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Rating Chess: GM Ziaur Rahman dominant after 8th round

Dhaka – GM Ziaur Rahman of Saif Sporting Club dominated in the Walton Air Conditioner International Rating Chess Tournament 2019 securing 7.5 points after 8th round matches held at Bangladesh Chess Federation Hall Room on Wednesday. Three players are sharing 2nd slot with 6.5 points each. They are: IM Mohammad Minhaz Uddin and CM Md. Sharif Hossain of Bangladesh Navy ... Read More »

Kim says North Korean launches were warning to US, South

Seoul, Aug 7 (AP/UNB) — North Korea said Wednesday leader Kim Jong Un supervised a live-fire demonstration of newly developed, short-range ballistic missiles intended to send a warning to the United States and South Korea over their joint military exercises. The official Korean Central News Agency said two missiles launched from a western airfield flew across the country and over ... Read More »

Scientists grow bioengineered human livers to test therapies

Washington, Aug 7 (Xinhua/UNB) — — Scientists in the United States for the first time grew genetically modified miniature human livers to test therapeutics for human liver diseases. The study published Tuesday in the journal Cell Metabolism showed how they transformed human stem cells into functional, 3D liver tissue that mimics non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The human livers in ... Read More »

Redrawn map may set off more change in Indian-ruled Kashmir

New Delhi, Aug 7 (AP/UNB) — India is redrawing its political map again. Parliament has approved a proposal by the Hindu nationalist-led government that strips statehood from Jammu and Kashmir, its only Muslim-majority state, splitting the region into two union territories after revoking its special rights under India’s Constitution. Although India has redrawn its map many times since gaining independence ... Read More »

32 diagnosed with dengue in Khagrachhari Hill Dist town

Khagrachhari, Aug 7 (UNB) – A shortage of dengue detection kits at hospitals in eight other upazilas of the district is forcing people to throng the Sadar Hospital which has already been overwhelmed by a large number of patients. Thirty-two people, suffering from dengue, were admitted to the Sadar Hospital in the last eight days until Monday night. Twelve of ... Read More »

Gang rape: Two Khulna railway policemen withdrawn

Khulna, Aug 7 (UNB) – Two railway policemen, including the officer-in-charge of Khulna Government Railway Police (GRP) Station, were attached to the GRP Lines for their suspected involvement with the reported gang-rape of a woman. The action was taken against Railway Police Station OC Osman Goni and Sub-Inspector Nazmul Haque, said Assistant Police Superintendent (Railway Circle) Firoz Ahmed. On August ... Read More »

BD Govt allocates Tk 515 mn for eradicating mosquitoes

Dhaka, Aug 7 (UNB)— The government has allocated Tk 51.5 crore to help the city corporations and municipalities fight mosquitoes. LGRD Minister Md Tazul Islam came up with the information at a views exchanging meeting with Bangladesh Climate Change Journalist Forum (BCJF) at the Secretariat. Of the amount, the two Dhaka city corporations were given Tk 7.5 crore each. Tk ... Read More »

2 ‘suspected criminals’ killed in Bogra ‘gunfight’

Bogura, Aug 7 (UNB) – Two suspected criminals were killed in a reported gunfight between two groups of criminals at Bhabanipur in Sherpur upazila early Wednesday. The deceased were identified as Dhanesh Sarkar alias Sukumar Sarkar, 38, son of Mantu Sarkar of Gaibandha Sadar upazila, and Afzal Hossain, 55, son of Rajab Ali of Natore’s Singra upazila. Police said Afzal ... Read More »

10 teams monitor BD dengue situation round the clock: Govt

Dhaka, Aug 7 (UNB) – Urging people not to be worried about the current dengue situation, Health Minister Zahid Malik has said his ministry has formed 10 high-level teams to monitor the dengue situation round the clock. “A cell has been opened at the ministry which is monitoring whether doctors are working or not and taking instant actions if any ... Read More »

India’s former foreign minister, Sushma Swaraj, dies at 67

New Delhi, Aug 7 (AP/UNB) — Sushma Swaraj, India’s former external affairs minister and a leader of the ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, died Tuesday at a hospital in New Delhi. She was 67. Swaraj died of a heart attack and was rushed to the emergency ward of All India Institute of Medical Science hospital, the Press Trust of ... Read More »

Sheikh Hasina expresses shock at the death of Shusma Swaraj

Dhaka, Aug 7 (UNB)- Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday expressed deep condolence at the death of former Indian external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj. In a condolence message, Sheikh Hasina, who is now in London, also extended sympathy to the bereaved family members. “She (Sushma) was a good friend of Bangladesh. With her death Bangladesh has lost a good friend,” ... Read More »

