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Dhaka-based Chandpur Journalists’ Forum committee formed

Dhaka – Daily Jugantor’s special correspondent Mizan Malik and news agency United News of Bangladesh’s district editor Rashed Shahriar Polash have been elected president and general secretary respectively of Dhaka-based Chandpur Journalists’ Forum for the next two years. Forum’s adviser and chief reporter of the Dainik Ittefaq M Abul Khayer announced the new committee after its general meeting at a ... Read More »

‘Miss us?’ Twitter hit with hour-long outage

San Francisco, Jul 12 (AP/UNB) — “Miss us?” Twitter tweeted from its official account as the Great Twitter Outage wound down. We did, apparently. For nearly an hour Thursday, the service we use to keep up with everything and nothing appeared inaccessible for people around the world, regardless of celebrity status or follower count. We reloaded and reloaded. Some turned ... Read More »

Prof Abu Sayeed chief guest at Fobana Convention, NY

Prof. Abdullah Abu Sayeed, Chairman of the Bishwa Shahitto Kendro, has consented to be the chief guest at the Fobana Convention being held in New York from August 30 to 01 September next. The 33rd Convention of the Federation of Bangladeshi Associations in North America (FOBANA) is going to be held from August 30 to September 1 in New York. ... Read More »

Shakib hands Afghanistan 7th WC defeat

Dhaka, June 24 – A scintillating Shakib Al Hasan handed Afghanistan their seventh consecutive defeat in the ongoing World Cup as Bangladesh won the match by 62 runs at Southampton on Monday. The southpaw hit a fifty while batting and then took five wickets for just 29 runs while bowling to register Bangladesh’s third win in this World Cup. With ... Read More »

‘Grits and Grains’ has begun at La Galerie, AF Dhaka

The first solo art exhibition by Iqbal Bahar Chy ‘Grits and Grains’ has begun at La Galerie, Alliance Française de Dhaka on Friday, 14 June 2019. Eminent artist Shahid Kabir attended the opening ceremony as the chief guest while Architect Salauddin Ahmed also present as the special guest. There are around 60 artworks are in display for the exhibition. Born ... Read More »

Two suspected Ansarullah men held in Narayanganj

Narayanganj, May 20 (UNB) – Rapid Action Battalion members arrested two suspected members of banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team from Fatullah on Sunday.  The arrestees were identified as Abu Sayeed, 24, of Munshiganj’s Tongibari upazila and SM Mahadi Hasan alias Golam Rabbi, 26, hailing from Gournadi upazila of Barishal.  Md Alep Uddin, additional superintendent of police (media) on deputation ... 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 »

Madhuri’s dance track in Kalank in news

Dharma Productions’ upcoming film Kalank has been in the news since its inception. The film stars Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sonakshi Sinha, Madhuri Dixit Nene and Sanjay Dutt in pivotal parts and is directed by Abhishek Varman. The film’s trailer was released a couple of days back and it has just doubled the buzz around the film. ... Read More »

State of emergency in Ethiopia, 1600 held

Dhaka-The Ethiopian authorities have detained more than 1,600 people under the state of emergency, a government minister has told the BBC. A statement, quoted by state-affiliated FBC website, lists arrests in the Oromia and Amhara regions, which have recently seen massive demonstrations. This is in addition to Monday’s arrests of 1,000 people near the capital. Read More »

Fire at Benapole land port

Benapole – A fire broke out at No 23 shed of Benapole land port, the country’s largest land port, in Sharsha upazila early Sunday. Port director Nitai Chandra Sen said the blaze erupted from an electric short circuit early around 4am and burned down several Indian trucks and private cars. Read More »

Gazipur spinning mill catches fire

Gazipur– A fire broke out at two spinning mills at Shafipur in Kaliakoir upazila early Sunday. Akhteruzzaman Liton, assistant director at Gazipur fire services, said the fire broke out from jhut godawn of recycling plant of ‘Shamim Spinning Mill’ of Jamuna Group around 5.15am. The fire roared through the entire tin-shed factory and it collapsed around 8.30am. Read More »

Machete-wielding man causes evacuation in Liege

A neighborhood in the Belgian city of Liege was evacuated after a machete-wielding man was spotted in the area, local media reported citing the authorities. Police detained the suspect, who is said to be of Turkish origin. The Liege police received a phone call on Sunday morning at around 06:20 local time, stating that a man armed with a machete ... Read More »

PM fears more terror attacks, alerts people

Apprehending more terror attacks like ones at Gulshan and Sholakia, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday urged all to be more alert and careful. “We’ve had intelligence reports that the terrorists have planned to launch more attacks,” she said. The Prime Minister made the statements while videoconferencing with people from all strata of life from various districts of Chittagong, Sylhet, ... Read More »

Binge drinking, eating leaves Kim Jong Un leader overweight

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un has weight issues according to South Korea’s spy agency, which states that he has put on around 40 kilos since becoming the country’s head of state in 2012. Paranoia and insomnia are believed to be the causes of his health problems. Kim has never been noted for his slender figure, but he has been piling ... Read More »

Lailatul Qadr on Saturday

The holy Lailatul Qadr or Shab-e-Qadr, the holiest and most blessed nights for Muslims, will be observed across the country on Saturday night with due solemnity and religious fervour. Muslim devotees will spend the night seeking divine blessings for peace and progress of the country as well as the Muslim Ummah. According to the holy Quran, this is superior to ... Read More »

Al-Qaida branch in subcontinent on US terror list

Washington — The State Department is putting al-Qaida’s branch in the Indian subcontinent on its list of foreign terrorist groups. Thursday’s action bans Americans from engaging in transactions with the group or its leader, Asim Umar, and freezes any assets the group has within US jurisdiction. It also prohibits people from knowingly providing support to the group. Read More »

BD signs US$ 200mn loan deals with WB

The government on Thursday signed two financing agreements totalling to $200 million with the World Bank, aiming to improve health services and the living condition of urban poor in selected municipality areas. Economic Relations Division (ERD) Additional Secretary Kazi Shofiqul Azam and Acting World Bank country director Zahid Hussain signed the agreements at the Economic Relations Division on behalf of ... Read More »

Agrani Bank MD removed for irregularities

Managing director of state-owned Agrani Bank Syed Abdul Hamid has been removed from his post for granting huge loans violating rules. A letter, singed by Bangladesh Bank Governor Fazle Kabir, containing removal order of the central bank, was sent to the secretary of Banking and Financial Institution Division of the Finance Ministry and the chairman of Agrani Bank board on ... Read More »