New Initiative Spotlights TB Prevention in Latent Carriers

Tuesday, 24 May 2016
          A doctor examines a tuberculosis patient in a government TB hospital in Allahabad, India, March 24, 2014. UNITAID has just launched a new multi-million dollar initiative to finance new treatments that can prevent the onset of full-blown tuberculosis.   UNITAID, a global health initiative, is taking the old adage “prevention is better than cure” to heart. To that end, it has just launched a new multi-million dollar initiative to finance new treatments that... Read More...

The Calamari Are Coming!

Monday, 23 May 2016
        Giant Australian cuttlefish (Sepia apama), Spencer Gulf, South Australia. Credit David Wiltshire   Fish populations all over the world are challenged but cephalopods, those canny invertebrates that include squid, nautilus, octopus and cuttlefish, are proving as adaptable as they are smart. A recent report from the United Nations estimated that over 70 percent of the worlds fish stocks are in their words either fully exploited meaning there is no room to expand... Read More...

World Unprepared To Cope With Emerging Infectious Diseases

Monday, 23 May 2016
World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan delivers her speech during a conference in Lyon, central France on March 23, 2016.   The director-general of the World Health Organization, Margaret Chan, warns the world is not ready to cope with the threats posed by emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. Chan told some 3,500 delegates attending the annual World Health Assembly they must work together to overcome global health threats.   World Health... Read More...

Nurjahan Begum no more

Monday, 23 May 2016
          A lifetime of work dedicated to the emancipation of Bangalee Muslim women, came to an end yesterday as the editor and publisher of the Begum magazine, nonagenarian Nurjahan Begum, breathed her last. A pioneer of women in journalism, Nurjahan had created a space for women writers and journalists in the first illustrated Bangla magazine for women, by breaking the shackles of strictly conservative Bangalee Muslim society of the 1940's. Born in Chalitatali of... Read More...

April Temperatures Break Previous Monthly Heat Records

Saturday, 21 May 2016
          People cool themselves off during a heat wave in Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, May 19, 2016.   The World Meteorological Organization reports that in April, a new monthly record was set for high temperatures on land and the ocean, indicating that global warming may be happening at a faster pace than previously predicted.     The WMO has issued a number of alarming reports on the state of the climate in recent days.  The report on record-setting... Read More...


Written on 24/05/2016, 08:04 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
detroit-police-show-off-dance-moves-in-running-man-challenge        The Detroit Police Department is having a little fun as part of the Running Man Challenge dance-off. The department posted a video on its...
Written on 24/05/2016, 08:04 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
deq-anti-pollution-work-benefits-st-clair-river-beaches        Environmental officials say efforts to deal with pollution that for years prompted beach closings along the St. Clair River are paying...
Written on 23/05/2016, 14:15 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
boat-launch-in-alpena-county-reopens-following-repairs        A public boat launch in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula has reopened after being shut down temporarily for repairs. The Michigan...


Written on 24/05/2016, 08:27 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
money-embezzlement-3-sonali-bank-hall-mark-officials-jailed-for-life   A Dhaka court today sentenced a former official of Sonali Bank and two officials of Hall-Mark Group to life in jail for misappropriating Tk...
Written on 24/05/2016, 08:26 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
tonu-s-autopsy-doctor-receives-death-threat        Sohagi Jahan Tonu   The doctor who performed second autopsy of Comilla college student Sohagi Jahan Tonu has been allegedly threatened...
Written on 24/05/2016, 08:05 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
bumper-crop-inflict-loss-for-lalmonirhat-farmers   Bumper boro rice production should make farmers happy. But farmers in Lalmonirhat are unable to smile because they are compelled to sell their paddy...
Gayle loses Big Bash League contract after fresh sexism row

Gayle loses Big Bash League contract after fresh sexism row

        Chris Gayle (R) reacts after being bowled by Delhi Daredevils' bowler Chris Morris...

What ails Soumya?

What ails Soumya?

          He scored 10, 1, 20, 21, 84, 0 and 17 in the seven Dhaka Premier League matches...

Jimmy 10-for condemns SL to innings defeat

Jimmy 10-for condemns SL to innings defeat

        England pacer James Anderson demolished the Sri Lanka batting attack and...

  • Gayle loses Big Bash League contract after fresh sexism row
  • What ails Soumya?
  • Jimmy 10-for condemns SL to innings defeat

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Thumbnail Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a campaign rally in Piscataway, New Jersey, May 8, 2016. The Democratic National Committee announced Monday its...


Thumbnail A Syrian Army soldier stands near blood on the ground of a damaged emergency room inside National Hospital after explosions hit the Syrian city of Jableh, May 23, 2016.   The World Health...

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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