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Post-mortem on pop icon George Michael ‘inconclusive

  Post-mortem on pop icon George Michael ‘inconclusive’ A post-mortem examination on the body of pop icon George Michael, who died on Christmas Day after a chart-topping career and years of drug-taking, has proved “inconclusive”, police said on Friday. “The cause of death is inconclusive and further tests will now be carried out. The results of these tests are unlikely ... Read More »

India to provide additional 80 megawatt electricity to Nepal from January 1

  India will supply an additional 80 megawatt of electricity from January 1, 2017 to Nepal, to minimize the energy crisis in the Himalayan nation, the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu said Friday. The Indian government’s decision to provide additional electricity to energy-starved Nepal followed Nepalese Energy Minister Janardan Sharma’s visit to New Delhi. During the visit, Sharma requested his Indian ... Read More »

Myanmar will take back 2,415 citizens from Bangladesh

Myanmar has said it will take back 2,415 citizens from Bangladesh, only a tiny fraction of the 300,000 people who Bangladesh says are Myanmar citizens taking refuge there and should go home, reports Tension has been rising between the neighbours over Myanmar’s treatment of ethnic minority Rohingya Muslims, about 50,000 of whom Bangladesh says have fled there since the ... Read More »

Ronaldo turns down 300 million euro move to China: agent

Sports Desk World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo has turned down the chance to leave Real Madrid for an unnamed Chinese club for a transfer fee of 300 million euros (257 million pounds), his agent said on Thursday.  Speaking to Sky Italia at the Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai, Jorge Mendes said the deal would have been worth 100 ... Read More »

Indian stone cutting hit by cash crunch dealing a blow to global diamond business

          The global diamond industry is facing disruption that could stretch through the first few months of next year, including Valentine’s Day in February, as a result of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s radical move to abolish most of the nation’s cash overnight. In the western Indian city of Surat craftsmen usually spend 10-12 hours a ... Read More »

7 Biman officials put on fresh remand

A Dhaka court on Friday placed seven officials of Biman Bangladesh Airlines on an eight-day fresh remand in a case filed over the emergency landing of a VVIP flight carrying prime minister Sheikh Hasina, reports UNB.  haka metropolitan magistrate M Wajkuruni Khan Chowdhury passed the order after inspector of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) M Mahbubul Alam produced them ... Read More »

US warns of possible terror threat in BD on New Year’s Eve

US citizens in Bangladesh have been asked to take stringent security measures and be alert to local security developments during the holiday season.reports “There is an ongoing potential for extremist violence in Bangladesh,” the US embassy said in an updated alert on Thursday. It said the ‘Travel Warning’ issued on July 10 after the two terrorist attacks is still ... Read More »

New Year’s Eve:No entry to DU after 6pm, Gulshan, Banani, Baridhara after 8pm

Police will not allow any outdoor programme after sunset on the New Year’s Eve this year, reports  Though many gather at Dhaka University’s TSC to celebrate the first moments of the New Year, yet the residents of the university area have been asked to return home within 6pm. People will have to confirm their identities before being allowed in ... Read More »

BGB push back three boats, 106 Rohingyas

Bangladesh Border Guard (BGB) has pushed back three boats and at least 106 Rohingya people from different border points of Cox’s Bazar, reports  The drives continued for around 24 hours since Thursday morning in which the Rohingyas were intercepted at Naf River, Ukhia Upazila of Cox’s Bazar and Naikkhongchharhi Upazila of Bandarban. Taknaf-based BGB 2 Battalion’s Major Md Abu ... Read More »

22 global leaders write to UNSC to end Rohingya crisis Fifteen Nobel laureates including Muhammad Yunus and eight other global leaders on Thursday wrote an open letter to the United Nations Security Council to immediately intervene to stop “persecution of Rohingyas in Myanmar”.  They noted that a human tragedy “amounting to ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity is unfolding in Myanmar”, according to a press release of Yunus Centre. ... Read More »