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Domingo backs the decision of batting first

Kolkata — It came as a surprise when Mominul Haque, the Bangladesh Test captain, opted to bat first in Kolkata Test after winning the toss. Given the inexperience of the Bangladesh batting line up, it was expected from them to bowl first so that they can avoid being tested first up by the world-class pace-bowling attack of India. Right after ... Read More »

UN adopts resolution on natural fibres including jute

Bangladesh’s resolution entitled “Natural Plant Fibres and Sustainable Development” has been adopted by consensus in the plenary of the second committee of the 74th session of the UNGA. The resolution was tabled in September 2019 in this committee and adopted on Thursday, said the Bangladesh Mission at the UN. After several rounds of exhilarating as well as contentious negotiations, the ... Read More »

2 college students die after ‘taking liquor’ in Sirajganj

Two college students died on Friday and eight more fell sick a day after reportedly drinking spurious alcohol in Biara area of Kazipur upazila. The deceased were identified as Saddam Hossain, 21, son of Tozam Hossain, and Russel, 22, son of Korban Ali of the area. But police and upazila administration officials offered different versions about what had happened. Kazipur ... Read More »

Hasina , Mamata open day-night Test match at Eden Garden

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee on Friday rang the ceremonial bell for the opening of the historic day-night Test match between Bangladesh and India at the Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata. The Prime Minister arrived at the Eden Gardens at 12:25pm (local time) and rang the bell at 12:55 pm along with Mamata ... Read More »

Bus minibus collision leaves 10 killed in Munshiganj

Police blamed reckless driving for the fatal accident in Sreenagar upazila on Friday which has so far claimed ten lives. The victims are – Abdur Rashid, 60, Liza, 22, her daughter Tabassum, 4, Ranu Akhter, 24, her son Tahsin, 3, Keramat Ali, 70, Mofizul, 60, Runa Akter, 22, and microbus driver Billal, 28. The accident took place within a few ... Read More »

Teaching nutrition with comics

The Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) is working to harness the power of storytelling by launching a comic book project to teach nutrition to adolescents in Ethiopia and Tanzania. Read More »

Green Steel

By Charlotte KingReprint Beijing, China, Nov 21 2019 (IPS) – How Indonesian craftsmanship is undergoing a revival at the world’s first ‘bamboo university’. Read More »