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The danger of ‘profit-only’ motive: Prof Yunus

6th ISBD celebrated in Russia; Three Zeros’ Russian edition launched Dhaka, July 6 – Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus has said the world will soon face extinction if businesses and industries continue to pursue the single-minded pursuit of only profit. He underlined the urgency of stopping the process to let human beings survive saying time is running out very fast. ... Read More »

Mariner Young’s outplay RN Sports by 37-11 goals

Dhaka – Dhaka Mariner Young’s Club earned a comfortable 37-11 goals victory over RN Sports Home in the Cute Women’s Handball League at the Shaheed (Capt) M Mansur Ali National Handball Stadium here on Saturday. The winners led the first half by 15-6 goals.Bhabna scored 27 goals for the winners while Suborna netted five goals for the losers. In the ... Read More »

BPL Football: Dhaka Mohammedan upset Chattogram Abahani 2-0

Dhaka – The ongoing 13-team Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football at Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Saturday. After a barren first half, Japanese midfielder Uryu Nagata opened the Mohammedan account in the 66th minute converting a penalty while Mali striker Souleymane Diabate netted second goals in the 72nd minute (2-0). In day’s another match, Sheikh Russel KC beat Sheikh Jamal ... Read More »

Brazil looks to future, Peru chases glory at Copa América

Rio De Janeiro (AP/UNB) – Can a team that was trashed by the favorites in a major soccer tournament win a final against the same opponent only two weeks later? The answer will be known on Sunday after Copa América host Brazil takes on underdogs Peru in an unexpected final at Rio de Janeiro’s historic Maracanã Stadium in front of ... Read More »

No law enactment undermining HR concept: Dhaka tells EU

Dhaka, July 6 (UNB) – Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud has assured the European Union (EU) that Bangladesh will never enact or implement any law that may contravene the concept of human rights. He explained that the government of Bangladesh is always alert to prevent the misuse of any law, and hoped that the media guidelines of Bangladesh will become ... Read More »

Crimes mark a sharp rise for law-and-order downslide: BNP

Dhaka, July 6 (UNB) – BNP on Saturday alleged that the incidents of killing, rape and other social crimes marked a sharp rise due to serious slide in law-and-order situation. “They (govt) have created an anarchic situation across the country and the law-and-order situation extremely deteriorated. Now we see people being stabbed to death in broad daylight,” said BNP Secretary ... Read More »

Southern California reels from 7.1 quake

Los Angeles, Jul 6 (AP/UNB) — Small communities in the Mojave Desert are reeling from a magnitude 7.1 earthquake — the second major temblor in as many days to rock Southern California. Authorities say Friday night’s shaker was centered near the town of Ridgecrest — the same area where a 6.4-magnitude quake hit on Independence Day. Mark Ghillarducci, director of ... Read More »

Sharp rise in BD lightning strikes,126 killed in May-June

Dhaka, July 6 (UNB) – At least 126 people were killed by lightning strikes across Bangladesh in May and June this year, according to data compiled by a non-government organisation. ‘Save the Society and Thunderstorm Awareness Forum’ said it gathered the data from at least 10 local and national newspapers, some online portals and televisions. The victims include 21 women, ... Read More »

Dhaka-Beijing strategic ties helpful for prosperity in Asia

Dhaka, July 6 (UNB) – China has conveyed Bangladesh that the strategic partnership of cooperation between the two countries will be ‘helpful in a big way’ towards the prosperity and stability in Asia and beyond apart from serving the mutual interest of the two nations. The Chinese leadership conveyed it to Bangladesh during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s five-day official that ... Read More »

একটা কষ্টদায়ক অভিজ্ঞতা

আমার অত্যন্ত প্রিয় ফার্ষ্ট কাজিন হেনা এসেছিল ঢাকায় উন্নত চিকিৎসা নিতে। শনিবার বিকেলে সে ঢাকার এক অত্যাধুনিক বেসরকারি হাসপাতালে শেষ নিশ্বাস ত্যাগ করে স্বজনদের সাথে চলে গেল কুমিল্লা স্বামীর বাড়ীতে দাফনের জন্য। একজন সহজ সরল শিক্ষিকা দেড়মাস পর তার চাকুরী সমাপ্তি অন্তে অবসরে যাবার কথা ছিল। তার চিরকালের অবসর শুরু হয়ে গেল তার আগেই। চট্টগ্রাম পোর্ট ট্রাষ্টের অবসরপ্রাপ্ত একজন কর্মকর্তার ... Read More »

