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Challenge the decision to deprive teenager

Rayhan Ahmed Topader : Shamima Begum the school girl who fled London to join the Islamic State group in Syria has been stripped of her UK citizenship after expressing a desire to return.It is only possible to strip someone of their UK nationality if they are eligible for citizenship elsewhere and it is thought Ms Begum could be a Bangladeshi ...

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Words and silence!

The notion of listening to the word is so fundamental to concept of meaning that there must almost leap over our own shadow to realise the possibility of finding meaning not primarily in word but in Silence. The word would not be word without silence.  The word is not truly word unless it is born of silence, embodies silence, and ...

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PM releases stamp on Bangabandhu title’s golden jubilee

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today released two commemorative postage stamps, a first-day cover and a data card on the occasion of the celebration of golden jubilee of conferment of title “Bangabandhu” on Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The premier released the stamps and the first-day cover of Taka 10 and the data card of Taka 5 at ...

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Efforts underway to repatriate Rohingyas to Myanmar: Momen

Sylhet Office : Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen today said that efforts are underway for repatriating 800,000 Rohingyas out of 120,000 to Rakhine State in Myanmar soon. “Measures have been taken to repatriate the Rohingyas to their homeland…Myanmar has also agreed to take bake its forcibly displaced citizens. But the country (Myanmar) could not create a peaceful environment in ...

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‘Chawkbazar fire originates from gas cylinder’

Chawkbazar fire that killed at least 67 people originated from an explosion of a car’s gas cylinder on Wednesday night, Dhaka South City Corporation mayor Mohammad Sayeed Khokon said. “We’ve collected a video footage of the fire. It shows that the fire broke out from gas cylinder of a car,” he said while visiting Wahed Mansion of Chawkbazar. Sayeed Khokon ...

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Designate a particular place for chemical trade: BNP to govt

BNP standing committee member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain. File photo Dhaka, Feb 23 : In the wake of devastating fire in the capital’s Chawkbazar area, BNP on Saturday urged the government to allocate a specific place for chemical warehouses and its business. “Old Dhaka is a residential area. All the chemical warehouses and shops should be immediately relocated from there. A ...

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At least 93 die from tainted liquor in India’s northeast

Gauhati, Feb 23 : At least 93 people have died and about 200 people have been hospitalized after drinking tainted liquor in two separate incidents in India’s remote northeast, authorities said Saturday. The victims of one of the most deadly bootleg liquor-related incidents ever in India were mostly tea plantation workers in Golaghat and Jorhat districts in Assam state, government ...

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Chawkbazar fire: Another body handed over to family

Body of another Chawkbazar fire victim was handed over to the family on Saturday.  With this, a total of 47 bodies were handed over to their families. The deceased was identified by his brother as Anwar Hossain Manju, 41, son of late Karim of Mirzanagar of Sonaimuri uapzila in Noakhali.   Sixty seven bodies were recovered after a fire broke ...

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Upsetting that chemical warehouses have not been removed: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said its is disheartening that chemical warehouses have not been removed from Old Dhaka. She also advised everyone to help regarding the matter. The premier said this after visiting the survivors of the Chawkbazar fire incident at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) on Saturday. “I urge everyone to provide assistance,” she stated. A ...

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How exercise can help you fight jet lag symptoms

Finding it hard to cope with jet lag, shift-based work? Doing some excercise can shift the human body clock and help you adjust to the shifted schedules, suggests new research. The study, from the Arizona State University, showed that exercise can shift the human body clock with the direction and amount of this effect depending on the time of day ...

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