Study: Global Mental Illness Widespread, Undercounted

Saturday, 06 February 2016
Mental illness accounts for 32 percent of all disability worldwide, a new study shows.   The number of people living with mental illness worldwide is underestimated by more than a third, according to researchers at Harvard University and University College London, who say mental illness accounts for 32 percent of all disability worldwide.  Previously, mental illness was thought to be responsible for 21 percent of global disability. Researchers say people with other health... Read More...

Twitter suspends 125,000 'terrorism' accounts

Saturday, 06 February 2016
        Twitter says it has suspended more than 125,000 accounts since mid-2015 "for threatening or promoting terrorist acts". Photo: Reuters   Twitter said it had suspended more than 125,000 accounts since mid-2015 "for threatening or promoting terrorist acts".In a blog, the US-based firm said the accounts "primarily related to ISIS" (the so-called Islamic State group)."We condemn the use of Twitter to promote terrorism," it said, adding that it had increased its... Read More...

Chinese Drones Likely to Play Key Role in Areas of Conflict

Friday, 05 February 2016
The EHang 184 autonomous aerial vehicle is unveiled at the EHang booth at CES International in Las Vegas, Jan. 6, 2016. The drone is large enough to fit a human passenger.   China has quickly emerged as a leading player in the international race for drone manufacturing, with the products already playing a key role in disputed areas of Iraq, Syria, Pakistan and North Korea.   Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) from China have been used against Islamic State forces by Iraqi... Read More...

Attack on the press a threat to democracy

Friday, 05 February 2016
          President Abdul Hamid yesterday said any attack on the press is a threat to democracy and that journalists must unite to fight the evil forces. “The government believes in the freedom of the press. We want newspapers to exercise this freedom responsibly to serve the country. Any attack on the press is also a great threat to democracy. Journalists have to unite and fight against these evil forces,” he said. The president was speaking as the chief guest at a... Read More...

New Material May Reduce Concussion Effects

Thursday, 04 February 2016
          As the 2016 National Football League season reaches its summit at the Super Bowl this coming Sunday (2/7), scientists are trying to learn how to more effectively protect football players from dangerous and damaging concussions. Researchers at Cardiff and Cambridge Universities say their origami-based material may solve the problem.   Powerful impacts and falls are an inevitable part of American football, the most popular sport in the United States. In 2010,... Read More...


Written on 06/02/2016, 03:30 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
during-utah-funeral-oregon-refuge-occupier-hailed-as-a-hero        Inside a packed Mormon church in this desert town Friday, a leader of the Oregon armed standoff who died in a confrontation with authorities...
Written on 06/02/2016, 03:30 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
snyder-defends-office-s-handling-of-legionnaires-outbreak        Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Friday defended how his office responded to an email flagging a potential link between a surge in Legionnaires'...
Written on 05/02/2016, 14:37 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
officials-in-marine-city-decide-to-keep-police-department        Marine City has decided to keep its police department after considering contracting out law enforcement services to save money. The Times...


Written on 06/02/2016, 03:32 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
cops-foil-bid-to-lay-siege-to-khaleda-house          Police today foiled an attempt of freedom fighters’ children to lay siege to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan residence...
Written on 06/02/2016, 03:31 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
woman-killed-as-truck-hits-her-at-sabujbagh        An unidentified woman is killed after a truck hit her at Sabujbagh in Dhaka early Saturday.   An unidentified woman was killed after a...
Written on 05/02/2016, 14:47 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
cec-6-others-sued-for-polls-irregularities        Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad and six others have been sued in connection with alleged irregularities at a...
Sunrisers snap up Mustafizur Rahman of Bangladesh: IPL 2016

Sunrisers snap up Mustafizur Rahman of Bangladesh: IPL 2016

        Mustafizur Rahman is delighted after picking up a wicket in the first game of...

'Zakir was unbelievable'

'Zakir was unbelievable'

        Mehedi Hasan Miraz (L) and Zakir Hassan etched their names in the annals of...

South Africa brush aside Ireland

South Africa brush aside Ireland

          South Africa secured ninth-place finish in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup...

  • Sunrisers snap up Mustafizur Rahman of Bangladesh: IPL 2016
  • 'Zakir was unbelievable'
  • South Africa brush aside Ireland

United States

US Astronaut on Apollo 14 Dies in Florida
Saturday, 06 February 2016
Thumbnail Apollo astronaut Edgar Mitchell is seen in an undated picture released by NASA.   U.S. astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who flew on the Apollo 14 mission and became the sixth man on the moon, has...


Thumbnail Emergency rescue teams search for victims in a crumbled building.   A strong earthquake struck southern Taiwan near the city of Tainan Saturday, collapsing a massive apartment complex and killing at...

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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