Gazipur RMG factory robbery mastermind among 6 held

Rapid Action Battalion has detained six suspected robbers, including the mastermind behind the Tk3.41 crore robbery at a garments factory in Gazipur’s Kaliakoir upazila. The identities of the detainees could not be ascertained yet. Mizanur Rahman Bhuiyan, senior assistant director of RAB’s Legal and Media Wing, confirmed the matter to the Dhaka Tribune Monday morning. He said: “The robbers looted Tk3.41 crore from the vault of Knit Plus Garments factory and took shelter in different districts. “So, we conducted the drive in different districts on Sunday and detained them with looted money worth Tk1.17 crore.”The RAB official said details regarding the matter will be disclosed in a press briefing later in the day.

February 27, 2017 06:29 UTC

Fire at Narayanganj RMG factory

A fire broke out at a readymade garment factory in Kanchpur area of Narayanganj’s Sonargaon. The fire originated in the sewing section of Sinha Opex Group factory burning down the machineries, threads and fabrics. None has reportedly been injured as the factory was closed at that time. He said nine firefighting units rushed to the spot and doused the fire around 9:30am. Tajowar Hossain, general manager of the factory, said the estimated damage from the fire could not be ascertained yet.

February 27, 2017 05:45 UTC

Disney's 'Zootopia' wins Oscar for best animated film

The movie from Walt Disney Co's Disney Animation Studios was one of year's biggest box-office hits, selling more than $1 billion in tickets worldwide. "Zootopia" features the voice of Ginnifer Goodwin as Judy Hopps, a rabbit who leaves her small hometown to join the big-city police force. The family film tackles social issues as the residents of the animal metropolis are divided by prejudice and fear. The Oscar win for "Zootopia" extends a renaissance for Disney Animation Studios, which took home the animation trophy in 2014 for "Frozen" and in 2015 for "Big Hero Six." "Zootopia" competed against another Disney Animation film, the musical "Moana" about a young Pacific island heroine.

February 27, 2017 05:07 UTC

Mahershala Ali wins supporting actor Oscar for 'Moonlight'

Ali, 43, plays Juan, a drug dealer who takes a young black boy living in Miami with a drug-addict mother, under his wing. It was the first Oscar win and nomination for Ali who was considered the frontrunner in the category after winning a slew of earlier awards for his performance. "One thing that they consistently told me ... is that it wasn't about you," Ali said. In "Moonlight," Ali's Juan teaches young Chiron to swim and encourages him to not be weighed down by his environment but rather to carve his own destiny. He started out playing a doctor on TV series "Crossing Jordan" in 2001, and since then has had roles in dozens of projects including TV series "Treme" and "Alphas."

February 27, 2017 04:59 UTC

Viola Davis, Iranian movie win Oscars as Trump looms large

Ali, and a tearful Davis, each winning their first Oscars, were among a record seven actors of colour nominated for Academy Awards this year, in stark contrast to 2016 when there were none. "OJ: Made in America," a series about the 1995 double murder trial of former footballer OJ Simpson won best documentary. quipped Kimmel in an apparent reference to Trump's crackdown on immigrants and travellers from seven majority Muslim nations. Dividing the world into the 'us' and 'our enemies' categories creates fear, a deceitful justification for aggression and war." A best picture win for "La La Land," starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone as a jazz pianist and a struggling actress, would be the first musical to win best picture at the Academy Awards since "Chicago" in 2003.

February 27, 2017 04:37 UTC

At least three dead, 19 missing as floods hit Chile

The rains, which caused rivers to overflow their banks in mountain valleys near Chile's capital, Santiago, had isolated 373 people, the Onemi emergency service said late on Sunday. "Emergency teams are working on the ground to connect with isolated persons and re-establish the water supply wherever possible," Chilean President Michelle Bachelet wrote on Twitter. In the San Jose de Maipo valley, directly above the city, emergency crews had to clear the roads of debris before residents could evacuate to lower, less mountainous ground. It was the second major flooding event to hit central Chile in the past year. Last April, heavy rains battered the San Jose de Maipo valley, killing one and shutting production at some of the largest copper mines in the world.

