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2 held with 8 gold bars at Benapole

Dhaka – Customs Intelligence officials arrested two people along with eight gold bars from Benapole check-post here on Thursday.The arrestees are – Sujon Mia, 22, son of Akbar Ali in Shariatpur district and Jony Molla, son of Abdur Rahim of Madaripur district. Read More »

3 ‘robbers’ held in Satkhira

Dhaka – Coast Guard members arrested three suspected robbers along with arms from Gabura village in Shyamnagar upazila early Thursday.The arrestees were identified as Sabuj Gayen, son of Yusuf Gayen, Siddik alias Boma Siddik, son of Nasir Gazi and Siddik Mistri, son of Ishak Gazi of the upazila. Read More »

Man held with foreign currencies at Dhaka Airport   

Dhaka- Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate (CIID) officials arrested a man along with foreign currencies worth Tk 1.28crore in city’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport early Thursday.Md Mamun Miah, 41, a resident of Gukulnagar village in Sirajdhikhan upazila of Munshiganj district, was arrested before boarding a flight of Malaysian Airlines Flight. Read More »

5 members of fraud gang held in city

Dhaka- Detectives in a drive arrested five suspected members of a fraud gang, involved in making fake government seals and certificates, from the city’s Fakirapool area early Thursday.The arrestees are-Md Abdul Barik, Mohammad Ali, Sabbir Hossain, Shahidul Hoque alias Nizam and and Md Morshed Bhuiyan. Read More »

Injured Tamim likely to play ODIs against SA

Dhaka – Dashing Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal who got his left thigh injured is expected to return to the crease in the three-match ODI series against South Africa.Tigers’ physiotherapist Thihan Chandramohan on Thursday said, “If his recovery goes as per the plan, we’re hopeful that he will be fit for the first ODI on October 15.” Read More »

4th round of National Cricket League begins Friday

Dhaka – The 4th round of the four-day first class cricket, National Cricket League (NCL), begins Friday at four venues across the country.Holders Khulna Division will play Rangpur Division in a Tier-1 match at the Shaheed Kamruzzaman Stadium in Rajshahi while Dhaka Division will encounter Barisal Division at Sheikh Aby Naser Stadium in Khulna. Read More »

Jersey of national hockey team unveiled 

Dhaka – The red and green jersey of Bangladesh National Hockey team for Hero 10th Men’s Asia Cup Hockey was officially unveiled at a function at the Dutch Bangla Bank auditorium of Bangladesh Olympic Association on Thursday.President of Bangladesh Hockey Federation (BHF) and Chief of Bangladesh Air Force Air Marshal Abu Esrar was the chief guest at the function attended ... Read More »

Mominul called for ODI series against SA  

Dhaka – Mominul Haque has been included in the Bangladesh squad for the upcoming three-match ODI series against South Africa.A genuine Test batsman, Mominul got the call for ODI side after around a three-year break as the left-hander played an international one-dayer last in February 2015, said a BCB media release on Thursday. Read More »

Walton opens smartphone plant in Bangladesh

State Minister for Posts and Telecommunications Tarana Halim has said the launching of Walton Smartphone Plant has opened up a new era of ‘Digital Bangladesh’. “Today is a historical, a joyful and a glorious day for us. Through starting the journey of Walton Smartphone plant, Bangladesh has been enlisted in the list of mobile handsets manufacturing countries,” she said while ... Read More »

british author Kazou Ishiguro wins Nobel Price for Literature

British author Kazuo Ishiguro, best known for his novel “The Remains of the Day”, won the Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday, the Swedish Academy said. The 62-year-old, “in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world,” the Academy wrote in its citation. Ishiguro has written eight books as well as ... Read More »

CJ to retire with dignity, hopes Nasim

Spokesperson of the Awami League-led 14-party grand alliance Mohammad Nasim on Thursday hoped that Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha will go on retirement with dignity. “The post of the Chief Justice is a glorious and dignified one. Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha is a revered person and we also respect him. It’s unfortunate that he repeatedly tried to make the ... Read More »

Putin opens talk with Saudi King at the Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Arabia’s King Salman have opened talks at the Kremlin in the first official visit of a Saudi monarch to Russia. The king’s talks with Putin on Thursday are expected to focus on the global oil market and the conflict in Syria. Relations between the two countries have often been strained. During Cold War times, ... Read More »

16-day film festival begins Friday

Bangladesh Film festival 2017, a 16-day film festival, will begin across the country on Friday. Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) is organizing the festival for the second time in collaboration with Zila Shilpakala Academies with the theme ‘film for all, art and culture for all. A press briefing about the festival was held at the seminar room of National Theatre Centre ... Read More »

Duronto TV launches today

Culture Desk The first ever child and family based TV channel Duronto TV is going to unveil their logo today. The launching programme will be held at 3pm at the Balcony of Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel. Information Minister Hasanul Haque Inu will be present to grace the event as chief guest. Special guests will be Cultural Minister Asaduzzaman Noor; State ... Read More »

BIWTA to use digital flow meter to monitor fuel supply

With a view to making fuel supply activities more transparent and modernized Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) will start using Portable Digital Ultrasonic Flow Meter for its vessels across the country. The decision came out at a meeting held at Shipping Ministry at the Secretariat here today with Shipping Minister Shahjahan Khan in the chair, said a press release. ... Read More »

Life Style Fair Fest begins in city

The month-long fair titled ‘Life Style Fair Fest” began in Bashundhara city shopping complex. Dr Shakti Ranjan Paul, chairman of Life & Health Ltd, inaugurated the exhibition yesterday afternoon. The Life & Health Ltd is organising the event. Organisers said they had organised the event with a view to providing chemical-free as well as herbal products to consumers. The fair ... Read More »

IU admission process begins on Oct 15

The online admission process for first year honors courses under 2017-18 academic sessions at Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia will begin on October 15 and continue till November 20. IU acting registrar SM Abdul Latif said the admission tests of 33 departments will be held from November 25 to 29 under eight units. The unit wise examination schedule will be ... Read More »

Salman issues directives to pay unpaid salaries of foreign workers

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has allocated SAR 100m ($266.5m) and issued a series of directives with the intention of resolving all cases of unpaid salaries in the kingdom. This follows complaints from hundreds of thousands of workers in the construction sector over unpaid dues. The directive obliges companies to pay the salaries of their workers through the wage protection programme. Read More »

The world running out of much needed new antibiotics

By Baher Kamal Rome, Oct 4 (IPS) – The world is running out of new antibiotics to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, a new specialised report warns ahead of this year’s World Antibiotic Awareness Week, adding that most of the drugs currently in the clinical pipeline are modifications of existing classes of antibiotics and are only short-term solutions. Read More »

Mother jailed for refusing to vaccinate son

A mother in the US state of Michigan has been sentenced to seven days in jail after she refused a judge’s order to have her son vaccinated. Rebecca Bredow would not let her nine-year-old be immunised after initially agreeing with the father to do so. Her ex-husband has now been awarded temporary primary custody in order to get the boy ... Read More »