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Daily Archives: September 3, 2019

Global Day of Action for Amazon Sept 5

September 3, 2019 ipmsdl_admin Categories: Events Amazon Rainforest is burning, and the world will not take it sitting down. This September 5, the International Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self-Determination and Liberation (IPMSDL) joins the whole world in calling for immediate action to stop the Amazon fire. Read More »

Suspending UK Parliament a danger to human rights

Government Should Let Parliamentarians Have Their Say on a ‘No-Deal’ Brexit Benjamin Ward Parliament shuttered for five weeks. Threats by senior ministers to ignore the rule of law. And a government seemingly determined to leave the European Union on October 31 without any deal in place, bringing with it disastrous consequences for the rights of people in the UK and ... Read More »

Toll on using national highways for long-distance trips: PM

Dhaka, Sept 3 (UNB) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said toll should be collected from the long-distance vehicles that plyfour national highways and the money should be used forthe maintenance of the major roads. The Prime Minister said this while presiding over a meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) at the NEC conference ... Read More »

Minni freed on bail in husband Rifat murder case

Barguna, Sept 3 (UNB) – Ayesha Siddika Minni was released from the district jail on bail on Tuesday in a case over the murder of her husband Rifat Sharif. Mozammel Hossain, father of Minni, received her at the jail gate when she walked out of the jail around 4:35 pm, said Anwar Hossain, Jail Super of Barguna District Jail. Earlier ... Read More »

Barrister Mainul refused bail, sent to jail again

Dhaka, Sep 3 (UNB) – A court here on Tuesday rejected a bail plea of former caretaker government adviser Mainul Hosein and sent him to jail in a defamation case filed by journalist Masuda Bhatti. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Tofazzol Hossain passed the order when Mainul surrendered before the court after expiry of his five-month bail. Dhaka Bar Association’s former president ... Read More »

Assam’s NRC could cause grave danger to Bangladesh: BNP

Dhaka, Sept 3 (UNB) – BNP on Tuesday voiced deep concern over reports by some Indian media that the people left out of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in India’s Assam could be pushed across the border, saying it may cause another grave danger for Bangladesh. “The government couldn’t send a single Rohingya to their homeland in Myanmar. Many ... Read More »

Zia Charitable Trust case: Khaleda again seeks bail from HC

Dhaka, Sep 3 (UNB) – BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia sought bail again on Tuesday from the High Court Division in the Zia Charitable Trust corruption case in which she had been jailed for 10 years. Her lawyer Kaisar Kamal filed the petition on her behalf. The court had rejected her previous petition on July 31 in the case filed by ... Read More »

JU teachers, students lay siege to administrative building

A group of students and teachers of Jahangirnagar University laid a siege to the administrative building of the university today, demanding stopping construction of halls felling trees and judicial probe into the allegations of corruption in the mega development project. Under the banner of Jahangirnagar Against Corruption, a joint platform of students and teachers of university, they besieged the administrative ... Read More »

Huawei denies US allegations of technology theft

Beleaguered Chinese telecom giant Huawei on Tuesday denied accusations reported in the Wall Street Journal that it stole technology from a Portuguese inventor, accusing him of “taking advantage of the current geopolitical situation.” The US Department of Justice is looking into the claim, potentially adding to existing criminal cases against Huawei, the WSJ reported last week. Huawei — considered the ... Read More »

Death Official says 16 dead, 119 hurt in Kabul Taliban attack

An Afghan official says the death toll from a Taliban suicide attack in Kabul late Monday night has risen to 16 civilians, with another 119 people wounded. Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi on Tuesday says some 400 foreigners were rescued after the attack targeted the Green Village compound, which houses several international organizations and guesthouses. Smoke rose on Tuesday morning ... Read More »

Baby born to brain-dead mother in Czech Republic

A healthy baby was born in the Czech Republic to a mother who had been brain-dead for nearly four months, doctors said Monday. The baby girl was born by cesarean section in the 34th week of pregnancy last month, 117 days after her mother was declared brain dead, doctors at University Hospital in the second Czech city of Brno told ... Read More »

Kashmir trims its big fat weddings after Indian lockdown

After a year-long countdown, Arshi Nisar’s wedding plans are in tatters, with the Kashmiri bride-to-be fearing for her guests’ safety as an Indian security and communications clampdown on the Himalayan valley leaves residents on edge. The marketing manager had originally planned a three-day extravaganza,including a special make-up session, music, and a huge canopy to accommodate more than 700 guests invited ... Read More »

Trend Micro nurtures global cybersecurity talent development

Global Capture the Flag provides real-world ethical hacking experience in the most critical areas for stopping attacks today Hong Kong, China – Media OutReach – 3 September 2019 – Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today announced its fifth annual Capture The Flag (CTF) competition. The Trend Micro CTF 2019 — Raimund Genes ... Read More »

JU teachers, students lay siege to administrative building

Jahangirnagar University (Savar), Sept 3 (UNB) – A group of students and teachers of Jahangirnagar University laid a siege to the administrative building of the university on Tuesday morning, demanding stopping construction of halls felling trees and judicial probe into the allegations of corruption in the mega development project. Under the banner of Jahangirnagar Against Corruption, a joint platform of ... Read More »

Hurricane Dorian causes massive floods in Bahamas, 5 dead

Bahamas, Sept 03 (AP/UNB) — Hurricane Dorian unleashed massive flooding across the Bahamas on Monday, pummeling the islands with so much wind and water that authorities urged people to find floatation devices and grab hammers to break out of their attics if necessary. At least five deaths were blamed on the storm. “We are in the midst of a historic ... Read More »

Brazil’s Bolsonaro wants to discuss Amazon fires at UN

Rio De Janeiro, Sept 3 (AP/UNB) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Monday he was eager to speak about the Amazon fires that have drawn world attention at the next UN General Assembly in September, as the issue appeared to erode his support at home. Bolsonaro told reporters in Brasilia that he wanted to speak “with patriotism” about the Amazon, ... Read More »

BD Road Transport Corpn to float 49pc shares

Dhaka, Sept 2 (UNB) – The Cabinet on Monday approved the draft of ‘Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation Bill, 2019’ to offload 49 percent share of the corporation in the capital market. The approval came at the Cabinet meeting held at the Bangladesh Secretariat with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. “It has been defined in the bill that the ... Read More »

Pathao driver Milon murder unveiled using his mobile imie

Dhaka, Sept 2 (UNB) – Police on Monday claimed to have cracked the murder case of Pathao rider Milon who was slaughtered by his ride-taker on Malibagh-Mouchak flyover on August 26, saying they arrested the killer. Additional Commissioner of Detective Branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Abdul Baten revealed the information while speaking at a press conference at the DMP ... Read More »

Amari Dhaka debuts a new way to eat Pizza

Dhaka, 2019: This September, Deck 41, Amari Dhaka is taking guests on a journey to Naples. Guests of Deck 41 will get to enjoy the best of Calzone Pizza featuring spinach, cream cheese, mushroom & chicken – the perfect combination of scrumptiousness. Read More »

Triumph of the right is changing the world order

By Katharina Hofmann De Moura Sao Paulo, Brazil, Aug 29 2019 (IPS) – The crisis of regional and multilateral institutions goes hand in hand with the international rise of right-wi ng populism. In the US, the UK, Russia, Italy, Poland, Hungary, Turkey, the Philippines and Brazil, we are experiencing the rise of right-wing populist politicians who throw headline-grabbing barbs at ... Read More »