Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Arctic reported to be on thin ice

AP. WASHINGTON: Autumn temperatures in the Arctic are at record levels, the Arctic Ocean is getting warmer and less salty as sea ice melts, and reindeer  herds appear to be declining, researchers have reported. “Obviously, the planet is interconnected, so what happens in the Arctic does matter” to the rest of the world, Jackie Richter-Menge ... Read more

Politicians, rights groups unhappy

CONDITIONAL EASING OF EMERGENCY Politicians, rights groups unhappy Shahidul Islam Chowhdury. While political parties are seemingly unhappy about the government’s decision on conditional relaxation of restrictions on campaign for the forthcoming general elections, rights groups and labour organisations believe the relaxation will not help any section of society to enjoy democratic liberties and basic rights. ... Read more

Researchers allege trick in test report announcement

MELAMINE PRESENCE IN MILK Researchers allege trick in test report announcement Kazi Azizul Islam. The commerce ministry has played a trick in making decisions on the test of tainted brands of imported powder milk, leaving people confused, alleged researchers and consumer rights activists on Tuesday. The ministry on Monday announced five out of the eight ... Read more

Thinking about self employment? Read this out!

If you had a run of unhappy jobs, or perhaps you think that you can do better than your firm, then it might be worth giving working for yourself some serious thought as you create your life plan. But mind it that giving up your job to work for yourself is a major decision with ... Read more

BlackBerry with clickable touchscreen ready to take on iPhone

The new touchscreen BlackBerry has an “intuitive touchscreen” that can be pressed down like buttons on a keyboard, joining a crowded market for new smartphones Murad Ahmed, Technology Reporter. A new touchscreen BlackBerry phone is launched today, ready to battle with the likes of Apple’s iPhone and the new “Google phone” in the run up ... Read more

MSC gives Russell taste of first defeat

Staff Correspondent Alamu Bukola Olalekan (C) the Nigerian forward of Dhaka Mohammedan forces his way through the Sheikh Russell defence at the BNS on Tuesday. — New Age photo Title contenders Dhaka Mohammedans inflicted the first defeat on Sheikh Russell on Tuesday, winning 2-1 in the crucial Citycell B League match at the Bangabandhu National ... Read more

Amrita And Shakeel To Tie Knot?

Amrita Arora and her boyfriend Shakeel Ladak are reportedly set the tie the knot. After going through a series of relationships, it finally appears as though they are set to marry next year. A source said: “Amrita and Shakeel are planning to get married by March 2009. The two families have already met and are ... Read more

BCS candidates continue fast unto death

DU Correspondent. The candidates, who had qualified in the 27th BCS examinations as per the results published on January 21, 2007, continued their fast unto death programme for the third consecutive day at the Central Shaheed Miner on Tuesday. They said they would not end their programme unless the government met their demand. Seven of ... Read more

Democrats are looking for bigger House majority

Ap, Washington. Democrats reached for a blowout at the polls Tuesday in heavy early congressional balloting that could add more than 20 seats to their House majority. Long lines formed as polls opened before daybreak in about a dozen Eastern seaboard states. Democrats were counting on heavy turnouts to capture more than 15 GOP seats, ... Read more

Mobiles in pockets hit fertility

PTI. NEW YORK: An Indian American fertility expert has warned men that keeping their cellphones in pockets and belts while talking on hands-free could affect their fertility. In a study published on in the Journal of Fertility and Sterility, Ashok Agarwal, lead author, says men who keep their cellphones in their pockets or clip them ... Read more

Jennifer Hudson mourns family

Oprah Winfrey, Beyonce Knowles, Missy Elliott and Queen Latifah attended the memorial service for Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother and nephew yesterday (03.11.08). Jennifer looked “upset but managed to keep herself together” as she joined 450 mourners at Chicago’s Apostolic Church of God to bid a final farewell to her mom Darnell Donerson, brother Jason Hudson ... Read more

‘Aishwarya Rai should stop trying to act’

NDTV Correspondent (New Delhi) In these times of economic crisis and a relatively sober, gift-less Diwali, Delhi needed some hilarity, and that’s just what it got. Stand-up comedian of Indian descent, Russell Peters, was in the National Capital to raise the spirits of the people and bring them out of their doledrums. Apart from his ... Read more

Broadband Policy to be announced soon

BSS, Dhaka. Special Assistant to the Chief Adviser for Post and Telecommunications Brig Gen (retd) MA Malek said here yesterday the government will soon announce the “National Broadband Policy-08.” With the announcement of the policy, he said, the Internet service facilities will increase in the country and cost of using Internet will also be reduced. ... Read more

Reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Global Warming Reduce greenhouse gas emissions Farhad Tuhin. Greenhouse gases naturally blanket the Earth and keep it about 33 degrees Celsius warmer than it would be without these gases in the atmosphere. Over the past century, the Earth’s temperature has increased by about 0.5 degrees Celsius and scientists believe this is because of an increase ... Read more

Karan Johar praises Shilpa Shetty’s bikini act

Spicezee Bureau. Mumbai, Oct 29: Shilpa Shetty’s ever-so-perfect vital stats have seen many of her Bollywood contemporaries go green with envy and rarely do any of them get generous with compliments for this long legged lass. Nevertheless, men have often gone gaga over her perfect curves and the latest one, who seems to be smitten ... Read more

BB asked to seek recommendation of national pay commission

PROPOSAL FOR SEPARATE PAY STRUCTURE BB asked to seek recommendation of national pay commission Staff Correspondent. The finance ministry has asked Bangladesh Bank to seek recommendation of the National Pay Commission on its proposed separate pay scale for the officials and employees, official said. ‘If the government allows the central bank to have a separate ... Read more

Ode to the oxygen-givers

Slideshow by Noazesh Ahmed at Chhayanat Cultural Correspondent Photographs by Noazesh Ahmed Noazesh Ahmed is a name that hardly needs any introduction. He is an internationally reputed plant geneticist and notable photographer. Ahmed started as a photographer in the ’50s. He is a plant geneticist by profession and has made immense contribution to the agriculture ... Read more