Robi’s video streaming service ‘Robi Screen’ launched

Robi has recently launched video streaming service “Robi Screen&rdquo”. This unique service ushers in a new era of nonstop entertainment services for the Robi subscribers, reports news agency UNB. The service can be accessed through mobile app/ WAP service. The monthly pack is priced at twenty five (25) taka, weekly pack at seven (7) taka and daily pack at two (2) taka. Data charges will be applicable for downloading the app, browsing the app, streaming the content through WAP and APP.

January 18, 2017 16:13 UTC

South Africa lose de Villiers for Bangladesh, England Tests

It means he is set to miss five series in a row for his country since suffering an elbow injury last June. South Africa visit England for four Tests in July and August without one of their premier batsmen, who has recovered from injury but is reluctant to overload his schedule having targeted a place at the 50-over World Cup in England and Wales in 2019. The 32-year-old De Villiers will play in the Indian Premier League and South Africa’s Twenty20 competition, but will not be available for other domestic tournaments around the world. I am not prepared to do that," he told South Africa’s Radio 702. "My main aim is to get to that 2019 World Cup and I am going to do everything possible to get there.

January 18, 2017 16:07 UTC

Murray hands out masterclass to reach third round

Five-time a losing finalist at Melbourne Park, Murray had laboured through his opening round victory over Illya Marchenko in the full heat of the opening day of the tournament. "I still think he's got some developing to do there. The final time Murray sent the world number 156 running around the court brought up match point, which Murray converted when the qualifier went long after one hour, 37 minutes. Next up for Murray in the third round on Friday is American Sam Querrey. Obviously had a big win a couple slams ago against Novak (Djokovic) in the third round (at Wimbledon).

January 18, 2017 16:06 UTC

Earth breaks heat record in 2016 for third year in a row

A separate analysis by the US space agency Nasa also found that 2016 was the hottest on record. The global average temperature last year was 0.94°C above the 20th century average, and 0.04°C warmer than in 2015, the last record-setting year. “Since the start of the 21st century, the annual global temperature record has been broken five times (2005, 2010, 2014, 2015 and 2016),” said NOAA. “Even if you remove the extra warming due to El Nino, 2016 was the warmest year ever recorded,” Forster said. Unusual spikes in temperature were seen in Phalodi, India, which reached 51°C on May 19 – marking India’s hottest temperature ever.

January 18, 2017 16:04 UTC

Flagstaff could see up to 2 feet of snow by Saturday

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January 18, 2017 15:47 UTC

Russia says joins forces with Turkey to bomb Syria militants

Lieutenant-General Sergei Rudskoi, a senior Russian Defence Ministry official, said in televised comments it was the first time the air forces of Russia and Turkey had teamed up in this way. The operation had been conducted in agreement with the Syrian government, he said. Rudskoi said the Russian air force was also providing air support to Syrian government troops who he said were trying to fight off an Islamic State assault around the town of Deir al-Zor. Russian jets were also backing a Syrian army offensive near the town of Palmyra, he said, where he warned Islamic State militants might be planning to blow up more of the ancient city's historical monuments.

January 18, 2017 15:45 UTC

Temple to rename communication school in honor of Lew Klein

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January 18, 2017 15:42 UTC

Thoughts on reconstituting the EC

The president is a respected and experienced man, but he has long been part of a certain political party. Voters’ loyalty towards the country’s two largest political parties is beyond question. The ruling party must think about whether they will accept the formation of an EC in keeping with the present constitution, if by chance they find themselves out of power. The event will be moderated by the incumbent chief election commissioner in presence of a number of eminent personalities. When the elections are held, then the political parties will hardly have the scope to criticise the performance of the appointed chief election commissioner.

January 18, 2017 15:41 UTC

41 Myanmar CSOs called for independent probe into Rohingya crisis

Dozens of ethnic minority groups called on Wednesday for an independent international investigation into alleged human rights violation in western Myanmar, The Los Angeles Times reports. The newspaper said the call would add to pressure on the government to account for reported abuses against Rohingya Muslims. Hard-line Buddhist monks have been widely accused of leading 2012 pogroms in Rakhine that killed hundreds of Rohingya Muslims. The group’s envoy to Myanmar has called for a UN intervention in Myanmar to stop what he termed “genocide.”The statement “is important for the entire country,” said Matthew Smith, chief executive of Fortify Rights, a human rights group working in Southeast Asia. “It’s time for the government to get on board and support the establishment of an impartial and independent inquiry.”

