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50 people killed in Sitakunda fire

The BM container depot at Sitakunda, which is located in Chittagong, has become a graveyard as a result of the horrific fire. On Saturday night, at about 11 o'clock, the fire got started. Last night, after almost 25 hours of fighting, the fire was finally brought under control. In the meantime, the fire claimed the lives of a total of fifty individuals. Nine of them were firefighters or other members of the Civil Defense. It is estimated that around five hundred people were hurt. This terrible blaze has burned massive amounts of imported and exported goods, covered vans and lorries, and chemical storage facilities along its path. The horrifying nature of the scenario caused the individuals in ...

Days after school shooting, gun group holds convention in Texas

Just a few days after a lone teenage gunman entered Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, and killed 19 children and two teachers, the National Rifle Association will proceed with opening its annual convention on Friday in Houston. This comes just days after the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. On Friday, Texas Governor Gregg Abbott planned to make a personal appearance at the conference to give an in-person message; however, he has decided not to make the presentation and instead fly to Uvalde. However, former President of the United States Donald Trump is still set to give a speech at the three-day event that the gun rights lobbying organisation is hosting. The police in Texas are being grilled on their actions, and the amount of time it took them to rush to t...

BSL-JCD clashed again at DU

Large student organizations BSL and JCL clashed again on the premises of Dhaka University. The incident took place at around noon on the DU premises. On Tuesday, tensions were high on the Dhaka University (DU) campus over a clash between the BCL and the Chhatra Dal. Leaders and activists of different units of the Chhatra League were very vocal about this protest procession. The central leaders and activists of the Chhatra League demanded that the leaders and activists of the Chhatra Dal par...

Transparency in EVM wafting over the electoral air

The electoral process, the Election Commission, the counting of ballots, and the manner of obtaining votes are all coming under more scrutiny as the election date approaches. This has led to an increase in the amount of debate and criticism around these topics. These issues cover most of the talks of all the political parties in Bangladesh. Although the familiar people of Bangladesh feel comfortable voting on the ballot, voting is mostly done in this manner from the union level to the mayoral election. However, the effectiveness of this method is not less but much more. The current ruling party, Bangladesh Awami League, considers the EVM voting system convenient for many reasons: the digital voting system, reduced time-lapse, faster data collection, and quick release of election resu...

Clashes between BCL-JCD in Dhaka

There were several chases between the two sides outside the gate of the emergency department of Dhaka Medical between 9:30 am, and 10:15 am on Tuesday. At that moment, the BCL and JCD started throwing stones. According to eyewitnesses, the BCL activists blocked the entrance of the Dhaka University area from the gate of the emergency department of Dhaka Medical at around 9:15 am in front of the central Shaheed Minar. Chhatra League leaders and activists chased Jagannath Hall and SM Hall of Chhatra League; Chhatra Dal activists took positions ...

Orientation on adolescent, youth friendly healthcare services at Bandarban

A 3-day orientation session on adolescent and youth-friendly healthcare services was completed at the Mother and Child Welfare Center in Bandarban on the initiative of Our Lives, Our Health, Our Futures (OLHF) project. The session started at 10 am on May 17, 2022 and ended on May 19. The Orientation Session was attended by 43 participants including Medical Officers, Sub-Assistant Community Medical Officers of Health and Family Planning Departments of District & Upazila Level, and Family Planning Officers of Bandarban Sadar, Rowangchhari, Thanchi Upazila.