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Monthly Archives: February 2015

Bomb hurled at shipping minister’s rally

February 23rd, 2015 (0)
A crude bomb has been hurled at a procession led by the Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan demanding the withdrawal of BNP-sponsored blockades and shutdowns in the Purana Paltan area in Dhaka. This is the second time in three days ...

Shafiul to replace Al-Amin in Bangladesh World Cup squad

February 23rd, 2015 (0)
Pacer Shafiul Islam will join the Bangladesh’s World Cup squad as a replacement for Al-Amin Hossain, who has been sent back home on disciplinary ground. The Event Technical Committee of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 has approved the ...

Deadly ferry collision kills dozens

February 23rd, 2015 (0)
At least 70 people are known to have died in a ferry accident in Bangladesh, after authorities managed to reach the vessel which capsized on Sunday. It collided with a cargo boat crossing the Padma river, about 40km (25 ...

Fire guts BBC Media Action’s Dhaka office

February 23rd, 2015 (0)
A fire in Gulshan’s IK Tower has gutted a section of BBC Media Action’s Dhaka office. Fire Service Control Room’s officer in charge Enayet Hossain said the fire broke out in the BBC office located on the sixth floor ...

Oil prices falls sharply

February 23rd, 2015 (0)
Brent crude oil prices slipped below $59 a barrel on Thursday after another big weekly build in US crude inventories and a possible rise in Saudi output stoked worries about oversupply. US crude stocks rose by 14.3 million barrels ...

The blind breast cancer detectors

February 23rd, 2015 (0)
Women being screened for breast cancer in Germany may find themselves in the hands of a blind examiner. The idea has been around for a few years, and unpublished research suggests that it really works – that blind people ...

Mauritius and La Réunion: Tropical twin peaks

February 23rd, 2015 (0)
‘It’s just a little stone,” says the pilot, as our helicopter banks low over the hillside, its shadow beetling up towards the ramparts of the Cirque de Cilaos. “A little rock in the middle of the Indian Ocean.” Some ...

Overwhelming outcry brings DDLJ back to Maratha Mandir

February 23rd, 2015 (0)
The sudden announcement of Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge being pulled out from Maratha Mandir at the end of 1009 unprecedented weeks, resulted in a spontaneous and an overwhelming outcry from the cinema going audience, as well as dedicated fans of the movie, ...

The End of Apartheid: Diary of a Revolution by Robin Renwick

February 23rd, 2015 (0)
There is an extraordinary aside in Robin Renwick’s book about his time as British Ambassador to South Africa that illustrates the extent to which he had become as much part of that country’s political machinery as the apartheid regime ...

England win their first World Cup match beating Scotland

February 23rd, 2015 (0)
Moeen Ali cracked a superb century and bagged two wickets to lead England to a clinical 119-run victory over Scotland on Monday at Hagley Ovalto record their first win in the tournament. After they were crushed in their opening ...