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It happens only in India

Sudhirendar Sharma Mention of a railway journey invites memories of the good, and not-so-good travel experiences over time. More than the destination, it is the sheer experience of being on the train journey that replays through awful encounters, amusing anecdotes, and avoidable follies. Yet, there is something compelling that continues to entice people to persist with their train journeys, quite ... Read More »

2nd strike by Bangladesh cricketers in 20 years

Dhaka – Bangladesh cricket on Monday saw the 2nd strike in 20 years as the country’s top cricketers in a sudden move announced to boycott all cricketing activities at home and aboard if Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) does not meet their 11-point demand immediately. They made the announcement in a press conference at the National Cricket Academy Ground in Mirpur. ... Read More »

Gokulam Kerala FC upset Bashundhara Kings 3-1

Chattogram – Sree Gokulam Kerala FC of India made a flying start in the eight-team Sheikh Kamal International Club Cup Football Tournament upsetting Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football Champions Bashundhara Kings by 3-1 goals in their first match at the floodlit MA Aziz Stadium here on Tuesday. Ugandan forward Henry Kisekka netted twice, Trinidad and Tobago midfielder Nathaniel Jude Garcia ... Read More »

Hefajat stages demo in capital to protest Bhola deaths

Dhaka – As part of its countrywide programme, Hefajat-e-Islam staged a demonstration in front of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque on Tuesday protesting the killing of four people in Sunday’s violence in Bhola’s Borhanuddin upazila following a blasphemous Facebook post from a hacked account. Several thousand supporters of Hefajat gathered at the south gate of the national mosque after Zohr prayers ... Read More »

Financing the green transition

By Bertrand Badré and Antoine Sire Paris – Four years after world leaders signed the Paris climate agreement and adopted the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the global environmental crisis shows every sign of worsening. Polar ice and glaciers are melting at an accelerating rate. Read More »

Climate leadership from developing countries

by Lee White, Tanguy Gahouma Libreville – When Gabon ratified the 2015 Paris climate agreement, its real work was just beginning. The main challenge was to find ways to conserve the country’s natu ral environment and address the growing climate crisis, while not limiting economic opportunities for its people. Almost four years later, we have a deeper understanding of the ... Read More »