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Daily Archives: September 8, 2019

Address key driver of Amazon deforestation: profit-seeking

Amazon Watch statement on the ‘Amazon Pact’ issued today by South American leaders Today Sept 8 – the presidents of Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, and Suriname met in Leticia, Colombia to discuss regional cooperation for the Amazon. They issued the “Amazon Pact” at the end of the meeting, which laid out their agreed-upon commitments. Read More »

জলবায়ু বাজেটের যথাযথ বাস্তবায়ন নিশ্চিতে মনিটরিং কমিটি গঠনের দাবি

ঢাকা, ০৮ সেপ্টেম্বর ২০১৯ – জলবায়ু পরিবর্তন সম্পর্কিত বরাদ্দকৃত বাজেটের যথাযথ বাস্তবায়ন এবং প্রভাব পরিমাপের জন্য স্বচ্ছতা ও জবাবদিহিতা নিশ্চিতে সরকারি, বেসরকারি ও সুশীল সমাজ সংস্থাসমূহের সম্মিলিত উদ্যোগে মনিটরিং টাস্কফোর্স গঠন করা জরুরি বলে মন্তব্য করেছেন পরিবেশ বিশেষজ্ঞরা। Read More »

Sr Div Football: Nawabpur KC, Friends SWO win

Dhaka – Nawabpur Krira Chakra and Friends Social Welfare Organization made a good start in the 13-team TVS Dhaka Metropolis Senior Division Football League 2018-19 by winning their respective matches on Sunday. In the day’s first match, Nawabpur Krira Chakra beat Jatrabari Krira Chakra by 1-0 goal at Bir Shreshtha Shaheed Shipahi Mohammad Mustafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur here. After ... Read More »

Bangladesh to play hosts Singapore on Monday

Dhaka -Bangladesh Women’s Hockey team will start their campaign in the AirAsia Women’s Juniors (U-21) AHF Cup Hockey Qualifiers taking on hosts Singapore in their first match at the Sengkang Hockey Stadium in the city-state on Monday. The match will kick-off at 6 pm (BdST).Six Asian countries– Hong Kong, Uzbekistan, Chinese Taipei, Sri Lanka, debutants Bangladesh and hosts Singapore–will participate ... Read More »

Cox’s Bazar pvt university suspends ‘Rohingya girl

Cox’s Bazar – Cox’s Bazar International University has suspended the studentship of a girl following media reports that she belongs to the Rohingya community. Dr Abul Kashem, Vice Chancellor of the university, said the authorities have decided to suspend the studentship of LLB (Hons) student Rahima Akhter alias Rahi Khushi following media reports identifying her as a Rohingya girl. A ... Read More »

Bangladesh makes training session in Dushanbe

Dhaka – Bangladesh National Football team, made their training session at the artificial turf of the Republican Central Stadium in the Tajik capital Dushanbe on Sunday. The team went to Tajikistan on September 2 to play their away match for the joint qualifications of the FIFA and AFC meets against Afghanistan. Bangladesh team reached Tajikistan for an 8-day preparation camp ... Read More »

22-day ban on catching, selling Hilsa from Oct 9

Dhaka, Sept 8 (UNB) –The government will impose a 22-day ban on catching, selling, hoarding and transporting Hilsa from October 9 to 31 to ensure the safe spawning of the popular fish during its peak breeding period. State Minister for Fisheries and Livestock Md Ashraf Ali Khan Khasru came up with the information while talking to reporters after a meeting ... Read More »

PRAN-RFL Group bags ‘Best Employer Brand Award’

Dhaka, Sep 8 (UNB)- PRAN-RFL Group, the country’s leading agricultural and plastic products manufacturer was awarded “Bangladesh Best Employer Brand Awrd-2019” by World HRD Congress here on Sunday. The group achieved the award for ensuring congenial atmosphere in workplace and good practice in human resource development. Uzma Chowdhury, Director of Corporate Finance at PRAN-RFL Group received the award on behalf ... Read More »

