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Australian scientists make breakthrough on preventing spread of dengue fever

Researchers from Australia’s national science body have successfully genetically engineered mosquitoes that are resistant to spreading dengue virus. The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) on Friday revealed that it has engineered the first breed of mosquitoes resistant to spreading all four types of the dengue virus. Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne disease caused by the dengue virus. It ...

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Veteran actress Shabana Azmi ‘critically’ injured in Mumbai road accident

Veteran Bollywood actress Shabana Azmi on Saturday afternoon met with an accident on the Mumbai-Pune Express Highway and the actress sustained critical injuries from the accident, reports Times of India. Shabana Azmi’s car, in which her husband and noted lyricist Javed Akhtar was also travelling, dashed against a truck on the highway towards Pune at around 3.30 pm (Indian Time) ...

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Trump warns Khamenei to be ‘careful with his words’

President Donald Trump on Friday warned Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, to be “very careful with his words.” “The so-called ‘Supreme Leader’ of Iran, who has not been so Supreme lately, had some nasty things to say about the United States and Europe,” Trump tweeted of Khamenei’s comments earlier Friday in Tehran. According to Trump, Khamenei’s blistering speech, in ...

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Juhi Chawla’s son donates Rs 28,000 from pocket money to Australian bushfire relief

Bollywood actor Juhi Chawla’s son Arjun is doing his bit to help those affected by Australia bushfires. The actor says her son has sent 300 pounds (about Rs 28,000) from his pocket money to the Australian fire relief fund.According to reports, bushfires in Australia have killed over 25 people, decimated Australia’s wildlife, and are expected to rack up historically high ...

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Hasan Mahmud new face in Tigers’ T20 squad for Pak tour

Five changes in the 15-men squad, Tamim returns Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Saturday announced Bangladesh T20 squad for Pakistan tour. 20-year-old right-arm pacer Hasan Mahmud earned his maiden call to the national team while Mehedi Hasan Rana was overlooked despite performing brilliantly in the just-concluded Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). Mahmudullah Riyad will lead the side in the upcoming ...

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EC in emergency meeting over city polls

The Election Commission is likely to change the date of elections to two Dhaka city corporations as it sat in an emergency meeting on Saturday afternoon. Amid widespread criticisms and movement by a group of Dhaka University student, the Commission’s started the meeting at 4pm at Nirbachan Bhaban in the city with Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda in the ...

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Bogura-1 MP Abdul Mannan passes away

Awami League MP of Bogura -1 constituency Abdul Mannan . File Photo Awami League MP of Bogura -1 constituency Abdul Mannan died at a hospital in the capital early Friday after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was 60. Motiur Rahman Moti, joint general secretary of Sariakandi upazila Awami League, said Mannan, also party’s former joint secretary, suffered a cardiac arrest ...

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PM wants to modernize health services: Mannan

Sylhet Office : Planning Minister MA Mannan today said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina wants to further improve and modernize the health services in the country and Kidney Foundation Hospital being built in Sylhet will add another feather in the cap in this regard. “We all have to come forward for the services of humanity. If we can work unitedly for ...

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Canada urges Iran to send downed jetliner’s black boxes to France

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday urged Iran to hand over black boxes from last week’s downed airliner to France, saying it has one of the few laboratories capable of properly examining them. “Iran does not have the level of technical expertise and mostly the equipment necessary to be able to analyze these damaged black boxes quickly,” Trudeau said. ...

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Palestine reach semis beating Sri Lanka 2-0

Tournament’s top seed and holders Palestine reached the semifinal of the ongoing six-team Bangabandhu International Gold Cup Football Tournament 2020 with all-win record. Late goals from captain cum midfielder Mahmoud Abuwarda and forward Khaled Salem helped Palestine to rout Sri Lanka by 2-0 goals in their thrilling last group match at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Friday. Both Sri ...

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