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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 »

Dengue in Bangladesh alarming, not out of control: WHO

Dhaka, July 20 (UNB) – Claiming that the dengue prevalence in Bangladesh is under control compared to other countries like the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia, Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sayeed Khokon urged city dwellers to remain alert and not to be panicked. He made the remarks while talking to reporters after a meeting with a four-member delegation of ... Read More »

Floods: 5mn children among 12mn hit in BD, India, Nepal

It scaling up emergency response to support affected children, families Dhaka, July 19 – Heavy rainfall, flooding and landslides across three countries in South Asia – Bangladesh, India and Nepal – have killed at least 93 children, and put the lives of millions more at risk. UNICEF estimates that more than 12 million people, including about five million children, have ... Read More »

Internet users in Bangladesh hit 94 million: Minister

Dhaka, Jul 9 – Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar on Tuesday said the number of internet subscribers reached 94.4 million as of May. The minister said this in Parliament while replying to a starred question from ruling party MP M Abdul Latif. He said the number of the country’s total internet users was 60 lakh in December 2008 and ... Read More »

Hartal lost its appeal in BD, says Govt minister Quader

Dhaka, July 7 (UNB) – Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Sunday said hartal has lost its appeal as people hardly respond to such programmes.  The minister came up with the remark as left-leaning political parties observed a half-day hartal today protesting the hike in gas prices. “Gas price hike is realistic as the authorities concerned have to ... Read More »

Sharp rise in BD lightning strikes,126 killed in May-June

Dhaka, July 6 (UNB) – At least 126 people were killed by lightning strikes across Bangladesh in May and June this year, according to data compiled by a non-government organisation. ‘Save the Society and Thunderstorm Awareness Forum’ said it gathered the data from at least 10 local and national newspapers, some online portals and televisions. The victims include 21 women, ... Read More »

Expats seek ‘protection’ first to invest in Bangladesh

Dhaka, July 5 (UNB) – Bangladeshi expatriates will invest back at home provided the government ensures an environment free from any kind of unnecessary harassments, says a Bangladeshi community leader in the Thai city of Pattaya. “I personally think Bangladeshi expatriates, wherever they live, will invest in Bangladesh if they get protection from any unnecessary harassment,” Nazir Ahmed Sharkar, general ... Read More »

First-ever successful liver transplant surgery in Bangladesh

Dhaka, June 25 (UNB) – Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) has conducted the first-ever liver transplant surgery, demonstrating the public hospital’s progress in modern healthcare service. The surgery was successfully conducted on Monday on a 20-year-old youth who had been diagnosed with Liver Cirrhosis in 2017, Professor Dr Zulfiqar Rahman Khan, head of BSMMU’s Hepatobiliary, Pancreatic and Liver Transplant ... Read More »

Set up industry in Bangladesh, Dhaka tells Chinese investors

Yuxi City (Yunnan), June 10 (UNB) – Bangladesh has said Chinese entrepreneurs, especially investors from Yunnan Province, can maximise their profits by setting up industries in Bangladesh taking the advantage of proximity and getting access to huge direct and indirect markets within and beyond Bangladesh.  “Bangladesh’s strategic location and duty -and- quota free access of its products to a number ... Read More »

Pneumonia kills 2 children per hour in Bangladesh: Report

Dhaka, May 30 (UNB)- Pneumonia is still the leading cause of death among children under five in Bangladesh killing two children on average every hour, according to a report published Wednesday. The third annual launch of ‘Global Childhood Report 2019’ by Save the Children Bangladesh at Jatiya Press Club revealed the situation. Bangladesh is positioned at 127 out of 176 ... Read More »

No space for autocracy in Bangladesh: Dr Kamal

Dhaka, May 13 (UNB) – Jatiya Oikyafront convener Dr Kamal Hossain on Monday said those who think of giving autocracy a permanent shape in Bangladesh are living in fool’s paradise as people will surely wake up like that of the 60s to resist it. “Autocracy repeatedly tried to take a permanent shape in the country destroying democracy, but no one ... Read More »

e-shopping booms in Bangladesh ahead of Eid

Dhaka, May 7 – Online shopping has started gaining momentum in Bangladesh ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr amid its growing popularity with the boom in internet access across the country. An increasing number of people, mostly city dwellers, choose e-shopping to save time as well as avoid traffic chaos and other hazards in the busy city life. Like regular shopping malls and ... Read More »

Protecting Refugees in Bangladesh During Monsoon Season

Bangladesh’s Foreign Minister Abdul Momen recently warned that the coming monsoon season will bring serious risk to Rohingya refugees living in settlements in Cox’s Bazar. But instead of calling for practical safeguards against flooding and landslides, Momen doubled down on a controversial plan to send refugees to Bhasan Char, a remote flood-prone silt island in the Bay of Bengal. The habitability of Bhasan Char remains in question. Experts predict ... Read More »

