File photo of Sub-Inspector (SI) Khalekul Badshah of Lalmonirhat Sadar police station CollectedIn October last year, another Lalmonirhat police officer’s gun went missing from his homeA police officer in northern district of Lalmonirhat has been suspended after he lost the ammunition magazine for his service gun. The officer lost his gun magazine loaded with eight round of bullets on Sunday during a skirmish at the district town’s College Bazar neighbourhood. Additional Superintendent of Police Marufa Zaman said an inquiry is likely to be opened on the matter. “We are trying to trace the magazine and the bullets.”In October last year, another officer’s service gun went missing from his home in the district town’s Balatari area. Sub-Inspector Ayub Ali was suspended after the incident, but the police is yet to recover the pistol.
January 28, 2021 05:48 UTC
And for some at least, the pressures of life during the pandemic have made the ritual take on more importance. "I felt like I was reborn, came back to life again and became a new person," said Nutsarang. Another participant at the ceremony, Chonlathit Nimimenwai, 23, said she attended because a fortune teller told her that her life was in danger. "It made me feel stressed. "It reminds people that one day we will die, so we must be careful about the way we live our lives," said Prakru.
January 28, 2021 00:56 UTC
The social media company said in October that it was temporarily halting recommendations of political groups for US users in the run-up to the presidential election. He called Facebook's groups "breeding groups for hate" and noted they had been venues of planning for the Jan 6 riot at the US Capitol. Facebook groups are communities that form around shared interests. They have argued that some Facebook Groups have been used as spaces to spread misinformation and organise extremist activity. Zuckerberg also said that Facebook was considering steps to reduce the amount of political content in users' news feeds.
January 28, 2021 00:00 UTC
The Global Studies and Governance Pogramme of the IUB School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences organised the event titled ‘Rohingya: City on the Hill’ on its campus in Dhaka on Jan 24, 2021. The programme highlighted the humanitarian and repatriation challenges that heightened with the influx of more than 700,000 refugees from Myanmar into Bangladesh in 2017. The inaugural session took place in the morning whereBritish High Commissioner Robert Dickson, chief guest of the opening session, expressed hope about a quick and sustainable solution to the Rohingya crisis. Giorgi Gigauri, mission chief of the International Organization on Migration, and Fumiko Kashiwa, assistant representative of UNHCR, attended the session. Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen was the chief guest at the closing session while World Bank Country Director Mercy Tembon and UN Resident Coordinator Mia Seppo were present as special guests.
January 27, 2021 22:40 UTC
The foreign minister described the actions taken by Sheikh Hasina's government on mitigation, adaptation and measures to strengthen resilience. Kerry recognised the extraordinary challenges faced by Bangladesh due to climate change and frequent natural disasters. The presidential envoy agreed that the international financial institutions could do more for the issue of climate change. He also agreed that the displacement due to climate change would be a vital security issue for everybody. Kerry also expressed his interest to be updated about the functions and priorities of the Climate Vulnerable Forum and Global Center on Adaptation.
January 27, 2021 22:02 UTC
Palak along with senior ICT officials, journalists and Fair Group management visited mobile phone and consumer electronics factory premises to see the production process. “Fair Electronics is producing all smartphone and consumer electronics and it will surely boost our country’s light engineering sector,” Palak was quoted as saying. “Samsung mobile phone and consumer electronics factory will inspire confidence in foreign investors, especially hi-tech companies, which will enhance our employment opportunities. We assure our continued our support for Samsung, Fair Electronics and all other similar hi-tech industries,” Palak added. Ruhul Alam Al Mahbub, chairman of Fair Group, said, “We are inaugurating this latest Samsung air conditioner manufacturing plant to fulfil our customer demands [by making the products affordable].
January 27, 2021 21:33 UTC
Employers in China believe that when employees take a nap to rest during the day, it’s good for productivity and well-rested workers are happy workers. No wonder, these great personalities with the habit of taking naps contributed immensely in their particular fields of work. A long nap or a nap taken too late in the day may also adversely affect the length and quality of nighttime sleep. Most sleep experts suggest the body normally needs seven to nine hours of sleep every day, varying on personal and genetic factors. Habitual napping: When you make it a habit to take a nap at the same time each day.
