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13 dead after heavy rain in India’s Pune, 10,500 rescued

Several areas of Pune are waterlogged as very heavy rains lashed the city and surrounding areas from Wednesday night. Many low-lying areas in Sahakarnagar, Parvati, Sinhagad Road, Dandekar Bridge and Padmavati saw flooding. Waterlogging on roads was witnessed across the city. Thirteen people have been reported dead in rain-related incidents, reports The Indian Express.Five people were killed as a wall ...

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Carles Puyol rejects Barcelona sporting director role

Dhaka, Sept 26 : Former Barcelona captain Carles Puyol has rejected the chance to rejoin the club as a general manager in place of Pep Segura who left in July by mutual consent, reports The Indian Express. President Josep Maria Bartomeu said this month he was hopeful of convincing Puyol to return to Camp Nou, where he played as a ...

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Here’s how you can save your teeth from coffee stains

Dhaka, Sept 26 : Discolouration of teeth caused by caffeine is real. A lot of people enjoy their first cup in the morning, and continue to consume coffee throughout the day. Over time, this can cause stains on teeth, which, if not removed/taken care of, could affect dental health as well, reports The Indian Express. The stains occur when the ...

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4 countries seek safety of Rohingyas, host communities in Cox’s Bazar

Joint efforts sought for safe return of Rohingyas Dhaka, Sept 26 : Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland on Thursday said a “safe and secure” situation in the Rohingya camps and surrounding areas in Cox’s Bazar must be upheld so that Rohingyas and host communities can feel safe and protected. Heads of Mission of Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland, in a ...

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US and Japan agree initial trade deal focusing on agriculture

The US and Japan have agreed an initial trade deal that will eliminate or lower tariffs on certain products traded between them. Duties on some agricultural goods will be removed or lowered, while digital products will also benefit.US President Donald Trump said the world’s first and third largest economies achieved a “tremendous” deal, reports BBC. The trade agreement did not ...

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Cinnamon for diabetes: Simple tips to add the common Indian spice to your diet

Dhaka, Sept 26 : A person is said to be diabetic when their blood sugar is excessively high and the insulin hormone produced in the pancreas — that breaks down the glucose — is neither made by the body nor utilised well. The condition, if not managed well, can severely damage one’s eyes, kidneys and overall health, reports The Indian ...

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World must take steps to compel Myanmar for Rohingya return: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the world must take all measures to compel Myanmar to create conditions enabling the Rohingyas’ safe, dignified and voluntary repatriation to their ancestral homes. “Rohingya crisis is a formidable challenge for Bangladesh … we want a peaceful and immediate resolution of the crisis. Myanmar has created the crisis and the solution lies in Myanmar,” ...

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Meteorology deptt to set up 18 AWS in Sylhet division

Sylhet Office : The Meteorology Department will complete setting up of automatic weather stations (AWS) in 18 upazilas in four districts of Sylhet division. The work will be completed by the end of the current fiscal, an official said on Wednesday. In-charge of Sylhet regional Met office, Senior Meteorologist Sayeed Ahmed Chowdhury told this correspondent that under a national project, ...

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ADB projects 8pc GDP growth in Bangladesh

Bangladesh economy now in good shape, it says Dhaka, Sept 25 : The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Wednesday projected 8 percent GDP growth in Bangladesh in the current fiscal year indicating that the country will continue as the fastest growing economy in Asia and the Pacific. The multilateral lending agency attributed the growth to continued buoyant exports, robust private ...

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Thousands enjoy Car Free Day

  Families flocked to Roman Road Market as Tower Hamlets residents joined cities around the world in celebrating Car Free Day on Sunday 22 September. People took to the streets for walking, cycling and a range of free fun activities to show the potential of traffic-free public spaces for everyone to enjoy. Housing estates in Bromley-by-Bow, Spitalfields and Poplar also ...

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