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Provide division to Shahidul Alam in jail: HC

Dhaka, Sep 5 : The High Court on Wednesday directed the authorities concerned to provide first-class division to photographer Shahidul Alam in jail. A bench of Justice Borhanuddin and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman passed the order after hearing a writ petition filed by Shahidul’s lawyer Sarah Hossain. Sara said they earlier filed the writ petition with a lower court seeking ...

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14 houses gutted at Rohingya camp in Teknaf

Cox’s Bazar, Sep 5 : A fire that broke out at a Rohingya camp in Chakmarkul area in Teknaf upazila early Wednesday burned down 14 houses. The fire incident occurred around 3:30 am on the western block of the camp. Locals and police doused the flame after one and half hours of frantic efforts around 5 am, said Dipankar Karmakar, ...

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WHO warning over global lack of exercise

Very little progress has been made in reducing levels of inactivity worldwide, experts have warned. A WHO report estimates that more than a quarter of people worldwide – 1.4 billion – are not doing enough physical exercise, a figure that has barely improved since 2001.   Inactivity raises the risk of a raft of health problems, such as heart disease, ...

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Deadly ‘rat fever’ in flood-ravaged Indian state

“Rat fever” and other diseases have killed 14 people in the southern Indian state of Kerala after the worst floods in almost a century, authorities said Tuesday.   The separate death toll from the monsoon floods that forced more than a million people from their homes in Kerala last month has meanwhile risen to 486, the government said.  “We had ...

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Half of over 60s ‘ignore bowel cancer screening in England’

Half of people in England sent a home-testing kit for bowel cancer in 2015 did not use it, according to research in the European Journal of Cancer. Fewer men than women returned the kits, which are designed to detect the disease before symptoms appear.   The current screening kit requires small stool samples to be posted for screening in specially ...

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Elevator plummets at Tehran site, kills 6 workers

Iran’s official IRNA news agency reports that an elevator at a construction site plummeted multiple floors, killing six construction workers in the capital Tehran. Jalal Maleki, spokesman for the Tehran Fire Department, tells IRNA the incident took place Tuesday night in the Chitgar district. Unofficial reports said the elevator plunged more than 20 stories.   The semi-official ISNA news agency ...

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9 killed as Japan hit by strongest typhoon in 25 years

At least nine people were killed and 300 others injured as Typhoon Jebi made landfall in western Japan on Tuesday, reports UPI. Officials said two men in their 70s were killed, one when he fell from his roof in Osaka prefecture — and the other when a warehouse collapsed in Shiga prefecture, NHK public radio reported.   The storm, named ...

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Punish me as much as you want, Khaleda tells court

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has expressed her dissatisfaction over the trial proceedings inside the Old Dhaka jailhouse in the Zia Charitable Trust graft case.   She told the court that there is “no justice here”.  The former prime minister told the judge in the absence of her lawyers, “You can punish me for as long as you want, but I ...

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Bernicat discusses UNGA, Rohingya issues with FS

Outgoing US Ambassador Marcia Bernicat Dhaka, Sept 5 : Outgoing US Ambassador Marcia Bernicat on Wednesday held a meeting with Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque where they discussed political and Rohingya issues with special focus on the upcoming United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). They discussed about the UN Security Council and Rohingya issue, Bernicat told reporters after the meeting at ...

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30 JS seats to be kept aside for minorities if JaPa comes to power: Ershad

Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad. File Photo. Dhaka, Sept 4 : Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad on Tuesday said 30 parliamentary seats will be kept reserved for the minority communities if his party comes to power. “This declaration will be made in the election manifesto of the party for the next general election,” he said while exchanging views with the ...

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