Greenhouse Gas Levels Breaking All Records

Monday, 24 October 2016
Steam and smoke is seen over the coal burning power plant in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.   The World Meteorological Organization reports the level of carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere has reached a record high this year, driven in part by the powerful El Nino event, which started in 2015 and continued well into 2016. According to WMO, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere reached 400 parts per million for the first time in 2015 and surged to new... Read More...

Focus on polls, new AL gen secy says

Monday, 24 October 2016
Obaidul Quader is briefing media men at Dhanmondi on Monday, October 24, 2016. Photo: TV grab   Awami League’s new General Secretary Obaidul Quader laid out his party plans today, a major focus of which will be organising the party bottom-up for the next general elections. Vowing to meet AL President Sheikh Hasina’s agenda of next polls, Quader said he will be bringing qualitative changes in the organisation which will include discipline along the ranks. He was briefing... Read More...

Hasina re-elected AL president, Obaidul Quader gen secy

Sunday, 23 October 2016
Sheikh Hasina is unanimously re-elected as the president of Awami League in the party’s 20th council on October 23, 2016. Obaidul Quader has been made the new general secretary of the party. Photo taken from Obaidul Quader's Facebook page   Sheikh Hasina has been unanimously re-elected as the president of Awami League in the party’s 20th council. Obaidul Quader has been elected the new general secretary of the party. - Awami League’s constitution amended - Central... Read More...

Four Nations Call for Access to Encrypted Data

Saturday, 22 October 2016
  Flowers and American flags honoring the 14 victims of the Dec. 2, 2015, terror attack in San Bernardino, California, Dec. 29, 2015. Apple refused to help the FBI unlock an iPhone belonging to one of the assailants.   Anti-terror prosecutors from four nations say they need greater access to encrypted data on smartphones and computers in the fight against terrorism. The prosecutors from France, Belgium, Spain and Morocco made their joint appeal in Paris after a two-day... Read More...

First woman atop Everest dies aged 77

Saturday, 22 October 2016
Junko Tabei was the first woman to conquer Mount Everest, climbing to its peak in 1975. Photo: AFP   The first woman to conquer Mount Everest, Junko Tabei of Japan, died aged 77, media reported Saturday. Tabei died of peritoneal cancer on Thursday at a hospital in Saitama, north of Tokyo, Japan's public broadcaster NHK and Kyodo News said, quoting her family. She completed the first conquest of Mount Everest by a woman in 1975, accomplishing the feat via the southeast ridge... Read More...


Written on 21/10/2016, 14:34 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
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Written on 24/10/2016, 10:04 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
hike-in-allowance-of-injured-freedom-fighters file photo of a cabinet meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.   Bangladesh government today approved a proposal to increase...
Written on 24/10/2016, 10:04 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
pm-s-comment-harmful-for-democracy-bnp Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s comment that “BNP will not come to power in the next general election” is “harmful” for democracy, BNP secretary general...
Written on 24/10/2016, 10:03 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
2-get-death-for-aust-student-murder   A Dhaka court today sentenced two people to death and two others to life term imprisonment for killing Subir Chandra Das, a student of Ahsanullah...
'Bravo! This is amazing'

'Bravo! This is amazing'

Bangladesh ODI skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza celebrates a wicket with his teammates. File Photo:...

Tale of two all-rounders

Tale of two all-rounders

This is the image of Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan's stroke of madness on the...

Eng 228 for 8, lead by 273 runs

Eng 228 for 8, lead by 273 runs

England's Ben Stokes plays a shot during the third day of the first Test match between...

  • 'Bravo! This is amazing'
  • Tale of two all-rounders
  • Eng 228 for 8, lead by 273 runs

United States

Thumbnail Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gestures at supporters during a campaign event at the Taylor Allderdice High School, Oct. 22, 2016, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   Democrat...


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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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