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On-duty cop killed as truck hits him in Faridpur

A policeman was killed after a truck hit him near Biswa Road intersection at the Bhanga upazila in Faridpur on Friday morning. The deceased was identified as Yunus Ali, hailed from Banaripara upazila of Barisal. Confirming the news, Ashraf Hossain, sub-inspector (SI) of Bhanga Highway Police Station, said that the speedy truck hit Yunus while he was discharging his duty ...

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Markets fall as virus spreads around the world

Stock markets fall in Asia on Friday, after losses in the US and Europe on Thursday. First case reported in sub-Saharan Africa – in Lagos state, Nigeria, reports BBC. New Zealand confirmed its first case – someone recently returned from Iran.Belarus, the Netherlands, and Lithuania also confirmed first cases. South Korea confirmed 256 new cases, bringing the total above 2,000. ...

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People who eat less fruit, vegetable more prone to anxiety

People who have low fruit and vegetable intakes have a higher likelihood of being diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, say researchers. The study, published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, found that those who consumed less than three sources of fruits and vegetables daily, there was at least at 24 per cent higher odds of anxiety ...

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Konkona Sensharma and Ranvir Shorey file for divorce

Bollywood actress Konkana Sensharma and Ranvir Shorey have reportedly filed for a divorce. The decision was taken with mutual consent and the order is expected to come through within six months. According to reports, the duo went through a counselling before opting for legal proceedings.Konkona Sensharma and Ranvir Shorey tied the knot in September 2010 after dating three years. They ...

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Iranian vice president infected with coronavirus, deaths toll jump to 26

The coronavirus epidemic in Iran has cost 26 lives, the health ministry announced Thursday, with a vice president becoming the latest top official to be infected as the spread appeared to accelerate. Health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour told a news conference that the tally of infections had risen to 245 with 106 more cases confirmed — the highest number for ...

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Mushfiqur Rahim refuses to change stance on touring Pakistan

File Photo Bangladesh’s Mushfiqur Rahim said that he would not change his stance regarding visiting Pakistan for the national team’s final leg of the three-phase visit despite Bangladesh Cricket Board recently asking him to reconsider his decision. The last phase involves a one-off ODI on April 3 and the second Test of the series, from April 5. Mushfiq opted out ...

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Coronavirus death toll surpasses 2,800

The coronavirus death toll has surpassed 2,800, with more than 83,000 infected. The death toll of the coronavirus outbreak has reached 2,858, with more than 83,000 people infected.China has seen a drop-off in its rate of new cases, but the virus seems to be gaining momentum in other parts of the globe, reports Business Insider. As of Thursday, the coronavirus ...

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16 Rohingyas sent back to camp after being rescued from Moheshkhali

Police and local administration sent back at least 16 Rohingyas, including women, to their camp after they were rescued from Moheshkhali area in Cox’s Bazar and a Malaysia-bound trawler in the Bay of Bengal on Thursday. Local administration and public representatives rescued 6 Rohingyas, including women, from Moheshkhali in the district Thursday night. Moheshkhali municipality mayor Moksud Mia found them ...

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UK MP Rupa Huq crosses limit as criticising Bangladesh

Dr Rupa Huq, a Bangladeshi origin lawmaker of British Parliament termed Awami League-led current Bangladesh a “rouge state” while she was sharply criticising its present human rights situation. Labour party member Rupa Huq among four Bangladeshi origins British MP was elected from the Ealing Central and Acton constituency of London. The British MP came up with such audacious observation on ...

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Canada to stop paying Harry and Meghan’s security

Meghan and Harry have been living in Canada intermittently since November 2019 Canada will soon stop providing security for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the federal government has confirmed. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) have been providing assistance to the couple since their arrival in Canada “intermittently since November 2019”.It had not been clear whether Canadians would be paying ...

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