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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 »

Victory Day Hockey begins on Saturday

Dhaka – The Walton Refrigerator Victory Day Hockey Tournament 2019, organized by Bangladesh Hockey Federation (BHF), begins on Saturday (December 7) at the Maulana Bhashani National Stadium here. Six club teams will participate in the tournament. Champions team will receive prize money of Tk 1,00,000, runners-up team will get Tk 50,000, best player and highest scorer will receive Tk 10,000 ... Read More »

BPL opening to be live on giant screens in 7 division cities

Dhaka — Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) will install giant screens in all seven divisional cities of the country to telecast the opening ceremony of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) live on December 8, confirmed board president Nazmul Hasan Papon on Thursday. The new season of BPL is rebranded as Bangabandhu BPL to pay tribute to the birth centenary of the Father ... Read More »

Bangladesh beat hosts Nepal in opener

Dhaka – Bangladesh Men’s Basketball team started their 13th South Asian Games Basketball mission beating hosts Nepal by 67-61 points in the opening match at the Tripureshwor Cover Hall in Kathmandu on Thursday. Bangladesh will play their 2nd match against the Maldives on Friday at 10:45 am at the same venue.UNB Read More »

Lifter Fullpoti Chakma clinches silver on opening day

Dhaka – Bangladeshi Weightlifter Fullpoti Chakma clinched the first silver medal  weightlifting competition of 13th South Asian Games on the opening day of the competition  in Nepalese tourist town  of Pokhara on Thursday. Fullpoti Chakma clinched the silver made in the women’s -55 kgs category.Three other Bangladeshi weightlifters – Shabira Molla, Fayema Akhter and Mostain Bella – clinched bronze medals ... Read More »

Reversing the Death of Venice

by Carlo Ratti VENICE – Some of the worst floodings in Venice’s history has submerged some of the historic city’s renowned cultural sites, including St. Mark’s Basilica on Piazza San Marco. This is only the sixth time the basilica has been flooded in 1,200 years, but the fourth time in the last two decades, and the second time in under ... Read More »

Natural-Born Climate Commitments

by Sally Jewell WASHINGTON, DC – When world leaders gather at the 25th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid from December 2-13, they will discuss concrete steps for meeting and increasing national emissions-reduction targets. But equally important, COP25 offers an opportunity to elevate one of the most powerful tools we have to address climate change: nature. Read More »

Why We Strike Again

by Greta Thunberg, Luisa Neubauer, Angela Valenzuela MADRID – For more than a year, children and young people from around the world have been striking for the climate. We launched a movement that defied all expectations, with millions of people lending their voices – and their bodies – to the cause. Read More »

Corporal punishment is an ugly stain on the Bangladesh landscape

Since when does adding 2 and 2 together, or subtracting 5 from 10 ¬– and getting the answers wrong – become a punishable crime? Or for not remembering Bangabandhu facts or the lines of a Rabindranath Tagore poem? All are trivial and insignificant in the grand scheme of things and certainly does not warrant being beaten, damaged physically, mentally (or ... Read More »