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Gas leak halts traffic movement in Uttara

Traffic movement on Dhaka-Mymensingh highway in the city’s Uttara area was halted due to the snap of a gas pipeline during development works on Friday night causing immense sufferings to the city dwellers.   The gas pipeline was snapped near the main road in front of Uttara House Building around 9:15 pm, said Ataur Rahman, duty officer at Fire Service ...

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Vitamin D supplements do not boost bone health: Lancet study

Intake of Vitamin D supplements does not prevent fractures or falls, or improve bone mineral density in adults, especially in women, claimed a new Lancet study.   Vitamin D supplements have long been recommended for older people to treat or prevent osteoporosis — a bone loss condition — with some early evidence suggesting benefits for bone health.  However, the study, ...

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HIV-positive mother donates liver to save daughter’s life

Faced with the only chance to save a child’s life, doctors in South Africa have performed a medical first — transplanting part of the liver from a HIV-positive mother to her HIV-negative daughter, it was announced Thursday.   The doctors at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg revealed that, one year after the operation, the child may not have caught ...

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Teenager among 3 Palestinians killed in Gaza protest

Gaza’s Health Ministry says Israeli forces have shot dead three Palestinians, including a 13-year-old boy, as thousands of people protested along the fence dividing the Gaza Strip and Israel. The ministry said the boy was struck in the chest, a 24-year-old man was shot in the back and another man, 28, succumbed to his wounds at hospital Friday.   It ...

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Pompeo eyes progress over Trump-Kim summit on Asia trip

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he hoped to accelerate a second summit between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump as he kicked off an Asian trip Saturday featuring a meeting with North Korea’s leader. Pompeo arrived in Tokyo on the first leg of a tour that will take him to Pyongyang for a fourth time as the contours ...

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Over 25 lakh BNP activists implicated in 90,340 ‘false’ cases in 10 yrs: Fakhrul

  Dhaka, Oct 6 : Presenting statistics that the party’s 25,70,547 leaders and activists have been implicated in 90,340 false cases over the last 10 years, BNP on Saturday alleged that the government is taking all possible steps to keep BNP away from the next election. “Around 90,340 false cases have been filed against 25,70,547 people till September 30 since ...

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Lubna Al Olayan appointed as first woman Saudi bank head

A woman has been appointed to run a Saudi Arabian bank in a first for women in the country. Saudi businesswoman Lubna Al Olayan will chair a new bank being formed out of a merger between the Saudi British Bank (SABB) and Alawwal Bank.   The move comes amid a liberalisation of women’s roles in a traditionally conservative society.   ...

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Indonesia quake-tsunami: Death toll rises to 1,558

Indonesia’s National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) confirmed that the death toll in the earthquake and tsunami that struck Indonesia’s Sulawesi islands rose to 1,558 on Friday, reports ANI. A BNPB spokesperson revealed that over 1,000 people might still be missing in the region, as rescue dogs have been utilised to help expedite rescue missions.   Meanwhile, the United Nations allocated ...

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Khaleda to be taken to BSMMU this afternoon: IGP, Prison

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. File photo Dhaka, Oct 6 : Prison authorities are set to shift BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) from old Dhaka Central jail on Saturday afternoon for her treatment in response to a court order. She will be taken to the hospital from the jail around 3 pm, said Inspector General ...

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Shringla visits Chandpur, interacts with locals

Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Harsh Vardhan Shringla inaugurates the Mohatma Gandhi Bhavan at Farakkabad Degree College premises on Friday afternoon. File photo Dhaka, Oct 6 : Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Harsh Vardhan Shringla visited Chandpur on Friday and attended a number of events there. The High Commissioner joined  a luncheon meeting hosted by Dr. Dipu Moni, MP where he ...

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