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INGOs, UN agencies should help develop local NGOs, seminar told

Bangladesh, Aug. 20 -- Speakers at a seminar Saturday demanded fair partnership from international non-government organisations (INGOs) and UN agencies for sovereign and sustainable growth of local NGOs and civil society organisations (CSOs).

The representatives of CSOs said INGOs and UN agencies should come out of direct operation and should facilitate local NGOs to grow.

They must not raise funds at local level and they have to prepare partne... Read More


Bannon declares end of Trump presidency 'that we fought for'

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 -- Ousted from the post of White House chief strategist in yet another churn of personnel, Stephen Bannon told a conservative news publication on Friday that the "Trump presidency we fought for, and won, is over".

Bannon, who headed the isolationist nationalist wing of the administration and was its key far-right figure, then went back to Breitbart News - a publication he had headed before joining the Trump campaign. He chair... Read More


Eight injured in Russia stabbing case, ISIS claims responsibly

Moscow, Aug. 20 -- At least eight people have been injured in the central Russian city of Surgut after a man started stabbing people with knife on the main road.

As per Anadolu News report, the suspected attacker has been shot dead by the police after the assault.

Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has taken responsibility of the attack, the group's Amaq news agency said.

Further investigations are underway and the security level has been ... Read More


Child deaths in Gorakhpur triggers political spat between Yogi and Rahul

India, Aug. 20 -- The child deaths in Gorakhpur triggered a political spat on Saturday as chief minister Yogi Adityanath described visiting leaders to the hospital as picnickers, prompting Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi to counter that the tragedy was "government-made".

Gandhi met families of children who died at Baba Raghav Das Medical College, the largest government hospital in five-term parliamentarian Adityanath's constituency before h... Read More


Trump supports Bannon in Breitbart News, says 'fake news needs competition'

Washington D.C., Aug. 20 -- United States President Donald Trump showed his support to former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon's shift to Breitbart News by saying, "Fake News needs the competition,"

"Steve Bannon will be a tough and smart new voice at @BreitbartNews...maybe even better than ever before. Fake News needs the competition," Trump tweeted.

Bannon had returned at the helm of conservative Breitbart News website and chaired ... Read More


Abe's Cabinet reshuffle for dynamism in governance

India, Aug. 20 -- In the face of serious political, economic, and security challenges, the Japanese Prime Minister is trying to restore balance and stability, says RAJARAM PANDA

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is facing serious political, economic and security challenges. At the political level, his popularity rate plummeted as his administration was hurt by a series of scandals, including alleged favouritism of a school operator headed by a c... Read More


2 DAV CSPur students selected for NASA visit

BHUBANESWAR, Aug. 20 -- In the recently-published results of the third and final round of International Mathematics and Science Olympiad, Yash Mishra of Class-7 and Swetasnigdha of Class-8 of the DAV Public School, Chandrasekharpur here emerged as the 1st and 2nd position holders, respectively.

Both Yash and Swetasnigdha will get gold medals, citations, tablets and 10 days' guided visit to NASA, USA. Yash would visit NASA for the second time wit... Read More


Berlin confce to protect Sundarbans

Dhaka, Aug. 20 -- A EUROPEAN conference on Sundarbans started in German capital Berlin yesterday to discuss how to protect the world's greatest mangrove forest from destruction at a time when our government is determined to continue with the construction of the giant Rampal Coal-fired Plant. It is being built as a joint venture with India National Thermal Power Corporation. No suggestion from local and international environment groups and human r... Read More


Chief strategist Bannan quits

Dhaka, Aug. 20 -- Stephen K. Bannon, the embattled chief strategist who helped President Trump win the 2016 election by embracing their shared nationalist impulses, departed the White House on Friday after a turbulent tenure shaping the fiery populism of the president's first seven months in office.

Mr. Bannon's exit, the latest in a string of high-profile West Wing shake-ups, came as Mr. Trump is under fire for saying that "both sides" were to ... Read More


Taliban calls on US to withdraw forces as Afghanistan celebrates 98th Independence Day

Afghanistan, Aug. 19 -- The Taliban insurgents group in Afghanistan called on the United States to withdraw the coalition forces as Afghanistan celebrates the 98th anniversary of its independence day.

The group in a statement warned of persistent war and violence with the presence of the foreign forces, claiming that the insurgency led by the group is closer to reclaim the control of the power.

The statement further added that the US-led coalit... Read More