Sir Frank Peters I am confused… totally confused… and I am sure there are millions more just like me. In some Bangladeshi newspapers on Sunday news stories heralded Bangabandhu’s birthday anniversary as his 99th. Other publications made claim it was his 100th. Which are correct? By my calculations, if Bangabandhu was born on March 17, […]
Richard Jones There are many dates worthy of celebration in Bangladesh including Mother Language Day, Independence Day and Bengali New Year’s Day (among others), but March 17 (encircled in red and highlighted in yellow on most Bengali hearts) is probably the most noteworthy of all. That is the day, in 1920, the sun rose to […]
Kills 8.8m people worldwide every year Online Agencies Air pollution causes 790,000 premature deaths every year in Europe and 8.8 million worldwide, doubling recent assessments, according to a study released Monday. Between 40 and 80 percent of those excess deaths are caused by heart attacks, strokes and other types of cardiovascular disease underestimated up to […]
Dr. Syed Anwarul Haque I had the opportunity to visit Taipei, capital of Taiwan, in connection with my participation to the 6th ESAFS (East & South Asian Federation of Soil Science) International Conference held from 24-29 November 2003 at the National Taiwan University, Taipei. The Conference programme was highlighted on Soil Management Technology, “Low-productivity and […]
By M. Nadarajah and Jomo Kwame Sundaram BHUBANESWAR, India and KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 2019 (IPS) – Do politicians’ words matter? Since becoming US President, Donald J Trump has dismissed his opponents and others he does not like as evil, stupid or both. He has referred to undocumented immigrants as animals, and to poor countries […]
Ghadanfar Rokon Abadi was Iran’s senior intelligence officer in Beirut in the late 1990s. I met him many times and he was always frank about Iran’s support for Hezbollah in Lebanon; he even spoke to students at a Christian university in east Beirut to explain why his country supported Syria. He was not very convincing: claiming that the Syrian revolution had nothing to do with poverty or oppression was a hard sell.
Jan Lundius Roma, a 2018 Mexican film written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón, is currently on a triumphal journey through the world. It won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, the best director and best foreign language film at the Golden Globe Awards, best director and best picture at the Critics´ Choice Awards, […]
UNB Walton is offering 100 percent cash back on all models of its LED and smart televisions in February to mark the ‘Month of Language.’ The offer will be continued till the end of this month. Under this offer, a large number of customers got 100 percent cash back through purchasing the local brand’s televisions […]