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Monthly Archives: February 2017

2 officials of Chinese firm held at ‘gunpoint’ Two officials of a Chinese company were held at “gunpoint” at the capital’s Rail Bhaban for around five minutes apparently to prevent them from participating in a tender for a more than Tk 250-crore rail line project. They went to the Bhaban on Abdul Gani Road around 11:45am and kept waiting on the ground floor for the lift to ... Read More »

US warns North Korea of ‘overwhelming’ response

International Desk U.S. President Donald Trump’s defense secretary warned North Korea on Friday of an “effective and overwhelming” response if Pyongyang chose to use nuclear weapons, as he reassured Seoul of steadfast U.S. support at the end of a two-day visit. “Any attack on the United States, or our allies, will be defeated, and any use of nuclear weapons would ... Read More »

Police submits report on actress Mahi, Shawon Police submitted probe report over marriage rumor of popular actress Mahia Mahi and Shahriar Islam Shawon keeping recommendation to release Shawon. Investigation Officer (IO) Sohrab Mia submitted the report before the court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Majharul Islam on January 31. However, the information came to light on Thursday. The court fixed March 7 for the next hearing in the case. The ... Read More »

Du Plessis ‘honoured’ to play in 100th ODI

Sport Desk Proteas batsman Faf du Plessis says he is honoured to play his 100th one-day international (ODI) for South Africa when they take on Sri Lanka at the Wanderers on Saturday. Du Plessis helped steer the Proteas to a 121-run victory in the second ODI at Kingsmead on Wednesday after the home side had found themselves in trouble at ... Read More »

Syrian tweeter girl asks if Trump starves for 24 hrs

International Desk “Mr. Trump, have you ever had no food for 24 hours?” This was the question the seven-year-old Syrian girl Bana Alabed — who has garnered worldwide attention by tweeting about her life in Aleppo — asked US President Donald Trump in a fresh video. “Have you ever had no food, no water for 24 hours? Just think of ... Read More »

Fire at Gulistan market under control The fire at a multistoried market in Gulistan area of the capital was brought under control on Thursday night. On information, 15 fire fighting units rushed to the spot and doused the blaze after two hours frantic efforts. Fire Service Operator Ziaur Rahman said that fire the erupted in locally known ‘Zaker Super market’ around 7:30pm in the market. ... Read More »

‘Rohingyas have right to return to their country’

Cox’s Bazar Correspondent US Ambassador in Bangladesh Marcia Stephens Bloom Bernicat said Rohingya people are interested to return to their country and they have that right. Only Myanmar government can resolve the Rohingya problem. The US ambassador came up with the opinion while talking to newsmen after attending a function “National Youth Assembly-2017” organised by JAAGO Foundation in Cox’s Bazar ... Read More »

PM’s ride: Rickshaw-van puller Imam joins job

Gopalganj Correspondent Imam Sheikh, the 17-year-old who came to light after giving Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina a tour on his rickshaw-van, has joined a Bakery supply station in Bangladesh Air Force’s Bir Sreshtho Matiur Rahman Base. Imam Sheikh on Thursday afternoon told that he joined the job as a supplier at Falcon Bakery in Jessore on Wednesday morning. The ... Read More »

National Search committee holds meeting again The members of search committee for the reconstitution of the Election Commission started its meeting again on Thursday afternoon. The meeting has begun at 5:10pm at the Supreme Court Judges Lounge in the capital. Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain presided over the meeting where other committee members- Justice Obaidul Hassan of the High Court, comptroller and auditor general of Bangladesh ... Read More »

Facebook loses $500m virtual reality case

International Desk A US court has ordered Facebook and other defendants to pay $500m (£395m) after finding they unlawfully used a firm’s virtual reality technology. A jury in Dallas found in favour of video game maker ZeniMax Media, which had claimed the VR system was stolen. Oculus, which was bought by Facebook two years ago for $2bn, will have to ... Read More »