January 18, 2017 15:39 UTC

New Silk Road? 1st China-London freight train arrives

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January 18, 2017 15:37 UTC

CIA releases 12m pages of records that include Bangladesh

Totalling more than 12 million pages, the largest collection of declassified CIA records can be accessed in the CIA’s Electronic Reading Room of its website. Since 1999, the CIA has regularly released its historical declassified records to the standalone CIA Records Search Tool (CREST) system. “Moving these documents online highlights the CIA’s commitment to increasing the accessibility of declassified records to the public,” the CIA said in a statement Tuesday. Earlier, the records were only accessible in person at the National Archives Records Administration (NARA) in College Park, Maryland and through 4 computer terminals. CREST records also include large specialised collections of foreign translations, scientific abstracts, ground photo descriptions, and special collections such as STAR GATE remote viewing program files, Henry Kissinger Library of Congress files, and other miscellaneous CIA records.

January 18, 2017 15:37 UTC

Dhaka requests Abu Dhabi to ease visa process

Bangladesh is currently a Co-Prime Mover in ACD for the working group on interrelation of food, water, energy Security and connectivity. In response, the UAE minister has assured that their government would give due consideration in this matter, according to a press release from Bangladesh Foreign Ministry. According to Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (BMET) data, a total of 2,360,857 Bangladeshi expatriates have destined to UAE between 1976 and 2016. And in 2016 alone, Bangladesh received remittance of $2,535 million from UAE, which is second highest when compared to all countries Bangladesh received remittances from. During the meeting, officials of the two countries emphasised on arranging high level visits, both officials agreed to strengthen bilateral cooperation in civil aviation, trade, economic and cultural matters.

January 18, 2017 15:37 UTC

Garment accessories exporters demand govt subsidies in cash

Abdul Kader made the demands in his welcome speech at GAPEXPO-2017 citing contribution of the sector to the national RMG export Wednesday. In response, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed, chief guest at the event, said he would advise the Finance Ministry to provide cash incentive for the garment accessories exporters. Bangladesh Garment Accessories and Packaging Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGAPMEA), ASK Trade and Exhibition Private Limited and Zakaria Trade and Fair International have jointly organized GAPEXPO-2017 to bring manufacturers and buyers to a common platform to exchange views and ideas. The four-day exhibition of RMG accessories titled “Garments Accessories and Packaging Expo-2017” is scheduled from January 18 to 21 at Bashundhara International Convention City. GAPEXPO-2017 will be a display of the latest collection of garment accessories and packaging, where leading companies from Bangladesh as well as overseas will showcase garment accessories, packaging and related machinery including labels, zippers, tags, tapes, thread, ribbon, buttons, rivets, laces, hooks, transfer film, paper, ink etc.

January 18, 2017 15:37 UTC

BSF hands over missing Bangladeshi’s autopsied body after 3 days

West Bengal police handed the body of Eslam Uddin, 32, over to the district’s Shibganj police during a Flag Meeting between BSF and Border Guard Bangladesh. However, we will do another postmortem to confirm the cause of death,” he said. He was a resident of Ghughudanga village under Shibganj upazila’s Durlavpur union of the district. According to some of the drovers, who spoke to the Dhaka Tribune on condition of anonymity, Eslam was nabbed by some BSF personnel on their way back. BGB sent a letter to BSF inquiring the matter after Eslam’s family informed the border guards on Monday that he went missing.

January 18, 2017 15:37 UTC

Deposition begins in Kunio Hoshi murder trial in Rangpur

Two key witnesses - plaintiff and the then Kaunia OC Rezaul Karim, and Sarai Union Parishad Chairman Ashraful Haque - gave sworn statements before the court and were cross-examined by the defence counsels on Wednesday. Judge Naresh Chandra Sarkar then fixed Jan 23 to 25 as the next dates for recording witness statements, before adjourning court for the day, prosecution lawyer Ratish Chandra Bhaumik Babu Sona said. Ratish also said that the court intends to record the statements of five witnesses per day and thus complete the deposition process for a total of 15 witnesses in three days. On Oct 3, 2015, Hoshi was shot and killed by miscreants in a Kaunia Upazila village.In July, last year, police submitted the chargesheet in which they indicted 8 members of terror outfit JMB in the case.Five of them were produced before the court during the day's proceedings.Of the three absconding, Saddam Hussain alias Rahul died in a 'gunbattle' with security agencies on Jan 5 while Nazrul Islam alias Bike Nazrul met the same fate early last year.Ahsan Ullah Ansari alias Biplab is still on the run. He was a student of Statistics at Begum Rokeya University in Rangpur but has not been seen since January last year, the university's registrar Ibrahim Kabir said.

January 18, 2017 15:33 UTC

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