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Flood hampers academic activities in Moulvibazar

Photo: Flood water submerges a primary school in Moulvibazar. Moulvibazar Correspondent :  Educational activities in some 151 institutions of the district remained suspended for nearly one month as flood water entered into those, hampering academic and educational activities. Flood water inundated classrooms, veranda and playground of 351 schools and colleges in five upazilas of the district, according to the sources of ...

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Five hurt as speedboat turns turtle in Padma

Munshiganj, June 27 : Five people sustained minor injuries when a speedboat turned turtle in the middle of the Padma river on Shimulia-Kathalia route near Louhajang on Wednesday. Liakat Ali, officer-in-charge of Louhajang Police Station, said a Kathalbari-bound speedboat with 20 passengers overturned in the middle of the river due to strong current around 9:15 am. Locals on other speedboats ...

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AL’s Jahangir elected Gazipur mayor

Unofficially elected Gazipur City Corporation Mayor Jahangir Alam showing V-sign for victory in a post-polls reaction at Gazipur Club on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Photo: Collected Gazipur, June 27 : Awami League candidate Jahangir Alam was declared elected in Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) elections on Wednesday defeating his rival BNP contestant Hasan Uddin Sarker by a huge margin of 4.10 ...

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17 states sue Trump admin over family separations

In this June 21, 2018, photo, migrant children walk off a bus at the Catholic Charities’ Msgr. Seattle, Jun 27 : Seventeen states, including Washington, New York and California, sued President Donald Trump’s administration Tuesday in an effort to force officials to reunite migrant families who have been separated at the U.S.-Mexico border. Late Tuesday, a federal judge in California ...

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High court OKs Trump’s travel ban, rejects Muslim bias claim

Protesters hold up signs and call out against the Supreme Court ruling upholding President Donald Trump’s travel ban outside the the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Washington, Jun 27 : A sharply divided Supreme Court upheld President Donald Trump’s ban on travel from several mostly Muslim countries Tuesday, the conservative majority taking his side in a major ...

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States sue to pressure Trump to reunite immigrant families

Los Angeles, Jun 27 : Seventeen states, including New York and California, sued the Trump administration Tuesday to force it to reunite the thousands of immigrant children and parents it separated at the U.S.-Mexico border, as the legal and political pressure on the White House to reconnect families more quickly escalated. The states, all led by Democratic attorneys general, joined ...

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Koreas agree to improve North’s railways, but work must wait

Seoul, Jun 27 : The rival Koreas have agreed to jointly study ways to improve North Korea’s outdated railways and link them with the South, as they continued to take conciliatory steps amid global efforts to resolve the standoff over the North’s nuclear weapons. North Korea’s state media on Wednesday acknowledged inter-Korean discussions on “issues arising in reconnecting, updating and ...

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Dem heavyweight loses in NY as Trump picks win

New York, Jun 27 : As Donald Trump’s party came together, a 28-year-old liberal activist ousted top House Democrat Joe Crowley in the president’s hometown Tuesday night, a stunning defeat that suddenly forced Democrats to confront their own internal divisions. Crowley, the No. 4 House Democrat and until Tuesday considered a possible candidate to replace Nancy Pelosi as leader, lost ...

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Sri Lanka wins 3rd test, levels series with West Indies

Bridgetown, Jun 27 : Sri Lanka has drawn its test cricket series with the West Indies 1-1 after winning the third and final match by four wickets on Tuesday at Kensington Oval. The first day-night cricket test in the Caribbean was in the balance when Sri Lanka resumed Day 4 on 81-5 in its second innings, chasing 144 for victory ...

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Croatia ends Iceland’s chances at World Cup with 2-1 win

Rostov-On-Don, Jun 27 : Croatia ended Iceland’s chances at the World Cup and helped out Argentina at the same time. Ivan Perisic capitalized on a defensive error to score a 90th-minute winner Tuesday, giving Croatia a 2-1 win over Iceland and first place in Group D on Tuesday. Iceland could have finished second in the group with a victory because ...

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