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Tesla Adds Big Trucks to Its Electrifying Ambitions


Friday, 17 November 2017
Tesla's new electric semitractor-trailer is unveiled during a presentation in Hawthorn, California, Nov. 16, 2017.   Tesla Adds Big Trucks to Its Electrifying Ambitions After more than a decade of making cars and SUVs — and, more recently, solar panels — Tesla Inc. wants to electrify a new type of vehicle: big trucks. The company unveiled its new electric semitractor-trailer Thursday night near its design center in Hawthorne, California. CEO Elon Musk said the semi is... Read More...
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Red Cross: 1 Million Yemenis at Risk of Cholera Outbreak


Friday, 17 November 2017
  A girl is being treated at a malnutrition treatment center in Sanaa, Yemen, Nov. 4, 2017.   One million people across three Yemeni cities are at risk of a renewed cholera outbreak and other water-borne diseases following the closing of airports and sea ports by a Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Shiite rebels, an international aid group said on Friday. The International Committee of the Red Cross said in a statement that the cities of Hodeida, Saada and Taiz were... Read More...
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Protest at RU over kidnapping of female student


Friday, 17 November 2017
Female students of Rajshahi University arranged a sit-in in front of the residence of Vice Chancellor, throwing an ultimatum to the authorities and demanding to bring the kidnapped student back. Photo: Arafat Rahman   Students of Rajshahi University are demonstrating at campus over a kidnapping of a residential female student by a man this morning. Female students were staging a sit-in near the residence of Vice Chancellor, throwing an ultimatum to the authorities and... Read More...
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To Improve Trust in Its Elections, Somaliland Goes High-tech


Wednesday, 15 November 2017
A woman casts her vote in the presidential election in Hargeisa, in the semiautonomous region of Somaliland, Nov. 13, 2017.   Last week, Somalilanders went to the polls in a historic presidential election. Officials employed advanced iris-scanning technology to identify voters and prevent duplicate ballots — the first use of such a biometric system in a national election. For Somaliland, a breakaway region whose independence has not yet been recognized by the U.N., the... Read More...
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Study: Better Soil Could Trap as Much Planet-warming Carbon as Transport Produces


Wednesday, 15 November 2017
A worker plants seedlings in Peru, Dec. 5, 2014. Better soil management could boost carbon stored in the top layer of the soil, according to a study published in the journal Nature.   Improving soil health in farmlands could capture extra carbon equivalent to the planet-warming emissions generated by the transport sector, one of the world's most polluting industries, experts said Tuesday. Soil naturally absorbs carbon from the atmosphere through a process known as... Read More...

Michigan

Written on 17/11/2017, 11:33 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
mich-teen-pleads-guilty-to-threatening-school-violenceA 15-year-old boy has pleaded guilty to charges that he threatened acts of violence at a Michigan middle school. The teen, who’s charged as an adult,...
Written on 17/11/2017, 11:32 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
snyder-taps-legal-counsel-for-mich-supreme-courtsnyder-taps-legal-counsel-for-mich-supreme-court Beth Clement, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s chief legal counsel, was picked to become a Michigan Supreme Court justice on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017(Photo:...
Written on 15/11/2017, 04:48 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
more-michigan-gov-candidates-backing-pot-legalization Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer gives her introduction next to gubernatorial candidate Abdul Al-Sayed, left, at a marijuana...

Bangladesh

Written on 17/11/2017, 11:39 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
supportive-govt-through-movement-fakhrulsupportive-govt-through-movement-fakhrul BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on November 17, 2017, speaks of materialising a non-party supportive government for the next elections...
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moudud-for-caretaker-govt-for-next-polls BNP Standing Committee Member Moudud Ahmed on November 17, 2017, calls upon Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to restore the provision caretaker government....
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next-election-under-hasina-govt-law-minister Law Minister Anisul Huq on November 17, 2017 asserted that the parliamentary election will be held under Sheikh Hasina’s administration. Photo:...
Suspended Hafeez to skip BPL

Suspended Hafeez to skip BPL

  Pakistan's spinning allrounder Mohammad Hafeez has been suspended from bowling in...

Gayle wants to entertain

Gayle wants to entertain

Chris Gayle   West Indies master T20 batsman Chris Gayle spoke to reporters at...

Two NOC restriction not a big problem, says Mashrafe

Two NOC restriction not a big problem, says Mashrafe

Bangladesh ODI captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza attends an anti-narcotics programme at the city's...

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United States

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International

Thumbnail   Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses to his ruling party's provincial leaders in Ankara, Turkey, Nov. 17, 2017.   Turkey is pulling 40 soldiers out of a NATO exercise in Norway,...

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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