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Innovator Barbara Stinson World Food Prize body President

November 12, 2019 – (Des Moines, IA) – The World Food Prize Foundation, the foremost international organization recognizing the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world, announced today that Barbara Stinson has been named President of the organization, effective January 4, 2020. Read More »

Bangladesh eliminated after 2nd defeat

Dhaka – Hosts Bangladesh were eliminated from the first Bangamata Asian Senior Women’s Central Zone International Volleyball Championship after conceding 2nd defeat losing to Nepal by 0-3 sets (7-25, 6-25, 6-25 points) in their 3rd match at Shaheed Suhrawardy National Indoor Stadium in Mirpur on Tuesday. With the 3rd successive win, Nepal reached the final of the five-nation meet. Sunita ... Read More »

ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup begins on Thursday

Dhaka – The eight-nation ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup’2019 will begin on Thursday (Nov 14) at three different venues in Cox’s Bazar, Savar and Mirpur. Bangladesh have been placed in Group B along with runners-up India, Hong Kong and Nepal while Group A team comprises defending champions Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Oman. Manager (Game, Development and HP) Abu Enam ... Read More »

Sheikh Russel Int’l Club Cup Tennis begins Wednesday in Khulna

Khulna – The maiden Sheikh Russel International Club Cup Tennis Tournament’2019, jointly organised by  Khulna District Administration and Khulna Officers Club, begins on Wednesday at Circuit House tennis court here. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the six-day meet through a video conference at 10:30 am from the Gana Bhaban. A total of 64 tennis players from 18 countries — ... Read More »

AL no longer represents independence: BNP

Accusing the ruling party of destroying the Liberation War spirit, BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed on Tuesday said Awami League no longer represents the country’s independence as it is filled with intruders. “Awami League, I think, has no as many freedom fighters as BNP has. They (AL) themselves are saying their party is filled with intruders. This means intruders are ... Read More »

Death toll in Brahmanbaria train collision rises to 16

At least 16 passengers were killed and over 100 others injured in a fatal collision between two trains on Dhaka-Chattogram route in Mandbagh Railway Station in Kasba upazila early Tuesday. The deadly collision between Dhaka-bound Turna Nishita Express from Chattogram and Chattogram-bound Udayan Express from Sylhet took place around 3am, said Deputy Commissioner Hayat-Ud-Dowllah Khan, who visited the spot right ... Read More »

Thousands breathe new life at ICPD 25 Summit in Nairobi

By Joyce Chimbi Nairobi, Kenya, Nov 11 2019 (IPS) – Every day 830 women die while giving life. At least 33,000 girls are forced into child marriage with 11,000 girls undergoing female genital mutilation. These are some of the cruel realities young women face every day. However, there is renewed hope that delegates expected to attend the International Conference on ... Read More »

Europe: Tear down those walls!

by David Gow on 9th November 2019 @gowdav It may be three decades since the Berlin wall came down but too many others have recently proliferated. ‘Die Mauer in den Köpfen’ (the wall in the heads) is a phrase I first heard as a German correspondent in the 1990s, not that long after the October 1990 celebrations of reunification at ... Read More »