Bangladesh team departed Dhaka Wednesday evening for the tour of Pakistan for the first time in more than a decade. Shakib, during a promotional activity for one of his endorsed brands dodged most of the questions related to cricket but did not hold back when it came to speaking of Team Bangladesh. “I would hope everyone will go there [Pakistan] safely and return home well after the series. Obviously, Bangladesh can get success there as Pakistan recently lost the three-game T20I series against Sri Lanka at their home 3-0. Since the ban, sighting Shakib in Mirpur has been a rarity.
January 22, 2020 13:52 UTC
During his 12-year tenure at Walmart, Glass built on the success of its founder, Sam Walton. “More than anyone beyond Sam Walton, David Glass is responsible for making Walmart the company it is today,” Rob Walton, Sam’s oldest son and a former Walmart chairman himself, said in a statement. A Wal-Mart store is seen in Encinitas, California April 13, 2016. Eager to sniff out his competitors, Glass visited Sam Walton’s second Walmart store, in Harrison, Arkansas, in 1964. “They asked me questions I knew nothing about,” Glass told Fortune.
January 22, 2020 13:18 UTC
File photo of Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka TribuneNo complaint has been heard regarding foreigners who stay, work in Bangladesh, he saysForeign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has said the government is pledge-bound to provide safety and security to every native and foreign citizen in Bangladesh. “We have several hundred thousand foreign nationals working in Bangladesh in various industrial sectors. Momen said Bangladesh has also fulfilled one of the most important requirements of the Global Compact on Migration (GCM) to that end. The foreign minister said establishment of safe, orderly and regular migration is a political priority as per their election manifesto. Momen also attended a dinner event hosted by Ecuadorian Minister for External Relations Christian Espianosa.
January 22, 2020 12:56 UTC
The Awami League-endorsed mayoral candidate in Dhaka North City Corporation says posters and banners make the city “dirty”. He made the remarks while campaigning at Fulpur in Rayerbazar on Wednesday after the High Court banned laminated posters in light of its damaging effect on the environment. The campaigners have already hung such posters by the thousands across the city ahead of the Feb 1 polls. “People are criticising the campaign for hanging the posters and banners because these are making the city dirty,” Atiqul said. I will campaign in a digital process instead of using posters and banners if the Election Commission wants it and a law is passed,” he addedAtiqul also pledged to introduce an online system for the citizens to pay holding tax within six months if he gets elected.
January 22, 2020 12:56 UTC
He also warned that any allegation of neglect of duty by the authorities will be dealt with accordingly. The CEC was addressing a security meeting at the Election Commission's headquarters in Dhaka on Wednesday ahead of the city elections on Feb 1. Expressing satisfaction with the atmosphere leading up to the polls, Huda said, "All eyes are on the Dhaka city elections. He also directed law enforcers to properly dispense with any allegation that comes up in the course of the elections. "We won't tolerate any negligence.
January 22, 2020 11:48 UTC
Photo: BigstockThey were constructing pillars at a BIWTA construction siteThree workers have been electrocuted to death while constructing pillars on the Buriganga river bank. The incident took place beside the Sikder Medical College and Hospital on Wednesday afternoon. The deceased are Monju Mia, 35, from Barguna and two brothers Jharu Sheikh, 55, and Saiful Sheikh, 45, from Sirajganj. He said that there were no safety measures taken for the workers at the site. The three died on the spot of a Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) construction site when an electric cable fell over the pillar they were constructing, a construction worker Md Shohag said.
January 22, 2020 11:26 UTC
There were no reports of injuries or damage, and the warning was downgraded an hour later. In recent weeks, Canberra and the cities of Sydney and Melbourne experienced air quality rated among the worst in the world under thick clouds of bushfire smoke. Consumer sentiment in January was 6.2% lower than a year earlier, according to the Melbourne Institute and Westpac Bank survey released on Wednesday. Consumer sentiment data is considered a leading indicator, running ahead of actual spending data. The huge bushfires have cut through the country's east coast during the peak summer months when many businesses usually rake in earnings from both domestic and foreign tourists.
January 22, 2020 11:03 UTC
The incident occurred near the Bonchouki BOP camp around 6 am on Wednesday, according to Lt Col Touhidul Alam, captain of Border Guards Bangladesh's Battalion 15. The dead have been identified as Suruj Mia, 32, a native of Purbo Amjhol village in Lalmonirhat, and his 17-year-old namesake from the same village. A group of about 10 cattle herders were approaching the Indian border in Daikhaowa when BSF troopers at Paglamari camp opened fire on them, said Touhidul. The BGB has written to the BSF in protest against the killings of the two Bangladeshis at the border, said Touhidul. The bodies have been sent to Lalmonirhat Sadar Hospital's morgue for post-mortem examinations, according to the BGB.
January 22, 2020 09:11 UTC
Prosecutors also say that Greenwald was communicating with the hackers while they were actively monitoring private chats on Telegram, a messaging app. Greenwald moved to Brazil in 2005 after meeting David Miranda, a Brazilian man he later married and who became a federal congressman last year. Greenwald first became widely known for his role in the release of classified national security documents leaked by Snowden in 2013. Prosecutors said Tuesday that they abided by that order until they found audio messages which, they argued, implicated Greenwald in criminal activity. The Committee to Protect Journalists expressed alarm over the case against Greenwald.
January 22, 2020 09:00 UTC
"I will continue to fight until the day I can remain to serve in the army," she said. The army said in a statement that while it will make efforts to protect soldiers' human rights and prevent discrimination, the surgery left Byun unable to continue to serve. "I thought I would finish serving in the army and then go through the transition surgery and then reenter the army as a female soldier. Byun said she still hopes to serve in the military in the future. "Apart from my gender identity, I want to show everyone that I can also be one of the great soldiers who protect this country."
January 22, 2020 09:00 UTC
How do I know if I’m infected with the new coronavirus? The six people who have died from the illness were in Wuhan, and many of the others infected had lived in or travelled there. Health officials said that the infected man, a resident of Snohomish County, Washington, had recently travelled in the Wuhan region. A day earlier, a top Chinese scientist said that the coronavirus was capable of spreading from person to person, adding to fears of a broader epidemic. The World Health Organisation has called a meeting Wednesday to decide whether to declare the coronavirus outbreak an international health emergency.
January 22, 2020 08:48 UTC
Bangladesh ranks 80th with an overall score of 5.88 on the Democracy Index 2019, up from the 88th position with a score of 5.57 a year ago. Despite gains on the latest index, Bangladesh is still classified as a hybrid regime and lags behind neighbouring India, a flawed democracy, which dropped 10 places to the 51st spot with a score of 6.90. The widespread imprisonment of Muslim minorities, coupled with other infringements of civil liberties, underpins the decline in China’s overall score. Overall, the average global score for democracy fell from 5.48 in 2018 to 5.44 in 2019. It is the worst average global score since the index was first produced in 2006.
January 22, 2020 08:15 UTC
Facial recognition software will be used to verify voters in 10 polling stations in the Medchai Malkajgiri district to "reduce impersonation cases," the Telangana state election commission said in an online notification late last week. Telangana's move comes as facial recognition technology is being installed in airports, railway stations and cafes across India, and as the government prepares to roll out a nationwide system, likely to be the world's biggest. Yet the ruling has not held back the rollout of facial recognition technology, according to digital rights activists who say its use is problematic without a data protection law. India is not the only country to use facial recognition in elections. Afghanistan used it in presidential polls last year, a move that women's rights activists said deterred many female voters from participating.
January 22, 2020 08:15 UTC