Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres has highly applauded Bangladesh’s tremendous efforts in mitigating the health and socio-economic consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Open Society Foundations chief Patrick Gaspard to Step Down
Dear Friends of Open Society: I am writing to let you know of an important development at the Open Society Foundations. Our president, Patrick Gaspard, announced at an all-staff meeting this morning that he will be stepping down at the…
Microsoft chief says EU ‘most influential’ on tech rules
Microsoft president Brad Smith on Tuesday said Europe was the global leader on setting rules for big tech, two years after the EU implemented the GDPR, its landmark data privacy law.
Italian football chief ready to finish season in August
Italian football federation (FIGC) president Gabriele Gravina said Wednesday he was determined that the Serie A season would be concluded even going into August.
ACC chief rejects Taposh’s stance to include one name in FIR
Dhaka, Dec 8 – The Anti-Corruption Commission chairman Iqbal Mahmood yesterday warned that no corrupt people would escape from the net of the commission (ACC).
Societies pay price when journalists targeted: UN chief
People responsible for killing journalists from 2006-18 not convicted, says Unesco UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said societies as a whole pay a price when journalists are targeted.
Alleged Rohingya robber chief dead in Cox’s Bazar ‘gunfight’
Cox’s Bazar, Sept 1 – The leader of an allegedly notorious robber gang was killed in an alleged gunfight with police at Jadimora No 27 camp in Teknaf on Sunday morning.
BCL Pabna college unit chief detained for assaulting teacher
Pabna, May 18 (UNB)- Police detained the head of Bangladesh Chhatra League’s Government Shahid Bulbul College unit on Saturday morning for assaulting his teacher. Shamsuddin Junnun, 24, a resident of the municipality’s Shalgari area, was detained from the town, Additional…
UN chief outlines ‘intertwined challenges’ of climate change
Visiting Fiji for the first time as Secretary-General, António Guterres outlined two “fundamental challenges” facing leaders attending the Pacific Islands Forum on Tuesday, namely climate change and the world’s rising ocean, which threatens to submerge low-lying nations. “The Pacific region…
Most peaceful polling atmosphere in 47 years: Army chief
Army chief General Aziz Ahmed on Saturday said the election environment in the country ahead of Sunday’s national election is very “calm and peaceful” encouraging voters to cast their votes without any fear.