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2nd Kanchpur, Meghna, Gumti bridges to be opened before Eid: Kamal

Photo: Collected Dhaka, May 15 : All the three new bridges — 2nd Kanchpur, Meghna and Gumti—will be opened to traffic before the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr. Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said this while briefing reporters following a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Public Purchase on Wednesday. The meeting, chaired by the Finance Minister, approved a proposal on raising the ...

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Clashes during election rally in east India injure several

Photo: Supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) break police barricades during clashes outside the Calcutta University in Kolkata, India, Tuesday, May 14, 2019. New Delhi, May 15 : Rival political supporters on Tuesday clashed with rocks and sticks during an election rally by the Hindu nationalist party in eastern India, leaving several people injured and a university college vandalized. Police ...

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Turkey detains 2 militants trying to enter parliament

Turkish officials say police have detained two suspected left-wing militants who tried to enter the country’s parliament with sharp objects and a hoax explosive device. Fahrettin Altun, the presidential communications director, said in a tweet early Wednesday that the suspects were members of the banned Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front, also known as DHKP-C. He called their attempt a “terrorist act ...

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US talk of growing threat from Iran sparks worries of war

Photo: President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 14, 2019, before boarding Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., to travel to Louisiana. Washington, May 15 : International worries that the Trump administration is sliding toward war with Iran flared into ...

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Scientists identify genes responsible for mental illnesses

While mental health still remains a taboo as far as mainstream discussions are concerned, researchers are constantly trying to zero down every possible root cause of it. A recent study has identified 70 previously unknown genes that contribute to people developing serious mental health disorders, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). As part of the study, a team of ...

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President flies to London for check-up

Several ministers and others see President Abdul Hamid off at the VVIP Lounge of the airport on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, May 15 : President Abdul Hamid left Dhaka for London on Wednesday for medical check-up. President’s Press Secretary Mohammad Joynal Abedin told that a VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines  carrying the President took off from ...

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Singer Khalid Hossain in critical condition

Nazrul Sangeet singer and researcher Khalid Hossain’s health condition has deteriorated. He is currently undergoing treatment at Coronary Care Unit (CCU) of National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases and Hospital in the capital. The veteran singer’s son, Asif Hossain said on Wednesday morning: “Doctors at the hospital have informed us that his condition is very critical now. I urge everyone to ...

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Obaidul Quader returns home this evening

After taking two months of treatment at a hospital in Singapore, Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader is scheduled to return home on Wednesday evening as his health condition has improved remarkably. “Quader will return home on Wednesday after taking treatment from a Singapore hospital by a flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines,” Awami League Acting General Secretary Mahabub-ul-Alam Hanif said. ...

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Comedian Tim Conway of ‘The Carol Burnett Show’ dies at 85

Photo: Actor Tim Conway poses with his award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his work on “30 Rock” in the press room at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Los Angeles, May 15 : Tim Conway, the impish second banana to Carol Burnett who won four Emmy Awards on her TV variety show, starred ...

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Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher

Photo: A currency trader watches the computer monitors near the screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Beijing, May 15 : Asian stocks followed Wall Street higher Wednesday after President Donald ...

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