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Franchises seek consistency in BPL rules

Dhaka – Amid several franchises’ move to rope in star players for their teams for the next season of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has said it has no validity as they are yet to renew contracts with the franchises for a new cycle of the tournament. Most of the franchises who played the last season ... Read More »

Rating Chess: Three players share top slot

Dhaka – Three players shared the top slot in the Walton Air Conditioner International Rating Chess Tournament on Monday securing full four points from four matches at the Bangladesh Chess Federation hall room. The leaders are: FM Mehdi Hasan Parag of Golden Sporting Club, CM Md Sharif Hossain of Bangladesh Navy and Kazi Taherul Islam of Learning Chess Club. Another ... Read More »

Bangladesh now ‘vulnerable’ for living: BNP

Dhaka – BNP on Monday alleged that Bangladesh has become a ‘vulnerable’ country for living as people here do not feel safe since the government is busy ensuring its own protection by indulging in widespread corruption. “We’re living in a country where there’s no safety of our lives and no protection of our heath. But the government is indulging in ... Read More »

Fogging machine useless against Aedes mosquito: WHO expert

Dhaka – Senior Entomologist of WHO Southeast Asia region Dr BN Nagpal on Monday said Aedes mosquitoes cannot be killed by applying insecticides through fogging machines on streets. “WHO has completely stopped the recommendation of fog…the problem is that this mosquito doesn’t come in contact with the fog as it rests inside urban houses,” he said, adding that using aerosol ... Read More »

Japan’s NEC shows ‘flying car’ hovering steadily for minute

Japan, Aug 5 (AP/UNB) — Japanese electronics maker NEC Corp. on Monday showed a “flying car,” a large drone-like machine with four propellers that hovered steadily for about a minute. The test flight reaching 3 meters (10 feet) high was held in a gigantic cage, as a safety precaution, at an NEC facility in a Tokyo suburb. The preparations such ... Read More »

“Inform new generations truly about Bangabandhu family”

Dhaka, Aug 5 (UNB) – Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun called upon the close associates of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman family members, including Sheikh Kamal, to come forward to share their ideas accurately to the new generations. “It’s not needed to tell untruth about the family. Tell the truth to the new generations so that ... Read More »

Four of a family injured in AC catches fire in Dhaka

Dhaka, Aug 5 (UNB) – Four members of a family, including two children, suffered serious burn injuries as an air conditioner caught fire in their house at Kathalbagan in the city early Monday. The injured were identified as Moniruzzaman Liton, 42, a magician, his wife Maria FerdousTumpa, 27, their daughter Laiva, 8, and nine-month-old son Livan. Raihanul Ashraf, senior station ... Read More »

UN study finds businesses funding Myanmar army abuses

Bangkok, Aug 5 (AP/UNB) — A United Nations fact-finding mission called Monday for an embargo on arms sales to Myanmar and targeted sanctions against businesses with connections to the military after finding they are helping fund human rights abuses. The mission released a report detailing how businesses run by Myanmar’s army, also known as the Tatmadaw, are engaged in such ... Read More »

‘No worries, all countries have dengue’, says BD Minister

Manikganj, Aug 5 (UNB) – Health Minister Zahid Malik has said there is nothing to be worried about dengue as there is no country in the world where there is no dengue. “There’s no country in the world where dengue doesn’t prevail. Singapore is the cleanliest city of the world but dengue is common there. Dengue outbreak is common in ... Read More »

Ed Sheeran breaks U2’s tour record

Ed Sheeran has thanked his fans after breaking a tour record set by U2. The singer-songwriter’s Divide tour will be officially the biggest, most attended and highest grossing of all time when he plays in Germany later. He wrote on Instagram: “Thanks so much for each and every one of you who have come to a show. 12 shows left, ... Read More »

From child refugee to a president

The little girl who fled from war-torn Latvia spent more than 50 years in exile – but soon after returning she became president. Not only that, Vaira Vike-Freiberga became the first female head of a former Soviet bloc state. “My parents never let me forget that I am Latvian,” she told the BBC. The Baltic state was invaded by Nazi ... Read More »

Woman held with pistol, bullets and Phensidyl in Benapole

Police arrested a woman along with a foreign 9mm pistol, four bullets and 15 bottles of Phensidyl at Shibnathpur Baropota village in the upazila of Jashore district on Sunday night. The arrested was identified as Rahena Begum, 38, wife of Kamrul of Shibnathpur village. Sayed Alamgir Hossain, officer-in-charge (OC) of Benapole Port Police Station, said on secret information about arms ... Read More »

US seniors fulfill dreams, fight depression with virtual reality

Nidia Silva had never realized her dream of swimming with dolphins until a Miami NGO gave her a pair of virtual reality glasses as part of an experimental treatment for depression and isolation in senior citizens. “You’re in a world you don’t know, but it’s very beautiful and very important for me to see,” 78-year-old Silva said after taking off ... Read More »

