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Nasa plans first 3D printer space launch in 2014

US space agency Nasa is planning to launch a 3D printer into space next year to help astronauts manufacture spare parts and tools in zero gravity.   It will be the first time a 3D printer has been used in space and could help reduce the costs of future missions.   The device will have […]

The respected broadcaster and naturalist, Sir David Attenborough, told the BBC recently that population growth was “out of control” – but one expert says the number of people on the planet could peak in 40 years. Who should we believe?   “The world’s population is increasing out of control,” Sir David told the BBC’s Today […]

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An Indian court yesterday convicted Lalu Prasad Yadav, whose party is an ally of ruling Congress-led United Progressive Alliance, in a corruption case that disqualifies him from Parliament membership and contesting for at least six years. Another 44 accused, including former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra, six politicians and four Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers, […]

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By Sam Judah Among the 3.5 million people packed into Dhaka’s crowded slums are children who must work for a living. Some volunteer for a scheme to help fellow child workers save their earnings. “People are boxed together in tiny little sheds with tin-covered roofs, it’s noisy, smelly and there are there are few facilities,” […]

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The owners dare to make such a degrading and utterly insensitive offer because they are well organised under the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters’ Association with the shining but illegal eyesore of a head office located in the middle of a lake. They receive hefty government largesse and subsidy and other favours. They have an […]

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Bangladesh Islamic groups called Monday for a nationwide protest against Muhammad Yunus over comments in 2012 supporting gay rights, in the latest attack against the Nobel laureate and micro-loan pioneer. The country’s main mosque and an Islamic group with links to the government have launched a campaign against Yunus, whom they say should be prosecuted […]

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It will be the seventh round of conferring honours on the country’s “foreign friends” A photo of Friends of Liberation War Award Bangladesh is going to honour another batch of 60 foreigners, including Pakistani politicians Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan and Khan Abdul Wali Khan, for their contributions to the 1971 Liberation War. It will be […]

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Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has told Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina that India is relieved with a Bangladesh that has firmly put an end to terrorism. The two prime ministers met on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on Saturday night. “India is relieved to see political stability […]

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Raozan uneasy, tense

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As the special tribunal is set to deliver today the verdict in war crimes case against Salauddin Quader Chowdhury, police have tightened security in his home ground Raozan of Chittagong. In this photo, police vehicles patrol a road in Gahira area yesterday. They are still haunted by the memories of atrocities the Pakistani army committed […]

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The wage rate of the country’s RMG workers is not increasing in tandem with the increase in production and export earning in the sector, says Chairman of Dhaka University’s Economics Department Prof MA Taslim. “Since the fiscal 2006-2007, the RMG production has had three-fold increase, but the labour force has not increased accordingly. This indicates […]

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Jamaat-e-Islami leader and war crimes convict Delwar Hossain Sayedee’s son Shamim Sayedee has threatened that the government’s decision to hang his father will ‘leave the country burning’. He issued the threat on Sunday at the rally the 18-Party alliance organised at Khulna Circuit House ground, where BNP chief Khaleda Zia was the chief guest. “The […]

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A new wave of bombs tore through Baghdad on Monday, officials said, killing at least 55 people. Most of the blasts were car bombs detonated in Shiite neighborhoods, the latest of a series of well-coordinated attacks blamed on hard-line Sunni insurgents determined to rekindle large-scale sectarian conflict. Multiple coordinated bombing strikes have hit Baghdad repeatedly […]

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