NEWS OF THE DAYRussian FM Lavrov on Thursday denounced European “hysterics” over Ukraine’s rejection of a historic EU deal that would have pulled it out of Moscow‘s orbit for the first time. “This situation is linked to the hysterics that certain Europeans went into over the fact that Ukraine, using its sovereign right, decided at this stage not to sign certain agreements that Ukrainian experts and authorities found disadvantageous.
The World Bank (WB) has approved a total of $390 million additional financing for two ongoing projects in the education sector in Bangladesh aiming to enhance quality monitoring and provide stipends to financially insolvent students. This is a credit-package from the WB’s concessionary arm known as International Development Association (IDA), and the maturity period of the credit is 40 years with a 10-year grace period. It carries a service charge of 0.75 percent, a WB statement said Thursday. Of the total amount, $265 million will come for one project styled “Secondary Education Quality and Access Enhancement Project” and the remaining $125 million for another project titled “Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project”. ... more ›
Being overweight or obese has been linked to numerous health problems, including cancer. Researchers recently used imaging studies to evaluate the true relationship between fat and cancer. This new study discovered that the location and type of fat men and women carried held the key to how fat impacted their cancer risks. The overall amount of fat a woman carried impacted her cancer chances, but not a man’s, while increasing amounts of visceral fat surrounding the organs in the abdomen increased the cancer risks of both genders. For this study, a team of investigators — led by Rachel Murphy, PhD, a researcher at the Laboratory of Epidemiology, and Population Sciences, Intramural Research... more ›
Awami League advisory council member Suranjit Sengupta Thursday said that Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad’s U-turn at the critical moment is politically suicidal. “Ershad talked with us on participation of polls and lobbied for getting important portfolios in the cabinet. His present position is unexpected,” he said. The AL leader made the remarks speaking a discussion organised by Bangabandhu Sangskritik Jote at Public Library auditorium in the city. “It is tough to obtain a post in cabinet but tougher to quit. Ministers have to submit their resignation papers to the Prime Minister. Later, the resignation papers of the ministers are accepted by the President in accordance with the advice of the... more ›
Upset over the mindless violence across the country, apparel manufacturers have decided to form a human chain tomorrow in front of the BGMEA complex in the city, aiming to send out a strong message to the politicians – ‘save the RMG sector, save the economy’. Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association of Bangladesh (BGMEA), Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BKMEA) and Bangladesh Textiles Mills Association (BTMA) will jointly form the human chain, said a BGMEA leader on Thursday. The programme will start at 11:00am where the present and past leaders of the three trade bodies will address. —UNB... more ›
Russian FM Lavrov on Thursday denounced European “hysterics” over Ukraine’s rejection of a historic EU deal that would have pulled it out of Moscow‘s orbit for the first time. “This situation is linked to the hysterics that certain Europeans went into over the fact that Ukraine, using its sovereign right, decided at this stage not to sign certain agreements that Ukrainian experts and authorities found disadvantageous.... more ›
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