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News Desk : A fire broke out at a restaurant in city’s Bailey Road on Thursday night. Ten units of fire service were working to bring the fire under control. Duty Officer Ershad Hossain of fire service headquarters corroborated the matter. He said that the fire broke out at the...
News Desk : As readers, publishers, and writers bask in the joy of a two-day extension of the Amar Ekushey Book Fair, uncertainty looms large over the venue of next year’s fair. According to officials of the fair’s organiser Bangla Academy, the housing and public works ministry plans to start a few projects on Bangla Academy and Suhrawardy Udyan premises in March to create new spaces for cultural activities, reports bdnews24.com As such, the ministry’s decision to renovate the grounds...
News Desk : More than two dozen members of Congress sent a letter to the Biden administration on Wednesday calling for consequences and accountability in Pakistan following what has been widely viewed as a fraudulent election there earlier this month. The letter, spearheaded by Rep. Greg Casar, D-Texas, calls on the U.S. government to withhold recognition of the new Pakistani government barring a “thorough, transparent, and credible” review of the circumstances of the February 8 election. The letter also demands...
UNB : The government has taken initiatives to develop and preserve 10,000 kilometers waterways of the country. State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury said this in parliament on Thursday in reply to a query of independent MP elected from Dhaka Muhammad Saiful Islam. In reply to a query of ruling Awami League MP elected from Lxmipur Nur Uddin Chowdhury Nayan, Khalid Mahmud said the total number of rescue ships of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) is now four-Nirvhik,...
Sports Reporter : Sri Lanka Cricket squad arrived in Dhaka on Thursday. A total of 27-member Sri Lanka contingent arrived in the capital. Then, the members of Sri Lanka squad...
Agency : Cristiano Ronaldo has been suspended for one match after appearing to make an obscene gesture following Al-Nassr’s 3-2 win over Al-Shabab, the Disciplinary and Ethics Committee of the Saudi Football Federation said on Wednesday. After the final whistle on Sunday, social media videos captured Ronaldo cupping his ear before repeatedly pumping his hand forward in front of his pelvic area. The action appeared to be directed at the rival Al-Shabab supporters. In the background, chants of “Messi” could...
BSS, Dhaka : Bangladesh U-16 Women’s National Football team Head Coach Saiful Bari Titu said his girls are trying to adapt to the environment before their first match against Nepal...
Sports Reporter : Fortune Barishal will take on Comilla Victorians in the final of the Ispahani Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Cricket at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in the capital’s...
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Business Report : Country’s both the bourses– Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) – on Thursday plunged due to mainly price fall in large-cap securities. The benchmark index DSEX settled 14.09 points down at 6,254.54. Two other indices also ended lower with the DSE 30 Index, comprising blue chips, plunged 5.82 points to finish at 2,126.80 and the DSE Shariah Index (DSES) lost 3.84 points to close at 1,359.82. Turnover, a crucial indicator of the market, increased...
Economic Reporter : Three board of directors of three listed company of stock market has decided to declare the dividend for their shareholders. The companies are Eastland Insurance, Unilever Consumer Care and IDLC Finance Limited, according to DSE sources. Among the companies, the board meeting of Eastland Insurance will be held on March 7 at 4 pm, Unilever Consumer Care on March 9 at 3:30 pm and IDLC Finance on March 10 at 3:30 pm....
Business Report : With the slogan of ‘Best product, Best offer’, the country’s electronics giant Walton has launched ‘Digital Campaign Season-20’ across the country with the offer of a ‘Nonstop Millionaire’ benefit. In the earlier seasons of Walton’s digital campaign, a total of 30 customers became millionaires after they had purchased Walton products. In the newly launched ‘Digital Campaign Season-20’, customers of Walton products will again get the opportunity to become millionaires, reads a press release. In Season 20, customers...
Business Report : Faruque Hassan, president of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), emphasized the immense potential for collaboration between Bangladesh and India as trading partners, particularly in the textile and apparel sectors to grow together. Speaking at the “Building Resilient Value Chains – India as Global Sourcing Destination” discussion organized by the Indian Ministry of Textiles and the Consortium of the Export Promotion Councils in New Delhi yesterday, Faruque highlighted the synergies between the strengths of both...
Reuters : The mounting death toll from Israel’s military offensive on the Gaza Strip is a concrete, daily reality for Ibrahim Ahmed: instead of building houses as he did before the war, he digs graves. Displaced from his home, like most of Gaza’s population of 2.3 million, Ahmed spends his days at Tal Al-Sultan cemetery in the Rafah area, preparing rows of graves in the sandy terrain and marking them with cement blocks for lack of gravestones. “As a human...
Reuters : President Vladimir Putin told Western countries on Thursday they risked provoking a nuclear war if they sent troops to fight in Ukraine, warning that Moscow had the weapons to strike targets in the West. The war in Ukraine has triggered the worst crisis in Moscow’s relations with the West since the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. Putin has previously spoken of the dangers of a direct confrontation between NATO and Russia, but his nuclear warning on Thursday was one...
Reuters : After surviving on bitter loaves made from animal feed instead of proper flour, three young brothers who fled their home in Gaza City for a tent further south were tucking into a tub of halawa, a sweet crumbly paste. Seraj Shehada, 8, and his brothers Ismail, 9, and Saad, 11, said they had run away in secret to take refuge with their aunt in her tent in Deir al-Balah, central Gaza, because there was nothing to eat in...
AP : More than two-thirds of the UN Security Council’s members demanded Monday that the Taliban rescind all policies and decrees oppressing and discriminating against women and girls, including banning girls education above the sixth grade and women’s right to work and move freely. A statement by 11 of the 15 council members condemned the Taliban’s repression of women and girls since they took power in August 2021, and again insisted on their equal participation in public, political, economic, cultural...
Sheikh Arif Bulbon : Film actress Poppy has been enjoying a break from acting career for three years. There are repeated reports that she is married and has a family,...
Campus Life : Jointly organized by the NSU School of Health Science and the University of North Carolina (UNC), Chapel Hill, USA, a certificate course titled “Analytics & Machine Learning Techniques for Maternal and Health Interventions” was held at the NSU campus on 17 July, 2023. The event aimed to explore the applications of machine learning in improving maternal healthcare and brought together renowned experts and professionals in the field.The lead speaker at the event was Dr. Javed Mostafa, an...
Campus Report : The UAP Law Orators Debating Club (UAPLODC) is committed to the development of a debating community among the students of the Department of Law and Human Rights at the University of Asia Pacific (UAP). In addition to fostering creativity via debating, the club’s objectives include sharing and critiquing the work of peers; develop excellent oral and written communication skills, excellent critical thinking skills, and effective tools for research, organization and presentation. Debate helps students become more interested...