Malaysian Official Says Wing Flap is From Boeing 777

Sunday, 02 August 2015
Malaysia's Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai speaks during a news conference at a hotel near the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, July 19, 2014.   Minister Liow Tiong Lai said French authorities and plane maker Boeing were among those who have confirmed that the so-called flaperon came off a 777 jet. It has been taken to France for further analysis, which is due to begin on Wednesday. He also said Malaysia is reaching out to territories near Reunion Island,... Read More...

Record rainfall already

Sunday, 02 August 2015
          After two consecutive dry monsoons, the country this year experiences 25 percent more rainfall than usual, hampering daily life and livelihoods of people, the Met office said.   Following heavy rainfall yesterday, Bandarban town and many districts in the coastal region including Cox's Bazar, Noakhali, Feni, Khulna, Barisal, Bagerhat, Patuakhali, Barguna and Satkhira were freshly inundated.    The Chittagong division is experiencing the heaviest rainfall... Read More...

Symbol of negligence

Sunday, 02 August 2015
        A thick layer of mud and filth on the road in front of Geriatric Hospital (Prabin Hospital) in the capital's Agargoan has turned part of the road completely unusable. The stretch has been like this for around a year now as the drainage systems there remain blocked with filth, thanks to carelessness of the authorities. The photo has been taken recently. Photo: Sk Enamul Haq   A thick black patch of sewage covers the road and entrance to Bangladesh Association for... Read More...

UN: At Least 1,332 Iraqis Killed By Violence in July

Saturday, 01 August 2015
Civilians inspect a crater caused by a suicide car bombing at a busy market in Khan Bani Saad in the Diyala province, about 30 kilomters (20 miles) northeast of Baghdad, Iraq, July 18, 2015.   At least 1,332 Iraqis were killed by violence in July amid the war against the Islamic State group, a slight drop from June, according to U.N. figures released Saturday.   The U.N. mission to Iraq said that at least 844 civilians were among the dead, while 488 members of Iraqi... Read More...

I've no right to talk about Teesta now

Saturday, 01 August 2015
People of Bhitarkuti, a former Indian enclave in Kulaghat union of Lalmonirhat, celebrate the exchange of enclaves between Bangladesh and India by lighting candles at 12:00am today since when they've become Bangladeshi citizens after remaining in a stateless limbo for 68 years.   West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee yesterday said she would not comment on the Teesta deal between Bangladesh and India right now. "I won't tell anything about it right now because it's an... Read More...


Written on 02/08/2015, 12:18 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
wildfire-in-upper-peninsula-s-marquette-county-under-control        An 80-acre wildfire in the Upper Peninsula is under control. The fire was totally contained Saturday in Marquette County's Humboldt Township,...
Written on 02/08/2015, 12:18 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
divers-resume-search-in-lake-for-detroit-area-fire-chief        Winds were strong and waves were high when a suburban Detroit fire chief jumped into Lake St. Clair to retrieve his hat. Two days later, his...
Written on 01/08/2015, 12:34 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
snowball-case-melts-teen-sues-school-district-over-arrest        A teenager who was locked up for nearly 40 days in a dispute over a snowball has filed a lawsuit against the Detroit school district after a...


Written on 02/08/2015, 12:24 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
it-s-guava-time A floating guava market at Vimruli in Jhalakathi. There's been a bumper yield of guava in Barisal, Jhalakathi and Pirojpur this year. Farmers from...
Written on 01/08/2015, 12:43 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
freedom-in-the-air        Residents of Indian Garati enclave, inside Bangladesh's Panchagarh, jump the gun on their celebrations and hoist the Bangladesh flag...
Written on 01/08/2015, 12:35 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
three-wheeler-ban-effective-today        CNG-run auto-rickshaws will not be allowed to ply on highways from today as per a bar imposed by the roads and bridges ministry. The photo...
Rain game continues

Rain game continues

        While it was the monsoon showers that disrupted the first Test in Chittagong,...

'Our decisions were wrong'

'Our decisions were wrong'

        Mominul Haque (L) and Imrul Kayes prepared a good lunch for the Tigers but it was...

Tigers' self-test in second Test

Tigers' self-test in second Test

        Shakib Al Hasan looks to the skies as the sun shines down on Mirpur yesterday. The...

  • Rain game continues
  • 'Our decisions were wrong'
  • Tigers' self-test in second Test

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Thumbnail U.S. President Barack Obama is set to unveil new regulations Monday aimed at cutting carbon pollution that comes from the nation’s power plants.   U.S. President Barack Obama is set to...


Thumbnail Police drive by the scene of a grenade attack on a parked car downtown Bujumbura, Burundi, Monday July 20, 2015.   The assassination of an army general is creating panic and confusion throughout Burundi,...

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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