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Dhaka North City Corporation offers free dengue tests

Dhaka, July 26 (UNB) – Amid a worsening dengue outbreak, Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Md Atiqul Islam said on Friday said people can get free tests for the viral disease at 52 health centres from Monday. “Dengue testing kits will be provided to all health centres on Sunday,” he said at a meeting with heads of schools, colleges ... Read More »

Integrate air quality solutions with SDGs: US science envoy

Dhaka, July 26 (UNB) – US Science Envoy for Air Quality Dr James J Schauer on Friday wrapped up his weeklong visit sharing his ideas about air quality improvement and mitigation strategies with stakeholders in Bangladesh. Dr Schauer met Prime Minister’s Principle Coordinator for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Abul Kalam Azad to discuss the integration of air quality solutions with ... Read More »

India’s Lok Sabha passes ‘Triple Talaq’ bill

Dhaka, July 26 (UNB)- Lok Sabha passed the bill of ‘Triple talaq’, a customary practice among Muslim that dissolves a marriage when the husband says the word ‘talaq’ thrice, after a day-long heated battle on Thursday that also witnessed a walkout by BJP ally Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal United (JDU). The JDU said such law would create a “lack of ... Read More »

Ex-chief justice Sinha seeks pol asylum in Canada: Report

Dhaka, July 26 (UNB) – Surendra Kumar Sinha, the former chief justice of Bangladesh, has reportedly sought political asylum in Canada. He entered Canada at Fort Erie on July 4 and filed a refugee claim, reports Canadian online news portal The Star. The former chief justice has been living abroad since November 2017. He has mostly stayed in the United ... Read More »

Europe melts under Sahara heat wave, smashes heat records

Paris, July 26 (AP/UNB) — Even ice cream, Italian gelato or Popsicles couldn’t help this time. Temperature records that had stood for decades or even just hours fell minute by minute Thursday afternoon and Europeans and tourists alike jumped into fountains, lakes, rivers or the sea to escape a suffocating heat wave rising up from the Sahara. On a day ... Read More »

150 migrants feared dead after boats capsize off Libya coast

Cairo, July 26 (AP/UNB) — Up to 150 Europe-bound migrants, including women and children, were missing and feared drowned on Thursday after the boats they were traveling in capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya, the country’s coast guard and the U.N. refugee agency said. A top U.N. official described the shipwreck as “the worst Mediterranean tragedy” so far this ... Read More »

20,277 pass 40th Bangladesh Civil Service preliminary test

Dhaka, July 25 (UNB) – A total of 20,277 candidates have come out successful in the 40th Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) preliminary examination. The results of the BCS preliminary test were published on Thursday. Details of the results are available at PSC website: The results can also be known through text messages by typing PSC40Registration Number and sending to ... Read More »

Fight against dengue unites DNCC, DSCC

Dhaka, July 25 (UNB)- Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) and Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) on Thursday informed the High Court that they will launch a three-day crash programme against mosquitoes to tackle the dengue menace. Two lawyers of DSCC and DNCC, Barrister Taufiq Inam Tipu and Advocate Sayeed Ahmed Raja informed the matter before a bench of Justice Tariq ... Read More »

Quit for ‘failure’ to tackle floods, dengue, crime: BNP

Dhaka, July 25 (UNB) – BNP on Thursday urged the government to quit for its “utter failure” to tackle the worsening flood situation, prevent dengue and the growing incidents of killing and rape and social anarchy. “Though the dengue situation has turned epidemic, there’s no effective step from the government to prevent it while flood-affected people are going through immense ... Read More »

BNP wants govt to clear position over Priya Saha’s complain

Khulna, July 25 (UNB) – BNP on Thursday urged the government to explain its position over Priya Saha’s allegations she raised with US President Donald Trump about the disappearance of minority people. Speaking at a public rally here, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir also alleged that the government is trying to involve opposition parties with the recent spate ... Read More »

Weight loss among fat-acceptance influencers a fraught topic

New York, Jul 25 (AP/UNB) — Fashion and lifestyle blogger Maui Bigelow has always been curvy and built a social media presence by embracing every pound. Until the worst happened. At nearly 380 pounds, her health took a dive. She was diagnosed with a blood cancer and multiple uterine fibroids that couldn’t be treated due to her weight. That’s when ... Read More »

Wildlife, people work together during Assam’s annual floods

by Nabarun Guha, Sahana Ghosh on 23 July 2019 • Deadly monsoon floods have ravaged Assam’s Kaziranga National Park and other protected areas of the state. • Nearly 200 animals have been killed in Kaziranga National Park, home to the world’s largest population of greater one-horned rhinos. The floods are a necessary evil for Kaziranga’s ecology. Read More »

China sees steady, rapid growth in military ties with BD

Dhaka, July 25 – Defence Attaché of China in Bangladesh Senior Colonel Liu Fangjian on Thursday highlighted the “steady and rapid progress” in Bangladesh-China military cooperation in recent years. He mentioned about frequent high-level visits, continuously deepening pragmatic cooperation and fruitful cooperation in personnel exchange and training. Read More »

A meeting of the Board of Directors of IBBL was held

A meeting of the Board of Directors of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited was held on 25 July 2019, Thursday at Islami Bank Tower. Presided over by Professor Md. Nazmul Hassan, Ph.D, Chairman of the bank, the meeting was attended by Md. Shahabuddin, Vice Chairman, Directors, Md. Mahbub ul Alam, Managing Director & CEO and JQM Habibullah, FCS, Deputy Managing Director ... Read More »