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EU releases €1.2 million to support Bangladesh flood victims

Dhaka – 3 Oct — In response to the widespread floods that have swept across large parts of Bangladesh in recent weeks, the European Union is providing €1.2 million (BDT 114.2 million) in emergency relief funding to assist the most affected populations. This allocation is part of a larger regional allocation of €2 million in response to floods in South ... Read More »

Burma: US arms sales suspension call faces road block at UNSC

By Thalif Deen UN, Oct 3 (IPS) – When US Ambassador Nikki Haley called for a virtual arms embargo against the repressive and much-maligned military regime in Myanmar, she took a passing shot at two of her fellow veto-wielding, permanent members of the Security Council – namely China and Russia – who are primary arms suppliers to the increasingly politically-isolated ... Read More »

3 Habiganj siblings among 4 to die for murder

Dhaka – A court here on Tuesday sentenced four people, including three siblings, to death and five others to different jail terms for killing a young man during a robbery.The condemned convicts are Dilip Das, Samir Das and Tapu Das, sons of Lal Mohon Das, and Souramohon Das, son of Doyal Das, of Ariamugur village in Baniachang upazila.UNB news agency Read More »

Las Vegas Gunman’s father robbed bank and fled FBI

Stephen Paddock’s father lived a life of crime. In his early 30s, Benjamin Hoskins Paddock, the father of the gunman who opened fire on concertgoers in Las Vegas on Sunday night, killing at least 59 people, sold garbage disposals and worked as a repair man in Tucson. But he also had another source of income: robbing banks. During an 18-month ... Read More »

Women’s Cricket: Abahani beat Khelaghar by 2 wkts

Dhaka – Dhaka Abahani Limited managed a two-wicket victory over Khelaghar Samaj Kallyan Sangha in the Women’s Premier Division Cricket League at BKSP ground-4 in Savar on Tuesday.Sent in to bat first, Khelaghar SKS scored 150 for 7 in stipulated 50 overs with Sampa Mukerjee making the team highest 38 runs off 73 balls hitting six fours. Read More »

Foreign envoys say Myanmar villages burned down

Ambassadors of 20 mostly western countries based in Myanmar in a joint statement has said they saw Rohingya villages were burned to the ground with residents fleeing elsewhere while visiting the Rakhine state, the scene of the violent military crackdown. “We saw villages which had been burned to the ground and emptied of inhabitants . . . The violence must ... Read More »

1st Div Kabaddi: Star SC beat Sunshine

Dhaka – Star Sporting Club managed a hard-fought 40-39 point victory over Sunshine Sporting Club in the opening match of the Metropolis First Division Kabaddi League that began at the Kabaddi Stadium here on Tuesday.In the day’s other match, Swornali Sangsad outplayed Arbachin KC by 72-22 points.Earlier, Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports Arif Khan Joy inaugurated the six-day league ... Read More »

Burma ready to begin Rohingya verification in BD

The Myanmar government on Tuesday said they are ready to begin the verification and repatriation of its nationals crossed over to Bangladesh. Myanmar Union Minister for the Office of the State Counsellor Kyaw Tint Swe reiterated Myanmar’s position on Monday, a commitment made by Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi on September 19. It was recalled that in accordance ... Read More »

Dhaka to sign $4.5b 3rd LoC deal with Delhi

Bangladesh is all set to sign the final $4.5 billion third Line of Credit (LoC) agreement with India on Wednesday as Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley arrived here on Tuesday to witness the signing. As many as 17 projects have been identified for funding with the new line of credit, all of which got the green light from Indian Exim ... Read More »

BNP calls Myanmar repatriation offer as eyewash

BNP on Monday described the decision of Bangladesh and Myanmar to form a joint working group to start the repatriation process of all the Rohingyas staying in Bangladesh as eyewash and deception. “The meeting between Bangladesh and Myanmar is nothing but eyewash. The Foreign Minister’s assertion that Myanmar has agreed to form a joint working group is nothing, but trickery,” ... Read More »

