2 Bangladesh-origin German citizens held with firearms at Dhaka airport

Tuesday, 27 September 2016
Two Bangladesh-origin German citizens are detained with firearms at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Tuesday, September 27, 2016.   Two Bangladesh-origin German citizens were detained with nine firearms at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka this afternoon. Held Anisul Islam and Manir Ben Ali landed on Dhaka on an Emirates Airlines flight around 10:00am, Lutfar Rahman, commissioner customs, told The Daily Star. Customs officials found the... Read More...

Poachers Target Rare Bird's 'Ivory' Beak in Southeast Asia

Tuesday, 27 September 2016
Indonesian forestry ministry officials show stacks of hornbill's beaks confiscated from four Chinese nationals, during a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, Jan. 7, 2013.   Some call it "ivory on wings,'' part of the bill of a critically endangered bird in Southeast Asia that is sought by poachers and carved into ornaments for illegal sale to Chinese buyers. The helmeted hornbill isn't getting as much attention as the beleaguered African elephant at a global wildlife... Read More...

37th BCS preliminary exam Sept 30

Monday, 26 September 2016
  The 37th Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) preliminary examination under the Public Service Commission (PSC) will be held on Friday, September 30, 2016. The commission prohibited use of any kind of watch, including wrist watch, pocket watch or electronic watch, during the examination, said a handout. The authorities will provide necessary number of wall clocks in the examination halls to check time, the handout added. The examinees were also asked not to enter the... Read More...

Under-the-skin Implants Help Detect Breast Cancer Spread

Saturday, 24 September 2016
A patient receives chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer at the Antoine-Lacassagne Cancer Center in Nice, July 26, 2012.   New research is showing promise for patients with metastatic breast cancer, according to scientists at the University of Michigan. Early detection of the primary malignant breast tumor offers encouraging prospects for stopping the disease, but once it starts to spread, survival rates diminish. However, early metastasis is hard to detect. Using... Read More...

Tampaco: Titas Gas probe finds evidence of excessive gas use

Saturday, 24 September 2016
Titas Gas investigators find evidence of excessive gas use at Gazipur Tampaco Foils Ltd site where so far 35 people were killed in a devastating fire on September 10.   Titas Gas investigators found evidence of excessive gas use beyond the approved limit at Gazipur Tampaco Foils Ltd site where around three dozens of people were killed so far in a devastating fire on September 10.   Meanwhile, a decomposed body was recovered from the fire-ravaged factory, raising the death... Read More...


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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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