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Cow fodder, milk show toxic chemicals at harmful levels

Dhaka, Feb 10 – Various toxic elements like lead, pesticides and several other chemicals in harmful concentrations have been detected in cow fodders and cow milk by a food testing laboratory. The National Food Safety Laboratory (NFSL), a government run laboratory, revealed its survey results at a programme held at the city’s Public Health Institute auditorium on Monday. The NFSL ... Read More »

Bangladesh begin New Zealand tour with a loss

Dhaka – Visiting Bangladesh failed to start the tour on a positive note as they lost the lone practice game against New Zealand XI on Sunday at Bert Sutcliffe Oval in Lincoln. Mehidy Hasan Miraz led the Bangladesh team while Jeet Raval was the captain of New Zeland XI. New Zealand XI won the toss and decided to bowl first. ... Read More »

1st Div Hockey: Bachelors SC beat Shishu Kishore 4-0

Dhaka – Bachelors Sporting Club managed a comfortable 4-0 goal victory over Shishu Kishore Sangha in the Green Delta Insurance First Division Hockey League at the Maulana Bhashani National Stadium here on Sunday. Naimur, Mozammil Haque, Khawja Taiyub Reza and Harvir Singh scored one goal each for Bachelors Club. In the day’s other match, PWD Sporting Club beat Combined SC ... Read More »

BCL Football: Farashganj off to good start beating Dhaka City 1-0

Dhaka – Farashganj Sporting Club made a good start in the Bangladesh Championship League (BCL) Football beating Dhaka City FC Limited by a solitary goal in the opening match at the Bir Shreshtho Shaheed Shipahi Mohammad Mustafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur on Sunday. Senior Vice-president of Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) Abdus Salam Murshedy, MP, inaugurated the league at a simple ... Read More »

HR action must lead to real changes in Bangladesh: UN

Dhaka, Feb 10 (UNB) – UN Resident Coordinator Mia Seppo on Sunday said human rights action must lead to real, tangible changes in the lives of people in Bangladesh.  “If we all work on it jointly in partnership, it can be done. Because that’s what human rights for all is all about: progress through action, impact and change,” she said. ... Read More »

Khaleda’s health condition deteriorates: BNP

Dhaka, Feb 10 (UNB) – BNP on Sunday alleged that its Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s health condition has deteriorated as the government is not ensuring proper treatment to her in jail. “Though Khaleda Zia’s health condition continues to deteriorate, she is not given treatment. She’s suffering from serious pains in her eyes while she’s unable to walk with her swollen legs. ... Read More »

Bangladesh Bank Heist: Court again seeks CID report

Dhaka, Feb 10 (UNB) – A court here on Sunday asked the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) again to submit its report by March 13 on a case filed over the incident of cyber heist of $101 million from Bangladesh Bank’s account in 2016. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Shadbir Yasir Ahsan Chowdhury passed the order after Md Raihan Uddin Khan, additional superintendent ... Read More »

Indian Air chief in capital

Dhaka, Feb 10 (UNB) – Indian Air chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa arrived here on Sunday evening on a five-day visit at the invitation of his Bangladesh counterpart Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat.  The IAF chief is accompanied by his spouse, Kamalpreet Dhanoa, and a two-member delegation.During his visit, he will pay a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and meet ... Read More »

Inclusive democracy must for inclusive growth: Rehman Sobhan

Dhaka, Feb 10 (UNB) – Chairman of the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) Prof Rehman Sobhan has observed that inclusive democracy is needed to achieve inclusive growth. “If you want inclusive growth, you’ve to have inclusive democracy in your process,” he said while addressing a seminar titled “Pursuing Inclusive Growth: Priorities for the New Government” at a city hotel on ... Read More »

Prepare master plan to save cultivable lands: PM

Dhaka, Feb 10 (UNB) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday asked the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development (LGRD) and Cooperatives to work out a master plan for every upazila for protecting cultivable lands and checking the unplanned construction of buildings, roads and houses on croplands. “We need to design a master plan for every upazila setting aside places ... Read More »

Illicit liquor intake kills 72 in India

New Delhi, Feb 10 (Xinhua/UNB) — The death toll due to consumption of illicit liquor in northern India has risen to 72, officials has said. According to officials, in Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh 36 deaths have taken place owing to the consumption of spurious alcohol. “As of now at the district hospital here 46 post-mortems were carried out and ... Read More »

