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‘Vaccine for novel coronavirus may be ready in 3 months

U.S. health scientists said in an essay Thursday that a candidate vaccine for the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) could be ready for early-stage human testing in three months. In an essay published on the U.S. medical journal JAMA, Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Catharine Paules, an assistant professor of infectious diseases at ... Read More »

Shana wins KOOL-BSPA Best Player of the Year award

Dhaka – Bangladesh’s premier Archer Mohammed Ruman Shana clinched the KOOL-BSPA Best Player of the Year’2019 award as he was selected the best sportsman of the year in 2019 for winning three gold medals in 13th South Asian Games in Nepal in December and for securing a spot for the Tokyo Olympics’2020 from the World Archery Championship in the Netherlands ... Read More »

Mooy completes permanent move to Brighton

London (AP/UNB) — Australia midfielder Aaron Mooy completed a permanent transfer to Brighton from second-tier team Huddersfield on Friday after impressing during a loan spell this season. Mooy has played 17 games for Brighton, scoring two goals, after leaving Huddersfield following its relegation from the Premier League last season. “His understandable preference is to play in the Premier League, and ... Read More »

Iyer guides India to 6-wicket win in 1st T20 vs New Zealand

Auckland (AP/UNB) — Shreyas Iyer emerged as a new star of Indian cricket Friday when his calm, unbeaten half-century clinched a six-wicket win for his team over New Zealand in a high-scoring Twenty20 international. K.L. Rahul (56) and Virat Kohli (45) shared a 99-run partnership for the second wicket, setting the foundation for India’s chase to New Zealand’s formidable 203-5. ... Read More »

Chennai chess tournament: GM Zia earns six points after 9th round

Dhaka – Bangladeshi Grand Master (GM) Ziaur Rahman earned 6 points after 9th round games of the 12th Chennai Open International Grandmasters Chess Tournament in the Indian city Chennai on Friday. Other Bangladeshi Chess players Tahsin Tajwar Zia and Md Jishan Rahman Maleq earned 4.5 and 3.4 points respectively, said Bangladesh Chess Federation (BCF) in a press release. In 9th ... Read More »

AL conspiring to hinder BNP victory in city polls: Fakhrul

Dhaka, Jan 24 – BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Friday alleged that the ruling party is conspiring to hamper their party’s victory in the elections to two Dhaka city corporations. “As Awami League has become politically bankrupt, it’s now conspiring to thwart BNP’s victory in the two city polls in various ways,” he said. Read More »

US-China ‘Phase One’ trade agreement triggers concerns

By D Ravi Kanth (Geneva) The “historic” and “transformative” trade agreement signed by the United States and China on 15 January 2020 could set a new normal in global trade relations by paving the way for a bilateral dispute resolution mechanism and managed trade between the world’s two largest economies – to the detriment of the multilateral trading system. Read More »

Court orders Myanmar to prevent Rohingya genocide

‘The ICJ finds that there is a real and imminent risk’ The International Court of Justice has ordered measures to prevent the genocide of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. The decision comes despite de facto leader Aun San Suu Kyi personally defending her country against the accusations last month. Thousands of Rohingya died and more than 700,000 fled to Bangladesh during ... Read More »

Class struggle à la droite

by Claus Leggewie on 23rd January 2020 Populism is boosted by economic crises, but its roots are cultural. Populism is a method. It works by mobilising an imaginary homogenous entity called ‘the people’ against an equally ill-defined and generally despised ‘elite’, thus radically simplifying the political and social field. Such simplifications have served to orchestrate conflicts since the 19th century ... Read More »

World Anti-Doping Agency shuts down Moscow lab again

Montreal(AP/UNB) — The World Anti-Doping Agency ordered Moscow’s drug-testing laboratory to be shut down again Wednesday. That followed WADA’s finding last month that data stored at the lab was tampered with in an apparent bid to cover up past drug use by Russian athletes and implicate WADA witnesses. That was “a serious violation of the code of ethics,” WADA quoted ... Read More »

‘Int’l ad-hoc tribunal should help Rohingya get justice

Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar Yanghee Lee on Thursday suggested forming an international ad-hoc tribunal, which she thinks, will work as complementary to ongoing efforts on accountability and justice front. “I’ve been stressing setting up an international ad-hoc tribunal dedicated to the situation in Myanmar,” she said while responding to a UNB question at a ... Read More »

U-19 World Cup: Bangladesh take on Pakistan on Friday

Dhaka — While Bangladesh national team will take on Pakistan in Lahore in the first match of three-match T20 series, the Under-19 teams of the respective countries will face off at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom, in the last Group C match of the ongoing ICC Under-19 World Cup. Both of Bangladesh and Pakistan have played two matches each and won to ... Read More »

49,558 river grabbers in country: Khalid Mahmud

State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury on Thursday informed parliament that there are 49,558 river grabbers across the country with highest 5,906 occupiers in Cumilla district. He placed the statistics in Parliament replying to a question from Awami League MP Abdul Latif (Chattogram-11). Second highest 4,704 illegal occupants of rivers are in Chattogram and third highest 4,499 in Noakhali. ... Read More »

Tigers to face off Pakistan Friday

Dhaka  — Many things were happening about Bangladesh-Pakistan series in the soil of Pakistan. But now, keeping everything aside, the cricket is finally set to take the field when the Tigers will face off the hosts on Friday in the first T20 of the three-match series in Lahore. The match will start at 3pm (Bangladesh time) at the Gaddafi Stadium ... Read More »

BB Gold Cup: Burundi reach final routing Bangladesh 3-0

Dhaka – A brilliant hat-trick from forward Nshimirimana Jospin sent Burundi in the final of the ongoing six-team Bangabandhu International Gold Cup Football Tournament as they routed hosts Bangladesh by 3-0 goals in the second semifinal at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Thursday. Burundi will play against Palestine in the final match on January 25 at 4 pm at ... Read More »