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The best TV show of the year so far

No one gives more credence to that old adage ‘write what you know’ than the brilliant British writer-performer Michaela Coel. Her first authored series, Chewing Gum, was one of the greatest of the recent cluster of semi-autobiographical comedies, a ribald, uproarious riff on her experiences growing up in East London. Read More »

NU masters final year exams to begin March 28

NU Correspondent The final year masters – regular, irregular,private, grade improvement, MA, MSS, MBA and MSC examinations- under academic year 2018 under National University (NU) will begin on March 28, said a NU press release. The examinations will start at 2 pm every day while the examinations will start at 9 am during Ramadan month. The details regarding examinations will ... Read More »

Trump stands trial at the start of an election year

Washington, AP/UNB, Jan 17 – The U.S. Senate opened the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump with a quiet ceremony Thursday — senators standing at their desks to swear an oath of “impartial justice” as jurors, House prosecutors formally reciting the charges and Chief Justice John Roberts presiding. Read More »

2019 – A Devastating Year in Review

By Farhana Haque Rahman ROME, Dec 16 2019 (IPS) – By any measure, this has been a devastating year: fires across the Amazon, the Arctic and beyond; floods and drought in Africa; rising temperatures, carbon emissions and sea levels; accelerating the loss of species, and mass forced migrations of people. Read More »

2019: A Year in Review

By IPS World Desk Dec 16 2019 (IPS) – 2019 will be remembered as the year the climate crisis shook us all. Hopefully, it will also be remembered for the fightback manifested in the spread of mass protests and civic movements against governments and industries failing to respond. Read More »

Global FDI flows fall for third consecutive year

Geneva, 13 Jun (Kanaga Raja) – Global foreign direct investment (FDI) flows fell by 13 percent in 2018 to $1.3 trillion, the third consecutive year of a decline in FDI, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has said. In its World Investment Report 2019, UNCTAD said that the decline was mainly due to large-scale repatriations of accumulated ... Read More »

‘Restore democracy to celebrate 50th year of liberation’

Dhaka, May 14 – Gono Forum President Dr Kamal Hossain on Tuesday said a democratic atmosphere and the rule of law are necessary to restore people’s ownership of the country. “We want to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s independence in a democratic atmosphere. We also want to restore people’s ownership of the country by ensuring the rule of law,” ... Read More »

New Caledonia self-rule referendum next year

The French Pacific territory of New Caledonia will hold a referendum on self-rule next year, under a deal reached with the French government. New Caledonian leaders held nine hours of talks with French ministers in Paris on Thursday. The political agreement could pave the way for independence. November 2018 is the deadline for the vote. New Caledonia, east of Australia, ... Read More »