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Monthly Archives: September 2014

Cobra venom recovered in Joypurhat

September 30th, 2014 (0)
The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has arrested five in possession with snake venoms in Joypurhat early on Saturday. Joypurhat RAB camp commander Major Abdur Rahim said twelve pounds of cobra venom was recovered during the raid at Khetlaal Upazila. ...

“The PM has lied” says BNP leader Fakhrul

September 30th, 2014 (0)
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina lied to the world when she blamed in her UN speech the BNP-Jamaat-e-Islami alliance for terrorism in Bangladesh, BNP leader Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has said. “The prime minister in New York has said that ...

Grameenphone announces 60-second refund

September 30th, 2014 (0)
Grameenphone has announced a 60-second refund for dropped voice calls on its network ahead of the Eid-ul-Azha. In a media statement on Sunday, Bangladesh’s largest mobile-phone operator said the offer is part of its celebration of reaching 50 million ...

Bangladesh women win silver in Asian Games cricket

September 30th, 2014 (0)
Bangladesh women have lost to Pakistan by four runs in a dramatic Asiad cricket final. However, they handed Bangladesh their first silver in the Incheon event, which they had sealed earlier when the women cricket team trounced Sri Lanka ...

Mexican smashes Harry Potter collection world record

September 30th, 2014 (0)
A Mexico City man is in Hogwarts heaven after his collection of “Harry Potter” paraphernalia was named the world’s largest. Menahem Asher Silva Vargas has spent nearly 15 years hoarding memorabilia related to British author J.K. Rowling’s young-adult wizard-fantasy ...

New York scientists unveil ‘invisibility cloak’ to rival Harry Potter’s

September 30th, 2014 (0)
Watch out Harry Potter, you are not the only wizard with an invisibility cloak. Scientists at the University of Rochester have discovered a way to hide large objects from sight using inexpensive and readily available lenses, a technology that ...

Former Bangladesh captain’s eight-year ban reduced

September 30th, 2014 (0)
Mohammad Ashraful’s eight-year penalty for match fixing in the BPL has been reduced to five years. The punishment is effective from Aug 13, 2013. The reduced sanction includes last two years of leniency subject to his “participation in the ...

Hong Kong leader in protest appeal

September 30th, 2014 (0)
Hong Kong leader CY Leung has urged pro-democracy protesters to stop their campaign “immediately”, as huge crowds continue to bring parts of the territory to a standstill. Tens of thousands of people have been blocking streets in several areas. ...

Kader Khan leaves for Mecca to perform Haj

September 30th, 2014 (0)
The immensely talented and extremely down to earth thespian actor Kader Khan has now gone to the holy city of Meeca to perform the religious Haj. Accompanying him were his two dutiful sons Shahnawaz and Sarfaraz. Speaking about his ...

Walking is the superfood of fitness, experts say

September 30th, 2014 (0)
Walking may never become as trendy as CrossFit, as sexy as mud runs or as ego-boosting as Ironman races but for fitness experts who stress daily movement over workouts and an active lifestyle over weekends of warrior games, walking ...