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SoftBank Group announces management transition

SoftBank Group Corp. (SoftBank) today announced that the company and Marcelo Claure have mutually agreed to part ways after a successful nine-year partnership. In conjunction with Mr. Claures departure, Michel Combes ...

Antara News 28 Jan 2022 10:28 am

Indian family who died in blizzard were smuggling victims

The four Indian nationals were trying to cross the Canada-US border on foot.

BBC 28 Jan 2022 9:02 am

Brazil held by Ecuador in action-packed WC qualifier

Brazil had to settle for a 1-1 draw at Ecuador in a remarkable World Cup qualifier on Thursday after Felix Torres' header 15 minutes from time canceled out an early Casemiro strike.

The Daily Star 28 Jan 2022 7:31 am

'Why does one need to be a member of Film Artists' Association to make films?'

Abdullah Zahir Babu has been involved with the Bangla film industry for more than 4 decades. During this time, he wrote more than 500 screenplays, of which 285 were released. His father Zahirul Haque was a director, actor, and producer. Babu got the opportunity to see the film industry closely. Despite being accused of stealing plots, he is a regular face at Film Development Corporation (FDC).

The Daily Star 27 Jan 2022 11:41 pm

Waterway accidents: Can investigation, recommendations stop them?

How are the victims and families of those who died in water accidents doing? Have they received any compensation? Are people responsible ever going to face justice?

The Daily Star 27 Jan 2022 11:36 pm

EC bill passed, snubbing all concerns

It took almost 50 years to initiate a bill on forming the Election Commission, but the bill was passed in parliament in only about 180 minutes yesterday, amid protests from opposition lawmakers.

The Daily Star 27 Jan 2022 11:30 pm

Post-Covid conditions may last even a year

Post-Covid conditions may last for as long as a year, found a study by the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR)-- raising the stakes for maintaining health and safety guidelines to avoid catching the novel virus.

The Daily Star 27 Jan 2022 11:30 pm

Land acquisition: Dipu Moni bins graft allegation

Terming the allegation of corruption in the land acquisition for Chandpur Science and Technology University untrue and fabricated, Education Minister Dipu Moni yesterday alleged that her political rivals were trying to tarnish her image ahead of the next parliamentary election.

The Daily Star 27 Jan 2022 11:30 pm

No impact on EU business interest in Bangladesh

EU Ambassador to Bangladesh Charles Whiteley has said he does not see any sign that a European Parliament members recent letter seeking sanctions on Rab was having an impact on European business interest in Bangladesh.

The Daily Star 27 Jan 2022 11:30 pm

EC formation law wont save AL

The BNP yesterday said the law on Election Commission formation would not protect the ruling Awami League, and people would not accept the law.

The Daily Star 27 Jan 2022 11:30 pm

Police week: Housing facilities, more manpower sought

Residential facilities for senior leaders and interest-free car loans figured high on the list of demands placed by the police high-ups before state ministers of housing and public works and public administration ministry yesterday.

The Daily Star 27 Jan 2022 11:30 pm

Sust students resume their protests

The students of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology have resumed their protest with an open discussion.

The Daily Star 27 Jan 2022 11:30 pm

BNP must explain source of money given to lobbyists

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday told parliament that the BNP has to explain the source of crores of dollars it has given to lobbyists as part of their anti-state conspiracy and tarnishing the countrys image before the world.

The Daily Star 27 Jan 2022 11:30 pm

Viaduct links two ends of capital

The main structure of the countrys first metro rail project was completed yesterday with the installation of the last segment of the viaduct, which now connects two ends of the capital -- Uttara and Motijheel.

The Daily Star 27 Jan 2022 11:30 pm

Good price makes molasses farmers happy

Farmers in different upazilas of Jhenidah are earning a good profit as selling of molasses, produced from date juice, on peak this winter.

The Daily Star 27 Jan 2022 11:30 pm

The Aziz Company

I have always said, Before investing in agriculture, one must know where and why he is investing. Without foreseeing the success or challenges there is always a risk ahead.

