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70 shanty houses gutted in N’ganj slum fire

At least 70 shanties were gutted in a fire that broke out in a slum near Narayanganj Zila Parishad office here early Friday. Abdullah Al-Arefin, deputy assistant director of Narayanganj Fire Service and Civil Defense, said the fire broke out in a shanty of the slum on Dhaka-Narayanganj link road around 3 am and spread soon. On information, seven firefighting ... Read More »

Eid-ul-Azha on Aug 12

Dhaka, Aug 2 (UNB) – Eid-ul-Azha, the second largest religious festival of Muslims, will be celebrated across the country on August 12 as the new moon of the Arabic month of Zilhaj was sighted in Bangladesh sky on Friday. State Minister for Religious Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah made the announcement after a meeting of the National Moon Sighting Committee at ... Read More »

Take “more strenuous efforts” to take Rohingyas back: Japan

Dhaka, Aug 2 (UNB) – Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono has urged the Myanmar government to take “more strenuous efforts” to take Rohingyas back from Bangladesh to their place of origin in Rakhine State. During his recent meeting with Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Nay Pyi Taw, Minister Kono said the ... Read More »

List of Razakars to be displayed in every union: Minister

Meherpur, Aug 2 (UNB) – Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Huq on Friday said a list of Razakars as well as freedom fighters will be published and displayed in every union parishad by December. He said this while speaking at a meeting on approving the design of Mujibnagar Parjatan Motel in Meherpur. The meeting was jointly organised by Liberation ... Read More »

Release Khaleda on bail: Oli Ahmed

Dhaka, Aug 2 (UNB) – Jatiya Mukti Mancha chief Oli Ahmed on Friday urged the Supreme Court to grant bail to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia considering her age and contributions to the country. “I request the judges of the Supreme Court to immediately release Khaleda Zia (on bail) for treatment considering her age, contributions and her husband Ziaur Rahman’s contributions ... Read More »

Govt looted money importing ineffective insecticide: BNP

Dhaka, Aug 2 (UNB) – BNP on Friday alleged that the government has plundered public money by importing ineffective insecticide to kill mosquito. “The country has long been facing dengue problem. Why haven’t you (govt) taken preventive measures before the monsoon? You’ve imported ineffective mosquito-killing medicines and plundered crores of taka,” alleged BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi. ... Read More »

Another 1712 hospitalised as new dengue cases rise daily

Dhaka, Aug 1 (UNB) – Dengue cases are still surging across the country as two more people have died and 1,712 more have been hospitalised with the mosquito-borne virus, creating panic among people. The new deaths were reported in Dhaka and Madaripur districts on Wednesday night and Thursday while the cases of new dengue infection across the country in 24 ... Read More »

13 DU students diagnosed with dengue

Dhaka, Aug 1 (UNB) – Thirteen Dhaka University (DU) students were diagnosed with dengue on Thursday. On the first day after installation of the dengue detection machine at the DU Medical Centre (DUMC), a total of 168 students provided blood samples on Wednesday for dengue test. The test results were found on Thursday when it was seen that 13 students ... Read More »

Suspected drug trader killed in Gazipur ‘gunfight’

Gazipur, Aug 2 (UNB) – A suspected drug trader was killed in a reported gunfight with Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) at Pubail in the city early Friday. The deceased were identified as Nazrul Islam Naju, son of Mostafa of Tongi area. Tipped off that 6-7 drug traders were gathering in the area, a team of Rab-1 conducted a drive around ... Read More »

Trump says he’ll put 10% tariffs on remaining China imports

Washington, Aug 1 (AP/UNB) — President Donald Trump intensified pressure Thursday on China to reach a trade deal by saying he will impose 10% tariffs Sept. 1 on the remaining $300 billion in Chinese imports he hasn’t already taxed. The move immediately sent stock prices sinking. The president has already imposed 25% tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese products, and ... Read More »

Tragic end of 7 lives in Thakurgaon bus-truck collision

Thakurgaon, Aug 2 (UNB) – Eight people were killed and 29 others injured in a head-on collision between two buses on Thakurgaon-Dhaka highway at Borokhochabari in Sadarupazila on Friday. The deceased were identified as bus driver Chaina, 40, Bipul Chandra, Fatema, Mostafa, Mangali Rani, Joba, Abdur Rahman and Abdul Majid. The fatal road crash took place around 8 am when ... Read More »

Lana Del Rey announces sixth album release date

Entertainment Desk Lana Del Rey has finally announced the official release date and track list for her sixth studio album, Norman Fucking Rockwell, reports Billboard. The singer began releasing singles in 2018 and revealed the official name of the album in September. The album will be released on August 30. The cover features a collage-like image starring the singer with ... Read More »

Mass bee deaths sting Russian beekeepers

Anatoly Rubtsov looked despondently at the beehives lining his property. “The farm used to be loud, it sang,” he said. Today just a faint buzz is audible but an overpowering rotting stench hung in the air after his bees were likely poisoned by a pesticide. Rubtsov, who keeps a large honeybee farm on the edge of a small village in ... Read More »

Gospel rapper awarded $2.7 mn for song copied by Katy Perry

A US gospel rapper whose song was partially copied by Katy Perry was awarded $2.7 million in damages by a federal jury  today  in the latest high-profile copyright ruling to rock the music industry. Perry herself was ordered to pay just over $550,000 to Marcus Gray — who performs as “Flame” — after the jury found that a beat used ... Read More »

Monoranjan Ghoshal receives doctorate degree

Culture Desk Renowned artiste of Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra during the Liberation War, Monoranjan Ghoshal has got the prestigious Ph.D. degree for contributing in the development of mutual harmony among different religious groups. Monoranjan Ghoshal is also a noted journalist, columnist and freedom fighter. On a convocation ceremony arranged by Indian Institute of Oriental Heritage, certificate of the doctoral degree ... Read More »

KU convocation in December

KU Correspondent Khulna University (KU) authorities has decided to hold the sixth convocation of the university in in the first week of December next. The decision was taken at a meeting held at the university with Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Mohammad Faruk in the chair. Treasurer of the university Prof. Sadhan Ranjan Ghosh, deans, registrar and directors were present. According ... Read More »

The expressions of love, the epitome of feminine charm

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Media OutReach – 1 August 2019 – TSL Jewellery presents TSL The Expressions of Love Exhibition as a tribute to women around the world in celebration of the endless, diverse beauty found in every woman’s heart through TSL Jewellery’s sublime craftsmanship and magnificence in haute joaillerie. Read More »

Shakib joins awareness campaign against dengue

Dhaka, Aug 1 (UNB) – Bangladesh cricket superstar Shakib Al Hasan on Thursday joined a campaign to raise awareness against mosquito-borne dengue which has spread all over the country. The campaign was held at Banani Bidyaniketan School & College. “Dengue is now nearly an epidemic in the country which has never happened before. The virus is now spreading all over ... Read More »

BD participants at International Fishing Tournament in Russia

Two Bangladeshi amateur anglers are participating in the international fishing tournament to be held in the Russia on August 1 and 2. Organised by the Russia’s State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM the tournament will take place in the Gulf of Finland in close proximity of the Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant (LNPP), the largest operating nuclear power plant in Russia in ... Read More »

BAU deputy librarian suspended

Mymensingh, Aug 01 – A Deputy librarian of the Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) Emdadul Haque has been suspended temporarily on the charges of misbehaviour with a colleague. The suspension notice came on Wednesday signed by register (acting). Read More »