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Sylhet city mayor receives death threat

  Sylhet Office :  The Sylhet City Corporation Mayor Ariful Haq Chowdhury received death threat over phone. Therefore, he filed a general diary (GD) with Kotwali Police Station. The mayor received at least 20 phone calls from two unknown mobile phone numbers on Saturday morning (September 28) threatening to kill him. Shahabuddin Shihab, public relations officer (PRO) of the mayor ...

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Scientists puzzled by really big planet orbiting really little star

Scientists are expressing surprise after discovering a solar system 30 light-years away from Earth that defies current understanding about planet formation, with a large Jupiter-like planet orbiting a diminutive star known as a red dwarf. Stars generally are much bigger than even the largest planets that orbit them. But in this case, the star and the planet are not much ...

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Avoid skin-lightening creams ‘at all costs’

Consumers are being warned to steer clear of skin lightening creams that can “act like paint stripper”. The Local Government Association warns the products should be “avoided at all costs” after recent seizures by trading standards officers. Many contained the bleaching agent hydroquinone – the creams can also contain mercury. The British Skin Foundation said people should speak to a ...

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Make your wealth statements public: BNP to ministers, MPs

  Dhaka, Sept 28 : Claiming that the government has bogged into corruption, BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed on Saturday demanded the ministers and ruling party MPs make their wealth statements public.“Corruption has spread to every organ of the government. We want to see the wealth statements of all the ministers and MPs. The statements must be presented before people,” ...

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Skin cancer: Half of people surviving advanced melanoma

More than half of patients can now survive a deadly skin cancer that was considered untreatable just a decade ago, say UK doctors. Ten years ago only one-in-20 patients would live for five years after being diagnosed with late-stage melanoma. Most would die in months. But drugs to harness the body’s immune system mean 52% now live for at least ...

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Liverpool faces punishment over ineligible player

Liverpool, Sep 28 : Liverpool could face punishment for fielding an ineligible player in its third-round win over MK Dons in the English League Cup. Liverpool says the club is aware of a “potential administrative issue pertaining to one of our players” and is “working with the relevant authorities in order to establish the facts of the matter.” The identity ...

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BNP-Jamaat activists attack AL peace rally in front of UN headquarters

A group of BNP-Jamaat supporters allegedly attacked a peace rally, organised by US Awami League, in front of the UN headquarters during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s speech at the 74th United Nations General Assembly on early Saturday. US Awami League leaders alleged that Jamaat-Shibir activists carried out the attacks from a BNP rally. Zakaria Chowdhury, acting president of New York ...

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Lawyers for Neymar, Barca lock horns in multi-million contract spat

Lawyers for Brazilian footballer Neymar and Spanish champions Barcelona went head-to-head in court on Friday after failing to avert a multi-million-dollar battle over a tangled contract dispute. The hearing opened in the early afternoon at a court in the Barcelona suburbs, but the star striker was not present. He had arrived in the city on Thursday but returned to Paris ...

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First lot of hilsa being sent to India thru Benapole port

Benapole, Sept 28 : The first lot of 500 tonnes hilsa is being sent to India through Benapole land port on Saturday. Syed Anwar Moksud, general secretary of Kolkata Hilsa Importers’ Association, said Bangladesh government stopped exporting hilsa to India in 2012 but has recently allowed 500 tonnes of hilsa export to India on the occasion of Durga Puja. The ...

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Mahalaya being celebrated

The Bangali Hindu community in Bangladesh, like elsewhere in the world, have been celebrating the Mahalaya, the auspicious occasion heralding the advent of goddess Durga.With the beginning of ‘Devipaksha’, Mahalaya is observed seven days before Durga Puja, the biggest religious festival of the Bangalee Hindu community. Mahalaya marks an invitation of sorts to goddess Durga to begin her journey from ...

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