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নৈতিক অবক্ষয় থেকে সকলকে ইসলামে ফিরে আসতে হবে -মুফতী সৈয়দ ফয়জুল করীম

ইসলামী আন্দোলন বাংলাদেশের নায়েবে আমীর মুফতি সৈয়দ মুহাম্মদ ফয়জুল করীম শায়খে চরমোনাই বলেছেন, নৈতিকতার চরম অবক্ষয় থেকে বাচঁতে সকলকে ইসলামের ছায়াতলে ফিরে আসতে হবে। নৈতিকতার ভয়াবহ অবক্ষয় থেকে যুব সমাজকে উদ্ধার করতে না পারলে দেশ আরো ভয়াবহ পরিস্থিতির দিকে ধাবিত হবে। সমাজের প্রাণশক্তি যুবকদেরকে মাদক, সন্ত্রাস, দুর্নীতি ও চাঁদাবাজি থেকে মুক্ত করতে হবে। যুব সমাজই হল দেশ গড়ার প্রধান হাতিয়ার। ... Read More »

US: Assange’s possible extradition threatens journalism: HRW

‘Hacking’ Charges Could Expand to Standard Investigative Reporting Practices The extradition of Julian Assange from the United Kingdom to the United States for alleged computer-related crimes could have dangerous implications for journalists in the digital age. London’s Metropolitan Police confirmed Assange’s arrest on April 11, 2019 “on behalf of the United States authorities” under an extradition warrant. He was found ... Read More »

Dhaka Court sets 12 June for Khaleda to appear in 11 cases

Dhaka, April 16 – The Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s Court of Dhaka yesterday fixed June 12 for the appearance of BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia before it in 11 cases filed against her. Metropolitan sessions judge Imrul Qayes set the date on Tuesday. Of the cases, eight were lodged with Darus Salam Police Station for carrying out subversive activities, one for ... Read More »

লন্ডনে অনুষ্ঠিত হল ভৈরববাসীর মিলন মেলা

নাজমুল হোসেন, লন্ডন থেকে: ভিন্ন ভিন্ন সংস্কৃতির ভিন্ন ভিন্ন দেশে অবস্থান হলেও বাঙালী কখনও তার নিজস্ব কৃষ্টি কালচার ভুলে যায় না। সব সময় একে অপরের সাথে সুখে দু:খে মিলে মিশে থাকে। মিলিত হয় মিলন মেলায়। এমনই এক সন্ধ্যায় বাংলাদেশের ভৈরবের লন্ডন প্রবাসী অধিবাসীরা মিলিত হয়েছিল রেডব্রিজ টাউন হলে। সপ্তাহের শেষ দিন রবিবারে অনুষ্ঠিত ভৈরব মিলন মেলার জাক জমক পূর্ণ এই ... Read More »

Dhaka highrise fire sparked by short-circuit: Govt Minister

Dhaka, Apr 16 (UNB) – An electric short-circuit on the eighth floor of FR Tower sparked the deadly fire that killed 26 people last month, State Minister for Disaster Management Enamur Rahman said Tuesday. “The fire spread to the ninth and 10th floors. A number of people died because of smoke in the 11th, 12th and 13th floors,” he said ... Read More »

Mujibnagar Day Wednesday

Dhaka, Apr 16 (UNB) – The historic Mujibnagar Day will be observed on Wednesday, marking the formation of Bangladesh’s first government that led the War of Liberation in 1971. Senior leaders of Awami League assembled at Baidyanathtala, a mango orchard, which was later named as Mujibnagar, in Meherpur district on April 17, 1971 to form the provisional government of independent ... Read More »

HRW calls for ensuring justice for Nusrat

Dhaka, Apr 16 (UNB) – Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said the government of Bangladesh should “thoroughly investigate” the murder of madrasa student Nusrat Jahan Rafi and fairly prosecute all those responsible for the incident. “The horrifying murder of a brave woman who sought justice shows how badly the Bangladesh government has failed victims of sexual assault,” said Meenakshi Ganguly, ... Read More »

