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You’re more likely to die from air pollution in India than China, study says  By Annie Gowen February 14 at 5:00 AM   Heavy dust and smog envelop a street in New Delhi in November. Pollution levels in the Indian capital skyrocketed that month after Diwali fireworks celebrations. (Harish Tyagi/ EPA) Indians face greater health […]

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Meet Stephen Miller, The Trump Aide Who Helped Draft The Muslim Ban   by Ramsha Sadiq Khan Much like most of his peers in the Trump administration, Stephen Miller is a white nationalist who has become an influential voice in the West Wing. Reuters For most people, White House aide Stephen Miller appeared on the […]

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 Minar Rashid জীবনের অনেক ‘ফাইন-টিউনিং’ আদালত দিয়ে করা সম্ভব না কানাডার একটি আদালত এসএনসি লাভালিনের দুই কর্মকর্তাসহ তিন জন অভিযুক্তকে পদ্মা সেতুর দুর্নীতির অভিযোগ থেকে খালাস দিয়েছেন । টেলিফোনে আড়ি পেতে পাওয়া যেসব প্রমাণ বিশ্বব্যাংকের পক্ষ থেকে দাখিল করা হয়েছিল , আদালত সেগুলি নাকচ করে দিয়েছে । বিচারক তার রায়ে বলেছেন , প্রমাণ হিসেবে যেগুলো […]

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“Ekushey Award 2017” to Ustad Azizul Islam (Merchant Marine Captain)! ================================================== “Ustad Azizul Islam – Master of Sea and Master of Symphony!” 17 eminent personalities are declared to be awarded with the “Ekushey Padak 2017” in recognition of outstanding contribution in their respective fields. And our (Merchant Marine Captain) Ustad Azizul Islam of 1st Batch of […]

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  Most ideal city in the world – Dhaka

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 Minar Rashid নারীর সতীত্ব এবং ইসির নিরপেক্ষতা পরীক্ষা ======================== উপরের দুটি পরীক্ষাই খুব জটিল । কারণ অনুকূল পরিবেশে এই পরীক্ষায় উতরে গেলেও অন্য প্রতিকূল পরিবেশে এই সতী সাধবী অবস্থা বজায় থাকবে তার কোনও গ্যারান্টি নেই । প্রথম আলোর সোহরাব হাসানরা এই ধরণের পরীক্ষার প্রস্তাব দিয়েছেন । তিনি এমপি লিটন এবং সুরঞ্জিত সেনগুপ্তের আসন দুটিতে উপনির্বাচন […]

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Muslims Were Banned From the Americas as Early as the 16th Century Long before today’s anxiety about terror attacks, Spain and England feared that enslaved Africans would be more susceptible to revolt if they were Muslim By Andrew Lawler smithsonian.com February 7, 2017   On Christmas Day, 1522, 20 enslaved Muslim Africans used machetes to […]

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How Imran Khan swapped Wall Street for a huge role at Snapchat and earned $150 million in 2 years Portia Crowe Feb. 3, 2017, 3:03 PM Imran Khan. Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images When Snapchat parent company Snap Inc. goes public next month, its sale will prove a windfall for a handful of executives who helped grow […]

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Book Review: Caretaking Democratization Caretaking Democratization: The Military and Political Change in Myanmar by Renaud Egreteau, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2016, 193 Pages. By T.F.Rhoden 9 February 2017 Why have the Burmese armed forces withdrawn from direct control of the state? Why have they allowed a “hybrid” regime, with a representatively elected government, to form? […]

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United Nations reports ‘horrors’ inflicted on Rohingya in Myanmar’s Rakhine state Lindsay Murdoch  Soldiers dragged a pregnant woman who was in labour out of her house in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state and smashed her stomach with a stick. “They killed the baby by stomping on it with heavy boots. Then they burned the house,” a 19-year-old woman witness told […]

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Turning the Tide Against Cholera A global pandemic rose from these swamps.Now scientists may have a way to stop it.   SUNDARBANS NATIONAL PARK, Bangladesh Two hundred years ago, the first cholera pandemic emerged from these tiger-infested mangrove swamps. It began in 1817, after the British East India Company sent thousands of workers deep into […]

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CAIR Files Federal Suit Challenging Constitutionality of Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’ Executive Order   (WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/30/2017) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today held a news conference at its Capitol Hill headquarters in Washington, D.C., to announce the filing of a federal lawsuit on behalf […]

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