February 27, 2017 04:31 UTC

Indefinite transport strike in Khulna enters 2nd day

The indefinite transport strike enforced by Khulna regional committee of Bangladesh Road Transport Workers Federation in 10 districts of Khulna division has entered second day. The transport workers are observing the strike since Sunday morning, leading to public sufferings. Meanwhile, he said six other districts outside Khulna division have expressed solidarity with the transport strike. A Manikganj court on Wednesday sentenced bus driver Jamir Hossain to life imprisonment in the case filed over the deaths of five people in 2011. The fatal accident took place on August 13, 2011, on the Dhaka–Aricha highway at Ghior upazila in Manikganj.

February 27, 2017 04:18 UTC

Fire at garment factory in Narayanganj

The fire started around 6:45am on Monday on the 12th storey of the factory, said District Fire Service Deputy Assistant Director Mamunur Rashid. Six fire service units were dispatched to the scene immediately and attempted to put the fire out. Three other fire service units joined to fight the blaze and the fire was eventually put out around 9:30 am, said Dhaka Fire Service Assistant Director Masudur Rahman. The 12th storey of the building was used for sewing. Fire service officials have yet to release details of casualties or an estimate of the financial damage from the fire.

February 27, 2017 04:06 UTC

AL nominates Jaya Sengupta for Sunamganj-2 by-polls

Awami League has nominated Suranjit Sengupta’s wife Jaya Sengupta for Sunamganj-2 constituency (Dirai-Shalla) by-election. The party’s nomination board made the decision in a meeting held at Ganabhaban, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s official residence, Sunday evening. The nomination board also decided to nominate Anjum sultana to represent the party in Comilla City Corporation election and Abdul Matin Bhuiyan for by-election of Narshingdi district council, said a press release. Awami League President Sheikh Hasina presided over the meeting. Also Read- Comilla City election, Sunamganj by-polls on Mar 30

February 27, 2017 03:19 UTC

UN: N Korea spy agency runs arms operation out of Malaysia

Glocom’s website, which was taken down late last year, listed the Little India address in its contacts section. But two Malaysian companies controlled by North Korean shareholders and directors registered Glocom’s website in 2009, according to website and company registration documents. Last July, an air shipment of North Korean military communications equipment, sent from China and bound for Eritrea, was intercepted in an unnamed country. A week later, the trio was allowed to travel, and the North Korean embassy claimed the cash, the sources said. Glocom has exhibited at least three times since 2006 at Malaysia’s biennial arms show, Defence Services Asia (DSA), according to Glocom’s website.

February 27, 2017 02:36 UTC

Baptist Church Hosts Ithaca Gay Men’s Chorus

Singing for a crowd of more than 50 people on Sunday at the First Baptist Church of Ithaca, the Ithaca Gay Men’s Chorus showed how it has become a symbol of Ithaca for many of its patrons. Patrick Chaopricha, an usher for the Kitchen Theatre, agreed, citing Ithaca’s longstanding culture of acceptance as a reason for the success of the Gay Men’s Chorus. “But it’s just a name to me.”Leaderboard 2Katrina Mackey, a first-time patron of the concert, said she believed the name “Gay Men’s Chorus” was a unifying force for the group. She was proven correct when the group walked down the church aisle dressed as nuns for their first song. Howell said she was grateful to live in Ithaca, where she enjoys all types of music from a diverse group of people.

February 27, 2017 02:34 UTC

WANG | The Dyson Influx

I have a serious question that needs a tongue in cheek answer: What makes a great business student? In my management communication class, most of the students stand up during the second week and do a little talk in front of the whole class. Professor Lennox, who teaches Management Communication, sees it as a refinement for those who want to move up in management. But Dyson only offers one communication class. And with Dyson’s exceptional business analytics program, they can continue to churn out good business students.

February 27, 2017 02:21 UTC

Trump’s pick for Navy secretary withdraws

US President Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of the Navy withdrew from consideration on Sunday, the second time a Trump nominee to lead one of the armed services bowed out because of government conflict-of-interest rules. Trump last month nominated Philip Bilden, a private equity executive and former military intelligence officer, to lead the Navy, which the president has pledged he will expand. Vincent Viola, whom the president had picked to be secretary of the Army, withdrew earlier this month. In a statement, Mattis said he was disappointed but understood Bilden’s decision. “In the coming days I will make a recommendation to President Trump for a leader who can guide our Navy and Marine Corps team as we execute the president’s vision to rebuild our military,” he said.

February 27, 2017 02:15 UTC

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February 27, 2017 00:48 UTC

Lawsuit targets former Jackson County commissioner, pot shop

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February 26, 2017 23:58 UTC

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