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Human flights to Mars still at least 15 years off: ESA head


Dreaming of a trip to Mars? You will have to wait at least 15 years for the technology to be developed, the head of the European Space Agency (ESA) said, putting doubt on claims that the journey could happen sooner. “If there was enough money then we could possibly do it earlier but there is not as much now as ... Read More »

Instagram’s user base grows to more than 500 million


Instagram now boasts more than 500 million users, more than 80 percent of whom are outside the United States, the company said on Tuesday, in a sign of the photo-sharing app’s rapidly growing global reach. The company owned by Facebook Inc had 400 million users last September. It has seen its user base more than double over the past two ... Read More »

Download JSC JDC Routine 2015


JSC Routine 2015 Download available now. Download JSC Exam Routine 2015 from here. Junior School Certificate (JSC) Exam Routine 2015. Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) Exam Routine 2015. Dhaka Education Board will publish Junior School Certificate (JSC) Exam Routine 2015 for all education boards of Bangladesh. JSC means Junior Scholarship Certificate exam and JDC means Junior Dakhil Exam. Both Exam will be started from ... Read More »

Ex-UN General Assembly president in US bribery case dies


John Ashe, a former United Nations General Assembly president accused by US prosecutors of taking $1.3 million in bribes from Chinese businessmen, has died at age 61, his lawyer said on Wednesday. The death of Ashe, a former UN ambassador from Antigua and Barbuda who served as General Assembly president from 2013 to 2014 and was arrested in October on ... Read More »

Oil rises slightly as markets awaits result of Brexit vote


Oil prices were up slightly on Thursday, shrugging off a smaller-than-expected decline in US stockpiles, as the market nervously awaited the result of Britain’s “Brexit” vote. Trading has been choppy in the run up to Thursday’s vote on whether Britain leaves or stays in the European Union (EU), although markets appear to have largely priced in a “Remain” vote. Brent’s ... Read More »

Chile beat Colombia 2-0 to set up final against Argentina


Chile beat Colombia 2-0 in the Copa America semi-final on Wednesday and will face Argentina in Sunday’s final after surviving a tumultuous match in Chicago that was halted for more than two hours due to a torrential rain storm. Chile were already two goals up at half time but the second half was delayed as an electrical storm powered towards ... Read More »

Five to die for murdering Gazipur lawyer in 2008


A Gazipur court has sentenced five people to death for murdering apprentice lawyer Md Firoz Jaman Sohel in 2008. Additional Sessions Judge Court’s judge Fazle Elahi Bhuiyan delivered the verdict on Thursday. Court police’s Inspector Md Rabiul Islam said two of the convicts were present in court at the time. Three others are still on the run. Source: bdnews24 Read More »

Holidaymakers throng Dhaka railway station for Eid time train tickets


The railways have started selling tickets in advance for trips ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr, one of the largest religious festivals of the Muslims. Like other years, holidaymakers queued up in hundreds since the night before at the Kamalapur Railway Station in Dhaka. The sales started on Wednesday with advance tickets for Jul 1 being made available. Tickets for July 2 would ... Read More »

MP wanted by police goes to Parliament ‘unseen’


An MP wanted by police in a murder case has signed on the attendance book in Parliament but security officers deny having seen him. There is a warrant out for Awami League’s Amanur Rahman Khan Rana, who represents Tangail-3, for the murder of Faruk Ahmed, another leader of the ruling party. Several Parliament Secretariat employees confirmed to that he ... Read More »

Cinema under a bridge provides Bollywood escape for Delhi’s poor


A makeshift cinema hall under a 140-year-old bridge in the Indian capital is allowing poor rickshaw-pullers and migrant labourers to escape daily hardship and sweltering heat into a world of Bollywood song, dance and romance. With the rusty iron floor of the bridge as its ceiling and some old rags acquired on the cheap from a nearby crematorium serving as ... Read More »