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Fenchuganj flood situation worsens; 30,000 marooned

Sylhet Office : The flood situation in Fenchuganj upazila of the district deteriorated further, leaving 30,000 people of 25 villages in five unions marooned. The Kushiara River was flowing 118 cm above the danger level at Fenchuganj Bazar on Wednesday, said sources at the local Water Development Board office. Locals said Baghmara, Pitaitikor, Chhattis, Uttar Islampur, Monurtuk, KM Tilla, Fenchuganj ...

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8 Brazil fans accused in hacking Argentina supporters in Khulna

Argentina supporter Shukur Hawlader and his wife Minu were admitted to Khulna Medical College Hospital. Photo: Collected Khulna, June 20 : An attempt to murder case has been filed against eight Brazil fans for hacking an Argentinean supporter and his wife in Daulatpur upazila. Dhalu Sheikh, a relative of the victim, filed the case with Daulatpur Police Station early Tuesday, ...

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Taliban targets army checkpoints in Afghanistan killing 30 troops

Afghan security officials inspect the scene of a suicide bombing incident in western Badghis province. Photo: Collected Kabul, Jun 20 : An Afghan official says at least 30 soldiers were killed when Taliban fighters targeted two checkpoints in western Badghis province. Abdul Aziz Beg, head of the provincial council in Badghis, says Taliban fighters first attacked the checkpoints then ambushed ...

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Saudi-led coalition displays Yemeni arms allegedly from Iran

Abu Dhabi, Jun 20 : Officials in a Saudi-led coalition battling Shiite rebels for control of a crucial port in Yemen on Tuesday displayed weapons captured on the battlefield that they say show Iran is arming the insurgents. Iran long has denied arming the rebels, known as Houthis, despite reports by the United Nations, Western countries and outside groups linking ...

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Indonesia raises number of ferry sinking missing to 166

Tigaras Port, Jun 20 : Indonesian officials say 166 people are missing from a ferry sinking Monday evening at a popular lake on Sumatra, a much higher number than previously believed. The boat didn’t have a passenger manifest and disaster officials have several times raised the number of people it was carrying as distraught relatives who rushed to Lake Toba ...

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Council fines rogue letting and managing agents £150,000

Tower Hamlets is tackling rogue letting and managing agents by issuing around £150,000 in fines. After being one of the first boroughs to contribute to the Mayor of London’s rogue landlord checker, the council has been conducting checks on the 401 letting agents and landlords listed on their database. It has also been investigating those reported by members of the ...

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PMQs verdict: May fails to answer Corbyn in NHS ding-dong

An exchange on financial credibility in which the Labour leader has the best of the argument Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn returned to the issue of NHS funding and the Brexit dividend this week, with Corbyn referring to May’s claim that money for the NHS would come from Brexit, economic growth and taxes. As there will be no Brexit dividend ...

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Brexit row: GCHQ chief stresses UK’s role in foiling European terror plots

Jeremy Fleming’s comments can be seen as riposte to EU threats to end UK access to security databases Britain supplied key information to help break up terrorist operations in four European countries in the last year, one of its intelligence chiefs revealed on Tuesday, as the UK upped the ante in the growing row over post-Brexit security. The director of ...

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Gosport hospital: more than 450 patients died due to opioid drugs policy

Inquiry says 200 more patients may have had shorter lives due to overprescription of opioids More than 450 patients died and possibly 200 more had their lives shortened because of a Hampshire hospital’s practice of giving opioid drugs without medical justification, a major inquiry has found. The independent report found that Dr Jane Barton, the GP who ran wards at ...

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