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SC stays HC bar on BB’s special concession to loan defaulters

Dhaka, July 08 – The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court (SC) yesterday stayed for two months a High Court order that imposed a status-quo on a Bangladesh Bank circular that had allowed special concession for loan defaulters by rescheduling their loans with a repayment period of up to 10 years. “Stay for two months,” the four-member Appellate Division bench ... Read More »

Dhaka Mariner Youngs’ maintain all-win record

Dhaka – Dhaka Mariner Youngs’ Club maintained their all win record in the Cute Women’s Handball League beating Viqarunnisa Noon Sports Club 37-26 goals at the Shaheed (Capt) M Mansur Ali National Handball Stadium here on Monday. They dominated the first half by 21-14 goals.Bhabna scored 17 goals for the winners while Rubina and Misti netted eight goals each for ... Read More »

BCB happy with security plan for Sri Lanka tour

Dhaka – Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is happy with the security plan that was provided by the Sri Lankan Cricket Board for Bangladesh’s upcoming tour to play three-match one-day international series. The series was uncertain following a terror attack on the island nation in April which left more than 300 people dead. All the three matches will be played at ... Read More »

BCB parts ways with Steve Rhodes

Dhaka – Bangladesh Cricket Board on Monday ended their contract with English coach Steve Rhodes who had been working as the head coach of Bangladesh national cricket team since 2018. The development came right after Bangladesh’s unexpected exit from the ICC Men’s World Cup in England and Wales where the Tigers finished eighth on the points table. Bangladesh’s poor performance ... Read More »

BPL Football: Dhaka Abahani beat Brothers Union by 5-3 goals

Dhaka – Holders Dhaka Abahani Limited managed 5-3 win over lowly Brothers Union in the 13-team Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Monday. With the day’s well-merited victory, Dhaka Abahnai have secured 48 points from 19 matches, four points behind leader Bashundhara Kings while Brothers Union remained at the 12th slot with their previous ... Read More »

India face New Zealand in first WC semifinal Tuesday

Dhaka – Virat Kohli-led India, the only Asian team which remained in the ongoing ICC Men’s World Cup, are all set to take on New Zealand in the first semifinal of the event on Tuesday at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester. India secured a semifinal spot as the number one team at the end of the league stage. They won seven ... Read More »

Rohingyas woes worsen as rains pound camps

Cox’s Bazar, July 8 (UNB) – Five days of heavy rains and winds have pounded Rohingya camps in the district displacing over 2,700, damaging over 3,400 houses and leaving two people dead, said IOM on Monday. “We’re only half way into the monsoon season and helped over 2,000 people in the past 72 hours. Our teams have been working round ... Read More »

BD key opposition Oikya Front loses partner Kader Siddique

Dhaka, July 8 (UNB)-Kader Siddiqui-led Krishak Sramik Janata League (KSJL) on Monday quit Dr Kamal Hossain-led Jatiya Oikyafront ‘as the alliance has become inactive after the 11th parliamentary election’. Kader came up with the announcement at a press conference at the Jatiya Press Club. “There is no visible existence of Jatiya Oikyafront after the national election. It has also failed ... Read More »

Freedom of expression, media must in any democracy: UK envoy

Dhaka, July 8 (UNB) – British High Commissioner in Dhaka Robert Chatterton Dickson on Monday said freedom of expression and the media are essential qualities of any functioning democracy. “As Bangladesh continues its journey of reaching middle income status it is so vital to allow space for a vibrant civil society, through which the people – and especially young people ... Read More »

2 killed in Rangamati landslide caused by heavy rainfall

Rangamati, July 8 (UNB) – A minor boy and a woman were killed and three others injured on Monday in a landslide triggered by heavy rainfall for the last couple of days at Kalabagan in Kaptai upazila. The deceased were identified as Surya Mallik, 3 and Tahmina, 30 of the area. A chunk of mud from a hill collapsed on ... Read More »

