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Assam toxic alcohol death toll crosses 120

At least 120 people have died and more than 100 are being treated in hospital after drinking toxic bootleg alcohol in north-eastern India, officials say. Several women are among the victims, who all worked on tea plantations in Assam state. The deaths come days after tainted spirits killed about 100 people in the northern states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. ...

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Kim Jong-un leaves North Korea for Vietnam by train

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has departed for Hanoi by train for talks with US President Donald Trump. He arrived at the Chinese border city of Dandong after 21:00 local time (13:00 GMT) on Saturday. The much anticipated second US-North Korea summit is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday in the Vietnamese capital. It follows a historic first round of talks ...

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Saudi Arabia announces princess as US ambassador

Saudi Arabia has announced that Princess Rima bint Bandar al-Saud will become its next ambassador to the US – the first woman ever to take on an envoy role for the kingdom. Her appointment was made public in a royal decree on Saturday. Princess Rima spent part of her childhood living in Washington DC. She assumes the role at a ...

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Brexit must not be frustrated, Theresa May vows

The Brexit vote must not be frustrated and the government needs to maintain an “absolute” focus on delivering it, Theresa May has said. In a speech to Tory activists the PM said, as her negotiations with the EU reach their final stages, the “worst thing we could do is lose our focus”. It came as three pro-EU cabinet members warned ...

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Janhvi’s touching post on Sridevi’s death anniversary

On Sridevi’s death anniversary today, daughter Janhvi Kapoor shared an emotional post on her Instagram page. “My heart will always be heavy. But I’ll always be smiling because it has you in it,” she wrote and shared an incomplete picture of herself holding her mother’s hand. The comments thread on the post filled with teary-eyed emoticons and sweet messages in ...

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Shifting of chemical substances continues

Illegal and risky Chemicals are being shifted from Haji Wahed Mansion in Churihatta of Old Dhaka’s Chawkbazar for the second consecutive day Sunday. Earlier on Saturday, Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sayeed Khokhon started a drive at the Wahed Mansion to remove all illegal and risky chemical substances stored in buildings. The chemicals are being moved to the Keraniganj ...

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Messi hits 50th hat trick to give Barca 4-2 win at Sevilla

Photo: Barcelona forward Lionel Messi scores his side’s third goal during La Liga soccer match between Sevilla and Barcelona at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville, Spain. Saturday, February 23, 2019. Spain, Feb 24 : Just when Barcelona was at its worst, Lionel Messi gave one of his best performances of the season. Messi scored his 50th hat trick ...

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Writ seeks compensation for Chawkbazar fire victims

A writ petition was filed on Sunday seeking Tk 30 lakh compensation for the families of each of the Chawkbazar fire victims. Supreme Court lawyer Eunus Ali Akond submitted the petition to the High Court in the morning. The writ sought the court’s directive on removal of chemical warehouses, formation of a judicial inquiry committee to identify the people responsible ...

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Sporting Foundation star Aftar is ready for The Big Half

Emdad Rahman: For 2019 the Vitality Big Half have launched the new campaign – MovedByLondon – to get people of all backgrounds into running. The organisers want these events to better reflect the London communities they run through. In a special move this year six inspiring Community Champions have been chosen to spearhead the campaign. This includes Shadwell local Aftar Ali who ...

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21 February International Mother Language Day

Taslim Ahammad: Conflict, confrontation and interaction the tradition with one another is going on all around for many causes. However, Bengali language, only a history of fighting and sacrificing lives for mother tongue in the world and Bangladesh born out of that fight over language. Hence, this peace on language movement of 21 February 1952, with a great respect and ...

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