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Pakistan minister’s ‘cow urine-drinking’ rant scoffed at by Imran Khan government

The remarks by Fayyazul Hassan Chohan, minister of information and culture in Pakistan’s Punjab, came amid reports of escalating tension between India and Pakistan following the Pulwama terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir that claimed lives of 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans. WT24 Desk Punjab information and culture minister Fayyazul Hassan Chohan became a target of intense criticism ...

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BB to release new Tk 100 note on Mar 7

WT24 Desk Bangladesh Bank is set to launch a new Tk 100 bank note with improved security features on March 7, Agencies report. In a statement, the bank said the new note will be made of 100 percent coated cotton paper that has high longevity. It has been designed to improve the existing security features. The 140 mm x 62 ...

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Children are dying on our streets – May’s response is not good enough

Conservative governments fail because they cut and cut, and for a long time we don’t notice. Then we feel the impact Gaby Hinsliff Their faces are hauntingly impossible to ignore, staring out from the front pages. Some are in school uniform, little more than children; others all teenage bravado, hovering on the difficult cusp of adulthood. But all 27 teenagers were far too young ...

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Instagram is stripping its devotees of their basic humanity

For the app’s users, in quest of the perfect backdrop, other people and their problems are not just irrelevant, but invisible  Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett Walking around my city recently, I’ve been experiencing an odd and dislocated feeling of vertigo, as though the world is veering on a precipice and, without wanting to sound too dramatic, we are approaching what pavement ...

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Fruitarian man swears by drinking pint of old urine each day to feel ‘amazing’

Fabian Farquharson used to enjoy his urine “fresh, but not ferments it for extra health benefits WT24 Desk A balanced diet , eight hours’ sleep and 20 minutes of exercise a day – we know that all of these are the building blocks of a healthy lifestyle, The Mirror reports. Fabian Farquharson, however, has his own trusted wellbeing method – and it’s probably ...

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May’s Brexit bung to the north is pathetic. It changes nothing

The £1.6bn the PM has promised to secure Labour support for her deal is no match for years of systematic neglect Simon Jenkins Theresa May’s bung is like Donald Trump’s wall. You give me my Northern Ireland border deal, she says to Labour, and I will give your people oodles of cash. Except that May has blown it. She has promised ...

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Obaidul Quader’s condition improved

Flown to Singapore for treatment WT24 Desk The condition of ailing Minister and Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader, who is undergoing treatment at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), has improved, said AL Deputy Office Secretary Biplab Barua on Monday, Agencies report. “There has been significant improvement in his physical condition. He has got back his full consciousness. Doctors ...

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Stay alert to face internal, external threats

PM asks army WT24 Desk Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday asked the Bangladesh Army to remain always ready to unitedly face internal and external threats for protecting the constitution and the sovereignty of the country, Agencies report. “You’ll have to be always ready to unitedly face any internal or external threat for protecting the holy constitution and the sovereignty ...

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Obaidul Quader at BSMMU

Condition improving but not stable, physicians say WT24 Desk Physicians at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) on Sunday said minister Obaidul Quader’s health condition is improving slightly but his is not stable yet, Agencies report. “We’re optimistic about the recovery of Obaidul Quader but he’s not out of danger. It’s a matter of time,” said BSMMU cardiology department chairman ...

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