Back Page articles

Govt committed to ensuring freedom of judiciary: Anisul

Azam Parvez, Rangpur Correspondent Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Anisul Huq on Thursday said the present government is firmly committed to ensuring freedom of judiciary. “Awami League (AL) always believes in the rule of law and we are respectful to the rule of law regardless of any disagreement in opinion,” he said at […]

9 killed in Rohinga relief-laden truck plunge

BANDARBAN : At least nine people were killed and 13 others injured when a truck carrying relief materials for Rohingyas plunged into a roadside ditch near Chakdhala BGB camp in Naikhongchhari upazila on Thursday, reports UNB. The deceased were identified as Abdullah, 18, Sayedul Amin, 32 of Dakkhin Salamipara, Abdul Jalil, 40, Abdullah, 16, of […]

beichuan-earthquake-museum-13[5] (574 x 430)

Beichuan, The Preserved Ruins of an Earthquake Destroyed Town

Interesting News: Few places provide the opportunity to see the aftermath of a violent natural calamity. The town of Beichuan is one of them. Beichuan is a rural town located approximately 143 kilometers north of the provincial capital of Chengdu, in China, in a valley well-known for the Longmen or Dragon Gate seismic fault. In […]

BNP blames govt for rice crisis

THAKURGAON : BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday alleged that the government itself has created a rice crisis in the country inflicting sufferings on people, reports UNB. “Rice prices have gone beyond the reach of the common people’s buying capacity, but the ministers are saying there’s no shortage of rice in the […]

4G by December: Tarana

DHAKA : State Minister for Posts and Telecommunications Tarana Halim on Wednesday said the 4G service will be launched by December this year aiming to ensure the fastest data service for mobile phone subscribers, reports UNB. The junior minister came up with the announcement while talking to reporters at a press conference at her office […]

nz-earthquake-wall-66 (700 x 430)

This Rocky Wall Was Created By The New Zealand Earthquake

Interesting News: The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that stuck the South Island of New Zealand on November 14, 2016, have changed the geography of the region, particularly around the epicenter. In the countryside around Waiau, about 30km east of Hanmer Springs, where the shaking was the highest, a section of the earth has lifted vertically forming […]

Ashura: Moon sighting body sits Thursday

DHAKA : The National Moon Sighting Committee will sit in a meeting on Thursday to decide the date of Holy Ashura after reviewing reports on the sighting of moon of the month of Muharram received from different parts of the country, reports UNB. The meeting will be held at the conference room of Islamic Foundation’s […]

Tonu killers still remain unidentified

COMILLA : Although 18 months have elapsed since the tragedy, the murder case of Comilla Victoria College student Sohagi Jahan Tonu is yet to witness any progress as the killers still remain unidentified. Tonu, a 2nd-year student of the History department of Comilla Victoria College and member of Victoria College Theatre, was found dead in […]

14-party rejects Suu Kyi’s speech over Rohingya issue

DHAKA : The ruling Awami League (AL) led 14-party alliance leaders yesterday outright rejected Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s first address to the nation after military crackdown in Rakhine state since August 25 that forced the Rohingyas to flee to Bangladesh in thousands, reports BSS “We reject Suu Kyi’s speech to the nation as […]

Addressing climate change means ensuring human rights: PM

NEW YORK : Highlighting four important factors in combating climate change, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the climate change issue needs to be placed within the wider narrative of ensuring peace, stability, prosperity and addressing inequalities across societies, reports UNB. “Addressing the climate change is about ensuring that human rights, justice and fundamental freedoms […]

Bogra youth ‘attempts suicide after killing’ wife

BOGRA : A young man has tried to kill himself allegedly after slaughtering newlywed wife at Chak Farid Pramanikpara of the district town, reports UNB. Police recovered the body of Fatema Khatun, 22, wife of Sujon Pramanik, 28, from their bedroom on Wednesday morning and sent it to Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital for […]

survivor-tree-9-11-26 (646 x 430)

