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Major flood feared in BD: Rivers in North, Northeast swell

Dhaka, July 12 – The flood situation in the eastern, southern and northern regions of Bangladesh worsened yesterday as major rivers there were flowing above the danger-levels.The Teesta River was flowing 25 cm above the danger level at Dalia point in Nilphamari district at the Northern part of the country around 9 am on Friday, flooding the char and low-lying ... Read More »

Mashrafe set to lead Tigers in Sri Lanka series

Dhaka – Mashrafe Bin Mortaza will tour Sri Lanka and lead the Tigers in the three-match ODI series against the island nation.However, the participation of Shakib Al Hasan in this series is still uncertain. Liton Das, the middle-order batsman, will miss the tour as he is on leave till August 5 for his marriage formalities.“We’re close to finalising the squad ... Read More »

BCB XI lead by 189 runs against Vidarbha CA on 3rd day

Dhaka – Touring BCB XI have been leading by 189 runs with nine wickets in hand against Vidarbha Cricket Association on the 3rd day of ongoing Dr (Capt) K Thimmappaiah Memorial Cricket Tournament in India (Mini Ranji Trophy) on Friday. Replying to BCB XI’s first innings massive total of 500 runs, Vidarbha CA resumed the first innings on Friday morning ... Read More »

4-Day Cricket: Rain halts first day match at Chattogram

Dhaka – Hosts Bangladesh A Team scored 18 for 1 in 7.4 overs before rain halted the match on the first day of the second four-day unofficial Test match at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on Friday. Mohammad Naim and Raqibul Hasan were unbeaten at 6 and 10 runs respectively. On the day, Bangladesh captain Imrul Kayes won ... Read More »

BPL Football: Bashundhara crush Arambagh 3-0

Dhaka- League leaders Bashundhara Kings further consolidated their position to clinch the 13-team Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football title beating Arambagh Krira Sangha by 3-0 goals at the Rafiq Uddin Bhuiyan Stadium in Mymensingh on Friday. Earlier, rain stopped the match, which was originally scheduled to be played on Thursday, after eight minutes into the play. The match resumed today ... Read More »

Heavy rains swamp, paralyse Dhaka City roads

Jahangirnagar University, Sept 17 (UNB) – A seminar titled ‘Basics and Research Trends in Fibre Optic Communication System’ was held at Jahangirnagar University (JU) on Monday. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) of JU student unit organised the seminar at the seminar room of Zahir Raihan auditorium.  Professor of University of Yamanashi, Japan Dr Masanori Hanawa delivered the ... Read More »

Rape incidents surge for lack of law enforcement: BNP

Dhaka, July 12 (UNB) – BNP standing committee member Selima Rahman on Friday alleged that rape and other crimes have marked a sharp rise in the country for lack of enforcement of law since the government is regulating the judiciary. “The incidents of rape have turned acute as the government has completely shattered the judiciary. From a child to an ... Read More »

Four held on Padma Bridge human sacrifice rumour charge

Dhaka, July 12 – The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has arrested four people in connection for ‘spreading the rumour on social media over Padma Bridge construction’. The arrest was made three days after the Ministry of Road Transport and Bridges urged the people not to pay heed to the rumour about the need for human sacrifice for the Padma Bridge ... Read More »

Huawei calls on US: Lift export restrictions

Shenzhen, Jul 12 (AP/UNB) — The chairman of Huawei said Friday the Chinese tech giant has yet to see any benefit from President Donald Trump’s promise to allow U.S. companies to sell some components to the company and called on Washington to remove it from a security blacklist. The “unjust and unfair” decision to add Huawei Technologies Ltd., the biggest ... Read More »

‘Miss us?’ Twitter hit with hour-long outage

San Francisco, Jul 12 (AP/UNB) — “Miss us?” Twitter tweeted from its official account as the Great Twitter Outage wound down. We did, apparently. For nearly an hour Thursday, the service we use to keep up with everything and nothing appeared inaccessible for people around the world, regardless of celebrity status or follower count. We reloaded and reloaded. Some turned ... Read More »

