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Residents get Sugar Smart during February half-term

  Tower Hamlets Council joined up with partners to deliver the borough’s first Sugar Smart Day during February half-term in Idea Store Whitechapel. The event saw the Mayor of Tower Hamlets and Councillor Amina Ali join partners including Diabetes UK and Queen Mary University of London’s (Queen Mary) dental team to talk to residents about the health effects of eating ...

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Telescopes detect ‘biggest explosion since Big Bang’

Scientists have detected evidence of a colossal explosion in space – five times bigger than anything observed before. The huge release of energy is thought to have emanated from a supermassive black hole some 390 million light years from Earth. The eruption is said to have left a giant dent in the Ophiuchus galaxy cluster.Researchers reported their findings in The Astrophysical ...

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Bangladeshi Muslim devotees protest Delhi riots

Muslim devotees in many parts of the country staged demonstrations on Friday protesting attacks on Muslim people in India’s capital New Delhi that left 38 people dead. In Dhaka, devotees under the banner of ‘Samomona Islami Dal Samuho’ brought out a rally from in front of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque after Juma prayers. The protesters holding placards with different slogans ...

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England bowler Mark Wood ruled out of Sri Lanka tour

Durham fast bowler Mark Wood has been ruled out of England’s tour of Sri Lanka with a left side strain and has been replaced in the squad by Lancashire seamer Saqib Mahmood. Wood sustained the injury at the end of the tour to South Africa earlier this month. A statement from the England and Wales Cricket Board on Friday said scans had ...

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Bangladesh envoy to Delhi pays tributes to Bangabandhu

Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Muhammad Imran on Friday visited the mausoleum of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in Tungipara, Gopalganj. On behalf of the officers and staff members of the High Commission, he paid tributes to the Father of the Nation and placed floral wreaths at the mausoleum. The High Commissioner observed a moment of ...

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Ambassador Jiming visits Ekushey Book Fair

Photo : Courtesy Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming on Friday visited the ‘Ekushey Book Fair 2020’ and interacted with readers, including children, at China Book House. The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Bangladesh and Bangladesh Bureau, China Media Group jointly set up the pavilion at the Ekushey Book Fair for the first time. Zha Mingwei of ...

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2 cops among 4 injured in ‘gunfight’ in Sylhet

Sylhet Office : Four people, including two cops and a police informer, were injured in an incident of ‘gunfight’ with the accomplices of an arrested robbery suspect in Golapganj upazila of Sylhet early Thursday. Sylhet district police additional superintendent Luthfur Rahman said that Golapganj police arrested Abdul Mannan, 40, son of late Asab Ali, of Golapnagar Uttargaon at the upazila, ...

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Bangladesh lauded for commitment, measures to fight climate change effects

Photo : Courtesy Global leaders have praised the government of Bangladesh for its commitment and measures to fight the adverse impacts of climate change. They showered praise on Bangladesh and its leadership during the board meeting of Global Center on Adaptation held in Paris on Thursday, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs here on Friday. They also lauded Prime Minister ...

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Scars of violence haunt India’s capital after deadly riot

Death toll rises to 38 Photo : An Indian paramilitary soldier asks residents to stay indoors as they patrol a street vandalized in Tuesday’s violence in New Delhi, India. India’s hard-line Hindu nationalists watched anti-government protests centered in Muslim communities for months in anger that finally boiled over in the worst communal rioting in New Delhi in decades, leaving 38 ...

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