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100 pc voter turnout in 69 centres not ‘normal’: CEC

Dhaka, June 30 – The 100 percent voters’ turnout in 213 polling centers in the 11th parliamentary polls has raised questions among political parties, experts and even the Election Commission. Even Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda on Sunday termed the casting of 100 percent votes in election centres ‘abnormal’. Election Commission (EC) on Saturday published the full results ... Read More »

U-16 Women’s Football: Rajshahi reach final round

Dhaka – Hosts Rajshahi District emerged zonal champions to reach the final round of the BFF-Unicef U-16 National Women’s Football Championship eliminating Naogaon District by massive 5-0 goals in the regional final at the Muktijoddha Smrity District Football Stadium in Rajshahi on Sunday. Rima and Panchami netted two goals each while Farida scored the remaining goal for hosts Rajshahi. At ... Read More »

Indian Stalwart Wasim Jaffer starts new job with BCB

Dhaka -Indian domestic stalwart Wasim Jaffer started his new job with Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) as batting coach of its High-Performance Unit (HP) and age-level teams. As per the initial contract with the BCB, Jaffer will work with HP and age-level teams for one year, Manager of BCB Game Development and High-Performance Unit Abu Emam Mohammed Kawser, confirmed it UNB ... Read More »

Women’s Handball: Arambagh KS upset Viqarunnisa Noon 35-15 goals

Dhaka -Arambagh Krira Sangha upset Viqarunnisa Noon Sports Club by 35-15 goals in the Cute Women’s Handball League at the Shaheed (Capt) M Mansur Ali National Handball Stadium here on Sunday. They dominated the first half by 16-9 goals. In the day’s other match, RN Sports Home crushed Gafur Baluch Smriti Sangsad by 36-0 goals after leading the first half ... Read More »

Mahmudullah joins practice session,To play against India

Dhaka – Bangladesh’s reliable cricketer Mahmudullah Riyad, who has been suffering from a calf muscle injury, joined the practice session at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Sunday and he is likely to play in their vital match in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup match against India on Tuesday. The Tigers returned to the practice today after a five-day break. During ... Read More »

Nokia distances itself from boss’s warning on Huawei 5G kit

Dhaka, Jun 30 (UNB) -Telecoms giant Nokia has disowned the comments one of its senior executives made about rival Huawei, reports the BBC. Nokia’s chief technology officer Marcus Weldon told the BBC that the UK should be wary of using the Chinese hardware. He said Huawei’s telecoms kit had vulnerabilities that meant it posed a risk to 5G networks. In ... Read More »

Trump becomes 1st sitting US leader to enter North Korea

Panmunjom, Jun 30 (AP/UNB) — With grins and handshakes, President Donald Trump welcomed North Korea’s Kim Jong Un at the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone Sunday, seeking to revive talks on the pariah nation’s nuclear program in a bid for a legacy-defining accord. Trump then became the first sitting American leader to step into North Korea. The brief photo-op, another historic ... Read More »

BD passes Tk 5tln budget appropriation bill for 2019-20

Dhaka, June 30 (UNB) – Parliament on Sunday passed the Tk 5,23,190 crore national budget for the fiscal year 2019-20, themed as ‘Bangladesh on a Pathway to Prosperity: Time is Ours, Time for Bangladesh’. Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal moved the Appropriations Bill, 2019 seeking a budgetary allocation of Tk 6,42,478.27 crore which was passed by voice vote. Following the ... Read More »

Gas price for cooking raised by 32.8 pc

Dhaka, Jun 30 (UNB) – The average gas price has been raised by 32.8 percent for the retail consumers in the country with effect from Monday (July 1). Chairman of the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) Monwar Islam announced the decision of the commission at its office on Sunday. As per the new price hike, the household consumers having single ... Read More »

30 BNP men sent to jail over 1994 attack on Hasina in Pabna

Pabna, June 30 (UNB) – A court here on Sunday sent 30 BNP leaders and activists  to jail in a case filed over a bomb attack on a train carrying then opposition leader and Awami League president Sheikh Hasina in 1994. Additional District and Sessions Judge Court-1 Rustam Ali passed the order after rejecting their bail petition when they appeared ... Read More »

Health costs people $ 0.5Tn in developing countries a year

Tokyo, Japan, June 2019 — People in developing countries spend half a trillion dollars annually — over $80 per person — out of their own pockets to access health services, and such expenses hit the poor the hardest, according to a new report by the World Bank Group launched ahead of the G20 Summit. It says that lack of universal ... Read More »