The Daily Star 27 Jan 2022 11:30 pm

Hope B20 will help G20 achieve net-zero emission target: Hartarto

Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Airlangga Hartarto, has expressed the hope that the Business 20 (B20) forum would help accelerate G20 members' efforts to meet the net-zero emissions target.With help from ...

Antara News 27 Jan 2022 11:07 pm

KSP highlights importance of digital platforms for MSMEs

Head of the Presidential Staff Office, Moeldoko, has emphasized the importance of the utilization of digital technology platforms by micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) for delivery as well as payment ...

Antara News 27 Jan 2022 11:03 pm

Address Russias legitimate concerns, China tells U.S.

Antony Blinken, in a phone call with Wang Yi, warns of global risks posed by Russian aggression

The Hindu 27 Jan 2022 11:02 pm

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer set to retire

Biden may pick a Black woman as the liberal judges successor

The Hindu 27 Jan 2022 10:59 pm

Minister aims to revive stalled foreign investment

Investment Minister and head of the Investment Coordination Board (BKPM), Bahlil Lahadalia, has said that he is aiming to revive 25 percent of stalled foreign investment of Rp708 trillion this year.The value of the ...

Antara News 27 Jan 2022 10:56 pm

Health Ministry records three Omicron deaths

Three peopleall of them older adultshave died after contracting the Omicron variant of COVID-19 as of Wednesday (January 26, 2022), the Health Ministry has reported.Of the three who died, one had not ...

Antara News 27 Jan 2022 10:45 pm

Malaysia wants to elevate diplomatic ties with Bangladesh

Malaysia wants the bilateral relationship with Bangladesh to be elevated to a strategic level as the two countries celebrate the golden jubilee of diplomatic ties this year.

The Daily Star 27 Jan 2022 10:44 pm

Minister asks G20 audit institutions to join economic recovery efforts

Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Airlangga Hartarto, has urged the audit institutions of G20 member countries to participate in efforts towards achieving economic recovery and Sustainable Development Goals ...

Antara News 27 Jan 2022 10:41 pm

Need more geothermal plants to support clean energy penetration: DEN

The optimal development of geothermal power plants (PLTP) is necessary to support the penetration of solar and wind power plants that produce electricity intermittently, member of the National Energy Council (DEN), Herman Darnel ...

Antara News 27 Jan 2022 10:35 pm

Six from West Bengal named for Padma awards

Former chief minister and Marxist veteran Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and versatile actor Victor Banerjee were among six persons from West Bengal who got this years Padma awards announced by the Indian government.

The Daily Star 27 Jan 2022 10:30 pm

Task Force urges regional govts to bolster health protocol monitoring

The COVID-19 Handling Task Force has urged regional governments to once again strengthen monitoring of the implementation of health protocols and expand vaccinations in response to the current infection surge.COVID-19 ...

Antara News 27 Jan 2022 10:29 pm

4 Bangladeshi expats arrested in KSA for insulting Saudi flag

Law enforcers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia said they have arrested four Bangladeshi expatriates from Jeddah over suspicion that they had insulted the countrys national flag, reports Gulf News.

The Daily Star 27 Jan 2022 10:11 pm

Bangladesh expresses dismay over slow pace of verification of Rohingyas by Myanmar

Bangladesh has expressed dismay over the slow pace of verification of past residency of Rohingyas by Myanmar, while offering all cooperation under the three bilateral instruments to expeditiously complete the verification process.

The Daily Star 27 Jan 2022 10:06 pm

UP member, 2 others sent to jail for beating youths

Police arrested a union parishad member and his two cohorts yesterday for their alleged involvement in beating up three youths on theft charges in Mymensinghs Fulbaria upazila.

The Daily Star 27 Jan 2022 10:00 pm

US economy saw recovery from recession to grow 5.7% in 2021

The USeconomy grew last year at the fastest pace since Ronald Reagans presidency, bouncing back with resilience from 2020s brief but devastating coronavirus recession.

The Daily Star 27 Jan 2022 9:49 pm

Food security must remain central issue for G20: Agriculture Minister

Food security must remain the central focus during G20 meetings so that global food security can be achieved in the face of challenges posed by climate change, among others, Agriculture Minister Syahrul Yasin Limpo has ...

