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6th round BPL Football begins Tuesday

Dhaka – The 6th round of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football begins on Tuesday at two separate venues across the country. Defending champions Dhaka Abahani Limited will play Arambagh Krira Shangha at 3pm at the Rofiq Uddin Bhuiyan Stadium in Mymensingh while Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club will face Brothers Union Club at 4pm at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here. ... Read More »

1st Div Hockey: Pabon scores 5 as Dilkusha crush Shantinagar 14-0

Dhaka – Dilkusha Sporting Club earned a massive 14-0 goal victory over Shantinagar Club in the Green Delta Insurance First Division Hockey League at the Maulana Bhashani National Stadium here on Monday. Dilkusha SC also managed a comfortable 6-0 goals victory against Mukta Bihanga Tarun Sangha in their last match on Saturday. In the day’s match, Pabon Malik struck five ... Read More »

BCL Football: Wari Club manage 1-0 win over Victoria SC

Dhaka – Old Horse Wari Club managed a 1-0 goal victory against Victoria Sporting Club in the Bangladesh Championship League (BCL) Football at the Bir Shreshtho Shaheed Shipahi Mohammad Mustafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur here on Monday. Nokrek scored the match decider for Wari Club in the 39th minute.The day’s other match between Fakirerpool Youngmen’s Club and Swadhinata Krira Sangha ... Read More »

Young man narrates how TV show coexed him to kill in-law

Chattogram, Feb 11 (UNB) – A 22-year-old man, who killed his sister-in-law for refusing to give him money, confessed to investigators that he planned the murder watching Indian television series ‘Crime Patrol’ that narrates real-life stories of kidnappings and homicides. Limon’s sister-in-law Hasina Begum, 32, a garment worker, was found dead on February 8 at her rented house at Kalihat. ... Read More »

PM to open Karnaphuli Tunnel boring work Feb 24

Dhaka, Feb 11 (UNB) – Boring work on the Karnaphuli Tunnel will begin on February 24 next, said Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Monday. “Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the excavation work of the Karnaphuli Tunnel by starting the tunnel boring machine on February 24,” he said. The minister was talking to reporters after attending a ... Read More »

1403 titles hit book fair in ten days

Dhaka, Feb 11 (UNB)- As many as 1,403 books have been published in the first 10 days of the ongoing Ekushey Book Fair. The number was 1,363 during the same period last year. With Monday’s publications, the total number of new titles is now 1,531. Publishers said poetry books are dominating the fair but their sales are not buoyant. Some ... Read More »

Saraswati idol vandalised in Narayanganj: 4 arrested

Narayanganj, Feb 11 (UNB) – Four youths were arrested on Monday for vandalising an idol of Hindu goddess Saraswati at Tingao village of Bandar Upazila. Police identified the youths as Sujon, 22, son of Abdul Karim Mia; Shafikul Islam, 25, son of Nur Mohammad; Hridoy, 22, son of Shahid Mia; and Shahin, 23, son of Ayub Mia. Bandar Police Station’s ... Read More »

5-year-old girl ‘gang-raped’ by teenagers in Panchagarh

Panchagarh, Feb 11 (UNB) – A 13-year-old boy was detained on Monday following the alleged gang rape of a five-year-old girl in Hakimpur Jendapara village in Debiganj Upazila. The accused is a resident of Jendapara village. Debiganj Police Station’s in-charge Robiul Hasan said they detained the boy from the village in the afternoon. Family members of the victim said two ... Read More »

Hajj to cost minimum Tk 344 thousand this year

Dhaka, Feb 11 (UNB) – The cabinet on Monday approved the draft Hajj Package, 2019, fixing the minimum cost for a pilgrim at Tk 3,44,000, up by Tk 24,645 from the previous year under package- 2 of the government management. Pilgrims have to pay Tk 4, 18,500 to avail package-1 under the government management, he said. Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul ... Read More »

