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Canada wants to quiz Morshed, Mahmudur

Niko Graft Case

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...

Drone 'used to carry drugs near prison' in Australia

Drone 'used to carry drugs near prison' in Australia

A man has been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle drugs into a prison using a drone, Australian police say. The drone was "hovering in the vicinity of a prison" in Melbourne on Sunday afternoon, police said in a statement. The drone appeared to have "four engines" and was carrying "a small quantity of drugs",...

Canada pulls ambassador from Moscow over Ukraine

Canada says it is pulling its ambassador from Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine. A statement issued by Prime Minister Stephen Harper after an emergency Cabinet meeting says Canada also will boycott meetings leading up to the Group of Eight international economic summit being chaired by Russia in June. Harper strongly condemns Russia's military intervention in Ukraine and urges President Vladimir Putin to withdraw his troops. International pressure is growing on Russia after its troops took over the strategic Crimea region Saturday....

Canada calls for constructive talks

Canada calls for constructive talks

Canada has urged the main political parties of Bangladesh to start genuine and constructive dialogue to reach a consensus on a process for making the next set of elections credible. "We continue to urge all parties to start negotiations and reach an agreement soon on a process, for the next set of elections and...

Canadian firms lag in joining Bangladesh safety accord

Canadian firms lag in joining Bangladesh safety accord

While companies throughout the US and Europe continue to join an accord that legally obliges them to improve working conditions in Bangladesh garment factories, most Canadian retailers are rejecting the initiative, a top Canadian newspaper reports. Just one Canadian company, Loblaw, has signed on to theAccord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, compared...

5 killed in Quebec elderly home fire

5 killed in Quebec elderly home fire

As many as 31 elderly Canadians are unaccounted for and five are confirmed dead after a fire destroyed an old people's home in Quebec. Prime Minister Stephen Harper said there was little doubt the loss of life at Residence du Havre in L'Isle-Verte would be "considerable".

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