Overdose-reversing drug is tied to fewer drug deaths in USA

New York , Aug 7(AP/UNB) — Prescriptions of the overdose-reversing drug naloxone are soaring, and experts say that could be a reason overdose deaths have stopped rising for the first time in nearly three decades. The number of naloxone prescriptions dispensed by U.S. retail pharmacies doubled from 2017 to last year, rising from 271,000 to 557,000, health officials reported Tuesday. ... Read More »

Aleya Twist to be staged at Shipakala

Culture Desk The British Council in collaboration with Komola Collective has embarked upon a project to explore this celebrated English novel set in the context of present-day Bangladesh The British Council Cultural Centre,in partnership with Komola Collective, is staging, Aleya Twist, supported by English and Digital for Girls’ Education (EDGE)Clubs of Tangail & BRAC. The play, a rendition of Oliver ... Read More »

Nuhash Humayun selected for Asian Film Academy 2019 fellowship

Entertainment Desk Bangladeshi film-maker Nuhash Humayun has been selected for The Asian Film Academy 2019 fellowship program. The program is part of the Busan International Film Festival, considered an important festival in Asia. The Asian Film Academy (AFA) is an educational program for nurturing talented young Asian film-makers and creates a platform for building a professional network throughout Asia. Talking ... Read More »

9-year-old boy has built over 30 mobile games

Seated in a stylish living room of a home in a suburb of Nigeria’s commercial center, Lagos, Basil Okpara Jr. is tapping away on his laptop keyboard. The 9-year-old is building a hide and seek game, using a free programming application called Scratch 2. Scratch 2 allows users to create games, animations, and stories online or offline. So far, Basil ... Read More »

জাতিসংঘ প্রস্তাব ও দিল্লীর প্রতিশ্রুতির মারাত্মক লঙ্গন -মাও. নেজামী

ইসলামী ঐক্যজোটের চেয়ারম্যান ও বাংলাদেশ নেজামে ইসলাম পার্টির সভাপতি মাওলানা আবদুল লতিফ নেজামী ভারত অধিকৃত জম্মু ও কাশ্মীরের বিশেষ মর্যাদা বাতিল করার সমালোচনা করে বলেছেন যে, ভারতের এই পদক্ষেপ গণভোটের মাধ্যমে কাশ্মীর সমস্যা সমাধানের জন্য জাতিসংঘ নিরাপত্তা পরিষদও সাধারণ পরিষদে গৃহিত প্রস্তাব এবং ভারতের প্রথম প্রধানমন্ত্রী জওহেরলাল নেহরু কর্তৃক বিভিন্ন সময়ে প্রদত্ত প্রতিশ্রতির মারাত্মক লঙ্গন। Read More »

Eid’s Drama Foyzu Munshir Narkel Gach

Foyzu Munshi shows Bengali films on DVD behind a tea shop where he has set up his mini movie hall. The youngsters of the village hangout there. During one afternoon show, when the hero Jasim was bursting the head of villain Jambu with a bottle, Foyzu’s wife sent a message from home that the coconut tree beside the house is ... Read More »

ডাকসুর একই পদে নিকটতম প্রতিদ্বন্দ্বি দু’জন শিক্ষার্থীর যৌথ গোলটেবিল বৈঠক

ঢাকা বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ঃ ঢাকা বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ের কোর্স ফলাফল প্রকাশ ও পাঠের বিষয়বস্তু ডিজিটালাইজেশন ও সংস্কার বিষয়ে ছাত্রলীগের কেন্দ্রীয় নেতা ও ডাকসুর কমনরুম ও ক্যাফেটেরিয়া বিষয়ক সম্পাদক লিপি আক্তার এবং একই পদে প্রতিদ্বন্দ্বিতাকারী ছাত্রদল কর্মী কানেতা ইয়া লাম-লাম সম্মিলিতভাবে আজ ৬ আগস্ট ২০১৯ মঙ্গলবার ডাকসু মিলনায়তনে একটি গোল টেবিল বৈঠকের আয়োজন করেন। Read More »

Basic freedoms at risk in Kashmir – HRW

Free Political Leaders, Restore Communications, Exercise Restraint New York – Indian authorities have adopted measures in anticipation of unrest in Jammu and Kashmir state that raise serious human rights concerns, Human Rights Watch said today. The government announced on August 5, 2019 that it was altering the special constitutional status of the state. Read More »

TIB demands immediate resignation of CEC

Dhaka, Aug 06 – Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) on Tuesday demanded immediate resignation of the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and commissioners concerned for their alleged involvement in widespread irregularities and corruptions in the name of training at Election Commission. Read More »