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HC grants Fakhrul, 3 others bail for 6 weeks

Dhaka, Aug 06 – The High Court (HC) yesterday directed the top four BNP leaders including its secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir to surrender before the senior judicial magistrate court of Dhaka within six weeks in a case filed over the allegations of issuing ‘death threat’ to prime minister Sheikh Hasina. Read More »

Myanmar rejects report by UNHRC fact-finding mission

Yangon (Xinhua/UNB) – Myanmar’s Foreign Affairs Ministry on Tuesday released a statement rejecting the latest report and conclusions of a fact-finding mission by the United Nations Human Rights Council. Myanmar regarded the report as an action intended to harm the interests of Myanmar and its people and does not believe that such an action contributes in any way to the ... Read More »

Hiroshima marks 74th anniversary of atomic bombing

Tokyo, Aug 6 (AP/UNB) — Hiroshima marked the 74rd anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city with its mayor renewing calls for eliminating such weapons and demanding Japan’s government do more. Mayor Kazumi Matsui raised concerns in his peace address Tuesday about the rise of self-centered politics in the world and urged leaders to steadily work toward achieving a ... Read More »

Rabindranath’s 78th death anniversary observed

Dhaka, Aug 6 (UNB) – The 78th death anniversary of the Bard of Bengal, Rabindranath Tagore, is being observed on Tuesday. Tagore, who enriched the Bengali language and literature with his astounding talent and merit, died on this day in 1941 at the age of 80. Different organisations are holding many programmes while television channels are airing special productions based ... Read More »

India’s lower house expected to ratify bill to split Kashmir

New Delhi, Aug 6 (AP/UNB) — India’s lower house of Parliament was set to ratify a bill that would downgrade the governance of India-administered, Muslim-majority Kashmir. The Lok Sahba was set to vote on the “Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Bill” on Tuesday, a day after the measure was introduced alongside a presidential order dissolving a constitutional provision that gave Kashmiris ... Read More »

Don’t harass Fakhrul, 3 others for six weeks: HC

Dhaka, Aug 6 (UNB) –The High Court on Tuesday asked four BNP leaders, including its secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, to surrender before a magistrate court within six weeks in a case filed for issuing ‘death threat’ to Bangladesh Jononetri Paishad President AB Siddique The court also directed law enforcers not to harass the four BNP leaders within the ... Read More »

5 more die, 2065 infected as dengue nightmare refuses to end

Dhaka, Aug 5 (UNB) – Five people, including an expectant mother, have died of dengue and 2,065 others have been infected with the mosquito-borne disease afresh across the country. The new deaths were reported in Dhaka and Khulna on Monday while the new infections in 24 hours till Monday morning. Of the deceased, three lost their battle to the fever ... Read More »

Privacy watchdogs warn Facebook over Libra currency

Global privacy regulators joined forces Tuesday to demand guarantees from Facebook on how it will protect users’ financial data when it launches its planned cryptocurrency, Libra. The watchdogs from Australia, the US, EU, Britain, Canada and other countries issued an open letter calling on Facebook to respond to more than a dozen concerns over how it will handle sensitive personal ... Read More »

Prabhas to get married post release of Saaho?

Prabhas who shot to fame post the mega success of Baahubali is currently gearing up for the release of his film Saaho. The film also stars Shraddha Kapoor in a crucial role and will hit the theatres on August 30 this year. Latest reports around the actor suggest that he is set to tie the knot right after the film ... Read More »

Quarter of world’s population facing extreme water stress

Nearly a quarter of the world’s population lives in 17 countries facing extremely high water stress, close to “day zero” conditions when the taps run dry, according to a report released Tuesday. The World Resources Institute’s Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas ranked water stress, drought risk and riverine flood risk using a peer-reviewed methodology. “Agriculture, industry, and municipalities are drinking up ... Read More »

Shabana Azmi joins Steven Spielberg’s series Halo

Veteran actor Shabana Azmi has boarded the cast of Showtime series Halo to be produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment. The series, which will begin production later this year in Budapest, will be directed by Otto Bathurst. An adaptation of the megahit video game of the same name, Halo also features Natascha McElhone, Bokeem Woodbine, Bentley Kalu, Natasha Culzac and ... Read More »

Kabori, Sohel Rana back together in film after four decades

Culture Desk Senior actor Sohel Rana made his debut as an actor with Masud Rana in 1974. He acted opposite National Award winning actress Kabori Sarwar in the film. Now after more than four decades the two are joining for yet another big screen production. Titled ‘Ei Tumi Shei Tumi,’ Kabori would direct the film with grant from the government. ... Read More »

Missing journo Mushfiqur found blindfolded in Sunamganj

Dhaka, Aug 6 (UNB) – Mohona TV journalist FM Mushfiqur Rahman who went missing from the capital on Saturday was found blindfolded in Sadar upazila of Sunamganj district early Tuesday. The imam of a local mosque found Mushfiqur near the mosque at Gobindapur village around 4am, said Abdur Rouf, news editor of the private television channel. On information, police rescued ... Read More »

ভারতের সংবিধান সংশোধন উপমহাদেশকে অস্থিতিশীল করতে পারে -মুসলিম লীগ

ভারতীয় সংবিধানের ৩৭০ ধারা ও ৩৫(ক) ধারা তুলে দেয়ায় কাশ্মীর অঞ্চলের মুসলমানদের নিরাপত্তা বিপন্ন ও নাগরিক অধিকার স্থায়ী ভাবে লুণ্ঠিত হয়ে যাওয়ার আশঙ্কা প্রকাশ করেছেন বাংলাদেশ মুসলিম লীগ নেতৃবৃন্দ। Read More »

কক্সবাজার ট্রাফিক ব্যবস্থা বিষয়ে বিএনপি আলীগের তরুণ নেতারা

কক্সবাজার: বিশ্বের দীর্ঘতম সৈকত নগরী কক্সবাজারের সাম্প্রতিক সময়ে ক্রমবর্ধমান যানজট নিরসনের দাবিতে ডেমোক্রেসি ইন্টারন্যাশনালের রাজনৈতিক ফেলো বাংলাদেশ ছাত্রলীগ কক্সবাজার জেলা কমিটির নির্বাহী সদস্য তানজিদ ওয়াহিদ লোটাস এবং বাংলাদেশ জাতীয়তাবাদী ছাত্রদলের কক্সবাজার পেকুয়া উপজেলা কমিটির সিনিয়র যুগ্ম সম্পাদক শওকত হোছাইন আজ কক্সবাজার প্রেসক্লাব মিলনায়তনে একটি যৌথ সংবাদ সম্মেলনের আয়োজন করেন। Read More »

Biman’s outgoing Hajj flights conclude operations

Dhaka, Aug 05 – The hajj flights run by Biman Bangladesh Airlines concluded on Monday operating all 189 flights while the last Hajj flights of Saudi Arabian Airlines will fly on Tuesday with rest of the pilgrims. On the last day of Hajj flight, the Saudi Airlines will carry around 1,100 pilgrims by operating three flights. Read More »