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Durga Puja begins tomorrow amid festivity

Durga Puja begins tomorrow amid festivity

DHAKA – Durga Puja, the biggest religious festival of the Bangali Hindu community, begins with the incarnation (Bodhon) of the Goddess Durga at temples across the country tomorrow amid stringent security, reports BSS. On the occasion, preparations in all the Puja pandals have nearly been completed. In separate messages, President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister […]

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Virginia to test Natural Bridge arch for long-term stability

Rockbridge, Jul 25 – Virginia officials plan to use ground-penetrating radar to test the long-term stability of Natural Bridge, the landmark limestone arch that supports part of U.S. Route 11, reports AP/UNB. A spokeswoman for the Virginia Department of Transportation, Sandy Myers, tells The Roanoke Times the tests could start this week. Workers will look […]

Holy Shab-e-Barat today

Many families will prepare traditional foods like handmade rice-bread with beef and halua both at rural and urban areas across the country on the occasion. A good number of Muslims will observe fast on the following day. They will distribute food and sweets among the neighbours and the poor. Besides, foods and money will be […]

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Horoscope

ARIES (March 21 – April 20): Natives of Aries should be particularly careful today, as natives of this sign often find their own courage and enthusiasm to be their downfall. To execute a plan takes time and preparation, regardless of who is carrying it out. TAURUS (April 21 – May 21): Taureans, while often efficient […]

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Pesto taste test

Tony Naylor: It is easy to imagine that pesto has been around for ever. In fact, Sacla’s jarred version of this basil sauce – the first mass-produced pesto distributed in the UK – only appeared on supermarket shelves in 1991. Even in Italy itself, pesto is a relatively modern creation. Historically, the Roman sauces agliata […]

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109 new books hit book fair

As many as 109 new books hit the Amar Ekushey Granthamela on the 8th day of the month-long mega extravaganza that began on February 1, Reports, BSS This year’s book fair already has so far drawn a huge number of visitors soaring sales of books on different genres of literature and other areas of knowledge. […]

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Bozouls: A French Town Perched Above A ‘Hole’

Interesting News Trou de Bozouls, or “the hole of Bozouls”, is a large horseshoe-shaped canyon located near the commune of Bozouls in the Aveyron department in southern France. The meander was dug out in the limestone by the erosive action of running water of the Dourdou river as it flows through the large limestone plateau […]

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A look into the booming e-cigarette industry and the potential misinformation behind its growing success.

Investigating e-cigarettes

The e-cigarette industry is enjoying great success across the United States with over 10 percent of all American adults – an estimated 20 million people – currently vaping. Profits are high, with revenue from the vaping industry doubling in value from $1.75bn in 2013 to $3.5bn in only a two-year space of time. Based on […]

Ghana’s contemporary art hits the streets

ACCRA,  – A satirical cartoon depicting a celebrity in Ghana schooling a British diplomat on how to speak pidgin English won laughter and praise from the crowd at a street festival in Accra, reports BSS. The cartoon lampoons British High Commissioner to Ghana Jon Benjamin who back in April sent a tweet criticising television star […]

Philadelphia Theatre Company gets its theater back

CATIE ROSEMURGY After a long period of uncertainty that threatened its survival, Philadelphia Theatre Company has struck a sweet deal to buy back its home. The troupe on Thursday bought its space at Broad and Lombard Streets for $5 million from TD Bank, which had taken possession of its Suzanne Roberts Theatre after PTC stopped […]

Cliff Richard: police drop one of three investigations

THE LITTLE PRINCE One of the three police investigations into allegations of sex abuse by millionaire singer Sir Cliff Richard has been dropped, according to reports. An unnamed close friend of the singer has said the inquiry has foundered because detectives have been unable to find evidence to substantiate the claims, the Sunday Times reported. […]

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