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Indonesia Forest Fires Intractable Problem, Despite Efforts


Wednesday, 16 August 2017
  Firefighters try to extinguish a bush fire in Ogan Ilir regency, South Sumatra, Indonesia, Aug. 4, 2017, in this photo taken by Antara Foto   Indonesia is bracing for more forest fires after hundreds of "hot spots” were detected last week, marking a new high point in this year's record. For Indonesia, this forest fires have become a predictable and intractable annual problem. Five provinces (Riau, Jambi, South Sumatra, West Kalimantan and South Kalimantan) have... Read More...
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Import duty on rice coming down to 2%


Wednesday, 16 August 2017
  The government has decided to lower the import duty on rice further, down to two percent, to encourage import and tackle any probable food crisis for flood. Food Minister Qamrul Islam made the announcement before reporters after a meeting of Food Planning and Monitoring Committee this afternoon. Additionally, the government has decided to increase the food grain import to 20 lakh tonnes for the public sector in this fiscal, the meeting decided as Qamrul said. It will... Read More...
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Death Toll Rises in Flood-Stricken Sierra Leone


Tuesday, 15 August 2017
Rescue workers search for survivors following a mudslide in Regent, east of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Aug. 14 , 2017. Mudslides and torrential flooding killed many people in and around Sierra Leone's capital early Monday following heavy rains.   At least 300 people are now confirmed dead a day after Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, was buried under a mudslide and heavy flooding. Officials say the death toll is likely to rise. The catastrophe early Monday followed hours... Read More...
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Science Experiments, Ice Cream Head for Space Station


Tuesday, 15 August 2017
  A Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket launches from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Aug. 14, 2017. The mission of the spacecraft is a cargo and supply delivery to the International Space Station.   A SpaceX capsule rocketed to the International Space Station on Monday, carrying tons of science research, plus ice cream. As has become customary on these cargo flights, SpaceX landed its leftover booster back at Cape Canaveral shortly after liftoff, a key to... Read More...
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The Dark and Light Sides of Latest Drone Technology


Tuesday, 15 August 2017
The Inspire 1, a drone manufactured by DJI, is flown in Davenport, Calif., March 10, 2015.   Drones, the small flying machines carrying cameras, have become a modern-day blessing and a curse for law enforcement and scientists. “The thing that can kind of keep you up at night is somebody using it to harm people. We’ve seen that already,” said Larry Satterwhite, Houston Police Department’s assistant chief over homeland security. Drones have become easily accessible... Read More...

Michigan

Written on 16/08/2017, 08:05 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
detroit-school-board-oks-settlement-approves-contract   A new testing calendar with fewer assessments and a $28 million settlement to pay off a court judgment were among the items approved Tuesday by the...
Written on 16/08/2017, 08:04 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
detroit-street-dedicated-to-ex-top-cop-ike-mckinnon   Former city police chief and retired deputy mayor Isaiah “Ike” McKinnon was honored Tuesday with part of a downtown city street renamed after...
Written on 12/08/2017, 10:47 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
detroit-iraqi-christians-fearful-after-deportation-raids The Chaldean Community Foundation serves Chaldean-Americans, but advocates say “everyone is welcome” in the center, in Sterling Heights, Michigan, July...

Bangladesh

Written on 16/08/2017, 07:59 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
flood-jamuna-swelling-most-other-rivers-receding Flood affected people with their cattle take shelter on a road in Char Kulaghat area of Lalmonirhat. The photos were taken yesterday.   New areas of...
Written on 16/08/2017, 07:58 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
govt-seeks-certified-copy-of-16th-amendment-verdict   The attorney general’s office has recently applied to the Supreme Court seeking the certified copy of its verdict in the 16th amendment case. A...
Written on 16/08/2017, 07:58 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
no-food-crisis-during-flood-muhith   There will be no food crisis in Bangladesh due to the ongoing flood, Finance Minister AMA Muhith said today stressing that the government has...
Agar, Holland dominate third day of practice match

Agar, Holland dominate third day of practice match

  Australia spinners Ashton Agar and Jon Holland dominated proceedings in the final day of...

Mashrafe urges cautious optimism

Mashrafe urges cautious optimism

  “The team we are going to play against are, in my opinion, one of the two most passionate...

Spinners put India on backfoot after Dhawan ton

Spinners put India on backfoot after Dhawan ton

  Shikhar Dhawan smashes a scintillating century for India, but Sri Lanka's spinners strike...

  • Agar, Holland dominate third day of practice match
  • Mashrafe urges cautious optimism
  • Spinners put India on backfoot after Dhawan ton

United States

Thumbnail President Donald Trump speaks to the media in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, Aug. 15, 2017.   President Donald Trump went back to blaming both sides for Saturday’s deadly racial...

International

Thumbnail The United Nations Security Council votes on a new sanctions resolution that would increase economic pressure on North Korea to return to negotiations on its missile program at U.N. headquarters,...

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