Survivor Trees Around The World

Interesting News Desk: Every now and then, a calamity —either natural or man-made— strikes humanity and just when it appears that no living being could survive the catastrophe, out comes a tree standing brave and resilient among the ruins. There are countless examples of trees that have emerged survivors of disastrous events. They are locally […]

EC to provide €3 m more aid for Rohingyas in BD, Myanmar

DHAKA : As more and more refugees arrive in Bangladesh from Myanmar, the European Commission has announced additional humanitarian aid of €3 million to address the most pressing needs of Rohingya civilians, reports UNB. The funding comes on top of the €12 million announced in May 2017 when Commissioner Stylianides visited Rakhine State in Myanmar. […]

BNP suspects govt’s sincerity in dealing with Rohingyas

DHAKA : Accusing the government of obstructing their party’s central relief team from going to Cox’s Bazar’s Ukhia to provide humanitarian assistance to Rohingyas, BNP on Wednesday said it has been exposed that the government is not genuinely with the persecuted refugees, reports UNB. “We’ve got information that the Ukhia administration has blocked our central […]

Bank official held on graft charge

DHAKA : The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested a bank official from the capital in a graft case, reports UNB. ACC deputy director Jahangir Alam arrested Shahabuddin Chowdhury, a former executive vice president of National Bank Limited, from Eskaton area on Tuesday night, ACC Public Relations Officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya told UNB on Wednesday. On […]

2,36,500 people to get job in ICT sector, PM tells JS

SANGSAD BHABAN : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said her government has undertaken initiatives to set up Hi-Tech Park, Software Technology Park and IT Village in the country aimed at creating employment for 2,36,500 people, reports BSS. “The socioeconomic development would be ensured in the country by setting up Hi-Tech Park, Software Technology Park and […]

MERCY Malaysia stands by the flood victims in Bangladesh

DHAKA : MERCY Malaysia has completed its two-week long mission in Bangladesh to support the flood affected people of the country. In coordination with the Dhaka Community Hospital, MERCY Malaysia has provided free basic medical check-up service, water purification tablets and basic medicines to 8,600 people in Sunamganj, Maowa and Sirajganj areas, said a press […]

Shariatpur launches capsize : Missing staff found dead

SHARIATPUR : A staff, who went missing after three launches anchored at WAPDA launch ghat in Naria of Shariatpur capsized in Padma River due to strong current, was found dead on Tuesday morning, reports UNB. The deceased was identified as Sajal Talukder, 35, staff of the ‘Naria-2’ launch. Locals spotted the body of Sajal 6-7 […]

BNP appreciates PM’s Rohingya visit

DHAKA : BNP on Tuesday appreciated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for visiting Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar but strongly criticised her government for not adopting a motion in parliament condemning the ongoing genocide against the ethnic community by Myanmar authorities, reports UNB. “The Prime Minister went to Ukhia of Cox’s Bazar on Tuesday with a […]

Bank-Company (Amendment) Bill, 2017 placed in JS

SANGSAD BHABAN : Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith yesterday placed the “Bank-Company (Amendment) Bill, 2017” in the Jatiya Sangsad with a view to bringing some changes in the process of nomination to the top positions of the bank and tenure of the directors, reports BSS. As per the new amendment of the bill, it […]

Dhaka voices concern again at Rohingya persecution

DHAKA : State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam on Tuesday expressed concern at the disproportionate actions by the Myanmar military in the recent past on the Rohingya population of Rakhine State, reports UNB. He referred to the atrocities as ethnic cleansing in the Rakhine State, which has been identified as possible crimes against […]

detroit-riprap[3] (689 x 430)

Detroit Riprap: Abandoned Cars as Erosion Control

Interesting News: Throughout Montana, the U.S and beyond, there are rusted cars scattered along the banks and bottoms of rivers that are remnants of a time when rivers were less regulated and self-reliant people were trying to figure out how to battle the escalating problem of erosion. These cars abandoned by their owners are relics […]