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Khashoggi’s sons forgive Saudi killers

The family of slain Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi announced Friday they have forgiven his Saudi killers, giving legal reprieve to the five government agents who’d been sentenced to execution. “We, the sons of the martyr Jamal Khashoggi, announce that we forgive those who killed our father as we seek reward from God Almighty,” wrote one of his sons, Salah ... Read More »

Lockdown in Bangladesh sees violence against women rise

Lina Dilruba Sharmin, Sarah-Jane Saltmarsh and Shahariar Sadat Amena Khatun and her husband Ismail Hossain (not real names) experienced an extreme food crisis during the lockdown in Barguna district, in southern Bangladesh. They had no work and no savings. Almost at the point of starving, Amena’s father took Amena to see their local Union Parishad (UP) member, hoping to access ... Read More »

How to Celebrate the Eid Safely during COVID-9 Pandemic

After the month-long fasting of Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest religious festival of Muslims, has arrived. However, unlike other years, the holy festival is coming amidst of pandemic this year. Yes! We are talking about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The number of affected people in Bangladesh has crossed 30000; while more than 400 people died from deadly COVID-19 disease. Let not ... Read More »

The nightmare that still haunts New Zealand cricket

WELLINGTON – It has been described as New Zealand cricket’s darkest day, the 1955 Test against England when the Black Caps were skittled for just 26, a record low that still stands today. Even 65 years later, the embarrassing score still rankles with New Zealand fans, who are always on alert during a major Test collapse and death-ride the batting ... Read More »

BCB gives Eid bonus to 1,600 cricketers

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) continued its financial support to the less privileged and insolvent cricketers and sportsmen during the coronavirus pandemic. On the eve of the Eid festival, the BCB on Thursday (May 21) handed over financial aid to 1,600 cricketers, playing in the Dhaka metropolis cricket leagues, but not under BCB contract. The cricketers of Dhaka Premier Division ... Read More »

ADB records $1.554 bn net income, allocates 1.069bn

Dhaka, May 22 – The Asian Development Bank has recorded a net income of $1.554 billion in 2019, up from $750 million in 2018. The Bank Board of Governors in its first-ever virtual Annual Meeting held amid the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic on Friday approved the bank’s annual financial statements which show ADB’s ordinary capital resources’ operating income totalled ... Read More »