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Peaceful BNP demos in districts for Khaleda’s release

Dhaka, July 02 – The BNP on Tuesday staged peaceful demonstrations and brought out processions at district and city levels across the country protesting the increase of gas prices and demanding release of party chairperson Khaleda Zia. Speaking the demonstrations, the opposition leaders termed the government decision of increasing the gas prices anti-people and demanded not to execute the decision. ... Read More »

Chattogram Abahani earn 3-0 win over Sheikh Russel

Dhaka – Chattogram Abahani Limited earned a facile 3-0 goals win over Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra in the 13-team Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Tuesday. Striker Mohammed Sohel Mia netted two and Gambian striker Mamadou Bah scored one goal for Chattogram Abahani. With day’s well-merited victory, Chattogram Abahani advanced to the 6th slot ... Read More »

Mustafiz 2nd Bangladesh bowler to record 5-wicket haul

Dhaka- Bangladeshi left-arm medium pacer Mustafizur Rahman became the second Bangladeshi bowler to grab five wickets in the ICC Cricket World Cup after Shakib Al Hasan. Shakib emerged as the first Bangladeshi bowler to record a five-wicket haul. His feat came during the match against Afghanistan in the current edition of the World Cup. He conceded 29 runs in 10 ... Read More »

Bangladesh lose Soumya, Mushfiqur

Dhaka – Bangladesh’s chase of 315 against India started to look tough after the Tigers lost the wickets of Soumya Sarkar and Mushfiqur Rahim at Edgbaston on Tuesday. Soumya failed to play a big innings in spite of settling down in the wicket. He fell prey to Hardik Pandya adding 33 on the board. Mushfiqur was removed by Yuzvendra Chahal ... Read More »

Hasina’s proposal to make any Indo-Pacific initiative success

Dalian (China), July 2 (UNB) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday placed a five-point proposal, including creation of an environment of peace and fair competition by all countries staying away from rivalries, to make any Indo-Pacific initiative a success. “Over a 5-decade of my journey in politics tells me that any initiative in Indo-Pacific should include creation of an ... Read More »

Muslim Bollywood star quits acting

A Bollywood actor who starred in India’s highest-grossing film said she is quitting acting because it is incompatible with her Islamic faith, sparking a social media storm. In a lengthy social media post published yesterday , Zaira Wasim said she was leaving the profession because becoming a Bollywood star had “damaged” her relationship with God. The 18-year-old won major awards ... Read More »

Which heart patients need stents?

Nearly every day for the past month Roxana Mehran, an interventional cardiologist at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, and her colleagues have been getting calls from patients wondering if their stents were really necessary. Yes, the doctor assures them, they were prime candidates to receive a stent, a small device used to prop open clogged arteries in patients ... Read More »

Cuban centenarians, aim for 120

Looking into a mirror, Delia Barrios applies blush and lipstick — she wants to look her best for her 102nd birthday celebration, when she will be surrounded by loved ones. Barrios is one of more than 2,000 people in impoverished Cuba who are 100 years or old — a reality that has piqued the interest of experts, and led some ... Read More »

Sayeed Babu wants new beginning through ‘Naw Dorai’

Entertainment Desk Popular face of the small screen Sayeed Babu has already acted in several movies. In last year’s Eid, he came into limelight acting in role of a villain in movie ‘Poramon-2’. Later, he concentrated to acting in big screen. Recently he acted in a challenging role in movie ‘Naw Dorai’. Tanim Rahman Angshu has made the movie. Trailer ... Read More »

Mahatma Gandhi Smriti Foundation organised discussion

Culture Desk Mahatma Gandhi Smriti Foundation recently organised a discussion and felicitation programme at Hotel Ornate, Bijoynagar in the city. Professor Dr Kamal Uddin Ahmed, Vice-Chancellor of Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University was present as the chief guest at the award giving ceremony. Mohammad Galib Hossain, managing director of Envirotech International Ltd receives the ‘Mahatma Gandhi Peace Award 2019’ from the chief ... Read More »

Women’s rights are key in slowing down population

By Sivananthi Thanenthiran UNITED NATIONS, Jun 25 2019 (IPS) – The increase in world population by 2 billion in the next 30 years will present a serious global challenge especially if we do not find new paradigms of development thought and renewed global political leadership. Our region, the Asia and the Pacific region is already home to 60 per cent ... Read More »

