The market witnessed a volatile day, juggling between red and black to eventually end flat. A positive start helped the key index gain over 27 points in early trade. “The day kicked off on a higher note, but failed to sustain at the close as investors were cautious. Turnover still remained discouraging as the total turnover on the DSE stood at nearly Tk 3.9 billion, which was slightly higher over the previous day's Tk 3.6 billion. However, the Chittagong Stock Exchange also closed flat with its Selective Categories Index, CSCX, rising nearly 4 points to close at 10,414.
March 22, 2018 10:07 UTC
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy enters his car as he leaves his house in Paris, France, Mar 21, 2018. The newspaper published a lengthy account of what it said was a verbatim declaration by Sarkozy. "This calumny has made my life a living hell since March 11, 2011," he states, according to the newspaper. Sarkozy, who was called "president bling bling" by many due to his flashy style, has been dogged for years by accusations of wrongdoing. He is challenging an order to stand trial on charges of illicit spending overruns during his failed 2012 campaign.
March 22, 2018 09:56 UTC
She underwent a surgery and was later put on life support as her condition deteriorated to a stage internally known as precoma. Our medical team will look into it tomorrow,” he said. A 10-member medical team led by the hospital director Professor Quazi Deen Mohammad decided to continue Afsana’s treatment, said Dr Badrul. Replying to a query on Afsana being ‘clinically dead’, Dr Deen Mohammad said: “Her condition does not confirm that and we are trying our best. But her condition is gradually deteriorating.”
March 22, 2018 09:56 UTC
The 30-year-old victim was identified as Abdul Hamid, a seasonal fruit trader from Mymensingh. The driver lost control of the watermelon-laden pickup van, when it came near the Porabari area in Gazipur. The van went off the road and its front part was twisted after slamming a standing car, said SI Binoy Kumar Sarker of Naojorh Highway Police Outpost. Later, after recovering the body from the spot, police took it to the Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmad Medical College Hospital for autopsy. Police seized the pickup van but failed to arrest the driver as he fled from the spot after the accident.
March 22, 2018 09:00 UTC
Yameen imposed the emergency on Feb. 5 for 15 days after a Supreme Court ruling quashed convictions against nine opposition leaders and ordered his government to free those held in prison. He extended the state of emergency by another 30 days with parliament approval, a move challenged by the opposition. Under the emergency, Yameen’s administration arrested former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, the chief justice, another Supreme Court judge and a Supreme Court administrator on allegations of attempting to overthrow the government. They have all rejected the charges. Rights group Amnesty International said in a statement last month the government was using the emergency “as a license for repression, targeting members of civil society, judges and political opponents”.
March 22, 2018 08:26 UTC
Nearly 200 people living on the slopes of Mount Ijen in East Java province were forced to evacuate. “Because of this incident, the public - tourists or miners - are not allowed near the crater until further notice,” said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for the national disaster mitigation agency. The crater is a popular site for tourists and miners, who dig up hardening yellow sulfur to sell for use in everything from cosmetics to matchsticks. The volcano regularly puffs out small amounts of noxious gases but the site stays open to the public. Around five million of Indonesia’s 250 million people live and work near volcanoes, according to authorities, largely because of the fertile farming soil.
March 22, 2018 07:52 UTC
RAB detained the four suspects from the district’s Nalitabari area on Wednesday evening, RAB spokesman Mufti Mahmud Khan told bdnews24.com on Thursday, adding that the agency will provide more information through a media briefing later in the day. The bodies of Sujata Chiring, 45, and her mother Besset Chiring, 65, were recovered on Tuesday from their flat on the third floor of the building in the Kalachandpur neighbourhood in Dhaka. According to police, one of the victims was hacked and the other strangled. Sujata’s husband Ashis Mankin started a case against four people, including his friends.
March 22, 2018 07:30 UTC
Last month, US Ambassador to Peru Krishna Urs declined to confirm that Kuczynski no longer had citizenship. Former authoritarian president Alberto Fujimori fled Peru for his parents’ native Japan as his decade in power ended in a corruption scandal and protests. Last year, former president Ollanta Humala, Kuczynski’s predecessor, was ordered up to 18 months in pre-trial detention while prosecutors prepare charges related to Odebrecht. Instead of Kuczynski, Trump will meet Vizcarra at the Summit of the Americas that Peru will host on April 13 and 14. “I’m outraged by the current situation, like the majority of Peruvians,” Vizcarra said in his first public comments since Kuczynski announced his resignation.
