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Daily Archives: January 28, 2017

EC search body holds first meeting

Political Correspondent Members of the search committee formed by President Abdul Hamid to constitute the next Election Commission hold its first meeting today. The six-member body headed by Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain sat at the Supreme Court’s Judges’ Lounge in Dhaka around 11:00am. The president formed the search body on January 25 after holding series of talks with 31 registered ... Read More »

Blast in Ctg flat: 2 burnt victims die

Chittagong Bureau An elderly woman and her granddaughter, who along with two others were burnt in an explosion in Chittagong city yesterday, succumbed to their injuries early today. Deceased Samuda Khatun, 70, and Tanima Afrin Chowdhury Ifti, 17, an SSC examinee, suffered 100 percent burn injuries, Sub-inspector Zahirul Islam of Chittagong Medical College police outpost told newsmen. Around 5:15am yesterday, ... Read More »

‘Criminals’ torch high school in Gaibandha

Gaibandha Correspondent A high school that has more than 600 students went up in flames in a remote char of Kunderpara in Sadar upazila in the early hours yesterday. The fire reduced to ashes seven classrooms and the school office along with furniture, equipment, papers and documents, causing an estimated loss of more than Tk 1 crore. Local NGO Gono ... Read More »

World edges too closer to doom

BBC Online Comments by US President Donald Trump on nuclear weapons and climate change have helped make the world less safe, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists warned Thursday, moving its symbolic “Doomsday Clock” 30 seconds closer to midnight. The clock — which serves as a metaphor for how close humanity is to destroying the planet — was last changed ... Read More »

Trump hosts UK PM as first foreign leader

BBC Online -Sanction on Russia should stay: Theresa May -Great relations with Russia, China would be positive: Trump   US President Donald Trump yesterday said he wanted to have good relations with Russia and declined to say whether he was ready to lift sanctions on Moscow, which visiting British Prime Minister Theresa May said must stay in place. Speaking at ... Read More »

West Indies appoint Stuart Law as coach

Sport Desk West Indies have appointed former Australia allrounder Stuart Law as their new coach on a two-year contract. Law takes over the position that has been lying vacant ever since the West Indies Cricket Board sacked Phil Simmons last September on disciplinary grounds. Law will start his new job from February 15. The 48-year-old will work under new director ... Read More »

Trump signs ‘extreme vetting’ order to limit immigration

International Desk US President Donald Trump has announced new vetting measures to “keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the US”. He signed a wide-ranging executive order which, among other measures, bans Syrian refugees until further notice. It also put a cap of 50,000 refugees entering the US in 2017 – less than half the previous upper limit. In a TV ... Read More »