Gabriel Jesus scores, leads Brazil recovery at Copa América

Rio De Janeiro, July 8 (AP/UNB) — Three Brazilian stars will return to their European clubs boosted by their good performances and a Copa América title. Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus and Barcelona midfielders Philippe Coutinho and Arthur were among Brazil’s best in the campaign that culminated with a 3-1 win over Peru on Sunday and a ninth Copa América ... Read More »

Far-right Greek party crashes out of Parliament

Greece, July 8 (AP/UNB) — Golden Dawn, the far-right, anti-immigrant party that had shocked Greek politics by evolving from a marginal, violent neo-Nazi group into Greece’s third-largest party during the country’s economic crisis, was knocked out of Parliament in Sunday’s national election. With nearly 95 percent of precincts reporting, Golden Dawn had 2.95% of the votes, just under the 3 ... Read More »

Gas price hike aimed at creating LPG market, alleges Menon

Dhaka, July 7 (UNB) – Workers Party President Rashed Khan Menon on Sunday alleged that the recent gas price hike was aimed at creating a market for LPG in the country.Speaking in Parliament standing on the point of order, he also said such hike in the gas price without discussion in the House is a disregard to the House by ... Read More »

Three trawlers capsize in Bay of Bengal, 30 missing

Bhola, July 7 (UNB)- A total of 30 fishermen went missing as three trawlers with 43 fishermen on board capsized after being caught in a storm in the Bay of Bengal on Saturday. Officer-in-Charge of Char Fasson Police Station Shamsul Arefin said Monir Majhi along with 16 fishermen of Char Madraj area went to deep sea for fishing on July ... Read More »

‘Spider-Man’ soars with $185.1M over six-day holiday weekend

New York, July 8 (AP/UNB) — “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” the first Marvel movie after “Avengers: Endgame,” swung past any franchise fatigue to dominate the July Fourth holiday weekend, raking in an estimated $185.1 million since opening Tuesday and earning $93.6 million from Friday to Sunday in North American theaters. The opening gave Sony Pictures one of its best weeks ... Read More »

Amend labour code to benefit workers: Bahrain Trade Union

The General Federation of Bahrain Trade Unions has in a statement called upon the Government of Bahrain to ratify the new convention of ILO No 190, and thus realize a precedence in the workers’ legislation, compatible with its precedence in amending Labor Code by introducing the new article against perpetrators of violence and harassment to the law. From GFBTU on ... Read More »

Syria: At least seven children killed in yet another airstrike

Humanitarian Aid, 7 July 2019 – According to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), at least seven children were killed in an airstrike against displaced civilians on Saturday on the village of Mhambel, in the outskirts of Idlib, in northwest Syria. News reports state that over 20 civilians were killed in this attack led by Government forces using missiles and barrel ... Read More »

How visions of Moon inspired centuries of storytellers

By landing on the Moon in 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin arrived at a place which, up until that point, had been the stuff of fantasy. But even after they transformed fantasy into fact, it is a place that continues to capture the imagination of storytellers, as it has for centuries. Literature, novels, cinema… from antiquity to the present, ... Read More »

Anjan Dutt to perform in city tomorrow

Culture Desk Widely popular singer, actor and director in Bangladesh and India, Anjan Dutt is going to bring his recent theatre production ‘Salesman-er Shongshar’ in Dhaka. A production of Anjan Dutt Productions, the play will be staged tomorrow( July 9). Salesman-er Shongshar, an adaptation of Arthur Miller’s famous play ‘Death of a Salesman’, is adapted and directed by Anjan Dutt. ... Read More »

Brazilian musician Joao Gilberto dead

Joao Gilberto, the legendary Brazilian musician and songwriter who pioneered the lilting, melodious music known as bossa nova, has died, his son Joao Marcelo announced on Sunday. The legend was 88. The cause of death was not immediately known. “My father has passed,” the son, who lives in the United States, wrote on Facebook. “His fight was noble, he tried ... Read More »

