecting thousands of people at an emotional Friday prayer in Christchurch, New Zealand, a week after a gunman killed 42 people at his mosque and 50 people in all. Gamal Fouda says he’s been discussing plans for the prayer with city officials and lawmakers and expects it will take place in a large park across from ...

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PM seeks more IRRI support to boost rice production in Bangladesh

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina speaks with IRRI Director General Dr Matthew Morell at her office in Dhaka on Thursday, Mar 21, 2019. Photo: PID Dhaka, Mar 21 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday urged the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) to strengthen collaboration with Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI) for increasing rice production in the country. She made the ...

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