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The offices of ten Secretaries and Secretary level officers were reshuffled on Wednesday. The Ministry of Public Administration issued gazette notifications in this connection. Fayjur Rahman, secretary of post and telecommunication, was made secretary of the fisheries and livestock resources ministry, Maksudul Hasan, secretary of fisheries and fivestock resources ministry, was appointed as secretary of textile and jute ministry. Besides, Sham Sundar Sikdar, secretary of information and communication technology division was made secretary of post and telecommunication while, Farid Uddin Ahmed, secretary of Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation Division was made secretary of Security Services Division of Home Minister. Home Ministry secretary Dr Kamal Uddin Ahmed was made secretary of Public Security Department of Home Ministry while, Shuvashis Bose, acting secretary of textile and jute ministry appointed as acting secretary of commerce ministry.

International Desk While President Donald Trump has been tweeting about the necessity of banning immigrants and refugees to stop an influx of “bad dudes” to the US, he might be shocked to learn that the highest number of domestic terrorist attacks in recent years were carried out by US citizens. Information from Terrorism in America After 9/11 found that 190 ... Read More »

Iran confirms new missile test

International Desk Iran’s Defence Minister Hossein Dehghan said on Wednesday the Islamic Republic had tested a new missile, but added the test did not breach Tehran’s nuclear accord with world powers or a U.N. Security Council resolution endorsing the pact. Iran has test-fired several ballistic missiles since the nuclear deal in 2015, but this is the first during U.S. President ... Read More »

Warren Buffett prefers a $2.95 breakfast

International Desk Investing legend Warren Buffett has an estimated net worth of $74 billion, making him the third richest man in the world. But you’d never know it from his lifestyle. The 86-year-old billionaire still lives in the five-bedroom home in Omaha, Nebraska, that he bought in 1958 for $31,500. And he never spends more than $3.17 on breakfast. On ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 bdnews24.com 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 »

Key Aung San Suu Kyi adviser assassinated in Myanmar

International Desk A legal adviser for Myanmar’s ruling National League for Democracy was shot dead outside the country’s busiest airport on Sunday, in a rare outbreak of what appeared to be political violence in the commercial capital, Yangon. Police arrested a lone gunman, but a motive was unknown in the killing of 65-year-old Ko Ni, a prominent member of Myanmar’s ... Read More »

Clashes on Yemen west coast kill over 100: medics

International Desk Fierce battles between Yemeni government forces and Shiite rebels on the country’s west coast have killed more than 100 fighters in the past 24 hours, officials said on Sunday.   The bodies of at least 90 Huthi rebels were taken to a hospital in the Red Sea city of Hodeida, which is controlled by the insurgents, while 19 ... Read More »