Traffic alert: Outbound passengers urged to start early for Dhaka airport

Authorities of Greater Dhaka Sustainable Urban Transport Project (BRT, Gazipur-Airport) has requested outbound passengers – going to Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport – to start early, between 6pm today and 6am Sunday.

 

A press release, signed by ASM Ilias Shah, project director, made the request to avoid possible traffic congestion during the abovementioned period.

 

Earlier on Wednesday, Dhaka Bus Rapid Transit Company Ltd authorities requested commuters in the capital not to use the route from Khilkhet through airport to Uttara during the same period.

 

Read more: Traffic alert: Dhaka commuters urged to avoid Airport-Uttara route from tomorrow till Sunday morning

 

The move came as traffic situation on the Dhaka Airport-Uttara route is expected to worsen due to development work of the BRT project.

 

Special road development work for the BRT project will be conducted in the Dhaka airport area during November 24 and 27, said a special traffic advisory signed by ASM Ilias Shah, project director of BRT.

 

Under the circumstances, all public and private vehicles were advised to avoid Dhaka Airport-Uttara route during this period.

 

Source: United News of Bangladesh

Ansar-al-Islam member put on 7-day remand for link to escape of 2 militants

A Dhaka court on Thursday placed a militant, who was arrested for his suspected involvement in the snatching of two convicted militants from police custody, on a seven- day remand.

 

The remanded accused is Mehdi Hasan Omi alias Rafi, 24, a member of the military wing of Ansar al-Islam.

 

He is an accused in the case which was filed with Kotwali police station in connection with the incident.

 

Read more: Top Ansar al-Islam leaders behind militants’ escape from Dhaka court: CTTC chief

 

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Shafi Uddin passed the order when Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) Inspector Muhammad Abul Kalam Azad, investigating officer of the case, produced him before the court seeking a 10-day remand.

 

On Wednesday, CTTC arrested Rafi, for his involvement in the snatching of two convicted militants.

 

Three cases under the Anti-Terrorism Act were filed with Dhaka’s Mohammadpur, Sutrapur and Badda Police Stations against Rafi for his involvement in anti-state and anti-government activities in 2016.

 

Besides, two more cases under the Anti-Terrorism Act were filed with Sylhet Kotwali Police Station against him in 2010 and 2012.

 

Read more: Escape of militants from court premises: CTTC arrests 1

 

On November 20, Rafi, as per the group’s plan, led from the front in the snatching of the militants, who were sentenced to death in publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan murder case, from the CMM court premises in Dhaka after spraying pepper on the faces of the policemen, said Additional Commissioner Md Asaduzzaman, Chief of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) of Dhaka Metropolitan police (DMP) today (Thursday).

 

The escapees are Ansar al-Islam members Md Abu Siddique Sohel alias Sakib alias Sajid alias Shahab and Moinul Hasan Shamim alias Samir alias Sifat alias Imran.

 

Police filed a case against 20 people in this connection. A five-member probe body was also formed by the Bangladesh Police on the same day and it was asked to submit its report within three working days.

 

Source: United News of Bangladesh

Job Circular in Bangladesh Police: will recruit manpower for the post of Sergeant

Bangladesh Police Recruitment Notification for the post of Sergeant has been published. Interested candidates should apply online. Applications can be made till 22 December.

 

Job Circular details for the Sergeant Post in Bangladesh Police

 

Candidates age should be between 19 to 27 years as on 22 December 2022 to apply. The maximum age for children of freedom fighters is 32 years. Those who have not completed 27 years of age as on March 25, 2020 can also apply.

 

Height of male candidate is minimum 5 feet 8 inches. Chest size is 32 inches in normal condition, 34 inches in expanded condition. Female candidates should be at least 5 feet 4 inches in height.

 

Educational Qualification: Interested candidates should have at least graduation pass to apply. Must be proficient in motorcycle driving. Must have computer skills. Candidate must be single. Divorced cannot apply for this post.

 

Application Procedure for the post of Sergeant

 

Interested candidates have to apply online through this website (police.teletalk.com.bd) . Then the candidates will be selected in several stages. Application will start from November 25. Applications can be made till 22 December.

 

According to the notification, any financial transaction in the recruitment of sergeant post will result in arrest and cancellation of recruitment.

