India-Bangladesh trains to resume services after 2 yrs, likely on May 29

May 18, 2022

Three passenger trains from Kolkata to Dhaka, that were discontinued due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will resume services soon, officials said.
The services of the Maitree Express on Dhaka-Kolkata route and the Bandhan Express on Khulna-Kolkata route are scheduled to be resumed on Read more

67% medicine retailers not cognizant on antimicrobial drugs: DGDA By Dhaka Mirror : dhakamirror.com

May 18, 2022

Around 67 percent of medicine retailers cannot identify antibiotics from regular medicines properly as they do not have adequate knowledge about antimicrobial drugs, finds a study by the Directorate General of Drug Administration (DGDA).
Sabrina Alam, assistant director at DGDA, disclosed the information at the dissemination programme on current antimicrobial resistance and the usage pattern in Bangladesh, at Read more

Jibon suspended from national camp

May 18, 2022

Bangladesh striker Nabib Newaj Jibon has been suspended from the national football team’s ongoing camp by coach Javier Cabrera on Tuesday due to disciplinary issues.
All enlisted footballers were scheduled to report to the camp on Monday. But after Jibon turned up on Tuesday, the head coach did not allow him to join the Read more

IU students demand to cancel summer vacation

May 18, 2022

The students of different departments of Islamic University in Kushtia on Wednesday submitted a memorandum to the university authorities to press home their demand to cancel its summer vacation scheduled to begin on June 3.
The students under the banner of IU unit of Bangladesh Chhatra Union went to the Read more

Bangladesh 5th among countries with severely malnourished children

May 18, 2022

Says Unicef report
More than three lakh children, aged less than five years, suffered from severe malnutrition across the globe, reads a report by Unicef.
Bangladesh is the fifth-worst among countries where children suffer from severe malnutrition, according to the report Read more

A young agro enthusiast helping farmers in Tangail

May 18, 2022

Mirza Shakil
When the pandemic hit and in-person classes at universities were suspended, Shakil Ahmed, then a final-year student of agriculture department at Noakhali Science and Technology University, had returned home.
But he refused to sit idle, and so, asked his father for a plot of land to farm squash.
The yield was massive as he followed modern methods. After that, he cultivated more vegetables and fruits, including cucumber, melon and watermelon on more land. This time too, he Read more

Walton announces cashback of up to Tk 20 lakh

May 18, 2022

Walton announced Digital Campaign Season-15 for the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha, following its huge success in the previous seasons.
Under the new campaign, customers might get sure cashback of up to Tk 20 lakh or free products worth crores of taka after Read more

NSU asked to sell 10 luxury cars to use money for edn, research

May 18, 2022

The government on Tuesday (May 17, 2022) asked North South University authorities to sell 10 luxurious cars through bidding and deposit it to the university general fund.
NSU authorities bought these cars in between January 2019 to January 2022 with cost of Tk 27.05 crore. The car price ranges between tk 1.1 crore to Tk 2.9 crore Read more

Amber Heard rubbishes Johnny Depp ‘disgusting’ claim about their martial bed

May 18, 2022

Amber Heard says she did not drop faecal matter on Johnny Depp’s bed.
Testifying in court on Monday, the Aquaman star said that it was in fact her dogs who polluted the bed, sharing that one of them has “bowel control issues.”
Johnny Depp earlier shared that Amber Heard burrowed his bed as a prank for the actor.
“Absolutely not,” Heard told her lawyer Read more

Deepika Padukone makes a stunning appearance at Cannes as she joins other jury members for dinner

May 18, 2022

Actress Deepika Padukone makes an appearance at the Cannes Film Festival 2022 dinner, alongside other jury members at the event’s dinner. Wearing a bejeweled Louis Vuitton outfit from the label’s Fall 2021 line, the actress looked ravishing in the French event.
She was joined by Cannes Film Festival director Thierry Fremaux, US film director and member of the Jury of Read more

Nick Jonas feels ‘so blessed’ about embracing fatherhood

May 18, 2022

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas became parents to a daughter via surrogacy this year. The power couple welcomed their daughter via surrogacy in January and now Nick Jonas has finally shared his feelings about becoming a father for the first time.
Nick Jonas is opening up about his experiences as a new father. During a Monday morning visit on Today, Jonas reminisced Read more

