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Day: June 22, 2015

Britain’s heaviest man dies aged 33
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Britain’s heaviest man dies aged 33

    The UK’s heaviest man, who weighed 65 stone, has been found dead in his Dover flat. The fire brigade, police and ambulance personnel took several hours to remove Carl Thompson, 33, from his home. His body was removed using a small crane. A police spokesman said: “Kent police was called at 10.38am on 21 June, to a property in Dofras Place, Dover, following reports that a man in his 30s had died. Officers do not believe the death to be suspicious.” The coroner would be notified, the police spokesman said. Thompson, 33, had been housebound for over a year after doctors warned he needed to lose 70% of his body weight. Consuming 10,000 calories every day – four times the usual daily amount for a man – the 33-year-old reportedly spent about £200 a week on takeaways and ...
People to pay for NID card renewal, corrections
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

People to pay for NID card renewal, corrections

    People will have to pay for renewal and correction of any information in their National Identity (NID) cards from September. The Election Commission (EC) on Sunday issued a gazette notification imposing the new charge for this service, which are not provided free of cost. As a new rule, any person will have to pay Tk 100 for renewal of NID card or Tk 150 for emergency delivery. If the card is lost or damaged, the person will have to pay Tk 200 (emergency Tk 300) for first time, Tk 300 (emergency Tk 500) for second time and Tk 500 (emergency Tk 1,000) to get a new copy. As per existing law, all the NID cards must be renewed after 15 years from the date of its issuance, said Brig Gen Sultanuzzaman Md. Saleh Uddin, Director General of NID wing of the EC. Besides, the EC...
Welfare cuts: government vows to go ahead with £12bn squeeze
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Welfare cuts: government vows to go ahead with £12bn squeeze

    The government is pushing ahead with plans to cut £12bn from the welfare budget despite growing political opposition and widespread anti-austerity protests. The plans are expected to include capping benefits at £23,000 a year for each family and making cuts to housing benefits and tax credits. The exact details will be revealed in next month's Budget. David Cameron has justified the cuts by warning that Britain must stop the "merry-go-round" of benefits dependency, says the Daily Telegraph. He is promising to transform Britain "from a low wage, high tax, high welfare society to a higher wage, lower tax, lower welfare society". Chancellor George Osborne and Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith have also defended their plans, insisting that it will take ten ye...