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7 ways to say ‘I love you’ without the waste on VDay

From Danielle Nierenberg Greetings from Milan and happy Valentine’s Day! This week we are excited to spread some love, but we want to highlight the importance of being mindful of waste. Chocolates wrapped in plastic and waxed cardboard, greeting cards with additional plastic covering, and even jewelry with a dirty origin story are all gifts that we may like to ... Read More »

Batting is a big concern now, says Mashrafe

Dhaka – Tigers’ poor batting performance raised a fresh concern before the remaining games of the three-match ODI series against New Zealand, said Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza on Wednesday. “I think batting is a concern for us. We were struggling at the start of our innings and we have lost too many wickets. They bowled well but we lost ... Read More »

Ist Div Hockey: Dhaka United crush Mukta Bihanga 12-2;

Dhaka – Hockey Dhaka United earned a massive 12-2 goal victory over Mukta Bihanga Tarun Sangha in the Green Delta Insurance First Division Hockey League at the Maulana Bhashani National Stadium here on Wednesday. Vijender Singh struck four field goals, Sajib Hossain Sifat scored three goals from penalty conrers, Syed Al Mamun and Raju Ahmed Topu scored two field goals ... Read More »

Bd HC seeks list of loan defaulters, money launderers

Dhaka, Feb 13 (UNB) – The High Court on Wednesday asked the authorities concerned to prepare a list of loan defaulters and money launderers of the last 20 years and submit it to the court. The HC also issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain why order should not be given to form a powerful commission to identify ... Read More »

Thai party fighting for survival after gaffe with princess

Bangkok, Feb 13 (AP/UNB) — The Thai political party that took the unprecedented and ultimately unsuccessful step of nominating a member of the royal family as its candidate for prime minister was fighting for its political life Wednesday, while the princess herself appeared to criticize the fallout. The country’s Election Commission said Wednesday that it recommended the Thai Raksa Chart ... Read More »

Mildly cold weather more devastating than extreme temp

A study has revealed moderately cold temperatures (13.8 degree Celsius to roughly 30 degree Celsius) are responsible for a substantially greater number of deaths in comparison to extremely cold and hot temperatures in India, which struggles to shelter 1.8 million homeless people, amid temperature extremes. Holding that much less attention has been given to health effects of cold temperature ranges, researchers estimated cause-specific deaths due ... Read More »

Electricity connection to all Bd secondary schools ordered

Dhaka, Feb 13 (UNB) –The Ministry of Education has instructed the authorities concerned to supply electricity to all the secondary educational institutions (which don’t have electricity) across the country to facilitate ICT (Information and Communication Technology) education. The Secondary and Higher Education Department of the ministry issued a letter in this regard to the Director General of Secondary and Higher ... Read More »

Probe on Thakurgaon BGB firing instituted

Thakurgaon, Feb 13 (UNB) – The local administration has formed a seven-member probe committee to investigate Tuesday’s clash between villagers and members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) that left three people dead and several injured. The probe body, headed by Additional District Magistrate Shilabrata Karmakar, was formed on Tuesday night to investigate the incident, said Deputy Commissioner Dr AKM Kamruzzaman ... Read More »

PM Hasina goes on a week-long visit to Germany, UAE Thursday

Dhaka, Feb 13 (UNB) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s first overseas tour in her third consecutive term in office will further boost Bangladesh’s image abroad as she carries a big example of development, says Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Wednesday. “She has a big example of development in her pocket. I believe the entire international community will want ... Read More »

Elevated expressway to partially open next year: Quader

Dhaka, Feb 13 (UNB) – Parts of the Dhaka Elevated Expressway (airport to Moghbazar) will be opened after the second phase of the public–private partnership project finishes, Road Transport Minister Obaidul Quader said Wednesday. He said the first phase of the PPP project from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport to the Banani Railway Station will be completed by June this year. ... Read More »

BNP hails ‘PM’s retirement plan’

Dhaka, Feb 13 (UNB) – BNP on Wednesday said it is good news that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has planned to go on retirement, saying that people are waiting “for that day”. “Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday (Tuesday) said she has decided to retire from politics and spend the rest of her life at her ancestral village in Tungipara. I ... Read More »

12 Years Behind a Stove—Undocumented Immigrant in NY City

NEW YORK, Feb 12 2019 (IPS) – One chilly afternoon in November 2005, Hilarino came by Pedro’s house in Oaxaca, Mexico, driving a shiny red car. “Pedro!” he shouted, “We are leaving in March. There is a route North to the U.S. that passes along the sea.” Pedro was thrilled. “I saw him with that car and I thought ‘there’s money ... Read More »

Hasan Mahmud accuses Rizvi of showing disrespect to court

Dhaka, Feb 12 (UNB) – Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Tuesday claimed that BNP leader Ruhul Kabir Rizvi is showing disrespect to court by urging Prime Minister Sheikh Hsaina to take steps to release their chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail. “…the Prime Minister has no jurisdiction to release Khaleda Zia or any other prisoner. It’s court’s authority to release ... Read More »

Question paper error forces deferment of an SSC exam

Dhaka, Feb 12 (UNB) – Wednesday’s Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination has been rescheduled for March 2 as a portion of the question paper was mistakenly printed in that of Tuesday’s test for ICT subject. The test of Career Education will be held from 2pm on March 2 with a new question paper, Prof Ziaul Haque, Chief of Inter-Education Board ... Read More »

