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Pakistani foreign minister visiting China to discuss Kashmir

Photo: Indian paramilitary soldiers stand guard near a checkpost in Jammu, India, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. Islamabad, Aug 9 : Pakistan’s foreign minister is visiting China as part of efforts to pressure India to reverse its decision revoking the special status of the disputed region of Kashmir. Shah Mahmood Qureshi will meet with Chinese leaders Friday. Before leaving for Beijing, ...

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Egypt says security forces killed 17 Islamic militants

Photo: People survey the aftermath of a fiery car crash outside the National Cancer Institute in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. Cairo, Aug 9 : Security forces killed at least 17 suspected militants in raids in Cairo and in another province, Egypt officials said Thursday, four days after a car filled with explosives wrecked outside the county’s main cancer ...

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Indian PM: Changes in Kashmir will free it from ‘terrorism’

Photo: Indians watch Prime Minister Narendra Modi address the nation in a televised speech, in an electronics store in Jammu, India, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. New Delhi, Aug 9 : Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the nation Thursday night that he stripped the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir of its statehood and special constitutional status to free the disputed region ...

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Quader finds ‘no trouble’ on roads, highways

Road, Transport and Brides Minister Obaidul Quader on Friday claimed there is no trouble on roads and highways during Eid journeys amid sufferings and long delays, faced by Eid holidaymakers owing to disruption of ferry services, long tailbacks and train schedule disruptions. “Troubles exist only at Paturia-Daulatdia ferry terminals as strong currents of the river affected and halted the ferry ...

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100-km tailback on Dhaka-Tangail highway; home-goers suffer

A representational photo Tangail, Aug 9 : A 100-km tailback was created on Dhaka-Tangail highway on Friday, inflicting sufferings on thousands of homebound Eid holidaymakers. Police super of the district Sanjib Kumar Biswas said the huge traffic congestion on the highway from Ashulia to Bangabandhu Bridge was created due to the pressure of Dhaka-bound cattle-laden trucks and vehicles of Eid ...

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Cambodia, Sri Lanka sign 2 deals to boost bilateral ties

Phnom Penh, Aug 9 : Cambodia and Sri Lanka signed two memorandums of understanding (MoUs) on Thursday to boost bilateral relations in politics, trade and investment, a Cambodian senior official said. Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen and visiting Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena presided over the signing ceremony of the MoUs after their meeting at the Peace Palace, ...

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More than two million Muslims begin hajj pilgrimage

More than two million Muslims begin the annual hajj on Friday as the Saudi hosts seek to deter politicisation of the pilgrimage against a backdrop of simmering Gulf tensions. The hajj, one of the world’s largest religious gatherings, is one of Islam’s five pillars and must be undertaken by all Muslims with the means at least once in their lives. ...

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President seeks France’s continued support over Rohingya repatriation

New French Ambassador to Bangladesh Jean-Marin Schuh presented his credentials to President Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban in the afternoon. Photo: PID Dhaka, Aug 8 : Appreciating French President’s strong position against the ethnic cleansing in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, President Abdul Hamid on Thursday sought France’s continued support for Rohingya repatriation. He sought the support when new French Ambassador to Bangladesh ...

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India to help resolve Rohingya problem, says Modi

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan meets Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his official residence in New Delhi on Thursday. Photo: PID Dhaka, Aug 8 : Stating that his government thinks there should be a quick solution to the Rohingya problem, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday assured Bangladesh of cooperation over the Rohingya repatriation after discussions with Myanmar. He ...

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Plant-based diet can reduce risk of heart disease

You don’t have to become a vegetarian or vegan for healthy heart health. Eating mostly plant–based foods and very little meats and dairy lowers your chances of dying from a heart attack, stroke, heart failure, and other cardiovascular diseases, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. People who ate the most plant–based foods had a 16% lower risk of having ...

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