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Holey Artisan Café tragedy Commemorated

Dhaka, July 01 – Three years after the deadly Holey Artisan tragedy, family members of the deceased in the terrorist attack on Monday gathered in front of the original two storied lakeside restaurant building in Gulshan and observed few moments of silence and remembrance there. The building that used to be the upscale eatery no longer houses it; rather remains ... Read More »

HC hands over DIG Mizan to police rejecting his bail plea

Dhaka July 01 – In a major development, the High Court (HC) on Monday handed over suspended Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Md Mizanur Rahman to the police after he appeared before it for an anticipatory bail in connection with a corruption case. During the hearing, the HC bench commented that DIG Mizan has completely destroyed the image of ... Read More »

Demos in district towns against gas price hike Tuesday: BNP

Dhaka, July 01- The major opposition BNP will stage demonstrations at district towns and city corporations across the country on Tuesday protesting the government decision to increase gas prices. In the capital city of Dhaka, the party will either stage demonstrations or bring out processions at thana level. BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi yesterday announced the programme ... Read More »

Tigers eye 2nd victory against India in World Cups

Dhaka – Bangladesh will seek to register their second win against two times world champions India in World Cups and keep their semifinal hope alive when they take on their giant neighbour in the global meet at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Tuesday. The Tigers, who are keen to reach their dream semifinals of the ongoing World Cup, need to win ... Read More »

Mahmudullah likely to miss India clash

Dhaka – Bangladesh star all-rounder Mahmudullah Riayd is likely to miss their vital match of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup against two times champions India at Edgbastom on Tuesday. “Mahmudullah will not play tomorrow’s game (against India) given his today’s condition,” BCB chief selector Minhajul Abedin Nannu, who is in England with the team, said. “We have nothing to ... Read More »

Rayer Bazar outplay Udity Club 6-0 in 2nd Div Hockey.

Dhaka – A brilliant hat-trick by Asif enabled Rayer Bazar AC to grab a comfortable 6-0 goals victory over Udity Club in their four-team super league match of the Metropolis 2nd Division Hockey at Maulana Bhashani National Stadium here on Monday. Asif made his hat-trick scoring three goals in the 8th, 38th and 48th minutes while his teammates Arif Junior, ... Read More »

Cricket: Afghanistan A arrive for 25-day tour

Dhaka- Afghanistan A arrived in the capital Monday evening on a 25-day tour to Bangladesh to play two four-day and five one-day matches against their Bangladesh counterparts in Khulna, Chattogram and BKSP in Savar. The tourists will start their campaign taking Bangladesh A team in the first four-day match starting July 5 at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna. The ... Read More »

Bangladesh to host 2019 ABU RadioAsia Conf Oct 29-31

Dhaka, July 1 (UNB) – Bangladesh will host the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) RadioAsia Conference and Radio Song Festival on October 29-31 in the city for the first time.  Bangladesh Television and Bangladesh Betar will welcome delegates to the ABU RadioAsia 2019 Conference in the capital city while Bangladesh Television will host, record and distribute the international song festival gala ... Read More »

EU needs new noisy electric cars for pedestrian safety

Brussels, July 1 (Xinhua/UNB)– From July 1, new types of electric and hybrid vehicles in the European Union (EU) are required to install sound generating devices to help increase the safety of pedestrians and cyclists. An electric car’s acoustic vehicle alert system (AVAS) must make a continuous audible noise when travelling below 19 km per hour to signal the vehicle’s ... Read More »

Gas price hike to hit garment sector hard: BGMEA

Dhaka, July 1 (UNB) – Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) on Monday said the gas price hike will be another blow for an industry struggling for every penny. “On the basis of the information I have, the gas bill will take up around 1.5 percent of the manufacturing cost. So, 38 percent increase in gas price means almost ... Read More »

PM Hasina flies to China on five-day official tour

Dhaka, Jul 1 (UNB) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left here on Monday afternoon for Dalian and Beijing on a five-day official visit, which is expected to bolster ties with Bangladesh and China. A special flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying her and her entourage took off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) at 5:20 pm. The flight is scheduled ... Read More »

