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US Net Neutrality Move May Lead to Trade War with Chinese Internet Firms


Tuesday, 16 January 2018
A protester holds a sign that reads "Resist the FCC. Text: INTERNET To: 52886" at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in Washington, Dec. 14, 2017.   A recent decision by the United States' Federal Communications Commission to repeal net neutrality, which are rules designed to prevent the selective blocking or slowing of websites, has wide-ranging implications for China, which never believed in net neutrality and banned hundreds of foreign websites. The decision... Read More...
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Scientists: Conflict in Ukraine Escalated Spread of HIV


Tuesday, 16 January 2018
A doctor takes an AIDS/HIV blood test in a mobile laboratory in Odessa, Ukraine, Nov. 21, 2012.   Fighting in Ukraine that erupted in 2014 escalated the spread of HIV throughout the country as millions of infected people were uprooted by violence, a study published Monday found. Conflict-affected areas such as Donetsk and Luhansk, two large cities in the east of Ukraine, were the main exporters of the HIV virus to other parts of the country such as Kyiv and Odessa, the... Read More...
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How Tech Affects Kids a Concern at Consumer Electronics Show


Monday, 15 January 2018
Robots and other technologies were on display at CES, the world's largest consumer electronics show held in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jan. 9-12.   Kathryn Green and her husband prevented their young son from playing on screen devices until he was 2 years old. Then they handed him a Square Panda, a screen that sounds out letters. He loved it. “It was pretty incredible and actually scary in some ways to see how quickly he was drawn to it and knew what to do,” said Green, who... Read More...
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French Dairy Recalls Infant Milk from 83 Countries


Monday, 15 January 2018
Quentin Guillemain, president of the victim's association of the Lactalis baby milk products contaminated with Salmonella gives a press conference, on January 12, 2018 in Paris.   More than 12 million boxes of French baby milk products are being recalled from 83 countries for suspected salmonella contamination. The recall includes Lactalis' Picot, Milumel and Taranis brands. The head of the French dairy Lactalis on Sunday confirmed that its products are being recalled... Read More...
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No Pedal to Metal in GM's Planned Self-driving Cruise AV Car


Saturday, 13 January 2018
GM's planned Cruise AV driverless car features no steering wheel or pedals in a still image from video released Jan. 12, 2018.   General Motors Co is seeking U.S. government approval for a fully autonomous car — one without a steering wheel, brake pedal or accelerator pedal — to enter the automaker's first commercial ride-sharing fleet in 2019, executives said. For passengers who cannot open doors, the Cruise AV — a rebranded version of GM's Chevrolet Bolt EV — has... Read More...

Michigan

Written on 16/01/2018, 04:19 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
rental-companies-sue-over-detroit-inspection-ordinance Landlords are required to register with the city’s Building, Safety Engineering and Environmental Department and get annual certificates of compliance...
Written on 14/01/2018, 01:35 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
detroit-gives-new-indoor-velodrome-a-spin-at-opening   The second indoor velodrome in the United States opened in Detroit on Saturday, giving city kids and seniors a facility where they can ride bicycles...
Written on 14/01/2018, 01:34 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
finley-another-two-detroits-tale There are two versions of the auto industry on display this week at the North American International Auto Show in Cobo Center. And I’m finding it hard...

Bangladesh

Written on 16/01/2018, 04:21 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
recruitment-tests-of-8-state-run-banks-cancelled A section of the examinees, who took part in the recruitment tests of the eight state-run banks on Friday, is staging demonstration in Dhaka on Sunday,...
Written on 16/01/2018, 04:21 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
madrasa-teachers-end-hunger-strike-upon-assurance 18 more teachers of Ebtedayee madrasas fall sick on the fourth day of their ongoing indefinite hunger strike in front of the Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka....
Written on 16/01/2018, 04:19 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
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No fun without a challenge: Shakib

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  Temperamental batsman Sabbir Rahman is having his first encounter with the media since...

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United States

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International

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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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