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Barca confirm Suarez calf injury

Madrid (Xinhua/UNB) — FC Barcelona striker Luis Suarez is likely to be out of action for a while after suffering a calf injury in his side’s 1-0 defeat to Athletic Club Bilbao on the first day of the new Liga Santander season. Read More »

BD women’s hockey team to play first foreign opponent

Dhaka – The Bangladesh Women’s Hockey team is set to play their first match against a foreign opponent, the Sports Authority of India’s (SAI)-National Women’s Hockey Academy team on Tuesday at Maulana Bhasani Hockey Stadium here. The match will kick-off at 4 pm (BST).Bangladesh Women’s Hockey team will play six preparatory matches against the Indian side ahead of their maiden ... Read More »

Thailand’s lost baby dugong dies of shock, ingesting plastic

Bangkok, Aug 17 (AP/UNB) — An 8-month-old dugong nurtured by marine experts after it was found lost near a beach in southern Thailand has died of what biologists believe was a combination of shock and ingesting plastic waste. The female dugong — a large ocean mammal — was named “Marium” and became a hit in Thailand after images of biologists ... Read More »

Indian authorities begin easing clampdown in Kashmir

New Delhi, Aug 17 (AP/UNB) — Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir on Saturday began restoring landline phone services after a nearly two-week unprecedented security crackdown and news blackout following a decision to downgrade the majority-Muslim region’s autonomy. Administrator Shahid Choudhary said restrictions are being lifted in most areas and government offices will open on Saturday. He also tweeted that food and ... Read More »

BNP demands fair probe into Mirpur Section 7 slum fire

Dhaka, Aug 17 (UNB) – BNP on Saturday demanded a fair and neutral investigation into Friday’s fire at a slum in the city’s Mirpur-7 area as such incidents are on the rise. Talking to reporters after visiting the fire-ravaged slum, party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir also urged the government to rehabilitate the victims and provide them with compensation. ... Read More »

Fresh dengue infection rate falls slightly; 2 die Saturday

Dhaka, Aug 17 (UNB) – Two more people have died of dengue and 1,460 others have been infected with the mosquito-borne disease, showing a significant fall in the number of dengue patients than Friday’s 1,719. The fresh deaths were recorded in Dhaka and Faridpur on Saturday while the new infections in 24 hours till Saturday morning. In Dhaka, a woman ... Read More »

Integrated Vector control must to fight dengue: Dhaka Mayor

Dhaka, Aug 17 (UNB) – Underscoring the importance of public awareness against mosquito breeding, Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Atiqul Islam on Saturday said Integrated Vector Management (IVM) is necessary for combatting the dengue outbreak in the country. ‘We’ve to launch IVM to control the spread of the disease….I’m hopeful about submitting an IMV project within the next 7-8 ... Read More »

Bus hits car again killing four at Narsingdi, 30km off Dhaka

Narsingdi, Aug 17 (UNB)- Four people were killed and another was injured in a collision between a bus and a private car on Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Shibpur upazila early Saturday. The deceased were identified as Akib Hossain, 27, Jannatul Ferdous and 25, Sadia Akhter, 24, and driver of the private car Emran, 32. All of them were passengers of the ... Read More »

Hundreds defy restrictions, join protests in Kashmir

New Delhi, Aug 16 (AP/UNB) — Hundreds of people protested an unprecedented security crackdown and clashed with police Friday in Indian-controlled Kashmir, as India’s government said it was constantly reviewing the situation in the disputed region and the restrictions there will be removed over the next few days. The U.N. Security Council met on Jammu and Kashmir for the first ... Read More »

2 siblings among 3 killed in Jamalpur lightning

Jamalpur, Aug 16 (UNB) – Three people, including two siblings, were killed by lightning here on Friday. Anwar Hossain, 25, and his brother Al Amin, 19, sons of Abdul Latif of Chengtimari village in Dewanganj upazila, were struck by a thunderbolt around 10am while fishing in nearby ‘Kaular beel’. They died on the spot, said officer-in-charge of Dewanganj Police Station ... Read More »

Run your way to better mental health

I once lived a life almost ruled by anxiety, intrusive thoughts and paralysing fear. I spent years looking for the thing that would release me, and when I finally found it, it wasn’t medication or therapy (although both helped). It was running. It gave me a feeling that there was a world out there beckoning me, promising hope; it gave ... Read More »

‘Alpha’ gets TV premiere

Entertainment Desk Nasiruddin Yousuff directed ‘Alpha’ had its TV premiere on Channel-i yesterday.’Alpha’ is the third feature film directed by Nasiruddin Yousuff, who made his directorial debut with liberation war film Ekatturer Jishu in 1992. Read More »

Band Metallica donates 250,000 euros for Romanian pediatric hospital

American heavy metal band Metallica has donated 250,000 euros to a Romanian association building the country’s first pediatric oncology hospital, they said. The donation to Daruieste Viata (Give Life), founded in 2012, came ahead of the band’s sold out concert on Wednesday, its fourth in the European Union state since 1999, the association said on its Facebook page. The donation ... Read More »

Poet Shamsur Rahman’s 13th death anniversary Saturday

Culture Desk The 13th death anniversary of one of the major poets in modern Bengali literature, Shamsur Rahman, will be observed today. Shamsur Rahman died at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) on August 17, 2006 while undergoing treatment. Different socio-cultural organisations including Shamsur Rahman smriti Parishad have drawn up different programmes to mark the day, a press release said ... Read More »

কাশ্মীরের ভারতভূক্তির চেষ্টা কোনদিন সফল হবেনা -লতিফ নেজামী

ইসলামী ঐক্যজোট চেয়ারম্যান ও বাংলাদেশ নেজামে ইসলাম পাটি সভাপতি মাওলানা আবদুল লতিফ নেজামী জাতিসংঘ নিরাপত্তা পরিষদ ও সাধারণ পরিষদে বিভিন্ন সময়ে গৃহিত প্রস্তাব মোতাবেক গণভোট অনুষ্ঠানের মাধ্যমে কাশ্মীরিদের আত্মনিয়ন্ত্রনাধিকার প্রতিষ্ঠার সুযোগ সৃষ্টির আহ্বান জানিয়েছেন । Read More »

চামড়া শিল্প ধ্বংসকারী সিন্ডিকেটগুলোকে বিচারের আওতায় আনতে হবে

ইসলামী আন্দোলন বাংলাদেশ-এর সিনিয়র নায়েবে আমীর মুফতী সৈয়দ মুহাম্মদ ফয়জুল করীম শায়খে চরমোনাই বলেছেন, চামড়া শিল্পকে ধ্বংসকারী সিন্ডিকেটগুলোকে বিচারের আওতায় আনতে হবে। এই প্রভাবশালী সংঘবদ্ধ সিন্ডিকেটের কারণে এবার ‘গরিবের হক’ কোরবানির পশুর চামড়ার বাজারে বড় ধস নেমেছে। Read More »

YouTube Music Video Review: Tumi Robe Nirobe -Debolina Nandi

by M Zahidul Haque I have been listening to a young female singer with a melodious voice on YouTube and some other social media for the last one year. The name of the singer is Debolina Nandi. On August 14 last, it was a music video of a popular Rabindra sangeet-“Tumi Robe Nirobe” sung by Debolina Nandi. Badal Sinha released ... Read More »