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IBB Sylhet Zone organizes Business Development Conference

Sylhet Zone of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited organized Business Development Conference at Kushiara International Convention Hall, Sylhet on 31 August 2019, Saturday. Professor Md. Nazmul Hassan, Ph.D, Chairman of the Bank was present in the program as chief guest. Presided over by Md. Mahbub ul Alam, Managing Director & CEO of the bank, the program was addressed by Muhammad Qaisar ... Read More »

BCB announces u-19 squad for Asia Cup

Dhaka — Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announced the 15-member squad of the under-19 national team who will take part in the upcoming edition of Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Asia Cup in Sri Lanka. The Asia Cup U-19 will be held during 05-14 September 2019. The young Tigers will fly for the island on September 3. A total of eight teams ... Read More »

Bangladesh’s first game goes into reserve day

Dhaka — Bangladesh’s first game of ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier against Papua New Guinea in Dundee, Scotland was hit by rain on Saturday, and will now be played on the reserve day set aside for it on Monday. Apart from PNG, Bangladesh will also be facing USA and Scotland in the group stage second and final game in ... Read More »

Bangladesh Navy emerge champions bagging 19 gold medals

Dhaka, Aug 31 (UNB)- Bangladesh Navy have emerged as champions in the Trust Bank 15th National Summer Athletics Competition 2019 bagging 19 gold, 15 silver and 12 bronze medals. The 2-day long meet, organised by Bangladesh Athletics Federation (BAF), ended at Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Saturday. Bangladesh Army became runners-up claiming 14 gold, 17 silver and 10 bronze medals ... Read More »

1 injured in Chapainawabganj cocktail blast

Chapainawabganj, Aug 31 (UNB) – A man was injured in a cocktail explosion at his house in Shibganj upazila on Saturday morning. The injured, named by police as Tasim Ali, 40, is the son of Sirajul Islam, the owner of the house. Tasim is being treated at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital. His father was detained for interrogation, police said. Shahbazpur ... Read More »

41st founding anniversary of BNP Sunday

Dhaka, Aug 31 (UNB) – BNP is going to celebrate its 41st founding anniversary across the country on Sunday with various programmes. On September 1, 1978, late Ziaur Rahman founded the party with a 19-point programme to build a self-reliant Bangladesh. BNP and its associate bodies have taken up elaborate programmes like holding discussions, taking out colourful rallies, hoisting party ... Read More »

Govt wants Rohingya issue be alive for political gain: BNP

Dhaka, Aug 31 (UNB) – BNP senior leader Gayeshwar Chandra Roy on Saturday alleged that the government is trying to keep the Rohingya issue alive just to make its political gain. “We must understand why the Rohingyas don’t want to go back. There’s a hearsay you (govt) want to keep the crisis alive out of fear that you won’t be ... Read More »

Assam citizens’ list NRC: 1.9mn people in uncertainty

New Delhi, Aug 31 (AP/UNB) — India on Saturday published the final citizenship list in the state of Assam that excluded nearly 2 million people amid fears they could be rendered stateless. The list, known as the National Register of Citizens, intends to identify legal residents and weed out illegal immigrants from the state. A total of 31.1 million people ... Read More »

Dhaka ‘withdraws 41 NGOs from Rohingya camps’

Sylhet, Aug 31 (UNB) – Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Saturday said 41 non-government organisations (NGOs) have been withdrawn from all kinds of activities in Cox’s Bazar Rohingya camps for their wrongdoings. A total of 139 NGOs have been operating in the Rohingya camps since the Rohingya crisis began in August, 2017, he said. The Foreign Minister came ... Read More »

Explosive hobby cleaning up French rivers using magnets

Equipped with powerful magnets, history enthusiasts and environmentalists scour France’s rivers, pulling out bits of scrap metal, bikes, scooters and the odd kitchen appliance. Sometimes, too, they fish other more unexpected objects out of the water, such as unexploded munitions. Magnet fishing has fast become a popular pastime, according to public safety officials, but French authorities have clamped down over ... Read More »

Federer, Serena breeze into US Open last 16; Nishikori out

Roger Federer and Serena Williams, the all-time leaders in Grand Slam titles, cruised into the fourth round of the US Open on Friday while 2014 US Open runner-up Kei Nishikori was ousted by Australian Alex de Minaur. Federer routed Britain’s 58th-ranked Dan Evans 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 in only 80 minutes, blasting 48 winners to just seven for Evans, whose effort ... Read More »

