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Imposing higher taxes on tobacco products stressed

Anti-tobacco campaigners and academics here today demanded that the government impose higher tax on tobacco products — both smoking and smokeless — to increase the prices so that people are discouraged from using them. They also demanded reducing the price category of cigarette from four to two, merging the price categories of bidi (locally made cigarette) into one, and imposing ...

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How to stop third-party apps from scanning your Gmail inbox

Although Google ensures security on its widely used platform – Gmail, it is not unlikely if third-party app makers are still able to peek into your emails. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal last year, Google still allows hundreds of software makers to scan through your Gmail inboxes. These third-party app makers then steal personal information, based ...

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Farmer, child killed in Habiganj lightning strikes

Habiganj Correspondent : A farmer and a child were killed in separate incidents of lightning strike at Nazirpur village in Sadar upazila and Sangor village in Baniachong upazila on Sunday. The deceased were identified as Dengu Mia, 50, a resident of Nazirpur village and Salma Aktar, 8, daughter of Manfar Mia of Sangor village. A thunderbolt hit Dengu Mia and ...

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Get a daily dose of wheatgrass to improve your health

Wheatgrass is gaining popularity amongst consumers all over the world. Specifically, health-conscious people and athletes are crazy for the product due to its various health doles. What is wheat grass? It is simply a grass that is closely related to wheat. It is thick, dry grass that looks like hay or straw. To avoid the after taste, wheatgrass is majorly ...

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At least 10 dead, thousands displaced after severe Indonesia floods

At least 10 people are dead and eight are missing after days of heavy rain-triggered floods and landslides on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, authorities said Sunday. Some 12,000 people have been evacuated while hundreds of buildings, bridges and roads have been damaged by the severe weather which affected nine districts or towns across Bengkulu province, officials said. The waters ...

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‘Terrifying’: Crane falls on busy Seattle street, killing 4

Photo: Emergency crews work at the scene of a construction crane collapse where several people were killed and several others injured Saturday, April 27, 2019, in the South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle. Seattle, Apr 28 : A construction crane fell from a building on Google’s new Seattle campus during a storm that brought wind gusts, crashing down onto one ...

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Singer Subir Nandi to be taken to Singapore for better treatment Monday

The process is going on to shift Subir Nandi, a renowned singer in the country, in a Singapore hospital but final decision has not yet been made in which hospital he will be treated. After finalising  the matter, he will be taken to a hospital in Singapore on Monday(tomorrow). Dr Samanta Lal Sen, coordinator of National Institute of Burn and Plastic ...

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Sushmita Sen pens emotional note to rumoured beau Rohman Shawl

Sushmita Sen’s latest Instagram post with rumoured beau Rohman Shawl has been doing the rounds on the Internet. Just like her other posts, here too the former Miss Universe has expressed her love for Rohman whom she often addresses as ‘My Rooh’. Sushmita undersigned the post as “Unconditionally Yours.” Sharing a selfie with Rohman, Sushmita penned a sweet note. In ...

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PM orders speedy disposal of rape, arson cases

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday asked authorities concerned to dispose of the cases involving rapes and arson causing deaths to expose the culprits to stern punitive actions in soonest possible time. “Now, it is being seen that the rape, murder, arson attack, and killing people by setting fire are going on due to social degradation,” she said while opening ...

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Messi fires Barca to eighth La Liga title in 11 years

Lionel Messi clinched an eighth La Liga title for Barcelona in 11 seasons on Saturday as he scored the only goal in a 1-0 win at home to Levante. The Argentine star struck his league-leading 34th goal of the campaign after coming off the bench for the second half to help Barca wrap up the title with three games remaining. ...

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