 

Application Rules: Interested candidates can apply through police.teletalk.com.bd.

 

Application Fee: Test fee of Tk 550 has to be sent through Teletalk SIM.

 

Application Deadline: 22 December 2022 upto 11:59 AM.

 

Source: United News of Bangladesh

10 Rooftop Gardening Tips for this Winter

A rooftop garden is something more than a collection of plants. A garden offers a place of serenity on the rooftop of a flat or apartment building. Especially, under the winter sun, people of all ages enjoy spending time in a roof garden. With the proper planning, you can not only grow plants in your roof garden, but also make the space suitable for social gatherings, romantic evenings, and family time. Let’s take a look at some effective tips for winter roof gardening.

 

10 Effective Tips to Start a Roof Garden

 

Urban rooftop gardens are an excellent idea, especially in winter. But before you start planting, you need to consider several things in winter rooftop gardening. Check here for the best and perfect tips to get started.

 

Building Code

 

First, check your building codes to ensure that your local building codes will allow you to plant on the roof. If you are living in a rented apartment, talk to the building owners to see whether they allow gardening in the shared space.

 

Read More: IFAD supports smallholder farmers with nutritious homestead vegetable gardening kits

 

Access

 

Do you even think about access to your materials and supplies in and out? If you live in an apartment or flat and on a higher floor like 6th or 7th or more than the higher floor, make sure you can use the elevator.

 

Privacy

 

Many rooftops are adjoined by neighboring buildings. If your rooftop garden can disturb others, it won’t be honest at all. So make sure your garden is just in your area.

 

Containers

 

Containers are one of the most artistic items in a rooftop garden. Take time and choose and select your rooftop containers patiently. Besides, you need to keep in mind the size, weight, and material when choosing your rooftop containers.

 

Read More: Possible Food Crisis: Vegetable gardening at courtyards of 6.5 lakh houses planned

 

Remember, you will need containers that are large enough for the roots of whatever plants you choose. As the amount of soil needed will vary, research your choices before you plant them. If you search, you will find a lot of plants that will be labeled as “Great for containers.”

 

The weight of the container is a great issue as you need to think about how much your rooftop can support. Containers become heavier when you water them.

 

Containers made with traditional materials; clay, terra cotta, and cement are quite heavy. However, plastic pots and the newer synthetic containers are light naturally enough. You can lift them easily. Make sure you also consider balancing the height of your plants. For a windy rooftop, you have to choose heavier containers.

 

Read More: 10 houseplants that are bad for your pets

 

Soil

 

Some think about soil in the last when they are planning to make a garden. But soil should be the first and most important part of your garden. Remember, you need good soil for healthy plants. When your soil is good and fertile, you don’t work hard for your garden.

 

If you are planning to grow your plants in containers and raised beds, you will have the advantage of bringing in soil. You will have huge good potting mixes on the market. Besides, you can combine 3 parts of compost to make good manure. Make sure you make a hole in each pot so that additional water runs away and keep the soil moderately wet as so much wet soil makes the plants spoil.

 

Plants

 

When you are going to choose a rooftop plant, you should consider some things. So, you have to choose drought-tolerant plants for rooftop gardens as most rooftops get very hot during the day. Besides, don’t forget to consider the sun exposure and hardiness zone.

 

Read More: Top 10 Bathroom Plants to grow in humid environment of shower

 

Rooftops hold heat and so they create weather that drifts about a zone higher than a garden on the ground would be. Therefore, you have to plant plants that can handle the heat.

 

As a list of certified rooftop plants is not available, you need to follow some tips to choose rooftop plants. You can avoid tall trees and focus on small trees for your winter roof gardening.

 

You can choose plants with limited root systems that don’t need a lot of soil. They can be herbs, vegetables, and smaller to mid-sized perennials. Remember trees and shrubs require more soil, larger pots, and above all more caring that you may not afford in your busy life.

 

Read More: How Can One Person Reduce Environmental Pollution?

 

Fertilizer

 

You must remember that Container plants will need regular fertilizer. A great potting mix can be exhausted over time, as plants take up the nutrients and the water leaches them out. When a plant grows and becomes large, it requires more water. The type of fertilizer you use will direct you on how often and how much you will need to fertilize through its instructions. However, fertilizing every 2–3 weeks is sufficient.

