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Daily Archives: January 30, 2017

Hungry penguins help keep car code safe

BBC Online Hungry penguins have inspired a novel way of making sure computer code in smart cars does not crash.   Tools based on the way the birds co-operatively hunt for fish are being developed to test different ways of organising in-car software.   The tools look for safe ways to organise code in the same way that penguins seek ... Read More »

School boy hacked dead in city A school boy was stabbed to death by a drug peddler in Golapbagh area of Jatrabair in the city on Monday. The deceased was identified as Ridwan Islam Bivor. Family sources said that a local drug paddler named Al-Amin attacked the school boy with a lethal weapon and fled the scene, leaving Ridwan critically injured around 4:00pm. Later, the ... Read More »

Search body to sit with 5 more civil society members The search committee, appointed by the President for reconstituting the Election Commission (EC), will hold a meeting with five more eminent civil society members on February 1 to discuss formation of the new Election Commission.   The meeting will be held at the Supreme Court Judges’ Lounge around 11:00am on Wednesday (February 1), Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam told ... Read More »

Khaleda to sit with party leaders tonight

Political Desk BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will sit in an emergency meeting with leaders of the 20-party alliance on Monday night. The meeting of the 20-party alliance will be held at BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office around 9:00pm. Party insiders said the 20-party leaders will discuss the country’s latest political situation over newly formed search committee. Read More »

Black mum gives birth to 2 white babies

BBC Online A black mother who gave birth to a million-to-one, white, blue-eyed baby boy has stunned doctors by having a second white child. Financial analyst Catherine Howarth, 35, who is of Nigerian heritage, believed the rare recessive white gene that resulted in son Jonah, three, being completely white would not strike a second time. So she was stunned when ... Read More »

2 killed as temple wall collapses in Kaptai

Chittagong Correspondent Two people were killed as the wall of an old temple collapsed at Raikhali union in Kaptai area of hill district Rangamati on Monday noon.   The deceased were identified as Chaichingmong Marma, 55 and Ankyauci Marma, 28.   Confirming the matter to, Raikhali union parishad chairman Saymong Marma said the wall of an old temple, where ... Read More »

Khaleda’s self-defence hearing Feb 2

Court Correspondent A Dhaka court has set February 2 for hearing the self-defence of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case filed by the Anti Corruption Commission.   The court has also asked Khaleda Zia to appear before it on that day.   Judge Abu Ahmed Jamadar of Dhaka Special Judge’s Court-3 set up at Bakshibazar ... Read More »

Six killed, eight wounded in Canada mosque shooting

Six people were killed and eight wounded when gunmen opened fire at a Quebec City mosque during Sunday night prayers, in what Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called a “terrorist attack on Muslims”.  Police said two suspects had been arrested, but gave no details about them or what prompted the attack, reports Initially, the mosque president said five people ... Read More »

Dollar, Asia markets slip as dealers spooked by Trump

HONG KONG, Jan 30, 2017 (AFP) – The dollar tumbled against its major peers in Asia on Monday while regional markets sank in holiday-thinned trade as traders were spooked by tensions caused by Donald Trump’s divisive immigration ban. A disappointing reading on US economic growth added to the downbeat sentiment with Wall Street ending last week on a negative note. ... Read More »

Stocks continue to slide as major sectors dip Both the Stock markets were down further on Monday with all the indexes sliding down as most of the major sectors closed lower while daily transactions were declining. Among the falling major sectors were travel and leisure, textile, mutual fund, engineering and food and allied when 197 securities of the large-cap group incurred losses due to lower activities. Fuel ... Read More »