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‘সম্মিলিত ছাদ বাগান পরিবার’ এর নতুন আহবায়ক কমিটি ঘোষিত

শনিবার ০৭ সেপ্টেম্বর ২০১৯ইং বাংলাদেশ গ্রীন রুফ মুভমেন্ট এর এডমিন, জনাব গোলাম হায়দার এর সভাপতিত্বে বনশ্রী কল্যান সমিতি কার্যালয়ে ‘সম্মিলিত ছাদ বাগান পরিবার’ এর ৩য় সভা অনুষ্ঠিত হয়। ১ম ও ২য় মিটিং এর ধারাবাহিতায় নতুন আহবায়ক কমিটি ঘোষনা করা হয়। সর্ব সম্মতিতে নির্বাচিত কমিটি নিম্নরূপ – আহবায়ক ইশরাত সরকার ঝুনা, (সবুজ সেনা সোসাইটি), যুগ্ম আহবায়ক শামিম আহমেদ, ( মা মাটি ... Read More »

BGMEA to hit Guinness record sewing world largest T-shirt

Bangladesh is set to sew the world’s largest T-Shirt to break the Guinness record, marking the centenary founding anniversary of the International Labour Organization (ILO). Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has been assigned to sew the T-Shirt using cotton fabric to be branding the country’s apparel industry, which is the world second largest exporter. Talking to BSS, BGMEA ... Read More »

Weinstein looms as Toronto fest talks Oscar lobbying, sexism

Susan Sarandon knows what it takes to win an Oscar, but on Friday the veteran US actress blasted Hollywood for only handing out statuettes to stars backed by “the Harvey Weinsteins of this world.” Speaking at the Toronto International Film Festival for the world premiere of “Blackbird,” the Academy Award-winning star said Oscars glory is only possible today with vast ... Read More »

India loses touch with lander on its final approach to moon

India’s space agency said it lost touch Saturday with its Vikram lunar lander as it made its final approach to moon’s south pole to deploy a rover to search for signs of water. The fate of the lander — whether it crashed or landed — wasn’t immediately known. A successful landing would have made India just the fourth country to ... Read More »

10 university students win Samsung Coding Contest

Samsung Research & Development Institute Bangladesh (SRBD) awarded 10 university students for winning a Coding Contest held in the city in between June 21 and August 31. Over 900 university students participated in the second season of Coding Contest organised by SRBD, aiming to develop the knowledge and skills of the students and to bridge the gap between academia and ... Read More »

Seven nations sign forest protection pact after Amazon fires

Seven South American countries have agreed measures to protect the Amazon river basin, amid global concern over massive fires in the world’s largest tropical forest, reports BBC. Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru and Suriname signed a pact, setting up a disaster response network and satellite monitoring. At a summit in Colombia, they also agreed to work on reforestation. More ... Read More »

Voice-command ovens, robots for pets on show at Berlin fair

Europe’s biggest tech fair, Berlin’s IFA, is showcasing a flood of product launches until Wednesday. Here are five trends and gadgets making waves. – Fitness trainer for pets – No time to walk or play with your pet puppy or kitten? California start-up Varram showcased a Pet Fitness robot, which plays with cats and dogs at home via smartphone instructions, ... Read More »

Flies overwhelm Pakistan’s Karachi in monsoon ‘hell’

Swarms of flies are descending on Pakistan’s commercial capital in what residents say are record numbers this rainy season, adding to the misery of Karachi’s monsoon “hell”. Heavy rains have inundated the sprawling port city of nearly 20 million people for weeks, overwhelming shoddy drainage systems clogged with mountains of uncollected garbage and flooding neighbourhoods with raw sewage. “I have ... Read More »

Sushant Singh Rajput , Rhea Chakraborty to be cast together ?

There are various reports of Sushant Singh Rajput and Rhea Chakraborty being the latest lovebirds in town and we have another interesting update for you. According to reports, they may soon star together in a film. Sushant reportedly asked the director of one of his forthcoming films to rope in Rhea for the project. It’s also said that the two ... Read More »

Bonna Mirza signs for government-funded film ‘Ghor Geosthi’

Entertainment Desk Renowned actress Bonna Mirza has signed up for a government-funded film Ghor Geosthi. The versatile actress has been working on stage, television and in films for the last two decades. She was highly applauded for her eponymous role in Rabeya, directed by Tanvir Mokammel. The film is still screened on major national holidays in various television channels. Pita, ... Read More »

US Open Glance: Williams, Andreescu to play for the title

New York, Sept 7 (AP/UNB) —Serena Williams gets another chance to win a record-tying 24th Grand Slam singles title when she faces 19-year-old Bianca Andreescu, who is trying to become the first Canadian woman to win one. The eighth-seeded Williams has reached three major finals since having a baby but lost them all. Two were at Wimbledon and the other ... Read More »

Rohingya repatriation needs more global focus: Jap expert

Tokyo (Japan), Sept 7 (UNB) – The international community needs to focus more on repatriation of Rohingyas to their place of origin in Rakhine State instead of focusing only on their food, shelter and healthcare issues, says a Japanese South Asian affairs expert. “We’ve to work on how to bring them (Rohingyas) back to their original country (Myanma),” Ryohei Kasai, ... Read More »

Bangladesh’s traditional fabric Jamdani festival begins

A five-week Jamdani Festival 2019 was jointly organised by the National Crafts Council of Bangladesh (NCCB) and Bengal Foundationat Bengal Shilpalay in Dhanmondi. A weaver crafts Jamdani at the Jamdani Festival 2019 in Dhaka, on Friday, Sept 6. Photo: Md Abu Sufian Jewel/UNB Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni (far right) and President of the World Crafts Council Asia-Pacific Region Dr ... Read More »

Hong Kong braces for airport protests after overnight unrest

Hong Kong, Sept 7 (AP/UNB) — Hong Kong authorities were limiting airport transport services and controlling access to terminals Saturday as they braced for a second weekend of disruption following overnight demonstrations that turned violent. Express train service will run from the station in downtown Hong Kong direct to the airport, skipping all stations in-between and only those with flight ... Read More »

Virus attack devastates shrimp farms in South West BD

Bagerhat, Sept 7 (UNB) – ‘Bagda’ shrimp farmers in the district are counting huge losses due to decline in production caused by virus attack and drastic fall in its prices. Local farmers said a huge quantity of ‘Bagda’ shrimp die in many enclosures in different areas of the district a few months back due to drought and virus attack, leading ... Read More »

Is America defeated in Afghanistan?

By Saber Azam Geneva, Sep 5 2019 (IPS) – Following the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks on American soil, the United States and their allies went to Afghanistan to “smoke out” Osama bin Laden and his Taliban protectors. The most fundamental primary mistake was to let all terrorists flee to Pakistan instead of sealing the border and capturing their main ... Read More »