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‘High BI in many city areas conducive to dengue spread’

Dhaka – Mentioning that the BI (Breteau Index) is higher than 20 in different areas of the city which is conducive to dengue spread, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) has stressed destroying the breeding grounds of Aedes mosquito to tackle the dengue situation. “As per the latest mosquito survey, the BI (number of positive containers per 100 houses) ... Read More »

Turning agro-waste into environment-friendly plastics

by Sahana Ghosh on 30 July 2019 • Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia in Italy’s port city of Genoa is making bioplastics from agro-waste. The institute has tied up with the city’s central vegetable market for sourcing raw material. • The use of agro-waste to churn out biodegradable plastics aligns with the concept of a circular economy and may address the ... Read More »

18 people died of dengue in Dhaka, says DG Health Services

Dhaka, Aug 3 (UNB) – Eighteen dengue patients died in the capital city since the beginning of this year, the government said Saturday. Officially, the death toll was 14 until the morning. The Health Emergency Operations Center of the Directorate General of Health Services updated the figure in the afternoon. But unofficial estimates suggest the death toll is higher. Dhaka, ... Read More »

Minister asks police: Rescue missing Mohona TV journalist

Dhaka, Aug 4 (UNB)— Home Minister Assaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Sunday directed Gulshan police to take immediate steps to rescue missing Mohona TV journalist FM Mushfiqur Rahman. He came up with the instruction at a programme in Karwan Bazar. Minister Kamal hoped the journalist would be rescued soon. “I’vespoken with (Gulshan Division) Deputy Commissioner Mostak Ahmed and ordered him to ... Read More »

40 injured in AL infighting in Jhenaidah

Jhenaidah, Aug 4 (UNB) – At least 40 people were injured in a clash between two factions of Awami League over establishing supremacy at Paikpara village in Shailkupa upazila on Sunday. Ariful Islam, assistant superintendent of police (Shailkupa circle), said president of upazila unit Awami League Shikdar Mosharraf Hossain and its general secretary Mostafa Arif Reza Mammu had been at ... Read More »

Dengue: BD Red Crescent Society opens hotline for safe blood

Dhaka, Aug 4 (UNB) – Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) has opened hotline for safe blood and blood platelets (01811458537, 02- 9139940). It has also started distributing leaflets among homebound people ahead of Eid-ul-Azha as part of its drive to raise countrywide public awareness to control dengue. They distributed leaflets among passengers at Kamalapur railway station and Sadarghat launch terminal ... Read More »

BD Police Additional Inspector General’s wife dies of dengue

Dhaka, Aug 4 (UNB) – The wife of Additional Inspector General of Police Shahabuddin Quraishi died of dengue at a hospital in the city on Sunday. Sayeda Akhter, 54, passed away around 11:30am, said Shahin, a staff of the Anti-Terrorism Unit chief. She was undergoing treatment at the Square Hospital. Sayeda Akhter was first admitted to Samorita Hospital on July ... Read More »

9 killed in Ohio in second US mass shooting within 24 hours

Dayton, Aug 4 (AP/UNB) — Nine people in Ohio have been killed in the second mass shooting in the U.S. in less than 24 hours, and the suspected shooter is also deceased, police said. Dayton police tweeted that an active shooter situation began in the Oregon District at 1 a.m., but that officers nearby were able to “put an end ... Read More »

Oscar-winning documentary maker D.A. Pennebaker dies at 94

Sag Harbor, Aug 4 (AP/UNB) — D.A. Pennebaker, the Oscar-winning documentary maker whose historic contributions to American culture and politics included immortalizing a young Bob Dylan in “Don’t Look Back” and capturing the spin behind Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign in “The War Room,” has died. He was 94. Pennebaker, who received an honorary Academy Award in 2013, died of ... Read More »

Dengue claims two lives in Khulna: Eid poses nightmare

Khulna, Aug 4 (UNB)— A 70-year-old woman and a schoolboy died of dengue on Sunday – the first reported deaths from the mosquito-borne disease in the district. The deceased are – Morjina Begum, wife of Ismail Sardar; and Monjur Sheikh, 13, son of Babul Sheikh of Khaja Danga village of Rupsha. Morjina was admitted to Khulna Medical College Hospital a ... Read More »

Sacrificial animals being brought to capital’s markets before Eid

Dhaka, Aug 4 (UNB) – Cattle markets in the city are getting prepared ahead of Eid-ul-Azha in full swing as traders bring a huge number of sacrificial animals from across the country to the capital for sales. Visiting different cattle markets in the city, the UNB correspondent found that structures for keeping the cattle are being prepared in the makeshift ... Read More »

Chandpur town protection bundh collapses partially in Meghna

Chandpur, Aug 4 (UNB) – A 200-metre block of the town’s protective embankment and 15 houses had been washed away by the Meghna River since Saturday night, triggering fears of massive erosion. Four temples and a street are now vulnerable to erosion. Many are dismantling their houses and moving away from the river bank. The local administration has disconnected gas ... Read More »

দেশ ক্রমেই ভয়াবহ অবস্থার দিকে এগুচ্ছে -পীর সাহেব চরমোনাই

রংপুর উপনির্বাচনে আইএবি’র অংশ না নেয়ার সিদ্ধান্ত ইসলামী আন্দোলন বাংলাদেশ-এর আমীর মুফতি সৈয়দ মুহাম্মদ রেজাউল করীম পীর সাহেব চরমোনাই বলেছেন, রংপুর উপনির্বাচনে ইসলামী আন্দোলন বাংলাদেশ অংশ গ্রহণ করবে না। আজ বিকেলে ইসলামী আন্দোলনের এক জরুরী সভায় এ সিদ্ধান্ত গ্রহণ করা হয়। পীর সাহেব বলেন, দেশ ক্রমেই ভয়াবহ অবস্থার দিকে ধাবিত হচ্ছে। Read More »

ইশা ছাত্র আন্দোলন-এর ২৮তম প্রতিষ্ঠাবার্ষিকী সমাবেশ অনুষ্ঠিত

ডেঙ্গু প্রতিরোধে এ পর্যন্ত সরকার কার্যকরী কোন পদক্ষেপ গ্রহণ করতে পারেনি। এমনকি নিজেদের ব্যর্থতার দায় এড়াতে ডেঙ্গুতে আক্রান্ত হয়ে মৃত্যুর প্রকৃত সংখ্যাও প্রকাশ করছেনা তারা। বেসরকারি ও সরকারি তথ্যের মাঝে রয়েছে বিশাল পার্থক্য। Read More »