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Londoners ‘face floods, droughts and blackouts by 2050 caused by effects of climate change’

Londoners face floods, droughts and blackouts by 2050 due to the effects of climate change, according to researchers. Without urgent action to curb greenhouse gases, billions of people living in the world’s large cities face similar problems by mid-century. Scientists also warned food supplies will become threatened in major cities including Barcelona, Moscow and Oslo within the next 30 years. ...

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Former UK foreign minister Hague calls for legalizing pot

London, June 19 : Former British Foreign Minister William Hague is calling for the government to take steps toward legalizing marijuana. He wrote in Tuesday’s edition of The Daily Telegraph that the battle against cannabis use has been lost and that it is “deluded” to pretend otherwise. Hague has changed his public stance on cannabis policy days after the government ...

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William Hague calls for Theresa May to legalise cannabis

Ex-Conservative leader says policy is ‘inappropriate, ineffective and out of date’ William Hague, the former leader of the Conservative party, has urged Theresa May to legalise cannabis, saying the UK’s drug policy is “inappropriate, ineffective and utterly out of date” and that the “battle is effectively over”. Lord Hague said issuing orders to the police to stop people smoking cannabis ...

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Celebrating marking satellite launch postponed for flood

Dhaka, Jun 19 : Considering the worsening flood situation and inclement weather government on Tuesday postponed a scheduled programme to celebrate the launching of Bangladesh’s maiden satellite Bangabandhu-1. The programme was scheduled to be held at Bangabandhu International Convention Center on June 24. Bangladesh launched its first geostationary communications satellite, the Bangabandhu-1, into orbit by US space transport company SpaceX ...

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Thousands marooned in Sylhet flood

Sylhet Office :  Some 40,000 residents of the district’s Beanibazar upazila have been marooned in flashfloods amidst alarming rise of water levels in Surma, Kushiara and Sonai rivers. According to sources, at least four upazilas in the district have their communication system cut off from the rest of the country. Beanibazar Upazila Nirbahi Officer Kazi Arifur Rahman said breaching of ...

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Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti resigns after BJP exits alliance with PDP

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) broke its alliance with Jammu and Kashmir’s ruling Peoples Democratic Party on Tuesday, forcing Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to resign at the end of an uneasy partnership at a time when fresh violence was stalking the militancy-hit state.   “It has become untenable for the BJP to continue in the alliance government in Jammu and ...

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BNP to stage demo across country Thursday

BNP senior leader Ruhul Kabir Rizvi. File photo Dhaka, June 19 : Leaders and activists of BNP will stage demonstrations across the country on Thursday demanding the release of its chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail. The programme is also meant for mounting pressure on the government to ensure proper treatment of Khaleda. BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi ...

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Bill on BADC placed in JS

Dhaka, June 19 : A bill titled ‘Bangladesh Agriculture Development Corporation (BADC) Bill 2018’ was placed in the Parliament with a provision of fine and jail term for defying BADC notices and damaging its property. Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury placed the Bill and it was sent to the respective parliamentary standing committee for further examination. The committee was asked to ...

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Rohingyas put acute strain on host communities, resources in Cox’s Bazar

Bangladesh registers 2nd largest number of new refugees in 2017: UNHCR     Dhaka, Jun 19 : The enormous Rohingya influx into Bangladesh has placed acute strain on host communities and resources in Cox’s Bazar district where most of the Rohingyas are concentrated, says a new global report on Tuesday. Bangladesh, in 2017, registered the second-largest number of new refugee ...

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