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President Trump’s ME peace plan fails to address Palestine

(Jerusalem) – Israel should grant Palestinians in the West Bank rights protections at least equal to those afforded Israeli citizens, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today, citing Israel’s 52 years of occupation with no end in sight. The law of occupation permits occupiers to restrict some civil rights in the early days of an occupation based on ... Read More »

Bangladesh to face South Africa in quarter-finals

Dhaka — Bangladesh Under-19 cricket team to face their South African counterparts in the quarter-finals of the ongoing ICC U-19 World Cup in South Africa on Thursday. Bangladesh advanced to the quarter-finals as champions of Group C, beating Zimbabwe and Scotland in two consecutive matches before gaining one more point from the match against Pakistan which was washed out due ... Read More »

BPL Football begins on February 13

Dhaka – The 13-team Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football 2019-20, organised by Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) will begin on February 13. The decision was taken in a meeting of the BFF Professional Football League Committee (PFLC) at their Board Room on Wednesday with committee chairman Abdus Salam Murshedy, MP in the chair. Earlier, the 13th version of the country’s top ... Read More »

No objection to tour Pakistan for Test series, says BCB President

Dhaka – Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan Papon said the security arrangement of Pakistan during the T20 International series was satisfactory and Bangladesh have no objection to tour Pakistan for the Test series. Bangladesh team backed home after the three-match T20 series on January 27 midnight. After returning home from Pakistan BCB Boss met the press Wednesday evening ... Read More »

Bangladesh squad for ICC Women’s T20 World Cup announced

Dhaka – The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Wednesday announced a 15-member final squad for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup’ 2020. The competition will be held in Australia from February 21 to March 8. Salma Khatun will lead the Bangladesh team in the T20 World Cup while Rumana Ahmed was made her deputy. Bangladesh, which was placed in the ... Read More »

Tarafder Ruhul Amin exchanges views with BSJA

Dhaka – Tarafder Mohammad Ruhul Amin, one of the prominent football organisers and owner of premier football league club Saif Sports Club, visited the office of Bangladesh Sports Journalists’ Association ( BSJA) on Thursday noon. During the visit, he exchanged views with the BSJA members and senior sports journalists. Speaking on the occasion, Ruhul Amin criticised the Bangladesh Football Federation ... Read More »

‘The Lalon Music Conference’ to start from March 4

Culture Desk Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was an ardent devotee of the great bards– Lalon, Rabindra and Nazrul. As Lalon has said, “Man will be a golden man if he surrenders himself to a wise one” Bangabandhu declared in newly independent homeland, “I need a golden man to build Bangladesh as an ornate land”. Since Bangabandhu was a devotee of ... Read More »

Nature losses threaten emerging economies

Jan 24 2020 (IPS) – More than half of worldwide GDP is moderately or highly dependent on nature, putting biodiversity loss among the top five risks to the global economy, according to a report presented at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. Read More »

ধর্মান্তরিত ১২ সদস্যের পরিবারটিকে ভারতে ফেরত পাঠানোর নেপথ্যে

বিবিসি বাংলা, ঢাকা বিতর্কিত ধর্মীয় বক্তা মিজানুর রহমান আজহারীর ওয়াজ মাহফিলে যে পরিবারটির ধর্মান্তকরণ নিয়ে বিতর্ক চলছে, তাদের সবাইকে ভারতে ফেরত পাঠানো হয়েছে। গত ২৪শে জানুয়ারী লক্ষীপুরের রামগঞ্জ উপজেলার পানপাড়া গ্রামে এই ঘটনা ঘটেছিল। সেখানে একই পরিবারের মোট ১২ জন সদস্য এক সঙ্গে ইসলামে দীক্ষা নেয়ার পর এ নিয়ে ব্যাপক আলোচনা শুরু হয়। আলোচিত এই পরিবারটি এসেছিল ভারত থেকে। সেখানে ... Read More »

Fire suddenly makes wedding carnival end up in wailing

Dhaka, Jan 28 – The house that was abuzz with wedding festivities just a few hours back has fallen into the silence of death. Subhas Ray used to live on the 1st floor, just above a shoe store he owned on the ground floor of a two-storey building. On January 22, the marriage ceremony of his daughter Pinki took place ... Read More »

‘Adrisho Deyal’ book cover unveiled

Mymensingh, Jan 28 – The second novel ‘Adrisho Deyal’ written by Ahmed Shimu, joint secretary of Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) Women’s’ Association is coming to this year Amar Ekushey Book Fair. Last year, her two books were published named ‘Sporshito Anuvuti’ and ‘Shesh Pristha’ from Aditya Anik publication. The book cover was unveiled at a press conference held at Bangladesh ... Read More »

Bangladesh: Rohingya children get access to education

The Bangladesh government has announced it will offer schooling and skills training opportunities to Rohingya refugee children, two and a half years after they were forced to flee crimes against humanity in Myanmar. Amnesty International and other human rights organizations have been campaigning for the nearly half a million Rohingya children in Bangladesh’s refugee camps to be allowed to enjoy ... Read More »

Similar, but different nonetheless

Sudhirendar Sharma In their quest to create an identity distinct from India, Islamic identity has only proved regressive for a vibrant plural society. For the people of any country engagement with their lived reality plays a significant role in renegotiating an identity that is distinct from the political identity thrust upon them by the nation-state. Such an identity describes the ... Read More »