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International literature conference begins at RU

Rajshahi, Feb 23 – A two-day-long International Literature Conference “Nirikh” began on Rajshahi University Campus on Saturday. Former Vice-chancellor of Assam University of India Tapodhir Bhattacharjee inaugurated the occasion in front of the Shukhranjan Samaddar Student-Teacher Cultural Center of the university (TSCC) at 08.00am. “Nirikh” a periodical relating to Art and Culture organized the program for the 2nd titled “Theory ... Read More »

Veterinary Society annual scientific conference opens at BAU

Mymensingh, Feb 23 – The silver jubilee programme of Bangladesh Society for Veterinary Education and Research (BSVER) was inaugurated at Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) on Saturday. To celebrate silver jubilee program the authority of BSVER and Krishi Gobeshona Foundation (KGF) jointly organized a two-day long international scientific conference titled ‘Livestock in Achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)’. Pro Vice-chancellor of BAU ... Read More »

Monthly base ‘talk show’ Cosmos Art Echo on Sunday

Monthly base ‘talk show’ programme, Cosmos Art Echo will be held on Sunday, 24 February 2019, 5:30 pm. This is the 2nd edition Cosmos Art Echo. Legendary portrait photographer Nasir Ali Mamun. He will give his speech in the title of ‘ME & MY GENERATION’ cosmos Atelier71 Studio. Nasir Ali Mamun, born: 1st July 1953, Dhaka. Lives and works in ... Read More »

Fuel loading at 2nd VVER 1200 unit of Rooppur NPP begins

Dhaka, Feb 23 – Fuel loading began right on schedule on February 19 at the unit- 2 of Novovoronezh Nuclear Power Plant II in Russia. Equipped with the VVER-1200 reactor this is another referential unit of under implementation Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant in Bangladesh. The first batch of 163 fuel assemblies were loaded successfully and the remaining assemblies to be ... Read More »

হাতেখড়ি’র ৫ম শিশু-কিশোর ও তরুণ সাংবাদিক প্রশিক্ষণ

সুপ্ত মনের মুক্ত প্রকাশ শ্লোগানে ৫ম শিশু-কিশোর ও তরুণ সাংবাদিক প্রশিক্ষণ ২০১৯ অনুষ্ঠিত। প্রতিষ্ঠাবার্ষিকী উপলক্ষ্যে রাজধানীর ঢাকা বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ের সিরাজুল ইসলাম লেকচার হলে ২২ ফেব্রুয়ারি, শুক্রবার এআয়োজন করে জাতীয় শিশু-কিশোর পত্রিকা হাতেখড়ি। সকাল ৯টায় শুরু হওয়া প্রশিক্ষণে ক্লাশ গ্রহণ করেন প্রতিক্ষণ ডটকমের সম্পাদক রাকিব হাসান, ইনিস্টিটিউট অব জার্নালিজম এন্ড কমিউনিকেশন’র ট্রেনিং কো-অর্ডিনেটর সোহায়েল হোসেন সোহেল ও সময় টেলিভিশনের বার্তাকক্ষ সম্পাদক সৈয়দ ... Read More »

Why is protecting biodiversity in Africa important?

Because climate change alone can cause the loss of over half of African bird and mammal species, trigger a 20-30% decline in lake productivity, and a significant loss of plant species. Africa is home to a rich and diverse animal, plant, and marine biodiversity that provide critical ecosystem services, driving the continent’s economy and serving as buffers to climate change. ... Read More »

Day-long pet expo held in Chittagong

Chattogram, Feb 23 (UNB) – A day-long pet fair was held in a festive manner at the ground of Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU) here on Saturday. CVASU Vice-chancellor Prof Dr Gautam Buddha Das inaugurated the fair at 10 am which later concluded at 8 pm. Hundreds of animal lovers thronged the fair throughout the day. Chittagong Veterinary and ... Read More »

BNP’s overhaul begins to wage movement, says Mosharraf

Dhaka, Feb 23 (UNB) – BNP senior leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Saturday said they have started reorganising their party to launch a movement for getting its chairperson Khaleda Zia released from jail. “The work on overhauling our party has already begun. We’ll strengthen the party by identifying our weaknesses. You (party activists) don’t get upset,” he said. Speaking at ... Read More »

Burma yet to create safe space for return of Rohingya: FM

Sylhet, Feb 23 (UNB) – Although Myanmar has agreed to take back eight lakh Rohingyas, it is yet to create a congenial atmosphere for their repatriation, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen said on Saturday. “Initiatives are underway to send back 8 lakh, out of the 12 lakh Rohingyas,” he said at a prize-giving ceremony at Mirabazar Model High School in ... Read More »

Reverse engineering for SDGs

ROME, Feb 20 2019 (IPS) – When young people from small towns and villages seek higher education they have to usually migrate to big cities leaving their local communities behind. On completion of their degree from the Universities, they generally prefer staying in cities, in search of a good job and a successful career. Though this is a standard practice, it ... Read More »

How development excludes adivasi peoples

ODISHA, India, Feb 21 2019 (IPS) – Failing to understand the Adivasi world view and imposing the dominant development paradigm on Adivasi peoples is affecting their identity and well-being. The mainstream development paradigm has aggravated discontent among Adivasi communities. The reasons are not difficult to recognise—it encourages the siege of native resources, drives competition, is surplus-driven, instils private ownership, and consequently, ... Read More »

To borders the earth, with Bangladesh in her heart

Dhaka, Feb 23 (UNB) – Najmun Nahar’s childhood was different from most of her friends. Her father had different plans in teaching her the lessons of life, which ultimately scattered her soul all over the earth. And having visited some 125 countries across the globe in the last nine years, you could say her body seems determined to match her ... Read More »

