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Oikya Front leaders hold meeting with 3 foreign envoys

Dhaka, Feb 25 – Jatiya Oikyafront convener Dr Kamal Hossain and some BNP leaders on Monday had a meeting with the envoys of three countries, including the USA, over ‘Bangladesh’s latest political and human rights situation’. The one-and-a-half hour meeting that began around 11am was held at BNP standing committee member Dr Abdul Moyeen Khan’s Gulshan residence, BNP chairperson’s media ... Read More »

Chawkbazar fire not accident; someone responsibile: HC

Dhaka, Feb 25 (UNB) – Observing that the Chawkbazar inferno that claimed the lives of 67 people is not an accident, the High Court on Monday said someone must take the responsibility for it. It also said the fire incident would have not happened had the 17-point recommendation placed by the probe panel formed by the Home Ministry after the ... Read More »

Sheikh Jamal start with a stunning win over Khelaghar

Dhaka – Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club registered an 11-run over Khelaghar Samaj Kallyan Samity on Monday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket in Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League (DPDCL) T20. Sheikh Jamal posted 169 runs while batting first and Khelaghar tumbled for 158 in 20 overs to concede the defeat at the start of the league. Khelaghar won the toss in the ... Read More »

Premier Cricket: BKSP stun Prime Doleshwar

Dhaka – Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan (BKSP) stunned Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club by two runs in super over in the Dhaka Premier Division T20 Cricket League at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah. Prime Doleshwar won the toss and chose to bat first. They lost two wickets in five runs. Their struggle in the middle continued as they ... Read More »

Bangladesh U-16 women booters make practice in Myanmar

Dhaka – Bangladesh U-16 Women’s Football team, now in Myanmar, to compete in the Qualifying Round-2 of the AFC U-16 Women’s Championships, made their official training session at the match venue — Mandalar Thiri Stadium – on Monday afternoon ahead of their first match against the Philippines on Wednesday. The Group B match venue of the AFC U-16 Women’s Championship ... Read More »

2 physicians among three killed in Khulna road crash

Khulna, Feb 25 (UNB) – Three people, including two physicians, were killed when a bus hit a private car on Khulna-Jashore road in Phultola Upazila on Monday. The deceased were identified as Shahadat Hossain, 62, a retired physician of Phultala Upazila Health Complex, and Moazzem, 60, retired physician of Khulna Medical College Hospital, and private car driver Jahangir Hossain, 40. ... Read More »

Those behind Pilkhana carnage not identified yet: BNP

Dhaka, Feb 25 (UNB) – BNP on Monday alleged that those who were behind Pilkhana carnage have not yet been identified as the report of investigation carried out by army into the incident was not made public. “No complete report of any of the investigations into the BDR carnage has so far been made public, especially the report of army’s ... Read More »

Ex-ministers Amu, Dilip verbal duel on chemical warehouse

Dhaka, Feb 25 (UNB) – Criticizing his predecessor Dilip Barua, former Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu on Monday said he demonstrated his ‘stupidity’ by questioning his sincerity about the relocation of chemical warehouses from Old Dhaka. He came up with the comment while briefing reporters at his residence in the city’s Eskaton area. Amu said the government is not embarrassed ... Read More »

BMW fined for diesel software error

Germany, Feb 25(AP/UNB) — Germany prosecutors have fined automaker BMW 8.5 million euros ($9.66 million) for lax oversight in installing defective engine software that led to excessive diesel emissions in 7,965 cars. The prosecutors said Monday they found no evidence that the Munich-based carmaker committed fraud but faulted the company for what it called insufficient quality control. BMW said it ... Read More »

Stranded Biman passengers leave for Dubai

Chattogram, Feb 25 (UNB) – Passengers of the Biman Bangladesh Airlines plane which made an emergency landing at Hazrat Shah Amanat International Airport following a ‘hijack bid’, left for Dubai in the afternoon. Shah Amanat International Airport Manager Wing Commander Sarwar-e-Zaman said the passengers of BG-147 flight left on a flight around 1:30pm on Monday. On Sunday, members of joint ... Read More »

