OIC envoy calls for UN intervention to avoid genocide of Rohingya Muslims

Wednesday, 18 January 2017
Residents displaced by conflict flee from Maungdaw in Rakhine State on October 13, 2016. AFP file photo   The United Nations should intervene in Myanmar's Rakhine State to stop further escalation of violence against Rohingya Muslims and avoid another genocide like in Cambodia and Rwanda, said the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's special envoy to Myanmar. The conflict which has left at least 86 dead and an estimated 66,000 people fleeing into Bangladesh since it started... Read More...

SpaceX Completes Successful Rocket Launch

Sunday, 15 January 2017
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket is launched launches at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Jan. 14, 2017. The two-stage rocket lifted off to place 10 satellites into orbit for Iridium Communications Inc.   Private space exploration company SpaceX has conducted its first successful launch since the explosion of a rocket on the launchpad in September. SpaceX sent the rocket into space Saturday from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, and landed the first-stage mechanism... Read More...

Job fairs in KSA to recruit Bangladeshi workers

Sunday, 15 January 2017
The Bangladesh Embassy in Riyadh is making extensive arrangements to hold job fairs on January 30 and February 1 in Riyadh and Jeddah respectively to attract Saudi recruiting companies, reports Arab News. In this AFP photo taken on April 26, 2016 shows workers at a construction site of a new street in the Saudi capital Riyadh.   The Bangladesh Embassy in Riyadh is making extensive arrangements to hold job fairs on January 30 and February 1 in Riyadh and Jeddah respectively... Read More...

Prepare for next polls, Hasina to AL men

Saturday, 14 January 2017
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina calls upon her party men to be prepared for the next election saying hard days are coming ahead of the next general election in 2019   Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today called upon the Awami League leaders and activists to be prepared for the next general election saying hard days are coming ahead of the polls in 2019. Hasina, president of the ruling Awami League, also directed her party’s advisory council to form sector-wise unit to prepare... Read More...

Protein Discovery Could Help Heal Bones in Diabetics

Friday, 13 January 2017
A person receives a test for diabetes at a free medical clinic in Los Angeles.   Scientists have discovered that a protein that plays a crucial role in healing broken bones is not fully functional in diabetics. By applying the protein directly to fractured bones, researchers showed they could improve the healing and strength of bones in diabetics. Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine in California found that a protein called "hedgehog" helped mend bones in... 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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