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Liton, Tamim scripts big win to give ‘captain’ Mashrafe a fitting send-off

SYLEHT  – Liton Das struck a highest individual score by a Bangladeshi batsman while Tamim Iqbal brought up his second successive century as Bangladesh crushed Zimbabwe by 123 runs in Mashrafe Bin Mortaza’s final match as captain at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium here on Friday. By winning the rain-hit third and final ODI of the series, Bangladesh also completed ... Read More »

Five fishermen jailed for defying hilsa ban in Chandpur

A mobile court sentenced five fishermen to one year’s imprisonment each for catching hilsa in the Meghna River in Sadar upazila on Thursday evening defying the ongoing ban. The fishermen are Badshah Bepari, 40, Yeasin, 38, Shah Jalal, 26, Sekandar, 25, and Khalil, 40. All of them are residents of Raj Rajeswar area in Sadar upazila. District Fisheries Officer Asadul ... Read More »

Bangladesh’s Brac world’s number 1 NGO for fifth year

Brac has been ranked the world’s number one non-governmental organisation (NGO) of 2020 by NGO Advisor, an independent Geneva-based media organisation. Brac, a leading development organisation based in Bangladesh, retained its top spot in part due to its robust leadership and governance structure and continued commitment to systemic change. “We are deeply grateful and humbled to receive this accolade. 2020 ... Read More »

Play resumes as match reduced to 43-over a side

Dhaka  – The play resumed in Sylhet on Friday evening after the rain halted the third match of the three-match ODI series for more than an hour. Bangladesh were batting at 182 for none in 33.2 overs when the rain halted the play.The match has now been reduced to a 43-over a side. Liton Das hit a century right before ... Read More »

Tokyo organizers downsize arrival ceremony for Olympic torch

Tokyo, Mar 06 (AP/UNB) — Tokyo organizers are downsizing the arrival ceremony for the Olympic torch because of the spreading coronavirus. Organizing committee president Yoshiro Mori said Friday that 140 children will not be sent to Greece to give the flame a send off on March 19, a day before it is due to arrive in Japan. “It’s a gut-wrenching ... Read More »

Rampant Liton, Tamim propel Bangladesh to 322

Dhaka – Bangladesh posted 322 runs for three wickets in the last match of the three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe at Sylhet International Stadium on Friday after the match was reduced to 43-over a side due to rain. Under the DLS method, the visitors need 342 to win the game. Tamim Iqbal and Liton Das posted 292 runs in the ... Read More »

Myanmar lawyer details crimes against Rohingyas in 2013

Myanmar’s legal counsel in an ongoing genocide trial at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) once compared the government’s treatment of Rohingya Muslims to Nazi Germany’s treatment of Jews during the Holocaust, according to a previously unreleased video footage of 2013 obtained and published by Fortify Rights on Friday. Read More »

There can be no green peace without gender equality

By Jennifer Morgan AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands, Mar 5 2020 (IPS) – Gender inequality – like the climate emergency – is not inevitable, but is kept in place by the poor choices too many cis men make on a daily basis. And it is not just womxn who are hurt and trapped by this patriarchal problem, but girls and non-binary people ... Read More »

HR Commission of Sri Lanka statement to UN HR Council

Madame President, Distinguished Delegates and Friends, Our Commission acknowledges the continuing human rights obligations of Sri Lanka, As in the previous year, we are encouraged by the High Commissioner’s recognition of the role played by the 19th Amendment to the Constitution in strengthening independent institutions which are key to discharging those obligations. Weakening of the relevant provisions will seriously hamper ... Read More »

Developing countries spurn US proposal on differentiation

Geneva, 4 Mar (D. Ravi Kanth) — India, South Africa, China, and several other countries have spurned the controversial proposal from the United States to bring about differentiation for availing of special and differential treatment (S&DT) among developing countries in current and future trade negotiations at the World Trade Organization (WTO), trade envoys told the SUNS. Read More »

Police resist Chatra Dal program on RU campus

Rajshahi, March 05 – Students’ organisation of ‘Bangladesh Jatiyotabadi Dal’ Chatra Dal on Thursday formed a human chain at the main gate of Rajshahi University after around 5 years demanding freedom of Khaleda Zia and protesting price hike of electricity and water. Read More »

20 Food Justice Heroines to Celebrate This Int’l Women’s Day

Danielle Nierenberg This Sunday, March 8, is International Women’s Day. Since 1911, people around the world have observed International Women’s Day honour women’s advancements and highlight the barriers women still encounter. Today, women hold over half of agricultural science degrees globally, and 70 percent of Africa’s food is grown by women. Meanwhile, women around the world consistently face sexual harassment, ... Read More »

9th Bangabandhu Bangladesh Games to begin Apr 1

Dhaka – The 9th version of the country’s biggest multi-sports event, Bangabandhu Bangladesh Games, named after Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, will begin on April 1. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is likely to inaugurate the 10-day mega sports festival through a gala opening ceremony to be organised by Bangladesh Olympic Association (BOA) under the financial support of ... Read More »