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Imran, Indira take oath of office

Dhaka, July 13 – State Minister Imran Ahmad, who was promoted to a full minister, and newly appointed State Minister Fazilatunnesa Indira took oath of office on Saturday. President Abdul Hamid administered the oath to them at the Darbar Hall of Bangabhaban in the evening. Read More »

Tamim tuning up his batting ahead of Sri Lanka tour

Dhaka – Bangladesh’s dashing opener Tamim Iqbal started tuning up his batting with hard practices at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Saturday, ahead of this month’s Sri Lanka tour to play three ODI matches against the Island nation. Tamim was found very serious and eager in the practice session to get rid of his personal memory of ... Read More »

JFA Football: Mymensingh crush Rangamati 6-0

Dhaka -Mymensingh District crushed Rangamati District by 6-0 goals in the final round of JFA Under-14 National Women’s Football Championship at the Bir Sherestha Shaheed Shipahi Mostafa Kamal Stadium at Kamalapur here on Saturday. SA Simon made a hat-trick scoring five goals while Roxana netted the other lone goal for Mymensingh. In the day’s another match, Rangpur District team beat ... Read More »

Mini Ranji Trophy: BCB XI settle for draw against Vidarbha CA

Dhaka – Touring Bangladesh Cricket Board XI played to a draw against Vidarbha Cricket Association in their first four-day match of the ongoing Dr (Capt) K Thimmappaiah Memorial Cricket Tournament in India, also known as Mini Ranji Trophy, on the 4th and final day on Saturday despite two centuries by Mominul Haque and Nazmul Hossain Shanto and an eight-wicket haul ... Read More »

Let’s talk about sex – and why power matters

By Dr Natalia Kanem UN, Jul 11 2019 (IPS) – Every year on World Population Day (July 11), UNFPA receives queries from journalists about the total number of people around the world. Numbers are indeed important because they help governments develop policies that respond to evolving needs for services such as education and health. Read More »

Poor nations not liable for emissions ‘collected thru ages’

12 July 2019 – Citing climate change as being caused by “emissions accumulated throughout history”, the head of China’s Xiamen Airlines told the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) in New York on Friday that heavy carbon dioxide emitters should “take on greater responsibility” to ameliorate the problem. Read More »

US deciding how to punish ally Turkey over Russian arms deal

Washington, July 12 (AP/UNB) — The U.S. edged closer to crisis Friday with NATO ally Turkey, which began receiving components of a Russian-made air defense system in defiance of Trump administration warnings that the deal would mean economic sanctions and no access to America’s most advanced fighter jet. The Turkish Ministry of Defense announced it received the first shipment of ... Read More »

Earliest modern human skull found outside Africa

Researchers have found the earliest example of our species (modern humans) outside Africa. A skull unearthed in Greece has been dated to 210,000 years ago, at a time when Europe was occupied by the Neanderthals. The sensational discovery adds to evidence of an earlier migration of people from Africa that left no trace in the DNA of people alive today. ... Read More »

Hyder Husyn set to make comeback

Culture Desk Humanitarian singer Hyder Husyn is bringing a new social song for his listeners. This song is about the middle-income class of the country. Lyrics and composition have been completed and now only recording and release await. The song will be released on the YouTube channel of Hyder Husyn. But he cannot confirm when the recording would take place. ... Read More »

The machine that made Moon missions possible

We’ve all been there: you’re working on something important, your PC crashes, and you lose all your progress. Such a failure was not an option during the Apollo missions, the first time ever that a computer was entrusted with handling flight control and life support systems — and therefore the lives of the astronauts on board. Despite an infamous false ... Read More »

Despite financial hurdles, New York still seducing jazz artists

Its lilts and grooves can feel like nostalgic rhythms from a bygone era, but jazz remains a thriving contemporary art form — and its proponents still flock to New York hoping to catch a break. Despite a booming rents that have left few affordable bases for struggling artists of all stripes, jazz musicians tend to consider the American cultural metropolis ... Read More »