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Steve Wynn, chairman and CEO of Wynn Resorts, speaks during the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, US, May 3, 2017. — Reuters file photo Las Vegas casino billionaire Steve Wynn stepped down Saturday as Republican National Committee finance chairman, following allegations of decades of sexual misconduct. The 76-year-old former business rival turned […]

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The Islamic Development Bank or IDB has withdrawn $175.5 million (Tk 14.22 billion) fund commitments for two projects in Bangladesh as the country failed to comply with policy deadlines. The bank’s Director General for Country Relations and Services Walid Abdelwahab informed Finance Minister AMA Muhith about its decision on withdrawing the cumulative undisbursed commitments or […]

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Rasheda K Choudhury,Executive Director, Campaign for Popular Education (CAMPE) and Vice-President, Global Campaign for Education (GCE), talks toEresh Omar Jamal of The Daily Star about the fundamental deficits in our education system.  Rasheda K Choudhury What are some fundamental successes in our education sector in recent years? One major success has been the achievement of the […]

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo has been welcomed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during his trip to Dhaka. Hasina received the Indonesian president at the Tiger Gate of the Prime Minister’s Office at 9:49am on Sunday and presented him a bouquet, according to a statement. The two leaders then met privately before beginning official talks between […]

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BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia presides over a meeting of the party’s National Standing Committee at her Gulshan office on Saturday, January 27, 2018 Bangla Tribune The verdict in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case against Khaleda Zia and five others is set to be delivered on February 8 Observing that the date for giving verdict in […]

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Bangladesh’s Mahmudullah reacts during their tri-series final against Sri Lanka in Mirpur SaturdayDHAKA TRIBUNE/Md Manik As a batsman, one has to take the right decisions and know how to get out of a pressure situation, the veteran pacer Mashrafe bin Mortaza opined Bangladesh suffered yet another defeat in a multi-nation ODI tournament as they lost […]

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Afghan volunteers carry a body at the scene of a car bomb exploded in front of the old Ministry of Interior building in Kabul on Saturday. — AFP photo A bomb hidden in an ambulance killed at least 95 people and wounded about 158 in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Saturday when it blew up […]

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Maritime Security Dominates India-ASEAN Summit January 26, 2018 BenarNews 0 Comments By BenarNews By Akash Vashishtha and Rohit Wadhwaney Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged ASEAN leaders to strengthen maritime collaboration with his country during a speech here on Thursday that was widely believed to be aimed at countering China’s growing influence in South and […]

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Bangladesh delays repatriation of Rohingya refugees by Charles Stratford      23/1/2018 Bangladesh has delayed plans to repatriate hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled violence, including mass killings and rape, in Myanmar. The process was due to begin on Tuesday, but a list verifying the details of people to be sent back is still incomplete. There are fears that the Rohingya will be forced […]

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BREAK CORRUPTION WITH BITCOIN’S BACKBONE BY TOMICAH TILLEMANN Corruption, according to the United Nations, is a $3.6 trillion industry — and business is booming. The U.N. estimates that money stolen or paid in bribes each year now tops 5 percent of global GDP. Fortunately, these abysmal statistics may be poised for a turnaround thanks to […]

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Mashrafe rates victory over Sri Lanka as ‘one of Bangladesh’s best’

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A clinical all-round performance has brought Bangladesh their biggest ODI win in terms of run, and skipper Mashrafe Bin Mosrtaza thinks the victory over Sri Lanka is ‘one of the best in recent times’.  Before Friday’s massive 163-run win, Bangladesh’s biggest win was one of 160 runs against West Indies five years ago. The Tigers […]

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Afghan security forces keep watch as smoke rises from the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan on Sunday. — Reuters photo Gunmen in army uniforms who stormed Kabul›s Intercontinental Hotel late on Saturday and battled Afghan Special Forces through the night killed more than 30 people and wounded many more, although the final toll of dead and […]

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