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Bd Anti-graft body drive against passport broker syndicates

Dhaka, Feb 07 – The Anti Corruption Commission on Thursday carried out drives in seven districts of the country based on information about brokers syndicates in Passport offices. Public Relations Officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya of ACC confirmed the matter to journalists. He said the brokers have made syndicates with the officials and employees through bribery and corruption in passport offices. ... Read More »

Madrasah teacher arrested for alleged rape of student

Dhaka, Feb 7 – The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested a Madrasa teacher for allegedly raping his student from Bancharampur of Brahmanbaria District on early on Thursday. The arrestee was Abdullah Al Mamun, a teacher of Tarimul Quarn Mohila Madrasa of Ashulia area, said Sarwar Bin Kashem, Commander of RAB-1 at a press briefing on yesterday. RAB said on January ... Read More »

One of every 3 Bd buses ply without fitness certificates

Dhaka, Feb 07 – The Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) submitted on Thursday a report to the High Court saying that 33 percent buses plying across the country have no fitness certificate. Lawyer Md Rafiul Islam on behalf of BRTA placed the report before the bench of Justice Moyenul Islam Chowdhury and Justice Md Ashraful Kamal on yesterday. The 150-pages ... Read More »

5-day Iranian film screening begins in city Friday

Dhaka, Feb 7 (UNB) – A five-day screening of Iranian films and photo exhibition will begin in the city on Friday. Iranian Cultural Centre, Dhaka and Bangladesh National Museum will jointly organize the film screening at the Begum Sufia Kamal Auditorium of the museum.  An inaugural session will be held at the main auditorium of the National Museum at 3.30 ... Read More »

2 killed in Turag River boat capsize near Dhaka

Savar, Feb 7 (UNB) – A madrasah student and an unidentified man died as a boat capsized in the Turag River here on Thursday afternoon. The madrasah student was identified as Towhidur Rahman, 11. Atiqur Rahman Khan Shanta, chairman of Kaundia union parishad, said the boat carrying several passengers sank in the middle of the river around 2pm after being ... Read More »

Gatco case against Khaleda: Defence hearing Feb 27

Dhaka, Feb 7 (UNB) – A court here on Thursday fixed February 27 for starting defence hearing in the Gatco corruption case against BNP chief Khaleda Zia and others. Judge Abu Syed Diljar Hossain of the Special Judge Court-3 of Dhaka set the date after prosecution completed their hearing. Former prime minister Khaleda is the prime accused in the case. ... Read More »

Rizvi invites Quader to join BNP

Dhaka, Feb 7 (UNB) – BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Thursday invited Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader to join BNP as its adviser since he has long been giving the party various suggestions. “Awami League general secretary is regularly giving BNP various advice at different programmes about what the party should do…he’s also saying in ... Read More »

Play due role for conbstitutional stability: PM Hasina

Dhaka, Feb 7 (UNB) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday asked the Armed Forces to play the due role in advancing the nation as well as maintaining democratic and constitutional stability in the country. “Bangladesh Armed Forces are making significant contributions to peacekeeping in various countries under the emblem of UN mission. The Armed Forces will also have to play ... Read More »

300 graduates, 26 cos at Bd Youth Leaders’ Career Fair 2019

Dhaka, Feb 7 (UNB) – The third Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center (BYLC) Career Fair held on Thursday brought together graduates and recruiters under a single roof, allowing them to directly interact with each other. Three hundred BYLC graduates and 26 leading private and nonprofit sector employers, looking to recruit talented young people for entry-level jobs, took part in the day-long ... Read More »

Angelina Jolie seeks sustained global support for Rohingyas

Dhaka, Feb 7 (UNB) – UNHCR special envoy and Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie has said the world must not turn away from the nearly 1 million Rohingyas who have fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh. Jolie, who left here early Thursday concluding her Bangladesh visit, also sought continued support for those who have been displaced, until the Myanmar authorities show the ... Read More »

HC wants another man languishing in jail produced before it

Dhaka, Feb 7 (UNB) – The High Court on Thursday issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to produce before it Badal Farazi who is now in a Bangladesh jail after his extradition in July last from India where he had languished for 10 years in a jail without committing any crime. The HC bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan ... Read More »