Faruk, Mosharraf to reprise as Rony’s thief-brothers in Eid

Culture Desk Redoan Rony, a famous TV drama director, made the drama series ‘Behind the Scene’ on the occasion of Eid in 2011. The serial telecast on NTV and got huge responses from the audiences for its comic content. The leading actors of the serial were Mosharaf Karim and Faruk Ahmed. A sequel of the drama released during Eid in ... Read More »

Selim’s third film brings back Chanchal along with Siam

Cultural Correspondent Noted filmmaker Giasuddin Selim is about to start with his third film. Titled ‘Pap-punna’ shooting of the film would start after Eid-ul-Azha. Selim has already finished the screenplay and script by himself while two lead male actors have also been confirmed. Chanchal Chowdhury will play the lead role while Siam Ahmed would be seen as the male supporting ... Read More »

Flyboarding Frenchman crosses English Channel

Dhaka, Aug 4 (UNB) -French inventor Franky Zapata has made the first-ever successful Channel crossing on a jet-powered flyboard, reports the BBC. Mr Zapata, 40, took off from Sangatte, near Calais, at 06:17 GMT on Sunday and landed in St Margaret’s Bay in Dover. The board’s five turbines, powered by kerosene, propel him to speeds of up to 118 mph ... Read More »

Tragic: Car crash in Cairo sets off fire at hospital, kills 19

Cairo, Aug 5 (AP/UNB) — A multiple-car crash set off an explosion that ignited a fire at Egypt’s main cancer hospital and caused 19 deaths, the government said. The health ministry said 30 others were injured by the crash near Cairo’s famed Tahrir Square late Sunday. The Interior Ministry said in a statement that a vehicle driving outside the National ... Read More »

Govt now trying to import ‘banned’ insecticides: BNP

Dhaka, Aug 4 (UNB) – After procuring ineffective insecticide, BNP on Sunday alleged that the government is now trying to import ‘banned’ mosquito-killing medicines to indulge in corruption further. “Mosquito-killing medicine is not working as they (govt) imported it through corruption. They’ll now procure new insecticides and indulge in corruption further,” said BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. Speaking ... Read More »

Dengue outbreak: Anti-graft body raids Dhaka City offices

Dhaka, Aug 4 (UNB) – Amid allegations of widespread irregularities and corruption in procurement and use of mosquito repellent, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Sunday conducted a drive at the office of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) and collected relevant data. The national anti-graft body received complaints through its hotline 106 that an organised group at the DNCC is importing ... Read More »

Meghna bank erosion devours part of Chandpur District town

Chandpur, Aug 5 (UNB)- Erosion by the Meghna river continues unabated in Harishava area in Puranbazar of the district town, forcing hundreds of people to transfer their belongings to safe areas on Sunday evening. In a visit to the area, the UNB correspondent found the authorities were trying to stop the erosion by erecting a barrier made of concrete cement ... Read More »

Online doctor, telemedicine services for Asian consumers

Healthcare on the go with Pulse by Prudential Hong Kong, China – Media OutReach – 5 August 2019 – Prudential Corporation Asia (“Prudential”) today announced it will partner with telemedicine provider MyDoc to offer consumers access to value-added health services on their mobile phones, including doctor consultations, electronic prescriptions and electronic medical certificates. Read More »

মন্দিরসহ সংখ্যালঘুদের সকল প্রতিষ্ঠান সিসি ক্যামেরার আওতায় আনুন

ইসলামী আন্দোলন বাংলাদেশ-এর নায়েবে আমীর মুফতি সৈয়দ মুহাম্মদ ফয়জুল করীম শায়খে চরমোনাই বরিশালের গৌরনদীর কালি মন্দিরে দুবৃর্ত্তদের হামলায় গভীর উদ্বেগ ও ক্ষোভ প্রকাশ করে বলেছেন, হামলার সাথে জড়িতদের খুঁজে বের করে দৃষ্টান্তমূলক শাস্তির আওতায় আনতে হবে। তিনি বলেন, এর আগে বিভিন্ন মন্দিরে হামলা করতে গিয়ে যুবক গ্রেফতারের সংবাদ দেশবাসি দেখেছে। Read More »

৬ আগস্ট পঙ্কজ ভট্টাচার্যের ৮০তম জন্মদিন

৬০ এর দশকের আয়ুবী সামরিক শাসনের নিপীড়নের বিরুদ্ধে তীব্র ছাত্র আন্দোলনগড়ে তোলার অগ্রসৈনিক মুক্তিযুদ্ধের অন্যতম সংগঠক দেশের গণতান্ত্রিক আন্দোলনের সম্মুখের কাতারে অবস্থান নিয়ে জন মানুষের পক্ষে কথা বলার আপোষহীন ব্যাক্তিত্ব ও ঐক্যন্যাপ সভাপতি পঙ্কজ ভট্টাচার্যের ৬ আগস্ট ২০১৯, ৮০তম জন্মদিন। Read More »