প্রবীণদের সেবা দিন, নিজের বার্ধক্যের প্রস্ত্ততি নিন

সামাজিক সংগঠন সভ্যতার উদ্যোগে ‘সন্তানদের সঠিক ধর্মীয় শিক্ষা ও সৎ উপার্জনে লালন পালনই বৃদ্ধ বয়সে সুখ আর সম্মানে থাকার পাথেয়’ শীর্ষক আলোচনা সভা ৬ জুলাই শনিবার জাতীয় যাদুঘর কবি সুফিয়া কামাল মিলনায়তনে অনুষ্ঠিত হয়। শ্রম ও কর্মসংস্থান মন্ত্রনালয় সম্পর্কিত স্থায়ী কমিটির সভাপতি মুজিবুল হক চুন্নু, এমপি অনুষ্ঠানে প্রধান অতিথি হিসেবে উপস্থিত ছিলেন। বিশেষ অতিথি ছিলেন ঢাকা বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ের উপাচার্য অধ্যাপক ড ... Read More »

Bangladeshi artists going to the FOBANA Convention

Like in every year, a group of star artiste comprising of music artistes, magicians, actors, models, choreographers from Bangladesh will take part in this year’s FOBANA convention. The Artists going to the United States to participate in FOBANA, led by singer Sharmin Sultana ( Chirkut band) are – Kumar Bishwajit Dey, Pavel Areen, Mustafizur Rahman Chowdhury, Jahid Hasan,Mostafa Emran Hasan,Moidul ... Read More »

World is off track in its education commitments for 2030

Almost a third of the way to the 2030 deadline for the Sustainable Development Goals, new UNESCO projections prepared for the UN High-level Political Forum show that the world will fail its education commitments without a rapid acceleration of progress. In 2030, when all children should be in school, one in six aged 6-17 will still be excluded. Many children ... Read More »

বাচ্চা মুরগি , খাদ্য ও ঔষধের অস্বাভাবিক মুল্য খামারিরা সর্বস্বান্ত

আজ ৫ জুলাই ২০১৯ রোজ শুক্রবার “”বাংলাদেশের প্রান্তিক পোলট্রি খামার রক্ষা সমিতি”এর আঞ্চলিক কমিটির উদ্যোগে এক সভা অনুষ্ঠিত হয় উক্ত সভায় সভাপতিত্ব করেন উপজেলা সমিতির সভাপতি জনাব মতিন ব্যেপারি । কুমিল্লা ও চাঁদপুর জেলার খামারি ও প্রতিনিধিরা উক্ত সভায় উপস্থিত ছিলেন । সভায় মুল বক্তব্য উপস্থাপন করেন সংঘটনের জাতীয় সমন্বয়কারি জনাব কাজী মুস্তাফা কামাল । প্রান্তিক খামারিরা বক্তব্যে তাদের বর্তমান ... Read More »

The Tivare Dam disaster in Maharashtra, India

July 6, 2019 SANDRP Late that night of July 2, shouts of “Dharan Futla, Dharan Futla” (The dam has breached!) saved the already-scared 62-year-old Narayan Gaikwad and his family, as the family ran to a nearby hill. Tivare Dam (Longitude: 73° 42′ 0″; Latitude: 17° 36′ 0″ as per CWC’s National Register of Large Dams), across a rivulet in the ... Read More »

California towns survey quake damage amid more aftershocks

Los Angeles, Jul 6 (AP/UNB) — Communities in the Mojave Desert tallied damage and made emergency repairs to cracked roads and broken pipes Friday as aftershocks from Southern California’s largest earthquake in 20 years kept rumbling. The town of Ridgecrest, close to the epicenter, assessed damage after several fires and multiple injuries that were blamed on the magnitude 6.4 quake. ... Read More »

US to pursue citizenship question on census but path unclear

Washington, Jul 6 (AP/UNB) — The Justice Department said Friday it will press its search for legal grounds to force the inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census, hours after President Donald Trump said he is “very seriously” considering an executive order to get the question on the form. Trump said his administration is exploring a number of ... Read More »

Cornered BNP to join local body polls sans party symbol

Dhaka, July 5 (UNB) – BNP on Friday decided to participate in the upcoming local body elections without using its election symbol, ‘the sheaf of paddy’. The decision was taken at a meeting of the party’s standing committee members at BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office. “We still think the local body elections should be held without party symbol. We’ve decided to ... Read More »

Libya tragedy: Why lock up migrants in the first place?

