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Daily Archives: September 5, 2019

AFC U-16 Women’s Champs: Bangladesh team reach Thailand

Dhaka – Bangladesh Under-16 Women’s Football team reached Thailand on Thursday to participate in the eight-nation AFC U-16 Women’s Championship 2019 aiming to make a good start beating the hosts in the opener. The qualifying meet for FIFA Under-17 Women World Cup 2020 will begin on September 15 at Chonburi Stadium. Ahead of the main competition, Bangladesh team will conduct ... Read More »

BD Women’s Hockey team make first training in Singapore

Dhaka -Bangladesh Women’s Juniors Hockey team made their first training session at the Premier Pitch in Balestier Road, Singapore on Thursday ahead of the Women’s Juniors (U-21) AHF Cup Hockey Qualifiers beginning on September 9 in the city-state. Assistant Coach of Bangladesh team Shahidullah Titu said, “Girls are fully fit and they made their practice session on Thursday with physical ... Read More »

Suspected criminal killed in gunfight hours after surrender

Chattogram, Sept 5 (UNB) – A suspected criminal was killed in an alleged gunfight with police in Chattogram on early Thursday, hours after turning himself in. The deceased was identified as Mohammad Belal, 43, son of Abdul Quader of Cumilla’s Chandina upazila. He was wanted in 13 criminal cases including murder, said police. Pranab Chowdhury, officer-in-charge of Khulshi Police Station, ... Read More »

Help protect marine ecology: PM asks Indian Ocean Rim Assoc

Dhaka, Sept 5 (UNB) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday urged the IORA member states to respond quickly to save the marine ecological system as the protection of ocean and sea resources is essential to get long-term benefits from the Indian Ocean belt. “We’ve to realise that every investment we make and every step we take to protect our ... Read More »

Dhaka North City earmarks Tk 490mn to control mosquitoes

Dhaka, Sep 5 (UNB) – The Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) has earmarked Tk 49.3 crore for mosquito extermination programmes in its proposed budget for the 2019-20 financial year. It was revealed when Mayor Atiqul Islam unveiled the city corporation’s budget at DNCC Nagar Bhaban in Gulshan on Thursday. This is the first time he has announced the budget after ... Read More »

BD telecom regulator BTRC serves notice to GP, Robi

Dhaka, Sept 5 (UNB) – Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) on Thursday issued show-causes notices to Grameenphone and Robi seeking explanation as to why their 2G and 3G licences should not be revoked for failure to pay dues. The two mobile phone operators have been asked to respond to the notices within 30 days, said BTRC Senior Assistant Director Zakir ... Read More »

Nations must have trade partners freely: Iran FM Javad Zarif

Dhaka, Sep 4 (UNB) – Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has urged countries including Bangladesh not to bow to what he termed ‘economic terrorism’ by the United States government, and encouraged them to avail a number of alternative trading mechanisms that circumvent the US financial system to carry on trading with Iran – without falling foul of Washington’s sanctions regime. ... Read More »

No. of NGOs withdrawn from Cox’s Bazar Rohingya camps now 43

Cox’s Bazar, Sept 4 (UNB) – The government has banned the activities of two more NGOs – ADRA Bangladesh and Al-Markazul Islami — for providing financial assistance for the August 25 rally of Rohingyas and campaigning against the Rohingya repatriation. The NGO Affairs Bureau issued an order on Wednesday in this regard, said Additional Deputy Commissioner (Revenue) Mohammad Ashraful Afar. ... Read More »

Dr Akash suicide: Wife Mitu released on bail

Chattogram, Sept 4 (UNB) – Tanzila Haq Chowdhury Mitu, who was arrested for instigating the suicide of her husband Dr Mustafa Murshed Akash, was released from jail on Wednesday evening after over seven and half months. She walked out of Chittagong Central Jail around 7pm, said its Deputy Jailer Abdus Salam. Mitu was released after the order of her permanent ... Read More »

Police constable among 2 held during mugging in city

Dhaka, Sept 4 (UNB) – Two people, including a ‘constable’, were held while fleeing after mugging a businessman in the city’s Motijheel area on Wednesday. The arrestees are Mamun, said to be a constable of Bangshal Police Station, and his friend Jitu. Abul Kalam Azad, the victim, said Mamun and Jitu waylaid him around 3:30pm when he was returning after ... Read More »

9 jailed for selling wild birds in Chittagong

Chattogram, Sept 5 (UNB) – A mobile court here on Wednesday night sentenced nine people to one month in jail for selling wild birds at Reazuddin Bazar in the port city. During a drive at 11 shops, the court seized 150 birds that included parrot and Mayna, said Executive Magistrate Tahmilur Rahman. Later, the court fined them Tk 5,000 each ... Read More »

