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‘Granny Hulk,’ 69, breaks deadlifting world record

WT24 Desk An Arkansas woman known as “Granny Hulk” broke a world record for deadlifting just three months shy of her 70th birthday., UPI reports. Sharie Mobley, who will be 70 in July, broke a world record for deadlift in her class and division when she hoisted 305 pounds. The 123-pound grandmother, who started lifting at the age of 60 to offset ...

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Homage to Bangabandhu on Mujibnagar Day

PM Sheikh Hasina, AL leaders on Wednesday paid tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the occasion WT24 Desk Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday paid tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the occasion of historic Mujibnagar Day, Agencies report. The prime minister paid the homage by placing a wreath at ...

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Wind leaves pontoon boat perched at edge of dam

WT24 Desk Stormy weather left a pontoon beat stranded on the edge of a North Carolina dam, and emergency officials said conditions are preventing them from removing it, UPI reports. The Town of Columbus Fire Department posted drone photos to Facebookshowing the unoccupied pontoon boat partially hanging over the edge of the Turner Shoals Dam on Lake Adger. Polk County Emergency Management/Fire Marshal ...

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Make people aware about balanced diet

PM inaugurates  National Health Service Week and National Nutrition Week WT24 Desk Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday stressed the need for a greater campaign to make people aware about taking balanced diet for preventing diseases, Agencies report. “It’s essential to conduct a larger campaign so that people take nutritious foods and balanced diet. We’ll have to give a special ...

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Two burnt dead in Ctg cylinder blast

One injured WT24 Desk Two workers were burned to death while another injured in a gas cylinder blast at an oxygen factory in Nasirabad area on Tuesday morning, Agencies report. The deceased were identified as Pabitra Kumar Das, 60, hailing from Barishal and Md Sabed, 30, hailing from Feni. The fire broke out following a cylinder blast at ‘Siraj Anu ...

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No one involved in Nusrat murder to be spared

Reiterates PM WT24 Desk Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday reaffirmed that no one of those involved in the killing of Feni’s madrasa girl Nusrat Jahan Rafi will be spared, Agencies report. Sheikh Hasina made the remark when Nusrat’s family members met her at her official residence Ganobhaban, said PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim. Nusrat’s parents — AKM Musa and ...

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WWII bomb found in German river detonated

WT24 Desk A World War II bomb found in a river in Frankfurt, Germany, was safely detonated, police said, UPI reports. With residents overlooking the Main River away from the location of the explosive, emergency workers safely detonated the 550-pound bomb Sunday, police said. “Thank you, Frankfurt,” police said in a tweet. “We did it again. This [bomb] has been successfully defused.” ...

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Pahela Baishakh celebration amid festivity and enthusiasm

WT24 Desk Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bangla calendar, was celebrated across the country on Sunday amid traditional festivities and enthusiasm. The festivities began at dawn with the artistes from Chhayanaut welcoming the day with Tagore’s famous song ‘Esho hey Baishakh, esho, esho (come O Baishakh, come)’ under the banyan tree at the Ramna Park. True to their centuries ...

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Airplane with world’s longest wingspan takes flight, beating Spruce Goose record

Stratolaunch jet, brainchild of late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, may be used to launch small satellites into space WT24 Desk A giant six-engine aircraft with the world’s longest wingspan – surpassing Howard Hughes’ infamous Spruce Goose – took off from California on its first flight on Saturday, AP reports. The behemoth, twin-fuselage Stratolaunch jet lifted off from Mojave Air and Space Port and ...

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