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Daily Archives: January 19, 2017

Tennis: Istomin stuns Djokovic in Australian Open second round

Sports Desk Uzbek Denis Istomin pulled off an Australian Open upset for the ages when he sent reigning champion Novak Djokovic tumbling out of the year’s first grand slam in a near five-hour epic on Thursday. The 30-year-old world number 117 played the match of his life to hand the six-times champion only his second defeat in seven years at ... Read More »

E-village project launched, MoU signed

businessnews24bd.com An e-village project has been launched to bring down the cost of farming and to increase the production by manifold aiming to utilise the use of ICT to give the agricultural sector a major boost. The Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University is implementing the project while iSoftStone, a joint venture of Chinese Huawei Technologies, is providing technical support. Center ... Read More »

Malaysian PM tells Myanmar to ‘stop the killing’ of Rohingya

International Desk Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak called on Myanmar on Thursday to stop all discrimination and attacks on Rohingya Muslims, and urged the world’s Islamic countries to act to end an unfolding “humanitarian tragedy”.   Malaysia has spoken out strongly against mostly Buddhist Myanmar over its treatment of its Rohingya minority, especially since October, when security forces launched a ... Read More »

Luxurious car found in Shitlakkha River

businessnews24bd.com Police recovered an abandoned luxurious car from Shitalakkha River in Kapashiya upazila in Gazipur on Thursday afternoon. Police said that locals informed police station about the abandoned car this evening. Later, police recovered the car (Dhaka Metro Gha-11-2029) from the river near Dossunarayanpur Bazar area. Confirming the matter, Kapashiya police station Sub-Inspector Dulal Mia said that investigation is underway ... Read More »

Stocks finish flat thru’ an eventful week

businessnews24bd.com Stocks finished week flat on Thursday after setting some records during an eventful week in terms of market trend and activities. The broader DSEX and the Shariah DSES indices of Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) set a new record at 5575.47 and 1276.45 on the third session of the week on active buying around large-cap securities. The daily turnover in ... Read More »

Al Gore voices concern over Rampal, PM defends

businessnews24bd.com Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina once again defended the construction of Rampal coal-fired power plant in Bagerhat as former US vice president Al Gore raised the issue at the World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos.  According to a BSS report from Davos, the prime minister invited Al Gore, a globally famed environmentalist, to visit Bangladesh and see for himself ... Read More »

People won’t accept search committee if not neutral: BNP

businessnews24bd.com Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said on Thursday the people will reject the ‘search committee’ for reconstituting the election commission if it is not formed neutrally. The president, Abdul Hamid, is likely to form an ad-hoc committee called ‘search committee’ to find people to man the next election commission. “If a neutral and thus ... Read More »

E-village project launched, MoU signed

 businessnews24bd.com An e-village project has been launched to bring down the cost of farming and to increase the production by manifold aiming to utilize the use of ICT to give the agricultural sector a major boost. The Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University is implementing the project while iSoftStone, a joint venture of Chinese Huawei Technologies, is providing technical support. ... Read More »

BSMMU VC ‘assaults’ pro-VC

businessnews24bd.com Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) vice chancellor reportedly assaulted the pro-vice chancellor of the university today. BSMMU VC Kamrul Hasan Khan assaulted Pro-VC ASM Zakaria Swapan following an altercation during a meeting around this noon, witnesses said. Abu Bakar Siddique, officer-in-charge of Shahbagh Police Station, told that the incident took place due to internal feud of two groups of ... Read More »

Tamim to lead Bangladesh in Christchurch Test

Sport Desk Opener Tamim Iqbal will lead the Bangladesh team in the second Test against New Zealand which begins in Christchurch on Friday.   Tamim has been named as captain for the match after regular skipper Mushfiqur Rahim was ruled out due to a thumb injury.   Batsmen Imrul Kayes and Mominul Haque are also sidelined after failing to confirm ... Read More »

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