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10 dead in Gazipur electric fan factory fire; probe body formed

Dhaka, Dec 15 – “Ten workers of an electric fan factory died from smoke inhalation,” said Mamunur Rashid, deputy assistant director of Gazipur Fire Service and Civil Defence. It was the third factory fire incident in the last four days in Dhaka and adjacent areas. Fire in Bangladeshi factories is quite common during the dry season, mainly because of lax ... Read More »

10th Summit Professional & 24th Summit Cup Golf Tournament begins

Dhaka – The 10th Summit Professional & 24th Summit Cup Golf Tournament’ 2019, jointly organized by Bangladesh Professional Golfers Association (BPGA) and Kurmitola Golf Club (KGC) began on Sunday (December 15 ) at the Kurmitola Golf Club (KGC) here. The six-day long tournament, sponsored by Summit Group, will conclude on December 20. More than seven hundred amateur and professional golfers ... Read More »

Dhaka Abahani eying to defend Federation Cup Football title

Dhaka – Holders Dhaka Abahani Limited eyeing on their 12th title of the Federation Cup Football, the season’s curtain raiser soccer meet, taking on new comer Bangladesh Police in the opening match of the 31st version of the meet beginning on Wednesday (Dec 18) at 4 pm at the Bangabandhu National Stadium. The popular shy-blue Dhanmondi outfit Abahani, which was ... Read More »

Lakshya Sen of India clinches men’s singles title

Dhaka – Indian celebrated shuttler Lakshya Sen clinched the men’s singles title of Yonex-Sunrise Bangladesh International Challenge Badminton Tournament beating Leonong Zun Hau of Malaysia by 22-20, 21-18 sets in the final at Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Indoor Stadium here on Sunday. Thui Linh Nonguiyan of Vietnam clinched the women’s singles crown beating Crystal Pan of USA by 21-8, 21-16 sets ... Read More »

রানীর চড়ে আছে জোর

‘মারদানি’ রানী মুখার্জি জানিয়েছেন, ছোটবেলায় তিনিও আর দশটা ভারতীয় কিশোরীর মতো উত্ত্যক্তের শিকার হয়েছেন। তবে এর পরবর্তী দৃশ্যপট ভিন্ন। কেউ রানী মুখার্জিকে দেখে শিস বাজিয়ে কিংবা ‘টোন’ করে রানীর হাতের চড় না খেয়ে বাড়ি ফেরেননি। আর যাঁরা চড় খেয়েছেন, তাঁদের মন্তব্য, ‘রানীর হাত ছোট হলে কী হবে, তাঁর চড়ে আছে জোর।’ Read More »

Football championship dilutes grief on Newtown anniversary

NEWTOWN, AP/UNB, CONN. DECEMBER 15, 2019 – Newtown marked the seventh anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School with vigils, church services and a moment of joy when the community’s high school football team — with a shooting victim’s brother as linebacker — won the state championship Saturday in a last-minute thrill. Read More »

Looking back: Deadly attacks on houses of worship in 2019

AP/UNB – DECEMBER 15, 2019 – On Dec. 1, a band of assailants opened fire on worshippers at a small-town Protestant church in Burkina Faso, an impoverished West African country where the Christian minority is increasingly a target of attacks. The victims included the pastor and several teenage boys; regional authorities attributed the attack to “unidentified armed men” who, according ... Read More »

Jamaica crowned Miss World

Miss World Jamaica, Toni-Ann Singh has been crowned the 69th Miss World London, 14 December 2019 – Today at ExCel London Toni-Ann Singh aged 23 has been crowned the 69th Miss World by her predecessor Vanessa Ponce de Leon at the grand final hosted by Peter Andre and Megan Young. Read More »

The nine-year-old Palestinian with 100 wounds

By Ramzy Baroud Kafr Qaddum is a small Palestinian village located between Nablus and Qalqilya in the northern West Bank. The inhabitants of the village feel angry and abandoned, with most of their land located under total Israeli military control. Thus, they are subjected to land theft by the ever-expanding nearby illegal Jewish colonies. Protesting the Israeli occupation and the ... Read More »

How US-China trade deal achieved a little but left out a lot

Washington, (AP/UNB) December 14, 2019 – The limited trade deal that the Trump administration and Beijing announced Friday means Americans will avoid a holiday tax increase on imported toys, clothing and smartphones. U.S. farmers can sell more soybeans and pork to China. And American companies should face less pressure to hand over trade secrets to Beijing. Read More »