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3 women die after taking liquor in Munshiganj

Munshiganj, Feb 9 (UNB) –Three women, including two siblings, died after taking excessive liquor at Hosendi in Gazaria upazila on Saturday. The deceased were identified as Chameli, wife of Mantu, her sister Chaina  and their aunt Josna, of Sundarganj upazila in Gaibandha upazila. Harun-or-Rashid, officer-in-charge of Gazaria Police Station said, Chameli and her husband Mantu used to work at ‘Khan ... Read More »

Dhaka Art Week 2019 concludes

Dhaka, Feb 9 (UNB) – The first edition of Dhaka Art Week 2019, showcasing artworks by prominent and amateur artists, concluded on Saturday. The four-day exhibition, organised by Art Hawk, took place at the National Art Gallery of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. It included installation and performance artworks with paintings of various artists.  Dhaka Art Week had engaging events such as ... Read More »

Taka 2 billion export order received at Dhaka Trade Fair

Dhaka, Feb 9 (UNB)— Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi on Saturday said the month-long Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF) concluded successfully, drawing large crowds and getting more export orders compared to previous years.  “This fair helped to popularise many local products. So the import of those products will decrease and save us foreign currencies. Some of our new products can attract ... Read More »

India visit succeeds: Assurance on Rohingya, water sharing

Dhaka, Feb 9 (UNB) – Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Saturday expressed the hope that Bangladesh and India will gradually resolve the water-sharing issues of all common rivers, including the Teesta, as the two countries have already solved some big issues. “I’m always optimistic. Based on this optimism, we’ve developed a sense of confidence and sense of mutual ... Read More »

500 mmcfd LNG supply to Bd national grid began on Saturday

Chattogram, Feb 9 (UNB) – The supply of 500 mmcfd Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) into the national grid will start from here on Saturday. Talking to UNB, Petrobangla officials expressed hope that the supply of 500 mmcfd (million cubic feet per day) LNG gas will bring a positive impact on country’s gas sector. Along with the increased gas flow, fertilizer ... Read More »

Shakib ruled out of New Zealand ODIs

Dhaka – Bangladesh stalwartTest captain Shakib Al Hasan has been ruled out of the upcoming New Zealand ODIs due to a finger injury that he sustained during the final of Bangladehs Premier League (BPL) on Friday between Dhaka Dynamites and ComillaVictorians. Shakib led the Dynamites in the Final who lost the by 17 runs and failed to clinch the title ... Read More »

BPL Football: Kings maintain record beating Muktijoddha

Dhaka – Star-studded Bashundhara Kings maintained their all-win record in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football beating Muktijoddha Sangsad KC by 3-1 goals in the 5th round match at the Sheikh Fazlul Haque Moni Stadium in Gopalganj on Saturday. Shushanto Tripura put the Kings ahead in the 9th minute (1-0) while Younoussa Camara neutralised the margin for the freedom fighters’ ... Read More »

First Div Hockey: Dilkusha SC outplay Mukta Bihanga 6-0

Dhaka – Dilkusha Sporting Club earned a comfortable 6-0 goals victory over Mukta Bihanga Tarun Sangha in the Green Delta Insurnace First Division Hockey League at the Maulana Bhashani National Stadium here Saturday. Powan Malik and Shawon struck two goals each while Milan Hossain and Abir scored one each for Dilkusha. In the day’s other match, Dhaka Railways managed 1-0 ... Read More »

Transforming economies – building evidence of achieving SDGs

HELSINKI, Finland, Feb 8 2019 (IPS) – Following on from Finn Tarp, my predecessor, is a daunting prospect, but I look forward to working with my colleagues at UNU-WIDER and with our many partners to build on the achievements of the past 10 years. I was first acquainted with UNU-WIDER as a graduate student in the United States in the ... Read More »

3 held with 250000 Yaba drug pills from Ctg Bd picnic bus

Chattogram, Feb 9 (UNB) – Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in a drive arrested six people along with s 2.5lakh Yaba tablets from a picnic bus near Karnaphuli Shah Amanat Bridge early Saturday. The arrestees are—Md AtiarRahman, 55, Md MasudRana, 31, Md Bablu, 47, Md Iqbal Hossain, 37, Md Jewel, 39, Md Aminur Rahman Sumon, 23, hailing from Jashore, ... Read More »

FIFA moves best player awards to Milan from London

Zurich, Feb 9 (AP/UNB) — FIFA is moving from London to have a night at the opera in Milan to honor the world’s best players and coaches. FIFA says the iconic Scala theater will host its annual awards ceremony on Sept. 23. London has hosted the Best Awards for the past two years after FIFA’s new leadership moved the event ... Read More »