Antara News 27 Jan 2022 9:48 pm

How the Bridge Authority 'mistakenly' filled up parts of Turag River

The Bangladesh Bridge Authority has filled up parts of the Turag River without taking permission from the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) and claimed it was done mistakenly by a Chinese contractor.

The Daily Star 27 Jan 2022 9:46 pm

Role of digital literacy communities in tackling hoaxes

Unrestricted exchange of information on social media has led to a rise in hoaxes, hate speech, and radical narratives, according to observers. The fast pace of information technology development has been like a double-edged ...

Antara News 27 Jan 2022 9:34 pm

Woman becomes voter for 2nd time, sued

A woman was absconding after being sued for becoming second time voter in Patuakhalis Baufal upazila.

The Daily Star 27 Jan 2022 9:28 pm

Govt scrapped registrations of 228 NGOs between 2017 and 2021: Mozammel

The government has cancelled the registrations of 228 non-government organisations (NGOs) in the last four years between 2017 and 2021 over different reasons including violation of conditions, Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque told the parliament today.

The Daily Star 27 Jan 2022 9:22 pm

Third-party funds swell 12.21% in 2021: OJK

Third-party funds (DPK) grew 12.21 percent to Rp7,479 trillion in December 2021 from Rp6,665 trillion the year-ago period, according to chairman of the Financial Services Authority (OJK), Wimboh Santoso. Along with the growth ...

Antara News 27 Jan 2022 9:17 pm

Entering Beijings Olympics Bubble Is a Surreal Experience

The experiences of AP journalists who have arrived or are preparing to depart offers a glimpse into life inside the bubble.

The Diplomat 27 Jan 2022 9:13 pm

How can a waterbody be allotted to build 5-star hotel, shopping complex?

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Md Atiqul Islam today asked the Director-General of Bangladesh Railways how they allotted a waterbody to build a five-star hotel and a shopping complex, violating the prime ministers directives.

The Daily Star 27 Jan 2022 9:07 pm

Sub-registrar office assistant jailed

A Kushtia court today sent an office assistant of Kushtias Daulatpur upazila sub-registrar (land) office who was arrested last night along with Tk 31,200 in bribe money,to jail today.

The Daily Star 27 Jan 2022 9:05 pm

8 injured in Ctg polls violence

Eight people were injured after the supporters of two rival chairman candidates of the upcoming Khagaria Union Parishad election clashed in Chattogram today.

The Daily Star 27 Jan 2022 9:04 pm

Increase in COVID-19 cases triggered by Omicron variant: PDIB

The current increase in COVID-19 cases in the country has been triggered by increased virus transmission in the community due to the Omicron variant, the United Indonesia Doctors Society (PDIB) has said.The current ...

Antara News 27 Jan 2022 8:48 pm

Train coaches burnt down by job-seekers in India over flawed railway recruitment

Thousands of youngsters in India have burned down empty train coaches and blocked rail traffic this week in protest against what they call irregularities in recruitment by the mammoth railways department, one of the world's largest employers.

The Daily Star 27 Jan 2022 8:47 pm

Handling mechanism for Omicron wave different from Delta: Minister

The government applies a different handling strategy to control the Omicron wave that is estimated to occur in February 2022, Minister of Health Budi Gunadi Sadikin stated.The government's strategy to handle Omicron ...

Antara News 27 Jan 2022 8:40 pm

PUST teacher accuses VC of manipulating recruitment process

The chairman of the Mathematics department at Pabna University of Science and Technology (PUST) was allegedly assaulted when he tried to enter the recruitment board office regarding recruiting teachers in his own department today.

The Daily Star 27 Jan 2022 8:38 pm

2 Very Different Uzbek Bloggers Both Punished for Their Speech

That the two are quite ideologically different illustrates the states unease with what it perceives as extremes, whether progressive or conservative.

The Diplomat 27 Jan 2022 7:51 pm

Panama Papers: ACC submits report with Bangladeshi names to HC

The Anti-Corruption Commission today submitted to the High Court a report containing the names of 61 Bangladeshi individuals and seven organisations mentioned in the Panama Papers as money launderers.

