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Hindu Aid to carry out charitable work

  Ansar Ahmed Ullah A meeting of ” Hindu Aid UK” took place on 15 February at Barking, Essex. The meeting was chaired by Mihir Sarkar and addressed by Mr Sataybroto Das Swapan, Mr Swapan Mazumdar, Mr Prodip Saha, Mr. Adhir Das, Mr. Anupam Saha, Mr, Ajit Saha, Mr Bijon Bhattacharjee, Dr Sukanta Maitro, and Sujit Sen. ” Hindu Aid” ...

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Apple warns China virus will cut iPhone production, sales

Photo : In a Feb. 14, 2020 file photo, employees wear face masks as they stand in a reopened Apple Store in Beijing. Apple Inc. is warning investors that it won’t meet its second-quarter financial guidance because the viral outbreak in China has cut production of iPhones. The Cupertino, California-based company said Monday, Feb. 17, 2020 that all of its ...

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Tapas Pal, Bengali actor and former MP, passes away

Bengali actor and former MP Tapas Pal passed away early Tuesday morning at the age of 61 in a private hospital in Mumbai, his wife Nandini Pal confirmed to ieBangla. He won the 2014 general elections from the Krishnanagar Lok Sabha constituency on a Trinamool Congress (TMC) ticket, reports The Indian Express. Born on September 29, 1958, Pal started his ...

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Overtourism harming ‘Char Bijoy’s’ pristine beauty

An unhealthy competition between travel agencies and irresponsible behaviour of tourists have endangered the natural ecosystem of newly-emerged island ‘Char Bijoy’ in the Bay of Bengal, about 40 kms southeast off the Kuakata sea beach. The 5,000-acre island is home to thousands of migratory birds and countless red crabs. When the crabs crawl out of the ground, the entire island ...

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China reports 1,886 new coronavirus cases, death toll up by 98

Mainland China reported 1,886 new virus cases and 98 more deaths for a total of 1,868 in its update Tuesday, following a report that 80% of cases have been mild, prompting guarded optimism from health officials. The latest figures come after health officials in China published the first details on nearly 45,000 cases of infection with the coronavirus that originated ...

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Xavier closes with 8-0 run to beat St. John’s 77-74 at MSG

In a game they couldn’t afford to lose, the Xavier Musketeers rallied just in time and got the biggest shot of the night from a freshman. Zach Freemantle made the go-ahead basket with 10.4 seconds left and added two late free throws as Xavier scored the final eight points to surge past St. John’s 77-74 on Monday. “We’re very fortunate,” ...

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Dhaka, Doha likely to sign 3-4 documents

Bangladesh and Qatar are likely to sign 3-4 bilateral documents in the form of MoUs and agreements in the next three months. One of the documents will be for the repatriation of sentenced persons, State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam told reporters on Monday after the first Foreign Office Consultations (FOC) between the two countries held at state ...

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China returnee admitted to Habiganj hospital

A Bangladesh student, who was released from quarantine in Ashkona Hajj Camp, has been admitted to Habiganj Sadar Hospital. Raihan, 28, a medical student, returned from China on February 8 and was in quarantine. Civil Surgeon Mustafizur Rahman said Raihan has been suffering from cold-related diseases and shoulder pain for the last three days.He has been kept in an isolated ...

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Glamour, glitz at London Fashion Week despite stormy weather

Photo : Models wear creations by designer Tommy Hilfiger at the Autumn/Winter 2020 fashion week runway show in London. Gale force winds and a deluge of rain may be causing havoc to much of Britain, but for the fashion crowd the show must go on. Storm Dennis didn’t stop models, celebrities and fashion insiders from donning their finest to attend ...

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Make hyacinth consumable for humans, Mannan urges researchers

Planning Minister MA Mannan on Monday urged researchers to find a way to turn water hyacinth into a consumable item for humans. “If cattle can eat water hyacinth, why can’t we? So, we can think about this,” he said while addressing a seminar on Eco-friendly Economic Policy and Fruit Production based Nutrition in Bangladesh organised by Resource Development Foundation at ...

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