Sakib can’t wait to join MCC meeting

NewsWorld365 - January 4, 2018

  Bangladesh all-rounder Sakib al Hasan said on Thursday that he was excited to get a chance to attend the prestigious MCC World Cricket Committee meeting, scheduled to be held on January 9 and 10 at Sydney in Australia. Sakib, who has been appointed as a member of World Cricket Committee of Marylebone Cricket Club effective October 1 last year, was expected to leave Dhaka on Sunday to attend the first meeting of the newly-announced committee. The 30-year old all-rounder is the first player from Bangladesh to be part of the esteemed committee and he is the only current player […]

4 hurt as helicopter crashes in Srimangal

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Four people were inured as a private helicopter crashed into Border Guard Bangladesh camp on Kalighat Road in Srimangal upazila of Moulvibazar on Wednesday. Srimangal Fire Service and Civil Defence fireman Zahir Hossain confirmed the incident. The injured were admitted to Srimangal Upazila Health Complex. Ripon Chandra Das, doctor of emergency department of the hospital, said, among the injured, two are BGB personnel and two are foreigners. Daily Observer

Can Eating Fish Make Kids Smarter?

NewsWorld365 - December 25, 2017

Myth has it that fish is brain food — but it just might be more than myth, a new study suggests. Kids who ate fish at least once a week had intelligence quotients, or IQs, that were nearly 5 points higher than the IQs for kids who ate less fish or none at all, the study found. Fish eaters also slept better. Though the study was done among Chinese children, American kids are just as likely to benefit from fish, according to lead researcher Jianghong Liu, an associate professor of nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing in […]

U-19s embark in positive mood

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After a few disappointments, such as losing to Afghanistan and Nepal, the Bangladesh Under-19 team recovered well by reaching the final of the tournament in the Asia Cup in Malaysia and that will be the confidence booster for Saif Hasan and his troops, who left for New Zealand to take part in the ICC Under-19 World Cup at midnight yesterday. The team will reach Christchurch tomorrow and will travel to Dunedin on the same day. Skipper Saif and Pinak Ghosh are the only two players who were part of the previous Under-19 World Cup at home in 2016, when they […]

China, Russia oppose UNGA resolution on Rohingya

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The UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution urging Myanmar to end the military campaign against Muslim Rohingyas. It also called on UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to assign a special envoy to the country, despite opposition once again from China, Russia and some regional countries. The resolution, put forward by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), was adopted by a vote of 122 to 10 with 24 abstentions. It further called for Myanmar to grant access to aid workers, ensure the return of all refugees and give full citizenship to them. China, Russia, Cambodia, Laos, the Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar, […]

Cyclone ‘Komen’ makes landfall crossing Ctg coast

NewsWorld365 - July 30, 2015

Cyclone ‘Komen’ weakened as it made a landfall hitting the Chittagong coast near Swandip around 9pm on Thursday. After the landfall, ‘Komen’ may move west-northeastwards and weaken gradually by giving precipitation, according to the latest special bulletin of the Meteorological Department. The maximum sustained wind speed within 54 km of the cyclone centre is about 60 kph rising to 70 kph in gusts. The sea remains very rough near the cyclone centre, the bulletin added. The maritime ports of Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar have been advised to keep hoisted danger signal No 7. The coastal districts of Cox’s Bazar, Chittagong, […]

Bengal Tigers under threat

NewsWorld365 - July 27, 2015

Poaching of tigers and its preys in the Sundarbans, commercial boat traffic through different channels and development activities within and near the world’s largest mangrove forest is threatening the Bengal tiger population. Now only 106 of the big cats are left in Bangladesh, according to a recent census. In total, only 170 tigers live in Bangladesh and Indian parts of the forests. The report came out just two days ahead of the International Tigers Day, held annually on July 29, to create awareness on tiger conservation. When asked about the census result, eminent tiger expert Professor Dr Monirul H Khan […]

Flood tightens grip on several districts of Bangladesh

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Five more people, including three women and a kid, were killed in a landslide triggered by heavy rains in Cox’s Bazar town early yesterday, barely a month after five died in landslides in the district. Some three lakh people have been marooned by flood water following the rise in water of the Matamuhuri. People took shelter on roads and highways as many houses were damaged in Chakaria, Pekua and Ramu upazilas. In Bandarban, the overall flood situation remained unchanged yesterday. The flash flood has left some 40,000 people without shelter. The road links between the district and other parts of […]

5 killed in Cox’s Bazar landslide

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Bangladesh Army members engage in rescue operation in Cox’s Bazar town where two people died and three remained missing after a landslide on July 27, 2015. Photo: Star Five people including three women and a six-year-old child were killed in a landslide triggered by incessant rain in Cox’s Bazar town today. Bangladesh Army, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), fire service and police carried out nearly 13 hours of rescue and dug out the bodies. At least four houses were buried in the landslide at 2:00am near the local radar station. A part of the station’s wall was also brought down by the […]

Oxfam: World must do more to stop Ebola becoming ‘disaster of our time’

NewsWorld365 - October 19, 2014

Countries must step up efforts to tackle the spread of Ebola in west Africa by providing more troops, funding and medical staff to prevent it from becoming the “definitive humanitarian disaster of our generation”, Oxfam has warned. The charity said the world had less than two months to curb the deadly virus, which has killed 4,500 people, but noted a crippling shortfall in military personnel to provide logistical support across the countries worst affected – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Its stark warning came as Britain and the US said the international community will be responsible for a substantial loss of life […]

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