By James Reinl UN, Jul 4 2019 (IPS) – A military strike on a detention centre for migrants in Libya that claimed dozens of lives on Tuesday, Jul. 2 has reignited a debate over the poor treatment of the mainly African people who transit through the turbulent country. The United Nations has called for an investigation into the strike on ... Read More »

Moral support to Sunday’s strike against gas price hike: BNP

Dhaka, July 5 (UNB) – The BNP on Friday extended its moral support to a half-day hartal to be enforced across the country on July 7 protesting against the gas price hike. The decision was taken at a meeting of BNP standing committee members at the party chief’s Gulshan office. “We’re extending moral support to the July 7 hartal called ... Read More »

BD minister Obaidul Quader rules out gas price hike review

Dhaka, Jul 5 (UNB) – Transport Minister Obaidul Quader on Friday said that there is no scope to reconsider the decision of gas price hike. The minister was speaking at party president’s political office in Dhanmondi in the morning. He said that the gas price hike was logical.  “There’s no scope to review the decision,” he added. The average gas ... Read More »

Why environmental and humanitarian action must be linked

By Tharanga Yakupitiyage UN, Jul 4 2019 (IPS) – Environmental and humanitarian action is often understood as two different sectors. However, the lack of awareness regarding its intersections could lead to further long-term devastation. With the growing number of crises around the world, humanitarian actors are essential. They are often the first responders during and after a crisis, providing urgent, ... Read More »

Chinese President agrees on quick end to Rohingya crisis

Beijing, July 5 – Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday agreed that there should be a quick solution to Rohingya crisis so that the displaced people can go back to their homeland soon. “The two leaders agreed that the Rohingya crisis will have to be solved quickly. It can’t be kept unsolved anymore. Two years have elapsed after signing the ... Read More »

Jaya plays lead role in 3D film ‘Alatchakra’

Entertainment Desk National film award winner actress, model and producer Jaya Ahsan, who works in Bangladeshi and Indian Bengali films has wrapped up the shooting for her upcoming Bangladeshi project where she plays the role of the lover of Bangladeshi writer, thinker, novelist and poet Ahmed Sofa. Jaya acted and directed by Habibur Rahman, it is Bangladesh’s first 3D film ... Read More »

‘Laugh-In’ star Arte Johnson dies at age 90

The versatile actor Johnson won an Emmy for his work on Dan Rowan and Dick Martin’s Laugh-In in 1969 and was among the troupe members who developed breakout characters. Arte Johnson, a lurking presence on US television’s Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In as a lecherous geriatric and a comic German soldier who found things on the show “verrry interesting” – but ... Read More »

World’s largest caves

You won’t bump your head in the caves of central Vietnam’s Quang Binh province. Not when they’re big enough to fit a 40-storey building. Three of the world’s four biggest caves are in this skinniest part of the slender nation. Hundreds of other limestone caves housing deep grottoes and underground rivers are here too, with new caverns discovered every year. ... Read More »

Tiny solar-powered ‘Robobee’ developed

A lightweight insect robot is capable of flying without being tethered to a power source, by using energy from light. The solar-powered RoboBee X-WingIt and has four wings which flap at a rate of 170 times per second, instead of a propeller to take off A lightweight insect robot is capable of flying without being tethered to a power source, ... Read More »

2,616 Hajj pilgrims reached Saudi Arabia

On the first day of Hajj pilgrim’s departure for KSA, a total of 2,616 pilgrims boarding on 7 aircrafts reached to the Kingdom Saudi Arabia (KSA) to perform the holy Hajj yesterday. Four flights of Biman Bangladesh Airlines and 3 flights of Saudi Airlines carried 836 pilgrims under government management while a total of 1,782 pilgrims went Saudi Arabia under ... Read More »

Hollywood producer charged over 1MDB scandal

The Malaysian producer of Hollywood film “The Wolf of Wall Street” and stepson of the country’s disgraced ex- leader was charged today with illegally receiving almost $250 million from state fund 1MDB . Riza Aziz pleaded not guilty to five charges of money laundering when he appeared in a Kuala Lumpur court. He is accused of receiving $248.17 million in ... Read More »

Security forces demolish refugee homes in Arsal Lebanon

Statement by Save the Children, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), Oxfam, Danish Refugee Council (DRC), World Vision, Terre des hommes Foundation, and Action Against Hunger (ACF) following the demolition of refugees homes in Arsal “At 4:30 am on July 1st, military units moved into several camps in Arsal and demolished at least 20 homes. The presence of soldiers in those camps ... Read More »