Chemical godowns not removed for owners’ unwillingness: PM

Dhaka, Feb 23 (UNB) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said it is regretful that chemical godowns in Old Dhaka could not be relocated for the reluctance of owners. “The government wanted to construct ultramodern godowns with all facilities in Kerniganj for preserving chemicals. As the owners were not ready to go there, the project couldn’t be implemented’…this is ... Read More »

BCL infighting at CU leaves 10 injured

Chattogram, Feb 23 (UNB) – At least 10 people were injured in a clash between two factions of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) over the alleged abduction of a leader on Chittagong University (CU) campus on Friday night. Supporters of two groups — Ulka group and sixty nine group, both are shuttle-train based BCL groups, attacked each other and exploded crude ... Read More »

World’s youth are being left behind

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 22 2019 (IPS) – Globally, youth are being left behind in education and employment, threatening the future vision of sustainable, inclusive, and prosperous societies. In a new report, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) highlight the need to pay attention to and invest in youth as they are critical to building the world’s future including by helping ... Read More »

Local school is a model for energy and water in Rapa Nui

HANGA ROA, Chile, Feb 22 2019 (IPS) – A school in the capital of Easter Island (Rapa Nui, in the local indigenous tongue) gives an example of clean management with the use of solar energy, rainwater recovery and an organic vegetable garden, as well as rooms and spaces built with waste materials. Rapa Nui is a Chilean territory in the Polynesian ... Read More »

Taking the lead in fight against climate change

PARIS, Feb 22 2019 (IPS) – As the grandchild of Jamaican citizens who moved to Great Britain, Monique Taffe says she inherited a tradition of recycling and learned not to be part of the “throwaway culture”, as some environmentalists have labelled consumerist societies. “I saw how my grandmother re-used things, and that was passed down to my mother who inspired me ... Read More »

Boro paddy transplantation gets momentum in Rajshahi division

Seedling transplantation of Irri-boro paddy has got a highest peak as the farmers put in their level best efforts to complete the transplantation process in due time. At present, the farmers are passing their busy days in seedling transplantation and nursing of the newly transplanted tender plant in all eight districts under Rajshahi division. In all the including its vast ... Read More »

Hollywood royalty set for Oscars night

The ballots are in, the red carpet gowns are chosen and the golden statuettes are being polished: Sunday is Oscars night. Hollywood’s biggest gala of the year, and the end of a topsy-turvy awards season. Can Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” be the first foreign language film, and the first Netflix feature, to win best picture? Can Glenn Close finally win her ... Read More »

Audience give thumbs up to Total Dhamaal

Total Dhamaal is the third installment of the hit Dhamaal series. Directed by Indra Kumar, the film stars Ajay Devgn, Riteish Deshmukh, Arshad Warsi, Javed Jaffrey, Madhuri Dixit, Esha Gupta and Anil Kapoor in leading roles. Total Dhamaal continues with the same trend of the previous two films in which we see a group of people battling each other for ... Read More »

Salman replaces Atif Aslam after ban on Pakistani artists

In the wake of the terror attack in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir, the All Indian Cine Workers Association (AICWA) announced a total ban on Pakistani actors and artists working in Indian film industry. Now, news has surfaced that actor Salman Khan has replaced Pakistani Singer Atif Aslam’s song from upcoming production Notebook. According to Pinkvilla, the actor has reportedly ... Read More »

PM for support of all to remove Old Dhaka chemical godowns

Dhaka, Feb 23 – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday urged all concerned to extend their all-out cooperation removing chemical godowns from Old Dhaka. “It’s regretful that still there are chemical godowns in Old Dhaka despite repeated drives against it,” she told reporters after visiting the victims of Chawkbazar fire at the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital in ... Read More »

6 ‘drug traders’ held in Ashulia

Savar, Feb 23 – Detectives in a drive arrested six suspected drug traders from Aukpara Bastuhara Pallu in Ashulia on Friday night after a clash with them. Five members of detective branch of police, including two DB sub-inspectors, were injured being attacked by the drug traders. Mohammad Abul Bashar, officer-in-charge of Dhaka District (North) DB branch, said being tipped off, ... Read More »

Ferry services on Paturia-Daulatdia route resume

Manikganj, Feb 23 – Ferry services on Paturia-Daulatdia route in the Padma River resumed after three and a half hours of disruption caused by dense fog on Saturday morning. “The ferry services were disrupted from 4:30 am due to poor visibility caused by thick fog,” said Nasir Mohammad Chowdhury, said Mohiuddin Russel, assistant manager of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation ... Read More »

Saudi King, Crown Prince condole deaths in Old Dhaka fire

Dhaka, Feb 22 – Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud have offered condolences to the families and friends of the victims of the tragic fire of Old Dhaka that claimed 67 lives. They sent separate condolence messages to President M Abdul Hamid as a ... Read More »

India to stop share of water flowing to Pak: Nitin Gadkari

New Delhi: India has decided to fully utilise its share of unused water from rivers Ravi, Beas and Sutlej that has been flowing into Pakistan, Union minister Nitin Gadkari tweeted on Thursday, a week after a suicide bomber of Jaish-e Mohammad drove an explosive-filled car into a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama, killing 40 soldiers. The government’s decision ... Read More »

BNP candidates at public hearing want Khaleda release first

Dhaka, Feb 22 – BNP’s candidates of the 11th parliamentary election who joined Jatiya Oikya Front’s public hearing on Friday, slammed their party senior leaders for not announcing any action programme to get their chairperson Khaleda Zia released from jail. They also want the party to arrange a hearing of its own candidates to identify its mistakes in the elections ... Read More »