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3 villagers shot dead by robbers in Faridpur

FARIDPUR : Three villagers were shot to death and two others injured by robbers in separate robbery incidents in Char Bhadrason and Sadarpur upazilas early Thursday, reports UNB. The deceased was identified as Md Sazzad Mridha, 30, and his cousin Sentu Mridha, 28, of Char Bhadrason and Malek Khan, 35, of Sadarpur upazila. Ram Prasad […]

NSU teacher ‘goes missing’ Victim’s father files GD

DHAKA : A teacher of North South University has reportedly gone missing. Motahar Hossain, father of missing teacher Dr Mobashwer Hossain, filed a general diary with Khilgaon Police Station in connection with the incident, said officer-in-charge of the police station Moshiur Rahman, reports UNB. According to the GD, Dr Mobashwer, an assistant professor of the […]

Housewife burnt alive allegedly by husband

KERANIGANJ : A man has allegedly burnt to death following an altercation at Boro village in Kamrangirchar area of Keraniganj early Wednesday, reports UNB. The deceased was identified as Mitu, 26, wife of Jahangir Alam. Police said Jahangir, a drug addict and stalker, beat up his wife following a altercation after having drugs and set […]

Speakers stress sustainable city garbage management

DHAKA : Speakers at a discussion in the city on Thursday stressed the need for taking initiative for sustainable garbage management and quick formation of legal framework and policy in this regard, reports UNB. Poribesh Bachao Andolon (Poba), an environmental advocacy group, and Grambanglar Unnayan Committee arranged the discussion title, ” Legal framework in city […]

Law minister to meet SC judges on Nov 16

DHAKA : Law Minister Anisul Huq’s prescheduled meeting with the judges of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court has been postponed, a law ministry official said. “The minister was scheduled to hold meeting with the apex court judges today regarding the service rules and conduct of lower court judges. Now the meeting will be […]

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One-third Rohingya families in BD vulnerable : UN

DHAKA : The innovative data collection technology, employed by the United Nations refugee agency for the first stage of Rohingya family counting in Bangladesh, has revealed that one-third of the Rohingya population is vulnerable, reports UNB. “In an innovative and revealing family counting exercise, UNHCR teams found that one-third of the families are vulnerable,” UNHCR […]

Short variety coconut plants yield 4 times higher

DHAKA : The government has started distributing short and high-yielding coconut plants to farmers this exotic variety produces 200 nuts in a year as compared to the local variety yield of 50-60 nuts. This high-yielding open pollinated (op) coconut variety was imported from Vietnam and Kerala state of India three years ago, reports BSS. “The […]

Nutritional status of Rohingya children very worrying : IOM

DHAKA : Despite all the humanitarian aid provided, the nutritional status of under-5 Rohingya children have drastically deteriorated compared to the last year, reports UNB. “This situation is very worrying,” the IOM said in its latest report released on Sunday night. Meanwhile, the Social Services Division has identified and registered 22,484 unaccompanied and separated children […]

CPA urges to take resolution on Rohingya issue

DHAKA : Parliamentarians of different member states of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) yesterday called for adopting a resolution at its general assembly to mount pressure on Myanmar to end the Rohingya crisis immediately. Condemning persecution by Myanmar security forces, they said, the world community must act immediately through taking a resolution and other measures to […]

Probe finds irregularities in 100 hajj agencies

DHAKA : Various allegations of irregularities, including bad performance, have been found against some 100 hajj agencies in a recent probe conducted by the Religious Affairs Ministry, with recommendations to prevent them from taking part in the next year’s hajj management, reports UNB. Talking to UNB, acting Religious Affairs Secretary Anisur Rahman said, “We’ve so […]

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Jail Killing Day observed

DHAKA : The nation observed the Jail Killing Day on Friday with due solemnity commemorating the 1975 killing of four national leaders inside Dhaka Central Jail, reports UNB. On November 3, 1975, the four national leaders and heroes of the country’s Liberation War-Syed Nazrul Islam, Tajuddin Ahmad, Captain Mansur Ali and AHM Quamruzzaman-were assassinated inside […]

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Authorities wake up as flyovers ‘fail to help’

DHAKA : As the landing points of Moghbazar-Mouchak flyover experiencing serious traffic jams since its complete opening to traffic, authorities have taken a number of steps, including restricting rickshaws and enforcing traffic rules strictly, to fix the problem within three months, reports UNB. Officials at Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) said the flyover authorities have assured […]

Move underway to make Shipping Corporation more profitable

DHAKA : The government has taken various initiatives to make state-run Bangladesh Shipping Corporation (BSC) more profitable and revive its past glory by improving its service standard, reports UNB. Currently, the organisation has three vessels only-MT Banglar Joyti, MT Banglar Sourov and MV Banglar Shikha-in its fleet. Of them, two are crude oil literage tankers […]

No arrangement for Rohingyas with disability, says TIB study

DHAKA : Although the local and international organisations and aid agencies have been providing various assistance to the forcibly displace Rohingya people there is no visible arrangement for those (Rohingyas) with special needs, says a new study of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB), reports UNB. “No significant arrangement has been initiated yet for the Rohingyas with […]

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Unesco recognition of Bangabandhu’s 7th March speech another milestone: PM

Dhaka – Terming Unesco’s recognition of Bangabandhu’s historic 7th March speech as a world documentary heritage another milestone in continuation of global recognition, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said such commendation is a matter of ‘great pride’ for the Bengali nation and Bengali language, reports UNB. “Such recognition by the Unesco is a matter […]

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