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এখন দরিদ্র্যের দেশ নেই, এখন সম্ভাবনার বাংলাদেশ: স্বরাষ্ট্রমন্ত্রী

স্বরাষ্ট্রমন্ত্রী বীর মুক্তিযোদ্ধা আসাদুজ্জামান খাঁন কামাল এমপি বলেছেন, শিশুরা এখর আর পিছিয়ে নেই। নতুন প্রজন্ম ডিজিটাল বাংলাদেশ নিমার্নে ভূমিকা রাখছে। আগামীতে তারাই দেশ চালাবে। সরকার তাদের উন্নয়নে সবধরণের সহায়তা দিয়ে যাচ্ছে। এখন আর হত দরিদ্র্যের বাংলাদেশ নেই, এখন সম্ভাবনার বাংলাদেশ তৈরী হয়েছে। মন্ত্রী আজ শনিবার (২০ এপ্রিল) বিকালে মগবাজার মধুবাগ খেলার মাঠে ইউসেপ টুইটা বোটফিল্ড স্কুলের বার্ষিক ক্রীড়া প্রতিযোগিতা ও ... Read More »

‘Simple pleasures of life’: Photography show ends Wednesday

The closing ceremony of the two-day long photography exhibition by the employees of Eastern Bank Limited entitled ‘Simple Pleasures of Life’ will be held on Wednesday, 24 April 2019 at 5.30 pm at La Galerie, Alliance Française de Dhaka. Gruetzmacher-Tecourt Frank, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of France to Bangladesh will attend the closing ceremony as the chief guest while ... Read More »

‘People will succeed before golden jubilee of independence’

Dhaka, Apr 20 (UNB) – Jatiya Oikyafront Convener and Gonoforum President Dr Kamal Hossain on Saturday hoped that people will be successful in bringing a change through a movement before the golden jubilee of the country’s independence. On his 83rd birthday, Dr Kamal also anticipated that a functional democracy in the country can be ensured through constructive politics. Earlier, Gonoforum ... Read More »

495 foreign nationals in jail for illegal migration: Minister

Dhaka, Apr 20 (UNB) – Terming human trafficking a global menace, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Saturday said 495 people have so far been arrested for illegal migration from neighbouring countries. The Home Minister also said 57 of them have been convicted. He made the remarks at a seminar titled ‘Combatting trafficking: Repatriation of Victims of Human Trafficking’ jointly arranged ... Read More »

Gonoforum to serve show-cause notice to erring MP Mokabbir

Dhaka, Apr 20 (UNB) – Gonoforum will send a show-cause notice to party presidium member and MP Mokabbir Khan for ‘violating’ its constitution and indulging ‘anti- party’ activities. The decision was taken on Saturday at a meeting of the party’s central committee, said a press release. “The meeting has decided to serve a show-cause notice to Mokabbir Khan for his ... Read More »

Skilled manpower needed in digital economy era: Speakers

Dhaka, Apr 20 (UNB)- Bangladesh needs skilled manpower possessing technology-based knowledge in the digital economic era, speakers told a seminar on Saturday. They noted that the youths will have to gain technical skills to compete with digital economy of the industrial revolution.  The observations came at ‘Digital Economy, Fourth Industrial Revolution and Big Data: Impact on Bangladesh Economy’ seminar, organised ... Read More »

Khaleda’s parole BNP MPs-elect oath baseless rumours: Fakhrul

Cumilla, Apr 20 (UNB) – BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday said the media reports on their chairperson’s release on parole and taking oath by their party MPs-elect are nothing but a baseless speculation. Talking to reports at the local house of former MP Monirul Haq Chowdhury, he also said they want their chairperson to be released on ... Read More »

Gunmen shoot 13 people dead at eastern Mexico family party

Mexico City, April 20 (Xinhua/UNB) — Gunmen shot dead 13 people at a party on Friday night in the city of Minatitlan in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz, local media reported. Seven men, five women, and a child were killed, according to local officials, and four others were injured in the attack. Unidentified assailants arrived at a family reunion ... Read More »

Shab-e-Barat Sunday night

Dhaka, Apr 20 (UNB) -The holy Shab-e-Barat, the night of fortune and forgiveness, will be observed in the country on Sunday with due religious fervour. According to Muslim belief, Shab-e-Barat is the night when Allah arranges the affairs of the following year. On this night, Allah writes the destinies of all the creations for the coming year by taking into ... Read More »

Brazilian tennis player Souza provisionally suspended

London (AP/UNB) – Brazilian tennis player Joao Souza has been provisionally suspended again amid a corruption investigation by the Tennis Integrity Unit.Souza had already been provisionally suspended on March 29 but was reinstated on April 8 following a successful appeal. The TIU says that the provisional suspension has been put back in place “following consideration of additional evidence submitted by ... Read More »

Bangladesh eying Banagamata Women’s U-19 Int’l Football title

Dhaka – Hosts Bangladesh are confident about winning the first edition of Bangamata Women’s U-19 International Gold Cup Football tournament beginning Monday. Six nations are taking part in the competition which will be played at Bangabandhu National Stadium (BNS). Bangladesh will take on United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the opening match at 6pm. The hosts will play against Kyrgyzstan on ... Read More »

