Author: Saleh Noman

Researchers have been racing to determine what kind of temperatures humans can survive in without air conditioning in a warming world. Record-setting heat waves have gripped the U.S. only weeks into summer, and at least 38 people are suspected to have died from heat-related issues so far this summer. Climate change is fueling new heat extremes, and researchers who are racing to better understand the limits of human survival are increasingly focused on determining at what temperature thresholds people can survive without air conditioning and how soon some parts of the world could reach deadly levels. Some scientists worry that…

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Police recovered the body of an unidentified person floating from Naf river in Teknaf in Coxbazar. Inspector Tapan Kumar Biswas, in-charge of Naval Police Teknaf Station, said that the body was recovered from the Naf River at Jetighat area near Damdamia of Hnila Union of Upazila on Saturday  around 1:30 pm. However, the victim’s identity was not identified due to the disfigurement of the face, he said. He said, the victim was wearing half pants. His face was disfigured so he could not be identified. His estimated age is 25 to 30 years. However, looking at the appearance of the…

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A case has been filed over the vandalism of a police armoured vehicle and a water cannon in Dhaka’s Shahbagh amid protests by the quota reform movement. Constable Khalilur Rahman, the driver of the armoured police vehicle, filed the case on Friday. The number of suspects in the case was not specified, said Shahbagh Police Station chief Mostazirur Rahman. The case documents allege that protesters climbed onto the vehicles and vandalised them, causing damages of Tk 500,000. The protesters gathered in front of the Dhaka University central library at 4pm on Thursday and conducted a protest march. The procession marched…

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Nepal is set for a new coalition government led by politician KP Sharma Oli after the more radical Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal lost a parliamentary vote of confidence on Friday, ending a tumultuous 20-month tenure. Nepal has been politically unstable since it abolished a 239-year-old monarchy in 2008. Oli’s new government will be the 14th since then. Its politics are closely monitored by its two big neighbours China and India, who have invested heavily in the Himalayan country as they jostle for influence. Dahal, 69, was forced to either resign or prove his majority in parliament after his largest…

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The Drewry World Container Index (WCI,) which has been seeing double-digit percentage weekly increases recently, was up just 1% over the previous week on 11 July at $5,901 per feu. The Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI) slid 1% to 3674.86 points on 12 July compared to 5 July levels. The question now will be if increases are simply taking a breather, or this represents a levelling off of container spot rates. While container spot freight rates are at extremely elevated levels, they are still well below the highest levels seen during in the pandemic. Drewry’s WCI is some 43% lower…

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Secretary of Energy and Mineral Resources Division (EMRD) Md Nurul Alam ‍said, “The strides made by Chevron Bangladesh in our energy sector are commendable,” He embarked on an official visit to the Bibiyana Gas Plant in Habiganj and the Jalalabad Gas Plant in Sylhet on Saturday. Both of these state-of-the-art facilities are operated by Chevron Bangladesh. Accompanying Alam were Md. Humayun Kabir, additional secretary, EMRD, Mst Moursheda Ferdous, joint secretary, EMRD, and Shahriar Al-Kabir Siddiqui, PS to secretary. Upon arrival, the delegation from EMRD was welcomed by Eric M Walker, president and managing director of Chevron Bangladesh. Walker led the…

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The banking sector is suffering from more data anomalies than any other sector in the country, said Ahsan H Mansur, executive director of the Policy Research Institute of Bangladesh. The actual nonperforming loans (NPLs) are around 25 percent but on paper it is hovering around 10 percent, the economist said Saturday in a discussion. While addressing the discussion on the “Reason for the bad state of Bangladesh’s banking sector”, organised by the Economic Reporters’ Forum (ERF). he said,  a huge amount of bad loan is hidden under the carpet, which should come out, The total amount of NPL in the…

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 Five persons were arrested for their alleged involvement with armed outfit Kuki Chin National Front (KNF) in a joint operation in Bandarban from Ruma upazila on Friday. The arrested are Song Lian Bom (25), Lalhim Sang Bom (37), Lalchan Sang Bom (48), Lal Pian Sang Bom (36) and Lal Siam Thang Bom (38). All of them are residents of Lairunpi Para of Ruma Upazila. According to the law enforcement agencies,  the joint forces arrested 5 associates of the Kuki Chin National Front (KNF),the armed outfit of the hilly region in Lairunpi Para area of ​​Ruma Upazila. Later,  they have handover…

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Myanmar’s Foreign Minister Than Sui has responded positively to the start of Rohingya repatriation from Bangladesh to his country. Myanmar’s foreign minister expressed this attitude on a sideline bilateral meeting with the foreign minister of Bangladesh Dr Hasan Mahmud of BIMSTEC conference in India’s capital New Delhi. The meeting was held on Thursday evening, the first day of the second retreat of foreign ministers of BIMSTEC countries. At this time Dr. Hasan reminded Myanmar’s foreign minister of their previous discussions and said that for a long time Myanmar has been saying that they are willing to take back the Rohingyas…

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Foreign Ministers from the BIMSTEC Member States jointly met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Friday. He had “fruitful discussions” with the group of Ministers on further strengthening the regional cooperation in diverse areas including connectivity, energy, trade, health, agriculture, science, security and people to people exchanges. Modi stressed the role of BIMSTEC as an engine for economic and social growth. He reaffirmed India’s commitment to a peaceful, prosperous, resilient and safe BIMSTEC region and highlighted its significance to India’s Neighbourhood First and Look East Policies as well as in its SAGAR vision for Security and Growth…

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