Home / Author Archives: Mr. Admin (page 1244)

Author Archives: Mr. Admin

Indefinite transport strike on Dirai-Sunamganj route

Sunamganj Correspondent : Transport owners and workers enforced an indefinite strike on Sunamganj-Dirai road from Friday morning, protesting the torching of a bus after a road accident. The strike called by Sunamganj Road Transport Owners-Workers Unity Council began at 6am. The association will also enforce an indefinite strike on all routes in the district from Sunday if any action is not ...

Read More »

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves Kathmandu for home

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left Kathmandu for home. Photo: Kathmandu Post Kathmandu, Aug 31 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left here for home on Friday afternoon completing her two-day official visit to Nepal to attend the 4th summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (Bimstec). A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh carrying the Prime ...

Read More »

Coca-Cola to buy Costa chain for £3.9bn

Coca-Cola is to buy the Costa coffee chain from owner Whitbread in a deal worth £3.9bn. Whitbread said its board had unanimously approved the deal as being in the best interests of shareholders.   Whitbread chief executive Alison Brittain said the company would now focus on its Premier Inn business in the UK and Germany.   Whitbread bought Costa, which ...

Read More »

Janmashtami 2018: When is Gokulashtami? Date, significance, celebrations

Celebrated by Hindus across the world, Janmashtami or Gokulashtami marks the birth of the Lord Vishnu’s eighth reincarnation, Lord Krishna. Lord Krishna was born on the eighth day of the Krishna Paksh (waning moon) in the month of Shrawan, according to the Hindu calendar. This year, the festival of Janmashtami will be celebrated on 2nd September.   Significance   According ...

Read More »

Teenagers who smoke and drink suffer ill effects by age of 17

Teenagers who smoke and drink alcohol are causing visible damage to their arteries by the age of 17, a study has revealed. Tests showed stiffening of the arteries had begun by this relatively young age.   These physical changes have been linked with an increased risk of heart and blood vessel problems, such as stroke and heart attack, in later ...

Read More »

Korean envoy to travel to North for pre-summit talks

South Korean media say President Moon Jae-in will send an envoy to North Korea next week for talks on a nuclear standoff and to set up a summit planned for next month.   There has been growing worry over the slow pace of getting North Korea to end its nuclear program following President Donald Trump’s landmark summit with North Korean ...

Read More »

Chile’s Michelle Bachelet to be new UN Human Rights Chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has chosen former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet to be the world body’s new human rights chief. She replaced Jordan’s outspoken Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, who is stepping down at the end of the month after a four-year term in the Geneva-based job.   Bachelet, a victim of torture under the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, was conservative Chile’s ...

Read More »

Afghan official says roadside bomb kills 5 police in east

An Afghan official says a roadside bomb has killed five border police and wounded four others in eastern Nangarhar province. A vehicle carrying the officers struck the mine in Achin District on Thursday, police officer Qais Saifi told The Associated Press on Friday.   No one immediately took responsibility but Saifi blamed the Islamic State group, saying they regularly plant ...

Read More »

Pakistan rally ends after Dutch cartoon contest is canceled

Thousands of Pakistan’s hard-line Islamists have called off their rally after reaching near Islamabad following the cancellation of a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest by a Dutch anti-Muslim lawmaker. The far-right opposition politician Geert Wilders said Thursday he canceled the cartoon contest following death threats and concerns other people could be put at risk.   The decision prompted Khadim Hussain Rizvi, ...

Read More »

Television reporter killed in Mexico

A Mexican television reporter was shot dead Wednesday in the resort city of Cancun, becoming the eighth journalist to be killed this year in a country notoriously dangerous for the media. Javier Enrique Rodriguez Valladares worked as a cameraman and reporter for Canal 10.   The station said his family had confirmed his death.   The government of Quintana Roo ...

Read More »