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War crimes hearing against six accused ended Monday

Dhaka – The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) on Monday concluded the hearing in a case file against six persons including a former Jamaat-e-Islami lawmaker accused of war crimes for crimes against humanity during the Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971 in Gaibandha, keeping the verdict pending for any day. Read More »

Women leaders demand level playing field in polls

Dhaka – Women community leaders on Monday expressed their deep concern over the security of women candidates and voters during the elections and demanded level playing field for them in polls. They said the level playing field is always a much talked about the issue but it seems to them that it means only for some political parties. The leaders ... Read More »

Dhaka’s Apan Jewelers owners face arrest

Dhaka – Two separate courts under the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate of Dhaka on Monday issued arrest warrants against three owners of Dhaka’s Apan Jewellers in three money laundering cases as they misused the privilege of their bail which they earlier secured from the High Court Division of the Supreme Court. Read More »

3 siblings among 4 killed in N’ganj wall collapse  

Dhaka- Four people, including three minor siblings, were killed and another person was injured as a wall collapsed on them in Pagla area of Fatullah upazila in Narayanganj on Monday morning.The deceased were identified as Lamia, 12, Lima, 3, and Laboni, 8, daughters of Saiful Islam, and Alamgir Hossain, 30, of Damudda in Shariatpur district. Hailing from Patuakhali district, the ... Read More »

AKS earns BPL title sponsorship

Dhaka – Abul Khair Still (AKS) has earned the title sponsorship right of the 5th Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) T20 starting on November 4 at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium (SICS).The seven-team franchised tournament will be named as AKS BPL T20 – powered by Shah Cement as the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announced it in a press conference at Sher-e-Bangla National ... Read More »

School Handball: Viqarunnisa Noon emerge girls champions

Dhaka,- Viqarunnisa Noon School and College emerged champions in the girls group of the Atom Gum U-12 School Handball Tournament beating Sunnydale School by 9-7 goals in the final at the Shaheed (capt) M Mansur Ali National Handball Stadium on Monday.The champions led the first half by 3-2 goals in the keenly contested final. Read More »

Pakistan whitewashes Sri Lanka 5-0 in ODI series

Sharjah,(AP/UNB) – Fast bowler Usman Shinwari dominated Sri Lanka’s top order with 5-34 as Pakistan whitewashed the tourists 5-0 for another convincing nine-wicket victory in the fifth and final one-day international on Monday.Shinwari claimed all his wickets in a 21-ball spell to dismiss Sri Lanka for 103 in only 26.2 overs. Read More »

Rohingya children still at acure risk: Unicef

Nearly two months since Rohingya families began fleeing en masse to Bangladesh, thousands of children and women are still without basic lifesaving services, UNICEF said today. The warning comes as representatives of donor governments and humanitarian organizations meet in Geneva for a pledging conference today aimed at drumming up resources for what remains a severely under-funded emergency. “The Rohingya refugee ... Read More »

Digital era of music in Bangladesh

The country in the last decade witnessed a massive change in music listening medium thanks to the emergence of digitized system. Following the disappearance of cassette, sale of the CD (Compact Disc) is on the brink of expiry, as the industry has changed the way of music release for the bliss of technology. To adapt the modern technology, artists are ... Read More »

‘BD women fall victims to money and religion during polls’

Participating in the Election Commission’s dialogue, women leaders on Monday said they badly fall victims to the use of money and religion during the polls. “Women can’t take their decisions on their own in many cases for various pressures during the polls. They become the worse victims to the use of religion and money. We’ve asked the EC to take ... Read More »

Oman laumches drive to fight global human trafficking

A nationwide campaign to combat the global rise in human trafficking has been launched by the National Committee for Combating Human Trafficking (NCCHT). “In the last 10 years, there has been an unprecedented rise in human trafficking globally, particularly sexual exploitation and forced labour. This represents a serious drawback in human progression,” said Hussein bin Ali Al Hilali, the Attorney ... Read More »

