The government on Sunday turned down the application of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s family seeking permission to send her abroad for advance treatment as there is no scope for her to avail of such a scope, said Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan.
Down in Hell
The lack of oxygen and dust make it hard to breathe. I have no idea how deep this shaft goes – hundreds of feet? More? If there is a Hell this must be what it feels like.
BNP worries over onion prices, wants essentials prices down
It decides to resume organisational activities after 5 months Expressing deep concern over the unusual price hike of onions following a sudden export ban by India, BNP policymakers have demanded the government take necessary steps to keep the prices of…
Birdem’s ICU locked down after 4 test Covid-19 positive
Dhaka:23-The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Birdem General Hospital has been put under lockdown after 3 patients tested positive for Covid-19. The lockdown was imposed on Tuesday.
Star Cineplex closes down amid coronavirus outbreak
Culture Desk The authority of Star Cineplex decided to stop its operation temporarily due to the recent outbreak of coronavirus in Bangladesh. According to this decision, all of the branches of Star Cineplex are said to be closed down till…
N’ganj ‘jhut’ warehouse fire burns down 30 shanties
Narayanganj Correspondent About 30 shanties were gutted in a fire that broke out at a ‘jhut’ (garments scrap) warehouse in Isdiar Bazar area in Fatullah on early Sunday.
Love Island host Caroline Flack to stand down
Love Island host Caroline Flack has stood down from the show after being charged with assault by beating.
Instagram, Facebook down for users globally
Instagram and Facebook apps are currently not working for users globally. While most features of both Facebook and Instagram are working, the main issue appears to be the feed not loading.
Fire burns down structures at historic Japanese castle
A fire early Thursday burned down structures at Shuri Castle on Japan’s southern island of Okinawa, nearly destroying the UNESCO World Heritage site.
Fish consumption up, price down in BD for ‘blue revolution’
Dhaka, Oct 27 – Bangladesh’s recent aquaculture growth has defied predictions so much that it deserves to be called a “Blue Revolution.” Even though aquaculture has enabled over 2 million Bangladeshis to escape poverty from 2000-2010, the country’s fisheries policy…
Fashion show lets Down syndrome models strut their stuff
One model sashayed down the runway with a leather jacket and a guitar, basking in applause from the crowd. Another danced and strutted in a multicolored bomber coat.
Facebook CEO defends refusal to take down some content
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday defended the social media platform’s refusal to take down content it considers newsworthy “even if it goes against our standards.
Rare protests in Egypt call for president to step down
Cairo, Sept 21 (AP/UNB) — Rare anti-government protests broke out in several Egyptian cities late Friday calling on President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to step down. The small street demonstrations were quickly dispersed by riot police using batons and tear gas.
TV viewership down, social media up for VMSs
New York, Aug 28 (AP/UNB) — If Taylor Swift, Missy Elliot and a 1990s rap reunion couldn’t halt the shrinkage of MTV’s television audience for its Video Music Awards, perhaps nothing can.
Women’s rights are key in slowing down population
By Sivananthi Thanenthiran UNITED NATIONS, Jun 25 2019 (IPS) – The increase in world population by 2 billion in the next 30 years will present a serious global challenge especially if we do not find new paradigms of development thought…
Poorest nations weighed down by fastest growing populations
By Thalif DeenReprint| UN, Jun 24 2019 (IPS) – With a new report projecting a rise in population, specifically in Asia and Africa, the United Nations has warned that continued rapid population growth presents enormous challenges for sustainable development in…
Bangladesh slips 9 notches down in Global Peace Index
Dhaka, June 12 (UNB) – Bangladesh has moved nine steps down in the Global Peace Index (GPI) 2019, produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace. This is the thirteenth edition of the Global Peace Index (GPI), which ranks 163…
Price fall in large-caps drives stocks further down
Dhaka, May 8, 2019 – Stock markets today closed the week with downward trend due mainly to price fall in large-cap securities, official news agency BSS reported on Wednesday. The falling major sectors were pharmaceuticals and chemicals, ceramics and insurance.…
Aishwarya turned down ‘Troy’!
If there is one star from the Indian Film Industry who has managed to make a mark in Hollywood as well, it is Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. The global star has always managed to pick up projects in Bollywood and Hollywood…
CEC turns down Oikya Front’s reelection demand
Rejecting Jatiya Oikyafront’s demand for re-election, Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda on Monday said there is no such scope.
Drone shot down near Riyadh palace
Saudi Arabian security forces said they had shot down a recreational drone in the capital after online videos showing gunfire in a neighbourhood where royal palaces are located sparked fears of possible political unrest. The Riyadh police spokesman, quoted by…