China to launch Wikipedia rival in 2018

China is going to launch an online version of its national encyclopaedia next year, to compete with Wikipedia. Officials said more than 20,000 people had been hired to work on the project, which will feature 300,000 entries at about 1,000 words each, reports the BBC. Unlike Wikipedia, it will be created by selected scholars from state-runRead More

Mehedi, Imrul star in 134-run win

Imrul Kayes hit 92 and Mehedi Hasan starred with bat and ball as Bangladesh came out victorious in their second warm-up game on the tour of England and Ireland with a 134-run win over Sussex XI at the Central Cricket Ground in Hove yesterday. If any reminder was needed that this was a light-hearted practice game,Read More

PM opens 80km Cox’s Bazar-Teknaf Marine Drive

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today inaugurated the country’s first longest marine driveway paving ways for tourists to enjoy the beauty of the world’s largest sandy sea beach and socioeconomic development of Bangladesh’s far east region. READ more: PM enjoys beauty of Cox’s Bazar sea beach Inaugurating the 80-kilometre marine driveway along the coastal belt fromRead More

Trump issues broad, ‘Bush-style’ signing statement on spending bill

The signing statement was Trump’s first as president, and could signal that he intends to use the tool to vigorously defend what he sees as the president’s constitutional authority. Through the statement, Trump reserved the right to disregard 89 different provisions in the spending bill. “This is a George W. Bush-style signing statement,” said ChristopherRead More