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India-Pakistan fighting kills 6 civilians, 2 Pakistan troops

Srinagar, Mar 2 (AP/UNB) — Indian and Pakistani soldiers again targeted each other’s posts and villages along their volatile frontier in disputed Kashmir, killing at least six civilians and two Pakistani troops, officials said Saturday. Tensions have been running high since Indian aircraft crossed into Pakistan on Tuesday, carrying out what India called a pre-emptive strike against militants blamed for ... Read More »

Hasina for proper dev strategies suiting local soil, water, climate

Dhaka, Mar 2 (UNB) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday urged engineers to concentrate more on research for innovating newer technologies so that Bangladesh can take proper development strategies suiting the local soil, water and climate.  “We want you to pay a greater attention to research in the engineering sector…we’ll have to innovate newer technologies through research so that ... Read More »

Untimely rain damages raw bricks in Satkhira brick kilns

Satkhira, Mar 2 – Untimely rain for last four days in the district damaged huge raw-bricks that were stacked up in the open fields for drying causing massive loss to more than one-hundred brick kilns. Saying that more than two-hundred brickfields are there in the district, Satkhira Brickfield Owners’ Association General Secretary Rezaul Islam said that most of those have ... Read More »

BCL activist stabbed dead in Gazipur

Gazipur, Mar 2 (UNB) – An activist of Bangladseh Chhatra League(BCL) was stabbed to death by rivals in Boran Munshi Para road area in Tongi on Friday night over a cricket match. The deceased was identified as Prince Mahmud Nahid, 26, son of Jahirul Islam, a resident of Datta Para area. Shuvo Mandal, sub-inspector of Tongi East Thana, said that ... Read More »

Accountability must to combat impunity in Myanmar: UN envoy

Dhaka, Mar 2 (UNB) – UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy in Myanmar Christine Schraner Burgener has said accountability is essential for combating impunity and genuine reconciliation in Myanmar. Myanmar’s Independent Commission of Enquiry has responded positively to her recommendation that it engages with United Nations human rights entities. Fragility, tensions and violence in Myanmar — including, but not limited to, the ... Read More »

MPs-elect Mansur, Mokabbir want to take oath on March 7

Dhaka, Jan 28 – Gono Forum’s two MPs-elect — Sultan Mohammad Mansur (Moulvibazar-2) and Mokabbir Khan (Sylhet-2) — want to take oath on March 7 to join the 11th parliament. Talking to UNB, the duo said they sent a letter to Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury today (Saturday) requesting her to arrange their oath-taking ceremony on March 7. Angered by ... Read More »

Ekushey Book Fair ends – sale proceeds Taka 780 milliom

Dhaka, Mar 2 (UNB)— The extended Amar Ekushey Book Fair ended Saturday, recording huge sale and witnessing a mass gathering of book lovers. The fair was originally scheduled to end on Thursday but the government extended it. In the last days, many visitors complained that they could not find the books they were looking for. Most of the stalls also ... Read More »

Fire at Old Dhaka again, 3 suffer burn injuries

Dhaka, Mar 2 (UNB) – Three people sustained burn injuries as a fire broke out at a scrap-metal store in Kamalbagh area of the old part of the city on Saturday afternoon.  The injured are store owner’s son Sumon Khan, 30, its stuffs Sumon, 35 and Nur Alam, 32.   All of them were admitted to the Burn Unit of ... Read More »

The unbearable unrealism of the present

by Paul Mason What characterises the present moment in history is a pervasive sense of unrealism among elites. Official discourses are no longer used as guides to action, laws are not applied and regulations are ignored. The ultimate symbol of the unrealism in the world is contained in two graphs. The first is the projection by the United States’ Congressional ... Read More »