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President seeks rock solid OIC stance on Jerusalem issue

President M Abdul Hamid on Wednesday said the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) must not remain as bystander on Jerusalem issue as he joined an emergency summit of the Muslim nations’ major grouping, convened to decide a coordinated response to the US recognition of the city as Israel’s capital, reports BSS. “The OIC cannot remain […]

Rangpur Riders captain Mashrafee bin Murtaza (R) shares a light moment with team-mate Chris Gayle after defeating Dhaka Dynamites in the Bangladesh Premier League final at Mirpur on Tuesday. Veteran cricketer Mashrafee bin Murtaza expressed his willingness to continue playing domestic Twenty20 matches in the upcoming days after his side Rangpur Riders secured their maiden […]

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French president Emmanuel Macron escorts Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina out of the Elysee Palace in Paris following their meeting on Tuesday as part of the One Planet Summit. French president Emmanuel Macron is urging wealthy countries and global companies to commit more funds to combating global warming and help poorer nations deal with the […]

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Good ideas gone bad

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Nizamuddin Ahmed Ershad Shaheb perhaps had a Maoist idea when after seizing power in 1982 he proposed, ordered and then displayed what he and his cohorts at the time thought would become the trendiest phenomenon since Marilyn Monroe lost her purdah to the winds. His chosen luxury to bicycle from home to office on a barren Cantonment […]

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Sajjadur Rahman and AKM Zamir Uddin The cash-strapped Farmers Bank failed to repay interbank short-term loans of about Tk 700 crore to four banks over the past two months, a development that may further erode depositors’ confidence in the scam-hit bank. The interbank lending market is where banks borrow from each other for a specific term, mostly […]

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‘Fake News,’ Trump’s Obsession, Is Now a Cudgel for Strongmen By STEVEN ERLANGER   DEC. 12, 2017 President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, center, answers questions at the Gostiny Dvor studio during the annual “Direct Line with Vladimir Putin broadcast live” by Russian TV channels and radio stations in Moscow in June. Credit Mikhail Klimentiev/Agence France-Presse — […]

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Rangpur Riders’ master blaster Chris Gayle overshadowed Dhaka Dynamites captain Sakib al Hasan’s record of picking up most number of wickets in a season when he smashed 146 off 69 balls in the final of the fifth edition of Bangladesh Premier League on Tuesday. The Caribbean hard-hitting batsman hoisted Dhaka bowlers for 18 sixes to […]

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He feared that the government will now try to suppress alternative views and paths by regulating the judiciary. BNP on Tuesday alleged that the government has issued the gazette notification on the disciplinary rules for lower court judges keeping its control over it as part of a “serious conspiracy.” “We have struggled for a long […]

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