Bolivia’s fires destroy ‘heritage’ rock art sites

Wildfires that have raged across forests and grassland in eastern Bolivia for weeks have destroyed rare rock art sites, archeologists announced Tuesday. “We believe that the damage is big and wide in terms of our heritage of rock art,” said Danilo Drakic, chief archeologist in the eastern Santa Cruz department. Santa Cruz is home to numerous rock art sites, including ... Read More »

Samsung to launch foldable smartphone after major delay

Tech giant Samsung has said it will launch its hotly anticipated first foldable smartphone on Friday, months after faulty screens forced an embarrassing delay of its release. The world’s largest smartphone maker spent nearly eight years developingthe Galaxy Fold, but had to hold its launch in April after reviewers reported screen problems within days of use. It was a major ... Read More »

Selfies from the zone: How TV show changed Chernobyl tourism

The hit TV series “Chernobyl” has attracted a new generation of tourists to the nuclear disaster zone but guides say that many are more interested in taking selfies than learning about the accident. “They do not need information anymore, they just want to take a selfie,”said Yevgen Goncharenko, an official plant guide, at the site of the worst nuclear accident ... Read More »

Organic farming changes life in Madaripur

Organic farming or chemical free farming has changed the lives of many like Kalachand Madbor, who once struggled to make the ends meet and provide for his family. Five years ago Kalachand, 70, and his family including his wife, three sons and two daughters fell on hard times. They migrated to the district town and planned to start vegetable farming. ... Read More »

Scarlett Johansson stands by Woody Allen: ‘I believe him’

Scarlett Johansson says she’s standing by Woody Allen because, “I believe him.” Much of Hollywood has distanced itself from the filmmaker since the MeToo movement prompted a re-examination of child sexual abuse allegations from his now-grown daughter, Dylan. Michael Caine, Timothee Chalamet and Greta Gerwig are among the actors who have publicly expressed regret over working with him. “I love ... Read More »

East Punjab firecracker factory blast: 23 killed, 27 hurt

At least 23 people were killed and 27 injured after a massive explosion on Wednesday at an unauthorised firecracker manufacturing factory in a densely-populated residential area in East Punjab’s Gurdaspur, India. Several people were feared trapped under the debris and rescue work continued till late in the night, reports NDTV. Read More »

জমিয়তের গোলটেবিল: কাশ্মিরে মানুষের ন্যায্য অধিকার ফিরিয়ে দিন

‘ভূলুন্ঠিত মানবতা, নির্যাতিত মুসলিম উম্মাহ, নির্বিকার বিশ্ববিবেক ও আমাদের করণীয়’ শীর্ষক গোলটেবিল বৈঠক করেছে জমিয়তে উলামায়ে ইসলাম বাংলাদেশ। জমিয়তের সভাপতি সাবেক মন্ত্রী আল্লামা মুফতি মুহাম্মদ ওয়াক্কাসের সভাপতিত্বে আজ বিকালে পল্টনস্থ ভোজন রেস্তোরায় এ গোলটেবিল অনুষ্ঠিত হয়। Read More »

সিডও’র ওপর আপত্তি বহাল রাখতে হবে -মাওলানা নেজামী

ইসলামী ঐক্যজোটের চেয়ারম্যান ও বাংলাশে নেজামে ইসলাম পার্টির সভাপতি মাওলানা আবদুল লতিফ নেজামী জাতিসংঘের নারীর প্রতি সকল প্রকার বৈষম্য বিলোপ সনদ-সিডও-এর ইসলাম বিরোধী ধারা ২ এবং ১৬.১-এর ওপর আরোপিত বাংলাদেশের আপত্তি প্রত্যাহারের জন্যে মহিলা পরিষদের দাবির তীব্র সমালোচনা করে বলেছেন যে, বিশ্বের উলামায়ে কেরামের সর্বসম্মত সিদ্ধান্ত মোতাবেক জাতিসংঘ প্রণীত ”নারীর প্রতি সকল প্রকার বৈষম্য বিলোপ সনদ (সিডও)”-এর উত্তরাধিকার (মিরাস) সম্পর্কিত ... Read More »

The growing inequality in South Asia – SAAPE

04 September 2019, Kathmandu – South Asian countries have failed to make the use of economic growth in the region to improve the lives of the poor and marginalized people of the community, mostly women, girls and marginalised communities and reduce inequalities the region is facing. Extreme inequalities are destroying the region putting a threat to democracy, culture and security, ... Read More »

Food sovereignty Africa’s solution to food, climate crises

For Africa, the climate crisis is a food crisis. The continent will need more food to cope with a growing population, but it is estimated that global warming could cause a 10-20% reduction in Africa’s overall food production. If nothing is done to reverse course, Africa’s food imports will triple between now and 2025, reaching over $110 billion. The UN ... Read More »

Inequality in Europe—wider than it looks

by Michael Dauderstädt on 3rd September 2019 Most discussion of inequality in Europe is confined to individual member states. Aggregating incomes across the EU, however, presents a sobering picture. How unequal is the distribution of income within the European Union? The question sounds simple but it hides a plethora of complex issues. Read More »