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Computer training expediting women empowerment

DHAKA : Many women in 64 district towns and hundreds of villages across the country have become self-reliant after obtaining basic computer training, thanks to a state-funded project, reports BSS. Under the project, thousands of women have completed training on computer and ICT while many of them got jobs in cyber cafes and broadband internet […]

Destruction of al-Nuri mosque ‘shows IS defeated’

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says the destruction of an ancient mosque in the city of Mosul is “an official declaration of defeat” by so-called Islamic State (IS), reports BBC. Iraqi forces say IS blew up the Great Mosque of al-Nuri and its famous leaning minaret as jihadists battled to stop advancing pro-government troops. IS […]

Eid home-goers face long tailbacks, slow traffic

DHAKA : Home-bound people got stuck on different highways and roads on Thursday due to serious traffic chaos as a large number of vehicles left the capital for many destinations of the country ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr, reports UNB. In Gazipur, the Dhaka-Tangail highway experienced a long tailback, inflicting immeasurable sufferings to the home-bound passengers. Highway […]

Hundreds hearing impaired poor get normal life

DHAKA : A life-changing initiative of the government has become a blessing for many hearing impaired poor, with giving them the ability of listening to others and doing all activities like normal ones, reports BSS. Under the initiative, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) alone successfully treated 293 people, mostly the children who had been […]

Malls draw huge Eid shoppers; all look for innovative designs

DHAKA : With less than a week left for Eid-ul-Fitr, shoppers have started crowding shopping malls and makeshift shops in the city bringing smile to the faces of traders, reports UNB. As the land of growing middle and upper-middle classes, Dhaka always witnesses higher spending for any occasion or festival, compared to the other parts […]

70 lakh Eid holidaymakers set to leave capital

DHAKA : Around 70 lakh people will leave the capital city of Dhaka for their village homes to celebrate upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr with their near and dear ones, reports UNB. Eid-ul-Fitr, one of the biggest religious festivals of the Muslims, will be celebrated in the country either on June 26 (Monday) or June 27 (Tuesday) subject […]

Met office predicts heavy rainfall

DHAKA : Due to active monsoon Heavy to very heavy Rainfall is likely to Occur at Places in Rangpur, Mymensingh, Dhaka, Barisal, Chittagong and Sylhet divisions in 24 hours as of 10am today , reports BSS. Day and night temperature may remain nearly unchanged over the country, a Met office release said today. Meanwhile, Light […]

Int’l community enquires EC s capacity to arrange fair polls

DHAKA : The International Community on Tuesday enquired about the Election Commission’s (EC) capacity to arrange free and fair elections, said Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda, reports UNB. “They wanted to know whether we’ve the capacity to conduct fair elections,” he said at a joint briefing after a meeting with foreign diplomats at Nirbachan […]

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Inkerman Cave Monastery of St. Clement

Interesting News: The Inkerman Monastery of St. Clement, located near the city of Inkerman at the mouth of the Black River, is built into the natural caves and hollows in the cliff face carved by the river. The name “Inkerman” is Turkish meaning cave fortress, although the city itself is located in the Crimean peninsula, […]

Probe body to quiz Habiganj war crimes accused on July 12

DHAKA : International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-1 to set July 12 to quiz Habiganj war crimes accused Abul Khayer Golap by the investigation agency at its Dhanmondi safe home, reports BSS. A two-member tribunal led by Justice Md Shahinur Islam passed the order, accepting a plea from the prosecution. “The tribunal also fixed August 22 for […]

UN chief lauds Bangladesh’s progress

DHAKA : UN Secretary General António Guterres has expressed his admiration about Bangladesh’s tremendous progress, particularly in the areas of economic growth, resilience and risk management, reports UNB. Referring to the threats of climate change, Secretary-General said he wants Bangladesh in the frontline of the battle against climate change, as always. He also expressed hope […]

BB for uninterrupted ATM, MFS services during Eid vacation

DHAKA : Bangladesh Bank (BB) today asked the commercials banks to ensure smooth and uninterrupted transactions through the Automated Teller Machine (ATM), Point of Sale (POS), e-Payment Gateway and Mobile Financial Services (MFS) services during the vacation of Eid-ul-Fitr, reports BSS. In a circular, BB instructed the banks to ensure adequate security in the ATM […]

