Thursday, February 22

Day: March 30, 2017

Donald and Melania Trump are doing just fine, according to a friend
America, ENGLISH

Donald and Melania Trump are doing just fine, according to a friend

    Donald and Melania Trump are doing just fine, according to a friend Despite recent rumours that President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have been going through a rough patch, a close friend of the couple insists that this isn't the case. In an interview with the Washington Post on Monday, Karen LeFrak - a longtime friend of the couple and wife of developer Richard LeFrak - was asked how Trump was adjusting to her new role as first lady, and how the change has affected her marriage, if at all. Mrs. Trump is enjoying her life and new role, she said, adding that [she and her husband] are very happy! Their relationship is great. All these rabid rumours about her and their relationship are laughable and fictional, she continued. LeFrak went on to insist that the fir...
A International Airport renamed in Ronaldo honour
ENGLISH, Europe

A International Airport renamed in Ronaldo honour

    Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo stands past a bust presented during a ceremony where Madeira's airport in Funchal is to be renamed after Cristiano Ronaldo, on Madeira island, on 29 March, 2017. Ronaldo had an international airport renamed in his honour on Wednesday but it was a newly unveiled bust of him that soon became a major talking point. Five thousand screaming fans, the Portuguese talisman himself and the country’s prime minister and the president were all in attendance at the airport of Madeira, the island where Ronaldo was born. To see this airport bear my name is a very special thing, said Ronaldo, 32, who skippered Portugal to victory in the European championships last year. Everyone knows I am proud of my roots. Real Madrid star Ronaldo, speaking at a n...
Judge in Hawaii extends order blocking Trump’s travel ban
America, ENGLISH

Judge in Hawaii extends order blocking Trump’s travel ban

    A federal judge in Hawaii decided Wednesday to extend his order blocking President Donald Trump's travel ban. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson issued the longer-lasting hold on the ban just hours after hearing arguments. Hawaii says the policy discriminates against Muslims and hurts the state's tourist-dependent economy. The implied message in the revised ban is like a "neon sign flashing 'Muslim ban, Muslim ban'" that the government didn't bother to turn off, state Attorney General Douglas Chin told the judge. Extending the temporary order until the state's lawsuit was resolved would ensure the constitutional rights of Muslim citizens across the U.S. are vindicated after "repeated stops and starts of the last two months," the state has said. The government says the ban ...
News brief From Bangladesh High Commission London
ENGLISH, London

News brief From Bangladesh High Commission London

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged the people of all strata to resist terrorism and militancy. The Premier told this at a mammoth public rally in Faridpur yesterday afternoon. Earlier, the Premier inaugurated and laid the foundation stones of 33 development projects from the meeting venue. Prime Minister said her government has been working tirelessly to ensure basic needs of the people including food, healthcare, education, clothes and housing. The Premier also said her government re-opened the community clinics, and currently people are receiving healthcare services from 18,337 such clinics and union health centers. The Premier said this while World Health Organisation Regional Director for Southeast Asia Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh H...
Bangladeshi girl receives Women of Courage award from US
America, ENGLISH

Bangladeshi girl receives Women of Courage award from US

    Sharmin Akter, a Bangladeshi young activist against early and forced marriage, has received 2017 International Women of Courage (IWOC) Award from US First Lady Melania Trump and the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas A Shannon. At only 15 years of age, Sharmin Akter courageously resisted her mother’s attempts to marry her off and secured the precious right to continue her education, setting a bright example for teenage girls across South Asia facing similar pressures, reports UNB. Bangladesh has one of the world’s highest rates of child marriage, a trend that threatens the health, safety, and education of millions of girls and undermines the country’s progress. The award-giving ceremony was held at the US Department of State at 11am (Washington time) on ...
Comilla City Poll: AL, BNP aspirants cast votes
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Comilla City Poll: AL, BNP aspirants cast votes

    Awami League mayoral candidate Anjum Sultana Seema and her contestant Bangladesh National Party (BNP) aspirant Monirul Haque Sakku cast their votes as the Comilla City Corporation Election began on Thursday morning. Anjum Sultana Seema cast her vote at Comilla Modern Primary School center at about 9:15am. On the other hand, BNP candidate and former mayor Monirul Haque Sakku exercise his franchise at Hocchamia High School Centre at about 9:30am. The balloting in 103 polling stations across the city began at about 8:00am and it will continue till 4:00pm without any break. A neck-to-neck fight is expected to be held between AL mayoral candidate Anjuman Sultana Sima and BNP mayoral rival and immediate past mayor Monirul Haque Sakku. Two other mayoral candidates—Md Mamunur Rash...