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WeChat launches ‘Mini Programmes’, challenges App Store

IT Desk The ‘mini programmes’ do not require downloading, rather they are small components of the WeChat app, while providing all the necessary functions of a mobile application. Tencent, makers of WeChat, launched ‘Mini Programmes,’ a cloud-based app store in China on Monday. The $240bn Chinese internet giant, Tencent, introduced its mobile app as WeChat which has at least 846million monthly ... Read More »

10 JMB suspects remanded

HC Correspondent A Dhaka court has placed 10 suspects of Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) on different terms of remand. Dhaka’s Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Fairooz Tasnim passed the order on Tuesday. The suspects who were arrested from Uttara and Kalabagan of the capital from Sunday night to Monday morning are members of Sarwar-Tamim group of JMB, claimed police. The suspects ... Read More »

FIFA reveals 2016 Pro XI

Sport Desk FIFA has announced its 2016 best eleven called the FIFA Pro XI and it has some shocking omissions. The most obvious are Gianluigi Buffon in goal and Antoine Griezmann in attack as he is replaced by Luis Suarez. Griezmann was named one of the three finalist for the FIFA The Best player of the year but missed out ... Read More »

Santal Dijen Tudu gets bail

Gaibandha Correspondent A Gaibandha court has granted bail for Santal Dijen Tudu, 37, in a case filed against him over allegedly baring police to perform duty. Judge SM Taskinul Haque of Senior Judicial Magistrate Court (Gobindaganj) passed the order on Tuesday afternoon. Abdur Rashid, lawyer of Dijen Tudu, confirmed the news. Read More »

Twin bombings in Afghanistan’s capital kill 22

International Desk Two large bombings near government offices in Afghanistan’s capital on Tuesday killed at least 22 people, including four women, the Interior Ministry said. Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said another 43 people were wounded in the attack. He said a suicide bomber struck first, followed moments later by a car bomb. The Taliban, which is waging a 15-year war ... Read More »

Textbook errors: NCTB suspends designer

Education Desk National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) on Tuesday suspended its artist-cum-designer following the embarrassing errors in this year’s textbooks. Subodh Chandra Dhali, deputy secretary of Education Ministry confirmed the matter. He said following the primary investigation, NCTB suspended Sujauddin Abedin. The secondary and higher secondary divisions of the education ministry formed a three-member probe body to find out ... Read More »

Case filed over hitting Turin Afroz’s car

Gaibandha Correspondent A case has been filed over the incident of hitting the private car of Barrister Turin Afroz, prosecutor of the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), by a motorcycle at the district’s Polashbari. Sub-Inspector (SI) Jotish Chandra filed the case with Polashbari Police Station on Tuesday. Confirming the news SI Habib-Ul-Bahar said Turin Afroz was returning Dhaka from Joldhaka of Nilphamari ... Read More »

Man to die for killing wife in Manikganj

Manikganj Correspondent A Manikganj Court sentenced a man to death penalty for killing his wife 2007. The death-row convict is known as Alamgir Hossain, resident of Nazirpur village of the district’s Singair upazila. Judge Mizanur Rahman of Manikganj District and Sessions Judge Court passed the order in absence of the accused on Tuesday noon. According to the case statement, Alamgir ... Read More »

FIFA approves 48-team World Cup

Sport Desk FIFA’s ruling council on Tuesday unanimously approved an expansion of the World Cup to 48 teams in 2026, with a format of 16 groups of three nations. “The FIFA Council unanimously decided on a 48-team #WorldCup as of 2026: 16 groups of 3 teams,” a tweet from FIFA’s official account said. The decision marks a major coup for ... Read More »

Bodies of woman, 2 children recovered Police recovered bodies of a woman along with her two children from her living room at Chhoto Diabari of the capital’s Darus Salam area on Tuesday afternoon. The deceased were identified as Sima Sammad Anika, 22, her daughter Shamima, 5, and her son Abdullah, 3. Selimuzzaman, Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Darus Salam Police Station, confirmed the news. The woman might ... Read More »