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A year after abolition of Article 370 in J&K

A year has passed in the valley since Article 370 was removed from Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). This is the time to review the situation. People in the region, along with rest of India, want to know the matter. Besides, the entire political fraternity of the world is also interested on

Art camp held in Sreemangal to honor Gandhi

MOULVIBAZAR:  An art camp titled ‘[email protected] Art Camp’ held in Sreemangal to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Fifteen young artists from Bangladesh participated in the art camp from December 12 to 15.  Deputy High Commissioner

44,000-yr-old animal painting found in cave

A painting discovered on the wall of an Indonesian cave has been found to be 44,000 years old. The art appears to show a buffalo being hunted by part-human, part-animal creatures holding spears and possibly ropes. Some researchers think the scene could be the world's

Najmun wishes to travel 200 countries

DHAKA: A world traveler who goes by the name of Najmun Nahar wished to travel 200 countries before the celebration of golden jubilee of independence. Nahar has already traveled 135 countries, but is hoping to complete the number 200 by 2021. Najmun Nahar launched her mission with

International Men’s Day: Current Theme, History and Celebrations

International Men's Day is celebrated on 19 November every year globally to raise awareness about the health of men and boys. To promote gender equality and gender relations. How is International Men's Day celebrated, what is the theme of 2019 and the history associated with

Birshrestha Hamidur's 48th martyrdom anniversary

JHENAIDAH: This 48th death anniversary of Birshreshtha Hamidur Rahman is being marked on Monday (Oct 28). Prof. Aminul Haque, Principal of Hamidur Rahman Degree College, urged all the educational institutions of the country to observe the martyrdom anniversary of Hamidur Rahman. He

Govt undertakes Tk 47cr project to dredge Feni River

DHAKA: The government has undertaken a project involving Tk 47 crore to prevent river erosion and dredging of Feni River.  The Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) has taken this initiative under the project 'Protecting Nangal Mora and Jagatjibanpur areas under Chhagalnaiya

Locals suffer after 3G, 4G halted for Rohingyas

COX’S BAZAR: Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has stopped 3G and 4G mobile internet services in Ukhia and Teknaf upazilas since September 9 to prevent crimes committed by Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazar.  But, local residents have been suffered a lot by

Hindu refugees seek unconditional return to Myanmar

COX’S BAZAR: Hindu refugees living in a camp in Cox's Bazar, who fled to Bangladesh since August 2017 to escape the Myanmar military’s crimes against humanity, are eager to return to Myanmar unconditionally only if security ensured. They say, “We have no dispute with the

Circus elephant dies of heatstroke

LALMONIRHAT:  An elephant died of heatstroke at a circus in Aditmari upazila of Lalmonirhat on Monday (September 2). The circus event held at Hajiganj Aliya Madrasa ground in Kamalabari Union of the upazila around 4: 30 pm.  According to locals, the elephant that came from

Where meals allocated for court prisoners go

CHATTOGRAM: Chattogram Central Jail inmates have been officially allocated food for the prisoners. The prisoners get these meals three times a day. For each prisoner, the menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner have remained specified. Lunch is allocated for the prisoners who come to

Babylon gains Unesco World Heritage status

The ancient Mesopotamian city of Babylon has been declared a Unesco World Heritage Site. Iraq had been lobbying since 1983 for the 4,000-year-old site to be added to the United Nations' prestigious list. The city was famous for its Hanging Gardens, which were among the Seven

Fear of danger in Sundarbans not true: Forest minister

DHAKA: Forest and Climate Change Minister Md Shahab Uddin dismissed the concern of World Heritage Centre of Unesco which had declared the Sundarbans as being in danger. Md Shahab Uddin said: “Whatever is said about Sundarbans, I think fear of environmental danger in Sundarbans is not

26 pythons’ eggs hatched in incubator

CHATTOGRAM: A total of 26 pythons eggs were hatched in incubator for the first time at Chattogram Zoo. Around two months ago, a python of the zoo laid 35 eggs. Eggs were under their mother care. However, Deputy Curator Dr. Shahadat Hossain Shuvo brought the eggs to incubator as they

The last Aryans of Ladakh

Pure-blooded people In a remote valley deep in India's Ladakh region live a tribe known as the Aryans, who are perhaps the last generation of pure-blooded people and holders of possibly the only untampered gene pool left in the world. For many, the term 'Aryan' has

Fisherman narrowly escapes tiger in Sundarbans

SATKHIRA:  A fisherman narrowly escaped clutches of a tiger while catching crabs in a cannel of Sundarbans. Ashraful Islam Khokhon came under the attack at Rajakhali area under Atharobeki of Sundarbans Satkhira range on Friday morning (May 3). Ashraful Islam Khokhon, son of late

BGB seizes touchstone statue in Dinajpur

DINAJPUR: Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) seized a touchstone statue from Maherpur village in Bochaganj upazila of the district on Monday (April 20).   The touchstone statue is, weighing 21.5 kg, valued at around Taka 30 lakh. Dinajpur-42 BGB Battalion commander Lt Col

JS Complex design attracts int’l community at UN exhibition

DHAKA: The Permanent Mission of Bangladesh and the Permanent Mission of Estonia to the UN on Monday (April 8) jointly organized a photo exhibition at the UN headquarters titled ‘From Island to Island-The creative journey of Louis Kahn’ where a model of the National Parliament

Melting glaciers reveal Everest bodies

Expedition operators are concerned at the number of climbers' bodies that are becoming exposed on Mount Everest as its glaciers melt. Nearly 300 mountaineers have died on the peak since the first ascent attempt and two-thirds of bodies are thought still to be buried in the snow and

Rohingya lawyer gets IWOC award

DHAKA: Rohingya lawyer Razia Sultana has been nominated among 10 extraordinary women from around the world to receive United States’ International Women of Courage (IWOC) Award of 2019. Razia Sultana will be honored with the award in recognition of her advocacy of human rights

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