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Implementing SDGs in Bangladesh

Bangladesh, May 23 -- Bangladesh, as part of its commitment to share progress and success stories in implementing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), has decided to take part in the Voluntary National Review at the UN High Level Political Forum to be held in New York from July 10 to July 19. Bangladesh has an inspiring story to tell. We have earned many international accolades for achievements in Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). In taking o... Read More


PVC winner Abdul Hamid's widow recalls his sacrifice

Tarn Taran, May 23 -- The last wish of 92-year-old Rasoolan Bibi to pay tribute to her husband, Company Quartermaster Havildar Abdul Hamid, who was awarded Param Vir Chakra (posthumously), at his "samadhi" (mausoleum) at Asal Uttar in Tarn Taran district was finally fulfilled on Monday.

A soldier in the 4th Battalion, The Grenadiers of the Indian Army, Hamid died in the Khem Karan sector during the 1965 Indo-Pak War in the battle of Asal Uttar,... Read More


ISIS posted video: Explosions, fatalities and injuries at Manchester Arena concert

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The Greater Manchester Police have confirmed at least 20 are dead and hundreds are injured following explosions at the Manchester Arena where an Ariana Grande concert was being held.

The eTN Editor observed a very professional video appeared on TWITTER glorifying the terror organization Islamic State and included "Manchester" as an achievement ... Read More


ISA pact signed by 3 more nations, India sets aside $2 bn for solar projects in Africa

Gandhinagar, May 23 -- The International Solar Alliance (ISA), launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with former French president Francois Hollande at the UN Climate Change conference in Paris in November 2015, received a major boost on Monday as three more countries signed the ISA Framework Agreement on the side lines of the African Development Bank's annual meeting in Gandhinagar.

The Republic of Nauru meanwhile ratified the framework... Read More


Moderate Iran triumphs

India, May 23 -- Hassan Rouhani must push ahead with his liberal reforms and sideline hardliners

With more than 57 per cent of the Iranian voters endorsing another term for the moderate President Hassan Rouhani, the electorate's message could not have been more emphatic: The people of Iran want greater integration of their nation with the world, especially the West, which Rouhani has promised on terms fair to Iran; they seek increasingly high le... Read More


Business Development Confce of Islami Bank held

Dhaka, May 23 -- Business Development Conference of Islami Bank Bngladesh Limited, Chittagong area was held at Chittagong Zonal Office recently.

Managing Director and CEO of the Bank Md. Abdul Hamid Miah addressed the program as a chief guest. Abu Reza Md. Yeahia, and Mohammad Munirul Mowla, Deputy Managing Directors addressed the function as a special guests.

Executive Vice President and Head of Chittagong South Zone Md. Nizamul Haque, Executi... Read More


Karzai reacts at Trump's remarks in Riyadh summit

Afghanistan, May 22 -- The former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said terrorism is the result of the policy and action of the United States and its allies, claiming that terrorists have no place in worship places and communities of Muslims.

The remarks by Karzai was apparently aimed at the remarks of the US President Donald Trump at the Riyadh summit.

"Dear President @realDonaldTrump, Terrorists are not in Muslim places of worship nor in our... Read More


Trump in Israel: 'Rare opportunity' to achieve peace in Middle East

London, May 22 -- After his meeting with the Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia, United States President Donald Trump has said that the meet was "a rare opportunity" to bring peace to the strife-torn Middle Eastern region.

His comments came after he landed in Israel, thereby, becoming the first U.S. President to visit Western Wall amid the controversy between Israel and Palestine over sovereignty crisis.

"We have before us a rare opportunity to bri... Read More


Taliban and ISIS militants among 14 killed in East of Afghanistan

Afghanistan, May 22 -- At least fourteen militants including Taliban insurgents and loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were killed during the clashes and counter-terrorism operations in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

The provincial government media office in a statement said the militants were killed in Koz Kunar and Achin districts.

The statement further added that eight militants were also woun... Read More


WHO election and the campaign against African health experts, By Tami Hultman

Nigeria, May 22 -- There is high drama in Geneva as health experts worry whether politics will outweigh accountability and experience in tomorrow's down-to-the-wire balloting for Director-General of the UN World Health Organization.

A smear campaign three months ago derailed the expected selection of Nigerian physician Muhammad Pate to head the Global Fund to Combat Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria. This month, a last-minute attack on the candidac... Read More