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 [...]

Jazz Superstar Keely Smith Dies at 89

Jazz superstar Keely Smith, best known for her immortal duets with her late husband Louis Prima, has died of heart failure at 89.
Smith began her professional career her hometown of Norfolk, Virginia when Prima hired her to sing with his band while she still a teenager.
Smith was known for her cool demeanor, her deep smoky [...]

Bitcoin Futures Begin Trading on CME, Price Decline ...

Another security based on the price of bitcoin, the digital currency that has soared in value and volatility this year, began trading on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange on Sunday.
The CME Group, which owns the exchange, opened up bitcoin futures for trading at 6 p.m. EST on Sunday. The futures contract that expires in January opened [...]

Incumbent Hernandez Declared Winner of Disputed Pre ...

Election authorities in Honduras have declared incumbent president Juan Orlando Hernandez the winner of the disputed November election, while the opposition loudly cries fraud.
Hernandez won a little less than 43 percent of the vote while leftist challenger Salvador Nasralla got less than 42 percent.
Street protests have killed as many as 20 people.
Nasralla will be in [...]

UNSC to Vote on Resolution Rejecting US Recognition ...

The UN Security Council plans to vote on a draft resolution Monday rejecting U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.
As a permanent council member, the U.S. will likely veto the Egyptian-sponsored text.
Reuters says the resolution does not mention the United States or President Donald Trump by name. But the draft expresses “deep regret at [...]

Conservative Ex-President Pinera Easily Wins Chile ...

Billionaire former President Sebastian Pinera easily won Chile’s presidential runoff election Sunday, moving the world’s top-copper producing country back to the right in the footsteps of other Latin American nations.
His rival, center-left Sen. Alejandro Guillier, conceded defeat to his supporters and said he called Pinera to offer congratulations.
Officials said the former president had 54.6 percent [...]