 

You will find many good fertilizers on the market. Make sure you choose more organic ones. A water-soluble fertilizer is also available in the market and you can choose it as it is the fastest way to get the nutrients to your plants.

 

Tools

 

You don’t need so many tools for a rooftop container garden as you would for a traditional ground-level garden. As you have to do a lot of scooping and filling, you need just a trowel and perhaps a soil scoop at first. Moreover, a small tarp will be essential for you when you are emptying soil, to keep from making a mess.

 

Read More: Healthy plants can protect environment, boost economies: FAO

 

Plus, the other fundamental tool you need is a good pair of pruners, to prune and clean plants. Actually, the tools you require depend on what you’re growing and how much maintenance you intend to do.

 

However, you have to also remember that a rooftop garden will be subject to pests and problems also. As insects can fly and can spore, you will need to monitor your plants and try to catch problems while they’re small. You can keep your plants healthy and stress-free by feeding and watering them well. By maintaining all the possible ways you will limit their problems.

 

Electrical Wiring

 

Electricity isn’t mandatory but if you have an electrical connection to your roof, it will be easier for you to take care of your plants at night and also when you are busy in the daytime. Besides, you can enjoy the beauty of your garden with your family or lovely ones. However, if it is not possible to electrify your rooftop, you can use candles that are the best lighting for weeding and enjoying the beauty of the garden.

 

Read More: Grow more food, keep enough stock to avert any crisis: PM Hasina

 

Make a Plan

 

Check the space size of your rooftop as you have to put a lot of things associated with gardening including tools, fertilizer, compost, buckets, etc. If the space of your rooftop is limited, it will be hard for you to keep all things in the limited area. When your space is limited, you can consider the shelves that will help you to cover the area.

 

However, you have to account for how much you are willing to spend. Consider your budget first and then make a plan for your winter roof gardening. Remember, you need to buy some essential things to make a roof garden. Plus, you may need to do more structural work to support and take care of your gardening to make it look elegant.

 

Bottom Line

 

It is a great idea to make a roof garden in winter but make sure you do proper research to learn how to cultivate fresh herbs and vegetables, keep the plants alive, use compost to make your plants healthy, and use insecticides to free your garden from pests. Seasonal roof terrace design ideas can also help you to build an amazing garden this winter.

 

Source: United News of Bangladesh

 

Brazil vs Serbia live stream FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 watch LIVE: Where and how to watch online and on TV Channel, predicted XI

Brazil enter the 2022 FIFA World Cup as favourites to win the trophy for the sixth time, and they kick off their Group H campaign against Serbia on Friday, November 25. Know here all the details related to the live streaming of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Brazil vs Serbia.

 

Brazil will begin their 2022 World Cup campaign when they face Serbia on Thursday in Group G. The two teams are joined by Switzerland and Cameroon in the group, with the Brazilians and Swiss viewed as the favorites to advance. But Tite’s team enters the tournament as one of the favorites to win the whole thing as the South Americans look for their sixth crown.

 

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022: Portugal vs Ghana Team News, Predicted XI , Live Streaming

 

This tournament will realistically be the last global event of Neymar’s prime years, and the mercurial forward has been in superb form for Paris Saint-Germain of late.

 

Serbia should have designs on a strong run at the tournament, having topped a European qualifying group that also featured Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal.

 

Let`s find below the match details, Live streaming, Predicted XI and records.

 

Read More: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022: Brazil vs Serbia match schedule, probable line-up, where to watch live

 

Where to watch Live Streaming Brazil vs Serbia FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

 

If you prefer, you can also watch the match on a number of legal streaming platforms such as Fubo, Vidgo, Sling TV, Peacock TV and YouTube TV.

 

Where and how to watch FIFA World Cup 2022 Brazil vs Serbia live in Bangladesh?

 

Bangladesh viewers can watch the match live on all of these channels: T Sports, PTE LTD and Viacom 18.

 

Bangladesh viewers can also enjoy live stream online the World Cup games on Toffee, the digital platform powered by Banglalink.