US officer at border shoots driver going to Mexico

Nogales,  Feb 9(AP/UNB) — A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer shot and wounded a driver who was trying to enter Mexico at a crossing in Arizona, the agency said Friday. The mayor of Nogales, Arizona, told a newspaper Thursday night that the man was killed, but CBP spokeswoman Teresa Small told The Associated Press Friday the man had not ... Read More »

3 Bangla books on nuke energy unveiled at Ekushey Book Fair

Dhaka, Feb 09 – ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation of Russia and Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) jointly published three Bangla books on nuclear energy on the occasion of Ekushey Book Fair 2019. “Atomic Horizon”, and “Various Professions in the Nuclear Industry” were translated from Russian language while, the comic book “Unexpected Adventure of Onu” was written and edited in ... Read More »

Nominees for the 2019 Grammy Awards

Here is a list of nominees in the major categories for the Grammy Awards, which will be handed out on Sunday in Los Angeles. Rapper Kendrick Lamar leads the nominations with eight, followed by Canada’s Drake at seven. Folk rocker Brandi Carlile is the most-nominated female artist with six nods: – Album of the Year – Cardi B, “Invasion of ... Read More »

Australian court rejects coal mine on climate grounds

An Australian court on Friday delivered a landmark ruling by rejecting plans to build a coal mine on the grounds it would worsen climate change. Chief Justice Brian Preston said a planned open cut coal mine in a scenic part of New South Wales state would be in “the wrong place at the wrong time.” The ruling by the New ... Read More »

Death anniversary of artist Kazi Anowar observed

Entertainmnet Desk The 12th death anniversary of noted artist Kazi Anowar Hossain, who was very well known for his classical portrayal of rural Bangla, was observed in a befitting manner on Friday. Marking the day, a Doa and Milad Mahfil was arranged after Asr prayers at his Kazibari residence in Amirabad area and different mosques in Madaripurtown where the painter ... Read More »

Kareena now brand ambassador of Swasth Immunised India

Kareena Kapoor Khan has some great projects lined up and now become the official brand ambassador of Swasth Immunised India. The campaign is helmed by the actors’ close friend and socialite Natasha Poonawalla’s husband, Adar Poonawalla. Swasth Immunised India is an initiative to immunise children under the age of two years. Being the perfect choice for the campaign Kareena said, ... Read More »

Info Minister seeks global efforts for ‘Internet Ombudsman’

Dhaka, Feb 9 – Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Saturday said time has come to think globally and work together on how to deal with fake news and rumours on social media platforms through establishing an ‘Internet Ombudsman’ because freedom of media and accountability are equally important. “We need to discuss it deeply. Together, we’ll work out how the ... Read More »

February 10th World Pulses Day: Celebrate Hummus and Falafel

Danielle Nierenberg Dear Mostafa, Greetings Food Tank family! This week I’m reflecting on the wonderful people I met in Melbourne last week at festival21, where we were out until nearly 11pm each night discussing the wonderful potential of Australia’s food system. While I’m exhausted, I’m even more excited about the hard work being done by groups and individuals in the ... Read More »

Instagram changes rules on self-harm postings after suicide

London, Feb 9 (AP/UNB) — Instagram has agreed to ban graphic images of self-harm after objections were raised in Britain following the suicide of a teen whose father said the photo-sharing platform had contributed to her decision to take her own life. Instagram chief Adam Mosseri said Thursday evening the platform is making a series of changes to its content ... Read More »

Canada implements new guidelines on food, not food waste

By Stephen Leahy ONTARIO, Canada, Feb 8 2019 (IPS) – Canada introduced a new healthy eating food guide in January 2019 and, for the first time, the meat, dairy and processed food and beverage industries were not involved. Based on the recommendations of health and nutrition experts, the guide places a new emphasis on eating plants, drinking water and cooking ... Read More »

Tamim magic helps Victorians lift BPL title

Dhaka, Feb 8 – Tamim Iqbal’s ton proved to be the title-deciding performance in the final of the sixth season of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) as Comilla Victorians beat Dhaka Dynamites by 17 runs on Friday at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium to clinch the title for the second time. The Dynamites won the toss and sent the Victorians to bat first. ... Read More »

The royal upending Thai politics

Thai politics has taken many bizarre turns in recent years. The submission of King Vajiralongkorn’s elder sister as a prime ministerial candidate is one of the strangest, and turns politics on its head. Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi is the candidate for the Thai Raksa Chart party, which is closely linked to former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Mr Thaksin’s opponents ... Read More »

2 Police ASIs held for ‘kidnapping’ 3 in Gazipur for ransom

Gazipur, Feb 8 – Two assistant sub-inspectors (ASIs) of police — one from Gazipur and other from Tangail -– have been arrested reportedly for kidnaping three friends from here and demanding Tk 30 lakh threatening to kill them on crossfire. The arrestees are ASI Abdullah Al Mamun of Kaliakoir Police Station in the district and ASI Musfiqur Rahman of Mirzapur ... Read More »