BNP wants credible Ducsu polls: Nazrul

Dhaka, Feb 10 (UNB) – BNP on Monday said it does not want the elections to Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (Ducsu) to be held the way the national and local body ones were held. “We don’t want the Ducsu elections to be held like the national and local body polls. It’s a big challenge (for Dhaka University authorities),” said ... Read More »

Rajshahi Zilla Parishad distributes Tk 6.80 lakh to uplift projects

Rajshahi Correspondent Rajshahi Zilla Parishad distributed cheques worth around Tk 6.80 lakh to various development projects here today. The parishad distributed cheques for the financial support and for infrastructure development purposes of various educational institutions, mosques, temple and eidgah of 2017-18 fiscal under the Annual Development Programme (ADP). Zila Parishad Chairman Muhammad Ali Sarker attended the cheques distribution ceremony as ... Read More »

Fury at HIV data leak in conservative Singapore

Rico has lived with HIV for almost a decade, confiding in only a small number of people in socially conservative Singapore, fearful of the reaction. Last month, he got a phone call saying information about his condition had been published online. Rico was one of 14,200 people whose HIV status, name and address were dumped on the internet by an ... Read More »

Emergency declared in Novaya Zemlya archipelago

The Novaya Zemlya archipelago, located in the Arctic Ocean in the northern Russian Arkhangelsk region, has declared a state of emergency after dozens of polar bears ‘invaded’ human settlements. The Archangelsk governor and regional government said in a press release. “The decision to declare an emergency situation on the territory of Novaya Zemlya from February 9 was taken at a ... Read More »

Aishwarya turned down ‘Troy’!

If there is one star from the Indian Film Industry who has managed to make a mark in Hollywood as well, it is Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. The global star has always managed to pick up projects in Bollywood and Hollywood that went on to do great business. Many of her Hollywood films like ‘The Mistress of Spices’, ‘Provoked’, ‘The Last ... Read More »

Ekushey book fair gains momentum

Culture Desk Amar Ekushey Book Fair wore a festive look today as thousands of enthusiastic book lovers turned the venue of the month-long event into an animated occasion . Hundreds of children crowded the Sishu Prahar, adding joyful cheers and festivity to the fair. Bangla Academy has organised ‘Shishu Chattar’ this year where children along with guardians enjoy ‘Shishu Prahar ... Read More »

Dhaka University student-union elections March 11

Dhaka, Feb 11 – The elections to Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (Ducsu) and its hall unions for 25 posts will be held on March 11. Chief Returning Officer Prof Mahfuzur Rahman announced the schedule of the election at 10:40 am at Nawab Nabab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban on Monday. The voting will continue from 8 am to 2pm inside ... Read More »

Crucifying Julian Assange

By Chris Hedges What is happening to Assange should terrify the press. And yet his plight is met with indifference and sneering contempt. Julian Assange’s sanctuary in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London has been transformed into a little shop of horrors. He has been largely cut off from communicating with the outside world for the last seven months. His Ecuadorian ... Read More »

5 BCL, Jubo League men killed in Khulna road crash

Khulna, Feb 11 – Five leaders and activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League and Juba League were killed in a collision between a truck and a private car on Rupsha bridge bypass road at Harintala in the city on Sunday night. The deceased were identified as Mahbub Hasan Babu, organizing secretary, Walid Mahmud Utsob, deputy secretary, Saju Ahmed, assistant secretary, activist ... Read More »

Dhaka needs another push to eliminate leprosy: WHO envoy

Dhaka, Feb 11 (UNB) – Though Bangladesh has already achieved the leprosy elimination target, WHO Goodwill Ambassador Yohei Sasakawa thinks the country needs a further push with an all-out comprehensive approach to totally eliminate the world’s oldest disease from here. He said WHO and Nippon Foundation, a Japan-based non-profit private foundation, are going to help Bangladesh take an effective action ... Read More »