Russia celebrates the 65th year of world’s first commercial nuke power plant

Russia celebrated the 65th anniversary of the world’s first nuclear power plant, which was connected to grid for commercial purpose. On June 27, 1954, Obninsk Nuclear Power Plant with just 5 MW capacity was commissioned by the then Soviet Union in the city of Obninsk, approximately hundred kilometers southwest of Moscow. The plant operated successfully for almost five decades until ... Read More »

গ্যাসের মূল্যবৃদ্ধির সিদ্ধান্ত বাতিল না করলে কঠোর আন্দোলন

ইসলামী আন্দোলন বাংলাদেশ-এর আমীর মুফতী সৈয়দ মুহাম্মদ রেজাউল করীম পীর সাহেব চরমোনাই বলেছেন, গ্যাসের মূল্যবৃদ্ধির সিদ্ধান্ত বাতিল না করলে দেশের জনগণ রাজপথে নেমে আসতে বাধ্য হবে। তিনি বলেন, সরকার একদিকে বাজেটে করের বোঝা চাপিয়ে দিয়েছে, অন্যদেিক ৩২.৮ শতাংশ গ্যাসের মূল্যবৃদ্ধি করে জনগণকে কঠিন সমস্যায় ফেলেছে। তিনি বলেন, তিতাসে প্রতিমাসে সাড়ে ১২ শতাংশ গ্যাস চুরি হয়। এই চুরি ও র্দুনীতি বন্ধ ... Read More »

জাতীয় ইস্যুতে রাজনীতিকদের একসাথে কাজ করতে হবে -মুসলিম লীগ

নিত্য প্রয়োজনীয় পণ্যের ক্রমবর্ধমান উর্দ্বগতি জনজীবনকে দুঃর্বিসহ করে তুলছে। এজন্য উচ্চভিলাসী বাজেটই একতরফা ভাবে দায়ী। গ্যাসের মূল্য বৃদ্ধির সিদ্ধান্তও বাজেটের সাথেই সম্পৃক্ত। অপরদিকে গুম-খুন, নারী ও শিশু ধর্ষণ দিন দিন বেড়েই চলেছে। এর জন্য প্রশাসনিক ব্যর্থতার চাইতেও সুশিক্ষার অভাব ও জাতীয়ভাবে আমাদের নৈতিক অবক্ষয় দায়ী। বিশেষ করে পিতৃতুল্য শিক্ষকদের সন্তানতুল্য ছাত্রীদের সাথে কিছু অশোভন ঘটনা গোটা সভ্য সমাজকে হতবাক করে ... Read More »

Telecom regulator BRTC rules out arbitration with GP, Robi

Dhaka, July 07 – Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) yesterday ruled out any possibility of arbitration under the existing law over its recent action taken against the top two telecom operators of the country. BTRC Chairman Jahrul Haque said as per the Telecom Act, there is no scope of arbitration. Three days ago on Thursday, the telecom regulator partially blocked ... Read More »

450 fishermen with 32 Indian trawlers taken into Paira custody

Dhaka, July 07 – At least 450 fishermen with 32 Indian fishing trawlers have been taken in safe custody by Paira Sea Port coastguard in Kalapara under Patuakhali district on Sunday afternoon. As the sea was clogged due to hostile weather, the Coast Guard members took their Paira Sea Port from the deep sea area while they catching fish by ... Read More »

Bullet-hit body of rape accused killed in gunfight recovered

Police on Sunday recovered the bullet-pierced body of Abdur Nur, 25, who was accused of rape of a girl while returning from her workplace from Korean Export Processing Zone (EPZ) under Karnaphuli Upazila in Chittagong. He was the son of Abdus Sattar of Boirag area under Anawara Upazila. Police said on the information of gunfight in between two robber groups ... Read More »