1925 Scopes Trial Pits Creationism Against Evolution

Saturday, 22 July 2017
William Jennings Bryan, center, arrives at Dayton, Tenn., in 1925. Bryan, a fundamentalist, is associate prosecutor in the trial of the State of Tennessee vs. John Thomas Scopes, a public school teacher who violated the law when he taught Darwinism.   To understand the significance of the so-called Monkey Trial, one must try to imagine the America of 1925; specifically, the southern state of Tennessee. Evangelist T.T. Martin's books against the theory of evolution are sold... Read More...

Govt’s power generation cost should be $19bn less for next 25yrs: Nat'l Committee

Saturday, 22 July 2017
  The National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports today in an alternative proposal claimed that the government can achieve its electricity generation target with a lesser amount of investment. In the “draft” proposal, the committee said the total expenditure plan for power generation can be reduced to $110 billion from $129 billion in next 25 years. According to the government master plan, $129 billion investment was targeted up to... Read More...

Growing HIV Drug Resistance Posing Threat to Treatment

Thursday, 20 July 2017
A pharmacist dispenses antiretroviral drugs at Mater Hospital in Kenya's capital Nairobi, Sept. 10, 2015.   The World Health Organization (WHO) reports a survey of 11 countries finds evidence that HIV drug resistance is growing, posing a potential threat to the prevention and treatment of AIDS. According to the WHO, 36.7 million people are living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. More than half that number are on life-saving antiretroviral therapy. In what it calls a... Read More...

Woman dies, 4 hurt as BSMMU boundary wall collapses

Wednesday, 19 July 2017
  A woman died and four others sustained injuries as a boundary wall of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University in Shahbagh of Dhaka collapsed this evening. A portion of the boundary wall of its C-Block collapsed around 5:00 pm during rain, leaving five people injured, BSMMU Director (Hospital) Brig Gen Md Abdullah-Al-Harun, told The Daily Star. Parvin Akter, 45, one of the injured, died of head injuries at Intensive Care Unit of BSMMU around 7:30 pm, he said. Other... Read More...

Native American Healing Class Sparks Unique Health Textbook

Wednesday, 19 July 2017
  A new textbook on indigenous healing is shown, July 17, 2017, at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque during the school's annual course on Curanderismo indigenous healing methods from the American Southwest and Latin America.   Laughter can combat trauma. Spiritual cleansings could be used to fight an opioid addiction. Cactus extract may battle diabetes and obesity. These insights are from curanderismo — traditional indigenous healing from the American... Read More...


Written on 22/07/2017, 06:16 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
15m-in-michigan-police-confiscations-scrutinized Michigan police agencies reported confiscating $15,288,514 in cash last year that was eventually forfeited by owners, along with 2,037 vehicles, 806...
Written on 22/07/2017, 06:16 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
power-of-prayer-helped-ease-pain-in-detroit-uprising Bob Bruttell was a college student at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in 1967.   Bob Bruttell was a 19-year-old student at Sacred Heart Major Seminary...
Written on 22/07/2017, 06:15 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
black-jesus-statue-one-of-most-iconic-67-landmarksAt the corner of Chicago and Linwood in Detroit stands a black Jesus clothed in a white robe adorned with a red heart and gold rays, and his arms...


Written on 22/07/2017, 06:18 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
muslim-ummah-in-crisis-for-growing-militancy-pm Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina   Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the Muslim Ummah faces a danger and crisis as some people choose the...
Written on 22/07/2017, 06:18 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
2-women-surrender-in-meherpur-militant-den-raidLaw enforcers cordon off a house in Gangni upazila of Meherpur suspecting it to be militant den on July 22, 2017. Photo courtesy of Prothom Alo Raid...
Written on 20/07/2017, 15:24 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
2-militants-linked-to-dhaka-cafe-attack-killed-in-april-raid-copsTwo “Neo JMB” militants who supplied arms and collected fund for Dhaka café attack were killed in a raid in their Chapainawabganj hideout on April 27,...
Bangladesh wins 4 medals in Int’l math Olympiad

Bangladesh wins 4 medals in Int’l math Olympiad

With two silver and two bronze medals, Bangladeshi students have ensured the 26th place...

Won't change my style: Sabbir

Won't change my style: Sabbir

Stylish batsman Sabbir Rahman quenches his thirst before attending a media session at the...

U-16 women wrap up Korea tour with victory

U-16 women wrap up Korea tour with victory

The Bangladesh team pose for a group photograph ahead of their final match during their South...

  • Bangladesh wins 4 medals in Int’l math Olympiad
  • Won't change my style: Sabbir
  • U-16 women wrap up Korea tour with victory

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Thumbnail President Donald Trump speaks during a "Made in America," product showcase featuring items created in each of the U.S. 50 states, at the White House, July 17, 2017, in Washington.   U.S....


Thumbnail Opposition supporters shout slogans and raise candles as they protest in front of the Supreme Court against a law on court control in Warsaw, Poland, July 21, 2017. The bill on the Supreme Court...

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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