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Strongest typhoon in quarter century hits Japan

The strongest typhoon to hit Japan in 25 years made landfall Tuesday, the country’s weather agency said, bringing violent winds and heavy rainfall that prompted evacuation warnings. Typhoon Jebi, packing winds of up to 216 kilometres (135 miles) per hour, made landfall around midday in western Japan near areas still recovering from deadly record rains earlier this summer.   Prime ...

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Heatwave: 2018 was the joint hottest summer for UK

2018 was the joint hottest summer on record for the UK as a whole, and the hottest ever for England, the Met Office has announced. It said highs for summer 2018 were tied with those of 1976, 2003 and 2006 for being the highest since records began in 1910.   England’s average temperatures narrowly beat those seen in 1976, they ...

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Jalaluddin Haqqani, founder of Afghan militant network, dies

The founder of the Haqqani militant network has died after several years of illness, the Afghan Taliban has announced. Jalaluddin Haqqani was a significant militant figure in Afghanistan and had close ties to both the Taliban and al-Qaeda.   The Haqqani network has been behind many of the co-ordinated attacks on Afghan and Nato forces in recent years.   His ...

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Man killed in clash over land dispute in Gopalganj

Photo: Two groups of villagers with bamboo sticks lock into a fierce clash over a land dispute in Dakhshin Fukra village of Kashiani upazila on Monday, September 4, 2018. Gopalganj, Sept 4 : A man was killed in a clash over land dispute in Dakhshin Fukra village of Kashiani upazila on Monday. The deceased was identified as Hingul Sarder, 45, ...

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Bangladesh Bank moves to stop collateral fraud

Data repository to help lenders avoid risks from March 2019 Dhaka, Sept 4 : Banks are not unfamiliar to unscrupulous borrowers who tend to secure loans by offering same piece of land property as collateral from multiple lenders. A tricky situation arises when a certain bank wants to seize collateral to recoup its losses from defaulting borrower and suddenly finds ...

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Jhikargachha UZ chairman sacked over graft charges

Photo: Jhikargachha Upazila Parishad Chairman Sabira Nazmul Munni. Jashore, Sept 4 : Jhikargachha Upazila Parishad Chairman Sabira Nazmul Munni has been dismissed from her post after being convicted in a graft case. Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives issued a letter in this regard, said Jahidul Islam, upazila nirbahi officer of Jhikargachha. “The letter was forwarded to the ...

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TV journalist Mamunur Rashid passes away

Ekushey TV senior reporter Mamunur Rashid. Photo: Collected Dhaka, Sept 4 : Young journalist Mamunur Rashid died while undergoing treatment at the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases in the capital on Monday night. Mamunur Rashid, a senior reporter of Ekushey TV covering the Prime Minister’s beat, breathed his last around 11:30 pm, his colleagues said. He was a student of ...

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UK BNP leader held in Sylhet

Sylhet Office : Police detained BNP UK unit Joint General Secretary Shohidul Islam Mamun from his residence in the city’s Badambagich area on Monday afternoon. Based on obvious allegation, the law enforcers arrested him from his residence, said Md Abdul Wahab, additional deputy commissioner (Media) of Sylhet Metropolitan Police (SMP). The police official, however, denied disclosing the matter. Meanwhile, sources ...

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New labour law to have fresh facilities for workers; Bill okayed

Photo: PM Sheikh Hasina chairs cabinet meeting at Bangladesh secretariat on September 3, 2018. Dhaka, Sept 3 : The Cabinet on Monday approved in principle the draft of Bangladesh Labour Act (Amendment) Bill, 2018 with new facilities for workers and reduced punishment for them. The approval was given at the weekly meeting of the Cabinet held at the secretariat with ...

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Autism may increase depression risk

People with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) — especially without intellectual disability — may have a greater risk of depression in their young adulthood, a new study, led by an Indian-origin researcher, suggests.   ASD are developmental conditions with difficulties in reciprocal social interaction and restricted and repetitive behaviours and interests.  According to the researchers, including Dheeraj Rai from the University ...

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