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Minimum cost for hajj Tk 3,44000; Cabinet okays Hajj package

Dhaka, Feb 11 : The cabinet on Monday approved the draft Hajj Package, 2019, fixing the minimum cost for a pilgrim at Tk 3,44,000, up by Tk 24,645 from the previous year under package- 2 of the government management. Pilgrims have to pay Tk 4, 18,500 to avail package-1 under the government management, he said. Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam ...

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Brexit: Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn set to hold further talks

The prime minister struck a conciliatory tone in her response to a letter from Mr Corbyn, which set out his five demands for a Brexit deal. She said she wanted the two parties to discuss “alternative arrangements” to the Irish backstop – a commitment to avoid a hard border. But there remains a divide over the customs union, even though ...

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Australia watchdog tips tough rules to curb power of Google, Facebook

The head of Australia’s competition watchdog warned on Monday (Feb 11) that tough new regulation of tech giants like Google and Facebook was needed to protect the future of independent journalism.   Rod Sims, chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), said the market power wielded by Google and Facebook has had a devastating impact on Australian news ...

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Saudis don’t know where Khashoggi’s body is: official

Riyadh does not know the location of dissident Jamal Khashoggi’s body, despite having detained the Saudi team that murdered him, a high-ranking foreign affairs official in the kingdom said in an interview broadcast Sunday. The dissident journalist was dismembered after his murder October 2 in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul but his remains have yet to be found.   Adel ...

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5 BCL, Jubo League men killed in Khulna road crash

Photo: Five leaders of Bangladesh Chhatra League and Jubo League are killed in Khulna road crash at Harintala in the city on Sunday, Feb 10, 2019. Khulna, Feb 11 : Five leaders and activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League and Jubo League were killed in a collision between a truck and a private car on Rupsha bridge bypass road at Harintala ...

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Winners in key categories at 2019 Grammy Awards

Here is a list of winners in the major categories for the Grammy Awards, which were handed out on Sunday in Los Angeles.   Country star Kacey Musgraves won the top prize of the night, Album of the Year, for her “Golden Hour.”  Album of the Year: Kacey Musgraves, “Golden Hour”   Record of the Year (best overall song performance): ...

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Incorporate essential oils into daily life for better health

Essential oils are the natural oils which are typically extracted directly from a flower, fruit, leaf, bark, seed or root of a plant or tree and then distilled. They have the characteristics and odour of the source plant from which they are extracted. They have been used in many different cultures throughout history. Essential oils offer scientifically proven remedies for ...

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New pill can deliver insulin through the stomach

Researchers have developed a drug capsule that could be used to deliver oral doses of insulin, potentially replacing injections for patients with Type-2 diabetes, says a new study.   About the size of a blueberry, the capsule contains a single and small needle made of compressed insulin, which is injected after the capsule reaches the stomach.  The study showed that ...

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Grammy Awards: Lady Gaga gets three and Cardi B makes history

Lady Gaga was an early winner at the 2019 Grammys, picking up three prizes, including best pop duet for Shallow. Holding back tears, the star thanked Bradley Cooper, her co-star and director in A Star Is Born, who missed the show to attend The Baftas. She used her speech to highlight the film’s mental health message, telling the audience: “If you ...

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Barcelona held to draw by Athletic Bilbao despite Lionel Messi start

La Liga leaders Barcelona handed Real Madrid more hope in the title race as they drew 0-0 at Athletic Bilbao on Sunday, only avoiding defeat thanks to some outstanding saves by Marc-Andre ter Stegen. The Germany keeper twice thwarted forward Inaki Williams and kept out a stinging drive from Markel Susaeta in an intense and entertaining game in which the ...

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