 

Brazil vs Serbia live stream on Facebook and YouTube

 

Besides, many Facebook pages and YouTube channels also live the match

 

How to watch Brazil vs Serbia live stream in India

 

In India, the World Cup is being televised on Sports18, but every game is being shown for free and in 4K via the JioCinema app. You can live stream Qatar vs Ecuador from 9.30pm IST on Sunday night.

 

Coverage is available in Hindi, English, Malayalam, Bengali and Tamil, and the JioCinema app is compatible with Chromecast, so you can get a big-screen experience.

 

Anyone outside of India who wants to watch their home World Cup coverage can just pick up a good VPN and follow the instructions above to safely live stream the action.

 

How to watch Brazil vs Serbia live stream in Australia

 

Football fans in Australia can watch Qatar vs Ecuador, along with every World Cup 2022 game, on free-to-air SBS. You can tune in on TV or live stream Brazil vs Serbia live stream using SBS On Demand.

 

Just be warned that Qatar vs Ecuador kicks off at 3am AEDT in the early hours of Monday morning, with coverage beginning at 2am.

 

SBS on Demand is free to use and works on a range of smart devices including mobile phones, smart TVs and web browsers.

 

How to watch Brazil vs Serbia live stream World Cup 2022 soccer in the US without cable

 

Soccer fans in the US can watch Brazil vs Serbia on FS1 and Peacock TV, with kick-off set for 11am ET / 8am PT on Sunday morning.

 

FS1 shares TV rights to the 2022 World Cup group stage with Fox, but Fox will be showing every game of the knockouts.

 

Read More: Portugal vs Ghana live stream, FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 watch LIVE: Where and how to watch online and on TV Channel, predicted XI

 

Brazil vs Serbia live stream without cable

 

If you don’t have cable TV, a cord-cutting service is what you need for instant access to Fox and FS1. Sling Blue is the cheapest option. It’s $40 per month but you can get your first month half-price with this discount.

 

FuboTV is another good option. It carries both Fox and FS1, and over 100 channels besides, and allows you to watch the World Cup 2022 in 4K HDR. It’s more expensive at $69.99 a month, but first there’s a FREE FuboTV trial.

 

Every game of the World Cup is also being shown on Peacock TV, but the catch is that commentary will be in Spanish. To make up for that, Portugal vs Ghana live stream and a few other games are being shown for FREE. The Peacock price comes in at $4.99 a month and the service also offers live coverage of the NFL, EPL and WWE.

 

If you subscribe to Sling, Peacock or any other US streaming service, and find yourself unable to access coverage because you’re out of the country, consider using a VPN – we rate ExpressVPN as the best of the best.

 

How to watch Brazil vs Serbia live stream in UK

 

Football fans in the UK can watch a England vs Iran live stream for free on BBC iPlayer, along with many more World Cup 2022 games, as coverage of the tournament is split evenly between the BBC and ITV.

 

England vs Iran kicks-off at 4pm GMT on Sunday afternoon, with coverage beginning at 3pm.

 

Every BBC game will be on BBC TV channels in HD and also live streamed on BBC iPlayer in glorious 4K HDR. Just make sure you possess a valid TV license and that your device is 4K-compatible with iPlayer.

 

Away from home in the UK right now? No worries:

 

Use ExpressVPN to watch BBC iPlayer from abroad.

 

BBC iPlayer is free to use and works across a wide range of devices including smart TVs, laptops, games consoles, mobile phones, tablets and streaming sticks. You can watch all the other World Cup 2022 live streams for free on ITV Hub.

 

How to watch Brazil vs Serbia live stream in Canada

 

TSN is the place to watch every 2022 World Cup soccer game in Canada. If you get the channel as part of your cable deal, you’ll be able to log in with the details of your provider for access to a Qatar vs Ecuador live stream.

 

Kick-off is at 11am ET / 8am PT on Sunday morning, with coverage beginning at 9am ET / 6am PT.

 

If you don’t have cable, you can subscribe to TSN on a streaming-only basis for $19.99 a month or $199.90 per year.

 

If you decide to subscribe, or already have, remember you can take your favorite sports streaming service with you wherever you go – just try our No. 1 overall rated VPN 100% risk-free for 30-days and follow the instructions

 

How to watch live Brazil vs Serbia Match live from Iran and others country?

 

If you’re abroad during World Cup 2022, and want to tune into your usual home coverage, you’ll most likely find yourself geo-blocked and will need to use a VPN to unlock your access.

