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Cyclone likely to hit Bangladesh today

Cyclone likely to hit Bangladesh today
Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm Fani (Pronounced: Foni) is advancing towards the coast of Odisha in India, and the storm is likely to reach Bangladesh this evening (Friday) or later at night, affecting 19 districts in the southern part of the country. The Met Office has advised Mongla and Payra ports to hoist danger signal number 7, while maritime ports in Chattogram and Cox’s Bazar have been asked to show danger signal number 6. The maximum sustained wind speed within 74 km of the storm centre of Fani is about 160kmph, rising to 180kmph in gusts or squalls. The storm is advancing towards the coast at a speed of 27 km per hour. The Indian weather service said the cyclonic storm should make landfall today around noon (0630 GMT) in Odisha…

BIWTA suspends 
water transport services on all routes

BIWTA suspends water transport services on all routes

The Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) yesterday suspended the operation of all types of water transports across the country due to formation of cyclonic storm 'Fani' over the Bay. The movement of launches, ferries and speedboats will remain halted on all waterways throughout…
Is everything fine within Gana Forum?

Is everything fine within Gana Forum?

Though the party has got its representative to parliament 27 years after its formation, Gana Forum is likely to face a split due to internal feud among its leaders over party leadership and oath taking by its MP Mokabbir Khan. Gana Forum’s internal conflict came to the spotlight as a group of…
Be alert about cyber fraud

Be alert about cyber fraud

The world of the net was vitiated by unscrupulous and dishonest elements long time ago and as the law clamps down on cyber-crime all over the world, perpetrators are changing their tactics to hoodwink innocent people. In the evolution of cyber-crime, the latest trend is to lure victims with promises…
Selfie obsession can be dangerous

Selfie obsession can be dangerous

You are young. You have recently been to a musical programme that you were planning to be a part of since long. However now that you have attended the event you do not remember even a single moment of it, because you were too occupied with clicking pictures, making videos and posting them on Facebook,…
Experts point out untapped potential of denim recycling

Experts point out untapped potential of denim recycling

Denim recycling, a process that turns old scrap denims into new garments, can fetch USD 4 billion annually, according to industry insiders. They were expressing their views at the ongoing two-day ‘Fashionology Summit’, which commenced yesterday at the International Convention City Bashundhara…
Assange begins UK fight against US extradition

Assange begins UK fight against US extradition

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange told a court yesterday he would oppose extradition to the United States as the legal process began in London, a day after he was jailed for breaching his bail conditions in a former case. He appeared via videolink at Westminster Magistrates Court, where a lawyer for…
5-day theatre fest ‘Shatorajoni Natyamela’ starts at BSA

5-day theatre fest ‘Shatorajoni Natyamela’ starts at BSA

The curtain rose on the five-day theatre festival ‘Shatorajoni Natyamela’, organised by Natya Teertha, on the premises of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in Segun Bagicha of the capital on Wednesday. BSA Director General Liaquat Ali Lucky inaugurated the five-day festival, where State…
Bangladesh face Laos challenge in final today

Bangladesh face Laos challenge in final today

Bangladesh will take on Laos in the final of the Bangamata Under-19 International Gold Cup football tournament today. The match will kick off at 6pm at the Bangabandhu National Stadium. President Abdul Hamid will distribute the trophy of the final as the chief guest. In a pre-match press conference…
Groundwater level depletes            fast in Jashore

Groundwater level depletes fast in Jashore

Eight upazilas of Jashore will face acute scarcity of pure drinking water in the dry season as the underground water level in the area is falling fast. Manzur Mosharraf, executive engineer of Public health engineering department said the first layer of the water is at 26-feet ground level, which rose…
BNP divided over Tarique nod

BNP divided over Tarique nod

A deep divide has surfaced in the BNP following the sudden decision by its acting chairman, Tarique Rahman, to let party lawmakers-elect join Parliament without consulting the senior standing committee leaders. Expressing their surprise over the U-turn, some standing committee members have said that…
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