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Dynamites upbeat ahead of eliminator clash against Vikings

Dhaka – Reining Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) runners-up Dhaka Dynamites are upbeat ahead of their Monday’s eliminator clash against Chittagong Vikings which begins at 1:30 pm at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur. Addressing a press conference on Sunday, Dynamites coach Khaled Mahmud Shujon said they are optimistic about beating the Vikings despite their poor show against the same team ... Read More »

BPL Football: Arambagh, Saif SC register win

Dhaka – Arambagh Krira Sangha earned their 3rd consecutive victory in four matches to take a joint lead in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football beating formidable Chattogram Abahani Limited by 2-0 goals at their lucky home venue — Rofiq Uddin Bhuiyan Stadium in Mymensingh on Sunday. With the day’s feat, Maruful Haque’s Arambagh KS shared the top slot ... Read More »

Ravi Bopara sees a tough clash in BPL Qualifier

Dhaka – Rangpur Riders’ English all-rounder Ravi Bopara believes they have to face a tough time in the middle while playing the first Qualifier of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) on Monday at 6:30pm at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium against Comilla Victorians. The Riders took their steps to the playoffs being number one in the points table. They have acquired ... Read More »

1st Div Hockey: Dilkusha SC outplay Shisu Kishore Sangha 10-0

Dhaka – Dilkusha Sporting Club registered a comfortable 10-0 goals victory over Shisu Kishore Sangha in the Green Delta Insurance First Division Hockey League at the Maulana Bhashani National Stadium here on Sunday. Milon Hossain struck three, Zahidul Islam Rajon and Powan Malik scored two each while Bandhon, Hridoy Sheikh and Shawon scored one each for the winners. In the ... Read More »

Force govt to work as per constitution: Dr Kamal

Dhaka, Feb 3 (UNB) –  Jatiya Oikyafront Convener Dr Kamal Hossain on Sunday urged people to play a careful role during the next two years so that the government discharges its duties as per the constitution as the country is going to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of its independence in 2021. “Certainty there’ll be some problems when there’s any fault ... Read More »

Angelina Jolie plans to visit Rohingya camp

Dhaka, Feb 3 (UNB) – UNHCR special envoy and Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie has planned to visit Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar district this week to see the situation on the ground and meet Rohingya people. She is likely to arrive here on Sunday night and visit Cox’s Bazar on Monday and Wednesday, said a diplomatic source indicating that there ... Read More »

BNP warns of another ‘vote robbery’ in Ducsu

Dhaka, Feb 3 (UNB) – The BNP apprehends a ‘vote robbery’ in the long-awaited Ducsu elections like the last parliamentary polls, unless ‘coexistence’ of different student bodies is ensured on the Dhaka University (DU) campus. “The Dhaka University authorities announced to hold Ducsu polls after a national election of grand vote robbery. People are skeptical about whether the university authorities ... Read More »

Rangamati private tutor kills minor pupil he tried to rape

Rangamati, Feb 3 (UNB) –A private tutor allegedly strangled a class three student to death after his failed rape attempt at Raikhali Purbakodala Borokhola Para in Kaptai upazila on Sunday. Police arrested private tutor Bachingmong Marma, 40, after local people caught him red-handed on Saturday night while trying to dump the body in a roadside ditch in the dead of ... Read More »

Smugglers attack BGB men in C’nawabganj; One held

Chapainawabganj, Feb 3 (UNB) – A team of Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) came under attack  by some smugglers during a drive at Jahurpur border of Sadar Upazila early Sunday. BGB members  also caught one of the smugglers, Ibrahim, 38, son of Enamul Haque of Shampur area of Shibganj upazila,  with bullet wounds. Director of BGB Battalion 53, Lieutenant Colonel Sazzad ... Read More »

PM’s tea party like ‘pleasure without conscience’: BNP

Dhaka, Feb 3 (UNB) – BNP on Sunday described Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s ‘tea party’ at Ganobhaban as pleasure without conscience and said no democracy-loving party leader joined it. “The tea party arrangement by a regretless government after a grand vote robbery reminds me a famous saying by Mahatma Gandhi ‘pleasure without conscience’. This pleasure is a social sin,” said ... Read More »