Sk Kamal U-20 Football: Chattogram beat Mymensingh by 2-0 goals

Dhaka – Chattogram Division maintained unbeaten run in the Sheikh Kamal U-20 National Football Tournament beating Mymensingh Division by 2-0 goals in their 2nd match at the Sankar Gobindha Chowdhury Stadium in Natore on Saturday. Ibrahim scored both the goals for Chattogram in 20th and 34th minute respectively. Chattogram played to a 1-1 draw with Rajshahi Division in the opening ... Read More »

BRI fits Bangladesh’s priorities: Dr Gowher

Dhaka, Apr 20 (UNB) – Ahead of the second BRI Summit in Beijing, Prime Minister’s International Affairs Adviser Gowher Rizvi on Saturday said Bangladesh welcomed China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) as it fits Bangladesh’s national priorities. “Bangladesh is proud to be part of this initiative,” he said while addressing the launching ceremony of the first magazine in Bangladesh, “The ... Read More »

Burqa used during Nusrat murder recovered in Feni

Feni, Apr 20 (UNB) – A team of Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) recovered a burqa used during the killing of Feni madrasa girl Nusrat Jahan Rafi from Dangi canal in Sonagazi municipality area on Saturday. Shaha Alam, inspector of PBI and also the investigation officer of the case, said from the confessional statement of Nur Uddin and Sahadat Hossain ... Read More »

PM flies to Brunei Sunday

Dhaka, Apr 20 (UNB) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina goes to Brunei Darussalam on Sunday on a three-day official visit as the two countries are expected to sign seven Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs).   The Prime Minister takes up the tour at the invitation of Brunei’s Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah. Six of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) will ... Read More »

4 killed in Mymensingh road crash

Mymensingh, Apr 20 (UNB) – At least four people, including a woman, were killed and two others injured when a truck hit an auto-rickshaw and a human hauler on Mymensingh-Haluaghat road at Alalpur in the city on Saturday morning. The deceased were identified as Yunus, 60, Kuddus, 38 of Baula village in Phulpur upazila, Mustafijur Rahman, 62 and his wife ... Read More »

UN’s empty promises to world’s indigenous peoples

PHOENIX, Arizona, Apr 19 2019 (IPS) – The United Nations, as in so many other areas, gives lip service in support of Indigenous issues while lacking the political will and enforcement power over individual member states to comply with the protection of fundamental human rights for the Original Nations of Indigenous Peoples of the world. It took 47 years since the ... Read More »

Costa Rica bets on ending fossil fuel use by 2050

Eric Orlich and his wife Gioconda Rojas own two electric vehicles, which they charge at home in the garage thanks to solar panels on their roof. That could soon become the norm in Costa Rica, where the government launched a decarbonization plan in February to rid the country of fossil fuels by 2050. “It’s totally realistic and necessary,” said Orlich, ... Read More »

Farmers produce 63,936 tonnes wheat in Rangpur region

BSS, Rangpur The farmers produced 63,936 tonnes of wheat after completing its harvest last week in all five districts under Rangpur agriculture region during the just-ended Rabi season. Officials of the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) here told BSS a target of producing 78,418 tonnes of wheat from 23,763 hectares of land was fixed for the region this time. “The ... Read More »

Farah Khan to remake three Bollywood classics?

Bollywood filmmaker Farah Khan had recently announced that she will be collaborating with ace director, Rohit Shetty. Speculations are that the duo has decided to remake the much loved film that had megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Satte Pe Satta (1982). The film itself was a remake as well, and besides this, there is much more Farah is reportedly working on. According ... Read More »

Backbone releases music video of ‘Valobashi Tomake’

Entertainment Desk Music video of a song titled ‘Valobashi Tomake’ has been released recently. ‘Backbone the Band’ released this video which is its second work. The first video of this band was released on 1st March 2018 with Band music express. However, vocal Eistiak Monsur (Nion), keyboardist Mahedi Hasan (Jibon), guitarist Shafiq Ahmed (Suzon) bass guitarist Sanjit and drummer Saadat ... Read More »

Diljit Dosanjh to soon make his South debut?

Punjabi superstar Diljit Dosanjh is immensely loved by fans globally. The actor-singer has also starred in Bollywood films and been applauded for his solid performances. Ready to surprise audiences once again, Diljit may soon feature in a South film. Talking about the same, the actor told a leading daily, “I like south Indian films… the action and all. My make-up ... Read More »

AL’s popularity up: PM Sheikh Hasina

Dhaka, April 19 – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday directed her party rank and file to strengthen its grassroots by holding district councils respectively ahead of the party national council session likely to be held in October this year. Hasina, also the president of Bangladesh Awami League, came up with the direction at a joint meeting of Awami League ... Read More »

Foreign banks reluctant to disclose syphoned money: FM

Dhaka, April 19 – Foreign minister AK Abdul Momen yesterday said the banks of developed countries don’t want to disclose the information regarding the syphoning off the money by Bangladeshi nationals. He said his ministry would follow the directives of the law ministry regarding what can be done about freezing the bank accounts of Tarique Rahman and his wife Dr ... Read More »