Some bank branches to remain open June 23, 24

DHAKA : Bangladesh Bank (BB) today asked all scheduled banks to keep open their branches located in Dhaka city, Ashulia, Tongi, Gazipur, Savar, Valuka, Narayanganj and Chittagong, especially those connected with apparel factories, on June 23 and 24, reports BSS. In a circular, BB instructed the banks to keep open the branches in those areas […]

DB SI sued in Barguna under woman repression act

BARGUNA : A case has been filed against Sub-inspector Abu Zafar of district Detective Branch (DB) of police under Women and Children Repression Prevention Act on Monday, reports UNB. Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal Judge Zulfikar Ali Khan took the case and ordered for a judicial investigation into the matter. Halima Begum, wife of […]

President for united efforts to end child labour

DHAKA: President M Abdul Hamid yesterday asked all concerned including guardians, employers, civil society, mass-media, labour organisations and different human rights bodies to ensure a children-friendly environment for preventing child-labour and help flourish their potentials, reports BSS. “United effort is a must to build each child as an ideal human resource through ensuring traditional or […]

Attackers on Fakhrul are enemy of democracy: Nasim

DHAKA : Awami League (AL) Presidium member and Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim yesterday said the attackers on motorcade of BNP Secretary General Miza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir are enemy of democracy, reports BSS. “Those who are involved in the attack cannot be friend of any political party … AL never supported the heinous […]

Protection, incitement inspire terrorists: BNP

DHAKA : Blaming the ruling party for the attack on its secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir’s motorcade in Chittagong, BNP on Monday alleged that terrorists get inspired when ‘protection and incitement come from the country’s the most powerful person’, reports UNB. Speaking at a press conference at the party’s BNP’s Nayapaltan central office, BNP […]

Charges to be framed against Banani rape accused on July 9

DHAKA : A court here on Monday set July 9 as the date to frame charges after taking it into cognizance against five accused, including Shafat and Shadman, in the Banani rape case, reports UNB. The Judge of Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-2 Shafiul Azam set the date this morning after rejecting the bail […]

5 to die for killing woman after rape in C’nawabganj

CHAPAINAWABGANJ : A tribunal here on Monday convicted five people and sentenced them to death for killing a woman after rape in 2014, reports UNB. The condemned convicts are-Jibon alias Babu, Ketab, Alamgir, Nurul Islam and Genarul of Shibganj upazila. The court also fined the convicts Tk one lakh each. According to the prosecution, Monira […]

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Monsoon rains may trigger flood

DHAKA : A strong monsoon set in during the second week of this month that may trigger floods in low-lying areas of the country, experts said. “The country has been witnessing a powerful monsoon from June 12…. Under the influence of monsoon, heavy rainfall occurs in different parts of the country,” Arif Hossain, a meteorologist […]

Shahjadpur municipality mayor Miru, councillor suspended

DHAKA : Sirajganj Shahjadpur municipality mayor Halimul Haque Miru, an accused in journalist Shimul murder case, and counsillor Abdur Razzak have been suspended on Monday, reports UNB. The Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives issued separate circulars in this regard as a court accepted chargesheet against them in journalist Shimul murder case, said […]

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Spreewald: Germany’s Venice

Interesting News: About 100 km south-east of Berlin in the State of Brandenburg, lies the beautiful Spreewald Biosphere Reserve. This low-lying area in which the river Spree meanders in hundreds of small waterways through meadows and unspoiled forests is one of Germany’s most beautiful and greenest holiday destinations. Like most of Brandenburg, this region was […]

8,000 flats across country for insolvent FFs: Minister

SANGSAD BHABAN : Liberation War Affairs Ministry has taken a project to construct 8,000 flats across the country for insolvent freedom fighters, reports UNB. “Multistoried buildings will be constructed in each district/upazila considering the number of freedom fighters in a particular area,” Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Huq told Parliamenton Monday. Responding to a […]

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The Moving Facade of Bund Finance Center, Shanghai

A new financial quarter is being built near the waterfront of Shanghai’s old town. Designed by British architectural firms, Foster + Partners and Heatherwick Studio, the 420,000 square meter development includes two 180-meter-high landmark towers, containing offices, a boutique hotel, and a wide variety of luxury retail spaces. At the heart of the scheme is […]