Last updated Sunday 20th February 2011

Israel to crush Palestinian uprising
Big News
Sunday 20th February, 2011
A promise of change was heard from America, but instead, it continued with its automatic responses and its blind support of Israel's settlement building,"
Until now the U.S. has been but a sideshow in the in the upheavel sweeping across the Middle East.
A major risk for the U.S. has been whether the anger and frustration that has inspired the protests that have been unleashed in several Mideast and North African nations would spill over to the U.S. So far that has not been the case.  Read More>>

Records Fall As Sehwag And Kohli Pummel Bangladesh
19 February 2011
Virat Kohli (left) jumps up to celebrate his century in the World Cup's opening game
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Virender Sehwag broke a host of records and Virat Kohli also scored a century as India opened the Cricket World Cup 2011 in style by hitting Bangladesh for 370 for four.
Sehwag cracked 175 in 140 balls - a new career-best - while Kohli was unbeaten on exactly 100 as India set a new ground record in Mirpur to put fellow co-hosts Bangladesh in big trouble. Read More>>

'Charges against Muhammad Yunus politically motivated'
Friday 18th February, 2011
Big News (IANS)
(September 20, 2010 - Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images North America)
Eminent people from across the world have formed 'Friends of Grameen', vowing to protect the micro-credit pioneer and Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus from 'politically orchestrated' attacks.

Over 50 charities and public figures, including former World Bank president James Wolfensohn, former chief justice of India J.S. Verma and French-born American actress Yeardley Smith have joined hands to form the voluntary body.Read More>>

'No tickets', so Khaleda Zia skips World Cup opening
Big News (IANS)
Friday 18th February, 2011
Bangladesh opposition leader and former prime minister Khaleda Zia stayed away from the opening ceremony of the Cricket World Cup. Her office said she got 'only an invitation card' and no tickets to attend matches.
She, however, expressed her best wishes for the Bangladesh team Thursday night and welcomed the foreign cricketers and guests. Read More>>

Hailstorm hit 2 districts; injure over 100 people, damage houses and crops
Reported by: UNBconnect
Reported on: February 16, 2011 19:38 PM
Hailstorm hit Thakurgaon and Panchagarh districts on Wednesday, leaving over 100 people injured and damaging houses and standing crops.

In Thakurgaon, over 100 people were injured and 70 thatched houses damaged in a hailstorm that swept four out of the five upazilas in the district. UNB>>

Muslim Brotherhood Eyes Party Formation in Egypt
World | February 15, 2011, Tuesday
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood representatives Essam el-Arian, Mohammed Mursi, and Saad al-Katatni address a press conference in Cairo, Egypt, 06 February 2011.

The Muslim Brotherhood is now willing to organize a political party in Egypt once the restrictions for that are lifted.

"When the popular demand for the freedom to form parties is realized, the group will found a political party," a statement on the organization's website reads. Read More>>

Jordanians say queen guilty of corruption
Big News
Monday 14th February, 2011
In a letter published this week by 36 Jordanian tribal leaders, King Abdullah's wife has been accused her of serving her own interests by stealing money from treasury.

Tribal leaders, representing nearly 40% of the population, sent the letter to warn of an uprising similar to that in Egypt. Read More>>

“Delhi police comes here every week to torture us”
By Md. Ali,
14 February 2011
New Delhi: Razia Begum, a resident of Barpetta in Assam, broke down while narrating trauma and torture, she sustained at the hands of Delhi police during her stay in Delhi since last 24 years. Few days back when the Rohini police picked her daughter Rani, the terrible memories of 15 years earlier, haunted Razia back and she couldn’t help crying before this correspondent.

Razia’s only son, Abdur Razzaque committed suicide in 2006, thanks to the weekly harassment by Delhi police on the name of being illegal Bangladeshis and a couple of other problem; but she claimed that police showed his suicide as a result of depression and drugs.>>

Human chain demands more public toilets
February 14, 2011 17:47 PM
Reported in: National
Dhaka, Feb 14 (UNB) - Speakers at a human chain on Monday demanded setting up more standard public toilets at public places and institutions, aiming to minimize the public sufferings during work hours.

They said that most of people in the city stay in their workplaces during the day, and they face miserable sufferings in absence of adequate and standard toilets, which directly contribute to degrading their health, the environment and the economy.

Save The Environment Movement, a voluntary organization, arranged the human chain at the TSC circle of Dhaka University (DU) in the city this (Monday) morning.

Chaired by Peace secretary general Ifma Hossain, the human chain was attended, among others, by green activists Aslam Khan, Sabina Nayem, Atiq Morshed, Amir Hasan, Nazim Uddin and Hazi Ansar Ali.

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