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The Ignoble Fall of a Nobel Peace Prize Winner

By Thalif Deen UN, Dec 12 2019 (IPS) – Appearing before 17 judges of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Aung San Suu Kyi, the de facto civilian leader of Myanmar, became a public apologist for the military government of Myanmar which has long been accused of genocide and forcing over 730,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to ... Read More »

Winner of DSC Prize to be announced on Dec 16

Culture Desk The winner of the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature -2019 will be announced at the Nepal Literature Festival in Pokhara on December 16. The final announcement and award-giving ceremony will constitute the final event of the festival, which takes place from December 13 to 16 this year. The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature celebrates the rich ... Read More »

Oscar Winner Malek sought reassurances over Bond film role

Oscar winner US actor Rami Malek has revealed he thought twice before signing up to play the lead villain in the latest long-awaited James Bond film opposite Daniel Craig. The actor, who won the Oscar this year for his performance as Freddie Mercury in “Bohemian Rhapsody”, said he feared his Egyptian ancestry could lead to the part being a caricature ... Read More »

Welcome to GAFA land of tech giants where winner takes all

by Susanne Wixforth Amazon symbolises the four platform giants, also known as GAFA (Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon). The company is Europe’s largest platform retailer and its turnover is twice as high as that of its 20 largest competitors. While Amazon´s chief executive earned 2.16 million dollars per hour in 2017, its workers must be grateful if they receive the ... Read More »

Jokha Alharthi 1st Arab wins Man Booker International Prize

Omani author Jokha Alharthi has won this year’s Man Booker International Prize – the first Arabic writer to do so. Her novel Celestial Bodies centres on the lives of three sisters and their families coming to terms with social changes in Oman. Judges described it as “a richly imagined, engaging and poetic insight”. Alharthi shares the award of £50,000 ($63,000) ... Read More »

BPL Football: Famoussa nets match winner for Muktijoddha SKC

Dhaka – The lone goal scored by Ballo Famoussa helped Muktijoddha Sangsad Krira Chakra register their fifth victory in 11 matches beating Dhaka Mohammedan Sporting Club by 1-0 goal in their Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) football match at Sheikh Fazlul Haque Mani Stadium in Gopalganj on Friday. After a goalless first half, Muktijoddha SKC booters were desperately seeking chances to ... Read More »