Shias in Bogra of Bangladesh feel insecure

Friday, 27 November 2015
Bullet marks on a pillar at Masjid Al Hussain, the Bogra Shia mosque, where a gun attack on Thursday left one dead and three others injured.   The minority Shia Muslims in Bogra's Shibganj upazila have never felt threatened to live in the Sunni-dominated area. On the contrary, they have always lived peacefully with their Sunni brothers and sisters for decades. But a deep sense of panic has gripped them following Thursday's attack inside a Shia mosque by unknown gunmen,... Read More...

WMO: World Weather Warmest on Record

Friday, 27 November 2015
        Sea surface temperature departure for the month of October 2015, where orange-red colors are above normal temperatures and indicative of El Niño.   Average global temperatures in 2015 are likely to be the hottest ever recorded, according to the World Meteorological Organization. The effects of climate change have led to global temperature increases of 1 degree Celsius above the pre-industrial era, according to the WMO. "2015 is likely to be the hottest year on... Read More...

If a Climate Agreement is Reached, What Happens Next?

Thursday, 26 November 2015
FILE - Wind turbines produce green energy in Nauen near Berlin, Germany.     The main expectations from the two-week United Nations Climate Change Conference about to begin in Paris are that the outcome should be a concrete plan with achievable goals from every nation that participates – meaning that by 2025, carbon emissions will be at a much lower level than they are today.  But once that agreement is reached -- what will it take to actually implement it?   There is... Read More...

US Officials Move Toward Embracing Self-Driving Cars

Wednesday, 25 November 2015
In this May 2015 photo, a reporter walks toward Google's new self-driving prototype car during a demonstration at the Google campus in Mountain View, Calif.   Federal transportation officials are rethinking their position on self-driving cars with an eye toward getting the emerging technology into the public's hands.   Just two years ago, the U.S. Department of Transportation struck a cautious tone. Its official policy statement, published in May 2013, says cars should be... Read More...

60-Nation Survey Finds 18 Million Women Dangerously Underweight

Wednesday, 25 November 2015
          Women wait to load their carts with bags of rice and bottles of cooking oil at a food distribution center run by the Spanish NGO Accion contra el Hambre (Action Against Hunger) in Tarenguel, Gorgol region, Mauritania, May 30, 2012.   An analysis conducted by Canadian researchers has found that more than 18 million women in low- and middle-income countries are severely underweight.   The study looked at data from 60 countries, a representative sample of more... Read More...


Written on 27/11/2015, 09:59 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
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Written on 27/11/2015, 09:58 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
musical-the-bridges-of-madison-county-hits-the-road        On tour this winter is a Broadway musical about the one that got away, in more ways than one. "The Bridges of Madison County," with a superb...
Written on 26/11/2015, 02:57 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
scarves-hats-gloves-left-in-bay-city-park-for-homeless        Scarves, hats and gloves have been left in a Bay City park for the homeless and others needing to keep warm. The Bay City Times reports...


Written on 27/11/2015, 13:36 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
victim-s-mother-wants-trial-of-bangladesh-s-autocrat-hm-ershad          Shaheed Dr Milon's mother Selina Akter yesterday said democracy cannot be established until the government ensures trial of...
Written on 27/11/2015, 13:34 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
bangladesh-awami-league-may-face-bigger-challenge-than-bnp   The Awami League may face more hassles than the BNP to pick single mayoral contenders in the upcoming municipality polls. The ruling party has...
Written on 27/11/2015, 13:34 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
defer-polls-by-15-days        The BNP yesterday announced that it would contest the December 30 municipality polls on certain conditions, including deferral of the...
Ashwin spin makes it 2-0

Ashwin spin makes it 2-0

        Ravichandran Ashwin took 12 wickets, including seven in the second innings,...

Riders defuse Dynamites

Riders defuse Dynamites

        Rangpur Riders' left-arm spinner Arafat Sunny (L) and Darren Sammy celebrate the...

Dhaka restrict Rangpur to 176

Dhaka restrict Rangpur to 176

        Mustafizur Rahman and Yasir Shah took two wickets each. The Bangladeshi left-arm...

  • Ashwin spin makes it 2-0
  • Riders defuse Dynamites
  • Dhaka restrict Rangpur to 176

United States

Thumbnail Members of a Syrian Kurdish refugee family from Kobani sit in the village of Alanyurt on the Turkish side of the Turkey-Syria border.   U.S. advocates for Syrian refugees are intensifying a campaign...


Thumbnail   Pope Francis waves to local residents as he drives to St. Joseph The Worker Catholic Church in the Kangemi slum of Nairobi, Kenya Friday, Nov. 27, 2015.   On his final day in Nairobi Friday, Pope...

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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