NASA to make final attempt to contact Mars Opportunity Rover

US space agency NASA will make one final attempt to contact its Opportunity Rover on Mars late Tuesday, eight months after it last made contact. The agency also said it would hold a briefing Wednesday, during which it will likely officially declare the end of the mission. Opportunity landed on Mars in 2004 and covered 28 miles (45 kilometers) on ... Read More »

Dutch scientists probing mystery of mass bird deaths

It was late on a stormy Saturday night when marine biologist Mardik Leopold’s phone rang at his home on the remote northern Dutch island of Texel. On the line was a coast-watch volunteer calling to tell him of reports of hundreds of dead guillemots washing up along the country’s shores. “The next morning, my phone rang red-hot from callers all ... Read More »

Amitabh, Taapsee in Badla trailer

The trailer of Badla starring Amitabh Bachchan and Taapse Pannu . That trailer opens with AB’s voice over, “Badla lena har baar sahi nahi hota, lekin maaf kar dena bhi har baar sahi nahi hota” (It’s not always right to take revenge but it’s also not right to always forgive). Here, Amitabh Bachchan plays a lawyer, who Taapsee hires for ... Read More »

Star Cineplex-3 to open in Mirpur

Culture Desk The popular Sony Cinema Hall of Mirpur will be the destination for the third Star Cineplex in Dhaka. For this reason a signing ceremony took place on February 11 at Star Cineplex of Bashundhara City Shopping Complex in the city between Mahboob Rahman Ruhel, Chairman of Star Cineplex and Mohammad Hossain of Sony Cinema Hall. Three halls with ... Read More »

Cute and empowering — Galentine’s Day takes off in US

For some people, facing the onslaught of Valentine’s Day flowers, candy and marketing can be overwhelming if you are single. For Riya Patel, it’s a reason to celebrate love — platonic love — even by long distance. Welcome to the American phenomenon of Galentine’s Day, feted on February 13th — a “holiday” gaining in popularity with each passing year, and ... Read More »

‘Bangladesh in Nuclear Club’ at Ekushey Book Fair

Engineer Md. Anwar Hossain, Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology unveiled the book titled “Bangladesh in Nuclear Club: Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant in the journey for development” written by himself at the Morok Unmochon Moncho of Ekushey Book Fair today, February 12, 2019. Mahbubul Hoq, Chairman, Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC), and Rabindranath Roy Chowdhury, Adviser, Nuclear Power Plant Company ... Read More »

বোরকা পরা ছাত্রীর প্রতি অশালীন মন্তব্যকারী প্রধান শিক্ষকের শাস্তি দাবি

বোরকা পরার অপরাধে চট্টগ্রাম পতেঙ্গার মাইজপাড়া মাহমুদুন্নবী চৌধুরী উচ্চ বিদ্যালয়ের প্রধান শিক্ষক এম এ কাশেম কর্তৃক ছাত্রী ও অভিভাবককে নাজেহাল করায় তীব্র নিন্দা ও প্রতিবাদ জানিয়েছেন ইসলামী আন্দোলন বাংলাদেশ-এর মহাসচিব প্রিন্সিপাল মাওলানা ইউনুছ আহমাদ। এক বিবৃতিতে তিনি বলেন, ৯৫ ভাগ মুসলমানের এদেশে মুসলমান মেয়েরা পর্দা বা বোরকা পরিধান করবে এটাই স্বাভাবিক। কিন্তু বোরকা পরার কারণে ছাত্রীকে ক্লাস থেকে বের করে ... Read More »

নারীর জন্যই গড়েছে তাজমহল, ভেংগেছে ট্রয়!

মোতাহারহোসেন ১৭৫৭ সালে পলাসীর আম্রকাননে একটি পাতানো যুদ্ধে বাংলার স্বাধীনতা সূর্য অস্তমিত হয়েছিল। কিশোর নবাব সিরাজের আপন বড় খালা ঘষেটি বেগমের ষড়যন্ত্র আর মীরজাফর, জগত সেটদের বিশ্বাসঘাতকতায় এ পরাজয়ের কালিমালিপ্ত ইতিহাস সকলেই জানে। আমরা অনেকে এও জানি যে এ পরাজয়ের বীজ বপন করা হয়েছিল এর থেকেও শতবর্ষ পূর্বে, ১৬শ শতাব্দীতে, মোগল সম্রাট শাহজাহান এর আমলে। মোগল সম্রাট শাহজাহান ভালবাসতেন তার ... Read More »

Niko case against Khaleda, next hearing Feb 20

Dhaka, Feb 12 – The Special Judge Court-9 of Dhaka court on Tuesday fixed February 20 as the next date for hearing in the Niko graft case filed against BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia and ten others. Judge Sheikh Hafizur Rahman of the special judge court passed the order after hearing the arguments of both sides. BNP leader Barrister Moudud ... Read More »

Bd High Court asks for guidelines on physicians’ practice

Dhaka, Feb 12 – The High Court on Tuesday asked the government to form an independent commission to formulate a guideline for the physicians to conduct their private practices. Responding to a writ petition filed by five Supreme Court lawyers, a High Court bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahsan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader came up with the order on ... Read More »