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US, UK, Egypt envoys visit Khaleda’s office

US, UK, Egypt envoys visit Khaleda’s office

Diplomats from the US, UK and Egypt today visited BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan office to console her following the death of her younger son Arafat Rahman Koko. The envoys signed on the condolence book kept at the office. They however could not meet Khaleda as she was feeling unwell, BNP sources said. The diplomats...

UK lauds Bangladesh’s progress amid political turmoil

UK lauds Bangladesh’s progress amid political turmoil

Despite the current “political conflict” between Awami League and BNP, UK parliament appreciated of the economy in Bangladesh. “Despite the almost constant political turmoil, Bangladesh’s economy continues to perform remarkably well. While there remain many challenges ahead, good progress has also been made on social development,” a report of the House of Commons said...

Jihadist admits terror offences

Jihadist admits terror offences

A jihadist who faked his death so that he could return to the UK undetected has admitted four terrorism offences. Imran Khawaja admitted preparing for acts of terrorism, attending a camp, receiving training and possessing firearms in a hearing last year. The case has only become reportable after his cousin admitted assisting his return from...

Lost Beagle2 probe found 'intact' on Mars

Lost Beagle2 probe found 'intact' on Mars

The missing Mars robot Beagle2 has been found on the surface of the Red Planet, apparently intact. High-resolution images taken from orbit have identified its landing location, and it looks to be in one piece. The UK-led probe tried to make a soft touchdown on the dusty world on Christmas Day, 2003, using parachutes and...

Google may open own campus in Hyderabad

Google may open own campus in Hyderabad

Internet giant Google plans to open its own "permanent and big" campus in Hyderabad and is set to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Telangana government shortly to take up the venture, reports NDTV. "We are likely to sign MoU with Google. They are likely to open their campus here in Hyderabad....

UK airports recover after system failure

UK airports recover after system failure

Passengers are facing widespread flight disruption after a computer failure at the UK's air traffic control centre. National Air Traffic Services (Nats) said a technical fault in the flight data system at its Swanwick centre had caused the problem. It had now been restored to "full operational capacity", the air traffic control company said.

Expat’s body found in Banani flat

Expat’s body found in Banani flat

The blood-smeared body of a Bangladeshi expatriate in the United Kingdom was found from a house in Dhaka’s Banani area today. The deceased was primarily identified as Mejba Uddin, 72. Police was yet to conform whether he was murdered or not, Nurul Alam, assistant commissioner of police in Gulshan zone, told The Daily Star. His body...

Human waste fueled bus finally hits UK roads

Human waste fueled bus finally hits UK roads

The UK's first ever bus powered on food and human waste was rolled out yesterday which engineers believe could provide a sustainable way of fuelling public transport and improving urban air quality as it produces fewer emissions than traditional diesel engines. The 40-seater Bio-Bus runs on gas generated through the treatment of sewage and...

UK 'to lead moon landing in 10 years'

UK 'to lead moon landing in 10 years'

A British-led consortium has outlined its plans to land a robotic probe on the Moon in 10 years' time. Its aim is to raise £500m for the project from donations by the public. In return, donors would be able to have photos, text and their DNA included in a time capsule which will be buried...

55 UK Muslim charities under scanner for extremism link

55 UK Muslim charities under scanner for extremism link

Two NGOs operating in Bangladesh are among 55 British Muslim charities which the Charity Commission of the UK secretly is monitoring suspecting they might have link with extremism, reports Bangla daily Prothom Alo. The daily, quoting report revealed by think tank Claystone, names the two NGOs as Muslim Aid and Aid Convoy. Claystone collected the...

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