Author Archives: Apurba Dutt

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The Silo Art Trail in Australia

The Silo Art Trail in Australia

Interesting News Desk: For more than a hundred years, grain silos doting the plains across the Wimmera-Mallee region of Victoria, Australia, have defined the state’s rural landscape. Now these grain towers will provide a new aesthetic as they are transformed into enormous works of art paying tribute to the regions’ farmers. In December 2015, Brisbane […]

The entire capitalist system is corroded and undermined

Later this week, some of the cleverest people in the world will assemble at a very nice place – Jackson Hole, Wyoming – to talk at length about some extremely technical subjects. The content of their discussions would be baffling to anyone other than a trained economist. Yet, anything they say can be of huge […]

Going to extremes

Given that Barcelona is among the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, it is hardly surprising that almost all the victims of last Thursday’s terrorist rampage came from various parts of the world. The murderous intent, as is usual in such cases, was indiscriminate. Precisely what motivated the young Muslims, several of them still in […]

Traffic jams and traffic policemen

There are no shortages of writing about traffic jams in the city. The media is seen awash with reports, suggestions, expert opinion, etc., on traffic jams. The same range from ivory tower recommendations of building elevated expressways, underground trains, circular waterways around the city and so on. Yet others seem to like to persuade with […]

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Doha must heed voices of reason

It is encouraging, one would hope, that the latest Saudi initiative to open the borders for Qataris who want to perform their rights and duties as Muslims, in Haj, might itself represent an opening to end the current deadlock in the region. This step, though relatively small, should hopefully convince the Qatari officials that it […]

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Top Russian director to appear in court on fraud charge

MOSCOW : Acclaimed Russian theatre and film director Kirill Serebrennikov was due to appear before a judge Wednesday after being charged with fraud in a case that has sent shockwaves through the arts community, reports BSS. The director denounced the charges against him as “absurd” after investigators detained him in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday and […]

87,000 Myanmar nationals enter BD since Oct 9: IOM

DHAKA : Some 87,000 undocumented Myanmar nationals (UMNs) have so far entered Bangladesh following an outbreak of violence on October 9 last year in the Rakhine State of Myanmar, reports UNB. Though the influx slowed in late February 2017, more new arrivals from Myanmar were reported in July last, according to an assessment made by […]

Housewife beaten dead, husband arrested

Habiganj – A woman was beaten to death allegedly by her husband over family feud at Swajan village in Lakhai upazila on Tuesday night, reports UNB. The dead is Shipra Rani Roy, daughter of Mohananda Roy of Jagadishpur village in Madhabpur upazila. Locals said Shipra was married off to Nirmal Chandra Roy of Swajan village […]

Natore flood situation static

Natore – The flood situation of the district is yet to be improved although the water of the Atrai River has started to recede since Tuesday night, reports UNB. The water of the river was flowing 98 centimetres over the danger mark on Wednesday morning, said executive engineer Shudash Kumar Sarkar of Natore Water Development […]

Trucker killed in Habiganj road accident

Habiganj – A truck driver was killed as an unknown vehicle hit it at Dobawi Bazar on Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Bahubal upazila early Wednesday, reports UNB. The deceased was identified as Jahangir Alam, 38, son of Abdul Kalam, hailed from Dubadipur area in Sadar upazila of Jhenidah. Officer-in-charge of Shayestaganj Highway Police Station Jasim Uddin […]

Couple found dead in C’nawabganj

Chapainawabganj – Police recovered the bodies of a couple from a house at Madhapara village in Nachole upazila on Wednesday morning, reports UNB. On information, police recovered the bodies of Moidul Islam Badal, 42, and his wife Nasima Begum, 35, from their house, said additional superintendent of police Waresh Ali Miah. Nasima was found dead […]

20-km tailback on Dhaka-Ctg highway

Comilla – A 20-kilometre tailback was created on Dhaka-Chittagong highway on Wednesday noon as two road accidents took place in Munshiganj area and a goods-laden vehicle went out of service on Meghna Bridge last night, reports UNB. The accidents disrupted traffic from Daudkandi in Comilla to Sonargaon in Narayanganj, causing immense sufferings to the thousands […]

