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Cyber Protection From Cyber Criminals

MSIG Launches Cyber SafeGuard Insurance To Protect Malaysian Businesses From Growing Range Of Cyber Threats Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Media OutReach – 13 August 2019 – MSIG Insurance (Malaysia) Bhd “(MSIG Malaysia)”, has launched Cyber SafeGuard, an insurance product designed to protect businesses of all sizes from the growing range of cyber risks proliferating in the ASEAN region. Read More »

KU admission process goes online from Sept 1

KU Correspondent The online admission process for the first year honours courses in Khulna University (KU) under 2019-20 academic year will begin on September 1 and continue till September 30, said a KU press release on Tuesday. The decision was taken at a general meeting of the varsity’s admission committee held at the VC’s conference room on Tuesday with KU ... Read More »

From child refugee to a president

The little girl who fled from war-torn Latvia spent more than 50 years in exile – but soon after returning she became president. Not only that, Vaira Vike-Freiberga became the first female head of a former Soviet bloc state. “My parents never let me forget that I am Latvian,” she told the BBC. The Baltic state was invaded by Nazi ... Read More »

100 Resilient Cities, a note from its president

In six years, 100 Resilient Cities has grown from an idea to a movement. Together, as a community of staff, CROs, and partners, we have shaped how the world understands the opportunities to build resilience. Since 2013, we have evolved from talking about definitions and job descriptions to sharing cutting-edge best practices. Read More »

Apple will face tariffs on components imported from China

President Donald Trump warned  yesterday that he would snub Apple’s requests for tariff exemptions on device components imported from China, as he put pressure on the tech company to shift production to the United States. “Apple will not be given Tariff wavers, or relief, for Mac Pro parts that are made in China. Make them in the USA, no Tariffs!” ... Read More »

What steps against Taka 364mn abuse from Rooppur project: HC

Dhaka, July 21 – The High Court has wanted to see the action of Housing and Public Works ministry against 50 people, who were involved in misappropriating TK 36.40 crore in Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP). After expressing satisfaction over the investigation report that found 50 people involvement in misappropriating Tk 36.40 crore from the project in purchasing furniture and ... Read More »

Can trillion-tonne snow cannons save us from sea-level rise?

Scientists seeking to avoid catastrophic sea-level rises from the melting West Antarctic ice sheet have come up with a “terrible” solution: use snow cannons to pump trillions of tonnes of ice back on top. The gargantuan ice sheet contains enough frozen water to raise global sea levels by six metres (20 feet). Just one metre of sea-level rise would be ... Read More »

Thirty young political leaders graduate from Fellowship

Dhaka: Thirty young political leaders affiliated with Bangladesh Awami League (AL), Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and Jatiya Party (JaPa) graduated today (July 11, 2019) from theYoung Leaders Fellowship Program.’ Democracy International (DI) awarded the young leaders with graduation certificates during the ceremony held at the Ascott Hotel in Dhaka. Top political leaders participated in the graduation ceremony including 1) Dr. ... Read More »

6 bodies recovered from Cox’s Bazar sea beach

Cox’s Bazar, July 10 – Police recovered bodies of six people from Sughanda point of Cox’s Bazar sea beach in the district town on early Wednesday. The identities of the deceased could not be known yet. Khairuzzaman, officer-in-charge (investigation) of Sadar Model Police Station, said being informed by local people a team of police recovered four bodies from the beach ... Read More »

Shield yourself from heat stroke in heatwave

Heat stroke is the most serious form of heat injury in which the body temperature is elevated and is considered a medical emergency. It can be fatal if not promptly and properly treated. Heat stroke can kill or cause damage to the brain and other internal organs. Heat stroke often occurs as a progression from milder heat-related illnesses such as ... Read More »

150 imported cargo containers drop into Bay from vessel

Dhaka, June 30 – A Dhaka Pangaon bound import container-laden cargo vessel from Chittagong port on Sunday lost 43 containers into Bay of Bengal near Hatiya Channel due to rough sea. Every day over 150 container vessels and oil tanker carry goods from Chattogram port to Pangaon using the route. The vessel is ‘KSL Gladiator’ of Karim Group’s Karim Shipping ... Read More »

New bandwidth price from July 1

New price of internet bandwidth would be effective from July 1 as the posts and telecommunications division (PTD) has further reduced the price. At a meeting with Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar in the chair the decision was taken today to expedite the progress of the journey of “digital Bangladesh”, said a PTD press release. PTD Secretary Ashoke Kumar ... Read More »

