Aspen Leaders Ponder US-China Relations

Sunday, 05 July 2015
Demonstrators rally at the Chinese Consulate at the financial district of Makati city, The Philippines, to protest China's reclamations of disputed islands off South China Sea, July 3, 2015. The reclamations have strained U.S.-China relations.   China’s perceived aggressive policies in its neighboring waters and in cyberspace are two of the biggest roadblocks in its relations with the United States, according to a high-ranking Obama administration official and an... Read More...

Up mostly on greed

Sunday, 05 July 2015
  The number of caesarean births has almost doubled in the last eight years largely due to lack of accountability of profit-hungry private healthcare providers and absence of proper rules and regulations. The figure rose to 690,000 or 23 percent of total deliveries last year from 355,000 or 9 percent of total deliveries in 2007, according to Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey 2014. The World Health Organization recommends that a country should keep births through... Read More...

Mamata's eyes on Farakka

Sunday, 05 July 2015
          After blocking the Teesta water-sharing treaty, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee now says Bangladesh is getting more Ganges water through the Farakka barrage than stipulated in the agreement. “This situation has been ongoing for the last three months,” she told an administrative meeting in Berhampur of Mushidabad district on Wednesday. The chief minister would write a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi informing him about her strong stance on... Read More...

Obama to Meet Vietnam's Trong

Saturday, 04 July 2015
Vietnam's Communist Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong .   President Barack Obama will meet Vietnam's Communist Party leader at the White House Tuesday for talks on trade and other issues, U.S. officials said Friday.   Nguyen Phu Trong is general secretary of the central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam, but holds no government position. A White House statement said Mr. Obama looks forward to discussing with him "ways to strengthen further the U.S.-Vietnam... Read More...


Saturday, 04 July 2015
          The father of Felani Khatun, the girl in the iconic photo showing a body hanging from a barbed-wire fence, has rejected the verdict of an Indian court that once again acquitted a BSF man of shooting his daughter on Indo-Bangla border in January 2011.      Constable Amiya Ghosh of Border Security Force (BSF) was brought to a second round of trial earlier this week after he was exonerated in 2013. Hearing the retrial, the General BSF Court in West Bengal's... Read More...


Written on 05/07/2015, 06:35 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
volunteers-sought-to-beautify-schools-on-neighborhoods-day        Businesses and community groups are being asked to help beautify the interiors and exteriors of Detroit schools as part of Neighborhoods...
Written on 05/07/2015, 06:35 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
staff-will-stay-at-lake-erie-monument-on-ohio-island        The National Park Service plans on keeping a full-time superintendent and staff at a Lake Erie island landmark monument. Ohio Congresswoman...
Written on 04/07/2015, 05:15 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
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Written on 05/07/2015, 07:03 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
test-then-store Kushtia-4 MP Abdur Rouf checking a sample of the wheat imported from Brazil   A ruling party lawmaker in Kushtia yesterday stopped 500 tonnes of...
Written on 04/07/2015, 05:19 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
bus-tickets-for-home-trips-from-dhaka-sold-out-within-hours People scrambling for bus tickets at an overcrowded counter in the capital's Gabtoli bus terminal, ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr, the country's biggest festival....
Written on 04/07/2015, 05:17 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
letter-from-prison          An alleged letter from a death row Huji leader in Kashimpur jail shows that militants are changing tactics, using code languages and...
Time to write a new chapter

Time to write a new chapter

        Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza (L) and his South Africa counterpart...

'I don't believe in history'

'I don't believe in history'

          Chandika Hathurusingha has been spending a wonderful time as the head coach...

Flawless victory for SA

Flawless victory for SA

        The world's best ODI batsman, South Africa's AB de Villiers, warmed up for his...

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United States

Thumbnail Barricades are seen as tourists pass by at the west front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., where security has been increased for the upcoming July 4 holiday, July 2, 2015.   Law...


Thumbnail Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras votes at a polling station in Athens, July 5, 2015.   Polling stations opened Sunday in Greece for the country's crucial referendum. It remains unclear whether...

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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