Britney Spears announces miscarriage

May 18, 2022

Last month singer Britney Spears announced that she is having a ‘miracle baby’ with fiance Sam Asghari. However, over the weekend, the popular singer shared the news of her miscarriage. While this would have been her first child with Sam, Britney Spears has two other kids with her former husband Kevin Federline.
“It is with our deepest sadness we have to announce that we have lost our miracle baby early in the pregnancy,” she wrote in a post on Read more

US dollar costs travellers Tk 102

May 17, 2022

Exchange rate shot past Tk 100 for the first time in Bangladesh’s history
Volatility in the foreign exchange market intensified today amid a scarcity of the American greenback, forcing travellers to spend as high as Tk 102 to buy a US dollar from banks, the highest in Bangladesh.
Some banks have imposed the rate on travellers as they are facing a shortage of cash dollars, said officials of three banks, requesting not to be named Read more

Tisha to attend Cannes Film Festival with her four month old daughter

May 17, 2022

Tisha will be flying tonight to attend the 75th edition of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival scheduled to take place from 17 to 28 May 2022 in France, accompanied by her four-month-old daughter Ilham Nusrat Farooki.
Tisha and Arifin Shuvoo, who are starring in Shyam Benegal’s Bangabandhu biopic, “Mujib: The Making of a Nation”, will be there for the teaser launch of the film in the Marché du Film Commercial Read more

How much will it cost to cross the Padma, the government fixed

May 17, 2022

By Dhaka Mirror : dhakamirror.com
The government has fixed the toll of the under-construction Padma bridge, which is at least 1.5 times higher than the average toll paid on ferries plying the Padma.
The bridge division under Road Transport and Bridges Ministry on Tuesday issued a notification fixing different toll rates for different transports.
As per the gazette, the toll rates are Tk 100 for a motorcycle, Tk 750 for a car and a jeep, Tk 1,200 for a pick-up van, Tk 1,300 for a microbus, Tk 1,400 for a minibus (31 seats or less than Read more

UGC approves Tk 10,444 cr budget for 50 public universities

May 17, 2022

The University Grants Commission today approved a budget of Tk 10,444 crore for 50 public universities of the country for 2022-23 fiscal year.
It also approved Tk 71.67 crore budget for itself for the same fiscal year, UGC said in a statement.
Of the amount for 50 public universities, the size of revenue budget is Tk 6,023 crore and Read more

Shwapno makes export debut

May 17, 2022

Retail chain Shwapno started its export journey by sending it first consignment to Hong Kong on March 31.
The first consignment consisted of pointed gourds, lady fingers, green mangoes, potatoes, bitter gourd and 26 other items of vegetables and fruits, a pressrelease said.
The second consignment of the Bangladeshi retail Read more

AIUB holds workshop on HR development

May 17, 2022

A workshop titled ‘Semestrial Plan of Action-Registration Department’ was held recently at the Agri Research and Training Center of American International University-Bangladesh at Bhangnahati in Sreepur upazila of Gazipur with the participation of AIUB Administrative officers.
The daylong workshop was organised at the initiative of AIUB Read more

Brood fish release sample eggs in Halda

May 16, 2022

Brood fish in the Halda have released sample eggs – indicating full spawning – since Saturday night at various points of the river.
Egg collectors got 200-500 grammes of eggs on average since Saturday night from the river.
Ashu Barua from Madunaghat area, a seasoned egg collector, told The Daily Star that they started coming across the eggs since Saturday night and hope to see full spawning soon.
Professor Manzoorul Kibria, an eminent Halda researcher, told Read more

Former Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds 46, dies in car accident

May 16, 2022

In another tragic blow to Australian cricket, Andrew Symonds has died in a car accident, aged 46.The former Australian all-rounder was killed about 50kms outside Townsville on Saturday night.
Queensland Police say they are investigating a fatal single-vehicle crash in Hervey Range, about 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Townsville. Emergency services attending the Read more

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