Mashrafe wants to complete 20 years in cricket

Dhaka – Bangladesh ODI captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza on Wednesday said he was looking forward to completing 20 years in competitive cricket. The 35-year-old pacer had earlier said he might retire from international cricket after the World Cup 2019. “I don’t know whether I will continue to play international cricket after a certain time but I have a dream to ... Read More »

1st Div Hockey: Dilkusha SC earn 7-2 victory over Bachelors SC

Dhaka – Dilkusha Sporting Club earned 7-2 goals victory over Bachelors Sporting Club in the Green Delta Insurance First Division Hockey League at the Maulana Bhashani National Stadium here on Thursday. Powan Malik struck three, Milan Hossain two, Bandhon and Zahidul Islam Rajon scored one each for the winners while Mohammad Shamim and Harvir Singh scored for the losing side. ... Read More »

Dynamites meet Victorians in BPL final Friday

Dhaka – Reining runners-up Dhaka Dynamites will lock horns with former champions Comilla Victorians in the final of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Friday evening. The match will kick off at 7pm.Both the teams reached the battle of the title relying on their imperious performance throughout the tournament. While the Victorians ensured the playoffs ... Read More »

BPL Football: Holders Dhaka Abahani take solo lead beating BJMC 1-0

Dhaka – Defending champions Dhaka Abahani Limited took a solo lead in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football beating Team BJMC by one goal in the fifth-round match at Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Thursday. Defender Topu Borman scored the match-decider in the 27th minute. With the day’s feat, the traditional sky-blue Dhanmondi outfit Abahani Limited have secured 12 points ... Read More »

UNHCR, WB together to ease Rohingya burden on Bd: Jolie

Dhaka, Feb 6 (UNB) – Noting that it is one of the toughest tasks to feed and manage so many Rohingyas here, visiting UNHCR special envoy and famous Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie on Wednesday said the UN Refugee Agency and the World Bank will work together to reduce the burden on Bangladesh. She made the remarks when she met Prime ... Read More »

Trump predicts all IS territory will be cleared next week

Washington , Feb 7 (AP/UNB) — President Donald Trump predicted Wednesday that the Islamic State group will have lost by next week all the territory it once controlled in Iraq and Syria. He said the U.S. will not relent in fighting remnants of the extremist organization despite his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria over the objections of some ... Read More »

Truly global efforts must to abolish female genital mutation

NEW DELHI, Feb 6 2019 (IPS) – According to official data on the global prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) released by UNICEF there are 200 million women and girls in the world who have been cut. Shocking though this statistic is, it seriously underestimates the nature and scale of the problem. In 2015, when the United Nations was in the process of ... Read More »

New generations can lift Arab Region out of current crisis

GENEVA, Feb 5 2019 (IPS) – History testifies that there is no end to its evolution despite what some have claimed. This is because aspirations of its actors are in constant flux and because the quest for an « ideal city » is asymptotic. Each generation wants to put its imprint on the present and to be the architect of ... Read More »

Dutch probe mass seabird death mystery

Dutch scientists said Wednesday they are baffled after 20,000 dead or dying guillemots washed up on North Sea beaches in a phenomenon not seen for decades. The fish-eating seabirds have been washing up between the northern Wadden Islands and southwestern Zeeland — all showing symptoms of severe starvation, a marine biologist said. “What’s killing them though is the million-dollar question,” ... Read More »

Azam Khan receives posthumous ‘Ekushey Padak’

Culture Desk Legendary rock star Azam Khan received the “Ekushey Padak (posthumous)” for his outstanding contributions in the history of rock music industry. On Wednesday the government announced names of 21 eminent citizens as recipients of the prestigious Ekushey Padak for 2019 for their contributions in respective fields. When the news broke into the industry, both the eminent and emerging ... Read More »