Queen Elizabeth to be evacuated in case of Brexit unrest

Dhaka, Feb 3 (UNB) – British officials have revived cold war emergency plans to relocate the royal family should there be riots in London if Britain suffers a disruptive departure from the European Union, reports local media on Sunday newspapers. “These emergency evacuation plans have been in existence since the cold war but have now been repurposed in the event ... Read More »

Special lab to check food adulteration: PM Hasina

Dhaka, Feb 3 (UNB) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said the government will set up a specialised laboratory in the country to check food adulteration. “A specialised laboratory for food testing is urgently needed and we’ll set up that lab,” she said. The Prime Minister said this while addressing a programme marking the National Food Safety Day 2019 ... Read More »

Debar river encroachers from polls, loan: High Court rules

Dhaka, Feb 3 (UNB) – The High Court on Sunday directed the Election Commission not to allow any individual to contest any election, including the parliamentary one, if he or she is accused of encroaching on rivers. The High Court bench of Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury and Justice Md Ashraful Kamal also directed the authorities of the National River Protection ... Read More »

DU e-library opens new window to students researchers

Dhaka, Feb 03 (UNB) – Dhaka University’s e-library, located in its Faculty of Business Studies building, is arguably the largest of its kind in South Asia. The library, offering both printed and e-books, was established in August 2015 through the joint initiative of DU, University Grants Commission, Dell, Onion Group and private mobile operator Robi Axiata Limited. Around 50 overseas universities ... Read More »

Meghan puts notes on bananas sent to needy women in Britain

London, Feb 3 (AP/UNB) — Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has written personal messages to women being helped by a charity that seeks to help sex workers break free from prostitution. Prince Harry’s wife took the unusual step of writing the messages on the skins of bananas destined for the food parcels that would be handed out to the women ... Read More »

Bus-Microbus collision kills four in Chittagong

Chattogram, Feb 03 (UNB) – At least four people were killed and 10 others injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a microbus on Chattogram-Cox’s Bazar highway at Bhaer Dighi village in Patiya upazila on Sunday. The identities of the deceased could not be known immediately.The accident took place around 8:45 am said Mohammad Mizan, in-charge of Patiya ... Read More »

‘Wrong question papers’ distribution mars SSC exams

Dhaka, Feb 2 (UNB) –Gross mismanagement marred the first day of this year’s Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations, as candidates at various centers across the country were given the wrong question paper sets according to a different syllabus. This year’s SSC examinations commenced on Saturday with the Bangla first paper starting at 10am. Many students from two previous ... Read More »

Vitamin ‘A’ plus campaign on February 9

Health Desk The Health and Family Welfare Ministry recently set February 9 afresh to observe the national vitamin ‘A’ plus campaign. On that day, 2.20 crore children aged between six to 59 months will be fed vitamin ‘A’ plus capsules across the country from 8am to 4pm. Institute of Public Health Nutrition under the Health and Family Welfare Ministry has ... Read More »

Varun hurts himself on the sets of dance film

Varun Dhawan is one of the most bankable stars of yesterday’s time with several hits to his name. His hardwork and dedication is commendable and thus a lot of big directors want to work with him. Varun landed in Mumbai late last night after wrapping up the Punjab schedule of his upcoming project which is a dance film. The title ... Read More »

Ranveer Singh to attend training session

Ranveer Singh, the name itself brings to the mind several characters that the actor has played effortlessly. He has done stark different roles with equal amount of conviction and that’s where his talent lies. Ranveer’s upcoming film Gully Boy hits the theatres on February 14, post which the actor will move on to his next project. Ranveer’s next is Kabir ... Read More »

Children’s chatters abuzz book fair

Entertainment Desk The second day of the Amar Ekushey Grantha Mela was abuzz with children’s chatters as the first day of Shishu Prohor (children’s hour) gave them an all round opportunity to enjoy themselves on the fair ground. Children of different ages were seen buying colourful books, playing and taking pictures with the characters of ‘Sisimpur’ (A children’s TV programme) ... Read More »

Truck-covered van collide killing driver, helper in Gazipur

Gazipur, Feb 03 – A truck driver and his helper were killed as the vehicle collided head-on with a covered van on Dhaka-Tangail Highway at Naotana area in Kaliganj Upazila on Saturday night. The identities of the deceased could not be known yet. Officer-in-charge of Naojar Highway Police outpost Ohiduzzaman said the accident took place when a Tangail-bound covered van ... Read More »

