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Sunday , January 22 2017

Ex-UP vice-chairman held over MP Liton murder

GAIBANDHA: Police detained a former Vice-chairman of Sundarganj Upazila Parishad in connection with his alleged involvement in killing Gaibandha -1 (Sundarganj) MP Manzurul Islam Liton. The former UP Vice-chairman Ahsan Habib, 44, son of Aftab Uddin, was arrested from his own home in Sundarganj, municipality area, ward no-9 on Sunday ...

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24 Jamaat men held in Dinajpur

DINAJPUR: Police, in separate drives, arrested 24 Jamaat-e-Islami members from different places in the district early Tuesday. Assistant sub inspector (ASI) of Dinajpur police control room Harunur Rashid informed Banglanews that the arrestees are facing arrest warrants. They were sent to jail through court in the afternoon, he added.

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Parliament’s winter session begins Jan 22

DHAKA: The winter session of Parliament will commence on January 22 and it will be the first session of the year and 14th session of 10th Parliament. President Abdul Hamid will deliver speech in this winter session. A letter was sent to the parliament secretariat in this regard on Tuesday ...

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Protest after Modi ‘replaces’ Gandhi

Workers from an Indian government department have protested against a decision to replace Mahatma Gandhi in their official calendar with pictures of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Staff at the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) said that they were ‘pained’ by the decision. It supports village-level industries, which Gandhi passionately ...

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Icy storm lashes France and Germany

An icy storm has been lashing parts of western Europe, causing power cuts in many homes, felling trees and disrupting some rail services. In France power cuts affected more than 237,000 homes as the storm swept across Normandy and regions north of Paris. In Dieppe, on the coast, winds reached ...

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Obama bans oil drilling ‘permanently’ in the Arctic

Outgoing US President Barack Obama has permanently banned offshore oil and gas drilling in the “vast majority” of US-owned northern waters. Obama designated areas in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans as “indefinitely off limits” to future leasing, reports BBC. The move is widely seen as an attempt to protect the ...

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8 police officers die in Egypt attack

At least eight police officers have been killed and three wounded in an attack on a security checkpoint in Egypt’s New Valley province in the Western Desert, according to the interior ministry. The attack on Monday occurred at around 8:15pm local time (18:15 GMT) in Naqb checkpoint, about 70km away ...

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Eugene Cernan, last man on the moon, dies at 82

Eugene A Cernan, the last astronaut to leave his footprints on the surface of the moon, has died, NASA said Monday. The retired United States Navy captain was 82. His family confirmed the news in a statement Monday, saying he died following “ongoing health issues”, reports the CNN. “Our family ...

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Tesla starts producing batteries at Gigafactory

Tesla has finally began production of battery cells at its Gigafactory on Wednesday (January 4). The battery cells currently in production will be used for Tesla’s rechargeable home battery, Powerwall 2, as well as its massive commercial battery, Powerpack 2, reports Business Insider. The electric-car maker said in a statement ...

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‘One billion’ affected by Yahoo hack

DHAKA: Yahoo has said more than one billion user accounts may have been affected in a hacking attack dating back to 2013. The internet giant said it appeared separate from a 2014 breach disclosed in September when Yahoo revealed 500 million accounts had been accessed. Yahoo said names, phone numbers, passwords ...

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