The Daily Star 27 Jan 2022 7:42 pm

Japanese Economic Zone to go into production next year: envoy

Factories in the Japanese Economic Zone in Araihazar upazila of Narayanganj will go into production next year, said Ito Naoki, Japanese ambassador to Bangladesh.

The Daily Star 27 Jan 2022 7:36 pm

5 killed as Ukraine's National Guardsman opens fire on fellow soldiers, civilians

A member of Ukraines National Guard on Thursday opened fire on his fellow soldiers, killing five people and wounding five more, Ukraines Interior Ministry said. The serviceman was detained by police but his motives remain unclear.

The Daily Star 27 Jan 2022 7:35 pm

North Korea Conducts Its Sixth Round of Missile Tests This Month

Is North Korea trying to draw attention from the U.S. by testing missiles?

The Diplomat 27 Jan 2022 7:35 pm

Indonesia and China renew bilateral currency swap arrangement

Bank Indonesia (BI) and China's central bank, the People's Bank of China (POBC), renewed the Bilateral Currency Swap Arrangement (BCSA), which came into effect from January 21, 2022. The BCSA agreement allows central ...

Antara News 27 Jan 2022 7:29 pm

G20 members' finance, health ministries intensify cooperation at JFHTF

The finance and health ministries of G20 members strengthened cross-sectoral collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and World Bank during the G20 Joint Finance and Health Task Force (JFHTF) meeting. The meeting ...

Antara News 27 Jan 2022 7:22 pm

British Councils training programme of primary teachers end with graduation ceremony

The graduation ceremony of the second group of primary teachers under the Training of Master Trainers in English (TMTE) project was held today at Primary Teachers Training Institutes in Dhaka, Gazipur, Sherpur, Jashore, Barishal, and Gopalganj.

The Daily Star 27 Jan 2022 7:07 pm

Govt must keep low profile on energy transition: DEN member

Member of the National Energy Council (DEN), Herman Darnel Ibrahim, has asked the government to act in a low-profile manner while tackling the issue of energy transition at the G20 forum. The government should be honest ...

Antara News 27 Jan 2022 7:04 pm

More balanced global, domestic economic growth projected in 2022: BI

Governor of Bank Indonesia (BI) Perry Warjiyo estimates more balanced growth in the global and domestic economy in 2022, albeit several lingering risks that may disrupt economic stability and recovery.Improvements in ...

Antara News 27 Jan 2022 6:59 pm

NBR's pre-budget meetings from Feb 6

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) is going to start its pre-budget meetings for the next fiscal year from February 6.

The Daily Star 27 Jan 2022 6:55 pm

Belitung to revamp city infrastructure to welcome G20 delegates

The Belitung District Government, Bangka Belitung Islands, will improve infrastructure and beautify the district to hold the G20 Development Ministerial session on September 7-9, 2022.We will display Belitung's ...

Antara News 27 Jan 2022 6:53 pm

Taiwan Provides Powerful Lessons on Democratic Resilience

The future of democracy hinges on inclusive partnerships among like-minded democracies and stakeholders.

The Diplomat 27 Jan 2022 6:41 pm

Japan in Turmoil Over Omicron

Japan has put two-thirds of the country under quasi-emergency measures as it struggles to curb the latest explosion of COVID-19 infections.

The Diplomat 27 Jan 2022 6:36 pm

Playboy says it strongly supports women accusing founder Hugh Hefner of abhorrent actions

Playboy has said it strongly supports women who have recently come forward with allegations against Hugh Hefner, the companys late founder, of abhorrent actions including coercing and drugging women into sex at the Playboy Mansion and at nightclubs, BBC reports.

The Daily Star 27 Jan 2022 6:34 pm

2 DSCC hospitals failing to provide treatment due to manpower shortage: Taposh

Dhaka South City Corporation Mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh today said they were failing in providing proper treatments at the hospitals under the city corporation due to the lack of manpower and doctors.

