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Cricketers on strike to press demand

Payment structure, practice facilities in DPL, NCL and BPL among 11-point demands WT24 Desk Top Bangladesh cricketers called for strike to press their 11-point demand related to country’s cricket amid growing discontent with its cricket board, Agencies report. Protesting cricketers, at a press conference held Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) office in Mirpur, announced the programme on Monday. At the press ...

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Remove Bhola SP, Borhanuddin OC in 72 hrs

Demand protesters; meetings, processions banned in Bhola WT24 Desk Protesters on Monday sought removal of the district’s police chief and officer-in-charge of Borhanuddin Police Station within 72 hours over Sunday’s clashes that left four people dead, Agencies report. All Party Muslim Unity Council convener Maulana Mohibullah and Member Secretary Tajuddin Faruk announced the six-point demands at a press conference at ...

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CCFC take on TFC Tuesday

Bashundhara Kings play Gokulam Kerala WT24 Desk Chennai City FC (CCFC) will take on Terengganu FC(TFC) at 4:00pm tomorrow, followed by the match between Bashundhara Kings and Gokulam Kerala at 7:00pm, says a press release. The latest change in fixtures have been made to allow Chennai City FC, who were scheduled to arrive on Sunday, and Gokulam Kerala, who are ...

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Artist creates deepfake birdsong to highlight threat to dawn chorus

The dawn chorus is one of the wonders of the natural world, but a discordant note will be struck when a soundtrack of hundreds of birds is heard in London this month. The chiffchaffs, great tits, redstarts, robins and thrushes almost sound like the real thing, but they have been created by a machine as part of a major art installation warning ...

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Boris Johnson’s Saturday drama turns to farce – and it was all his own fault

Andrew Rawnsley Everything that could be done had been done to secure a victory for Boris Johnson on what had been billed as “Super Saturday”. He had come back from Brussels with his so-called “new deal” to the sound of the massed brass bands of the pro-Brexit media trumpeting praise for a “stunning achievement”/“personal triumph”/insert more sycophantic hyperbole here. Some European leaders tried ...

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‘House of fools’: how the papers covered Johnson’s latest Brexit defeat

Sunday’s papers worked late into the night to paint Boris Johnson variously as a staunch leader battling the “Brexit wreckers” in the Commons, or as prime minister who had notched up another humiliating defeat, The Guardian reports. The Observer carries a large picture of the People’s Vote march alongside news of Johnson’s “humiliating Commons defeat”. It reports his latest plans were thrown into chaos after MPs ...

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Bourses return to the green

Country’s premier bourse, Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), returned to the green as the bargain hunters showed their buying appetite on the sector-specific shares in the first day of the week, BSS reports. The opportunist investors displayed their buying interest on fuel and power, food, bank, telecom and pharma sectors which helped the main index to settle at 11 points higher. ...

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First-time evidence suggests that fat can accumulate in the lungs

A new study has found that fatty tissue can accumulate in the airways of people with obesity, possibly contributing to asthma and other respiratory problems, according to MNT. In the United States, as well as across the world, obesity has become a top health issue. According to data cited by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, in the ...

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Rohit joins cricket’s elitist club

India opener Rohit Sharma on Sunday became only the fourth batsman to hit a double hundred in Test and ODI cricket. With this double century, Rohit joined an elite list which has Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Chris Gayle, IANS reports. Rohit has scored three double hundreds in the 50-over format. Rohit got to his double hundred by hooking Lungi ...

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Coppola backs Scorsese in row over Marvel films

Francis Ford Coppola jumped into a controversy over the Marvel superhero movies Saturday, not just backing fellow director Martin Scorsese’s critique of the films but denouncing them as “despicable”, AFP reports.Earlier this month Scorsese, director of classics such as “Taxi Driver” and “Goodfellas”, described the Marvel universe films as more theme parks than cinema, even if they were well made.His ...

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