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IBBL Rangpur Zone holds Business Development Conference

Rangpur Zone of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited organized Business Development Conference at Prime Medical College Auditorium in Rangpur on 24 August 2019, Saturday. Md. Mahbub ul Alam, Managing Director & CEO of the bank addressed the program as chief guest. Mohammed Monirul Moula & Muhammad Qaisar Ali, Additional Managing Directors and Abu Reza Md. Yeahia, Deputy Managing Director addressed the ... Read More »

Dhaka-based Chandpur Journalists’ Forum committee formed

Dhaka – Daily Jugantor’s special correspondent Mizan Malik and news agency United News of Bangladesh’s district editor Rashed Shahriar Polash have been elected president and general secretary respectively of Dhaka-based Chandpur Journalists’ Forum for the next two years. Forum’s adviser and chief reporter of the Dainik Ittefaq M Abul Khayer announced the new committee after its general meeting at a ... Read More »

Russian capsule carrying robot fails space station docking

Moscow, Aug 24 (AP/UNB) — A Russian space capsule carrying a humanoid robot has failed to dock as planned with the International Space Station. A statement from the Russian space agency Roscosmos said the failure to dock on Saturday was because of problems in the docking system. It said the space station itself and the six-person crew are safe. Vladimir ... Read More »

India’s Modi awarded UAE medal amid Kashmir crackdown

Dubai, Aug 24 (AP/UNB) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has received the United Arab Emirates’ highest civilian honor during a visit to the oil-rich Gulf nation. Modi’s induction into the Order of Zayed on Saturday shows the importance the UAE places on India, the world’s third-largest consumer of crude oil, even as the Indian leader pursues stripping statehood from ... Read More »

Mashrafe visits his domestic help’s house in Sherpur

Sherpur, Aug 24 (UNB) – Bangladesh ODI captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza along with his wife Sumona Haque Sumi and two children paid a visit to their domestic help’s house at Jugania village in Nalitabari upazila of Sherpur. They together with Tuni arrived at the house around 2pm on Friday and spent two and half an hours with her family. Locals ... Read More »

Pressure should be on Myanmar for Rohingya repatriation: US

Kurigram, Aug 24 (UNB) – US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R Miller on Saturday said they will continue to put pressure on Myanmar to create conditions on the ground for the “voluntary, safe, dignified and sustainable” return of all Rohingyas to Myanmar’s Rakhine State. “The pressure should be squarely on Myanmar,” he said conveying US’ position which is to see ... Read More »

‘Bangabandhu’s portraits, name being abused for plundering’

Dhaka, Aug 24 (UNB) – Gonoforum President Dr Kamal Hossain on Saturday said those making their own fortunes depriving people of their ownership of the country and voting rights using the name and portraits of Bangabandhu are committing the ‘most grievous crime’. “They (AL) are using the name and portraits of Bangabandhu, but indulging in acts contrary to his ideals. ... Read More »

8 dead, 20 injured as bus skides off bridge in Faridpur

Faridpur, Aug 24 (UNB) – At least eight people were killed and 20 others injured after a bus fell off a bridge in Sadar upazila on Saturday afternoon. Three of the deceased were identified as Habibur Rahman, Faruk Hossain and Asma Akhter. Further details about them and the identities of the other victims are still awaited. Superintendent of Police of ... Read More »

অধ্যাপক মোজাফফর আহমদ-এর মৃত্যুতে সিপিবি’র গভীর শোক

মুক্তিযুদ্ধকালীন মুজিবনগর সরকারের উপদেষ্টা, মুক্তিযুদ্ধে ন্যাপ-কমিউনিস্ট পার্টি-ছাত্র ইউনিয়নের বিশেষ গেরিলা বাহিনীর অন্যতম সংগঠক, বাংলাদেশ ন্যাশনাল আওয়ামী পার্টি (ন্যাপ)-এর সভাপতি, বর্ষীয়ান রাজনীতিবিদ অধ্যাপক মোজাফফর আহমদ ২৩ আগস্ট সন্ধ্যা ৭টা ৪৯ মিনিটে মৃত্যুবরণ করেছেন। তাঁর মৃত্যুতে বাংলাদেশের কমিউনিস্ট পার্টি (সিপিবি)’র সভাপতি কমরেড মুজাহিদুল ইসলাম সেলিম ও সাধারণ সম্পাদক কমরেড মোহাম্মদ শাহ আলম এক বিবৃতিতে গভীর শোক প্রকাশ করেছেন। Read More »

