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Bolivia’s fires destroy ‘heritage’ rock art sites

Wildfires that have raged across forests and grassland in eastern Bolivia for weeks have destroyed rare rock art sites, archeologists announced Tuesday. “We believe that the damage is big and wide in terms of our heritage of rock art,” said Danilo Drakic, chief archeologist in the eastern Santa Cruz department. Santa Cruz is home to numerous rock art sites, including ... Read More »

প্রচার মাধ্যমে জাতীয় কবি নজরুল উপেক্ষিত -মুসলিম লীগ

আমাদের যুদ্ধে, সংগ্রামে ও বিশ্বাসী জীবনাচারে কাজী নজরুল ইসলামের কবিতা-গান নিরবচ্ছিন্ন প্রেরণা ও চেতনার উৎস। ব্রিটিশ শাসিত বাংলার শোষিত ও নির্যাতিত মুসলিম জনগোষ্ঠীর স্বাধিকার আন্দোলনে আজাদ পত্রিকা ও মোহামেডান স্পোর্টিং ক্লাবের মতই আব্বাসউদ্দিনের কণ্ঠে গাওয়া নজরুল রচিত গানগুলো বৃহত্তর জনগোষ্ঠীকে ঐক্যবদ্ধ করা সহ মানসিক শক্তি যুগিয়ে তাদের কণ্ঠে সাফল্যের বীরমাল্য তুলে দিয়েছিল। Read More »

Decade of action needed to protect indigenous languages

Geneva, (Kanaga Raja) – Human rights experts at the United Nations have called for a decade of action to protect and promote the use of indigenous languages, many of which have now become endangered. This call came on the occasion of International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples which is commemorated on 9 August. Read More »

নবাব সলিমুল্লার জীবনী পাঠ্যসূচীভূক্তির জোর দাবী -মুসলিম লীগ

নিপীড়িত বাঙ্গালী মুসলমানের মুক্তিদূত, এ অঞ্চলের অবহেলিত বিশাল জনগোষ্ঠীর উচ্চ শিক্ষা প্রসারের অগ্রনায়ক, দেশের শীর্ষ বিদ্যাপীঠ ঢাকা বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়সহ অগনতি শিক্ষা প্রতিষ্ঠানের স্বপ্নদ্রষ্টা আধুনিক ঢাকার রূপকার দেশের প্রাচীনতম রাজনৈতিক সংগঠন মুসলিম লীগের প্রতিষ্ঠাতা নবাব স্যার সলিমুল্লাহর ১০৪তম মৃত্যুবার্ষিকী উপলক্ষে বাংলাদেশ মুসলিম লীগের উদ্যোগে বুধবার দলের নয়াপল্টনস্থ বক্স কালভার্ট রোডের কেন্দ্রীয় কার্যালয়ে বাদ যোহর নির্বাহী সভাপতি আব্দুল আজিজ হাওলাদারের সভাপতিত্বে এক আলোচনা সভা ... Read More »

Martyred Intellectuals Day Friday

Dhaka, Dec 13 – The nation will observe the Martyred Intellectuals Day on Friday to commemorate those intellectuals who were killed systematically by the Pakistan occupation forces and their local collaborators at the fag-end of the country’s Liberation War in 1971. Read More »

The bleak fate of the Amazon

Paulo Artaxo SÃO PAULO – Last month, a deeply divided Brazil voted to elect its next president. Faced with a choice between Fernando Haddad of the leftist Workers’ Party and the right-wing extremist Jair Bolsonaro, Brazilians chose the extremist – an outcome that will have far-reaching consequences for the environment, among other things. Read More »

Kohinoor Diamond Belongs To Britain, it was gifted says India Govt

New Delhi: India should not try to reclaim the famous Kohinoor diamond as it was neither stolen nor forcibly taken, the government said Sunday. That stand, the Supreme Court has warned, could mean “You will face a problem in the future for making any legitimate claim” to the 105-carat diamond. Highlights 1.Kohinoor diamond neither stolen nor forcibly taken: Government in ... Read More »