January 27, 2021 21:33 UTC
Ivan Zhdanov, director of Alexei Navalny's Anti-Corruption Foundation, tweeted that Oleg Navalny had been in his brother's apartment as it was being searched. Alexei Navalny was given a suspended sentence in the same case. The Interior Ministry said in a statement earlier on Wednesday it had opened criminal cases against some of the participants in last week's protests. Zhdanov later added that police had detained Ilya Pakhomov, an aide to Alexei Navalny, outside the opposition politician's apartment. Alexei Navalny has not yet returned to his home since being poisoned and almost killed in Russia last summer.
January 27, 2021 21:22 UTC
Rezaul’s nearest rival Shahadat Hossain of the BNP polled 52,489 votes with the party's paddy sheaf symbol. Hasanuzzaman said it took time for the results because they did calculations manually to confirm the results from the EVMs. Rezaul had said he would follow the path of Mohiuddin to turn Chattogram into a model city. After studying at Chattogram Government College, he was graduated from the Chattogram University. Rezaul has also written two books – “Chhatra League Shaater Dashak Chattogram” and “Swadesher Rajniti O Ghorer Shotru Bibhishon”.
January 27, 2021 20:26 UTC
———WASHINGTON — White House coronavirus response coordinator Jeff Zients says it’s essential that Congress pass President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 relief bill to keep the momentum on vaccinations and more testing capacity to contain the virus. Zients says the administration is committed to delivering on Biden’s goal of 100 million shots in 100 days, and more if doable. But his top aide, Andy Slavitt, also says 500 million shots would be needed to vaccinate all Americans 16 and older. Biden’s “American Rescue Plan” has a total price tag of $1.9 trillion, which is making some Republicans in Congress balk. About $400 billion is for measures specifically aimed at controlling the virus, including dramatically increasing the pace of vaccinations and building out an infrastructure for widespread testing.
January 27, 2021 20:15 UTC
Runu Veronica Costa, a nurse of the Kurmitola General Hospital in Dhaka, received the first COVID-19 vaccine shot in Bangladesh as part of the country’s mass immunisation campaign on Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021. But those who received the doses on Day 1 said they felt no problem, and the others need not worry about the vaccine. Brigadier General M Imran Hamid of Bangladesh Army was among the first five people to receive the coronavirus vaccine in Dhaka’s Kurmitola General Hospital on Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021. I always give vaccine doses. Bangladesh has purchased the doses of the called COVISHIELD from the Serum Institute of India, the largest vaccine manufacturer of the world.
January 27, 2021 20:00 UTC
Taking on climate change will require a reassessment of everything from US priorities in the Arctic to helping fragile countries deal with the fallout of climate risks. Can the United States address its own climate problem? The United States has at its disposal a few diplomatic sticks and carrots. The United States had steadily become less dependent on oil from the Middle East, thanks to the shale boom at home. “Climate change is an additional factor.”No sooner had Biden been elected than Saudi Arabia’s crown prince unveiled plans for a car-free city.
January 27, 2021 19:16 UTC
Many of the protesting farmers are members of the Sikh religious minority and come from the states of Punjab and Haryana. An encampment set up by protesting farmers outside New Delhi on Jan 8, 2021. Thousands of protesting farmers poured into New Delhi on Tuesday in what had been expected to be a peaceful protest during holiday celebrations and a military parade overseen by the prime minister. The farmers claim the violence was stoked by the government and outside elements in an effort to derail their months of peaceful protest. The Indian government temporarily suspended internet services across the areas that have been hubs of protest for months, an official at the Home Affairs Ministry confirmed.
January 27, 2021 18:44 UTC
The Coconino Community College District Governing Board voted unanimously Wednesday to name Nathaniel White as its next Chair. White takes over for board member Patricia Garcia, who has filled the chair position for the last six years. “It has been a pleasure to work under the calm, steady leadership of Governing Board Chair Patty Garcia and with my dedicated board members for the past several years,” White said in a press release. “I am excited to serve as the vice chair of the CCC District Governing Board and to work alongside Chair White,” Smith said. For more information about the CCC District Governing Board, agendas and minutes, visit www.coconino.edu/district-governing-board.
January 27, 2021 18:33 UTC