Speech-impaired girl ‘raped’ in Satkhira

Satkhira, Feb 10 (UNB) – A speech-impaired girl was reportedly raped by the driver of Shyamnagar Upazila Nirbahi officer in the government quarter premises in upazila headquarters on Saturday. Police arrested driver Abdul Gaffar, 57, son of Gahar Gain of Badoghata village, after the victim’s mother filed a rape case with Shyamnagar Police Station. The victim, a student of Shyamnagar ... Read More »

Thailand puzzles over political surprises from royals

Bangkok, Feb 10 (AP/UNB) — A Thai political party swore loyalty to the king after its stunning decision to nominate the monarch’s sister as its candidate for prime minister backfired when the king called the move inappropriate and unconstitutional. The statement of fealty comes as the country ponders a whirlwind Friday in which Princess Ubolratana Mahidol broke with tradition proscribing ... Read More »

Poet Al Mahmud at ICU

Dhaka, Feb 10 (UNB) – Prominent poet Al Mahmud was admitted to Ibn Sina Hospital in the city’s Dhanmondi area on Saturday night. Al Mahmud has been kept at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) after being hospitalized under the supervision of Dr Abdul Hye due to illness, said Abid Azam, the poet’s family friend and his assistant. He has been ... Read More »

Dhaka, Kolkata civic bodies sign MoU for waste management

Dhaka, Feb 10 (UNB) – The Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) to exchange the best practices of the two cities. This agreement will enable the two civic bodies exchange technologies to providing better services to residents of Dhaka and Kolkata. DSCC Mayor Sayeed Khokon, along with a ... Read More »

Russian Arctic archipelago sounds alarm over polar bears

A Russian Arctic archipelago on Saturday declared an emergency situation over an “invasion” of dozens of aggressive polar bears that have entered homes and public buildings. Russia’s northeastern Novaya Zemlya archipelago, which has a population of around 3,000 people, has appealed for help to tackle “a mass invasion of polar bears into inhabited areas,” regional authorities said in a statement. ... Read More »

Bollywood superstars test taboos with hip-hop blockbuster

Two of Bollywood’s biggest stars have premiered “Gully Boy”, a still rare female-directed blockbuster that pokes at enduring taboos, at the Berlin film festival. Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt threw their sizeable industry clout behind the tale, unveiled Saturday, of a couple yearning to break out of their Mumbai slum and traditional Muslim families to realise their dreams. “It’s got ... Read More »

Uri crosses the Rs 200 crore mark at the box-office

The Surgical Strike is directed by debutant director Aditya Dhar. The film has been received phenomenally well at the box-office. Starring Vicky Kaushal and Yami Gautam, the film is a dramatised version of the surgical strikes conducted by the Indian Army in 2016. The film is in its fourth week currently and has now entered the Rs 200 crore club. ... Read More »

Olivia Colman’s queen tipped for Bafta success

Black historical comedy “The Favourite” in which actress Olivia Colman stars as Queen Anne is tipped for success Sunday at the British Bafta awards in London. With the pre-Oscar award season in full swing, the critically acclaimed costume comedy about a cantankerous queen and her scheming court will vie for a dozen honours. Colman is tipped for the leading actress ... Read More »

সীমান্তে পানি বন্টন আর নয়ঃ চাই নদীর অববাহিকা ব্যবস্থাপনা

মোস্তফা কামাল মজুমদার বাংলাদেশের পররাষ্ট্র মন্ত্রী আব্দুল মোমেন গতকাল ভারত সফরের সফলতা নিয়ে আয়োজিত এক সংবাদ সম্মেলনে তিস্তাসহ ৫৪টি অভিন্ন নদীর পানি ব্যবস্থাপনার ব্যাপারে পারস্পরিক সহযোগিতার আশ্বাসের কথা জানিয়েছেন। উক্ত সফরের সময় উভয় দেশের মধ্যে তিনটি সমঝোতা স্মারক স্বাক্ষরিত হয়। বাংলাদেশের একটা প্রধান নদী তিস্তা। ব্রহ্মপূত্র নদের অন্যতম প্রধান এই উপনদীর উৎপত্তি ভারত-চীন সিমান্তে হিমালয় পর্বতের সাত হাজার একশত আটাশ ... Read More »