HC rejects plea to stay Ducsu polls schedule

Dhaka, Feb 25 (UNB) – The High Court on Monday rejected a writ petition to stay the Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (Ducsu) election schedule. Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal’s Dhaka University unit leader Fahmida Mazid moved the court on Sunday. She also challenged the authorities’ decision to exclude her from the voter list. Justice Syed Refaat Ahmed and Justice Md Iqbal ... Read More »

Slain ‘Biman hijacker’ a listed criminal, says Rab

Dhaka, Feb 25 (UNB) –The man who was killed in a combing operation during his alleged bid to hijack a Biman Bangladesh Airlines aircraft is a listed criminal, said Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) on Monday.The fingerprint of the ‘hijacker’ got matched with that of the listed criminal, said Rab after analysing their criminal database.As per the Rab database, the man ... Read More »

10th anniversary of BDR carnage Monday

Dhaka, Feb 25 (UNB) – The 10th anniversary of the atrocious carnage at Pilkhana BDR Headquarters in the capital is being observed on Monday. A total of 74 people, including 57 army officers, were killed in the carnage beginning on this day in 2009. Marking the day, the BGB will organize Quran Khwani, doa and milad mahfil at all regions, ... Read More »

One-day state mourning Monday

Dhaka, Feb 25(UNB) –The nation is observing a one-day state mourning in memory of the Chawkbazar fire victims. The Cabinet Division issued a notification on Sunday in this regard. The state mourning is being observed to seek eternal peace of the departed souls of those killed in the fire incident and convey sympathy to the bereaved family members. All government, ... Read More »

Nightmare result of US-NKorea talks: Bad deal, little change

Hanoi, Feb 25 (AP/UNB) — The nightmare scenario heading into the second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un isn’t so much “fire and fury” and millions dead. Rather, some experts fear the meeting could result in an ill-considered deal that allows North Korea to get everything it wants while giving up very little, even ... Read More »

In an upset, ‘Green Book’ wins best picture at Oscars

Los Angeles, Feb 25 (AP/UNB) — The segregation-era road-trip drama “Green Book” was crowned best picture at the Academy Awards, handing Hollywood’s top award to a film seen as a feel-good throwback to some but ridiculed as an outdated inversion of “Driving Miss Daisy” by others. In a year where Hollywood could have made history by bestowing best-picture on Netflix ... Read More »

Olivia Colman wins surprise best-actress Oscar

Los Angeles, Feb 25 (AP/UNB) — Turns out Olivia Colman, not Glenn Close, was “The Favorite” at the Oscars. The British actress was a surprise winner as best actress on Sunday night for her role as Queen Anne in “The Favorite.” She beat out Close, who arrived at the Dolby Theatre as the heavy favorite to win her first Oscar ... Read More »

Rami Malek wins best actor Oscar for ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Los Angeles, Feb 25 (AP/UNB) — Rami Malek had difficult moments making “Bohemian Rhapsody,” but he has an Oscar to show for it. Malek, receiving the best actor trophy Sunday for his portrayal of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, called it a “monumental moment.” He thanked members of the band in attendance. “I may not have been the obvious choice, but ... Read More »

Japan probe Hayabusa2 makes asteroid landing

A Japanese probe sent to examine an asteroid 300 million kilometres from the Earth for clues about the origin of life and the solar system landed successfully. Data from the probe, Hayabusa2, showed changes in speed and direction, indicating it had touched down on the asteroid and was blasting back to its orbiting position, according to officials from the Japan ... Read More »

Flower Fair begins in Rajshahi

A three-day ‘Flower Fair-2019’ began on Rajshahi College campus in the city on Saturday. Rajshahi College Nature Conservation Club (RCNCC) of the Department of Botany organized the fair. Students and volunteers have set up more than eight stalls displaying more than 40 species of flowers and blossoms. The fragrance of different types of roses, marigolds, gerberas, orchids, lilies, tulips, daffodils, ... Read More »

Ranveer Singh to have stake profits in future projects

In the past one year, if there is any actor who has consistently managed to earn critical acclaim along with the audiences’ approval it has to be Ranveer Singh. The actor started last year on a high by delivering an impressive performance as Alauddin Khilji in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat and was later seen in the commercial action drama Simmba, ... Read More »

