Staff Reporter At least seven people died and 50 others were injured in different districts of the country in lightning on Monday (September 5). In Kishoreganj, at least three people, including a woman, died in three upazilas of Kishoreganj due to lightning strikes. These three tragic incidents occurred on Monday afternoon. The deceased are identified as Noor Nahar (45), wife of one Rafiqul Islam in Char Hajipur under Jinari union of Hossionpur upazila, Babul Mia (35), son of one Shukur...
News Desk : To find the authority to cancel billions of dollars in student loans, President Biden turned to two words in a 2003 law: “national emergency.” President George W. Bush had troops in Afghanistan and Iraq when Congress passed the Higher Education Relief Opportunities for Students Act of 2003. The bill gives the Secretary of Education authority to change student financial assistance programs during a war, military operation, or “national emergency.” Nineteen years later, the Biden Administration cited that...
UNB : Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Monday called on Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at ITC Maurya Sheraton Hotel in New Delhi. The broad parameters of bilateral relations came up for discussion between Hasina and Jaishankar, MEA sources said. Emerging from the meeting with Hasina, Jaishankar took to Twitter saying “Delighted to call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh this evening.” In a separate post, he said “The warmth and frequency of our leadership level contacts...
Staff Reporter : All the major rivers except Jamuna are in spate following heavy rains for three consecutive days in the region and beyond the border, creating a sense of fear for another round of floods in the country. As a result, the major rivers of Sylhet, Sunamganj and Netrokona districts in the north-eastern region have been rising rapidly in the late monsoon, forecasting a negative impact of climate change. According to the Flood Forecasting Warning Centre (FFWC), rivers water...
China’s men’s basketball team defeated Bahrain 80-67 in the FIBA World Cup (WC) Asian qualifiers in Nur-Sultan on Monday evening. Zhou Qi led China with 22 points and seven rebounds, followed by 14 points from Zhu Junlong. Hu Mingxuan added 12 points. Mustafa Husein Ali Ahmad Rashed had a team-high 24 points for Bahrain. China started the game with a 6-0, followed by a 15-2 run to finish the first quarter on 25-11. Bahrain took a 9-0 sprint in the...
Agency :Former Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani will join Valencia on free transfer, the Spanish club announced on social media on Monday (Aug 29).The Uruguay team forward, 35, was available...
Agency :Serena Williams defeated Montenegro’s Danka Kovinic 6-3, 6-3 in the first round of the US Open on Monday.Williams postponed her farewell to professional tennis with her victory, as the...
Sports Reporter :Saint Gregory’s High School emerged the champions of the Boys’ group in the Polar Ice Cream 27th School Handball Tournament, while Viqarunnisa Noon School & College became champions in the Girls’ group at the Shaheed (Captain) M Mansur Ali National Handball Stadium on Tuesday.Saint Gregory’s High School defeated Narinda Government High School by 35-24 goals in the final after completing the first session with a 16-9 lead in the first half.Arafat of Saint Gregory’s High School scored 10...
Agency :Premier League outfit AFC Bournemouth have sacked head coach Scott Parker after just four games of the new season.Parker has lost his job just four days after Bournemouth lost...
Business Desk :Stocks extended their gaining streak for the third consecutive session Monday, with the key index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), crossing the 6,600-mark after four months.DSEX, the key index of the DSE (DSE), went up by 65.74 points or 1.0 per cent to settle at 6,600.88. DSEX added 113 points in the past three trading days.Turnover, a crucial indicator of the market, jumped to Tk 19.90 billion on the premier bourse, which was 10 per cent higher...
Reuters, Tokyo :The dollar lingered near a two-decade top on major peers on Monday, ahead of a week loaded with market holidays and central bank decisions from Washington to London and Tokyo.The dollar index, which measures the currency against six counterparts, was 0.2 per cent stronger than Friday at 109.84, consolidating after a volatile couple of weeks that took it as high as 110.79 on Sept. 7 for the first time since mid-2002.Investors have scrambled to price in higher US...
Business DeskThe 154th Board Meeting of Uttara Finance and Investments Limited (UFIL) has been held at its head office in the capital recently. Rashidul Hasan, Chairman of the board of directors presides over the event, said a press release. The meeting approved different business proposals of the company for the last quarter of the year 2022. Further, the board also put emphasis on completing the annual accounts and balance sheet for the previous years.Matiar Rahman, Vice Chairman of the company...
Business Desk :Despite continued growth and huge prospects of the livestock sector, financing by banks to boost investment in farming remains low.Dairy, poultry and other livestock farmers got 14 per cent of total Tk 26,500 crore loans disbursed by banks for the farm sector in the fiscal year 2020-21.The amount of loan going to marginal farmers from financial institutions is very low. There is also an absence of livestock insurance, said Md Ainul Haque, former director general of the Department...
BSS :Two phones owned by jailed pro- democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai can be searched on national security grounds and are not protected by journalistic privilege, a senior judge ruled Tuesday in Hong Kong.Lai, owner of the now-shuttered Apple Daily tabloid, will soon go on trial for “collusion with foreign forces”, an offence that carries up to life in prison under the sweeping national security law Beijing imposed on Hong Kong two years ago.Two smartphones were seized when hundreds of...
BSS :Malaysia reported 1,946 new COVID- 19 infections as of midnight Monday, bringing the national total to 4,778,140, according to the health ministry.There is one new imported case, with 1,945 cases being local transmissions, data released on the ministry’s website showed. Another eight deaths were reported, pushing the death toll to 36,206. The ministry reported 3,271 new recoveries, bringing the total number of cured and discharged to 4,710,366. There are 31,568 active cases, with 75 being held in intensive care and...
BSS :Ukrainian forces pressed their counter-offensive to retake the Russian-occupied southern region of Kherson, while a team of UN experts were en route to inspect the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant which was targeted by fresh shelling over the weekend.The coastal region of Kherson and its capital city of the same name have been contested by Russian troops since the war broke out six months ago.“Ukrainian armed forces have launched their offensive in several areas in the south,” the head of the...
Sheikh Arif Bulbon :Legendary actress Anwara played the role of ‘Aleya’ in famous movie ‘Nawab Sirajuddaula.’ This time popular TV actress of present generation, Nayma Alam Maha played the role...
Naomi Watts has officially expressed her interest in joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a villain, though for a heartwarming reason. The franchise has attracted high-caliber talent since its start...