Use of Quran, children during hartal slated

Amend NWDP :  Charmonai peer
Use of Quran, children during hartal  slated
Staff Reporter
The Islamic Andolan Bangladesh (IAB) Ameer and Charmonai Peer Mufti Syed Muhammad Rejaul Karim on Wednesday urged the government to amend 29 sections of the National Women Development Policy (NWDP) -2011 as those contradicted with the Quran and the Sunnah.
Briefing the newsmen at IAB [...]

India clinch World Cup

India clinch World Cup

Heartbreak for India and jubilation for Sri Lanka as Lasith Malinga sees off Sachin Tendulkar during World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka in  Mumbai on Saturday.  Internet
Sports Reporter
India clinched the ICC Cricket World Cup title when they defeated Sri Lanka by six wickets in the final in Mumbai on Saturday.
Electing [...]

Rival forces battle for control of Abidjan

800 killed in violence so far
Rival forces battle for control of Abidjan

Smoke rises from the centre of Abidjan.AP photo
BBC Online
Heavy fighting is taking place in Ivory Coast’s main city, Abidjan, for a third day as rival forces battle for power.
Fighters loyal to internationally-recognised president Alassane Ouattara battled for control of the presidential palace and barracks [...]

Bangladesh relief goods handed over to Japan

Bangladesh relief goods handed over to Japan
Staff Reporter
Bangladesh Ambassador to Japan AKM Majibur Rahman Bhuiyan accompanied by Embassy officials, Saturday handed over relief materials from Bangladesh Government to the Japanese authorities, at Narita Airport.
While receiving the relief materials, Japanese officials thanked the Government of Bangladesh for its friendly gesture. The Bangladesh Ambassador also reiterated Bangladesh [...]

India in WC final

India in WC final
Sports Reporter
India reached the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 when they overcame Pakistan by 29  runs in the second semi-final in Mohali on Wednesday.
Electing to bat first, India posted a fighting total of 260 for the loss of nine wickets in the stipulated 50 overs and then they bowled [...]

Nicaraguan President Cancels Pension Plan Changes t ...

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has scrapped plans to overhaul the country’s social security system. 
His announcement last week of changes to the country’s pension plan sparked days of deadly protests. 
The president said Sunday the plan to increase worker contributions to social security and to lower pensions is being “revoked, cancelled, put aside.” He added, “We cannot [...]

Pakistan’s Pashtuns Rally for Rights

Several thousand people attended a rally in Pakistan’s second largest city, Lahore, to demand justice for the country’s ethnic Pashtun population, despite an initial crackdown by local authorities.
Manzoor Pashteen, the 26-year-old leader of the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (Pashtun Protection Movement, also PTM), said he wanted to present the facts to the people of Lahore that [...]

Israeli Minister Vows to Help Ethiopian Jews Move t ...

Israel’s Justice minister vowed to help Ethiopia’s Jews immigrate to Israel as soon as possible during a rare visit to Ethiopia.
Ayelet Shaked visited the synagogue in Addis Ababa on Sunday.
“These programs that will eventually reunite Ethiopian Jews with their families in Israel are not generally easy,” said Shaked to the group gathered in the synagogue.
“But [...]

11 Migrants Die, 263 Rescued off Libya Coast

The Libyan navy said it has recovered the bodies of 11 migrants and rescued 263 others in two separate operations off Libya’s western coast.
The migrants were from various sub-Saharan African countries, he said.
Libya is the most common departure point for migrants trying to reach Europe by sea. More than 600,000 crossed the central Mediterranean to [...]

Somalia Finance Minister Says Country Passes Trust ...

Somalia’s finance minister said the country is winning in its effort to get the trust of international financial institutions and could receive debt relief as early as next year.
Abdirahman Duale Beileh, who participated in the spring meeting of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank last week in Washington, said Somalia has “passed [the] [...]