New Russian Internet Data Law Raises Questions About Privacy, Compliance

Wednesday, 02 September 2015
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, left, and Russian Communications Minister Igor Shchyogolev, right, with Skartel Director General Denis Sverdlov in 2011. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti)   A controversial new Russian law on the retention of personal computer data has gone into force, raising questions about the possible impact on the world's largest Internet companies and the privacy of the customers they serve — and whether the law can even be effectively enforced.   The... Read More...

Report: Most Hearts in US Adults Older Than Real Age

Wednesday, 02 September 2015
        A man sits on an ergometer during an electrocardiogram in a doctor's surgical office.   According to the old saying, you're only as young as you feel. But U.S. health experts say the familiar cliche may be deceiving. A new study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says about three out of four Americans have hearts that are actually older than the rest of their bodies because of poor health and bad diets. The heart age of the average U.S. male... Read More...

Dhaka drainage scanty, mostly clogged

Wednesday, 02 September 2015
          Over a dozen government agencies are involved in maintaining the patchy storm drainage system in the capital. Yet the entire system collapses every time it rains, even when moderately, leaving most parts of the city waterlogged and every aspect of life in complete disarray.   The main reasons for the failure in dealing with waterlogging in the capital are lack of coordination among the authorities concerned, solid wastes clogging up drains, and filling up of... Read More...

Rain-induced floods engulf a dozen districts in Bangladesh

Wednesday, 02 September 2015
        A man rows a raft made of banana trees to go to a higher ground after his house at Rohodaha in Sariakandi of Bogra went under water, like the ones in the background, in monsoon floods.   Heavy rain has deteriorated the flood situation inundating fresh areas in over a dozen districts of the North and the Northeast.   A few lakh people in those regions were suffering due to lack of fresh water and food. Some families were in trouble with their cattle and poultry... Read More...

Study: 90% of Seabirds Have Eaten Plastic

Tuesday, 01 September 2015
A man with a seagull on his head smiles at tourists near the harbor in Sydney, April 22, 2014.   Ninety percent of all seabirds have eaten plastic and nearly every one will have by 2050, according to a new study. The report Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences said less than five percent of seabirds were carrying plastic in their bodies in the early 1960s, just after a boom in industrial plastic manufacturing. The researchers say they found all... Read More...


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The biggest day for booters

The biggest day for booters

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Mixed bag on one Test less

Mixed bag on one Test less

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Booters in Perth

Booters in Perth

        The Bangladesh football team arrive at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Perth, Australia...

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Thumbnail Defense Secretary Ash Carter at the Pentagon, Aug. 20, 2015.   U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter had some strong words for North Korea Tuesday in the wake of escalating tensions along what is...

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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