কাশ্মীর ইস্যু ঐতিহাসিক কারণে ভারতের অভ্যন্তরীণ বিষয় নয় -মুসলিম লীগ

যারা কাশ্মীর ইস্যুকে ভারতের অভ্যন্তরীণ বিষয় বলছেন তাদের ইতিহাস স্মরণ করিয়ে দিয়ে বাংলাদেশ মুসলিম লীগ নেতৃবৃন্দ বলেন, তৎকালীন ভারতের প্রধানমন্ত্রী পণ্ডিত জহরলাল নেহেরু কাশ্মীর সমস্যাকে ভারতের অভ্যন্তরীণ বিষয় বলেননি। ১৯৪৮ সালের ১লা জানুয়ারি কাশ্মীর বিরোধের সমাধান ও নিষ্পত্তির জন্য জাতিসংঘের নীতিমালার ৬ষ্ঠ অধ্যায়ের ৩৫ ধারায় সিকিউরিটি কাউন্সিলে পাকিস্তানের বিরুদ্ধে পণ্ডিত জওরলাল নেহেরু অভিযোগ দায়ের করে কাশ্মীর ইস্যুকে হিন্দুস্থানের বাইরে আন্তর্জাতিক ... Read More »

6,000 trees to be equipped with QR codes in New Delhi

It is a good news for students, tree lovers, morning walkers and research scholars as they would be able to know detail information about the trees planted beside roads and parks since authorities are going to tag trees with Quick Response (QR) codes. New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has taken the decision of tagging the trees with QR codes recently ... Read More »

Brazil’s Bolsonaro authorizes army to help fight Amazon fires

President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday authorized the deployment of Brazil’s armed forces to help combat  fires raging in the Amazon rainforest, as a growing global outcry over the blazes sparks protests and threatens a huge trade deal. Plumes of thick smoke rose into the sky above dense forest in the northwestern state of Rondonia, where bright orange flames from various ... Read More »

Jaya to star in Indian horror film Bhoot Pori

Entertainment Desk As for the plot of the film Jaya informed that it is a biography of a ghost. A certain woman passes away in 1947. A child of 2019 meets the restless soul of the departed woman, who seeks his help to unravel the mystery behind her death. Eventually the woman’s ghost realizes that her death was not natural ... Read More »

Chirkutt sings for Mayaboti

Entertainment Desk The popular fusion band Chirkutt performed a playback song for Arun Chowdhuri’s upcoming film, Mayaboti. Director Arun Chowdhury’s film is set to be released nationwide on September 13. The film received an uncut censor certificate from the Bangladesh Film Censor Board in June. The film features popular actor Nusrat Imrose Tisha as the protagonist, who is playing a ... Read More »

Sunny Leone signs in Bangladeshi movie

Entertainment Desk Popular Indian actor Karenjit Kaur Vohra, who is commonly known by her stage name Sunny Leone, is all set to appear in an item song in a Bangladeshi film for the first time ever. The film will be produced by Selim Khan, owner of the film’s production company Shapla Media. The adult film star turned actor will debut ... Read More »

G7 Leaders urged to promote gender empowerment

By Thalif Deen UN, Aug 23 2019 (IPS) – As leaders of the seven major industrialised nations (G7) meet in the coastal sea town of Biarritz in the south-west of France, one of the world’s leading women’s organisations is calling for the protection and advancement of women worldwide. Read More »

Group art show ‘Colours’ begins at AF Dhaka

A group art exhibition titled ‘Colours’ has begun at La Galerie, Alliance Française de Dhaka on Friday. Eminent architect and poet Rabiul Hossain attended the opening ceremony as the chief guest while eminent artist Kanak Chapa Chakma also attended the event as the special guest. Read More »

Little hope of justice for Rohingya, two years after exodus

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 23 2019 (IPS) – Two years after the start of an exodus of Rohingya civilians from genocide-like attacks in Myanmar, members of the mainly Muslim minority have little hope of securing justice, rights or returning to their homes, according to the United Nations and aid groups. Reports this week from the U.N. and Oxfam, a charity, show ... Read More »

Former Iraq PM warns Israel of ‘strong response’

Baghdad, Aug 23 (AP/UNB) — The Latest on the situation in Iraq, after U.S. officials confirmed Israel last month bombed a weapons depot belonging to Iran-backed Shiite militias (all times local): Former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is warning of a “strong response” if it is proven that Israel was behind recent airstrikes in Iraq. In statements issued by his ... Read More »

Sri Lanka lifts emergency imposed after Easter bombings

Colombo, Aug 23 (AP/UNB) — Sri Lanka has ended four months of emergency rule imposed after Easter Sunday suicide attacks killed more than 260 people, the president’s office said Friday. President Maithripala Sirisena allowed the emergency rule to lapse by not signing a decree extending it for another month. Two local Muslim groups have been blamed for the attacks on ... Read More »

Rohingyas, Locals pick up conflict after JL leader’s murder

Cox’s Bazar, Aug 23 (UNB) – Hundreds of agitated locals stormed a Rohingya camp and vandalised makeshift houses and NGO offices following the murder of a local Jubo League leader in Teknaf. They burned tyres and plastic boxes to block a five-kilometre road from Teknaf municipality to Leda Point for three hours. The residence of Rohingya leader Noor Mohammad was ... Read More »