Spanish town hosts annual wine battle

Haro, June 29 (AP/UNB) — Getting drenched with red wine might not be everyone’s idea of fun, but it is the idea behind one of Spain’s most popular — and unusual — fiestas. The town of Haro staged the annual Wine Battle in Spain’s Rioja wine-growing region on Saturday. Organizers say the aim is to “cover your neighbor in wine ... Read More »

BNP decides to intensify movement seeking Khaleda’s release

Dhaka, Jun 29 (UNB) – BNP on Saturday decided take a series of action programmes to intensify its movement for ensuring the release of Khaleda Zia from jail. The decision was taken at a meeting of BNP standing committee members at its chairperson’s Gulshan office. Briefing reporters after the meeting, party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said, “Our meeting ... Read More »

BD Finance Bill changes stocks, textiles tax proposals

Dhaka, June 29 (UNB) – Parliament on Saturday passed the Finance Bill 2019 with some changes in the proposals over the capital market, VAT and handloom industry. For the first time in Bangladesh’s history, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina moved the Bill following a request from Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal. The finance minister made the request as he was unable ... Read More »

G20 summit: World leaders sans Trump agree on climate deal

Leaders have agreed on a climate deal similar to the one struck in Argentina in 2018. The US has again refused to commit to tackling climate change. World leaders attending the 2019 G20 summit in the Japanese city of Osaka on Saturday agreed to a climate change deal similar to that signed in Argentina last year. Speaking at the conclusion ... Read More »

No dev work that damages environment: experts

Dhaka, June 29 (UNB) – Stating that no development effort will be effective if it ruins the ecological and environmental balance, speakers at a public dialogue on Saturday urged the government to ensure a more environment-friendly budget. Poribesh Bachao Andolon (POBA) arranged the programme at the Jatiya Press Club. The speakers said development and environment are complimentary to each other ... Read More »

BNP gained nothing by joining JS: Manna

Dhaka, Jun 29 (UNB) – Nagorik Oikya convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna on Saturday said BNP has gained nothing by joining parliament where MPs are always busy flattering the Prime Minister. “Parliament members start praising the leader (Hasina) just after taking the floor. The way they talk in the House that means that it’s only Sheikh Hasina who deserves to be ... Read More »

Reform banking sector for budget execution: Ibrahim Khaled

Dhaka, June 29 (UNB) – Former Bangladesh Bank Deputy Governor Khondkar Ibrahim Khaled on Saturday underscored the need for reforming the country’s banking sector for proper implementation of the national budget for 2019-20 fiscal year. “Default loans must be recovered, tax collection should be increased and legal obstacles to the banking sector have to be removed for proper implementation of ... Read More »

আন্তঃবিশ্ববিদ্যালয় সম্প্রীতির জন্য বিতর্ক প্রতিযোগিতা অনুষ্ঠিত

বাংলাদেশের যুব সমাজকে সৃজনশীল ও গঠনমূলক কাজের সাথে যুক্ত করার মধ্য দিয়ে তাদেরকে আরো সহিষ্ণু ও সংগঠিত করে সমাজের সর্বস্তরে সামাজিক সম্প্রীতি ও সৌহার্দ্য প্রতিষ্ঠার লক্ষ্যে মানুষের জন্য ফাউন্ডেশন এর সার্বিক সহযোগিতায় ডিবেট ফর হিউম্যানিটি (ডিএফএইচ) আয়োজন করেছে আন্তঃবিশ্ববিদ্যালয় বিতর্ক প্রতিযোগিতা ‘সম্প্রীতির জন্য বিতর্ক’। সম্প্রীতির প্রকল্পের আওতায় ঢাকা, গাজীপুর ও নারায়নগঞ্জ-এ ০৩টি জেলার স্নাতক ও স্নাতকোত্তর পর্যায়ের ১২টি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় ও ... Read More »

‘Back on track’: Trump, Xi seal trade war truce

Osaka, Japan, June 30, 2019 – US President Donald Trump on Sunday hailed trade talks with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping as “far better than expected” and vowed to hold off on further tariffs as negotiations continue. “The quality of the transaction is far more important to me than speed. I am in no hurry, but things look very good!” ... Read More »

IBBL provided bed and water purifying machine to use Hajj

Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited has provided foam bed and water purifying machine to use at Ashkona Hajj Camp for the Hajj pilgrims in the year 2019. Abu Reza Md. Yeahia, Deputy Managing Director of the Bank handed over the materials to Saiful Islam, Director of Ashkona Hajj Camp on 27 June 2019 Thursday. The Bank provides such service to Hajj ... Read More »