India’s squeeze on exporters doubles price of onions in BD

Benapole, July 12 (UN) – Onion prices at retail level have doubled in the space of just 10 days, following India’s withdrawal of incentives on onion export for its farmers. Consumers though smelt a local conspiracy amid old suspicions of ‘syndicates’ – powerful networks with presence throughout a supply chain, who work to manipulate the market. A look back through ... Read More »

Jamuna turns disastrous; devours over 200 houses in 2 weeks

Manikganj, July 12 (UNB) – Over 200 houses and other establishments went into the gorge of the Jamuna River in the last two weeks as erosion by the mighty river has taken a serious turn in Shibalaya and Daulatpur upazilas due to the onrush of water from the upstream. Fifty dwelling houses in Shibalaya upazila, over 200 houses, including a ... Read More »

Decade on, Chinese yuan wins worldwide recognition

Beijing, July 12 (Xinhua/UNB) — From a currency that barely registered in the international market to one with worldwide recognition, Chinese yuan’s rise on the global stage over the past decade is a testament to China’s growing economic clout and unwavering opening up. Since July 2009 when the yuan’s global journey started with a pilot scheme allowing for yuan settlements ... Read More »

The sex scandal at the heart of the Afghan government

By Yogita LimayeBBC News, Kabul Afghanistan has been rocked by allegations of sexual harassment at the highest levels of government. Officials deny wrongdoing but a BBC investigation has heard from women who describe a culture of abuse. In a house near the foot of the dusty mountains that surround Kabul, I meet a former government employee. She asks to remain ... Read More »

Green Climate Fund agrees on ways to decide sans consensus

Songdo, 11 July (Indrajit Bose) — The Board of the UNFCCC’s Green Climate Fund (GCF) adopted a key decision on how the Board will make decisions in the event consensus could not be reached at its 23rd meeting in Songdo, South Korea from 6-8 July. In what several Board members termed as a “historic” decision, the Board adopted the decision ... Read More »

Twitter down: site not working for users around the world

Dhaka, July 11 (UNB) – Twitter went down on Thursday across major parts of the world including the US and the UK as users reported being unable to access the platform on web and mobile devices. The site began experiencing major issues at 2:46pm EST, with problems being reported from users attempting to access Twitter through its website, iPhone or ... Read More »

Rain water maroon low-lying village people in Rangamati, BD

Rangamati, July 11 (UNB) – Incessant rain for the last few days and onrush of water from the upstream inundated low-lying areas in Baghaichhari upazila, leaving over 1,000 people marooned.  Besides, the flood control embankment of Baribindughat was partially damage. Meanwhile, the water level of Kaptai Lake rose to 83 MSL (Means Sea Level).  Upazila Nirbahi Officer Md Ahsan Habib ... Read More »

Teesta, Dharla rivers in spate; 10,000 people stranded in BD

Dhaka, July 12 (UNB)- The Teesta and Dharla rivers are flowing above the danger level, marooning over 12,000 families in Lalmonirhat, while hundreds of establishments face the risk of being swallowed by the Meghna. Our Lalmonirhat correspondent reports that around Thursday noon, the Teesta was flowing 8cm above the danger level Doani point while Dharla has been flowing 7cm above the ... Read More »

2000 hand pumps go dry as groundwater down in Dhaka suburb

Keraniganj, July 12 (UNB)- It is not about a single tube- well that would go out of order and could be fixed soon. Imagine a village dependent on groundwater, where one day residents wake up to find not 1, 10, or 20 but rather 2,000 tube-wells together have been rendered useless to the task of lifting water. The situation can ... Read More »

94mn cell phone users face call drops, poor net service

Dhaka, July 12 (UNB)–Even as mobile phone users continue to complain about regular call drops and poor internet services, the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission(BTRC)is yet to take anyinitiative to address the growing menaces. Some users say they face call dropproblem five to six times a day and that they often have to wait for a long time to get through. Users ... Read More »

