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EU referendum: Miliband ‘call to arms’ for young voters

Former Labour leader Ed Miliband has issued a “call to arms”, urging young people to register to vote in next month’s EU referendum. The absence of millions of young voters from the electoral register could lead to a victory for the Leave camp in the EU referendum, he warned. Mr Miliband said their “optimistic generation” can keep Britain in the ...

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Ken Livingstone sacked as LBC presenter after Hitler anti-Semitism row

Ken Livingstone has been sacked as a presenter on LBC radio in the wake of his controversial comments about Hitler that sparked an anti-Semitism storm. The former Mayor of London is understood to have been let go after eight years with the station over the claims Hitler was a Zionist before he “went mad and ended up killing six million Jews”. ...

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Sylhet city canals Converting into Garbage : SCC not Active

The major canals in Sylhet city including Malni Chhara, Kalibari Chhara, Mangari Chhara, Dhopa Chhara, Balaram Chhara are turning into waste destination for a long time. The canals are playing a vital role in the city’s sewerage system. They should be kept clean and free so that their natural flow is not impeded. But the city corporation failed to take ...

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5 day Training for Rural journalists begins in Sylhet

A 5day training programme on Rural journalists on Democracy and Human Rights issues for local journalists who want to build their career in journalism began in the city on Saturday. News Network , a media think tank, arranged the programme in collaboration with UNDEF at Sylhet Pressclub in the city. News Network Editor and CEO Shahiduzzaman inaugurated the programme and ...

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Tobacco companies are daring in Sylhet : Illegal advertise continue

Tobacco companies doesnot follow any ruls Illegal advertisement cigaratte selling by infants, marketing without proper warning are continuing But local administration is inactive Smoking and use of tobacco (control)Act 2005 was ammended in 2013. According to rule 10 of that act both sides of a cigaratle packet, cartoon must show minimum 50% of it about the harmful affect of using ...

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Obama at Hiroshima: ‘Death fell from the sky’

27 May, 2016 Barack Obama on Friday paid tribute to the 140,000 people killed by the world’s first atomic bomb attack and sought to bring global attention to his unfulfilled vision of a world without nuclear weapons, as he became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima. “Death fell from the sky and the world was changed,” Obama said, ...

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Mamata Banerjee takes oath as Bengal CM

27 May, 2016 Mamata Banerjee was sworn in today as the chief minister of West Bengal for the second consecutive time at Kolkata’s historic Red Road. She will be leading a cabinet of 42 members including her. 17 new faces will be among the cabinet of Banerjee’s new term in Bengal. Officials said an elaborate security cover has been arranged ...

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Zika crisis: Rio Olympics ‘should be moved or postponed’

28 May, 2016 More than 100 leading scientists say the Rio Olympics should be moved or postponed over the Zika outbreak.   The group says new findings about the virus make it “unethical” for the games to go ahead in an open letter to the World Health Organization.   They call on the WHO to urgently revise its guidelines on ...

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Tigers to tour NZ in Dec for full-fledged series

27 May, 2016 The New Zealand Cricket (NZC) on Friday announced their scheduled to play a full-fledged home series against Bangladesh starting with an ODI at Hagley Oval in Christchurch on December 26. The series comprises of three ODIs, three T20Is and two Tests. The matches will take place at five separate venues — Christchurch, Nelson, Napier, Mt Maunganui and ...

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Ronaldo eyes 11th Champions League Crown

27 May, 2016 Cristiano Ronaldo insists personal goals will be put to one side as Real Madrid seek to embellish their incredible European record with victory over Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final on Saturday. Ronaldo, a three-time world player of the year, has never scored a goal at the San Siro but has the chance to match and ...

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