March 22, 2018 07:18 UTC
With more and more women joining the workforce, it is up to us as a nation to take advantage of the situation. An increase in the number of women being part of the labour force will inevitably boost our GDP, bringing us closer to becoming a developing nation. Between 1999 and 2013, the number of women participating in the labour force has seen remarkable increase, with almost a 190% rise for women aged 20-29, and a 100% rise amongst women aged between 30 and 49. The women in our workforce have continued to boost our economy and it is about time that policy-makers took that into account. A more inclusive society, one which allows women to be free, independent, and financially stable, will only benefit our nation in the long run.
March 22, 2018 06:56 UTC
They were among 79 people asked to speak in parliament over the eight days set for the hearing. "We do not believe that legislation is the best approach to addressing the issue," Alvin Tan, Facebook's head of public policy for Southeast Asia, said in a written submission. "Singapore already has a variety of existing laws and regulations which address hate speech, defamation and the spreading of false news." "No single company, governmental or non-governmental actor, should be the arbiter of truth," Kathleen Reen, Twitter's director of Public Policy for Asia Pacific, said. Many of the examples of fake news, cited in a Singapore government paper on deliberate online falsehoods published in January, came from abroad.
March 22, 2018 06:45 UTC
Kakon Bibi, a centenarian freedom fighter, breathed her last on Wednesday while undergoing treatment at MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital in Sylhet. Sakhina Bibi, daughter of Kakon Bibi, said people from all walks of life will pay their respects to her once her body reaches home. Kakon Bibi was admitted to MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital after she fell ill with pneumonia and breathing problems. Kakon Bibi was held in captivity and tortured by the Pakistani occupation forces after she left home for war in 1971. She also trained in operating firearms and joined freedom fighter Rahmat Ali.
March 22, 2018 06:45 UTC
The incident took place in the Rangilabazar area under the Sreepur Upazila in Gazipur, said SI Md Rafiqul Islam of Mawna Highway Police Station. “A couple of days back, Nobi came to visit his son and was on his way to Rangilabazar around 7am. A truck heading for Mymensingh ran over Nobi while he was crossing the highway. The truck left the scene immediately after the accident.”Police recovered the body and sent to Mawna Highway Police Station.
March 22, 2018 06:22 UTC
From Monday till Wednesday, ostriches at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park in Gazipur, have given birth to three baby chicks. This is the second time ostriches give birth to baby chicks in such cramped environment in Gazipur. “We got three ostrich chicks out of eight eggs till Wednesday.”According to the park official, six ostriches from South Africa were introduced to the park in 2013, of which two were male and four were female. Another wildlife inspector of the park Anisur Rahman said a large ostrich can live up to 60 years and weighs from 65-145 kilograms. Park official Motaleb Hossain said the birth of chicks in such an adverse environment has created hope.
March 22, 2018 06:11 UTC
The traditional way of how a democracy is carried out is no more. Given how politics flows from culture, a change in culture could bring in a change in politics. Not limited to American soil, Channel 4 recently exposed how Cambridge Analytica worked under the radar in elections in Nigeria, Kenya, Czech Republic, India, and Argentina. Cambridge Analytica CEO Alexander Nix bragged that these sort of tactics, instantly having video evidence of corruption, are effective. It’s when such tactics spill over to governance and democracy, that it starts to become a matter of grave concern.
March 22, 2018 06:00 UTC
At present, Hashi, a teacher in Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology is receiving treatment in Singapore. She will need more treatment,” said Dr Imam who has been to Nepal to treat the survivors. Another Bangladeshi survivor of the crash, Rizwanul Kabir, is also receiving treatment from Dr Jack in Singapore. He is doing comparatively better, said Dr Imam quoting Dr Jack. The crash left Kabir Hossain with multiple fractures in his legs, infections and troubled breathing.
March 22, 2018 05:37 UTC