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China’s Xi Jinping defends globalization at Davos

International Desk In a major speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Chinese President Xi Jinping positioned himself as a defender of globalization and free trade. It was the first time a Chinese head of state has appeared at the annual meeting of political and financial powerhouses, and the speech was one that would have been “unthinkable” from ... Read More »

32pc investment GDP ratio in next two-year: Muhith

Financial Desk Finance Minister AMA Muhith said the current investment environment of the country is very good and hoped that the investment GDP ratio would be 32 percent within the next two-year. He also expressed his firm hope that the country would attain 8.0 percent GDP growth in the two years. The Minister said this while addressing as the chief ... Read More »

BDCyclists set Guinness World Record

Sports Desk The biggest cyclists’ group in Bangladesh named BDCyclists, of 1,186 bicyclists set a new Guinness World Record of forming the world’s longest single lane of moving bicycles. Guinness Book of World Record authority officially acknowledged the record in their official page on Tuesday. Earlier, 984 cyclists of Bosnia set such record in 2015. To beat that record, BDCyclists ... Read More »

PM joins WEF meeting Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina joined the 47th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) kicked off Tuesday. The four-day meeting began at Congress Centre in Davos, a mountain resort at Graubunden in the eastern Alps region of Switzerland, under the theme “Responsive and Responsible Leadership”. President Xi Jinping of China, who was accompanied by the largest delegation of ... Read More »

De Villiers not retiring from Tests

Sports Desk AB de Villiers insists he is not planning to retire from Test cricket despite making himself unavailable for South Africa’s upcoming series in New Zealand. De Villiers has been sidelined since July with an elbow injury and has handed over the Test captaincy to Faf du Plessis and has not played a Test since January 2016 when he ... Read More »

OC among 8 cops summoned in B’baria Sarail police station OC and seven others are ordered to appear before the High Court for violating court order. The HC bench of Emdadul Haque Azad passed the order on Tuesday. The police officials’ are- Sarail police station officer-in-charge (OC) Rupak Kumar Saha, Sub-Inspector Abdul Alim, Constable Shah Alam, Motaleb, Shahdat, Mahir, Karim and Mannan. The court ordered them ... Read More »

Van Gaal ends coaching career after family tragedy

Sports Desk Former Manchester United and Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal has ended his coaching career following a family tragedy, Dutch media reported on Tuesday. The 65-year-old, who is out of work since United sacked him in May last year, has turned down a lucrative offer from China. “I could have gone there (China), but I’m still here,” van Gaal ... Read More »

Movement if expectation not reflected in president’s talks: BNP

Political Desk BNP standing committee member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain today warned that his party would take to the streets if people’s hope and expectation are not reflected in the president’s talks on formation of the new Election Commission. “We will take to the streets if Awami League’s expectation is upheld by the president,” Mosharraf said. The BNP leader came up ... Read More »

India builds world’s largest stadium

Sports Desk India will construct the world’s largest cricket stadium at Motera at a cost of Rs 700 crore, the foundation stone for which was laid on Monday. The Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium, expected to be completed in two years, will have a seating capacity of 1.10 lakh spectators.   Currently, the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia, is the world’s largest ... Read More »

President for united efforts to uphold democratic process Terming the democracy and development as complementary to each other, president Abdul Hamid has urged all to put united efforts so that the hard-earned democracy is not hampered in anyway.  ”I believe that all will put efforts to uphold the hard-earned independence and the spirit of liberation war. All will have to play role from their respective position irrespective ... Read More »