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Giving voice to the voiceless

Giving voice to the voiceless

Tarik Sayeed at a grocery shop in his hometown Penticton, Canada, two years ago saw a young lady ask a salesman for something through gestures. The salesman could not understand what she wanted and so was repeatedly asking her questions. At one point, the lady who was unable to speak left the shop without...

Liberia: Doctor given experimental Ebola drug dies

Liberia: Doctor given experimental Ebola drug dies

A Liberian doctor who received one of the last known doses of an experimental Ebola drug has died, officials said Monday. Separately, Canada said it has yet to send out an untested vaccine that the government is donating. Ebola has left more than 1,400 people dead across West Africa, underscoring the urgency for developing...

Wheat imports from Canada on the rise

Wheat import from Canada is progressively increasing for the production of good-quality grains in the North American country. “We are proud to be contributing to Bangladesh's food security efforts as Canadian wheat is some of the best quality in the world,” said Heather Cruden, Canadian high commissioner in Dhaka. Canada shipped 742,900 tonnes of wheat to Bangladesh in fiscal 2012-2013, up from 649,300 tonnes a year ago. Her comment came in the foreword of a guide book titled Basic Tests Used to...

Canada calls for dialogue

Canada wants dialogue between the ruling Awami League and the BNP to determine the framework for the next election, said Heather Cruden, Canadian high commissioner to Bangladesh. "We call for dialogue, and hope the two parties would hold dialogue not only for the elections, but for the framework for the next elections," said the diplomat at a meet the press programme organised by the Diplomatic Correspondents Association of Bangladesh (DCAB) at the Jatiya Press Club yesterday. Regarding the upcoming movement by...

Canada wants AL-BNP dialogue: Envoy

Canada wants AL-BNP dialogue: Envoy

Canada wants dialogue between ruling Awami League and BNP to determine the framework for holding the next elections. “We call for dialogue, and hope two parties would hold dialogue not only for the elections, but for the framework of next elections,” said Canadian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Heather Cruden today. “We want to see shift in political culture…in democracy there must be scope for dissents, but that must be peaceful, not violent,” she said about the possible movement by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP). The diplomat was addressing a meet the press programme organised by the Diplomatic Correspondents Association of Bangladesh (DCAB) at the Jatiya Press Club in the capital. Terming the violence...

Niko Graft Case

Canada wants to quiz Morshed, Mahmudur

Canada wants to quiz Morshed, Mahmudur

Canada has requested the Anti-Corruption Commission to help it interrogate former foreign minister M Morshed Khan and ex-energy adviser Mahmudur Rahman over allegations of graft in awarding an energy deal to Canadian oil company Niko. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) made the request as part of their investigation into the allegations against former Canadian...

Canadian cops want to question Morshed Khan, Mahmudur Rahman over Niko graft

Canadian cops want to question Morshed Khan, Mahmudur Rahman over Niko graft

Canadian police have sought assistance of Anti-Corruption Commission to question former foreign minister M Morshed Khan and energy adviser Mahmudur Rahman in connection with Niko graft allegation. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) made the request as part of their investigation against former Canadian senator Mac Herb for allegedly taking money and other facilities from...

Manhunt as 3 police officers killed in Canada

Manhunt as 3 police officers killed in Canada

A manhunt is under way in the Canadian city of Moncton after three officers were shot dead and two wounded. Police said they were searching for Justin Bourque, 24, who was "armed and dangerous", and tweeted a picture of a suspect with weapons. Officials have warned people to stay inside and lock their doors. The Royal...

It's a phablet

It's a phablet

Phablets -- a cross between a phone and tablet -- have typically divided gadget fans, either they are too big, too small or not powerful enough. A team of researchers in Canada have created a potential solution with a device that changes from a phone to a tablet and a notebook, using a set...

A time for change?

A time for change?

It's been four days since Bangladesh's dreadful World Twenty20 campaign officially came to an end and apart from the noise created from Shakib Al Hasan's controversial interview, the post- tournament period has so far been a quiet one for the Tigers, with no major changes announced by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) as...

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