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First set of steam generator vessels for Rooppur NPP soon

A set of four steam Generator Vessels for unit-1 of Rooppur Nuclear Power Project are being manufactured at Volgodonsk Branch of AEM-Technology in Russia. The first steam generator will be ready soon for installation of primary circuit header. The other three vessels are on different stages of production- machining, inspection performance. Read More »

Curiously, for once everything about it is French!

Sudhirendar Sharma I have come to realize that my connection with the French goes beyond the gust of wind and the burst of fire, the proverbial reference to the deadly Mirage and the destructive Rafale. Perhaps, fashion and wines have a better claim to the country’s identity than its controversial defence deals. Even heroin smuggling from Turkey to Canada via ... Read More »

Multan saved by rain and extends PSL lead to 2 points

Lahore, Pakistan (AP/UNB) — Multan Sultans were saved by the rain against Karachi Kings and extended their lead in the Pakistan Super League to two points on Friday. Multan, which had won its three previous home games in Lahore, was in all sorts of trouble at 102-6 in 16.5 overs before heavy rain denied further play at Gaddafi Stadium and ... Read More »

Davis Cup: Australia beats Brazil 3-1 to qualify for finals

Adelaide (AP/UNB) — Australia has advanced to the Davis Cup Finals in November with a tight 3-1 win over Brazil on hard courts at the Memorial Drive tennis center on Saturday. John Millman beat Brazil’s Thiago Monteiro 6-7, (6), 7-6 (3) 7-6 (3) in the deciding match. Millman took the court after Australia’s doubles team of James Duckworth and John ... Read More »

BPL Football: Mohammedan SC beat Bashundhara Kings

Cumilla – Dhaka Mohammedan Sporting Club made a big upset in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football beating holders Bashundhara Kings  by 1-0 goal on Saturday. The game was played at Mohammedan’s new home venue outside Dhaka – Shaheed Dhirendranath Stadium in Cumilla. Local parliament member AKM Bahauddin Bahar inaugurated the new BPL venue in the afternoon. Bangladesh national football ... Read More »

Six teams for 2nd round of Bangabandhu School Hockey finalized

Dhaka – Six teams for the 2nd round of the Bangabandhu First Security Islami Bank National School Hockey Tournament were finalized on Saturday at the Maulana Bhashani National Stadium here. The six qualified teams are: Faridpur Police Lines High School, Dhaka Armanitola Govt. High School, Dinajpur Govt Jubilee School, Rajshahi Shaheed Mamun Mahmud Police Lines School, Rangpur Keramotia School and ... Read More »

Bangabandhu Sports Championship begins here on Saturday

Dhaka – The Bangabandhu Inter-University Sports Championship, a multi- sports event, ceremonially began through a marathon race at Hatirjheel area in the capital on Saturday. Al Amin of Jashore University of Science and Technology clinched the boys’ marathon gold medal while Sabiha Al Soha of National University earned the girls’ marathon gold. In the day’s cycling competition, Saiful Islam Russell ... Read More »

COVID-19 to have significant economic impact on Asia: ADB

The ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak will have a significant impact on developing Asian economies through numerous channels, including sharp declines in domestic demand, lower tourism and business travel, trade and production linkages, supply disruptions, and health effects, according to a new analysis by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Read More »

ভারতের সাম্প্রদায়িক দাঙ্গার ঘটনায় বাংলাদেশের সাম্যবাদী দল উদ্বিগ্ন

ভারতের সাম্প্রতিক ঘটে যাওয়া সাম্প্রদায়িক দাঙ্গার ঘটনায় বিশ্ববাসীর সাথে আমরাও উদ্বিগ্ন। নিরীহ মুসলিম নারী পুরুষ ও শিশুদের উপর অমানবিক নির্যাতন, খুন, পাশবিক অত্যাচার এবং তাদের ঘরবাড়ী দোকানপাট সহ মসজিদ জালিয়ে দেয়া একবিংশ শতাব্দির এক ন্যক্কারজনক ঘটনা । Read More »

Interview: Libya’s chaos explained

Civilians Bear the Brunt of Renewed Fighting Hanan Salah Senior Libya Researcher, Middle East and North Africa Division Amy Braunschweiger Senior Web Communications Manager Extensive fighting in Libya re-ignited last April when an armed group based in eastern Libya launched an offensive against Tripoli, a city in the west of around 1.2 million. The fighting has killed hundreds of civilians ... Read More »

2020: Bangladesh celebrates three New Years

Sir Frank Peters 2020 will be a year full of fun, celebrations, and joyful activities. It will be written in the annals of history, as the year Bengalis celebrated not one, not two, but three New Years! Yes, three! It might even warrant a Guinness Book of Records certificate. Read More »

How have women’s legal rights evolved over the last 50 years?

Tea Trumbic Today, women have just three-quarters of the legal rights of men. In 1970, it was less than half. The Women, Business and the Law 2020 report presented results from our recent effort to document how laws have changed since 1970. This exceptional dataset has already facilitated ground-breaking research that shows that a country’s performance on the Women, Business ... Read More »