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Monthly Archives: January 2017

Tangail-4 by-poll begins

 Tangail Correspondent  Voting in the election to Tangail-4 constituency (Kalihati) has begun this morning. The voting began at 8:00am and will continue till 4:00pm without any break. According to the district election office, a total of 307,700 voters are expected to exercise their franchise in the by-election through 107 polling centres having 661 rooms. Of the total voters, 154,867 voters ... Read More »

Man killed in city road mishap A man was killed and two others were injured as a bus hit them from behind at Satrasta intersection on Monday night. The deceased was identified as Rabiul Islam, 40. The injured are Ismail, 18, and Jafor, 30. Inspector Rasheduzzaman (Investigation) of Tejgaon Industrial Police Station, confirmed the news. He said a Balaka Paribahan bus hit the victims after ... Read More »

Trump sacks defiant attorney general

International Desk Donald Trump has fired the acting US attorney general, after she questioned the legality of his immigration ban. Sally Yates, who had been appointed under Barack Obama, earlier ordered justice department lawyers not to enforce the president’s executive order. In a statement, the White House said Ms Yates had “betrayed” the department. Dana Boente, US attorney for the ... Read More »

2 killed as bus falls into ditch in capital Two persons were killed and 21 were injured as a Swadhin Paribahan bus fell into a roadside ditch after losing control at Nagdarparha area of the capital’s Khilgaon on Monday night. Of the deceased, bus driver was identified as Jasim Uddin while another could not be known immediately. The injured were admitted to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) ... Read More »

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 »