HC asks ACC to remove corrupt officials from the Anti-graft body

Dhaka, June 27 – Terming the corrupt officials as ‘cancerous element’ for the society,Bangladesh, HC asks, ACC, to remove, corrupt officials, from, Anti-graft body, It also observed that no corrupt official could remain in the Anti-Corruption Commission as the commission has to work with sincerity and transparency to eradicate corruption from the country. “ACC is an independent body. We want ... Read More »

Taking cue from YouTube, BD youth farms fish in yard pools

Comilla, June 26 – Iqbal Hossain, a youth of Shubhanagar village in Sadar Upazila, has started farming fish in backyard pools. He taught himself the technique by watching a tutorial on youtube, the video blogging site. “I started farming fish in yard pool as a hobby but now I’ve been providing fish to nearby families after meeting my own family ... Read More »

‘Exempt poultry industry from 5 percent Vat’

Dhaka, June 19 – The leaders of the Feed Industries Association Bangladesh (FIAB) and Breeders Association of Bangladesh (BAB) have urged the government to exempt the poultry industry a 5 per cent Advance Tax (AT) and 5 per cent Advance Income Tax (AIT) on all import of essential raw material of poultry feed, so that it can maintain a competitive ... Read More »

What to expect from the Bonn climate talks this month

Bonn, 17 June, 2019 (Meena Raman) – As students, youth and environmental activists around the world staged recent protests and continue to do so demanding for urgent and greater climate action on the part of governments in combatting climate change, Parties under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Kyoto Protocol (KP) and the Paris Agreement (PA) ... Read More »

Mixed reaction on budget from ruling alliance

Dhaka, June 14 – The leaders of Awami League-led 14-party alliance have given mixed reaction over the proposed budget for 2019-20 fiscal year. Some alliance leaders said the proposed budget will not fulfill the expectation of the mass people of the country while some leaders have dubbed the budget as pro-people and implementable. Earlier on Thursday, the Finance minister AHM ... Read More »

Where did insects come from?

by Geetha Iyer The evolution of insects About 500 million years ago (MYA), the Earth experienced a remarkable evolutionary event. Called the Cambrian explosion, it resulted in the emergence of a plethora of life forms – some gigantic, others small; some that lived on land and others that occupied water. Around 412 MYA (in a time period called the Devonian), ... Read More »

NASA to open International Space Station to tourists from 2020

NASA said Friday it will open up the International Space Station for tourism and other business ventures as of next year, as it seeks to financially disengage from the orbiting research lab. “NASA is opening the International Space Station to commercial opportunities and marketing these opportunities as we’ve never done before,” NASA chief financial officer Jeff DeWit said in New ... Read More »

Redefining austerity: A lesson from Greece

by Kostas Kalloniatis What can an elected left-wing European government do when faced with imposed austerity? Redefining austerity can bring a turnaround. Austerity has become a hegemonic tool used by international organisations (the IMF) in lending funds to sovereigns facing a financial crisis and/or as a common fiscal-policy tool in a monetary union (the eurozone). In both cases there is ... Read More »

Reflections from a mother on Menstrual Hygiene Day

Ruth Kennedy-Walker I recently returned to work after six months of maternity leave with my second child. Transitioning back to my ‘original’ role as a Water Supply and Sanitation Specialist at the World Bank, alongside my new role as a Mum, has been a challenging but fun experience! And it has really made me think about some of the connections ... Read More »

Nushrat murder: OC Moazzem Hossain seeks bail from HC

Dhaka, May 29 – Former Sonagazi officer-in-charge (OC) Moazzem Hossain on Wednesday filed a petition with the High Court seeking anticipatory bail after a tribunal ordered his arrest in a case over recording and circulating a video statement of slain Feni madrasa student Nusrat Jahan Rafi. The petition was submitted to the related department of the court on Wednesday. A ... Read More »

8000 kilos carp fries netted from Halda River in BD in 2 hrs

Chittagong, May 26 –Fishermen collected around 8,000 kg eggs from the Halda River, the only natural fish spawning waterbody in South Asia, on Saturday night. Mother fishes of different species released eggs in the Halda River. Fishermen initiated netting eggs from Friday dawn. The authorities concerned said that egg collection may exceed previous records this year as they have taken ... Read More »

Save the whole planet from climate change in self-interest

Concluding a week-long visit to the South Pacific, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called on the world’s decision-makers to make “enlightened” choices on climate action because “the whole planet” is at stake. “Over the past week, I have witnessed first-hand the impacts of climate change in the Pacific Island States”, the UN chief said in a statement concluding his visit ... Read More »