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Bill Gates is named world's richest person again

Bill Gates is named world's richest person again

Bill Gates has been declared the richest man in the world for the 16th time by Forbes magazine's annual ranking of global billionaires. The Microsoft founder once again beat Mexican businessman Carlos Slim to the top spot.  Gates' net worth rose by just over $3bn (£1.94bn) in the year to 13 February, to $79bn. There are...

Well done Eddie

Well done Eddie

Stephen Hawking has expressed his delight at Eddie Redmayne scoring the Best Actor Academy Award. “Congratulations to Eddie Redmayne for winning an Oscar for playing me in The Theory of Everything Movie,” Hawking posted on Facebook. “Well done Eddie, I'm very proud of you.” In his acceptance speech, Redmayne dedicated the award to all those,...

Controversy over two leaked calls

Controversy over two leaked calls

A day after the leak of two phone conversations of Nagorik Oikya convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna, the organisation abruptly postponed its planned mass procession yesterday afternoon. Demanding “peace and dialogue”, the procession was scheduled for 4:00pm. Its members started gathering in front of the Jatiya Press Club after 3:00pm to join the march.   Around 3:30pm, Nazmul Hasan, convener of Nagorik Chhatra Oikya, the student front of Nagorik Oikya, announced that the programme has been postponed due to “unavoidable circumstances.” Some 15 minutes earlier, he told the gathering that Manna would join the mass procession. However, over a hundred people, mostly youths, marched towards the Nagorik Oikya headquarters on Topkhana Road. Reaching the office,...

Detectives deny detaining Manna

Detectives deny detaining Manna

A group of plainclothes men, who introduced themselves as detectives, picked up Nagorik Oikya convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna at his relative’s house at Banani in the capital, Dhaka, in the early hours of today. Detective Branch of police however denied detaining Manna, whose two audio clips created quite a stir across the country. “Around 3:00am, a group of people knocked at the door. They said they are from the Detective Branch,” Shahnama Sharmin, Manna’s niece, told reporters when they visited her house on Road 17/A in Block-E from where Manna was picked up. While leaving the place around 3:30am, the plainclothesmen told the insiders that they would take Manna to their office,...

Nothing provocative in my phone talks: Manna

Nothing provocative in my phone talks: Manna

A day after two audio clips of his telephone conversations on the ongoing movement were leaked, Nagorik Oikya Convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna today claimed that there was nothing provocative and conspiratorial in the conversations. “I am surprised, saddened and shocked by the overall incident,” Manna said in status on his Facebook page. “In my political life, I have never harboured violence and conspiracy.” Requesting the people to carefully read and listen to his telephone conversations, Manna claimed, “There was no hint of conspiracy or provocation there.” Manna said he had chats with BNP vice chairman Sadeque Hossain Khoka. “Regarding the movement, I have said I support movement for democracy.” Manna claimed that he...

Hawking delighted at Redmayne winning Oscar

Hawking delighted at Redmayne winning Oscar

Stephen Hawking has expressed his delight at Eddie Redmayne scoring the Best Actor Academy Award. “Congratulations to Eddie Redmayne for winning an ‪Oscar‬ for playing me in The Theory of Everything Movie,” Hawking posted on Facebook. “Well done Eddie, I’m very proud of you.” In his acceptance speech, Redmayne dedicated the award to all those, like Hawking, living with Motor Neurone Disease, reports independent.co.uk. “I am fully aware that I am a lucky, lucky man,” he said.

FB account even after death

FB account even after death

Facebook will let its users decide what to do with its account when they die. The new feature — a marked break in how the site deals with the accounts of those who have passed away — will allow users to appoint a “Facebook heir” who will look after the account and will be...

Plan what happens to your Facebook account after you die

Plan what happens to your Facebook account after you die

Facebook has announced that it will grant users more control over what happens to their Facebook pages after they die. Starting Thursday, users should see a new option pop up in their security settings that will let them choose whether they want to pass their information and account management over to someone else when...

BANGABANDHU GOLD CUP

Ameli says sorry

Bangladesh striker Zahid Hasan Ameli apologised to the fans after their heart-breaking 3-2 defeat against Malaysia in the Bangabandhu Gold Cup 2015 final yesterday. Ameli wrote on his facebook wall, “Finally, could not touch the champion trophy…Sorry”, reports Bangla daily Prothom Alo. Malaysia Under-23 beat the hosts in an exciting final held at Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday. The towering header from Faizat Muhammad after a swerving corner in the 92nd minute undid the brave efforts of the hosts and snatched away the...

Bill Gates’ regret!

Bill Gates’ regret!

Microsoft founder Bill Gates, despite having made his mark on the world, has expressed his regret for not knowing any foreign language, a skill that Mark Zuckerberg used last year to impress a Chinese audience.   "I feel pretty stupid that I don't know any foreign languages," Gates said Wednesday in an online Reddit...

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