Syrian Army retakes Palmyra from IS

By RFE/RL Syrian government forces, backed by Russian airstrikes, have recaptured the historic city of Palmyra from Islamic State (IS) militants, an advance that President Bashar al-Assad hailed as an “important achievement” demonstrating the success of his army’s fight against terrorism. The loss of Palmyra is a major setback for the extremist IS group, which declared a caliphate in 2014 ... Read More »

Bangladesh turns 45 Saturday

Dhaka – The nation celebrates the 46th Independence and National Day on Saturday with due respect. On March 26, 1971, the people took up arns following the crackdown on unarmed Banglalees on the midnight of March 25 by the Pakistani occupation forces. After the nine-month War of Liberation with the supreme sacrifices of three million people, Bangladesh achieved its cherished ... Read More »

Scans of King Tut’s tomb unveil hidden rooms

Apparent discovery in King Tut tomb could shine light on mystery that has fired imagination of archaeologists for years. Scans of King Tut’s tomb appear to have revealed two hidden rooms – a discovery that heightened speculation the chambers contained the remains of the elusive Queen Nefertiti. Egypt’s antiquities minister, Mamdouh el-Damaty, said on Thursday that analysis by a Japanese ... Read More »

What really wiped out the Mayans?

Mayan civilization is one of the oldest and the most mysterious civilization of the ancient world. There had been so many stories told about their extinction, most of which are assumptions. British journalist Robin Wylie discussed what may be the actual reason behind their extinction. Today we will publish the second part of it. The Maya cities which fell during ... Read More »

What really wiped out the Mayans?

Mayan civilization is one of the oldest and the most mysterious civilization of the ancient world. There had been so many stories told about their extinction, most of which are assumptions. British journalist Robin Wylie discussed what may be the actual reason behind their extinction. Today we will publish the first part of it. When the Spanish conquistadores sailed for ... Read More »

‘Ekusher gaan’ now in 12 languages

Amar Bhaier Rokte Rangano Ekushey February’, the most iconic song of the Language Movement that holds a special place in the heart of every Bangladeshi, has been sung in 12 different languages.Besides Bangla, the song, which has become an emblem of 21 February, has been composed and sung in Malay, German, Nepalese, Hindi, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Italian and English ... Read More »

Developing countries for balanced approach to intellectual property

Geneva, Mirza Alas – Developing countries stressed the need for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to have a balanced approach to intellectual property during their general statements at the 55th Assemblies of the organization’s Member States. The 55th Assemblies are taking place at the WIPO headquarters in Geneva from on 5-14 October.  For the first two days Member States ... Read More »

Hardinge Bridge’s 100 years celebrated

The centenary of the country’s largest steel railway bridge ‘Hardinge Bridge’, built over Padma at Paksey point of Pabna in 1915, was celebrated on Saturday. International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) and Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE) jointly arranged a function on the occasion at a programme in a city hotel. Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith ... Read More »

Treasure found on ‘US ship of gold’

A US deep-ocean exploration firm has recovered nearly 1,000 ounces of gold, worth $1.3m (£800,000), on a dive to a historic Atlantic Ocean shipwreck, company officials say. The discovery has renewed speculation that gold worth tens of millions of dollars remains on the sunken ship. The find confirmed that gold has not been taken from the vessel since 1991. The SS ... Read More »

Einstein’s gravity waves, a Rabbi and Prophet Muhammad’s smile

When I read in the Los Angeles Times (3/18/14) that scientists had found the first direct evidence of Alan Guth’s theory of early universe inflation, and Albert Einstein’s theory of gravitational waves, I immediately thought of the Hadith about the Rabbi who made Prophet Muhammad smile. Jews, to this very day, still recite special blessings before they perform Jewish rituals ... Read More »

‘1,000-year old’ Vihara in Munshiganj

Archaeologists in Bangladesh have unearthed what they believe to be remnants of a thousand-year old Buddhist Vihara (monastery) at Nateswar in Munshiganj’s Tongibarhi. Researchers hope the discovery would help them better understand the student days of famous Buddhist scholar Atish Dipankar Srigyan. Sufi Mostafizur Rahman, a professor of archaeology at Jahangirnagar University, is leading the excavation. “We have unearthed a Buddhist ... Read More »