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Bangladesh Women’s aim to play ‘smart cricket’

Dhaka — Bangladesh Women’s National Cricket team captain Salma Khatun said they are upbeat to display ‘smart cricket’ during the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia. Bangladesh will fly for Australia to play in the Women’s T20 World Cup on February 2. They will have a 12-day practice camp in Gold Coast before the main event starts. “We’re hopeful ... Read More »

Diplomats look forward to seeing democracy in action

Diplomats stationed in Dhaka on Thursday expressed their hope to see democracy in action in polling centres across the city on February 1. “We look forward to seeing democracy in action in polling centres across the city,” they said in a joint ‘local statement’ on Dhaka city corporations’ elections. The Heads of Mission are Canadian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Benoit ... Read More »

Saraswati Puja observed on RU campus

Rajshahi, Jan 30 – Saraswati Puja, the festival for worshipping Devi Saraswati, the Goddess of learning and of the Hindu community, was observed at Rajshahi University (RU) campus through a socio-religious programme and rituals on Thursday. Read More »

Oil-rich Gulf turns to renewable energy

By Kunda Dixit However, it will be exporting fossil fuels to meet growing Asian demand for the foreseeable future ABU DHABI, Jan 29 2020 (IPS) – The increased frequency of climate-induced weather extremes and public opinion pressure are forcing even major fossil fuel exporting countries in West Asia to make a big push towards renewable energy. Read More »

Plea for Third Pole Alliance to face Himalaya climate change

January 28, 2020 SANDRP In July 2019, former Prime Minister of Bhutan and President of the People’s Democratic Party Tshering Tobgay makes impassioned plea to act on the melting glaciers of Hindu Kush due to climate change and among other things, form a Third Pole Alliance of eight countries of the region, including China, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar ... Read More »

আনোয়ার শাহ’র ইনতেকালে নেজামীর শোক প্রকাশ

ইসলামী ঐক্যজোটের চেয়ারম্যান ও বাংলাদেশ নেজামে ইসলাম পার্টির সভাপতি মাওলানা আবদুল লতিফ নেজামী নেজামে ইসলাম পার্টির প্রতিষ্ঠাতা সভাপতি আল্লামা আতহার আলী রহ.’র সুযোগ্য তনয়, পার্টির উপদেষ্টামন্ডলীর অন্যতম সদস্য, জামিয়া ইমদাদিয়া কিশোরগঞ্জের মহাপরিচালক, কিশোরগঞ্জের ঐতিহাসিক শহিদী মসজিদের খতীব, বাংলাদেশ কওমী মাদ্রাসা শিক্ষা বোর্ডের সহসভাপতি, অনলবর্ষী বক্তা ও দেশবরেণ্য আলেমেদ্বীন আল্লামা আজহার আলী আনোয়ার শাহ’র ইনতেকালে গভীর শোক ও দুঃখ প্রকাশ করে ... Read More »

Corporal punishment is not the panacea of society’s ills

To touch a petal of a beautiful rose flower may not kill it, but its God-given bloom wilters before your very eyes. Imagine what corporal punishment can do to the delicate developing mind of a child What a priceless 100th birthday gift it would be to Bangabandhu if Bangladesh had no corporal punishment and its youth were confidently marching towards ... Read More »

IOM ensures return of 148 Bangladeshis stranded in Libya

Dhaka, Jan 29 – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, through its Voluntary Humanitarian Return (VHR) programme facilitated the safe return of 148 Bangladeshi migrants stranded in Libya, said a press release. A charter flight carrying returnees, including conflict, wounded, survivors of failed attempts sneak into Europe through the sea, and former detainees, arrived in Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport yesterday morning. ... Read More »

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 »