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From Bitcoin to Big Business, Blockchain Technology Goes Mainstream


Sunday, 28 May 2017
  The technology behind bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is being looked at by more conventional companies and businesses. Known as blockchain, it is a public digital ledger that keeps a running tally of all cryptocurrency transactions within a distributed network of computers. Once they are recorded, transactions cannot be edited or removed, thus adding to the “chain.” “It’s kind of like if you share an Excel file with a group of your employees at the office, but... Read More...
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After UK, Egypt Attacks, Libya Seen as Militants' Haven


Sunday, 28 May 2017
Relatives of Coptic Christians who were killed during a bus attack, surround their coffins, during their funeral service, at Abu Garnous Cathedral in Minya, Egypt, May 17, 2017. The Libya connection in the Manchester concert bombing and Friday’s attack on Christians in Egypt has shone a light on the threat posed by militant Islamic groups that have taken advantage of lawlessness in the troubled North African nation to put down roots, recruit fighters and export jihadists... Read More...
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Protest over fellows’ death: 42 Jahangirnagar University students get bail


Sunday, 28 May 2017
The residential students of Jahangirnagar University (JU) are seen waiting for vehicles as they have left their dormitories on Sunday, May 28, 2017 following a decision of the authorities. Photo: STAR   Forty-two students of Jahangirnagar University today got bail after they were produced before a Dhaka court in connection with a vandalism case. They were picked up by law enforcers yesterday while protesting death of their two fellows in a road crash on Friday and shown... Read More...
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New WHO Chief Stresses Health as Human Right


Thursday, 25 May 2017
  Newly elected director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, May 24, 2017.   Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the World Health Organization’s newly elected director-general, says health as a human right is at the core of his vision for the organization he soon will lead. The former Ethiopian health and foreign minister is the first African chosen to head the... Read More...
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Robotics Contest for Youth Promotes Innovation for Economic Growth in Africa


Wednesday, 24 May 2017
  The hum of tiny machines fills a fenced-off obstacle course, as small robots compete to gather mock natural resources such as diamonds and gold. The robots were built by teams of young people gathered in Dakar for the annual Pan-African Robotics Competition. They're among the several hundred middle school and high school students from Senegal and surrounding countries who spent last week in Dakar building robots. Organizers of the annual robotics competition say the goal... Read More...

Michigan

Written on 28/05/2017, 09:46 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
group-protests-use-of-belle-isle-for-detroit-grand-prix  Citizens with the group, “Belle Isle Concern” protest along E. Jefferson in Detroit at the foot of the Belle Isle bridge, Saturday afternoon, May 27,...
Written on 28/05/2017, 09:44 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
detroit-man-pulls-young-brothers-away-from-pit-bulls Elgin Harris, 27, of Detroit, stands outside his northwest Detroit apartment and talks about how he saved two young boys from a pit bull attack Friday...
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michigan-lottery-numbers-for-wednesday-may-24These numbers were drawn Wednesday: Midday: 170, 1532 Evening: 112, 8780 Fantasy 5: 4, 6, 8, 29, 32 Thursday jackpot: $105K Keno: 7, 8, 15, 16, 18,...

Bangladesh

Written on 28/05/2017, 09:51 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
14-lakh-new-jobs-created-in-1-5yrs-bbs Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) officials launch a survey report at BBS auditorium in Dhaka on Sunday, May 28, 2017. Photo: Mohammad...
Written on 28/05/2017, 09:50 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
full-text-of-blogger-rajib-murder-verdict-released   The High Court today released the full text of its verdict that confirmed death penalty of two convicts in blogger Rajib Haider murder case. The...
Written on 28/05/2017, 09:49 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
barapukuria-graft-case-no-legal-bar-to-continue-trial-of-khaleda BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. File photo   The Supreme Court today cleared the way for lower court to continue the trial proceedings against BNP...
Waiting in the shadows

Waiting in the shadows

Ahead of Bangladesh's first warm-up game against Pakistan at Edgbaston, the focus, especially...

Tigers overcome Kiwi challenge

Tigers overcome Kiwi challenge

Bangladesh's Mahmudullah Riyad (L) and Mushfiqur Rahim celebrate the winning runs against...

Manchester United win Europa League

Manchester United win Europa League

Manchester United players celebrate with the Europa League trophy beating Ajax Amsterdam...

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United States

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International

Thumbnail   Afghan policemen transport the body of a police after gunmen attack in Jalalabad city eastern Afghanistan, May 17, 2017.   A Taliban infiltrator has gunned down six government forces in southern...

Hefazat-e-Islam refuses to meet Shahbagh youths delegation

Hefazat-e-Islam, a radical Islamist organisation based in Hathazari upazila of Chittagong, on Wednesday refused to hold a meeting with Shahbagh demonstrators.

“There is no question of holding a dialogue with the protesters whom we will not allow to enter Chittagong,” said Azizul Haque Islamabadi, organising secretary of the Islamist group.

Meanwhile, the law enforcers in Feni on Wednesday requested Imran H Sarker, convener of the Shahbagh Gonojagoron Mancha, to return to Dhaka to avert any possible untoward incident during his Chittagong visit.

Imran along with his team was heading towards Chittagong to hold a meeting with Ahmed Shafi, chief of the Hefazat-e-Islam.

The team was in Feni when this report was filed.

However, Imran, also a key organiser of Shahbagh Gonojagoron Mancha, is yet to take any decision whether they will go to Chittagong, said Bappaditya Basu, president of Bangladesh Chhatra Moitree.

On Tuesday, the protesters of Gonojagoron Mancha postponed their Wednesday’s rally in the port city amid threats from radical Islamists and imposition of Section 144 by police in Chittagong.

The Section 144 prohibits gathering of more than five people.

Meanwhile, three homemade bombs were exploded near the Gonojagoron Mancha before the Chittagong Press Club around 8:25pm Tuesday, sending a wave of panic in the area.

Many people were seen running for shelter at the time in the area.

Police detained one person from the spot for his alleged link with the blasts.

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