BNP rejects reports on Khaleda’s release on parole

Dhaka, April 16 – The BNP on Tuesday brushed aside the news report that party’s ailing chairperson Khaleda Zia is getting the release on parole for treatment abroad. “Our deshnetri (country leader) has not given any decision over seeking parole (for treatment). Most of the news report on the matter is baseless,” said party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir ... Read More »

2 panels in Hockey Federation election race

Dhaka – Ending all the speculations, two panels are going to contest the much-talked-about election to Bangladesh Hockey Federation (BHF) scheduled for April 29. The two panels — one led by Abdus Sadeque and the other by AKM Mominul Haque Sayeed — remained in the election race after the deadline for withdrawal of nomination papers ended on Tuesday. A total ... Read More »

Female magistrates to record testimonies of rape victims: SC

Dhaka, Apr 16 (UNB) – Bangladesh’s top court says it wants female magistrates to record the testimonies of female victims of rape and sexual harassment from now on. “This is for the sake of fair investigation and trial,” the Supreme Court said in a circular issued on Monday. The chief judicial magistrates and chief metropolitan magistrates have been requested to ... Read More »

BCB selector explains why Taskin, Imrul excluded from WC squad

Dhaka – Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Tuesday announced the 15-member squad for the upcoming World Cup, leaving out players like Taskin Ahmed and Imrul Kayes. Taskin had been suffering from an ankle injury but he recently started playing Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League. He has failed to impress in the only match he played for Legends of Rupganj. Imrul, ... Read More »

Modern monetary theory: the dose makes the poison

Can government deficits be financed directly by central banks, as modern monetary theory suggests? The question should not be if but how much. All things are poison, and nothing is without poison, the dosage alone makes it so a thing is not a poison (Paracelsus) Modern monetary theory (MMT) has in recent weeks been strongly criticised by leading Keynesian macroeconomists: Paul Krugman (here ... Read More »

BCB announces Bangladesh squad for World Cup 2019

Dhaka – Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Tuesday announced the 15-member Tiger squad for the upcoming World Cup 2019 scheduled to be played in England and Wales from May 30 to July 14. Abu Jayed Rahi came as the only surprise of the World Cup squad. The right-arm pacer never played an ODI. However, he played Test cricket for the ... Read More »

Civil society under attack in name of counter terrorism

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 15 2019 (IPS) – Counterterrorism measures are not only affecting extremist groups, but are also impacting a crucial sector for peace and security in the world: civil society. Civil society has long played a crucial role in society, providing life-saving assistance and upholding human rights for all. However, counterterrorism measures, which are meant to protect civilians, are directly, ... Read More »

Shazam! holds off newcomers to top box office again

Lighthearted superhero tale “Shazam!” held on to the top spot on its second weekend, taking an estimated $24.5 million as it kept a flurry of newcomers at bay, industry figures showed today. The family-friendly Warner Bros. flick stars Asher Angel as Billy Baston, an unhappy foster kid who is transformed into a muscular, wise-cracking adult superhero (Zachary Levi) when anyone ... Read More »

Seeking parole depends on Khaleda and her family: Fakhrul

Dhaka, April 16 – BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday said that it depends on party’s ailing chairperson Khaleda Zia and her family members whether she would seek release on parole or not. “The matter of seeking release on parole totally depends on our chairperson (Khaleda) and the decision of her family members. It is not our business,” ... Read More »

IBBL inaugurates agent banking outlet in Pabna

Dhaka- Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL) has recently inaugurated its Agent Banking outlet in Satbaria Bazar of Sujanagar upazila in Pabna district . Ahmed Firoz Kabir, MP of Pabna-2 constituency inaugurated the outlet as a chief guest, said a press release on Monday. Presided over by Md Kawsar ul Alam, Executive Vice President and Head of Rajshahi zone, the program ... Read More »