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Mashrafe 2nd Bangladeshi to take 400 wickets in List-A cricket

Dhaka -Bangladesh ODI captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza on Wednesday has become the second Bangladeshi bowler to scalp 400 wickets in List A cricket. Before him, left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak also scalped 400 wickets in List-A cricket. Mashrafe bagged his 400th List-A wicket when he scalped Irfan Sukkur of Mohammedan Sporting Club at Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishtan. The right-arm pacer is ... Read More »

Premier Cricket: Mosaddek’s all-round show sinks Mohammedan

Dhaka – In the second round of the Super League of ongoing Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League, Abahani Limited beat Mohammedan Sporting Club by 45 runs on Wednesday at BKSP ground, Savar. Mosaddek Hossain, who recently got the chance in the World Cup squad of the Tigers, showed an all-round performance to seal the match for Abahani. Abahani won the ... Read More »

Rishi Kapoor’s all praise for ‘Konttho’ trailer

Entertainment Desk Rishi Kapoor’s all praise for ‘Konttho’ trailer The much-awaited trailer of Shiboprosad Mukherjee and Nandita Roy’s next, ‘Konttho’, is out. The film that had piqued the curiosity of the audience right since its poster was released, is receiving tons of appreciation post the trailer launch. The film revolves around RJ Arjun Mallik who is loved by millions. His ... Read More »

More than 200 arrested at London climate protests

More than 200 people have been arrested in ongoing climate change protests in London that brought parts of the British capital to a standstill, police said Tuesday. Demonstrators began blocking off a bridge and major central road junctions on Monday at the start of a civil disobedience campaign that also saw action in other parts of Europe. The protests were ... Read More »

Solar irrigation infuses new dimension to Barind agriculture

Solar pump irrigation has brought a new dimension in agriculture in the drought-prone Barind tract benefiting its people in many ways. “Solar power irrigation is not only contributing to lessening pressure on fossil fuel driven power supply but also reducing the gradually mounting pressure on groundwater” said Dev Dulal Dhali, Additional Director of Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE). ore than ... Read More »

Taapsee to do yet another project with director Anubhav Sinha

Taapsee Pannu’s last release Badla alongside Amitabh Bachchan received good reviews from one and all. The film definitely kept the audience engrossed till the end and that’s what worked well for its business at the box-office too. Now post the release of Badla, we hear that Taapsee is gearing up for her next project with a director she is extremely ... Read More »

LRB changed their name to ‘Balam and; The Legacy’

Entertainment Desk After the death of LRB frontman Bachchu on October 18, last year, the iconic Bangladeshi rock band announced their new lead vocal Balam Jahangir, a popular singer and former vocalist of the rock band Warfaze. Following the request from the family members of legendary rock musician Ayub Bachchu, his band – LRB has recently changed their name to ... Read More »

Japan for safe repatriation of Rohingyas with UN cooperation

Dhaka, April 17 (UNB) – Japan has laid emphasis on safe, voluntary repatriation of Rohingyas with dignity under the cooperation of the United Nations (UN) noting that there is no “enough” support for them.  “We’ve tremendous tasks to help the displaced people and assist the affected host community. At the same time, it’s of utmost importance to realise their safe, ... Read More »

Deer attack kills man in Australia

Dhaka, Apr 17 (UNN) – A man was killed while a woman suffered life-threatening injuries by a deer in a rare attack on a rural property in the state of Victoria of southern Australia early Wednesday. The injured woman was flown to a hospital for treatment, reports BBC citing local police. A study into deaths caused by animals in Australia ... Read More »

Brunei Sharia: Stoning for homosexuality, extramarital sex

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Apr 15 2019 (IPS) – Over a week ago – on April 3 – Brunei, the tiny South East Asian kingdom on the island of Borneo, announced its citizens would face the full force of the Shariah law. The kingdom has decided to implement the death penalty by stoning as a punishment for homosexuality and extramarital relations, despite ... Read More »

Why prosecution of Julian Assange to trouble press freedom

NEW YORK, Apr 16 2019 (IPS) – After a seven-year standoff at the Ecuadorean embassy in London, British police last week arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange–a development press freedom advocates had long feared. For years, journalists and press freedom advocates worried the U.S. would prosecute Assange under the Espionage Act for the publication of classified information, a scenario that potentially would have set ... Read More »

Civil Society seeks ‘togetherness’ against challenges

By Tharanga Yakupitiyage UN, Apr 16 2019 (IPS) – Increasingly facing restrictions and assault, civil society from around the world have come together to celebrate and promote people power. Organised by CIVICUS, International Civil Society Week (ICSW) brought together civil society organisations and activists to discuss the threats and challenges that they face in a world where arbitrary detention, censorship, ... Read More »

World Bank dispossessing rural poor

By Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis Chowdhury Kuala Lumpur and Sydney, Apr 16 2019 (IPS) – The World Bank’s Enabling the Business of Agriculture (EBA) project, launched in 2013, has sought agricultural reforms favouring the corporate sector. EBA was initially established to support the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, initiated by the G8 to promote private agricultural development ... Read More »

PM pays homage to Bangabandhu on Mujibnagar Day

Dhaka, Apr 17 – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday paid tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the occasion of historic Mujibnagar Day. The Prime Minister paid the homage by placing a wreath at Bangabandhu’s portrait in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi in the city in the morning. After laying the wreath, she ... Read More »

Timely action could have averted Nusrat murder: NHRC

Dhaka, Apr 16 – Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Kazi Reazul Hoque on Tuesday said the murder of the Feni madrasa girl could have been averted had the local administration and the madrasa managing committee took necessary measures in time. “The Commission also thinks police officials concerned showed negligence and committed a crime. There’s also negligence on ... Read More »

No one safe from ‘evil elements in govt’: BNP

Dhaka, Apr 16 – BNP senior leader Nazrul Islam Khan on Tuesday alleged that no one is safe from the clutches of ‘wicked elements in the current government’. “I would like to ask who is in society safe from the grasp of the wicked people in the current government or the administration. No one is safe as the government is ... Read More »

Global governance and Information

VIENNA, Apr 16 2019 (IPS) – The past seventy years since the end of the second world war have been marked by profound changes in our international system. Relations between states have become more horizontally structured interactions with a rising significance of the common good articulated and pursued by newly-created international programmes and organisations. The international agenda increasingly consists of items ... Read More »