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JU teacher Himel Barkat dies of heart attack

Poet Himel Barkat, a professor of Bangle department at Jahangirnagar University (JU), died of cardiac arrest at a hospital in the capital early Sunday. He was 42. He breathed his last at Ibrahim Cardiac Birdem Hospital at around 4:30 am while undergoing treatment. Professor Dr. Nahid Haque, chairman of JU Bangla department, confirmed the matter to media. Himel was admitted ...

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A satellite that will track Earth’s sea level rise is ready to launch

More than 830 miles above Earth’s surface, a next-generation satellite will launch today to keep an eye on global sea levels. The Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite is set to launch on Saturday as the next generation of spacecraft keeping an eye on our planet’s sea levels. The joint venture between NASA and the European Space Agency will launch from Vandenberg ...

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Sheikh Hasina: A Prime Minister and Beyond

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is applauded for securing unprecedented socioeconomic development, reducing women and child mortality, alleviating poverty and illiteracy and boosting women empowerment. Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, architect of independent Bangladesh, is known and admired for his prophetic and charismatic leadership and result-oriented decisions. Sheikh Hasina seems to have inherited many qualities of her ...

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Breathe clean for better health

Air pollution and climate change were recognized as the top environmental global threats to human health in 2019 by the World Health Organization (WHO). Air impurities enter the respiratory system via inhalation, causing various health effects in all age groups. The health of susceptible and sensitive individuals (pregnant women, kids, elderly and people with severe disorders) can be impacted even ...

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UK households face £21 rise in energy bills in 2021

UK households may have to pay more for gas and electricity bills from April, energy regulator Ofgem says. It is considering raising the price cap on household bills by £21 per year to help energy companies which have been hit by a rise in unpaid bills. The news was met with dismay from campaigners, who questioned the logic of raising ...

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Believe in peace, but also ready to protect ourselves: PM Sheikh Hasina

Bangladesh always believes in peaceful coexistence with all neighbours, but it is also ever ready to protect its sovereignty from any aggressive attack, said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. “Our foreign policy drives with the Father of the Nation’s introduced key policy ‘friendship to all, malice to none’. Although Bangladesh believes in peaceful coexistence with all the neighbouring countries, we’re ever ...

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Suspended gardener charged with attacking the then Ghoraghat UNO

Detective Branch of police in Dinajpur pressed charges against a suspended gardener of Ghoraghat Upazila Nirbahi Office in a case for attempting to murder former UNO Wahida Khanam and her father. Imam Jafor, officer-in-charge of the Detective Branch of police in Dinajpur and also investigation officer in the case, submitted a charge-sheet to local court accusing Rabiul of committing the ...

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Indian Foreign Secretary terms Indo-Pacific countries, including Bangladesh, catalyst for socioeconomic changes

Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla (right) is with Indian-origin UK Home Secretary Priti Patel in London. Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla has put importance to Indo-Pacific countries, including Bangladesh, being catalyst for all kinds of development and changes in the 21st century. Recalling dominant role of the Indo-Pacific region in redefining socioeconomic, scientific, military, maritime, humanitarian, communication and ...

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Eight hurt in shooting at US mall, gunman still at large

Eight people were injured in a shooting at a US mall in Wisconsin on Friday according to police, who said they were still hunting for the shooter. The FBI and the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s office tweeted that their officers were on the scene at the Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, supporting the “active” response by local police. “When emergency personnel ...

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