Rami Malek wins best actor Oscar for ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Rami Malek on Sunday took home the best actor Oscar. He got it for his wildly popular portrayal of late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in “Bohemian Rhapsody,” about the iconic Britishband’s rise to fame. He bested a crowded field: the other favorite, Christian Bale (“Vice”); Bradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born”); Willem Dafoe (“At Eternity’s Gate”) and Viggo Mortensen (“Green ... Read More »

Oscar winners in main categories

Here are the winners in key categories at the 91st Academy Awards, which were handed out on Sunday in Hollywood. “Green Book” took home the best picture Oscar, while Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” won for best director, best foreign film and best cinematography. Top acting honors were shared among four different films. Best picture: “Green Book” Best director: Alfonso Cuaron, “Roma” ... Read More »

Nightmare result of Trump-Kim talks: Bad deal, little change

Hanoi, Feb 25 (AP/UNB) — The nightmare scenario heading into the second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un isn’t so much “fire and fury” and millions dead. Rather, some experts fear the meeting could result in an ill-considered deal that allows North Korea to get everything it wants while giving up very little, even ... Read More »

Sheriff: 2 bodies recovered from Texas plane crash site

Anahuac, Feb 25 (AP/UNB) — A southeast Texas sheriff said Sunday that two bodies have been recovered at the site where a Boeing 767 cargo plane crashed into a coastal bay. All three people aboard the Flight 3591 died, according to the plane’s owner. Crews continued to search for the third body at Trinity Bay, about 35 miles (55 kilometers) ... Read More »

Suspected drug trader killed in Joypurhat ‘gunfight’

Joypurhat, Feb 25 – A suspected drug trader was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with the members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) at Taushara in Khetlal Upazila early Monday. The deceased was identified as Tofazzal Hossain alias Wazed, 37, son of late Wadud Sarker, a resident of Uttar Maheshpur Sarkar Para village. He was accused in 12/13 drug cases. Assistant superintendent ... Read More »

Bahrain contractor’s move to stop migrant worker suicides

karim.gfbtu@gmail.com via list.jca.apc.org A Bahraini employer has taken the lead in initiating programmes to help workers lead a stress-free life in the wake of a rising number of expat suicides. Waheed Al Ansari, owner of Areena Contracting that employs 1,000 people, mainly expatriates, has joined hands with the Bangladesh Embassy to conduct the first set of stress management and mind ... Read More »

RU Muktijoddha Santan Command protests ‘attack’

Rajshahi, Feb 24 – Protesting the attack by police on Muktijoddha Sangsad Santan Command, an organization of the children of freedom fighters in Dhaka its Rajshahi University unit has observed sit-in strike programme and protesting rally on the campus on Sunday. They observed the programs in front of the university central library at 11.00am to 01.pm on the day. Monir ... Read More »

অগ্নিকান্ডে ক্ষতিগ্রস্তদের পাশে দাড়াবে ইসলামী আন্দোলন

ভয়াবহ অগ্নিকান্ডে চকবাজার চুড়িহাট্টা ক্ষতিগ্রস্ত এলাকা পরিদর্শন করেছে ইসলামী আন্দোলন বাংলাদেশ-এর আমীর পীর সাহেব চরমোনাই’র পক্ষে থেকে ইসলামী আন্দোলন বাংলাদেশের মহাসচিব এর নেতৃত্বে একটি প্রতিনিধি দল। এ সময় তারা ঘটনাস্থল পরিদর্শন করেন, নিহত ও আহত ব্যক্তিদের আত্মীয়-স্বজনের সাথে কথা বলেন। নিহতদের মাগফিরাত কামনা এবং আহতদের সুস্থতা ও ক্ষতিগ্রস্থদের জন্য দোয়া করেন। রবিবার দুপুর ১২টায় ইসলামী আন্দোলন বাংলাদেশ-এর মহাসচিব অধ্যক্ষ মাওলানা ... Read More »

Condolence motion in Parliament for Chawkbazar fire victims

Dhaka, Feb 24 – The Jatiya Sangsad on Sunday adopted a condolence motion unanimously over Wednesday’s tragic fire incident at Churihatta in Chawkbazar in the city that left at least 67 people killed seeking peace of the departed souls of the deceased. Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury placed the condolence motion over the incident that left at least 67 people ... Read More »