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Daily Archives: September 1, 2019

BHF announces final squad for Women’s Junior AHF Cup’2019

Dhaka – Bangladesh Hockey Federation (BHF) on Sunday announced a 22-member final squad of the Women’s Hockey team to participate in the Women’s Junior (U-21) AHF Cup Hockey Qualifiers scheduled to be held from September 9–15 in Singapore. Bangladesh team will leave Dhaka for Singapore Wednesday (September 4) morning at 8:20 am.Six Asian countries–Hong Kong, Uzbekistan, Chinese Taipei, Sri Lanka, ... Read More »

FIFA, AFC Qualifiers: Bangladesh off to Tajikistan

Dhaka – A 32-member Bangladesh National Football team left here for Tajikistan on Sunday morning to play their first-leg away match for the joint Qualification (Round-1) of the FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023 against Afghanistan on September 10 in Tajik capital Dushanbe. “We’ve reached Dubai on our way to Dushanbe. Now, we’re waiting for our Dushanbe ... Read More »

Govt out to eliminate opposition, complains BNP

Dhaka, Sept 1 (UNB) – BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Sunday alleged that the government is conspiring to annihilate its opponents after “destroying democratic structures through repressive acts”. “The government has continued all types of plots to wipe out opposition politics and disagreements. As part of it, our leader Khaleda Zia has been put behind bars unlawfully,” ... Read More »

Govt working for single digit bank loan interest rate: PM

Dhaka, Sept 1 (UNB) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said steps are underway to bring down bank loan interest rate to single digit in all banks, noting that higher interest rate naturally causes loan defaults. “We want to bring it (bank loan interest rate) down to single digit. In the meantime, we’ve taken appropriate measurers so that investment ... Read More »

Saturday’s bomb attack aimed at cops: Dhaka Police chief

Dhaka, Sept 1 (UNB) – The bomb attack at the city’s Science Laboratory crossing was carried out targeting policemen, said Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia on Sunday. “The attack was made basically targeting the policemen near Science Laboratory on Saturday. The bomb explosion took place when the road was empty due to traffic signal [on the other side] ... Read More »

Quader sees sign of ‘bigger attack’ in Saturday’s blast

Dhaka, Sept 1 (UNB) – Road, Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Sunday said Saturday’s bomb attack on cops near Science Laboratory here might be a ‘test attack’ before a bigger one as militants are there in hideouts to raise their ugly heads. “Militants have got weakened, not uprooted yet from the country. Detectives are investigating the attack,” he ... Read More »

George Headley: A forgotten hero

In the bowels of the southern stand at Sabina Park, a bunch of kids are idling away near a rusty statue of a batsman, frozen in his imperious follow through after an on-drive . Time and neglect have eroded its legs to the extent that it could tumble any time, like a batman losing his balance. For all it’s worth ... Read More »

Body politics: Famous preserved corpses

Monday marks 50 years since the death of Vietnam’s revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh, whose embalmed corpse is on show at a stately mausoleum in Hanoi where it is visited by millions annually — despite his dying wish to be cremated. Posters, busts, statues and plaques honouring the father of modern-day Vietnam are ubiquitous across the country, today a bustling ... Read More »

Meghan’s dad criticises being estranged from his daughter

Thomas Markle, Meghan Markle’s estranged father, has criticised being made a “ghost” in her life — while accusing his daughter of telling “lies” about how she financed her university education. The 75-year-old, who lives in Mexico, said in a British newspaper interview published Sunday that he had not heard from the Duchess of Sussex or her husband Prince Harry since ... Read More »

Chhayanaut pays tribute to Nazrul on his 43rd death anniversary

Country’s prominent cultural institution Chhayanaut arranged a cultural event to pay tribute to the national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam, observing his 43rd death anniversary. The event inaugurated at its Dhanmondi auditorium on Saturday evening, with an introductory group performance on the song ‘Jago Amrita Piyashi Chita’ by artistes of the organisation. Moumita Sarkar Mumu, Shukla Paul Setu, Kaniz Husna Ahammadi, ... Read More »

Joaquin Phoenix discusses preparing for role in ‘Joker’

Joaquin Phoenix is having a hard time defining the Joker, but then again, he doesn’t really want to. The actor spent eight months exploring how a struggling stand-up comedian named Arthur Fleck becomes Batman’s antagonist, the villain with a chilling laugh and a love of chaos. Preparing for the role involved losing quite a bit of weight, studying personality disorders ... Read More »

Mysterious Iran rocket blast draws Trump tweet, Tehran taunt

Dubai, Sept 01(AP/UNB) — The unexplained explosion of a rocket at an Iranian space center grew more mysterious Saturday as President Donald Trump tweeted what appeared to be an American surveillance photo of the site and Tehran showed off a satellite meant to be launched. Trump’s tweet showing the aftermath of Thursday’s explosion at the Imam Khomeini Space Center drew ... Read More »

Bolsonaro bans fires for land cleaning in Brazil to Amazon only

Rio De Janeiro, Sept 01 (AP/UNB) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is partially backtracking on a decree that banned most fires for land-clearing for 60 days, now saying the ban will only apply to the Amazon region. The government on Friday published a decree saying fires for agriculture outside the Amazon region would be allowed with authorization from state environmental ... Read More »

Holy Ashura in Bangladesh on Sept 10

Dhaka, Aug 31 (UNB) – Holy Ashura, commemorating the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), will be observed in the country on September 10 as the Muharram moon was sighted in Bangladesh sky on Saturday. The decision was taken at a meeting of the National Moon Sighting Committee held at the conference room of Islamic Foundation’s Baitul Mukarram office with ... Read More »

Water-no-soil vegetable farming gets popular in BD cities

Cumilla, Sept 1 (UNB) – Growing vegetables usually requires land and arduous labour. So, the Cumilla Agricultural Research Centre has introduced vegetable farming using only water. Ash gourd, cucumber, lettuce can be produced using this system, known as hydroponic system, said Md Ayub Hossain Khan, scientific officer of the centre. Vegetables can be grown in verandas and corridors of high-rises ... Read More »

It’s not possible to fully defeat dengue: DG Health Director

Dhaka, Sept 1 (UNB) – It will not be possible to bring down dengue infection rate to a zero level, but concerted efforts can help prevent another outbreak like the one experienced this year, said Prof Dr Abul Kalam Azad, Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). “It’ll take more time to bring the dengue situation under ... Read More »

সরকার সর্বক্ষেত্রে ব্যর্থতার পরিচয় দিয়েছে -ইসলামী আন্দোলন

ইসলামী আন্দোলন বাংলাদেশ-এর মহাসচিব প্রিন্সিপাল মাওলানা ইউনুছ আহমাদ বলেছেন, সরকার সর্বক্ষেত্রে ব্যর্থতার পরিচয় দিয়েছে। দেশে বিদেশী বিনিয়োগ নেই, বিনিয়োগে চরম ধস নেমেছে। ব্যাংকগুলোতে টাকার সঙ্কট, কর্মসংস্থান নেই। Read More »