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Daily Archives: September 6, 2019

BD-Sri Lanka four-day unofficial Test series ended in draw

Dhaka – The 2-match four-day unofficial Test series between Bangladesh Emerging Cricket team and touring Sri Lanka Emerging Cricket team ended in a draw 0-0. The second four-day unofficial Test match was ended in draw as the 4th and final day washed out on Friday without a single ball being bowled at the Sheikh Kamal International Stadium in Cox’s Bazar. ... Read More »

Bangladesh team to fly for Philippines Sunday

Dhaka – A six-member Bangladesh National Archery team will leave here for Philippines on Sunday (September 8) to compete in the Stage-3 competition of the Asia Cup-World Ranking Archery Tournament 2019. The 8-day-long competition is scheduled to be held at the Clark City in Philippines on September 8-15. Bangladesh archers will compete in the men’s Recurve singles, men’s Recurve team, ... Read More »

Scientific hub planned to protect ocean carbon ecosystems

Dhaka, Sept 6 (UNB) – Australian Foreign Minister Senator Marise Payne has announced the establishment of a new Perth-based scientific hub that will allow experts from across the Indian Ocean rim to protect the health of ocean carbon ecosystems such as mangroves, tidal marshes and sea grasses. Senator Payne made the announcement at the 3rd Indian Ocean Rim Association Ministerial ... Read More »

Dhaka procuring 10000 electronic tools to check VAT evasion

Dhaka, Sept 6 (UNB) – The National Board of Revenue (NBR) has started the process to procure modern technology-based electronic fiscal devices (EFDs), aiming to check VAT evasion both at the retail and wholesale levels. Sources at the NBR said it has already placed a work order to procure 10,000 EFDs spending Tk 317 crore to install those at 24 ... Read More »

UK opposition parties reject Boris Johnson’s election call

London, Sept 6 (AP/UNB) — Britain’s opposition parties said Friday that they won’t support Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s call for an election when the issue gets voted on next week, piling more pressure on Britain’s embattled leader. The parties have been mulling whether to agree to Johnson’s plan for a mid-October election, which can only be triggered if two-thirds of ... Read More »

BNP opposes plan to collect toll from long-haul vehicles

Dhaka, Sept 6 (UNB) – BNP on Friday opposed the government plan to collect toll from long-haul vehicles that ply national highways, saying it is an anti-people move which will aggravate traffic situation and cause a finical burden on passengers. “Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at an Ecnec meeting two days back directed to collect toll from vehicles that ply on ... Read More »

Robert Mugabe, longtime Zimbabwe leader, dies at 95

Harare, Sept 6 (AP/UNB) — Robert Mugabe, the former leader of Zimbabwe forced to resign in 2017 after a 37-year rule whose early promise was eroded by economic turmoil, disputed elections and human rights violations, has died. He was 95. His successor President Emmerson Mnangagwa confirmed Mugabe’s death in a tweet Friday, mourning him as an “icon of liberation.” He ... Read More »

Will Poulter grab lead role in Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series

Amazon has cast actor Will Poulter for the lead part in its highly-ambitious Lord of the Rings series. Poulter, best known for starring in Bandersnatch episode of Black Mirror, The Revenant and Aris Aster’s Midsommar, joins Australian star Markella Kavenagh in the project. The details of his role are currently being kept under wraps, reported Variety. Amazon is also yet ... Read More »

Bangladesh bourses bounce back

Country’s both the bourses turned back and registered upward trend after the six consecutive days buoyed by the positive note of large cap companies. Country’s capital bourse, Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) closed today by returning to green with a mentionable gain in all indexes. “Positive movement of large cap stocks like GP, United power contributed the maximum to the positive ... Read More »

US woman arrested at Manila airport with baby hidden in bag

An American woman who attempted to carry a 6-day-old baby out of the Philippines hidden inside a sling bag has been arrested at Manila’s airport and charged with human trafficking, officials said Thursday. They said Jennifer Erin Talbot was able to pass through the airport immigration counter on Wednesday without declaring the baby boy but was intercepted at the boarding ... Read More »

