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Indian citizenship law ‘discriminatory’ against Muslims: UN

The United Nations human rights office voiced concern on Friday that India’s new citizenship law is “fundamentally discriminatory in nature” by excluding Muslims and called for it to be reviewed. Violent clashes erupted in Delhi between police and thousands of university students on Friday protesting the enactment of the contentious new law. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist government has ... Read More »

Global Community Commit $82 Billion to the Poorest Countries

Focus on jobs, gender, fragility, climate, and good governance Stockholm, December 13, 2019 — A global coalition of development partners announced today their commitment to maintain momentum in the fight against extreme poverty, with $82 billion for the International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank’s fund for the poorest. The financing, which includes more than $53 billion for Africa, will ... Read More »

Bangladesh eliminated from mixed double quarterfinal

Dhaka- Bangladeshi pair Shuvo Khandakar and Brishty Khatun were eliminated from the mixed double events on the 4th day of the Yonex-Sunrise Bangladesh International Challenge Badminton Tournament at Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Indoor Stadium here on Friday. The Bangladeshi pair lost to the Thai partners P Thangsrirapipan and S Minkochuya by 21-18, 21-14 sets in their quarterfinal match. Earlier, Bangladeshi pair ... Read More »

Bangabandhu BPL: Mahmudullah finally fit to play

Dhaka — National all-rounder Mahmudullah Riyad will finally make an appearance in the next match of Chattogram Challengers in the ongoing Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). He missed the first two games of his side. In a statement on Friday, Challengers said the all-rounder met all fitness requirements and was fully fit to play. In his absence, Emrit led the ... Read More »

Bangabandhu BPL: Perera guides Platoon to maiden victory

Dhaka — Hitting 42 off 17 balls and scalping five wickets, Sri Lankan all-rounder Thisara Perera helped Dhaka Platoon register their maiden victory of the ongoing Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) against Cumilla Warriors by 20 runs on Friday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. Platoon set a challenging target of 181 runs while batting first after losing the toss. In ... Read More »

Samia returns with ‘PowerPlay’

Culture Desk Emerging presenter Samia Afrin has on-boarded with Bangladesh Premier League with post-game show at Maasranga Television. The programme titled ‘PowerPlay’ gives insightful reviews after every match of Bangabandhu BPL in the participation of cricket experts. Read More »

Corporal punishment is holding back Bangladesh

For any dream to be given any chance to come true, the dreamer must first wake up. Bangladesh needs to wake up to the flaws within the education system and work towards accomplishing Bangabandhu’s dream of a Sonar Bangla Sir Frank Peters If, as they say, ‘ignorance is bliss’, Supreme Court justices Md. Imman Ali and Md. Sheikh Hassan Arif ... Read More »

15 Children’s Books Celebrating the Power of Food and Agriculture

Danielle Nierenberg If you browse the food shelves at a bookstore or local library, you’ll probably find an important selection of cookbooks, memoirs, and journalistic investigations into our food system. Maybe you’ll recognize the names of the authors. One thing stands out: Many of these books are geared toward adults — and we need to include children in the conversation ... Read More »