Liberalism and developing countries

By Leila Yasmine Khan and Daud Khan AMSTERDAM/ROME, Jun 24, 2019 (IPS) – As China rapidly replaces Europe and the USA as the key player in developing countries, the Western press is full of articles about the dangers of dealing with the Chinese. China, it is said, is not liberal and not democratic and hence is not a trustworthy partner ... Read More »

Ershad put on life support at military hospital: Minister

Dhaka, July 1 (UNB) – Health Minister Zahid Malik on Monday evening said Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad, now undergoing treatment at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) here, has been put on life support as his condition turned critical. Talking to reporters after vising Ershad at the CMH, the minister said, “His (Ershad’s) condition can be described as critical. He ... Read More »

Floating Antarctic ice goes from record high to record lows

Washington, Jul 2 (AP/UNB) — The amount of ice circling Antarctica is suddenly plunging from a record high to record lows, baffling scientists. Floating ice off the southern continent steadily increased from 1979 and hit a record high in 2014. But three years later, the annual average extent of Antarctic sea ice hit its lowest mark, wiping out three-and-a-half decades ... Read More »

BD High Court declares all rivers as living entities

Dhaka, July 1 (UNB) – The High Court has observed that Bangladesh’s existence depends on the protection of rivers. “The country will survive, beloved Bangladesh will survive if the rivers are protected,” it said. The HC bench of Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury and Justice M Ashraful Kamal came up with the observations in the full verdict declaring the Turag River ... Read More »

UN envoy to ‘ring alarm bell’ if no action taken on Rohingya

United Nations, Jul 2 (AP/UNB) — The U.N. envoy for Myanmar said Monday that progress on alleviating the crisis that led more than 720,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to neighboring Bangladesh has been slow and if there is no action it will be time to “ring the alarm bell.” Christine Schraner-Burgener was responding to frustrated speeches and questions from many ... Read More »

Daring Rifat murder key accused Nayon killed in ‘gunfight’

Barguna, July 2 (UNB) – Prime accused in the Rifat Sharif murder case Sabbir Ahmed alias Nayon Bond was killed in a reported gunfight with police in Sadar upazila early Tuesday. Officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station Abir Mohammad Hossain said a team of police, led by Additional Superintendent of Police Shahjahan, conducted a drive in Purakata Ferryghat area around 4:15am ... Read More »

Don’t recall Apollo 11? Global festivities have you covered

Dhaka, Jul 2 (AP/UNB) – You can run a race, hit a museum, shoot off a rocket or count down to the moment 50 years ago that Neil Armstrong first stepped foot on the moon. There’s no shortage of events and exhibits celebrating the historic moon landing. Museums, galleries, concert halls, movie theatres and towns with an Apollo 11 connection ... Read More »

Tigers confident to beat India

Dhaka, July 2, 2019 – Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza was not inclined to loss his sleep, thinking too much about India’s strength as he believed that his side can beat anybody else if they can play to their true potential. The Tigers have the experience to beat India in World Cup in 2007, when a youthful stunned India by ... Read More »

Is there a co-relation between human development & SDGs?

By Pedro Conceição UN, Jul 1 2019 (IPS) – “People are the real wealth of nations,” began the first Human Development Report (HDR). That 1990 report marked a turning point in the global development debate. During the second half of the 20th century there were growing concerns about the tyranny of gross domestic product (GDP). Many decision-makers seemed to believe ... Read More »

Indigenous rights approach a remedy to climate change crisis

By Friday Phiri Jun 29, 2019 (IPS) – The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) was held in Bonn, Germany to rally behind a new approach to achieving a future that is more inclusive and sustainable than the present – through the establishment of secure and proper rights for all. On Jun. 22 and 23, experts, political leaders, NGOs and indigenous peoples ... Read More »

Time for postcapitalism

by Paul Mason Paul Mason continues his sketch of a postcapitalist world by drawing out its implications for something in increasingly short supply—time. If we are lucky, the world stands on the brink of a rapid transition beyond carbon. We know how the post-carbon transition will be measured: the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and other bodies have created fairly ... Read More »