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BPL Football: Rahmatganj MFS beat Team BJMC 3-2   

Dhaka – Rahmatganj MFS beat Team Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation (Team BJMC)by 3-2 goals in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football at Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Tuesday. Congolese striker Siyo Zunapio Jeancy scored two goals and forward Rakibul Islam scored one for Rahmatganj while defender Mohammed Al Amin and Uzbek striker Mukhamedov Otabek scored one goal each for the ... Read More »

Cyberattacks inflict deep harm at technology-rich schools

Avon, Jul 16 (AP/UNB) — Over six weeks, the vandals kept coming, knocking the school system’s network offline several times a day. There was no breach of sensitive data files, but the attacks in which somebody deliberately overwhelmed the Avon Public Schools system in Connecticut still proved costly. Classroom lesson plans built around access to the internet had come to ... Read More »

78 Erasmus+ scholarships of EU for Bangladesh students

Dhaka, July 16 (UNB) – Head of Delegation of the European Union to Bangladesh Ambassador Rensje Teerink on Tuesday hosted the Erasmus+ pre-departure event for the 78 Bangladeshi students who received scholarships for academic year 2019-20. The students will benefit from an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree scholarship under the Erasmus+ programme. This year, 78 Bangladeshi students have been selected ... Read More »

Case filed over killing of accused in Comilla court

Cumilla, July 16 (UNB) – A case was filed here on Tuesday over the killing of an accused by another accused in a courtroom during hearing on Monday. Assistant sub-inspector Firoz of Bangara Police Station, who was present at the court during the incident in connection with another case, filed the case with Kotwali Model Police Station against lone accused ... Read More »

Raushon agrees to Ershad’s burial in Rangpur

Dhaka, July 16 (UNB) – Showing respect for the love of people of Rangpur for her husband and Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad, Raushon Ershad on Tuesday gave permission to bury him at Polli Nibash in his hometown Rangpur. She also made a request to keep aside a place beside Ershad’s grave so that she can be buried there after ... Read More »

Barguna Rifat murder: Police interrogate wife Minni

Barguna, July 16 – Police interrogated Aysha Siddika Minni on Tuesday morning over the murder of her husband Rifat Sharif who was hacked to death in broad daylight in the district town on June 26. A police team went to Minni’s house near Barguna Police Lines around 9:45am and took her to the SP office, said witnesses. She was later ... Read More »

WHO warns of too sugary baby foods

Commercial baby foods often contain too much sugar and display confusing ingredient lists, according to a UN report that proposed new guidelines today to improve infant diets. The World Health Organization (WHO) examined nearly 8,000 products from more than 500 stores in Austria, Bulgaria, Israel and Hungary between November 2017 and January 2018. “In around half of products examined… more ... Read More »

‘Spider-Man’ retains top spot at N. America box office

“Spider-Man: Far From Home” beat back competition from two debut films at the North American box office, winning for a second week straight by raking in an estimated $45.4 million, industry tracker Exhibitor Relations said Monday. The latest installment in the blockbuster superhero franchise, which picks up where “Avengers: Endgame” left off, has earned an impressive $847 million worldwide. Retaining ... Read More »

Shahidul Alam shortlisted for Prix Pictet Award

Culture Desk Shahidul Alam, internationally renowned Bangladeshi photographer, activist and founder of Drik and Pathshala South Asian Media Institute has been selected as one of the 12 photographers shortlisted for the eighth cycle of the Prix Pictet, the global award in photography and sustainability. The award will be presented to the winner on 13 November 2019, with the opening of ... Read More »

ATM Shamsuzzaman receives Bulbul Ahmed Memorial Award

Culture Desk To commemorate the legacy of Mahanayak Bulbul Ahmed his family members and Bulbul Ahmed Foundation every year awards a film figure of the country on the day of his death anniversary, which was yesterday. This year the award went to ATM Shamsuzzaman. ATM Shamsuzzaman is at present under medical care at Bangabandhu Medical College and Hospital, Shahbagh in ... Read More »

Medicare moving towards covering acupuncture for back pain

Washington, Jul 16 (AP/UNB) — Medicare says it’s moving toward potentially covering acupuncture for chronic low back pain as an alternative to opioid painkillers that can become addictive. The agency announced its initial decision Monday. For now, access will be limited to seniors signed up in government-approved clinical studies. Medicare says more evidence is needed before broad approval can be ... Read More »

Suspected drug trader killed in Rajshahi ‘gunfight’

Rajshahi, July 16 (UNB) – A suspected drug trader was killed in a reported gunfight with police in the city early Tuesday. The deceased was identified as Alamin, son of Mohonlal of Harpur under Kashiadanga Police Station in the city. Golam Ruhul Kuddus, additional deputy commissioner of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police, said police conducted an anti-narcotics drive at Dam-5 of the ... Read More »

No 500 total but big hits still decide World Cup champion

London, Jul 16 (AP/UNB) — Expecting the first 500 total in limited-overs history, Cricket World Cup organizers reprinted the scorecards that are sold to fans at venues in England. The original designs only went up to 400. Then in the week after the tournament began, the British weather turned cold and wet. The flat, dry pitches that had been like ... Read More »

Rohingya crisis: Int’l Criminal Court team due Tuesday

Dhaka, July 16 (UNB) – A delegation of the International Criminal Court (ICC), led by its Deputy Prosecutor James Kirkpatrick Stewart, arrived here on Tuesday morning on a weeklong visit to Bangladesh to talk to senior government officials and representatives of international organisations over the Rohingya issue. They landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 8:54am. The delegation will leave ... Read More »

EU slaps sanctions on Turkey over gas drilling off Cyprus

Brussels, Jul 16 (AP/UNB) — European Union foreign ministers on Monday turned up the pressure on Turkey after approving an initial batch of sanctions against the country over its drilling for gas in waters where EU member Cyprus has exclusive economic rights. The ministers said in a statement that in light of Turkey’s “continued and new illegal drilling activities,” they ... Read More »

SDGs offer business opportunities

by Homi Kharas, Hans Dembowski Achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs) is a global effort, and many different sources are funding. The private sector has much to gain from paying attention to this agenda, according to Homi Kharas from the Brookings Institution. Impact investing, which is meant to generate a measurable, beneficial social or environmental impact apart from financial returns, ... Read More »

Preparing the foundations for climate-resilient cities

By Emmanuel Hitimana Kigali, Jul 15 2019 (IPS) – How do you plan a resilient city? A city that can withstand climate change impacts, and the natural disasters that it produces at increased frequencies. And how do you protect the city, its individuals and communities, its business and institutions from either the increased flooding or prolonged droughts that result? It’s ... Read More »

Pesticide salad, leaded fish with plastic, chemical fruit

By Baher Kamal Madrid, Jul 10 2019 (IPS) – In case you were not aware or just do not remember: all you eat, drink, breathe, wear, take as a medicine, the cosmetics you use, the walls of your house, among others, is full of chemicals. And all is really ALL. For instance, in your bathroom, formaldehyde often sits in your ... Read More »

Women are pivotal in the war on terror

By Ambassador Amina Mohamed Nairobi, Kenya, Jul 15 2019 (IPS) – On 10 July 2019 I was honored to moderate a meeting with women’s groups for the UN Secretary General Mr. Antonio Guterres, whose aim was to better diagnose the role of women in the prevention or instigation of violent extremism. Read More »