Lady Gaga wins 3 Grammys, Michelle Obama makes appearance

Los Angeles, Feb 11 (AP/UNB) — The Grammy Awards kicked off Sunday with a group of powerful women, including Michelle Obama and Lady Gaga, describing the role of music in their lives — a display that came a year after female voices were somewhat muted at the 2018 ceremony. “Music has always helped me tell my story,” Obama said at ... Read More »

Nantes fans say final goodbye to Sala on day of mourning

Paris, Feb 11 (AP/UNB) — On a day of mourning for Emiliano Sala, Nantes players walked onto the field dressed all in black with Sala’s name on their backs as the crowd chanted for him over and over again. “La la la la la la la la, Em-il-ia-no,” fans sang, before breaking out in a minute’s applause. This was observed ... Read More »

Life tax exemption for women with 4 or more kids in Hungary

Hungary, Feb 11 (AP/UNB) — Hungary’s government is greatly increasing financial aid and subsidies for families with several children, the country’s prime minister said Sunday. The measures announced by Viktor Orban during his “state of the nation” speech are meant to encourage women to have more children and reverse Hungary’s population decline. The benefits include a lifetime personal income-tax exemption ... Read More »

Eden College Ex-principal found dead in city house

Dhaka, Feb 10 (UNB) – Mahfuza Chowdhury Parvin, former principal of Eden Mohila College, was found dead at her residence in the city’s Elephant Road area on Sunday. Police recovered the body from her apartment at Sukanya Tower at night, said Deputy Commissioner (Ramna) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police Md Maruf Hossain Sorder. He said there were three domestic helps at ... Read More »

Highest mobile malware infections in Bangladesh?

Dhaka, Feb 10 (UNB) – Bangladesh is on top of the countries having the risk of mobile malware infections with 35.91 percent of users being affected, according to a study. The study conducted by US-based Comparitech on 60 countries, however, ranked Bangladesh 6th in overall cybersecurity rankings (from the worst to the best) with a total score of 47.21. According ... Read More »

US shutdown talks stall ahead of deadline

Talks between congressional Republicans and Democrats aimed at averting another US government shutdown have broken down without agreement. The negotiators were hoping for a deal by Monday to give Congress time to pass legislation by Friday, when last month’s federal funding deal runs out. The disagreement centres on President Donald Trump’s insistence on a bill that funds a US-Mexico border ... Read More »

Bd NGOs Network for Radio, Com in UN SDG Media Compact

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) is among more than 39 media organizations from across the world that have come together to form a Global SDG Media Compact aimed at advancing awareness of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). United Nations the SDG Media Compact aimed to scale up engagement on the Goals as a founding SDG Media ... Read More »

Saraswati Puja celebrated on RU campus

Rajshahi, Feb 10 – Saraswati Puja, the festival for worshiping Devi Saraswati, the Goddess of literature and culture of the Hindu community, was observed at Rajshahi University (RU) campus through socio-religious festivals and rituals on Sunday. Saraswati who is the goddess of wisdom, knowledge, learning, speak, music and also the symbol of justice and beauty. The Puja is celebrated every ... Read More »

AL announces 122 Upazila chairman candidates

Dhaka, Feb 10 – The ruling Awami League on Monday announced names of its 122 chairman candidates to contest the upcoming second phase of Upazila Parishad (UZ) elections scheduled to be held on March 18. Elections to 129 Upazila Parishads will be held in the second phase. AL general secretary, Obaidul Quader, announced the names of party candidates at a ... Read More »

Dhaka wants safe zone in Rakhine for Rohingya repatriation

Dhaka, Feb 10 – Bangladesh has urged the world leaders to make an arrangement of safe zone in Rakhine state of Myanmar for the repatriation of the displaced Rohingya people as soon as possible. Foreign minister AK Abdul Momen yesterday made the call to the world leaders to expedite the process of the repatriation of the Rohingya. He further said ... Read More »