HC stays BNP pick Sabira Sultana’s jail term, lawyer says she can run for parliament

The High Court has stayed the conviction and six-year jail term of the BNP’s Jashore-2 candidate Sabira Sultana. It means there is no bar on her to contest in the parliamentary

BNP’s Nazrul: Jamaat also has freedom fighters

BNP leader Nazrul Islam Khan has said the Jamaat-e-Islami also has freedom fighters as members and he sees no problem in nominating their leaders for the election. “Let us

CEC Huda sees competition as election nears

Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda has claimed the December election will be competitive as everyone expected. None of the nomination seekers in 300 seats have

The real China challenge: Managing its decline

In 2009, The Economist wrote about an up-and-coming global power: Brazil. Its economy, the magazine suggested, would soon overtake that of France or the UK as the world’s fifth

Climate change biggest global health threat of century, doctors warn

Rising heat and wilder weather linked to climate change make it "the biggest global health threat of the 21st century", with hundreds of millions more people already suffering in

China orders halt to gene-editing after outcry over babies

The Chinese government on Thursday ordered a temporary halt to research activities for people involved in the editing of human genes, after a Chinese scientist said he had edited

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