3 workers die from electrocution in Ctg

Chittagong – Three workers died from electrocution and another was injured in separate places of Sitakunda upazila on  Wednesday morning, reports UNB. The deceased were identified as Md Shimul, 28, Md Shaheed, 20 and Dulu Mia, 30, son of Dildar of Kalai upazila of Jaypurhat. Shilbrata Barua, assistant sub inspector (ASI) at Chittagong Medical College […]

Speculation ripe govt ‘creating ground to remove CJ’: BNP

Dhaka – BNP senior joint secretary Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Wednesday said there is a speculation among people that the government may take a move to remove Chief Justice SK Sinha creating a ground of his mental illness, reports UNB. “The government has been in deep agony following the Supreme Court verdict’s observation that the […]

8 to walk gallows for murder in Habiganj

Habiganj – A court here on Wednesday sentenced eight people to death and 12 others to life term imprisonment for killing a man over land dispute in 2011, reports UNB. The condemned convicts are Shudhangshu Sen, Shuvash Sen, Ershad, Abdul Malek Malu, Abdur Rahman, Abdul Kashem, Abu Lal and Mosharraf Hossain of Ganggail village in […]

Providing safe food a big challenge: Amu

Dhaka – Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu on Wednesday said ensuring safe food for all alongside food security is now a big challenge for the government, reports UNB. “Bangladesh is a role model for the South Asian countries in ensuring food security but providing safe to all alongside food security is a big challenge for […]

Razzak not given due respect, alleges BNP

Dhaka – BNP on Wednesday criticised the government for what it said not showing proper respect for legendary film actor Razzak as he was not buried in state honour at Banani Graveyard, reports UNB. “Actor Razzak was very popular to people of all ages. He had worked hard to enrich the Bangladesh film industry and […]

Prisoner escapes from DMCH

Dhaka – A prisoner escaped from the Burn Unit of Dhaka Medical College and Hospital early Wednesday, reports UNB. DMCH police out-post in-charge Bachu Mia said Md Sujon, 26 fled from the 4th floor of the Burn Unit sometime at night. The authorities closed the two jail guards- Alamin and Sujon-after the incident, he said. […]

Nat’l Taskforce Committee visits Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar

Cox’s Bazar – The National Taskforce on Implementation of Strategy on Myanmar Refugees and Undocumented Myanmar Nationals on Wednesday visited three Rohingya camps at Teknaf and Ukhia upazilas in the district, reports UNB. As part of their two-day meeting, the members of the taskforce committee visited unregistered Rohingya camp in Ukhia, New Rohingya camp at […]

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Nayakraj Razzak laid to eternal rest

DHAKA – Legendary Bangla movie star Abdur Razzak popularly known as “Nayakraj Razzak” was buried at the Banani Graveyard this morning, reports BSS. The celebrated film star was buried at the Banani Graveyard around 10.30 this morning, Bangladesh Film Artistes’ Association President Misha Sawdagar told BSS. His body was taken to the graveyard at around […]

icddr,b wins Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize

Dhaka – icddr,b, a global health organization, has been named as this year’s recipient of the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, the largest annual humanitarian award in the world, for its innovative approach to solving global health issues impacting the most impoverished communities, reports UNB. The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation on Wednesday made the announcement, […]

HC upholds death for Noor, Tareque, 13 others for Narayanganj 7-murder

DHAKA – The High Court yesterday upheld death sentences of 15 convicts, including main accused Noor Hossain, dismissed RAB officials Lt Col Tareque Sayeed Mohammad, Maj Arif Hossain and Lt Commander SM Masud Rana, in sensational Narayanganj seven-murder trial, reports BSS. The High Court division bench comprising Justice Bhabani Prasad Singha and Justice Mustafa Zaman […]


Ivy Rahman’s 13th death anniversary tomorrow

DHAKA, Aug 23, 2017 – The 13th death anniversary of Ivy Rahman, former president of Bangladesh Mahila Awami League and wife of late President Zillur Rahman, will be observed tomorrow in a befitting manner, reports BSS. To mark the day, different political and socio-cultural organizations, including Bangladesh Awami League (AL), its associate bodies and other […]

Govt forms coordinating body for city’s uplift work

DHAKA – The government has constituted a committee for smooth coordination of the services and development activities of Dhaka North City Corporation and Dhaka South City Corporation as well as other organisations and institutions, reports BSS. “Prime Minister’s Principal Secretary Dr Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury and Director General (administration) of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) […]