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Lack of doctors during Eid may affect dengue patients’ care

Dhaka, Aug 9 (UNB) – Though the government has cancelled the Eid leave of health officials, the dengue patients undergoing treatment in city hospitals await greater hazards as there will be a lack of necessary doctors during the Eid vacation. “Despite the cancellation of leave, the city hospitals will see the lack of doctors during the Eid vacation. They (doctors) ... Read More »

Pakistan foreign minister visits China to discuss Kashmir

Islamabad, Aug 9 (AP/UNB) — Pakistan’s foreign minister is visiting China as part of efforts to pressure India to reverse its decision revoking the special status of the disputed region of Kashmir. Shah Mahmood Qureshi will meet with Chinese leaders Friday. Before leaving for Beijing, Qureshi said he will apprise Islamabad’s “trusted friend” about the situation after New Delhi downgraded ... Read More »

Foods to eat or avoid if one catches dengue fever

Dhaka, Aug 9 (UNB) – Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by the dengue virus. Symptoms typically begin three to 14 days after the infection, and may include a high fever, headache, vomiting, muscle and joint pains, and a characteristic skin rash. When a mosquito bites a person infected with a dengue virus, the virus enters the mosquito. ... Read More »

Int’l Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples today

Dhaka, Aug 9 (UNB)- Members of ethnic groups around the globe are observing the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples on Friday with the theme ‘Indigenous Languages’. On December 23, 1994, the United Nations General Assembly decided in its resolution 49/214 that the day shall be observed on August 9 every year. This year’s aim is to highlight the ... Read More »

Chinese scientists discover oldest fossil forest in Asia

Washington, Aug 9 (Xinhua/UNB) — Chinese scientists discovered the oldest fossil forest in Asia, lending more clues to how those ancient plants evolved to become coal finally. The study published on Thursday in the journal Current Biology reported the largest example of a patch of forest that grew in the Devonian period, which was 419 million to 359 million years ... Read More »

Pakistan bans Indian films amid spike in tensions

Dhaka, Aug 9 (UNB) – Pakistan on Thursday banned the screening of Indian films in the country’s theaters, amid tensions between the two sides after India revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, reports The Indian Express. “No Indian film will be screened in any Pakistani theater. Drama, films and Indian content of this kind will be completely banned ... Read More »

Modi’s Hindu vision of India sees smooth passage on Kashmir

New Delhi, Aug 8 (AP/UNB) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of a Hindu India has taken a leap forward with his government’s decision to subsume Muslim-majority Kashmir into the federal government by eliminating its special status and allowing anyone to buy property and move into the state, raising fears among residents that they will lose their distinct identity. He ... Read More »

Dengue patient at hospital: No respite from mosquito bite

Dhaka, Aug 8 (UNB) – Mohammad Hasan has been preparing for the upcoming Dhaka University admission test when he was infected with dengue. He came to Dhaka from Shariatpur hoping to enroll in one of the top public universities in Bangladesh and has been staying at a mess-house in Jatrabari since April. “I was infected with dengue about 10 days ... Read More »

Red alert in Sundarbans ahead of Eid to protect wildlife

Khulna, Aug 9 (UNB) –The forest department has issued red alert in the Sundarbans ahead of Eid-ul-Azha to protect the wildlife of the world heritage site. Leave of all the officials and employees of different stations and patrol outposts has been cancelled to ensure smooth patrolling in the forest during the Eid vacation, said M Bashirul Al Mamun, DFO of ... Read More »

Dhaka, Delhi for joint study on Ganges Barrage project

7 common rivers’ water-sharing issues discussed Dhaka, Aug 8 – Bangladesh and India on Thursday agreed to conduct a joint study on Ganges Barrage project and formed a technical committee to finalise the terms of reference (ToR) and constitute a larger panel to do the study to assess its impact on the environment and livelihood. Read More »

‘Krishoker Eid Ananda’ in Channel i

Culture Desk Popular agricultural show ‘Krishoker Eid Ananda’ will be aired on the second day of Eid at 4.30pm on Channel i. This means that it would be aired on August 13. The Eid special show will this time take viewers to the ‘Tea Gardens’ of Moulvibazar in North-East Bangladesh. Village farmers along with expatriate Bangladeshis have played different sorts ... Read More »

Hanif Sanket’s Eid special drama ‘Oggo-Biggo-Somachar’

Entertainment Desk Popular  television host Hanif Sanket makes two tele-dramas every year on Eid. Keeping up with this trend, on the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha, Hanif Sanket is all set to entertain the viewers with a television drama that, promises to be a family-friendly drama with a social message in it. Titled as ‘Oggo-Biggo-Somachar’ the drama would be aired on Eid day ... Read More »

Samsung unveils premium-priced Galaxy Note 10

Samsung  unveiled a new-generation Galaxy Note large-screen handset yesterday  starting at $950 and said it will work closer with Microsoft so that services function better across its array of devices. The Note 10 “phablet” which is set for release on August 23, comes in two sizes, with the larger beginning at $1,100. The price puts the model at the premium ... Read More »

Disney to reboot ‘Home Alone’ for new TV streaming service

Disney is rebooting “Home Alone” and “Night at the Museum” for its new TV streaming service, which launches in the US in November and is intended to rival Netflix. The beloved and high-grossing film franchises were acquired by Disney during its takeover of 21st Century Fox. Chief executive Bob Iger said Disney was “focused on leveraging Fox’s vast library of ... Read More »

$54.8 mn to improve living in BD coastal chars: IFAD

Rome, 8 August 2019 – More than 342,000 people in southeast Bangladesh living on coastal chars created by silt deposits will benefit from new financing for a project to reduce poverty and hunger and develop rural livelihoods. People living on chars are often hardest hit by climate change effects like sea-level rise as they often live in poorly constructed housing ... Read More »

কাশ্মীরের বিশেষ অধিকার ৩৭০ ধারা বাতিলের প্রতিবাদে মানব বন্ধন

তৎকালীন মুসলিম লীগ সরকারের গভর্নর জেনারেল কায়েদে আযম মোহাম্মদ আলী জিন্নাহর কূটনৈতিক তৎপরতায় গণভোটের মাধ্যমে জম্মু কাশ্মীরের জনগণের মতামত নেয়ার জন্য জাতিসংঘের নিরাপত্তা পরিষদের ১৯৪৮ সালের ১৩ই আগস্ট গৃহীত প্রস্তাবটি কার্যকর করেনি দিল্লী সরকার। Read More »

Finalists of 3rd annual young chef contest: Seafood Expo Asia

Hong Kong, China – Media OutReach – 8 August 2019 – The Young Chef Challenge is back for the third year when Seafood Expo Asia opens its door at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 3-5 September 2019. The Young Chef Challenge, which debuted in 2017 as an initiative of Diversified Communications, organizer of Seafood Expo Asia, aims ... Read More »