Doctor’s suicide: Police seek 7-day remand for wife

Chattogram, Feb 2 – Police have forwarded an application to take Tanzila Haque Chowdhury Mitu on seven-day remand in connection with the ‘suicide’ of her husband Dr Mustafa Murshed Akash for instigating his suicide. Chandgaon Police Station assitant Sub-inspector Abdul Kader who is also the investigation officer assigned to the case prayed for the remand to Chattogram Metropolitan Magistrate Court ... Read More »

PM Hasina’s tea party at Ganobhaban

Dhaka, Feb 2 – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday hosted a tea party for the leaders of political alliances and organisations who had joined the prime minister’s dialogue before the 11th general election. Front-ranking leaders of different political parties, including Awami League, Jatiya Party, Workers Party, Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (Jsd-Inu), JP (Monju), Jsd (Ambia), Bangladesher Samajtantrik Dal (BSD), Ganotantri ... Read More »

Russia Starts Testing of Accident Tolerant Nuke Fuel

Dhaka, Feb 02 – TVEL, Fuel Company of Russia’s Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation has started testing accident-tolerant fuel (ATF) for nuclear reactors. Accident-tolerant fuel is resistant to severe accidents at nuclear power plants. It is expected to keep its integrity for a quite a long enough time without a zirconium-steam reaction that induces hydrogen release. First two assemblies accident-tolerant ... Read More »

কৃষক ক্ষতিগ্রস্ত হতে থাকলে দেশের নয় দূর্নীতিবাজদের উন্নয়ন হবে -আইএবি

ইসলামী আন্দোলন বাংলাদেশের রাজনৈতিক উপদেষ্টা ও ইসলামী শ্রমিক আন্দোলনের কেন্দ্রীয় সভাপতি অধ্যাপক আশরাফ আলী আকন বলেছেন, কৃষি প্রধান বাংলাদেশে স্বাধীনতার ৪৭ বছর পরেও কৃষকরা ফসল উৎপাদন করে ক্ষতিগ্রস্ত হতে থাকলে দেশের সামগ্রিক উন্নয়ন সম্ভব হবে না। এতে বেকারত্ব দূর হবে না। অশিক্ষা দূর হবে না। দেশের বৃহত্তর অংশ সুবিধা বঞ্চিত থেকেই যাবে। তিনি কৃষকের কান্না বন্ধ করে তাদের মুখে হাসি ... Read More »

মোতালিব আখন্দের মৃত্যুতে মুসলিম লীগের শোক প্রকাশ

বাংলাদেশ মুসলিম লীগের স্থায়ী কমিটির অন্যতম সদস্য বর্ষীয়ান রাজনৈতিক নেতা অধ্যাপক আবদুল মোতালিব আখন্দ (৭৬) শানিবার ভোর ৫.৩০টায় বার্ধক্য জনিত রোগে বাড্ডাস্থ নিজ বাসভবনে চিকিৎসাধীন অবস্থায় ইন্তেকাল করেছেন। ইন্না লিল্লাহে ওয়া ইন্না ইলাইহি রাজীউন। তিনি গাজীপুরের কালীগঞ্জ উপজেলার ভাটিগাঁ গ্রামের এক সম্ভ্রান্ত পরিবারে ১৯৪৩ সালে জন্মগ্রহণ করেন। আজ বাদ যোহর ভাটিগাঁ গ্রামে জানাজা শেষে পারিবারিক কবরস্থানে তাকে দাফন করা হবে। ... Read More »

Bd govt mulls E-waste management policy: Minister

Dhaka, Feb 2 – Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Mustafa Jabbar on Saturday said a policy on managing e-waste was at its final stage. “It is currently with the law ministry,” he said at a roundtable discussion on ‘E-waste management: A huge challenge for Bangladesh’ organised by Telecom Reporters’ Network Bangladesh in the city. “The government will give much ... Read More »

Bd minister terms demand for reelection ‘childish’

Chattogram, Feb 2 (UNB) – Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Saturday characterised the BNP’s demand for reelection as a ‘childish desire’. “If anyone loses a football match and demands holding the match again, it’s nothing but the tears of children,” he said. The minister made his remark addressing a programme at Chattogram Zila Parishad auditorium as chief guest. He ... Read More »