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Search for rare species as 1bn Australia flames toll feared

New South Wales, AP/UNB, Jan 18 – Australia’s unprecedented wildfires season has so far charred 40,000 square miles (104,000 square kilometres) of brushland, rainforests, and national parks — killing by one estimate more than a billion wild animals. Scientists fearsome of the island continent’s unique and colourful species may not recover. For others, they are trying to throw lifelines. Read More »

Tablig Jamaat Biswa Iztema second phase begins in Tongi

Dhaka, Jan 17 – The second phase of the 55th Biswa Ijtema, the second-largest annual congregation of the Muslims, began yesterday morning on the bank of Turag River at Tongi, on the outskirts of the Dhaka city, amid tigh t security. The proceedings began after the Fazr prayers with an ‘Aam Bayan’ (general sermons) by Indian scholar Mawlana Cherag Ali ... Read More »

Trump stands trial at the start of an election year

Washington, AP/UNB, Jan 17 – The U.S. Senate opened the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump with a quiet ceremony Thursday — senators standing at their desks to swear an oath of “impartial justice” as jurors, House prosecutors formally reciting the charges and Chief Justice John Roberts presiding. Read More »

A Tribute to Sir Fazle Hasan Abed (1936 – 2019)

By Nayema Nusrat New York (IPS) – “When I think about Bangladesh, I think about everybody. Not everybody is enjoying Rabindranath and the great literature and culture that Bangladesh has. But I think everybody has got the right to have this experience”, deeply felt by late Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, founder of BRAC (Building Resources Across Communities), a unique, integrated ... Read More »

Billionaires beware

By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Sydney and Kualalumpur, Jan 7 2020 (IPS) – The latest November 2019 UBS/PwC Billionaires Report counted 2,101 billionaires globally, or 589 more than five years before. Earlier, Farhad Manjoo had seriously recommended, ‘Abolish Billionaires’, presenting a moral case against the super-rich as they have and get far, far more than what they might ... Read More »

On the brink of war?

By Chandra Muzaffar Are we on the brink of a Third World War? There are signs that demand that we ask this question. Three clusters of signs compel us to probe a question that could well determine the future of our civilisation. Read More »

Khulna Tigers beat Warriors to return to winning streak

Dhaka – After losing two games in a row, Khulna Tigers poste their sixth win in the ongoing Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) beating Cumilla Warriors by 34 runs at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Wednesday. With this win, Khulna Tigers amassed 12 points with two matches to play while Warriors collected 10 points with one match to go. Replying ... Read More »

Samrat Sikder dominates in individual event

Dhaka – Bangladeshi golfer Mohammad Samrat Sikder topped the list in the individual event of the Mujib Borsho Cup Amateur Golf Tournament 2020 scoring two under par 70 after the first round matches at the Kurmitola Golf Course here on Wednesday. Another Bangladeshi golfer Mohammad Farhad was in the 2nd slot scoring equal par 72 while Mohammad Liton Mondal of ... Read More »

Police Cricket: Sherpur, Mymensingh win

Sherpur – Hosts Sherpur and Mymensingh District Police teams won their respective matches in the Mymensingh Police Range Cricket Tournament beating their rivals at local Police Lines ground on Wednesday. Sherpur District Police team beat Jamalpur District Police team by five wickets while Mymenisingh Police team again beat Jamalpur District team by 43 runs. Sent into bat first, Jamalpur scored ... Read More »

National Tchoukball: Chattogram District emerge champions

Dhaka – Chattogram District team clinched the 4th National Tchoukball Championship title beating Chapainawabganj District team by 46-33 goals in the final at the Shaheed Captain M Mansur Ali National Handball Stadium here on Wednesday. Jashore District team finished 3rd in the meet beating Rajshahi District by 53-41 goals in a place deciding match on the day. Bangladesh Tchoukball Association ... Read More »