Hindu Community celebrating Saraswati Puja on Sunday

Dhaka, Feb 10 – Saraswati Puja, wworshipping the goddess of knowledge, wisdom and culture and one of the main religious festivals of the Hindu community, is being celebrated across the country on Sunday amid much enthusiasm, festivity and religious fervor. The Puja is celebrated every year on the fifth day of the bright fortnight of the month of Magh, as ... Read More »

India to open Farakka for hilsa at spawning migration time

The Farakka Barrage on the Ganges

Dhaka, Feb 10 – India has redesigned a navigation lock at Farakka barrage over the Ganges to ensure smooth and safe migration of the hilsa during the three-month spawning season. It will ensure hilsas’ journey up to Allahabad down the Ganges from this monsoon after a gap of over 40 years, reports the Times of India. The lock had for ... Read More »

Bobby Hajjaj quits DNCC mayoral race

Dhaka, Feb 9 – Five mayoral contenders will contest the by-polls to Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) after Jatiya Ganotantrik Andolan candidate Bobby Hajjaj quit the electoral race. Hajjaj withdrew his candidature within the stipulated time that expired on Saturday, said Returning Officer Abul Kashem. The remaining candidates are – Awami League’s Atiqul Islam, Jatiya Party’s Shafin Ahmed, NPP’s Anisur ... Read More »

90 pc people in Dhaka victims of air pollution: Poba

Dhaka, Feb 9 – Green activists on Saturday voiced deep concern that around 90 percent dwellers in Dhaka city are affected by serious dust pollution and urged the authorities concerned to take effective steps to check it. Speaking at a human chain programme, they also said the intensity of dust pollution rises usually during winter due to road digging and ... Read More »

IBBL receives prize of Best Premier Pavilion at DITF

Dhaka, Feb 09 – Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited has received prize of best premier pavilion for installing eye-catching pavilion at Dhaka International Trade Fair 2019. Abu Reza Md. Yeahia, Deputy Managing Director of Islami Bank received the prize from Commerce Minister Tipu Munsi, MP on 9 February 2019 Saturday at DITF premise in its concluding session. Tofail Ahmed, MP, Chairman ... Read More »

Towards a common food policy for the EU

The International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food) has released a new report: “Towards A Common Food Policy for the EU”. The report maps out a single, time-bound vision for reforming European food systems, realigning the various sectoral policies that affect food production, processing, distribution, and consumption, and refocusing all actions on the transition to sustainability. This comprehensive ... Read More »

Alleged thief lynched in Noakhali

Noakhali, Feb 9 – A suspected thief was killed in a lynch mob-attack at Char Uria village in Sadar Upazila early Saturday. The identity of the deceased could not be known yet. Anwar Hossain, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station, said a gang of thieves swooped on the house of one Malek of the village around 3 am. Sensing presence of ... Read More »

৬ দফা দাবিতে আন্দোলনরত শিক্ষার্থীদের সাথে একাত্ম -ইশা ছাত্র আন্দোলন

বাংলাদেশের প্রাচীনতম শীর্ষস্থানীয় ও ঐতিহ্যবাহী শিক্ষা প্রতিষ্ঠান সরকারী কবি নজরুল কলেজ। এটি ছিল পূর্ববাংলার মুসলমানদের জন্য প্রথম সরকারী শিক্ষা প্রতিষ্ঠান। ইশা ছাত্র আন্দোলন-এর কেন্দ্রীয় সভাপতি শেখ ফজলুল করীম মারুফ, সহ-সভাপতি এম. হাছিবুল ইসলাম ও সেক্রেটারি জেনারেল মুহাম্মাদ মুস্তাকিম বিল্লাহ এক যৌথ বিবৃতিতে বলেন, ইংরেজ শাসনামল থেকে শিক্ষার আলো ছড়ানোর প্রাচীনতম এই শিক্ষা প্রতিষ্ঠানে নেই পর্যাপ্ত শিক্ষক ও ক্লাসরুম, নেই যানবাহন ... Read More »