 

A VPN is a piece of software that allows you to change your apparent location and World 2022 live streams from any country and streaming service you need. They’re easy to use and super-secure. We rate ExpressVPN as the best VPN for streaming.

 

When and Where is Brazil vs Serbia Match

 

When, Where and What time will the FIFA World Cup 2022 Brazil vs Serbia match be played?

 

The FIFA World Cup match between Brazil and Serbia will be played on November 24 at the Stadium 974 at 10:00 am (CDT) and will be broadcast live on TV on FOX.

 

Read More: FIFA World Cup 2022: Young Spain rout experienced Costa Rica 7-0

 

Brazil and Serbia projected starting 11

 

Predicted lineup

 

Brazil XI (4-2-3-1) vs Serbia

 

Alisson; Danilo, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Alex Sandro; Fred, Casemiro; Neymar, Paqueta, Raphinha; Richarlison.

 

Serbia XI (3-4-1-2) vs Brazil

 

  1. Milinkovic-Savic; Milenkovic, S. Mitrovic, Pavlovic; Zivkovic, Gudelj, Milinkovic-Savic, Tadic; Kostic; Vlahovic, Tadic.

 

Head-to-Head Stats

 

Brazil and Serbia have only twice gone head-to-head against each other. Serbia last played their game against Brazil in the 2018 World Cup in Russi, which the Selecao won by two goals to nil.

 

Played: 2

 

Brazil: 2

 

Serbia: 0

 

Drawn: 0

 

Brazil quick facts

 

Current FIFA world ranking: 1

 

World Cup titles: 5 (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002)

 

World Cup appearances: 22

 

How they qualified: Qualified automatically from CONMEBOL (1st place)

 

Coach: Tite

 

Key players: Neymar, Thiago Silva, Casemiro, Alisson Becker

 

Serbia quick facts

 

Current FIFA world ranking: 21

 

World Cup titles: 0

 

World Cup appearances: 12

 

How they qualified: Qualified from UEFA via playoffs

 

Coach: Dragan Stojkovic

 

Key players: Aleksandar Mitrovic, Luka Jovic, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Dusan Tadic

 

Source: United News of Bangladesh

Govt extends validity of IRC, ERC to 5 years

The Ministry of Commerce has extended the validity of both the Import Registration Certificate (IRC) and Export Registration Certificate (ERC) to five years from one year.

 

The ministry in a notification said that as part of the ease of doing business and following the demand from businesses in the country, the government has decided to extend the registration validity for IRC and ERC.

 

Read more: BGMEA for ensuring workers’ health, well-being for improving productivity

 

The traders can get IRC or ERC as per the requirement of 1 to 5 years by paying the necessary fees. The tenure will be counted from the issuing date of the certificate. The IRC and ERC are renewable.

 

The trade bodies and businesses have been demanding extension of the tenure and a hassle-free renewal system for a long time.

 

Source: United News of Bangladesh

 

‘If you withdraw money from banks and keep it at home, thieves will be encouraged’

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday (November 24, 2022) categorically denounced “rumours that banks are facing acute liquidity crisis”.

 

“It’s a blatant lie that there is no money in the banks,” she said while addressing a massive public rally at the district stadium in Jashore, organised by local Awami League.

 

Sheikh Hasina said that on Wednesday (November 23, 2022) she had a meeting with Bangladesh Bank governor and other concerned officials.

 

“There is enough money in the banks,” she assured.

 

Read more: PM’s Japan visit will happen soon, Shahriar Alam says

 

She said that some people are talking about forex reserves. “There is no problem with forex reserves,” she added.

 

She also said that some people are spreading a lie that there is no money in the banks, and paying heed to that rumour, some are withdrawing money from banks.

 

“If you withdraw money from banks and keep it at home, thieves will be encouraged to steal the money. It is just creating an opportunity for the thieves,” she said.

 

She said that remittances are coming in, foreign investments are happening, export income has gone up, and tax collection has been increased as well.

 

Read more: PM reaches Jashore, speaks at President Parade in BAF Academy

 

“While other countries are facing serious debacles due to global recession, Bangladesh is still going strong,” she said.

 

She urged people not to pay heed to any rumour. “It is BNP’s job to spread rumours all the time, you know that,” she added.

