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Nepal woman spends her day feeding temple monkeys

Kathmandu, Jul 25 (AP/UNB) — In the forests of Nepal’s capital Kathmandu near the revered Hindu temple of Pahsupatinath, some 300 monkeys eagerly await their pieces of roti, or flat bread. For the past four years, Saraswati Dangol has been bringing the bread every day to feed the monkeys. She buys some 10 kilograms (22 pounds) of flour and spends ... Read More »

150 imported cargo containers drop into Bay from vessel

Dhaka, June 30 – A Dhaka Pangaon bound import container-laden cargo vessel from Chittagong port on Sunday lost 43 containers into Bay of Bengal near Hatiya Channel due to rough sea. Every day over 150 container vessels and oil tanker carry goods from Chattogram port to Pangaon using the route. The vessel is ‘KSL Gladiator’ of Karim Group’s Karim Shipping ... Read More »

Hidden cameras reveal six colour variants of the Asiatic golden cat

by Shreya Dasgupta on 24 June 2019 • Cameras placed across the Dibang Valley in Arunachal Pradesh have captured Asiatic golden cats with six different coat colours. • These include five colours previously described from different parts of the cat’s distribution across Asia as well as a previously unrecorded dark pattern of tightly spaced rosettes. • The study’s authors suspect ... Read More »

Mother’s folly, daughter’s death at hands of fake exorcist

Narayanganj, Jun 20 (UNB) – A housewife of an expatriate was allegedly tortured to death in the name of performing exorcism, that her mothgd in Chowdhuripara of Sidhirganj on Thursday. The deceased was identified as Shahnaj Aktar Sikha, 25, daughter of Shah Alam resident of Saddam Market area in Dhaka. Police held the couple Faruk Hossain and his wife Jesmin ... Read More »

AL leader’s wife burnt to death; police recovers body

Natore, June 8 (UNB)— Police foiled a bid to clandestinely bury a woman who died from severe burns in Boraigram Upazila on Friday afternoon. Kamrunnahar Shelly, the third wife of Awami League’s Zoari Union unit chief Abdur Razzak, was injured in a fire on June 2. Her husband insisted that she had suffered severe burns in a gas cylinder explosion. ... Read More »

Toxic gas in septic tank kills 2 workers

Magura, June 7 (UNB) – Two construction workers died after inhaling toxic gas inside a septic tank at Tupipara in Sreepur upazila on Friday. The deceased were identified as Palash Roy, 27, son of Kumaresh Roy and Manirul Islam, 30, son of Gafur Biswas. Mahbubur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Sreepur Police Station, said that the workers entered the septic tank of ... Read More »

Stressed out? Your dog may feel it too, study suggests

New York, June 7 (AP/UNB) — When dog owners go through a stressful period, they’re not alone in feeling the pressure — their dogs feel it too, a new study suggests. Dog owners experiencing long bouts of stress can transfer it to their dogs, scientists report in a study published Thursday in Scientific Reports. The Swedish researchers focused on 58 ... Read More »

Schoolboy’s body found in Dhaka’s Buriganga River

Keraniganj, May 20 (UNB) – The body of a schoolboy, who reportedly jumped into the Buriganga river after being rebuked by his father on Saturday night, was recovered from the river on Monday morning. The deceased was identified as Asif Khan, 15, a class X student of a local school and son of Habibur Rahman of Hasnabad area. Shah Jaman, ... Read More »

Dog rescues baby buried alive in field in Thailand

Dhaka, May 18 (UNB/BBC) -A dog in northern Thailand has rescued a newborn baby after it was buried alive, allegedly by its teenage mother, reports BBC. The baby boy is said to have been abandoned by his mother, 15, to hide her pregnancy from her parents. Ping Pong the dog was barking and digging in a field in Ban Nong ... Read More »

‘Bomb hurled on cops different from normal cocktail’

Dhaka, Apr 30 (UNB) – The improvised bomb that exploded in Gulistan on Monday was different from normal crude bombs, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) chief Asaduzzaman Mia said Tuesday. “The Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) and DMP’s bomb disposal units are investigating the incident,” he said after visiting injured policemen at Dhaka Medical College Hospital. Members of CTTC and ... Read More »

Nigeria’s twin town ponders cause of multiple births

In a dusty school playground in southwest Nigeria, the rows of children lined up to return to their classrooms are dotted with the faces of identical twins. Sights like this can be seen everywhere in Igbo Ora, where a banner welcomes visitors to the “twins capital of the world”. Twins are common in the Yoruba ethnic group that dominates this ... Read More »

China says lightning caused forest fire that killed 31

Beijing, Apr 6 (AP/UNB) — Lighting sparked a forest fire in mountainous western China last month that killed 27 firefighters and four local helpers in one of the country’s deadliest days for first responders, investigators said. Acting on accounts of eyewitnesses in Sichuan province’s Muli county, investigators located an 18-meter (59-foot) pine tree split by lightning that they identified as ... Read More »

Houses, shops gutted in Gazipur fire incidents near Dhaka

Gazipur, Apr 1 (UNB) –At least three houses, five shops and a sweater factory were gutted in separate fire incidents in the district from Sunday night to early Monday. Md Jakir Hossain, senior station officer of Joydebpur Fire Station, said that a fire broke out on the 1st floor of six-storey ‘Gorib and Gorib Sweater Factory’ in Bhogra area around ... Read More »

Norway cruise ship arrives at port after passenger airlifts

A cruise ship that got into trouble off the Norwegian coast has arrived safely at the port of Molde after the dramatic rescue of hundreds of people. The Viking Sky lost power on Saturday and sent out a distress signal after it began drifting towards land. Almost 500 of the 1,373 people on board were airlifted off in bad weather. ... Read More »

Scientist who popularized term ‘global warming’ dies at 87

New York, Feb 19 (AP/UNB) — A scientist who raised early alarms about climate change and popularized the term “global warming” has died. Wallace Smith Broecker was 87. The longtime Columbia University professor and researcher died Monday at a New York City hospital, according to a spokesman for the university’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Kevin Krajick said Broecker had been ailing ... Read More »

11th Bd nat’l election can be put on record, says CEC

Dhaka, Feb 18 – Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda on Monday claimed that the 11th national election was held in such a credible manner that it can be put on record. “The 11th parliamentary polls were held in such a free and fair environment that its scenario can be kept in the record. I can claim it publicly. ... Read More »

32 ‘wartime’ grenades found at Khulna fish enclosure

Khulna, Feb 17 (UNB) – Police recovered 32 abandoned grenades from a fish enclosure at Sonadala village in Paikgachha upazila on Sunday.  A group of workers spotted some bomb like objects while they were excavating a pond inside the enclosure of Kamar Molla of the village around 10:30 am and informed police.  On information, police recovered 32 grenades from the ... Read More »

False ‘Brinjal bomb’ panic in Chittagong University

Chattogram, Feb 15 (UNB) – Chittagong University students and authorities spent a sleepless night on Thursday as they mistook a brinjal as a bomb. Witnesses said panic spread to such extent that first police and then the bomb disposal unit of Chittagong Metropolitan Police (CMP) were called in, and the police guarded the bomb-like object overnight. “It looked exactly like ... Read More »

Will Saudi Arabia remain unchanged after Khashoggi?

By Askiah Adam While the body of the murdered Jamal Khashoggi, a columnist for the Washington Post has not been found, the government of Saudi Arabia has admitted that he is dead, killed during an interrogation gone wrong in their Consulate in Istanbul. But the Turkish President Erdogan insisted that it is a pre-meditated murder, which the Saudi Attorney General ... Read More »