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Can social safety nets help address climate change

Dhaka, Sept 2 (UNB) – Representatives from the government, development partners, academia, think tanks and UN agencies came together here on Monday to discuss the role social safety nets play in addressing climate change, building community resilience and helping Bangladesh achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. “This is an important shift in our thought process on disaster management. ... Read More »

All women committees launched for Rohingya with IOM support

Dhaka, Sept 1 – To give Rohingya refugee women a platform to raise their voice, access to information and obtain referrals for service, “all women’s committees” were launched yesterday at the refugee camp with support from International Organization of Migration (IOM), said a press release of IOM.A total of 110 women are now active in those committees, including 10 with ... Read More »

Holy Ashura in Bangladesh on Sept 10

Dhaka, Aug 31 (UNB) – Holy Ashura, commemorating the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), will be observed in the country on September 10 as the Muharram moon was sighted in Bangladesh sky on Saturday. The decision was taken at a meeting of the National Moon Sighting Committee held at the conference room of Islamic Foundation’s Baitul Mukarram office with ... Read More »

Thousands drenched in red in Spain’s ‘Tomatina’ battle

Bunol (AP/UNB) — More than 20,000 people are pelting each other with ripe tomatoes in the annual “Tomatina” street battle in a town in eastern Spain that has become a major tourist attraction. The party saw 145 tons of tomatoes offloaded from six trucks into crowds packing Buñol’s streets for the midday hour-long battle Wednesday. The fight leaves participants and ... Read More »

Bangladesh Heritage Crafts Foundation second gala event ends

The second gala event of the Bangladesh Heritage Crafts Foundation was successfully completed. In addition to the exhibition, cultural events and talks were held in the capital city’s Hotel Radisson on the initiative of the TS event on August 23 and 24, in which there were participated the minister’s advisers, as well as entrepreneurs and foreign ambassadors. 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 »

Who’s Afraid of Arabic Numerals?

Should Americans, as part of their school curriculum, learn Arabic numerals? CivicScience, a Pittsburgh-based research firm, put that question to some 3,200 Americans recently in a poll seemingly about mathematics, but the outcome was a measure of students’ attitudes toward the Arab world. Some 56 percent of the respondents said, “No.” Fifteen percent had no opinion. Read More »

Cop hailed as hero for saving newborn from dogs

Chattogram, Aug 21 (UNB) – A police officer is being praised for protecting a newborn from dogs in the port city on early Tuesday. Sub-Inspector Mostafizur Rahman and tales of his selfless act went viral on the social media within hours. He said he was standing in front of Akteruzzaman Centre near the end of his night shift when he ... Read More »

Zakir Naik apologises, says he isn’t racist

Dhaka, Aug 20 (UNB) – Fugitive preacher Dr Zakir Naik apologised today for causing any “misunderstanding” after being questioned twice by the police for his alleged racial and religious remarks during a recent lecture in Kelantan, reports Malay Mail. The India-born man wanted in his home country for allegedly funding terror activities also said racism is “evil” and denies he ... Read More »

Woman gang-raped while strolling at Munshiganj tourist spot

Munshiganj, Aug 19 (UNB) – A young woman has reportedly been gang-raped by miscreants when she was hanging around with her husband at a tourist spot in Sirajdikhan upazila. Locals caught an accused, Sohel, 23, son of Osman Mia of Baghapur village in Keraniganj upazila of Dhaka, and handed him over to police. He was produced before a court on ... Read More »

Six BD girls rescued from child marriage in Sirajganj Dist

Sirajgonj, 18th August (UNB) – A total of six schoolgirls have been saved from the disaster of child marriage in the space of just two days in Sirajganj, thanks to the prompt action of the local administration. According to the sources, the mobile court which was led by Assistant Commissioner (Land) and Executive Magistrate Anisur Rahman, foiled the marriage preparations ... Read More »

Australia branded leading ’emissions exporter’

Australia is the world’s third-largest emissions exporter, with more than a billion tonnes of carbon dioxide shipped abroad each year in the form of coal and liquefied natural gas, a think tank study showed today. The left-leaning Australian Institute reported that Australia’s energy exports rank behind only oil giants Russia and Saudi Arabia in terms of emissions potential. “Australia makes ... Read More »

Mussels, ‘super-filters’ can help beat water pollution

Seafood lovers who prize the mussel for its earthy taste and succulent flesh may be unaware of its growing potential in the fight against water pollution. The mussel is the hoover of the sea, taking in phytoplankton for nourishment along with micro-plastics, pesticides and other pollutants —  which makes it an excellent gauge. One day, it may also be pressed ... Read More »

Mourning Day: President, PM pay homage to Bangabandhu

Dhaka, Aug 15 (UNB) – President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday paid tribute to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as the nation is observing the 44th anniversary of his martyrdom in a somber mood. President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid homage to the architect of the Independence by placing wreaths ... Read More »

Dhakabashi’s Eid rally celebrates the festival

Dhaka, Aug 14 (UNB) – To celebrate the holy Eid-Ul-Adha in the capital, the socio-cultural voluntary organization ‘Dhakabashi’ arranged a vibrant and festive Eid rally at TSC of Dhaka University on Wednesday. Keeping the ongoing catastrophic dengue-crisis in mind, this year’s slogan of the rally was “Be alert and aware to prevent Dengue”. State Minister for Cultural Affairs K M ... Read More »

Decade of action needed to protect indigenous languages

Geneva, (Kanaga Raja) – Human rights experts at the United Nations have called for a decade of action to protect and promote the use of indigenous languages, many of which have now become endangered. This call came on the occasion of International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples which is commemorated on 9 August. Read More »

Australia offers climate funding to Pacific islands

Australia on Tuesday announced a Aus$500 million ($340 million) climate change package for Pacific island countries, which have been increasingly vocal in demanding their powerful neighbour curb its carbon emissions. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the funding, drawn from Australia’s existing international aid budget, would help Pacific island nations invest in renewable energy and climate change resilience. The climate-sceptic leader ... Read More »

Eid-ul-Adha celebrated in BD amid festivity, enthusiasm

Dhaka, Aug 12 – The holy Eid-ul-Adha, the second biggest religious festival of the Muslims, was celebrated across the country today with due solemnity and religious fervour and amid tight security. On the occasion, the Muslims across the country offered prayers in Eid congregations and sacrificed animals in the name of almighty Allah. Read More »