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Fifth boat race held in Khulna

Culture Correspondent For the fifth time, Grameenphone has organised the traditional boat race in Ruposha Nodi today. 34 groups will participate in the boat race contest. The 13th edition of the boat racing will be supervised by Khulna City Corporation and it will be organized by Khulna Nagar Samajik and SanskritiKendra (NSSK), according to a press release. Read More »

Me Too movement: Singer Shweta Pandit accuses Anu Malik

Singer Shweta Pandit has joined the long list of women in the Hindi film industry to name and shame their sexual harassers as part of the #Me Too movement raging across the country. She has shared a detailed account of an incident from 17 years ago when music composer Anu Malik allegedly made sexual advances towards her when she was ... Read More »

BepiColombo spacecraft ready for launch

Europe and Japan are set to launch their joint mission to Mercury, the planet closest to the Sun. The partners have each contributed a probe to be despatched on an Ariane rocket from French Guiana. The duo, together known as BepiColombo, are bolted to one another for the seven-year cruise to their destination, and will separate once they arrive. It’s ... Read More »

Facebook sued over video viewing figures

Facebook was aware of inaccuracies in the way it measured how many people viewed video on its site for a year longer than it has previously admitted, court documents have claimed. Newly released papers that are part of a US legal action against the social network, claim that it knew about the problems in 2015. Facebook described the case against ... Read More »

Harry, Meghan kick off their shoes on Bondi Beach

Prince Harry and Meghan kicked off their shoes and went barefoot on Bondi Beach, as they continued their tour of Australia and New Zealand. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex met surfing community group OneWave, as they took part in “Fluro Friday”. That meant there was a lot of neon and colourful garlands to be seen at the session, which ... Read More »

B chy’s Bikalpa Dhaka faces split

Dhaka, Oct 19 – A group of dissident leaders of Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh (BDB) on Friday announced a new committee of the party relieving its president AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury, secretary general Abdul Mannan and joint secretary general Mahi B Chowdhury responsibilities of the party. Read More »

Offender registry not enough to curb sexual violence

India recently launched a sex offender registry to deter sex offenders from perpetrating crimes against women and children by indicating that the government is keeping track of them. The personal details of 440,000 sex offenders who have been convicted for various crimes like “eve-teasing”, child sexual abuse, rape and gang rape will be registered in this database and accessible to ... Read More »

Going above and beyond to end poverty

New ways of measuring poverty shed new light on the challenges ahead. The fight to end extreme poverty is revealing a developing dichotomy. On the one hand, extreme poverty continues to be stubborn in certain parts of the world, while in others it has become minuscule or non-existent. In about half of the world’s countries, less than 3 percent of ... Read More »

Dr. Salim chairs an Int’l Seminar at CU

haka, Oct 18 – Professor DrDrd. Salim Uddin, FCA, FCMA, Chairman, Executive Committee of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited and Chairman, Bangladesh House Building Finance Corporation addressed an international conference titled ‘Re-thinking Development in South Asia’ recently organized by the University of Chittagong. Read More »

প্রেসিডেন্ট দেশ ও জাতিকে রক্ষা করতে পারেন – মুফতী ফয়জুল করীম

ইসলামী আন্দোলন বাংলাদেশ-এর নায়েবে আমীর মুফতী সৈয়দ মুহাম্মদ ফয়জুল করীম বলেছেন, নিরপেক্ষ ও গ্রহণযোগ্য নির্বাচনের দাবি মেনে নিয়ে দেশকে অনিশ্চিত অবস্থা থেকে রক্ষা করতে হবে। Read More »