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Somaliland Hospital Cares for Malnourished From Drought


Tuesday, 28 March 2017
  As the breakaway republic of Somaliland grapples with a severe drought, medical workers are struggling to aid people left weakened by malnourishment and hunger. A 70-year-old hospital in Erigavo, the capital of the Sanaag region, is operating beyond full capacity to treat people affected by the drought. And it's the only hospital in the region. The drought has left tens of thousands of children acutely malnourished. In desperate need of treatment, they are checked as they... Read More...
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Trump to Roll Back Obama-era Environmental Rules


Tuesday, 28 March 2017
Royal Palms Beach in the San Pedro area of Los Angeles is protected by boulders placed there to forestall erosion.   White House officials say President Donald Trump will sign executive orders Tuesday that would effectively dismantle Obama-era environmental regulations, rekindling the highly charged partisan debate about how human activity affects the earth’s climate, and deepening concern decades of work on global climate treaties may be unraveling. “Many agree that... Read More...
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Qatar Wealth Fund to Open Office in Silicon Valley


Monday, 27 March 2017
  Apple's headquarters, in an aerial photo taken April 6, 2016. on Infinity Loop in in Cupertino, California, part of Silicon Valley.   The Qatar Investment Authority, the Gulf Arab state's acquisitive sovereign wealth fund, is setting up an office in San Francisco to manage its growing portfolio in the United States, the CEO of QIA said in London on Monday. "Soon we will be opening an office in the Silicon Valley in San Francisco," Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed... Read More...
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Draft law for educated drivers, tougher penalties


Monday, 27 March 2017
An underage driver driving a battery-driven auto-rickshaw in Dhaka city.   - 6 month jail for no driving license - 2yr jail for fake license - 1 month jail for mobile use while driving Bangladesh government today approved the draft law for road transport, mandating eighth grade education for drivers and tougher penalties for driving offences. The approval was given in a regular cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Cabinet Secretary M Shafiul Alam... Read More...
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Uber Suspends Self-driving Car Program After Arizona Crash


Sunday, 26 March 2017
A self-driven Volvo SUV owned and operated by Uber Technologies Inc. is flipped on its side after a collision in Tempe, Ariz., March 24, 2017.   Uber Technologies Inc suspended its pilot program for driverless cars on Saturday (March 25th) after a vehicle equipped with the nascent technology crashed on an Arizona roadway, the ride-hailing company and local police said. The accident, the latest involving a self-driving vehicle operated by one of several companies... Read More...

Michigan

Written on 28/03/2017, 09:08 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
police-2-shot-burned-in-detroit-house-fire   A man and a woman were found shot dead after the Detroit Fire Department extinguished a house fire on the city’s west side Monday night. Authorities...
Written on 28/03/2017, 09:07 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
detroit-police-seek-missing-adult-care-patient   Detroit police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 64-year-old man who walked away from an adult care facility Monday morning. Larry...
Written on 26/03/2017, 11:26 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
michigan-has-high-hopes-for-new-defensive-line   Early Friday, Michigan’s four defensive line starters last season — Taco Charlton, Chris Wormley, Ryan Glasgow and Matt Godin...

Bangladesh

Written on 28/03/2017, 09:10 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
neo-jmb-leader-musa-may-be-among-4-dead-militants One of the four militants killed in the army operation in Sylhet is believed to be Maynul Islam Musa, a key leader of the militant outfit “Neo JMB”,...
Written on 28/03/2017, 09:08 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
lower-court-judges-conduct-sc-upset-at-govt-again-for-non-issuance-of-gazette The Supreme Court today further expressed discontent at the government for seeking more time to issue a gazette notification on the rules...
Written on 28/03/2017, 09:07 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
mobile-tower-radiation-govt-asked-to-obtain-expert-report-on-health-risk The High Court on March 28, 2017 directs the health ministry to obtain a report from the experts of three international organisations about public...
Bangladesh thump Nepal by 83 runs

Bangladesh thump Nepal by 83 runs

The fifth wicket stand of 78 between Nasir and Mominul Haque stopped the rot but Nepal kept...

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka match: 2 Indians arrested for betting

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka match: 2 Indians arrested for betting

Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal scored a brilliant 127 in the first ODI against Sri Lanka and in...

'We will celebrate when we win the series'

'We will celebrate when we win the series'

Bangladesh off-spinner Mehedi Hasan Miraz speaks to the media contingent on March...

  • Bangladesh thump Nepal by 83 runs
  • Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka match: 2 Indians arrested for betting
  • 'We will celebrate when we win the series'

United States

Thumbnail House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., right, accompanied by the committee's ranking member, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., talks to reporters, on Capitol Hill in...

International

Thumbnail NATO symbol and flags of the NATO nations outside NATO headquarters in Brussels.   Montenegro is one step closer to becoming NATO's 29th member.   Ratification of the treaty on Montenegro's admission into the...

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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