The Daily Star 27 Jan 2022 6:07 pm

Learning about tolerance from Singkawang junior high school students

Tolerance is a value that is acquired and nurtured, and school is the ideal setting to teach such values to children. SMPN 19, or 19 State Junior High School, in West Singkawang Sub-district, West Kalimantan, is one such ...

Antara News 27 Jan 2022 6:04 pm

Indonesia braces for hydro-meteorological disasters

With about 17 thousand islands scattered across the Indian-Pacific Ocean, the worlds largest archipelagic country, Indonesia, is like a supermarket for natural disasters. The country has four disaster ...

Antara News 27 Jan 2022 6:02 pm

DU student fell unconscious after senior BCL activists kept him staring at bright light

In yet another instance of attempt to exercise influence, six activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League have allegedly kept a first year student of Dhaka University staring at bright light until he lost consciousness and fell ill.

The Daily Star 27 Jan 2022 5:58 pm

Minister Karnavian asks regions to set up public service malls

Minister of Home Affairs, Muhammad Tito Karnavian, has urged all regions in the country to set up public service malls to improve the quality of public services offered to the people. In a statement received here on Thursday, ...

Antara News 27 Jan 2022 5:56 pm

COVID-19: School disinfected after detection of four cases

An elementary school in North Jakarta disinfected classrooms and suspended limited face-to-face learning after three fourth-graders and a teacher were diagnosed with COVID-19 based on polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests. The ...

Antara News 27 Jan 2022 5:44 pm

Tired of strict Covid restrictions, expats leaving Singapore

Atar Sandler arrived in Singapore in 2019, seizing the opportunity to live in a buzzing global city that is also a convenient base to jet off to more exotic locales nearby.

The Daily Star 27 Jan 2022 5:37 pm

Investment shifting to industrial sector: Minister Lahadalia

Investment realization is starting to shift to sectors that support industrialization, Investment Minister and head of the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), Bahlil Lahadalia, has said. During the fourth quarter of 2021, ...

Antara News 27 Jan 2022 5:28 pm

Upward trend on: 15 Covid deaths, 15,807 cases in 24 hours

At least 15,807 new infections were recorded and 15 people died from Covid-19 in 24 hours till 8:00 am today, said a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The Daily Star 27 Jan 2022 5:25 pm

Displaced Kayah Civilians Going Hungry as Myanmar Junta Blocks Supplies

The rising price of rice and roadblocks by the regime have pushed many Kayah State civilians towards hunger. The post Displaced Kayah Civilians Going Hungry as Myanmar Junta Blocks Supplies appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

The Irrawaddy 27 Jan 2022 5:25 pm

Major Australian Energy Firm Woodside Announces Myanmar Pullout

The petroleum giant attributed the move to Myanmars deteriorating human rights situation; it follows last weeks exit announcements from Total and Chevron. The post Major Australian Energy Firm Woodside Announces Myanmar Pullout appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

The Irrawaddy 27 Jan 2022 5:04 pm

As Temperatures Drop, the Death Toll Climbs in Afghanistan

Without food or fuel, many Afghans will die of hunger and cold this winter.

The Diplomat 27 Jan 2022 5:01 pm

Social Affairs Ministry's HQ shut due to COVID-19 transmission

The headquarters of the Social Affairs Ministry in Jakarta have been closed as 60 employees have been diagnosed with COVID-19, Social Affairs Minister Tri Rismaharini has informed.All employees in the ministry's ...

Antara News 27 Jan 2022 4:55 pm

Not considering T20Is for next six months: Tamim

Bangladesh ODI captain Tamim Iqbal has decided to stay out of the national T20 squad for the next six months but said that he mightreturn to the side if he is needed ahead of the T20 World Cup in Australia in October.

The Daily Star 27 Jan 2022 4:55 pm

MP urges police chief to establish police precinct in Mandalika

The House of Representatives' Commission III legislator, Sari Yuliati, urged National Police Chief General Listyo Sigit Prabowo to expedite the establishment of a police precinct for Mandalika's special economic zone in ...