Sweden and Germany first to hold trials on atrocities in Syria

Efforts to bring those responsible for atrocities in Syria before European courts are starting to bear fruit, notably in Swedish and German courts, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. While various authorities in Europe have opened investigations of serious international crimes committed in Syria, Sweden and Germany are the first two countries that have prosecuted and convicted ... Read More »

Justice Sinha sent on forced leave: SC Bar president

Supreme Court Bar Association president Advocate Zainul Abedin on Tuesday said Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha did not go on leave on his own but he was forced to do so. The SCBA president came up with the remark while talking to reporters in front of the bar association building after an emergency meeting over the CJ’s leave. “The Bar ... Read More »

Snake charmer hacked dead in Savar

Dhaka – A snake charmer was hacked to death by miscreants at a Bedey Palli in Porabari area in Savar on Monday night.Police said miscreants attacked Sohel Hossain, son of Nur Hossain, around 7pm and hacked him indiscriminately, leaving him critically injured. Read More »

Barcelona to join Catalonia strike, Pique jeered in Madrid

Dhaka(AP/UNB) – Barcelona is joining a strike to protest against the Spanish government’s actions in Catalonia’s independence vote. Also, outspoken defender Gerard Pique was jeered by spectators at Spain’s training camp in Madrid on Monday.Barcelona said none of its professional or youth teams will practice on Tuesday, and the club headquarters will be closed as a reaction to government attempts ... Read More »

Chess player banned by Iran over hijab switches over to US

Tehran,(AP/UNB) – A young woman banned form the Iranian national chess team, allegedly for attending an international competition without wearing an Islamic headscarf, has joined the U.S. team, an Iranian news agency reported Monday.The semi-official ISNA reported that Dorsa Derakhshani refused to wear the headscarf, known as the hijab, during a February competition in Gibraltar, and joined the U.S. national ... Read More »

Youth ODI: BD U-19 team to play Afghan U-19 side Wednesday

Dhaka- Bangladesh Under-19 Cricket team will play touring Afghanistan Under-19 side in the 4th match of the five-match Youth ODI series at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Wednesday.Hosts Bangladesh Under-19 team made a flying start in the series outplaying Afghanistan U-19 team by huge margin of 145 runs in the opening match at the same venue last Thursday to ... Read More »

New Bluetooth controller provides wireless, web-based access control

Hong Kong, China – Media OutReach – Oct 3, 2017 – Southco Asia Ltd., a subsidiary of Southco Inc., a leading global provider of engineered access solutions such as locks, latches, captive fasteners, electronic access solutions and hinges/ positioning technology, expanded its line of Electronic Access Solutions with an access controller that allows BLUETOOTH® enabled devices, such as a smartphone ... Read More »

Euro enlargement between convergence and (de)financialisation

The White Paper on the future of Europe presented five forward scenarios: (1) delivering a positive reform agenda, (2) focusing on the single market, (3) making additional arrangements for deepening cooperation, (4) focusing on selected policy reforms, and, (5) fostering further reforms in all areas. But there is also a sixth scenario that includes the goal that, in accordance with ... Read More »

Germany: What Happens Next?

Claus Offe The key question now is: What happens next? After the social democrats have (wisely, I think) opted for a role in the opposition, there will be an extended period of bargaining on coalition formation, with only one majority option remaining on the table: the black-yellow-green “Jamaica”. That option is likely to fail. Differences among the participants cannot possibly ... Read More »

Suffering from diabetes? Eating broccoli can help

Eating broccoli sprouts may help diabetes patients manage their blood sugar, according to a new study which offers a much needed alternative to address the worldwide epidemic.Eating broccoli sprouts may help diabetes patients manage their blood sugar, according to a new study which offers a much needed alternative to address the worldwide epidemic. Read More »