 

The prime minister said that BNP had never done anything for the welfare of the country and its people. “They have always engaged in looting when they were in power,” she said.

 

She mentioned that during its 2001-06 tenure, BNP left foreign currency reserves at USD 2.5 billion only. When AL formed the government in 2009, forex reserves were USD 5 billion after the caretaker government’s regime.

 

Read More: No liquidity crisis in banks: ABB

 

During the coronavirus pandemic there was no export and import, as a result forex reserves accumulated to USD 48 billion, she said.

 

Sheikh Hasina, also the AL president, said to procuring Covid-19 vaccines, fertiliser, rice and wheat for the people, the government has spent money.

 

“It (forex reserve) did not go anywhere, it was spent for the welfare of the people,” she said.

 

“We have invested in various works, giving stimulus for export, agriculture and giving deficit money which accumulated up to USD 8 billion,” she said.

 

Read More: No forex crisis from Jan 2023, Bangladesh Bank Gov says

 

AL general secretary Obaidul Quader, AL MP elected from Khulna Sheikh Helal, AL presidium members Md. Abdur Razzak, Piyush Kanti Bhattacharya and Jahangir Kabir Nanak also spoke at the rally.

 

Jashore District AL president Shahidul Islam Milon presided over the rally. District Awami League General Secretary Shahin Chaklader conducted the Jashore rally.

 

Source: United News of Bangladesh

 

PM’s Japan visit will happen soon, Shahriar Alam says

State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam on Thursday hinted at the possibility of rescheduling Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s official visit to Japan.

 

“The visit will soon take place. We have not made any official announcement regarding the visit,” he told reporters, noting that the date will be announced later.

 

After a bilateral meeting between him and Japanese State Minister for Foreign Affairs Takei Shunsuke, held at InterContinental Dhaka today, State Minister Shahriar Alam interacted with journalists present there.

 

Read more: Iran’s deputy foreign minister and Shahriar Alam discuss bilateral cooperation

 

Shahriar Alam said there are many aspects in diplomacy, and changes take place even at the last moment.

 

“You heard about a date but the visit is not taking place on that date, considering the current circumstances,” he said.

 

Japan’s internal affairs minister resigned on Sunday, becoming the third cabinet member to leave in less than a month in a severe blow to Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, international media reported.

 

Shahriar Alam said there are some agreements and MoUs which will be signed during the prime minister-level talks.

 

Read more: Bangladesh seeks direct shipping connectivity, PTA with Sri Lanka

 

Earlier, Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen told the media that the visit might take place from November 29.

 

On Wednesday evening, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen said Japan is ready to receive a Bangladesh delegation led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to further deepen the relations between the two countries.

 

“Bangladesh-Japan relations are very deep. It will further be deepened through the visit,” he told reporters.

 

Momen said Japan is keen to elevate the comprehensive relations to a strategic one. “We like each other.”

 

Source: United News of Bangladesh

Bangladesh reports 20 more Covid cases, zero death

Bangladesh reported 20 more Covid cases in 24 hours till Thursday morning.

 

With the new numbers, the caseload rose to 2,036,469, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

 

The total fatalities remained unchanged at 29,431 as no death was reported during this period.

 

The daily case test positivity dropped to 0.65 per cent from Wednesday’s 0.87 per cent as 3,067 samples were tested during the period.

 

Read more: Bangladesh reports 33 more Covid cases, zero death

 

The mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.45 percent while the recovery rate rose to 97.49 per cent.

 

In October, the country reported 60 Covid-linked deaths and 10,043 cases.

 

Bangladesh registered its highest daily caseload of 16,230 on July 28 last year and daily fatalities of 264 on August 10 the same year.

 

Source: United News of Bangladesh

Japanese footballers find the energy to clean up locker room after beating Germany, win over internet

In the 2022 FIFA World Cup group stage encounter on Wednesday in Qatar, Japan earned a historic first-ever victory over Germany. Besides earning accolades worldwide for their prowess on the field, the Japanese national team won over the internet for an amazing gesture. After defeating Germany, the Japanese footballers cleaned their locker area and left it spotless rather than only celebrating their triumph.

