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Saudi crown prince Salman invited to join Mujib year celebration

Dhaka has invited Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman to visit here to attend final celebration of birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in next March or to join the celebration of Bangladesh’s 50 years independence. Foreign minister Dr AK Abdul Momen made the invitation today while Saudi Ambassador to Bangladesh EssaYussef Essa Al Dulaihan called on him at State Guest House Padma in the capital, a foreign ministry press release said. During the meeting, the ambassador appris...

American dream at stake 

[caption id="attachment_28271" align="alignleft" width="119"] Amjad Hossain[/caption] This is in fact the picture of the situation in the United States of America, but the decision will be decided after the election in November this year followed by votes by the electoral college as well. The electoral college consists of 538 electors while majority of 270 electoral votes decides the President. It is interesting to note that electors are selected by political parties either before the general election or during the general electi...

Pakistan highway rape sparks outrage

Police in Pakistan have arrested 15 people believed to be linked to the rape of a woman on a major highway, an incident that has attracted national outcry with demands for greater justice for victims of sexual violence.

The woman was attacked when her car broke down in the early hours of Thursday while she was driving from the city of Lahore, capital of Punjab province, to Gujranwala with her children.

Unidentified assailants attacked her as she stopped her vehicle, smashing her car window before ...

Biden accuses Trump of betraying Americans on coronavirus

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden accused President Donald Trump on Wednesday of betraying the American people, saying he knowingly lied about the deadliness of the novel coronavirus in what amounted to a “dereliction” of duty.

According to newly released recordings of interviews done in February for a book by journalist Bob Woodward, Trump acknowledged he knew how deadly and contagious the coronavirus was but played it down because he did not want to create a panic. With weeks remaining u...

Activists pull down statue of Canada’s 1st Prime Minister MacDonald

Activists in Montreal have pulled down a statue of Canada's first prime minister Sir John A MacDonald, who was linked to cruel policies that killed many indigenous people in the late 19th Century.

Video captured the moment the statue's head flew off and bounced on the pavement nearby. Quebec's head of government condemned it as "unacceptable". "Destroying parts of our history is not the solution," said François Legault.
No arrests have been made, according to Canadian broadcaster CBC. MacDonald was prime minister of Canada for 19 years in the 1860s-1890s and is remembered for his nation-building policies but he also created the ...

Abe announces resign over health problems

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Friday he will resign over health problems, in a development that kicks off a leadership contest in the world’s third-largest economy.

“I have decided to step down from the post of the prime minister,” he told a press conference, saying he was suffering from a recurrence of the ulcerative colitis that ended his first term in office, reports BSS. Abe said he was receiving a new treatment for the condition, which needed to be administered on a regular basis which would n...