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PM’s flight glitch: Time for probe report submission extended


Sunday, 19 February 2017
A Dhaka court on February 19, 2017 extends the deadline for submitting the probe report of the case filed over the emergency landing of an aircraft carrying Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in November 2016.   A Dhaka court today extended the deadline for submitting the probe report of the case filed over the emergency landing of an aircraft carrying Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on November 27 last year. Metropolitan Magistrate Abu Syed passed the order after DMP’s... Read More...
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Google Makes Internet Balloon ‘Breakthrough’


Saturday, 18 February 2017
Project Loon technicians prepare the first pilot test in New Zealand in 2013.   Google’s parent company, Alphabet, says the company has made a “breakthrough” on its plans to offer Internet access to rural areas via connected balloons through an endeavor called Project Loon. Initially, the idea was to have a steady stream of balloons circling the globe. When one went out of range in a certain area, another would arrive to maintain connectivity to those using the access... Read More...
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Soccer Players at Risk of Brain Injury, Study finds


Saturday, 18 February 2017
Germany's Sven Bender, left, and Brazil's Neymar go for a header during the final match of the men's Olympic football tournament won by Brazil in Rio de Janeiro, Aug. 20, 2016.   A career of heading a soccer ball may raise the risk of dementia, according to a small new study. Six longtime soccer players who died with dementia were found to have brain injuries from repetitive trauma. The injuries are the same kind found in American football players, boxers and soldiers hit... Read More...
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Victims to file case against WB: PM


Saturday, 18 February 2017
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.   Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the persons affected by the World Bank's decision on cancelling finance to the Padma bridge project and subsequent lawsuit in Canadian Court would file case against the bank. "Effected persons would certainly file case against the World Bank as tried to involve them in a direly false case," the prime minister said in response to the demand of the expatriate leaders and workers of European Awami... Read More...
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PM reaches Munich to attend security conference


Friday, 17 February 2017
  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reached Munich this morning on a three-day official visit to Germany to attend the 53rd Munich Security Conference (MSC). During the visit, the Bangladesh premier will also hold bilateral talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. An Etihad Airways flight (EY 253) carrying the premier and her entourage landed at Munich International Airport at 6:00am. Bangladesh Ambassador to Germany Imtiaz Ahmed received the prime minister at the airport. On... Read More...

Michigan

Written on 19/02/2017, 04:48 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
dso-hosts-art-exhibition-by-detroit-artists Andy Krieger’s “The Drink” is a series of 11 small dioramas.(Photo: Michael H. Hodges / Detroit News)   Call it a collision of the fine arts. When...
Written on 19/02/2017, 04:48 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
metro-detroit-sets-record-for-warm-february-day Mwangi Mumfield, 9, of Detroit, smiles as he swings on a record warm day at Palmer Park on Saturday February 18, 2017.(Photo: Max Ortiz, The Detroit...
Written on 17/02/2017, 07:39 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
mass-march-in-detroit-against-trump-policies Hundreds of people march for approximately three miles on West Vernor from Clark Park to Patton Park in Southwest Detroit Thursday, as part of the...

Bangladesh

Written on 19/02/2017, 04:52 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
draft-of-broadcast-act-to-be-placed-next-js-session-inu Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu on Sunday, February 19, 2017, terms BNP’s concept on election-time supportive government a conspiracy of foiling...
Written on 19/02/2017, 04:51 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
kunio-hoshi-murder-case-verdict-feb-28 A Rangpur court on Sunday, February 19, 2017 fixes February 28 to deliver verdict in a case filed over killing Japanese National Kunio Hoshi. File...
Written on 19/02/2017, 04:51 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
action-if-instruction-to-enter-shaheed-minar-not-followed-dmp Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) on Sunday, February 19, 2017 said it will take stern action if anyone fails to follow its instruction while entering the...
'He is the only indispensable player' - Mascherano lauds Messi as the greatest of all time

'He is the only indispensable player' - Mascherano lauds Messi as the greatest of all time

Barcelona's Argentinean forward Lionel Messi celebrates a goal. File Photo: AFP   Javier...

No clear favourites

No clear favourites

Abahani players practise at the MA Aziz Stadium in Chittagong yesterday. They will take...

Rollball World Cup set to roll out

Rollball World Cup set to roll out

Latvia women's Rollball team practise diligently at the Mansur Ali Handball Stadium...

  • 'He is the only indispensable player' - Mascherano lauds Messi as the greatest of all time
  • No clear favourites
  • Rollball World Cup set to roll out

United States

Thumbnail U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly speaks during the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Feb. 18, 2017. The annual weekend gathering is known for providing an open...

International

Thumbnail   Participants of Syria peace talks attend a meeting in Astana, Kazakhstan, Feb. 16, 2017.   Russia considers the second round of Syria peace talks, held this week in Kazakhstan, a success, a senior...

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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