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Barguna Rifat murder accused Rifat Farazi on 7-day remand

Dhaka, July 03 – A Barguna Court on Wednesday granted seven-day remand to Rifat Faraji, a suspect in connection with Rifat Sharif Murder case. Police arrested Rifat Farazi at 2.30 am on Wednesday, just a day after the prime accused, Sabbir Ahmed Nayan alias Nayan Bond, was killed in a reported gunfight with the law enforcement agency. Senior Judicial Magistrate ... Read More »

Jonny Bairstow takes England to 305

Dhaka – In their last league stage game of the ongoing ICC World Cup, England posted 305 against New Zealand riding on the second consecutive century of Jonny Bairstow. England won the toss and opted to bat first. Bairstow and Jason Roy proved the call was right adding 123 runs in the first wicket stand in just 18.4 overs. Coming ... Read More »

Dhaka-Benapole direct train for cross-border traffic: Minister

Benapole, July 3 (UNB) – Good news for cross-border travellers! A direct train service from Dhaka to Benapole will be launched on July 25 next, which will facilitate the travel of India-bound people through Benapole Checkpost, said Railways Minister Md Nurul Islam Sujan. “Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the train service from Dhaka through a videoconference,” the minister said ... Read More »

6-year UNDP plan to improve livelihoods of Dhaka’s 4 mn poor

Dhaka, July 3 (UNB) – The United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) in collaboration with the government of Bangladesh has launched a six-year project for improving the living standard of the capital’s 4 million poverty-stricken people. The project titled ‘Livelihoods Improvement of Urban Poor Communities Project (LIUPCP)’ was launched at Dhaka South City Corporation’s Mayor Mohammad Hanif Auditorium on Wednesday. Speaking ... Read More »

9 BNP men get death, 25 life term for Hasina’s train attack

Pabna, July 3 (UNB) – A court here sentenced nine BNP activists to death and jailed 25 others for life on Wednesday for attacking a train carrying then opposition leader Sheikh Hasina in 1994. Additional District and Sessions Judge Rustom Ali, delivering the verdict in a packed courtroom in the morning, also sentenced 13 others to 10 years in jail. ... Read More »

Airstrike hits migrant detention center in Libya, 44 killed

Benghazi, Jul 3 (AP/UNB) — An airstrike hit a detention center for migrants in the Libyan capital early Wednesday, killing at least 44 people and wounding more than 130, the U.N. mission to the war-torn country said. The airstrike raises further concerns about the European Union’s policy of partnering with Libyan militias to prevent migrants from crossing the Mediterranean, which ... Read More »

Rickshaw movement on 3 Dhaka City roads banned from July 7

Dhaka, July 3 (UNB) – Dhaka South City Corporation Mayor Sayeed Khokon on Wednesday said the movement of rickshaws on three major roads in the capital will be restricted from July 7. The three roads are Kuril to Saydabad via Rampura, Gabtoli to Azimpur via Asadgate and Science Laboratory intersection to Shahbagh. The decision was taken at a meeting of ... Read More »

Ex-Sri Lanka officials arrested over negligence in bombings

Colombo, Jul 3 (AP/UNB) — Sri Lankan police on Tuesday arrested the country’s police chief, currently on compulsory leave, and its former defense secretary for alleged negligence leading to the Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 250 people at churches and hotels. Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said former Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando and police chief Pujith Jayasundara were arrested ... Read More »

‘Serena is Serena’: Goose bumps, selfie, loss to Williams

Wimbledon, Jul 3 (AP/UNB) — Used to be that players would dread the prospect of facing Serena Williams, especially at Wimbledon. Nowadays, they seem to be eager to go up against her — not because they think they can beat Williams, mind you, but because, well, she’s Serena Williams, and what better way to create a memory for life than ... Read More »

Tigers’ semifinal dream ended in middle order failure

Dhaka, July 2 (UNB) — Bangladesh’s dream to reach the semifinals of the ongoing ICC Men’s World Cup came to the end as they suffered a loss to India by 28 runs at Edgbaston on Tuesday. India, on the other hand, confirmed a place in the semifinals after Australia.  India put up a big total of 314 for nine in ... Read More »

Red carpet rolled out for PM in Beijing

Beijing (China), Jul 3 (UNB)— A red carpet was rolled out for Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina when she reached Beijing on Wednesday morning to hold bilateral meetings with Chinese leaders. A special flight carrying her landed at the Beijing Capital International Airport at 11:05am (local time). Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Qing Gang received the Prime Minister there. A little child ... Read More »

Fire kills 14 Russian sailors aboard deep-sea submersible

Moscow, Jul 3 (AP/UNB) — Fire broke out on one of the Russian navy’s deep-sea research submersibles, and toxic fumes from the blaze killed 14 sailors aboard, Russia’s Defense Ministry said Tuesday, although it released few details about the disaster or the vessel involved. The Defense Ministry did not say how many sailors were aboard the vessel during Monday’s fire, ... Read More »

4 killed in BD spinning mill fire at Gazipur

Gazipur, July 3 – Three more bodies were pulled out of the wreckage of a spinning mill in Sreepur Upazila’s Faridpur on Wednesday, taking the death toll to four. Two of the deceased were identified as Shahjalal Mia and Anwar. Mohammad Aktaruzzaman, deputy director of Gazipur Fire Service Control room, said firefighters recovered the charred bodies of three more people ... Read More »