India locates Chandrayaan-2 lander on Moon, no contact yet

Dhaka, Sep 8 (UNB) – The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) has managed to locate Vikram, the Chandrayaan-2 lander, on Moon’s surface a day after losing contact with the craft. However, Isro is yet to establish contact with Vikram; the space agency lost communications with the lander minutes before it was to land on near the south pole of the ... Read More »

Mainul Hosein gets bail in defamation case

Dhaka, Sept 8 (UNB) – A court here on Sunday granted bail to former caretaker government adviser barrister Mainul Hosein in a defamation case filed by journalist Masuda Bhatti. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Tofazzol Hossain granted the bail on bond Tk 5,000. On September 3, the court sent Mainul Hosein to jail after rejecting his bail petition in the case. Barrister ... Read More »

Transport strike paralises Chittagrong division in BD

Chattogram, Sept 8 (UNB) – An indefinite transport strike in Chattogram Division’s nine districts, except Brahmanbaria and Chandpur, has been causing immense suffering to the commuters. A body of transport owners and workers is enforcing the strike since Sunday morning to force the administration to accept its nine demands. Buses or trucks were off the road in Cox’s Bazar, Rangamati, ... Read More »

Israeli army hits Gaza militants who sent attack drone

Gaza City, Sep 7 (AP/UNB) — The Israeli military says it has launched an airstrike hitting Palestinian militants behind an earlier drone attack from the Gaza Strip. The Israeli military says Saturday the drone dropped “what seems to be an explosive device” and damaged an army vehicle near the perimeter fence separating Gaza from Israel. There were no reports of ... Read More »

UN says floods, heavy rainfall in Sudan kill 78 people

Cairo, Sep 7 (AP/UNB) — A U.N. humanitarian agency says flooding triggered by heavy rains in Sudan have killed a total of 78 people across the country in the past two months. Mary Keller, head of monitoring and reporting at the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, tells that The Associated Press on Saturday the deaths were mainly ... Read More »

Stop corruption to reduce inequality, economists urge

Dhaka, Sept 7 (UNB) – Speakers at a seminar here on Saturday laid emphasis on stopping corruption and highhandedness of the middlemen for reducing inequality in the society. Bangladesh Economic Association (BEA) arranged the seminar at the auditorium of Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh in the city. “In South Asia, Bangladesh remains in the best position in human development indexes except ... Read More »

2nd Bangladesh Robot Olympiad begins at DU

Dhaka, Sept 7 (UNB) – A two-day long Bangladesh Robot Olympiad started at the premises of Teacher-Student Centre (TSC) of Dhaka University (DU) on Saturday. Deputy Minister of Education Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury was present as the chief guest in the inaugural programme where Pro Vice-Chancellor (VC) Prof Dr Muhammad Samad was present as the special guest. The Department of Robotics ... Read More »

‘Hour of darkness’ for Bahamas; 43 dead, toll to rise

Abaco, Bahamas (AP) — Search and rescue teams are still trying to reach some Bahamian communities isolated by floodwaters and debris after Hurricane Dorian, while the official death toll has risen to 43 and is likely to increase even more, top officials said. Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said late Friday 35 were known dead on Abaco Island and eight in ... Read More »

End restrictions on movement, internet access of Rohingyas: HRW

Dhaka, Sept 7 (UNB) – Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Saturday suggested that the Bangladesh government should end restrictions on Rohingyas’ freedom of movement and access to the internet and online communications. “Government restrictions have intensified following a failed attempt to repatriate refugees to Myanmar, a large rally by Rohingya refugees, and the killings of a local politician and four ... Read More »

HUAWEI nova 5T pre-order available now

Singapore – Media OutReach – 6 September 2019 – Pre-orders for the newly launched HUAWEI nova 5T have officially commenced Friday. Fans of the brand that are interested in the latest smartphone offering from Huawei are now able to reserve their very own handset at after making full payment and while stocks last. Each successful pre-order of the HUAWEI ... Read More »