Antara News 27 Jan 2022 4:53 pm

Ministry works with BNPT to bolster monitoring of alms institutions

Religious Affairs Ministry's official confirmed that the ministry will collaborate with the National Counter Terrorism Agency (BNPT) and Social Affairs Ministry to monitor Islamic alms institutions' activities and prevent ...

Antara News 27 Jan 2022 4:48 pm

G20: Marine Ministry to prioritize ocean health, sustainable fishery

As part of the G20 Environment and Climate Sustainability Working Group (ECSWG) this year, the Marine Affairs and Fisheries Ministry will prioritize ocean health and sustainable fishery, an official has said. In a statement ...

Antara News 27 Jan 2022 4:46 pm

Will continue to seek death penalty for Wirawan: prosecutor's office

The West Java Prosecutor's Office has said that it will continue to seek a death sentence for Herry Wirawan, who has been charged with raping 13 pupils of a school where he was principal. Head of the Prosecutor's ...

Antara News 27 Jan 2022 4:44 pm

Human rights issues should become public discourse: Official

An official from the House of Representatives expects that issues related to human rights would become a public discourse, so that the state is encouraged to resolve them.I hope that human rights issues would become a ...

Antara News 27 Jan 2022 4:39 pm

Bodies of 3 fallen military personnel taken to Timika, Papua

The bodies of three military personnel who died in an ambush laid by armed separatists in Gome, Puncak district, Papua province, have been evacuated to Timika, Mimika district, a military commander informed here on ...

Antara News 27 Jan 2022 4:33 pm

Like BAKSAL didnt, this EC law too wont protect Awami League: BNP

Saying that the formation of Election Commission bill will not protect the ruling Awami league, BNP today said that this law will not be acceptable to the people of the country.

The Daily Star 27 Jan 2022 4:31 pm

Myanmars KBZ Group Dissolves Subsidiary That Operated Jade Mine With Military

Nilar Yoma Gems Co. Ltd. once engaged in jade mining with military-owned MEHL in Sagaing Region but had been inactive for several years. The post Myanmars KBZ Group Dissolves Subsidiary That Operated Jade Mine With Military appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

The Irrawaddy 27 Jan 2022 4:27 pm

Air India: Tata Group takes over loss-making national carrier

India's iconic national carrier has officially been handed over to its original founders, the Tata Group.

BBC 27 Jan 2022 3:52 pm

Syed Ershad Ahmed reelected as AmCham president

Syed Ershad Ahmed has been re-elected as the president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Bangladesh (AmCham) for 2021-22 tenure.

The Daily Star 27 Jan 2022 3:46 pm

Barty crushes Keys to make Australian Open final

A ruthless Ashleigh Barty swept into her first Australian Open final on Thursday with the top seed outgunning a resurgent Madison Keys in a clinical, straight-sets demolition.

The Daily Star 27 Jan 2022 3:45 pm

Stocks drop

Dhaka stocks dropped at the end of the day though the trading started on a positive note in the morning.

The Daily Star 27 Jan 2022 3:41 pm

Forty Junta Soldiers Reported Killed in Upper Myanmar

Resistance groups attacked a flotilla of eight military vessels on the Chindwin River in Sagaing Region over the course of five days. The post Forty Junta Soldiers Reported Killed in Upper Myanmar appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

The Irrawaddy 27 Jan 2022 3:38 pm

CEC and EC Appointment Bill 2022 passed in Parliament

The Appointment of the Chief Election Commissioner and Other Election Commissioners Bill-2022 was passed in parliament today.

The Daily Star 27 Jan 2022 3:37 pm

India at UNSC raises Pakistan armys genocide during Bangladeshs Liberation War

India recently at a programme of the United Nations Security Council, raised the issue of genocide carried out by Pakistan army during Bangladeshs 1971 liberation war.

The Daily Star 27 Jan 2022 3:35 pm

Indian rebels now brothers in arms with Myanmar military

The junta has made a secret pact with rebel groups in Indias northeast so they can join in attacks on PDFs in western Myanmars Chin State and Sagaing Region. The post Indian rebels now brothers in arms with Myanmar military appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

The Irrawaddy 27 Jan 2022 3:28 pm