- August 27, 2016
The country’s first animal blood bank has been opened in Chittagong. The SA Kaderi Teaching Veterinary Hospital opened the first animal blood bank in an attempt to make blood more readily available for injured and sick pets. Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU) organised a workshop titled “Establishment of Animal Blood Bank” on its
Dhaka Metropolitan Police has announced that its SWAT unit will be deployed to provide security for Mongol Shobhajatra, the traditional rally on the morning of Bangla New Year. Speaking at a press conference at the DMP Media Centre yesterday, Commissioner Asaduzzaman Miah said police would be focusing on mass celebrations where there were higher risks
Real Madrid are determined to create an intimidating atmosphere for visitors VfL Wolfsburg as they try to overturn a two-goal deficit in Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final second leg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium. “Tuesday will be like a war, with 80,000 spectators; we are going to try and walk all over Wolfsburg,” said defender Carvajal.
In Bangladesh, the temperatures are on the rise. The climate we find ourselves in is getting hotter by the day, with spring now a long-forgotten thing of the past, jumping straight into the unbearable summer. And, like the metaphorical frog in a slowly boiling beaker of water, we are sweating, not quite realising the long-term
Only a year ago, around April last year, we protested against sexual assaults on women and girls on Bengali New Year’s day, when a group of men was caught on CCTV molesting girls in the crowd. Social media, blogs, editorials, talk shows, and street protests demanded justice and rapid trials. Authorities made a few arrests
The scale of tax avoidance and money laundering revealed in the Panama Paper leaks run into the several hundreds of billions of dollars and contains the details and names of hundreds of powerful and influential people from across the world. The impact of these revelations is already visible: mass protests in Iceland have forced the
The country’s boutique and fashion warehouses expect 20% more sales than the previous years on the occasion of the upcoming Bangla New Year, thanks to the introduction of a new festival allowance for the government employees amid political stable situation. The government has announced a festival allowance for the Bangla New Year for all its
The government is not interested in the Chinese investment proposals as “they are usually supplier’s credit tagged with harsh terms and conditions,” said Finance Minister AMA Muhith. “Most of the Chinese investments are supplier’s credit with tough conditions. The cost of the credit will be too high for the countries like ours” he told a
It is scant comfort to the families of the people killed at Banshkhali during Monday’s protest against a planned coal plant that the government has stepped in to ensure an environmental impact assessment is undertaken within 15 days. The police shooting which resulted in the deaths of at least four people was a preventable tragedy.
The High Court yesterday stayed for three months the proceedings of 72 cases filed on charges of defamation and sedition against The Daily Star Editor and Publisher Mahfuz Anam. The court also issued a ruling upon the government authorities concerned to explain why the initiation and continuation of the cases should not be declared illegal.
In the wake of the strike by Khulna jute mill employees, the government has allocated Tk1,000 crore for 27 state-owned jute mills in the country. Jute mill workers will also receive their due wages from the past eight weeks just before Pohela Boishakh, the Bangla New Year. At the regular cabinet meeting yesterday, Prime Minister
The world’s count of wild tigers roaming forests from Russia to Vietnam has gone up for the first time in more than a century, with 3,890 counted by conservation groups and national governments in the latest global census, reports Associated Press yesterday, quoting a latest census by wildlife conservation groups said. The tally marks a
Jute mill workers in Khulna and Jessore have started to stage an indefinite dawn-to-dusk roads-railways blockade after authorities failed to meet their demands within a three-day deadline. Workers from seven state-owned jute mills in the districts started the blockade – called by the Collective Bargaining Agent (CBA) and non-CBA Oikya Parishad – from 6am yesterday.