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World population likely to reach 9.7 bn in 2050: UN report

Population growing older due to increasing life expectancy, falling fertility levels Representational image Dhaka, June 17 : The world’s population is expected to increase by 2 billion persons in the next 30 years, from 7.7 billion currently to 9.7 billion in 2050, according to a new United Nations report launched on Monday. The World Population Prospects 2019: Highlights, which is ...

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Narayanganj youth builds gorgeous electric car from scratch

Photo: Made almost from scratch, the car runs on five batteries. Narayanganj, June 17 : At first sight, it looks like a gorgeous imported sports car. At most, some may think it was assembled in the country after importing foreign materials. But a youth named Akash, a resident of Narayanganj, actually built the car from scratch at a workshop here ...

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Ex-OC Moazzem to be produced before Cyber Crimes Tribunal today

Photo: Former officer-in-charge of Sonagazi Police Station Moazzem Hossain will be produced before Dhaka Cyber Crimes Tribunal at 2 pm on Monday, June 17, 2019. Dhaka, June 17 : Former officer-in-charge of Sonagazi Police Station Moazzem Hossain, who was arrested on Sunday following an arrest warrant issued by a Dhaka court, will be produced before Dhaka Cyber Crimes Tribunal at ...

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FIFA wants Saudis to stop pirated Women’s World Cup TV feeds

Photo: A cameraman films the Women’s World Cup Group F soccer match between Sweden and Thailand at the Stade de Nice in Nice, France, Sunday, June 16, 2019. France, June 17 : FIFA wants Saudi-backed satellite broadcaster Arabsat to stop transmitting pirated feeds of Women’s World Cup games from a Qatari network, part of an ongoing sports television rights dispute ...

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UKBCCI Trade Mission assured of government support

Dhaka, June 16 : The visiting delegation of UK-Bangladesh trade catalyst, the UKBCCI Trade Mission had a successful meeting with Hon’ble Minister of Industriews Mr. Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun MP this afternoon where they discussed on investment potential in different industrial sectors in country. The Industries Minister thanked the UKBCCI trade mission and reaffirmed all out help and cooperation from ...

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Always stand beside people, PM to army

Photo: PID Dhaka, Jun 16 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday directed members of the Bangladesh Army to always stand beside people by keeping competent and patriotic officers in its leadership. “The army will have to remain beside people always. So, the leadership will have to be bestowed upon qualified, competent and patriotic officers,” she said while addressing the ...

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Ex-Sonagazi OC Moazzem finally held

Nusrat Jahan Rafi & former officer-in-charge of Sonagazi Police Station Moazzem Hossain. File photo Dhaka, June 16 : Police finally arrested former officer-in-charge of Sonagazi Police Station Moazzem Hossain from the city on Sunday in a case filed over circulating a video on social media on Feni madrasa girl Nusrat Jahan Rafi’s statement at the police station. A team of ...

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Overweight teens at risk of cardiomyopathy

If you were overweight as a teen you may develop cardiomyopathy as an adult, recent finding suggest. A study of Swedish men found that those who were even mildly overweight around age 18 were more likely to develop cardiomyopathy in adulthood — an uncommon heart muscle condition that can cause heart failure. The study examined data on height, weight and ...

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20-year-old from Rajasthan wins Miss India 2019

Suman Rao from Rajasthan has won the Femina Miss India World 2019 beauty pageant during a star-studded ceremony at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium in Mumbai. Shivani Jadhav from Chhattisgarh clinched Femina Miss Grand India 2019 title and Shreya Shanker from Bihar won Miss India United Continents 2019 title during the grand finale of the beauty pageant on Saturday. 20-year-old ...

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Donald Trump hits out again at Sadiq Khan over London violence

US President Donald Trump has once again criticised London Mayor Sadiq Khan, calling him a “national disgrace” who is destroying the UK’s capital. His comments came after five attacks in London in less than 24 hours left three men dead and three others injured. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said it was “absolutely awful” Mr Trump was using the “tragedy of ...

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