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Iqra Disabled Childrens Hospital start indoor patient service Oct 31

A charity organisation is going to start indoor patient service through opening new wards for the people with disabilities from October 31. The organisers at a press briefing announced it tuesday. In his written statement placed before the media persons, Muktabis Un Nur, chairman of the ‘Iqra International’s Bangladesh chapter, said the organisation started its journey in Bangladesh in 1996 ...

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Police Raids to stop prostitution an ‘eyewash’

Almost all residential hotels in Sylhet allegedly run illegal prostitution rackets with the support of law enforcers who, according to locals, conduct raids at these establishments only as an “eyewash.” Meanwhile, a recent intelligence report has termed the activity as a key cause behind the rise of crime in the area. In a raid, the Sylhet Kotwali Police Station on ...

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Illegal sand lifting from Surma riverbed goes on unabated

Illegal sand lifting from river Surma in different areas of Ali nogor union under Biyanibazar Upazila in Sylhet district is going on unabated, causing serious risk for the river bank and nearby cultivable lands. Sources said a section of local influential sand traders are involved in this heinous act like   lifting of sand from the river in collusion with some ...

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China says US warship’s Spratly islands passage ‘illegal’

Chinese officials have condemned a US ship’s passage near disputed islands in the South China Sea as “illegal”. The guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen breached the 12-nautical mile zone China claims around Subi and Mischief reefs in the Spratly archipelago. The freedom of navigation operation is a serious challenge to China’s claims over the artificial islands. Its foreign ministry said the ...

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European Parliament votes against net neutrality amendments

The European Parliament has voted against a set of rules intended to safeguard “net neutrality” in the EU. A series of amendments to a regulation on how internet traffic is managed in Europe were all rejected by MEPs. Proponents of net neutrality, who demand that web traffic be treated equally by networks, have already criticised the move. The existing legislation, ...

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India court upholds sedition charge against Hardik Patel

A court in the western Indian state of Gujarat has refused to dismiss charges of sedition against a firebrand young leader of the Patel caste. However, the court told the police to drop charges of “promoting enmity between two communities or groups” against him. Hardik Patel, 22, was caught on camera earlier this month telling his supporters to “kill policemen ...

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Migrant crisis threatens EU cohesion, warn Tusk and Schulz

The president of the European Council has warned that the migrant crisis could threaten the cohesion of the EU. Donald Tusk told the European Parliament the challenge was the biggest the EU had faced for a decade. Meanwhile Parliament President Martin Schulz accused European governments of putting national interests above finding solutions as a community. The UN’s refugee agency (UNHCR) ...

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Afghanistan-Pakistan quake: Rescue efforts expanded

Rescue efforts are being stepped up to help those affected by the magnitude-7.5 earthquake which hit remote areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan on Monday. More than 360 people are known to have died, most of them in Pakistan, and at least 2,000 were injured. Rescue teams have been sent to remote mountainous areas where the impact of the quake is ...

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Turkey confirms shelling Kurdish fighters in Syria

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has confirmed that the Turkish military has attacked Kurdish fighters in northern Syria. The Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) said Turkey shot at its forces in the town of Tal Abyad on Sunday. The YPG has been a key ally of the US in fighting the so-called Islamic State (IS) group in Syria. Turkey fears ...

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Processed meats do cause cancer: WHO

Processed meats – such as bacon, sausages and ham – do cause cancer, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Its report said 50g of processed meat a day – less than two slices of bacon – increased the chance of developing colorectal cancer by 18%. Meanwhile, it said red meats were “probably carcinogenic” but there was limited evidence. But ...

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