3 killed in Mymensingh road accident

Three people were killed as a lorry hit a truck on the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway in Bhaluka upazila here early today. The deceased were identified as Taijul Islam, 30, the lorry driver, its helper Bablu Mia, 22, and fish trader Taher Uddin, 47, all hailed from Netrakona’s Mohanganj upazila, said sub-inspector (SI) Abdus Salam, in-charge of Bhoradoba Highway Police Outpost in ... Read More »

Shield yourself from heat stroke in heatwave

Heat stroke is the most serious form of heat injury in which the body temperature is elevated and is considered a medical emergency. It can be fatal if not promptly and properly treated. Heat stroke can kill or cause damage to the brain and other internal organs. Heat stroke often occurs as a progression from milder heat-related illnesses such as ... Read More »

‘Fans are my love’

Entertainment Desk Once popular actress of Dhallywood Munmun said, “We need to make more films whatever the budget is.” She said this when asked about the current dismal scenario in the country’s film industry. Munmun said, “We must hold the art of films in our hearts. We cannot make fuss. Rather we should make a target to go ahead. The ... Read More »

Newly elected committee starts its journey

Culture Desk The 21-member newly elected executive committee of Actors’ Equity began its journey through a programme held at National Art Gallery Auditorium of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy in the city on June 28. The programme, titled ‘Obhinoy Shilpi Sangher Abhishekh’, featured discussion and cultural show. Actors Equity president Shahiduzzaman Selim, its general secretary Ahsan Habib Nasim, Directors’ Guild president Salauddin ... Read More »

Live musical concert at ICCB on July 19

Entertainment DeskArtistes from Bangladesh and India to perform at the Noborattri Hall of International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB) in the capital on July 19. Jointly organized by ATN Events and Sunglow Entertainment, ‘Saregamapa’ reality show-famed Bangladeshi singer Nobel and popular singer of the current generation, Tasnim Anika will enthrall the audience with their performance. Besides, popular playback singer-musician Ankita Tiwari ... Read More »

Investigate Morsi’s death

By Chandra Muzaffar Immediately after Dr Mohammed Morsi’s death on the 17th of June 2019, a number of organisations and individuals had called for a thorough, independent investigation into the cause of his death while on trial in a Cairo court for espionage charges. The United Nations was one of the organisations that demanded an independent investigation. There is no ... Read More »

Ershad not yet out of danger; no rumours please: GM Quader

Dhaka, July 1 – GM Quader, younger brother of Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad, on Monday urged all not to spread rumours over the health condition of Ershad, now undergoing treatment at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) here. “His condition is stable and remains unchanged. But I request all not to spread rumours over his condition, and don’t pay heed ... Read More »

The WFP man was surprised as this man politely declined per diem in dollars

Mostafa Kamal Majumder After the April 29, 1991, devastating cyclone that ravaged the Southeastern coastal belt of Bangladesh with the official death toll put at 140,000; a spectacular post-cyclone agricultural recovery was achieved in the Kutubdia Island Upazila of Cox’s Bazar. The polder embankment around the island was rebuilt. Monsoon rains helped wash away the saline water whipped up by ... Read More »

Polls ticket trade imaginary: Why not air Swiss Bank Ac’s: BNP

Dhaka, June 30 (UNB) –  BNP senior leader Nazrul Islam Khan on Sunday termed imaginary Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s comment that BNP’s ‘nomination trade’ during the 11th parliamentary election swelled Bangladeshis’ deposits in the Swiss banks. Speaking at a human-chain programme, he also said the national budget passed in parliament on Sunday will not only push up profits of businessmen, ... Read More »

Writ for Rifat killers’ arrest to be placed in 3rd HC bench

Dhaka, June 30 (UNB) – Two High Court benches on Sunday declined to hear a writ petition filed seeking its directives to arrest the killers of Barguna youth Rifat Sharif within 24 hours. Supreme Court lawyer Advocate Eunus Ali Akond who filed the writ said it will be placed before another bench on Monday for hearing. He said the prime ... Read More »

