What is Killing Honeybees?

Friday, 29 July 2016
A hive of honeybees appears on display at the Vermont Beekeeping Supply booth at the annual Vermont Farm Show at the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex Junction, Vt.   While Polish scientists found that certain pesticides are devastating the honeybees’ immune system, British scientists report insecticides are also devastating the honeybees’ reproductive abilities. According to a study published in the leading biological research journal of the Royal Society, two... Read More...

E-Cigarettes Found More Harmful Than Thought

Friday, 29 July 2016
A smoker demonstrates an e-cigarette at Vape store in Chicago, April 23, 2014. A new study found that toxicity levels of e-cigarettes can fluctuate with the temperature, type and age of the device, a new study has found.   While less harmful than regular cigarettes, the electronic substitutes, the so-called e-cigarettes, contain toxic chemicals whose levels vary with temperature, type and age of the device. According to a new study done at the Lawrence Berkeley National... Read More...

New Crop of Robots to Vie for Space in Operating Room

Thursday, 28 July 2016
Surgeons use the robot da Vinci to aid a hernia operation, at the University Hospital Geneva, in Geneva, Switzerland, Nov. 13, 2008.   Even though many doctors see need for improvement, surgical robots are poised for big gains in operating rooms around the world. Within five years, one in three U.S. surgeries — more than double current levels — is expected to be performed with robotic systems, with surgeons sitting at computer consoles guiding mechanical arms.... Read More...

Stay alert against ICT use by terrorists: PM

Thursday, 28 July 2016
Renewing her resolve to crush terrorism and militancy from the country with the help of people, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday, July 28, 2016, urged all to stay alert as terrorists are using ICT in their evil works.   Renewing her resolve to crush terrorism and militancy from the country with the help of people, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday urged all to stay alert as terrorists are using ICT in their evil works. "Though good works are done through the... Read More...

Dolly’s Cloned Relatives in Good Health

Wednesday, 27 July 2016
The offspring of the first cloned sheep appear to be healthy, according to a new study.   The cloned offspring of the first cloned animal are in good health after their eighth birthday, according to a new study. The four sheep, Debbie, Denise, Dianna and Daisy, are the offspring of Dolly the sheep, who, 20 years ago, became the first cloned animal. At age eight, they are roughly the same age as a human between 60 and 70 years old. Writing in the journal Nature... Read More...


Written on 29/07/2016, 10:12 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
ford-surprises-with-lower-2q-profit-on-trouble-in-us-chinaFord Motor Co.'s shares tumbled Thursday after it reported weaker-than-expected second-quarter earnings and warned that things could get worse in the...
Written on 29/07/2016, 10:11 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
auto-dealership-worker-pinned-between-vehicles-identifiedOfficials have identified a car dealership employee who died after being pinned between two vehicles on the company's lot in Dearborn. WDIV-TV reports...
Written on 28/07/2016, 10:40 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
records-2-pollutants-found-in-2-michigan-water-suppliesRecords show pollutants that have been linked to health problems including cancer and childhood developmental issues have been found in public drinking...


Written on 29/07/2016, 10:15 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
rampal-for-neighbouring-country-s-interest-bnp The rampal power plant site in Bagerhat, Bangladesh. Photo: Anisur Rahman/Star   The government is constructing Rampal coal-fired power plant near...
Written on 29/07/2016, 10:14 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
prisoners-being-shifted-to-newly-built-keraniganj-central-jail Prisoners from Dhaka Central Jail are being shifted to newly-built central jail in Keraniganj amid additional security on Friday, July 29, 2016. Photo:...
Written on 29/07/2016, 10:13 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
inu-asks-dcs-to-play-due-role-in-curbing-militancy Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu on Friday, July 29, 2016 calls upon the deputy commissioners to play their due role in eliminating...
Schweinsteiger announces international retirement

Schweinsteiger announces international retirement

Bastian Schweinsteiger won 120 caps for Germany during a glittering career. Photo:...

Mustafizur needs surgery

Mustafizur needs surgery

Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Rahman.   Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Rahman seems destined to go...

Injury likely to end Mustafizur Rahman’s Sussex season

Injury likely to end Mustafizur Rahman’s Sussex season

Mustafizur Rahman arrives at the Sussex dressing room in Hove. Photos taken from Sussex County...

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United States

Thumbnail   Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton have secured their party's nomination for president.   As if the process to nominate Democratic and Republican candidates were not...


Thumbnail China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi, attends the 23rd ASEAN regional retreat meeting in Vientiane, Laos, July 26, 2016.   With assertive rhetoric, China appears to have scored a diplomatic victory in the...

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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