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BGB deployed in 3 cities ahead of polls

Rajshahi, Jul 28 : Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) members have been deployed in Rajshahi, Barishal and Sylhet cities ahead of the city corporation elections. A total 19platoons of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) members have been deployed in Rajshahi, 15 platoons in Barishal and 14 platoons in Sylhet cities, said BGB sources. The border guards were deployed at different parts of ...

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Monsoon rains collapse houses in northern India, killing 37

At least 37 people have been killed this week as monsoon rains triggered house collapses and flooded wide swaths of land in northern India. Weather officials have predicted more rains in the next 48 hours in India’s most populous state of Uttar Pradesh.   Government spokesman Awanish Awasthi said Saturday that the deaths occurred since rains started on Thursday night. ...

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Les Moonves: CBS investigates report of ‘misconduct’

US television network CBS says it is investigating reports detailing allegations of sexual misconduct by its top executive Les Moonves. The claims of unwanted kissing and touching have been published in the New Yorker magazine.   In a statement, CBS said it was looking into the allegations and would “take appropriate action”.   Mr Moonves, 68, told the magazine that ...

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UK MPs call for social media regulation

  The UK faces a “democratic crisis” due to the spread of “pernicious views” and the manipulation of personal data, a parliamentary committee is set to warn. The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee has been investigating disinformation and fake news following the Cambridge Analytica data scandal.  In its first report it will suggest social media companies should face ...

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Pakistan parties announce protests demanding new elections

A group of Pakistani political parties on Friday announced protests demanding new elections following allegations of rigging in this week’s nationwide polls that were won by cricket hero Imran Khan’s party.   “We will run a movement for holding of elections again. There will be protests,” said Maulana Fazalur Rehman from the All Parties Conference, which included the outgoing ruling ...

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Sara Hossain made member of Inquiry Commission on protests in occupied Palestine

Barrister Sara Hossain. Photo: Collected Dhaka, July 27 : Barrister Sara Hossain, a Supreme Court lawyer, has been named as one of the three members of the ‘Commission of Inquiry’ on the 2018 protests in the occupied Palestinian territory. President of the UN Human Rights Council Ambassador Vojislav Suc (Slovenia) announced the appointment on Wednesday. The two other members are ...

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World’s oldest person, a Japanese woman, dies at 117

Tokyo, Jul 27 : The world’s oldest person, a 117-year-old Japanese woman, has died. Chiyo Miyako died Sunday. Her death was confirmed Friday by Kanagawa prefecture, her home state south of Tokyo. Miyako, born on May 2, 1901, became the world’s oldest person in April after Nabi Tajima from Kikai island in southern Japan died at the age of 117. ...

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Eye test can now detect early signs of dementia, says study

A new study suggests that a simple eye test by opticians can help gauge the risk of developing dementia. According to a report in BBC, scientists have now discovered that those with thinner retinas are more prone to be suffering from problems of reasoning and memory. The study, published in JAMA Neurology had taken into account 32,000 people and, using ...

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Imran Khan receives VVIP protocol

Prime minister in-waiting Imran Khan was provided VVIP security protocol, meant for the head of government, on Thursday.   Senior police officers said he was given the protocol after the PTI won a majority in the National Assembly in the July 25 elections, as he would likely be the next prime minister.  In light of this, security measures were mounted ...

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UK-France trains hit by heatwave

  Train service between Britain and France was hit by the heatwave on Friday, with passengers warned to expect delays and problems with the air conditioning. “It’s a very busy day, it’s the day when everyone leaves on holiday,” a said a spokesman for Eurotunnel, which operates a drive-on train service for cars and trucks going through the Channel Tunnel. ...

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