Protecting refugees in Bangladesh during Monsoon season

Government Should Prioritize Safety in Relocation Efforts Brad Adams, Asia Director Bangladesh’s Foreign Minister Abdul Momen recently warned that the coming monsoon season will bring serious risk to Rohingya refugees living in settlements in Cox’s Bazar. But instead of calling for practical safeguards against flooding and landslides, Momen doubled down on a controversial plan to send refugees to Bhasan Char, ... Read More »

‘Cyber security capacity increases markedly in Bangladesh’

DHAKA, April 30, 2019 (BSS)-International and local cyber security experts today said that the cyber security capacity of Bangladesh has considerably increased due to take various pragmatic actions to address the fast growing cyber-attacks and threats. But, more efforts have to be taken in the area as the cyber criminals are frequently changing their strategy to breach the security systems ... Read More »

PM Hasina criticises US for issuing red alert in BD

Dhaka, Apr 5 (UNB)- Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday sharply criticised the USA for issuing an alert on Bangladesh without citing any reason or giving any explanation. “I saw the USA issued an alert. They didn’t inform us why they issued the alert and gave no explanation either,” she said in her introductory speech at Awami League Central Working ... Read More »

The case of Rohingya refugee students in BD – HRW

The Bangladeshi government has expelled scores of Rohingya refugee children from schools in southeast Bangladesh since late January 2019, Human Rights Watch said today. Officials have ordered secondary schools near the refugee settlements in the Cox’s Bazar district to dismiss Rohingya students, who lack Bangladeshi citizenship. The Bangladesh government should cease the expulsions of Rohingya refugee students from schools and ensure that ... Read More »

People no longer independent in Bangladesh: BNP

Dhaka, Mar 27 (UNB) – BNP on Wednesday alleged that people are no longer independent in Bangladesh as the Awami League government has revived “one-party rule” in the country. “Though we achieved independence (in 1971), we don’t have freedom any more. We aren’t free at all as a heavy stone has been imposed on our chests,” said BNP secretary general ... Read More »

Chinese entrepreneurs urged to invest in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Mar 25 (UNB) – Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) on Monday urged Chinese entrepreneurs to invest in Bangladesh particularly in machinery manufacturing sector. DCCI President Osama Taseer made the call while an 11-member delegation from Yunnan Province of China met with him at DCCI, according to a press release. Osama said China is the largest trading partner ... Read More »

Cop among 2 shot at Chittagong polling station in BD

Chattogram, Mar 24 (UNB) – A police constable and a man sustained bullet injuries as miscreants attacked and opened fire at a polling station in Chandnaish upazila on Sunday morning. The injured Constable Farhad Hossain, 31, of Chandnaish Police Station, was admitted to Chattogram Medical College Hospital in critical condition. Another bullet injured could not be identified immediately. Keshab Chakraborty, ... Read More »

Women take the lead tackling climate change in Bangladesh

LONDON / DHAKA, Mar 15 2019 (IPS) – The stakes are high for women when faced with a warming world – their livelihoods jeopardised by labour markets that tend to put men first, their family responsibilities increasing rapidly in the face of droughts and flooding, and politicians who refuse to acknowledge the challenges they face. The story of those living on ... Read More »

PM urges expatriates to invest in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Feb 26 (UNB) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said Bangladesh expatriates can come up with their investment in the country’s 100 economic zones alongside foreign investors. “We’re setting up 100 economic zones. Not only the foreigners, but also our expatriates should invest there…we hope that as we’ve created scopes for the expatriates to make investment (in the ... Read More »

New law in the offing to save croplands in BD: Minister

Dhaka, Feb 24 (UNB) – Land Minister Saifuzzaman Chowdhury on Sunday told Parliament that his ministry has taken an initiative to enact a law titled “Arable Land Protection and Land Use Bill 2019” to save croplands and ensure their best use. “Revising the draft (of the bill), it’ll soon be sent to the Cabinet Division for approval by the Cabinet,” ... Read More »

Highest mobile malware infections in Bangladesh?

Dhaka, Feb 10 (UNB) – Bangladesh is on top of the countries having the risk of mobile malware infections with 35.91 percent of users being affected, according to a study. The study conducted by US-based Comparitech on 60 countries, however, ranked Bangladesh 6th in overall cybersecurity rankings (from the worst to the best) with a total score of 47.21. According ... Read More »

HR action must lead to real changes in Bangladesh: UN

Dhaka, Feb 10 (UNB) – UN Resident Coordinator Mia Seppo on Sunday said human rights action must lead to real, tangible changes in the lives of people in Bangladesh.  “If we all work on it jointly in partnership, it can be done. Because that’s what human rights for all is all about: progress through action, impact and change,” she said. ... Read More »

185 people murdered in Bd in January: BHRC

Dhaka, Jan 31 (UNB) – Six people were murdered everyday on average in the first month of the new year, the Bangladesh Human Rights Commission (BHRC) said on Thursday. A BHRC report documented 185 killings in January alone. ‘Social violence’ claimed most lives (64), followed by deaths under unclear circumstances (36), killing by law enforcement agencies (18) and family violence ... Read More »