হ্যাচারি মালিক ও ডিলারদের বরাবর প্রান্তিক খামারিদের খোলা চিঠি

আমরা প্রান্তিক খামারিরা গত প্রায় ১০ বছর যাবত পোলট্রি ব্যবসায় একটি গ্রহণযোগ্য নিয়ম নীতি অবলম্বন করার জন্য সরকার, হ্যাচারি মালিক ও ডিলারদের প্রতি আকুতি মিনতি ও আবেদন নিবেদন করে আসছি কিন্তু দুর্ভাগ্যের বিষয় আমাদের আকুতি মিনতি আবেদনে কেউ কোন সাড়া দেননি। ডিলাররা কোন কোন সময় আমাদের সাথে একাত্মতা ঘোষণা করলেও কিছু ডিলার আবার বেইমানিও করেছে যার ফলে আন্দোলন বেশিদুর এগুতে ... Read More »

Sisimpur’ joins Duronto TV from Sunday

Showtime Desk Popular children’s television show Sisimpur is set to be broadcast on Duronto Television from Sunday. The show will be aired thrice a day, on the 8am, 12pm, and 5:30pm time slots. Executive Director of Sisimpur Mohammad Shah Alam confirmed the news at a press briefing . He further said Sisimpur will also be broadcast on Bangladesh Television and ... Read More »

Shilpakala welcomes Rainy Season with festive fervour

Cultural Correspondent Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy organised a musical soiree yesterday at its National Theatre Auditorium in Segunbagicha in the city welcoming the soothing Rainy Season. Titled ‘Barshamangal’, the evening programme started with instrumental music. Then group music and solo songs were performed by artistes of the academy. In group renditions artistes presented Mon Mor Megher Songi or Mind of Mine ... Read More »

Dhaka Gallery launches with 26 contemporary artists

Culture Desk Dhaka Gallery, a fresh establishment of Delvistaa Foundation in Banani, Dhaka, is set for the inaugural ceremony of its first art exhibition titled ‘Prologue 01’ from tomorrow. The month-long exhibition shall showcase 48 works of 26 living contemporary artists of Bangladesh. The list of artists includes Abdul Mannan, Abdus Shakoor Shah, Abul Barq Alvi, Ahmed Shamsuddoha, Anisuzzaman Anis, ... Read More »

Academic world launches plan to tackle climate change

Thousands of universities around the world declared a “climate emergency” and committed themselves with the United Nations to fighting climate change, in an effort to mobilize their students. In a letter, the representatives of more than 7,000 educational institutions on six continents promised to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030, or 2050 at the latest today. They also pledged more resources ... Read More »

Seminar on Vitamin-D deficiency held

Health Desk A seminar on Vitamin-D deficiency was held in city’s Kurmitola General Hospital (KGH) under Dhaka Cantonment area yesterday. It was jointly organized by Department of Medicine of Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) and KGH with AFMC Commandant Maj Gen Md Mustafizur Rahman in the chair, an ISPR release said. Major General Md Fashiur Rahman, Director General Medical Services ... Read More »

294 BD nationals killed by BSF in 10 years: Home Minister

Dhaka, Jul 11 – A total of 294 Bangladeshis were killed by Indian Border Security Force (BSF) along the border in the last 10 years, according to statistics placed by Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan in Parliament on Thursday. He presented the statistics replying to a scripted question from BNP MP Md Harunur Rashid (Chapainawabganj-3). As per the data, the highest ... Read More »

IBBL inaugurated its 500th Agent Banking Outlet at Alfadanga

Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited inaugurated its 500th Agent Banking Outlet at Alfadanga Bazar of Faridpur on 8 July 2019, Monday. Md. Abdul Jabbar, Deputy Managing Director of the Bank inaugurated the outlet as chief guest. Presided over by Md. Maksudur Rahman, Executive Vice President and Head of Khulna Zone, the program was addressed by Saifur Rahman, Mayor of Alfadanga Pourashabha, ... Read More »

Inclement weather affects 22,000 Rohingyas in camps

Cox’s Bazar, July 11 – An estimated 22,000 Rohingyas were affected since the beginning of July as rain and storm battered the cramped camps. The situation is worse in this monsoon compared to 2018. The total number of Rohingyas affected in July last year was 19,000. In a report, the Inter Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) said that at least 5,600 ... Read More »