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Flood plays havoc in Sylhet, Sunamganj

Staff Reporter Tens of thousands of people have been left stranded and without power as the monstrous wave of flood is ravaging Sylhet and Sunamganj districts with new areas going under water every day. The flood-hit people were passing time amid great misery for lack of shelter, food and drinking water. A power outage in the two districts caused by ...

North Korea deploys national medical teams after hundreds ill with unidentified intestinal disease

International Desk North Korea said Friday that hundreds of families have fallen ill with an unidentified intestinal disease, heaping pressure on a crumbling healthcare system already strained by Covid-19. Pyongyang announced its first coronavirus cases last month and activated a “maximum emergency epidemic prevention system”, with leader Kim Jong Un putting himself front and centre of the government’s response. Even ...

Rohingyas to stage demo today

Staff Reporter Rohingyas at various camps in Cox’s Bazar are going to stage a demonstration titled ‘Go Home’ today (Sunday). The demonstration will be staged to press home a total of 19 demands, including an end to killings at refugee camps and their repatriation to Myanmar. The local police haven’t provided permission to stage the demonstration as of filing of ...

UK reveals plan to electronically tag some migrants

International Desk Some asylum claimants who arrived in the UK in small boats or in the back of lorries could be electronically tagged under a new Home Office trial. A 12-month trial could apply to adults due to be removed from the UK after arriving via what the government calls “dangerous or unnecessary” routes. Boris Johnson said it was important ...

Macron’s second term on line in parliamentary election

International Desk French voters head to the polls Sunday for the final round of parliamentary elections, with centrist President Emmanuel Macron’s coalition looking to hold off a challenge from a newly formed leftwing alliance. The vote will be decisive for Macron’s second-term agenda following his re-election in April, with the 44-year-old needing a majority in order to push through promised ...

Flood: Stranded 21 DU students being taken to Sylhet

Sylhet Correspondent The 21 students of Dhaka University (DU), who were trapped by floods in a restaurant while visiting Tanguar Haor in Sunamganj, are being taken to Sylhet with the help of Bangladesh Army personnel. Inter Services Public Relation (ISPR) confirmed the information on Sunday. Earlier, they were moved to Sylhet District Police Lines from Sunamganj.The students were trapped by ...

WHO drops endemic country distinction for monkeypox

International Desk The World Health Organization says it has removed the distinction between endemic and non-endemic countries in its data on monkeypox to better unify the response to the virus. Until the past few months, monkeypox had generally been confined to Western and Central Africa but is now present in several continents. “We are removing the distinction between endemic and ...

Europe swelters in record-breaking June heatwave

International Desk Spain, France and other western European nations sweltered over the weekend under a blistering June heatwave that has sparked forest fires and concerns such early summer blasts of hot weather will now become the norm. The weekend’s soaring temperatures were the peak of a June heatwave in line with scientists’ predictions that such phenomena will now strike earlier ...

Putin lambasts the West and declares the end of ‘the era of the unipolar world’

International Desk Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared the end of “the era of the unipolar world” in a combative speech that lambasted Western countries at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on Friday. “When they won the Cold War, the US declared themselves God’s own representatives on earth, people who have no responsibilities — only interests. They have declared ...

US approves Covid vaccines for youngest kids

Online Desk US health authorities on Saturday cleared the Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines for children aged five and younger, in a move President Joe Biden greeted as a “monumental step” in the fight against the virus. The United States thus became the first country to approve use of the so-called mRNA vaccines for children as young as six months. ...