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Experts warn moderate flood in country in mid-September

Experts warn moderate flood in country in mid-September
The country is likely to face a moderate flood in mid-September due to the release of excess water into the Brahmaputra by China in the upstream. However, experts have brushed aside the possibility of any severe flood in Bangladesh. Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, two North-eastern states of India, were put on high alert after China reported that the water level of the Tsangpo river had risen to the highest mark in the past 50 years due to heavy rainfall. The Chinese report said the Tsangpo river was swelling “with an observed discharge of 9,020 cumec of water”. Against this backdrop, the Bangladesh high commission in India has sent an urgent fax to Dhaka, informing that “there are fears that release of excess water by China…

35pc of Bangladeshi teens victim: Unicef

35pc of Bangladeshi teens victim: Unicef

In Bangladesh, 35 per cent students aged 13 to 15 years reported being bullied one or more days in the past 30 days and/or involved in a physical fight at least once in 2014, reports Unicef, reports UNB. Half of students aged 13 to 15 worldwide - around 150 million - report having experienced peer-to-peer…
Fair on school premises defying ban in Barishal

Fair on school premises defying ban in Barishal

A trade fair is going to be held  on the playground of historical Braja Mohan Institution (known as B M School) violating a restriction imposed by the education ministry. Education ministry issued a ban on holding any commercial fair or show on school premises without the ministry's permission.…
Falling infant mortality: Keep up the trend

Falling infant mortality: Keep up the trend

It was revealed at an event of the National Newborn Health Programme, that infant mortality has come down to 30 per 1000 and, by 2022 will fall even further to 18. This is indeed heartening news because even in 2006, the mortality rate per thousand babies was 48. The Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)…
Osmani must be recognised properly in 
the greater interest of the nation

Osmani must be recognised properly in the greater interest of the nation

General (Rtd) Muhammad Ataul Gani Osmani [popularly referred to as Bangabir (the Hero of Bengal) General M A G Osmani) was one of the golden sons of Bangladesh.  He played the most prominent role during the Independence War of Bangladesh.  He was the Commander-in-Chief of the Bangladesh Forces…
MNP service fee reset to Tk 50 before its launch

MNP service fee reset to Tk 50 before its launch

The government has reset the mobile number portability (MNP) service fee even before its launch. The posts and telecommunications department has set the new  fee at Tk. 50. Instead of the previously set charge of Tk. 30, which was decided by the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Communication…
Trump, Pompeo differ on N Korea

Trump, Pompeo differ on N Korea

NEW DELHI: Donald Trump and his secretary of state sent out mixed messages on North Korea yesterday, with the US President praising Kim Jong Un but Mike Pompeo saying Pyongyang still had "enormous" work to do, reports AFP. The difference in tone will add to concerns about US foreign policy…
BRSSS holding two-day event at Nat’l Museum

BRSSS holding two-day event at Nat’l Museum

To mark the 77th death anniversary of Nobel Laureate Poet Rabindranath Tagore, which was observed on August 6, Bangladesh Rabindra Sangeet Shilpi Sangstha (BRSSS) has come up with a two-day commemorative event. With the slogan ‘Ohongkar Curno Koro, Preme Mon Purno Koro’, the event will begin…
Mashrafe  looks for a winning start

Mashrafe looks for a winning start

Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza stressed on to have a good start in the Asia Cup to gain the momentum and carry it to the match against Afghanistan, knowing that how the threat of Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman who tormented them three months ago in a T20 series looms large. Rashid Khan and…
Bypass road needed to curb traffic congestion

Bypass road needed to curb traffic congestion

A chaotic situation prevails in Nilphamari district town for the want of a bypass road. At least 200 trucks and buses pass through the main road running through the town, making the road risky for pedestrians and creating a heavy load of pollution. Locals have often held demonstrations and formed human…
Dhaka hopes tougher action 
from UN, int’l community

Dhaka hopes tougher action from UN, int’l community

Dhaka hopes that tougher actions will be taken against Naypyitaw after the discussion on the full report, prepared by the United Nations independent fact-finding mission detailing the atrocities against Rohingya population by the Myanmar military in Rakhine, in the upcoming 39th session of the Human…
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