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Premier Football: Saif SC beat NoFeL SC 1-0

Dhaka- Saif Sporting Club earned sixth win in 10 matches of Bangladesh Premier Division Football League beating lowly NoFeL Sporting Club by a solitary goal at the Rofiq Uddin Bhuiyan Stadium in Mymensingh on Saturday. Korean forward Seungil Park scored the match-winner for in the 12th minute. With the day’s feat, Saif SC remained at fourth position in the league ... Read More »

Premier Cricket: Big guns lock horns Sunday

Dhaka – Two big guns and table toppers — holder Abahani Limited and Legends of Rupganj — will lock horns in a vital match of the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League on Sunday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur. Both of the teams won eight of their first nine encounters. But Abahani are at the top slot in the ... Read More »

3 suspected Rohingya robbers killed in Cox’s Bazar gunfight

Cox’s Bazar, Apr 6 – Three suspected Rohingya robbers were killed in a ‘gunfight’ with police in Habiber Ghona hilly area in Teknaf Upazila early Saturday. The deceased were identified as Nur Alam, 23, Mohammad Jubayer, 20 and Hamid Ullah, 21, residents of ‘A-block’ of Nayapara Rohingya camp at Hneela union. Pradip Kumar Das, officer-in-charge of Teknaf Police Station, said ... Read More »

Dire future etched in the past: CO2 at 3-million year-old levels

Planet-warming carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere — at its highest level in three million years — is poised to lock in dramatic temperature and sea level rises over a timescale of centuries, scientists warned this week. The last time that CO2 hit 400 parts per million (ppm) Greenland was ice free and trees grew at the edge of Antactica. It ... Read More »

NESCO to implement Tk 1091-cr mega project in Rajshahi division

Northern Electric Supply Company (NESCO) Limited is going to implement a mega project aims at enhancing the power production capacity to meet the growing demand of power in the region. Besides attaining the ultimate goal of creating regional balance in power production. Project Director (PD) Mokhlesur Rahman here told BSS that the four and half year project titled “Rajshahi Division ... Read More »

Madhuri’s dance track in Kalank in news

Dharma Productions’ upcoming film Kalank has been in the news since its inception. The film stars Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sonakshi Sinha, Madhuri Dixit Nene and Sanjay Dutt in pivotal parts and is directed by Abhishek Varman. The film’s trailer was released a couple of days back and it has just doubled the buzz around the film. ... Read More »

Aishwarya to play grey character

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was last seen in the film Fanney Khan. Though the film did not do too well at the box-office, the audience loved Aishwarya’s look and role in the film. She has been in the industry long enough now but still even today it is said that no one can compete with the kind of beauty that she ... Read More »

Salman Khan to launch his niece Alizeh

Speculation about Alizeh, Salman Khan’s niece’s Bollywood debut has been rife for a long time now. Some said she was going to star in Dabangg 3 but parents, Alvira and Atul Agnihotri were quick to deny the reports saying that their girl is in no hurry to become an actress. However, according to the latest reports, Salman Khan is currently ... Read More »

China says lightning caused forest fire that killed 31

Beijing, Apr 6 (AP/UNB) — Lighting sparked a forest fire in mountainous western China last month that killed 27 firefighters and four local helpers in one of the country’s deadliest days for first responders, investigators said. Acting on accounts of eyewitnesses in Sichuan province’s Muli county, investigators located an 18-meter (59-foot) pine tree split by lightning that they identified as ... Read More »

Boeing cutting production rate of troubled 737 Max jet

Washington, Apr 6 (AP/UNB) -Boeing will cut production of its troubled 737 Max airliner this month, underscoring the growing financial risk it faces the longer that its best-selling plane remains grounded after two deadly crashes. The company said Friday that starting in mid-April it will cut production of the plane to 42 from 52 planes per month so it can ... Read More »

313 more courts, 346 new magistrates to reduce BD case-jam

Dhaka, Apr 5 – The BD government has planned to set up 313 more courts across the country and appoint 346 judicial magistrates, aiming to reduce the plight of justice-seekers and ease the pressure of mounting cases, official sources said. They said a process is underway to set up seven cyber tribunals, 122 additional district and session judges courts, 159 ... Read More »

Growing ethnic, religious intolerance threat to Asean peace?

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Apr 5 2019 (IPS) – When the one-year anniversary of Malaysia’s historic presidential election outcome rolls around in early May, the wave of euphoria that followed it will be all but a wistful memory. The surprise outcome that ended 61 years of interrupted rule by the Barisan Nasional coalition party, brought with it fresh hope that winning Pakatan ... Read More »

China Republic still UN Security Council permanent member?

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 5 2019 (IPS) – The Republic of China (Taiwan) withdrew from the United Nations in protest when it was ousted from its highly-prized permanent seat in the UN Security Council (UNSC) about 48 years ago. But according to the UN charter, it still remains one of the five permanent members of the most powerful body in the Organisation—perhaps ... Read More »

Resolve Rohingya crisis respecting int’l laws: Swiss envoy

Dhaka, Apr 6 (UNB) – Switzerland has reiterated that all efforts towards resolving the Rohingya crisis must be guided by respect for obligations under international laws, particularly human rights law.  The country has also called for full implementation of the recommendations stipulated in the final report of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State to resolve the Rohingya crisis. “Switzerland together ... Read More »

Builders, users of buildings must ensure fire safety: Hasina

Dhaka, Apr 5 (UNB)— The people who construct buildings and use them should ensure that there are no incidents of fire, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said Friday. She said whenever a fire breaks out, it is the fire service’s responsibility to extinguish the flames. “But those who construct buildings, live in them and use them are responsible for ensuring that ... Read More »

Bus overturns killing 5 in northern BD district of Gaibandha

Gaibandha, Apr 6 (UNB) – At least five bus people were killed and 15 others  injured as a bus overturned on Dhaka-Rangpur highway in Jummar Ghar area in Gobindaganj upazila early Saturday. Three of the deceased were identified as Riaz Uddin, hailing from Mithapukur in Rangpur, Mahabul Islam, hailing from Patgram in Lalmonirhat and Sunil Kumar, hailing from Tangail. Akeruzzaman, ... Read More »

David Malpass 13th President of World Bank Group

Washington, April 5 – The Executive Directors of the World Bank today unanimously selected David R. Malpass as President of the World Bank Group for a five-year term beginning on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. The Board expressed its deep gratitude to Interim President Kristalina Georgieva for her dedication and leadership in recent months. The Executive Directors followed the selection process ... Read More »