Trade truce euphoria eases and markets tread water

London, July 2 (AP/UNB) — Global stock markets traded in fairly narrow ranges Tuesday as investors moved on from the latest truce in the costly US-Chinese trade war. Investors were encouraged Monday by the agreement between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping of China at a weekend meeting of the Group of 20 major economies to resume trade negotiations. Forecasters ... Read More »

Gas price hike aimed at benefiting corrupt elements: BNP

Dhaka, Jul 1 (UNB) – BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday alleged that the government has raised the gas price to make the pockets of corrupt elements and businessmen heavier. “The gas price per burner has been increased by Tk 175. It’s aimed at only giving privileges to those businessmen importing LNG gas. They (govt) also did ... Read More »

Why failure to buy Rooppur plant goods on trust not illegal

Dhaka, July 2 (UNB) – The High Court on Tuesday issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain as to why their failure to procure furniture, pillows and other household products for the officials and employees of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant in good faith should not be declared illegal. Following a writ petition, the HC bench of Justice Tariq ... Read More »

Chamber Judge halts HC stay on BB privileges for defaulters

Dhaka, Jul 2 (UNB) – The Chamber Judge on Tuesday stayed a High Court order that directed to maintain a status-quo on a Bangladesh Bank policy offering special privileges to loan defaulters. Justice Md Nuruzzaman passed the order after hearing an appeal filed by the Finance Ministry. A full bench of the Appellate Division will hear the appeal on July ... Read More »

NASA tests launch-abort system for moon-mission

NASA carried out a successful test today of a launch abort system for a capsule designed to take US astronauts to the moon. The test was carried out at Cape Canaveral in Florida and carried live on NASA TV. The exercise aimed to test in almost real-life conditions the evacuation of astronauts from the Orion capsule in the event of ... Read More »

Michael Jackson fans sue in French court

Michael Jackson fan clubs are set to sue two alleged child abuse victims of Michael Jackson in a French court this week over their claims in the recent HBO documentary “Leaving Neverland”. Thursday’s hearing will take place at a court in the northern city of Orleans where the Michael Jackson Community, the MJ Street and On The Line groups will ... Read More »

Noble placed 3rd in Zee Bangla’s music reality contest

Culture Desk Bangladesh’s contestant Mainul Ahsan Noble has been placed third in India’s Zee Bangla TV music reality show ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’. Noble was made second runners-up jointly with India’s Pritam Roy while Ankita was announced as champion in the singing competition. Noble won the heart of people in Bangladesh and India’s West Bengal and topped the ‘Most ... Read More »

Tigers out of semi

Sports Desk Half-centuries by Shakib Al Hasan and Mohammad Saifuddin after a five-wicket haul by Mustafizur Rahman have gone in vain as Bangladesh have lost their virtual World Cup quarter-final match against India by 28 runs. India confirmed their place in the last four of the tournament with the win over Bangladesh after Rohit Sharma scored his fourth century this ... Read More »

RU launches ‘Kamaruzzaman-Jahanara Zaman Foundation Scholarship’

RU Correspondent Rajshahi University (RU) has launched ‘Shaheed Kamaruzzaman and Jahanara Zaman Foundation Scholarship’ in memory of Shaheed AHM Kamaruzzaman, one of the four national leaders and his wife late Jahanara Jaman. AHM Khairuzzaman Liton, Mayor of Rajshahi City Corporation and elder son of Shaheed AHM Kamaruzzaman and Jahanara Zaman, handed over a bank cheque worth Taka 25 lakh to ... Read More »

ঢাকায় ‘ইয়ুথ লিডারশিপ কনক্লেভ’ শীর্ষক কর্মশালা ৩ আগস্ট

দেশের ভবিষ্যৎ নেতৃত্বদানে আগ্রহী তরুণদের ‘সফট স্কিলস’ উন্নয়নের লক্ষ্যে ‘ইয়ুথ লিডারশিপ কনক্লেভ’ শীর্ষক একটি কর্মশালার আয়োজন করা হয়েছে। আগামী ৩ আগস্ট, ২০১৯; শনিবার, ঢাকার বিশ্ব সাহিত্য কেন্দ্রের মিলনায়তনে দিনব্যাপী কর্মশালাটি অনুষ্ঠিত হবে। কমিউনিকেশন্স ফার্ম র’দিয়া আইএনসি এবং সুশিক্ষায় স্বপ্নবুননের প্ল্যাটফর্ম ড্রিম ডিভাইজার এর সহযোগিতায় কর্মশালাটি আয়োজিত হচ্ছে। ‘ইয়ুথ লিডারশিপ কনক্লেভ’ বিশেষায়িত একটি ধারাবাহিক উন্নয়ন কর্মসূচী যা তরুণদের নেতৃত্বগুণ অর্জনে প্রয়োজনীয় ... Read More »

London to host Miss World final,130 contestants for crown

The world’s largest annual international event returns to London for its 69thyear London, 2 July 2019 – The Miss World Organisation, led by Julia Morley, Chairman and CEO, has today announced exciting plans to bring 130 incredible women from all over the world to London for a three-week festival and the Miss World Final. Contestants will arrive in London on ... Read More »