BD woman, minor kid found dead in Chittagong; husband held

Chattogram, July 1 (UNB)- Police recovered the hanging bodies of a mother and her daughter from their house at Sholoshahar in the city on Sunday. The deceased were identified as Laxmi Rani Sarkar, 22, wife of Nandan Sarker, and their daughter  Ananya, 2, of Nasirnagar in Brahmanbaria. Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Panchlaish Police Station Abul Kashem Bhuiyan said Nandan claimed that ... Read More »

Bodies of drowned migrant man, daughter back in El Salvador

SAN SALVADOR, July 1, 2019 (BSS/AFP) – The bodies of a man and his young daughter who drowned while trying to cross the Rio Grande from Mexico to the United States were returned on Sunday to their native El Salvador. Hearses brought the two corpses from Mexico through Guatemala to the Salvadoran town of La Hachadura, where Salvadoran minister of ... Read More »

BD marks 3rd year of Gulshan café militant attack Monday

Dhaka, June 30 (UNB) – Bangladesh is set to observe the 3rd anniversary of the Holey Artisan cafe attack, the deadliest militant attack in the country’s history which claimed 22 lives, on Monday. Relatives and those close to the victims at home and abroad will observe the day, recalling their memories and paying respects to them. Five armed militants carried ... Read More »

Bairstow and Woakes star as England get World Cup back

BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom, (BSS/AFP) – Jonny Bairstow hit a hundred before Chris Woakes starred as England ended India’s unbeaten run at this World Cup with a 31-run win on Sunday to once again leave semi-final qualification in their own hands. England, who came into this match on the back of successive defeats by Sri Lanka and Australia, will be assured ... Read More »

BNP opposes gas price hike move, calls it anti-people

Dhaka, Jun 30 – Describing the government’s decision to raise the gas price as an unjustified one, BNP on Sunday warned of waging a street movement if it does not back off from the move. In a statement, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir issued the warning. “The gas tariff has been increased at the consumer level illegally only ... Read More »

Bird caught feeding chick cigarette butt in devastating pic

‘The baby needs to become a poster child for change’ A parent bird has been spotted feeding its chick a cigarette butt, highlighting environmental concerns and prompting a wave of anger at careless smokers. The black skimmer bird was photographed at a beach in Florida, US, picking the butt up and putting it in the baby’s mouth, reports INDEPENDENT. Karen ... Read More »

ভোট ডাকাতির ফলাফল ইসলামী আন্দোলন প্রত্যাখান করেছে – আইএবি

ইসলামী আন্দোলন বাংলাদেশ এর মহাসচিব অধ্যক্ষ হাফেজ মাওলানা ইউনুছ আহমাদ বলেছেন, নির্বাচন কমিশনের বরাত দিয়ে প্রকাশিত ‘একাদশ সংসদ নির্বাচনের ফলাফল বিশ্লেষণ’ শিরোনামে জাতীয় দৈনিক ইনকিলাবের রিপোর্টটির প্রতি আমাদের দৃষ্টি আকৃষ্ট হয়েছে। প্রতিবাদ লিপিতে ইসলামী আন্দোলনের মহাসচিব বলেন, নির্বাচনের দিন ভোট ডাকাতির মহোৎসব চলছিল। যার কারণে আমরা ভোটের দিনই ভোট বর্জন করেছিলাম এবং ভোটের ফলাফল প্রত্যাখান করে নির্বাচনের পরেরদিন ইসলামী আন্দোলন ... Read More »

Ershad’s condition critical, on Oxygen support at CMH

Dhaka, June 30 – The health condition of Jatiya Party (JP) chairman HM Ershad, who has been suffering from low haemoglobin and liver complications, has deteriorated seriously yesterday. He is on oxygen support at this moment. The JP chairman was admitted to the Combined Military Hospital in Dhaka (CMH) after his health condition deteriorated on June 27 due to old ... Read More »