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Joy, Lekhak made BCL president, secretary

Al-Nahean Khan Joy & Lekhak Bhattacharjee. Three months after they were made acting chief and acting deputy chief of the organisation, Al-Nahean Khan Joy and Lekhak Bhattacharjee have been made president and general secretary of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) respectively. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina made the announcement at BCL’s 72nd founding anniversary and reunion ...

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PM asks BCL to move on with right values

Joy, Lekhak now its full-fledged president, gen secy Photo: PID Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday stressed the need for building Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) with the right  values and ideals so that the country may get its future leaders from the organisation. “The Chhatra League should be built imbued with moral values and ideals. The future leadership will emerge ...

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Sylhet Wildlife Conservation Centre: 25 animals die in one year

Experts say the animals are dying because of inadequate food, mismanagement and poorly made cages and pens Photo: A zebra climbing a hillock at the Sylhet Wildlife Conservation Centre in Tilagarh Eco Park in the city. Sylhet Office : The Sylhet Wildlife Conservation Centre was inaugurated in November 2018 with 58 animals. However, as many as 25 of them have ...

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Janhvi, Khushi Kapoor followed by paparazzi till elevator

Bollywood actress Janhvi Kapoor and Khushi Kapoor are followed around by the paparazzi everywhere, and it was no different when they visited their friend’s house earlier this week. In a video that is doing the rounds online, the shutterbugs are seen tailing the Kapoor sisters all the way to the elevator of the building just to get the perfect shot.What ...

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Houston Hogg, helped integrate SEC at Kentucky, dies at 71

Houston Hogg, one of four African-American football players at Kentucky who helped break the Southeastern Conference color line in the late 1960s, has died. He was 71. The school announced Friday that Hogg died in Owensboro, Kentucky. The former Wildcats running back and defensive back entered Kentucky with Wilbur Hackett in 1967, a year after Nate Northington and Greg Page ...

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Director of Mexican prison where 17 killed to be replaced

  The governor of the central Mexico state of Zacatecas said Friday the director of a state prison where 17 inmates were killed this week will be relieved of his position. Gov. Alejandro Tello said in a news conference that he was not denigrating the efforts of the prison director, but said the incidents made a change necessary. Sixteen inmates ...

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US prepares for Iran’s retaliation following Soleimani killing

The United States is preparing itself for any possible retaliation from Iran after a U.S. strike killed a top Iranian commander, a move that was concerned about by countries around the world and even questioned by some U.S. lawmakers. A U.S. airstrike on Thursday night (Washington time) killed Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani, head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, along ...

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Testicular cancer: ‘Kinder’ chemotherapy is ‘just as effective’

Testicular cancer can be treated successfully with fewer rounds of toxic chemotherapy drugs, doctors say. A study on 246 patients, reported in the journal European Urology, showed a single cycle of chemo was just as effective as the standard two cycles. But the “shorter, kinder and cheaper” approach reduced the side-effects for cancer patients, scientists said.Experts believe having less chemotherapy would ...

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Ten dead in Cambodia building collapse, more trapped

At least 10 people were killed and 23 injured after a building in Cambodia collapsed, trapping workers under rubble, officials said on Saturday, The Globe and Mail reports. The seven-storey concrete building collapsed on Friday in the coastal town of Kep, about 160 km (100 miles) southwest of the capital Phnom Penh. It came a year after another construction site ...

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Qasem Soleimani: Strike was to ‘stop war’, says Trump

President Donald Trump said the US killed Iran’s top military commander Qasem Soleimani “to stop a war, not to start one”. He said Soleimani’s “reign of terror is over” following the strike at Iraq’s Baghdad airport on Friday. Soleimani spearheaded Iran’s Middle East operations as head of the Quds Force. Iran has vowed “severe revenge” on those responsible for his ...

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