Trump again attacks ‘Will & Grace’ actress Debra Messing

President Donald Trump is again attacking Debra Messing, calling the liberal activist and “Will & Grace” star a racist and saying she should be fired from the NBC sitcom. Messing apologized earlier this week after tweeting in support of an Alabama church sign which reads “a black vote for Trump is mental illness.” Trump tweeted Thursday that Messing was being ... Read More »

Hurricane death toll in Bahamas at 30 as aid begins to land

Carrying possessions in plastic bags, some weary Bahamians whose homes were smashed by Hurricane Dorian waited Thursday for a flight out of the disaster zone as an international humanitarian effort to help the Caribbean country gained momentum. The death toll rose to 30. A few hundred people gathered at the partly flooded Leonard M. Thompson airport on Abaco island in ... Read More »

 Samsung folding phone to launch after screen problem delay

Samsung’s highly anticipated folding phone will go on sale Friday, after the original launch date was delayed by months because of embarrassing problems with the screen. The South Korean tech giant had put the Galaxy Fold’s launch on hold after reviewers encountered problems with the device’s innovative folding screen, which the company said on Thursday have now been resolved. “During ... Read More »

Dhaka again ranks third least liveable city

Dhaka, Sept 5 (UNB) – Dhaka has ranked third worst liveable city in the Global Liveability Index 2019 while Vienna of Austria the finest liveable city in the world. The index placed war-torn Syrian capital Damascus and Lagos to the least liveable cities. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) publishes an annual Global Liveability Ranking, which ranks 140 cities of the ... Read More »

UN: Revival of Multilateralism or Obituary for World Order

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 5 2019 (IPS) – The United Nations will be hosting six high level plenary meetings –- unprecedented even by its own standards—during the beginning of the 74th session of the General Assembly in late September. The meetings are being viewed primarily as an attempt at reviving multilateral diplomacy at a time when a rash of hard-right nationalist ... Read More »

Blue economy confce adopts 17-point declaration

DHAKA, Sept 5, 2019 (BSS) – The 3rd Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Blue Economy Ministerial Conference ended here today adopting a 17-point Dhaka declaration that underlined to consider ‘Marine Spatial Planning’ as useful tool to develop marine value chains recognizing oceanic resources as a means to attain sustainable development. According to the declaration, the IORA member states will strengthen ... Read More »

HK leader says extradition bill withdrawal own decision

Hong Kong, Sept 5 (AP/UNB) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Thursday that the decision to withdraw an extradition bill that sparked months of demonstrations in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory was her government’s own initiative to break the impasse, and not Beijing’s directive. Lam told a news conference that China’s central government “understands, respects and supports” her government in ... Read More »

ACC turns blind eye to corruption in different projects: BNP

Dhaka, Sept 5 (UNB) – BNP on Thursday alleged that the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has been playing a silent role though corruption has ‘turned epidemic’ in every sector and at different projects. Speaking at a press beefing at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office, party senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi also likened the ACC to the ‘one-eyed demon’ of Arabian ... Read More »

5000 sharp weapons seized from NGO godown: Ukhiya Upazila

Cox’s Bazar, Sept 6 (UNB) – Five thousand sharp weapons were recovered from a godown of a local NGO at Malbhitapara in Ukhiya upaizla on Thursday night. Tipped off, a team, led by executive magistrate and assistant commissioner (land) Fakhrul Islam, conducted a drive in the godown of Shed, an NGO, and recovered the locally-made weapons kept in 20/25 sacks. ... Read More »

33rd Fobana Convention held at LaGuardia Marriott, New York

The 33rd Fobana Convention 2019 was held in New York at LaGuardia Marriott Hotel Convention Centre from 30 August to 01 Septembe r 2019. The Federation of Bangladesh Associations in North America (USA and Canada) is the apex organization, vows to create awareness for expatriate Bangladeshi Communities, especially to new generations about the culture and heritage of their homeland, Bangladesh. ... Read More »