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M’singh bus owners suspend Dhaka-bound bus service

Mymensingh, Aug 2 : District Bus Owners Association refrained from operating buses to Dhaka on Thursday protesting vandalism of vehicles during the ongoing demonstrations of students demanding justice for their two fellows who were killed in  a road crash in the capital on Sunday. No Dhaka-bound bus left the district from Maskanda Central Bus Terminal and Jute Godown Bridge intersection ...

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Students protest continues despite closure of educational institutions

Photo: Students protest in city’s House Building area in Uttara on Thursday. Dhaka, Aug 2 : Students of different schools and colleges took to the streets for the 5th consecutive day on Thursday, demanding punishment of those responsible for Sunday’s road accident that killed their two fellows in the city and resignation of the Shipping Minister for his comments on ...

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Milan, Turin, Cortina to launch joint bid for 2026 Olympics

Milan, Aug 2 : Italy will launch a three-city bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics in Milan, Turin and Cortina. The Italian Olympic Committee announced the move on Wednesday, having decided a joint bid was more cost effective. It was unanimously voted for by the CONI board. Milan Mayor Giuseppe Sala, however, has criticized the decision and says that ...

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Being inactive could lead to type 2 diabetes

Inactivity for two straight weeks among older overweight people increases the risk of type 2 diabetes.   Not only did an abrupt, brief period of inactivity hasten the onset of the disease and elevate blood sugar levels among pre-diabetic patients, but researchers reported that some study participants did not fully recover when they returned to normal activity for two weeks.  ...

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Radio host Art Bell died of prescription overdose

Las Vegas, Aug 2 : Art Bell, a former syndicated AM radio host best known for nightly shows in the 1990s featuring paranormal themes and conspiracy theories, died of an accidental overdose of prescription drugs, authorities in Nevada said Wednesday. An autopsy found the 72-year-old Bell’s death April 13 at home in rural Pahrump was from “multiple drug intoxication from ...

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Family of hostage killed by Los Angeles police files claim

Los Angeles, Aug 2 : The family of a woman fatally shot by Los Angeles officers while firing at a man who held a knife to her throat filed a claim against the police department and the city, lawyers announced Wednesday. Elizabeth Tollison’s family, who filed the claim Tuesday, said at a news conference Wednesday that officers showed no regard ...

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Leading Kansas Democrat under scrutiny for backing voter ID

Topeka, Aug 2 : The leading Democratic candidate for Kansas governor is under attack for her past vote in favor of tough voter identification policies. Democrats are anticipating the very real possibility that their author and aggressive champion, conservative Kris Kobach, will win the Republican nomination. No state had gone further in requiring prospective voters to provide papers documenting their ...

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Rab detains Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan owner

Dhaka, Aug 1 : Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) on Wednesday detained the owner of ‘Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan’, a bus of which ploughed through some students, killing two of them dead in front of Kurmitola General Hospital on Airport Road in the capital on Sunday. Acting on a tip-off, a team of the Rab-1 battalion held Shahadat Hossain, the owner ...

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Financial Express Editor Moazzem Hossain passes away

Eds: Lead to follow   Editor of The Financial Express AHM Moazzem Hossain. Photo: Collected Dhaka, Aug 1 : AHM Moazzem Hossain, editor of The Financial Express, died at a city hospital on Wednesday. He was 72. Hossain who had been undergoing treatment at Square Hospital for several days with lung complications breathed his last at 6:45 pm, family sources ...

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Reelection to Sylhet’s 2 suspended voting centres Aug 11

Sylhet Office :  The reelection to two polling stations, where voting was postponed during Monday’s Sylhet City Corporation polls, will be held on August 11. The Election Commission on Wednesday fixed the date and sent a letter, signed by its joint secretary Farhad Ahmad Khan, to Returning Officer Md Alimuzzaman for taking necessary steps in this regard. According to the ...

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