BD finds 700 bcf gas reserve against fast depleting fields

Amid the growing energy crisis, Bapex has discovered a new gas reserve of around 700 billion cubic feet near Shahbazpur in Bhola, raising the overall gas reserve of the area to around one trillion cubic feet. “There’s good news for the country as Bapex has found initially estimated some 700 billion cubic feet of gas reserve in Bhola. If the ... Read More »

Queen Rania of Jordan for stand against Rohingya injustice

Jordan’s Queen Rania Al-Abdullah has called on the international community to stand up to the injustices inflicted on Rohingyas during her visit to the Kutupalang Rohingya refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar’s Ukhiya Upazila. The queen visited Bangladesh as a representative of the International Rescue Committee, or ICR, and the UN refugee agency to survey the situation and arrange for a ... Read More »

Farmers humming towards cotton farming in Rajshahi

Farmers are seen humming towards cotton farming in Rajshahi region including its vast Barind tract as they are getting extra benefit from the cash crop. Toufiqur Rahman, Upazila Agriculture Officer in Godagari, said current year’s favourable weather makes them optimistic about harvesting better yield. He said the farmers cultivated cotton in different Barind areas like Godagari, Tanore, Nachole, Gomostapur and ... Read More »

Sargam steps into 22 years

Culture Desk The one and only regular musical magazine on music of Bangladesh, Sargam passed 21 years and stepped into 22 on October 1. To celebrate this, discussion, greetings exchange and a grand cultural programme was organised at Sufia Kamal Auditorium of National Museum on October 18. In this programme, internationally reputed painter Hashem Khan, renowned lyricist K. G. Mostafa, ... Read More »

7 plays to be staged in Kolkata

7 plays to be staged in Kolkata Prangonemor’s popular production Ami O Rabindranath will be staged on the inauguration day of six day theater festival in Kolkata. Prangonemor, the leading theater troupe of Bangladesh is organizing a theater festival in Kolkata. The troupe is taking their seven audience acclaimed productions in this festival. Titled as ‘Prangonemor Bangladesh Theater Festival 2017’, ... Read More »

Kajol to blast again with Karan and SRK

The Karan Johar-Kajol patch-up was no whitewashed photo-op. The two have indeed sorted out their differences and if the buzz coming from Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions is to be believed, the two BFFs have shaken hands over another movie deal. According to a well-informed source, Kajol may very well be a part of his upcoming project. The source reveals, “Kajol ... Read More »

Tesla to build wholly-owned Shanghai plant: WSJ

Tesla has reached an agreement with Shanghai authorities that would make it the first foreign automaker to build its own plant in China, putting it in the driver’s seat in the world’s biggest electric-vehicle market, the Wall Street Journal reported. The Silicon Valley electric carmaker’s wholly-owned manufacturing facility would be built in Shanghai’s free-trade zone, the Wall Street Journal said, ... Read More »

New London pollution tax comes into force

Drivers of the most polluting vehicles will face an extra daily charge for driving into central London on weekdays from Monday in a bid to improve air quality in one of Europe’s most polluted cities. London Mayor Sadiq Khan announced the new o10 (11.2-euro, $13.2) charge—which will be on top of a daily o11.50 congestion charge—in February, after the European ... Read More »

Price fall in large-caps drives stocks down

Stock markets closed the second session of the week on Monday with downward trends due mainly to price fall in large-cap securities. The falling major sectors were food and allied, engineering and textile. A total of 177 securities of the large-cap group moved down due to lower activities. The broader DSEX index of Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) closed the day ... Read More »

East Asian cities among top 10 safe urban centres: Study

The Safe Cities Index 2017 is a report from The Economist Intelligence Unit sponsored by NEC. The report is based on the second iteration of the index, which ranks 60 cities across 49 indicators covering digital security, health security, infrastructure security and personal security. The index was devised and constructed by Chris Clague, Stefano Scuratti and Ruth Chiah. The report ... Read More »