Priyanka’s Marathi production ‘Firebrand’ to release on Netflix

This is the first digital production for Purple Pebble Pictures, whose credits include the Marathi film ‘Ventilator’ (2016) and Sikkimese movie ‘Pahuna: The Little Visitors’ (2018). Marathi film “Firebrand,” produced by Priyanka Chopra’s Purple Pebble Pictures, will be released traight to Netflix on February 22, the streaming giant announced on Wednesday. Directed by Aruna Raje (“Bhairavi,” “Tum – A Dangerous ... Read More »

Berlin filmfest rolls out red carpet for women trailblazers

Europe’s first major film festival of the year, the Berlinale, kicks off Thursday making a statement against entertainment industry sexism by welcoming an unprecedented line-up of female directors. The 11-day event prides itself on being the most politically engaged of the A-list cinema showcases, presenting 400 movies from around the world, most on hard-hitting topical themes including rising extremism and ... Read More »

Oikya Front demands reelection under neutral govt

Dhaka, Feb 06 – Leaders of opposition alliance Jatiya Oikya Front on Wednesday demanded of the ruling Awami League-led government to announce a new schedule to hold a fresh election under a non-partisan govt. Otherwise they warned launching a resistance movement what it said against the ‘illegal and unelected government’. The Oikyafront taking people with them will build resistance against ... Read More »

Holey Artisan case witness unfolds

Dhaka, Feb 06 – Eyewitness Sharmina Parvin of the Holey Artisan Bakery case, on Wednesday appeared before a tribunal of Dhaka and narrated how the militants killed innocent people before her inside the capital’s Holey Artisan Bakery on the night of July 1 of 2016. Parvin, wife of Abul Hasnat Reza Karim, who was shown arrested in the Holey Artisan ... Read More »

Reckless driving victim Rajib’s case report on Mar 13

Dhaka, Feb 06 – The submission of investigation report in connection with the case of Titumir College student Rajib was yesterday deferred to March 13. Magistrate Sarafuzzaman Ansari of the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court of Dhaka fixed the new date on Wednesday to submit the investigation report. The accused persons are- BRTC bus driver Wahid, 35 and Sujan Paribahan ... Read More »

BAU alumni will be honoured on Feb 13 ‘Krishibid day’

Mymensingh, Feb 06 – Two BAU alumni agriculture minister krishibid Dr Muhammad Abdur Razzaque and Bogra-1 MP krishibid Abdul Mannan and Fisheries and Livestock minister Md Ashraf Ali Khan Khasru will be honoured on ‘krishibid day’ 13 February at ‘Bangabandhu Smritty Chattar’of Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU). BAU and BAU alumni association jointly take initiative to celebrate ‘krishibid day’, felicitate to ... Read More »

পার্সোনাল সাইকোপ্যাথি টেনডেন্সি থেকে জাতিকে বাচাতে হবে

মোতাহার হোসেন ইদানীং পত্রিকার পাতা খুললেই দেখবেন, শিশু ধর্ষণের খবর, প্রতিবন্ধী ধর্ষণের খবর, চার সন্তানের জননী ধর্ষণের খবর। এসব খবর বিশ্লেষণ করলে দেখা যায়; মানসিক বিকারগ্রস্থ কিছু অসুস্থ নরপশুর বিকৃত লালসা থেকে রেহাই পাচ্ছেনা দুগ্ধপোষ্য শিশু, মানষিক বা শারীরিক প্রতিবন্ধী শিশু, কিশোরী কিংবা চার সন্তানের জননী ; ৬ থেকে ৬০ বছরের নারী, কেউই না।এ ধর্ষকের তালিকায় যেমনি আছে ট্রাক বাসের ... Read More »

Valentine cuisine at Amari Dhaka

Dhaka, February 2019: The season of love is here and there is no other better way to celebrate the beautiful rendition of love along with the exquisite surrounds of Amari Dhaka. Celebrate your love with the most exclusive Valentine Dinner at Cascade & Amaya- lovingly spread out by our chefs, and an exclusive couple spa and room package which will ... Read More »

Bringing ISIS to justice: Running out of time?

Nadim Houry Director, Terrorism and Counterterrorism Program Sometimes complex policy issues are best captured in a simple question. If ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is captured alive tomorrow, who should prosecute him, where and for what crimes? When I pose this question to policymakers – in Western capitals or in the Middle East – I am often met with a ... Read More »