Art exhibition ‘Symphony’ to begin in Dhaka city Monday

A six-day art exhibition titled ‘Symphony’ will begin at La Galerieof Alliance Française de Dhaka on Monday. Art works by eminent artists from Bangladesh and India will be exhibited featuring folk themes and traditions of two countries, said a press release. Prof Biman Bihari Das, chairmen, All India Art and Craft Society(AIFACS) will attend the opening ceremony as the chief ... Read More »

Operation indiscriminately infects iPhones with spyware

Researchers say suspected nation-state hackers infected Apple iPhones with spyware over two years in what security experts on Friday called an alarming security failure for a company whose calling card is privacy. A mere visit to one of a small number of tainted websites could infect an iPhone with an implant capable of sending the smartphone owner’s text messages, email, ... Read More »

Twitter CEO Dorsey’s account sent racist tweets after hack

Hackers briefly gained control of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s account Friday, sending racist and vulgar tweets to his 4.2 million followers. Some of the tweets were up for about 30 minutes before Twitter took them down. The tweets included messages such as “Hitler is innocent” and, using a vulgarity, asked “bald skeleton head tramp,” apparently referring to Dorsey, to unsuspend ... Read More »

‘Don’t beat us, just shoot us’: Kashmiris say – BBC

By Sameer HashmiBBC News, Kashmir Security forces in Indian-administered Kashmir have been accused of carrying out beatings and torture in the wake of the government’s decision to strip the region of its autonomy. The BBC heard from several villagers who said they were beaten with sticks and cables and given electric shocks. Read More »

Yankees join Amazon, Sinclair to buy YES from Disney

New York, Aug 30 (AP/UNB) — The New York Yankees have reacquired the YES Network, joining Amazon and the Sinclair Broadcast Group to buy an 80% stake in the channel from The Walt Disney Co. The deal announced Thursday values YES at $3.47 billion, nearly $500 million less than when 21st Century Fox acquired a majority stake in 2014. Disney ... Read More »

‘Those instigating Rohingyas not to return will be punished’

Sylhet, Aug 30 (UNB) – Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Friday warned of legal steps against those instigating Rohingyas not to go back to their homeland in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. “We’ve learned that various NGOs are inciting [Rohingyas]. We’re scrutinising them,” he said at a Dua Mahfil on the occasion of 44th death anniversary of Father of the ... Read More »

Man accused of being top terror killed in Narsingdi gunfight

Narsingdi, Aug 31 (UNB)- A listed ‘top terror’ was killed in a reported gunfight with detectives at Katapara of Madhabdi municipality area here early Saturday. The deceased was identified as Mithun, 30, son of Jakir Hossain of the area. Tipped off that the top terror Mithun and his associates would gather in the area, a team of DB police raided ... Read More »

Someday charges for crime against humanity to come: Fakhrul

Dhaka, Aug 30 (UNB) – BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Friday said the current government will be accused of committing crime against humanity someday for “indulging in the incidents of enforced disappearance”. “According to the United Nations’ Charter, enforced disappearance is a crime against humanity. The current government will be accused of committing such a crime one ... Read More »

টেকসই অববাহিকা-ভিত্তিক নদীব্যবস্থাপনার ফর্মূলা মেনে নিন: আইএফসি

ঢাকা, ৩০ আগষ্ট – বাংলাদেশ এবং ভারতকে অবশ্যই যৌথ নদীগুলো বাঁচিয়ে রাখার স্বার্থে উৎস থেকে সাগর পর্যন্ত প্রবাহমান রেখে সার্বজনিনভাবে মেনে নেয়া অববাহিকা-ভিত্তিক ব্যবস্থাপনার ফর্মূলা বেছে নিতে হবে। Read More »

Afghanistan team arrive in Chattogram

Dhaka — Afghanistan national cricket team arrived in Chattogram on August 30. Rashid Khan-led Afghanistan team landed in Shah Amanat International Airport at 12:45pm here and flew to Chattogram. In this tour, Afghanistan will play a Test against Bangladesh at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in the port city Chattogram. After that, they will take part in a tri-series T20 which ... Read More »