Pakistan edges Afghans with 2 balls to spare, moves to 4th

Leeds (AP/UNB) – Imad Wasim hit a boundary to finish off a three-wicket win with two balls to spare against Afghanistan and lifted Pakistan above England into fourth spot on the Cricket World Cup standings on Saturday. Wasim finished unbeaten on 49 with Pakistan on 230-7 and shared important lower-order partnerships of 50 with Shadab Khan (11) and 24 with ... Read More »

Buy one get one free pizza at Amari Dhaka

Dhaka, Bangladesh – Cascade at Amari Dhaka has been offering innovative delicacies made from the freshest ingredients available which are enjoyably delicious. Now, it is unveiling a brand new tempting offer that will amaze food enthusiasts and everyone alike – presenting ‘Buy One Get One Free Pizza at Cascade’. Considered as the best deal in town by many, Buy One ... Read More »

অপরাধ প্রবনতা রোধে ইসলামী আইনের বিকল্প নেই -মাওলানা নেজামী

ইসলামী ঐক্যজোট চেয়ারম্যান ও নেজামে ইসলাম পার্টির সভাপতি মাওলানা আবদুল লতিফ নেজামী অপরাধ প্রবনতা বেড়ে যাওয়ায় গভীর উদ্বেগ প্রকাশ করে বলেছেন, ক্রমবর্ধমান সর্বগ্রাসী অপরাধ প্রবনতা রোধে ইসলামী আইন বলবতের বিকল্প নেই। তিনি বলেন, বর্তমানে দেশে ঘুষ, দূর্নীতি, চুরি, ডাকাতি,রাহাজানি, অপহরণ, গুম, খুন, হাইজ্যাক, মাদকাসক্তি, ইভটিজিং ও নারী ধর্ষণ এবং অর্থপাচার, ঋণ খেলাপী, কালো টাকার দৌরাত্মসহ অপরাধ প্রচলিত আইনে দমন করা ... Read More »

Myanmar: Internet shutdown risks lives: HRW

Immediately End Restrictions in Rakhine, Chin States Bangkok – The Myanmar government should immediately lift internet restrictions imposed on nine townships in Rakhine and Chin States, Human Rights Watch said today. The disruption to internet services since June 21, 2019 has exacerbated an information blackout and increased difficulties for humanitarian agencies and human rights groups to assist vulnerable populations in ... Read More »

Women’s Handball: Mariner Youngs’ off to flying start

Dhaka – Dhaka Mariner Youngs’ Club got off to a flying start in the Cute Women’s Handball League’2019 outplaying Dilkusha Sporting Club by 38-19 goals in the opening match at Shaheed (Captain) M Mansur Ali National Handball Stadium on Saturday. The winners clearly dominated the first half by 21-4 goals. In other matches of the day, Viqarunnisa Noon Sports Club ... Read More »

Australia elect to bat against New Zealand

Dhaka – Australia won the toss and chose to bat first against New Zealand in the trans-Tasman battle of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup at The Lord’s on Saturday. Australia have already secured their spot in the knockouts with 12 points from 7 matches while New Zealand have earned 11 points from as many matches. But the Kiwis need ... Read More »

Pakistan need 228 against Afghanistan to keep semifinal hope alive

Dhaka – Pakistan need 228 runs against Afghanistan in their eighth match of the ongoing ICC Men’s World Cup at Headingly, Leeds, on Saturday.  A win in this match will keep Pakistan’s hope to qualify for the semifinals of the mega event alive. They have managed seven points from their previous seven matches.  Earlier, Afghanistan won the toss and opted ... Read More »

Santhal Rebellion Day tomorrow

Habiganj Correspondent The historic Santhal Rebellion Day, commemorating the revolution of Santhan people against British rulers, would be observed here tomorrow through daylong programs. On this day in 1855, Santhals waged war against British rulers and Jamidars which lasted for one and a half years. About 30,000 Santhals living in tea estates of Chunarughat and Madhabpur Upazials of the district ... Read More »

‘Traditional silk sector to be revitalized’

Director General of Bangladesh Silk Development Board (BSDB) Abdul Hakim today said that the traditional silk sector will be revitalized through adopting a mega project. “We are now in a position of undertaking a Taka 300-crore mega project to regain its lost glory,” he said while presiding over the opening ceremony of a daylong silk festival here. BSDB organized the ... Read More »