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Pace of Bering Sea changes startles scientists

Anchorage, Apr 14 (AP/UNB) — The Yupik Eskimo village of Kotlik on Alaska’s northwest coast relies on a cold, hard blanket of sea ice to protect homes from vicious winter Bering Sea storms. Frigid north winds blow down from the Arctic Ocean, freeze saltwater and push sea ice south. The ice normally prevents waves from forming and locks onto beaches, ... Read More »

Shooting at Australia nightclub leaves 1 dead, 1 critical

Melbourne, Apr 14 (AP/UNB) — A drive-by shooting outside a popular Melbourne nightclub in Australia early Sunday left one man dead, another critically wounded and two others injured, police said. Police said shots were fired from a car into a crowd standing outside the two-story Love Machine club, hitting three security guards at the nightclub and one patron. Police appealed ... Read More »

Man ‘close’ to Wikileaks co-founder arrested in Ecuador

A man with close ties to Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange has been arrested while trying to leave Ecuador, the country’s interior ministry says. Interior Minister María Paula Romo did not name the man but said he had been arrested for “investigative purposes”. An unnamed government official told the Associated Press that the man is Ola Bini, a Swedish software developer. ... Read More »

Missing Swecchasebok League leader found dead in Savar

Savar, Apr 14 (UNB) –The body of a local Swecchasebok League leader was recovered from the Dhaleshwari river in Panpara area here on Sunday morning three days after he had gone missing. The deceased was identified as Humayun Kabir Sarker, 40, son of Golam Mostafa, and vice-president of Tetuljhora union Swecchasebok League. Liton Ahmed, station officer of Savar Fire Service ... Read More »

BNP complains of evil efforts’ to protect Nusrat’s killers

Dhaka, Apr 13 – BNP on Saturday alleged that ‘evil efforts’ are on to protect the real killers of Feni madrasa student Nusrat Jahan Rafi. “Though some killers in the Nusrat murder case have been arrested, people have strong doubt whether the real killers will get arrested. They have also doubt whether the investigation into the case is lost in ... Read More »

Impact of high debt levels on LDCs ‘can’t be overstated’: UN

The impact of high levels of debt on development efforts “cannot be overstated”, the head of the United Nations Development Fund (UNDP) told a Ministerial Breakfast Meeting on least development countries (LDCs) on Saturday. “While debt financing remains an important source for achieving positive development outcomes in LDCs, the recent trends are a cause for concern” UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner ... Read More »

Pahela Baishakh being celebrated across Bangladesh Sunday

Dhaka, Apr 14 – Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bangla calendar, is being celebrated across Bangladesh on Sunday amid traditional festivities and enthusiasm. The festivities began at dawn with the artistes from Chhayanaut welcoming the day with Tagore’s famous song ‘Esho hey Baishakh, esho, esho (come O Baishakh, come)’ under the banyan tree at the Ramna Park. True to ... Read More »

Charghat Genocide Day observed with solemnity

People of Charghat observed Genocide Day here yesterday remembering a mass killing by Pakistani army in Thanapara area under Charghat Upazila in the district on 13 April in 1971. Local freedom fighters and cultural activists joined a Milad Mahfil arranged in Charghat. In the morning, they prayed for the martyrs beside multitude grave at near bank of Padma River behind ... Read More »

Anjan Dutt to perform in Dhaka

Culture Desk Widely popular singer, actor and director in Bangladesh and India, Anjan Dutt is going to bring his recent theatre production ‘Salesman-er Shongshar’ in Dhaka in July. A production of Anjan Dutt Productions, the play will be staged on July 9. Salesman-er Shongshar, an adaptation of Arthur Miller’s famous play ‘Death of a Salesman’, is adapted and directed by ... Read More »

SAARC Film Festival ’19 held in Sri Lanka

Culture Desk SAARC Cultural Centre will be holding the SAARC Film Festival for the 9th consecutive year in 2019 in Sri Lanka. The SAARC Film Festival has built a reputation as being a very important platform and focal point for the promotion, celebration and enjoyment of some of the best films from the SAARC Region. A reputed panel of international ... Read More »

Nurturing Bengali culture to revive social values stressed

Cultural personalities at a discussion yesterday stressed on inspiring young generations in nurturing rich Bengali culture and heritage to revive glorious social values of the nation for building a peaceful society. The tri-monthly literary magazine ‘Mouchak’ organised the discussion followed by a cultural function on the Independence Memorial premises inside ‘Surobhi Uddyan’ here to celebrate ‘Chaitra Sangkranti’, the last day ... Read More »