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Disagreements continue over Adaptation Fund Board membership

Madrid, 5 Dec (TWN) — Discussions on the membership of the Adaptation Fund Board continued to be contentious at the ongoing climate talks in Madrid, with developing countries calling for a procedural discussion on the matter, and developed countries calling for changing the composition of the AF Board through a substantive decision. Read More »

Nine Buet students expelled from dormitories over ragging

17 others face suspension for different terms Dhaka, Nov 28 – Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) authorities have taken punitive actions against 26 students for their involvement in ragging in two dormitories. Of them, nine were expelled from two residential halls and suspended from academic activities for different terms while 17 others were suspended from the halls for ... Read More »

SC order on HC injunction over Tk 126bn GP dues Nov 24

Dhaka, Nov 18 – The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Monday deferred its order until November 24 on a petition filed by the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) seeking a stay on the High Court order that issued an interim injunction for two months against the realisation of Tk. 12,580 crore due from Grameenphone. Read More »

Talks with Cameron: Suu Kyi lies over Rohingyas’ identity

Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, during her conversation with former British prime minister David Cameron, claimed that Rohingyas are not from her country but are Bangladeshis, reports Newsweek. Cameron unveiled a new book on Thursday about his time in office between 2010 and 2016. The book, titled ‘For the Record’, recounts his meeting with Suu Kyi where she ... Read More »

Tibetan vocabulary takes over 1,500 new words, expressions

More than 1,500 new words and expressions have been added to Tibetan vocabulary since 2018, authorities from southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region said. The list includes frequently used expressions in politics, finance, the internet, over 500 terms related to electric power and 150-plus terms involving Tibetan Opera and traditional Tibetan dances, according to the regional committee on the standardization of ... Read More »

9-year-old boy has built over 30 mobile games

Seated in a stylish living room of a home in a suburb of Nigeria’s commercial center, Lagos, Basil Okpara Jr. is tapping away on his laptop keyboard. The 9-year-old is building a hide and seek game, using a free programming application called Scratch 2. Scratch 2 allows users to create games, animations, and stories online or offline. So far, Basil ... Read More »

Privacy watchdogs warn Facebook over Libra currency

Global privacy regulators joined forces Tuesday to demand guarantees from Facebook on how it will protect users’ financial data when it launches its planned cryptocurrency, Libra. The watchdogs from Australia, the US, EU, Britain, Canada and other countries issued an open letter calling on Facebook to respond to more than a dozen concerns over how it will handle sensitive personal ... Read More »

Privacy missteps cast cloud over digital assistants

A series of privacy missteps in recent months has raised fresh concerns over the future of voice-controlled digital assistants, a growing market seen by some as the next frontier in computing. Recent incidents involving Google, Apple and Amazon devices underscore that despite strong growth in the market for smart speakers and devices, more work is needed to reassure consumers that ... Read More »