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Temperature jumps to 39.4°C, discomfort in big cities

Mild to moderate heat wave is sweeping over different districts across the country as temperature rose to about 4000c on Thursday. Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) confirmed it. BMD said this latest trend of heat waves will continue across the country for next 3 to 4 days. It also forecast rain after 3 to 4 days.BMD also predicted that the temperature in ...

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High Court asks government to take steps to stop sale of antibiotic drugs without doctors’ prescription

The High Court (HC) has ordered the government to take necessary measures to stop sale of antibiotic medicines without prescriptions of registered physicians. The court also asked the director general (DG) of the Directorate of Drug Administration to issue a circular to this effect in two days after getting the order. Following the circular issued by the DG, the deputy ...

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Measles: Half a million UK children missed jab

More than half a million children in the UK were not given a crucial measles jab between 2010 and 2017, an analysis by children’s charity Unicef reveals. It comes as NHS chief Simon Stevens warned measles cases had almost quadrupled in England in just one year and urged families to get the vaccine.He said people rejecting vaccines was a “growing ...

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BNP calls Zahidur a ‘mass enemy’

BNP standing committee member Gayeshwar Chandra Roy. File photo Dhaka, Apr 25 : BNP on Thursday said its Thakurgaon-3 MP elect Zahidur Rahman has become a ‘mass enemy’ by taking oath violating the party decision. “Those who take oath defying the party decision, leaving its ideal and keeping its chairperson in jail, has no capability to remain with the nationalist ...

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BNP’s Zahidur Rahman takes oath as MP

BNP parliament member-elect for Thakurgaon 3 constituency Zahidur Rahman followed the footsteps of two Oikya Front MPs Sultan Mohammad Mansur and Mokabbir Khan as he took his oath of office in parliament on Thursday noon. In response to a letter sent by Zahidur Rahman to speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury on Thursday morning, an arrangement was made to administrate oath to ...

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Putin hosts Kim for talks on North Korean nuclear standoff

Photo: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, is welcomed by Russian officials on his arrival in Vladivostok, Russia. Vladivostok, Apr 25 : Russian President Vladimir Putin sat down for talks Thursday with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying the summit should help plan joint efforts to resolve a standoff over Pyongyang’s nuclear program. Speaking at the start of ...

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11 die as elevator cable snaps at work site in north China

Beijing, Apr 25 : Eleven workers were killed and two seriously injured Thursday when an elevator at a construction site in northern China fell due to snapped cable, state media reported. The Voice of China radio said the accident, the latest in a series of deadly industrial incidents, occurred around 8 a.m. in the Hebei province city of Hengshui. It ...

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PM opens first-ever non-stop train service on Dhaka-Rajshahi route

Dhaka, Apr 25 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday launched the first-ever non-stop intercity train service, ‘Bonolota Express’, on Dhaka-Rajshahi route fulfilling the long-cherished demand of the people of Rajshahi region. She opened the non-stop train service through videoconferencing from her official residence Ganobhaban in the morning. The 927-seat modern train started its maiden trip from Rajshahi towards Dhaka ...

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