 

“After a historic victory against Germany at the #FIFAWorldCup on Match Day 4, Japan fans cleaned up their rubbish in the stadium, whilst the @jfa_samuraiblue left their changing room at Khalifa International Stadium like this. Spotless.” – FIFA tweeted with a photo of the locker room.

 

Japanese footballers thank-you note

 

Japanese footballers also left a “thank you” note behind. Photo collected from Twitter.

 

In the image, the counter in the middle of the room is nicely placed with towels, water bottles, and leftover food containers. Along with some folded paper cranes, the Japanese crew also left a letter that read “thank you” in both Japanese and Arabic.

 

Read more: Belgium’s foreign minister wears ‘One Love’ armband when meeting FIFA president during her country’s World Cup match

 

The post-match clean-up process that Japanese supporters are famous for continued in the meantime. After their team had won 2-1, the Japanese fans at Khalifa International Stadium stayed behind to pick up the trash rather than to celebrate the victory. As soon as the stadium began to empty, Japanese fans could be seen retrieving disposable light blue trash bags. Walking across the stadium, they could be seen stooping to pick up broken cups, bottles, food wrappers, and even discarded German flags.

 

Social media users were moved by the act of kindness and in awe of Japanese culture and traditions. One user said, “It’s not just the fans, the players after a gruelling match and the adrenaline rush of one of their greatest wins ever… found the energy and calm to clean up their dressing room. Spot the origami they’ve left behind too. Just so much admiration for their commitment to cleanliness.”

 

Read more: Brazil vs Serbia live stream FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 watch LIVE: Where and how to watch online and on TV Channel, predicted XI

 

The Japanese footballers’ gesture of cleaning up the locker room after overcoming Germany in a FIFA World Cup 2022 Group match was admirable. Responding to netizens’ appreciation, one Japanese fan wrote: “We are Japanese, and we do not leave waste behind us, and we respect the place.”

 

Source: United News of Bangladesh

 

Dengue: 519 cases, one death reported in 24 hrs

With another death from dengue recorded in 24 hours till Thursday morning, the official death toll from the mosquito-borne disease rose to 241 this year.

 

During this time, 519 more patients, including 258 in Dhaka city, were hospitalised, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

 

Read more: Dengue: Death toll rises to 240 as 3 more die

 

The latest death was reported from Dhaka division.

 

The latest number took Dhaka division’s death toll to 148.

 

A total of 2,022 dengue patients, including 1,142 in the capital, are now receiving treatment at hospitals across the country.

 

Read more: Dengue cases cross 50,000 mark; Death toll now 216

 

The DGHS has recorded 54,924 dengue cases and 52,661 recoveries so far this year.

 

Source: United News of Bangladesh

Govt’s cooperation needed for holding fair election: CEC

The government’s willingness and overall cooperation are needed to hold a successful and fair election, said Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Habibul Awal on Thursday.

 

“Without the govt’s sincere will and cooperation, it may not be possible to make the election successful to the desired extent,” he said in response to a question from reporters at the Nirbachan Bhaban.

 

Besides, it will not be possible to hold the election in a fair and credible manner with the help of police and army only if the political parties themselves do not maintain a balance, he added.

 

If there is no consensus among the political parties, the Election Commission will not be able to hold a fair election, said the CEC.

 

Read more: CEC appreciates environment of local govt polls

 

“Understanding among political parties , their cooperation and a conducive environment need to be created for holding a fair election,” he said.

 

Regarding the dialogue among the political parties, he said no decision has been taken yet on another round of dialogue, but more dialogue needs to be held.

 

The CEC said, “In our existing system, the government is not the Awami League. Government has a different entity.”

 

“If there is no cooperation from the ministries, departments of the government, then it may not be possible to make the election successful. And so the political leaders are saying that dialogue is very crucial. We see there is no dialogue between the political parties. We think this is very necessary.”

 

He said he wants to convey this message to the political leaders through the media.

 

“I do not believe that a fair election will be possible by showing off power on the streets,” Awal said, referring to the political leaders who are saying that there will be a test of strength on the streets.

 

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He urged them to participate in the election and compete maintaining the rules and regulations in the election field.

 

Democratic election is not possible without ‘effective competition, the CEC said adding, “Because we cannot create a balance with the police, it will be created only through healthy competition among political parties.”

 

Source: United News of Bangladesh