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British Govt` s latest £300m pledge, a big boost in cancer fight


London, Sept 14 : The British Government has taken a big step towards getting cancer services into peak condition.The government plans to invest another 300 million pounds in finding tumours earlier as they want patients to help reverse the embarrassingly low survival rates for cancers here compared to other European countries, the Daily Express reported.Plans to improve cancer care in ...

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Bikers escape death as elephant attacks them in West Bengal


Jalpaiguri, Sep 14 : Two men on motorbike narrowly escaped death when an elephant in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal attacked them as they tried to ride past it. The incident happened when the elephant came out on the National Highway 31 from the nearby forest. People waited on the highway for the jumbo to go back into the forest, ...

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Sheikh Hasina wins UN’s ‘Champion of the Earth’ award


Dhaka, Sept. 14 : Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will be handed over ‘ Champion of the Earth’ award during the United Nations General Assembly session to be held in New York later this month.According to the Daily Star, Hasina has been recognised by the United Nations for her contribution towards environmental preservation, Ehsan-ul-Karim, the prime minister’s press secretary, said.The ...

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Afghan Taliban storm Ghazni prison, free nearly 350 inmates


Kabul, Sept. 14 : Taliban militants have stormed a prison in the central Afghan city of Ghazni and freed around 350 inmates on Sunday night, officials said.According to TOLOnews, a number of security forces were killed in the clashes with the Afghan Taliban before the militants attacked the prison.The clashes are still going on in the province and many explosions ...

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Mecca crane crash exposes dangers of construction boom in city


London, Sept. 14 : The crane crash at Mecca’s Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia that killed more than 100 people has exposed the dangers of careless construction boom that some Saudis complain is ruining the holy city.According to The Guardian, Mecca’s residents have lived with rampant building and development work for years as Saudi leaders seek to expand not just ...

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