Jatiya Oikya Front leader Kamal Hossain speaking at a programme organised by Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD-Rob) at Jatiya Press Club on Friday. Photo: Prothom AloStating that the government is in trouble, Jatiya Oikya Front convener Kamal Hossain on Friday warned that it will not be able to run the country for long with ‘falsehood’, reports UNB.”This government is in trouble as it’s running the country staying in power without (proper) election. It’s now making various promises which are very difficult to fulfill,” Kamal said while speaking at a discussion arranged by Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD-Rob) marking the historic first flag hoisting day. “What happened on the night of 29 December? Was it a free, fair and neutral election? What was it actually? I would like to say it’s difficult to run a country of 160 million people based on falsehood and wrong information. It can’t be done, ” said the noted lawyer.Kamal, also the president of Gono Forum, said there is no disagreement among the people over some basic issues and they all believe that they are the owners of the country.”Nobody wants a monarchy here and nobody wants to see any king or queen here. Bengalee is such a nation which will never accept any king or queen in the country.”He said people now feel some sort of helplessness as the government is not showing respect for them as the owners of the country.”But no one should feel helpless when there are 17 crore people who can play the role of owners of the country. Those who think they have become the country’s owners dividing people they are making a mistake.”The Oikya Front chief said the country’s people ousted the autocratic rulers, including HM Ershad, through their united efforts in the past. “We’ll also get united now and bring the country under our occupation through a democratic and constitutional process.”Mentioning that the country was liberated based on unity of people; he said people’s ownership of the country will also be restored now based on unison among them.Speaking at the programme, JSD president Abdur Rob recalled the memory of hoisting the country’s flag for the first time on 2 March, 1971.Describing the current government as autocratic one, he said it will not leave power easily unless people come up with a united and strong resistance against it.Nagorik Oikya convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna said Awami League has snatched people’s voting rights on 29 December by using the state machinery.”The Awami League which liberated the country under the leadership of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujiubur Rahman doesn’t exist in the country. The current Awami League is an associate body of police league.”He said people on Thursday sent out a message to the government that they do not want any election under it by not going to polling stations to cast their votes in the by-polls to Dhaka North City Corporation’s mayoral post.
President Trump arrived in Davos, Switzerland, early this morning—one day before he becomes only the second American president to address the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting. Read more: https://t.co/capXYzH5Jh pic.twitter.com/vJ0VXIi1Of— The White House (@WhiteHouse) January 25, 20183 p.m.President Donald Trump says he’s bringing a message of “peace and prosperity” to an annual economic summit in the Swiss Alps.Trump arrived in Davos, Switzerland, on Thursday for his first appearance at the World Economic Forum.As he arrived at the summit venue, Trump was asked how he likes Davos and replied that he thinks “it’s great.”Asked about his message for the gathering of world leaders, business executives and celebrities, Trump said it’s about “peace and prosperity.”Trump’s attendance at the annual gathering for free-trade-loving political and business elites has raised eyebrows, given Trump’s protectionist leanings.He is the first sitting U.S. president to attend the forum since Bill Clinton in 2000.2:54 p.m.President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May are meeting during a summit in Switzerland.The leaders met Thursday during the World Economic Forum in Davos and were expected to discuss the conflict in Syria, U.S. efforts to revise the Iran nuclear deal and North Korea’s nuclear threat.Trump hosted May at the White House days after he took office in January 2017, but the relationship has been strained since then.Trump recently canceled a trip to London for the opening of a new U.S. Embassy. Trump and May last year traded criticism over Trump’s retweets of a far-right group’s anti-Muslim videos.Earlier Thursday, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO’-shin) said the U.S. stands ready to negotiate an “attractive” trade deal with Britain once it leaves the European Union.___11:30 a.m.President Donald Trump has arrived in the Swiss Alps to attend the World Economic Forum.Trump flew to the town of Davos by helicopter from Zurich, where he arrived Thursday morning after flying overnight from Washington.The president is scheduled Thursday to hold talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu while the summit takes place. He’s also scheduled to meet with the forum’s founder, attend a reception and eat dinner with European business leaders.Trump is the first sitting president to attend the annual summit since Bill Clinton in 2000.___10:25 a.m.President Donald Trump has arrived in Switzerland to tout his “America First” policies at the World Economic Forum.Trump landed in Switzerland Thursday morning. He is expected to meet with world leaders, attend a reception, host a dinner for European business executives and give a keynote address Friday.Trump comes to the globally minded conference days after signing new tariffs to boost American manufacturers. He is expected to tout the booming economy and recent tax cut legislation.Trump’s is the first visit by a sitting president to summit in Davos since Bill Clinton appeared in 2000.His decision to attend was a surprise, given his protectionist policies. Trump has withdrawn from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement and demanded changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement.___6:30 a.m.President Donald Trump has a simple message for the world’s economic leaders: America is open for business.Trump is also ready to argue that global cooperation can be part of his “America First” agenda. It’s a pitch he’s preparing to make at the World Economic Forum when he arrives Thursday in Davos, Switzerland.The annual gathering at Davos attracts free-trade-loving political and business elites, who might be surprised that the protectionist-leaning American president will be in their midst. Trump told reporters as he prepared for the trip that he’s going to push for investment in the U.S., touting a booming economy.In Davos ahead of Trump’s arrival, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said America supports free trade and said Trump is looking out for U.S. interests and its workers. Very productive bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin @Netanyahu of Israel – in Davos, Switzerland! #WEF18 pic.twitter.com/2sZM9YI7tJ— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 25, 2018___6 p.m.Melania Trump has visited the U.S Holocaust Memorial Museum while President Donald Trump attends an economic forum in Davos, Switzerland.That’s according to a spokeswoman for the U.S. first lady, who tweeted Thursday that Mrs. Trump toured the memorial near the National Mall in Washington. A statement later said Mrs. Trump was honoring International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Saturday. She was paying respect to 6 million Jews lost in the Holocaust and millions of other victims of the Nazis.Mrs. Trump said in a statement to the victims and their families that “My heart is with you, and we remember.”The news media was not given prior notice of the visit.The first lady had been scheduled to accompany Trump to the World Economic Forum. But Grisham said earlier this week that the first lady would no longer make the trip due to “scheduling and logistical issues.”Thank you @HolocaustMuseum for a powerful & moving tour that honors the millions of innocent lives lost, and educates us on the tragedies and effects of the holocaust. #WeRemember #AskWhy pic.twitter.com/za8MN6pKRZ— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) January 25, 2018___4:15 p.m.President Donald Trump says the Palestinians must return to peace talks with Israel to receive U.S. aid money.Trump’s decision last year to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital roiled Arab nations and led Palestinians to refuse to negotiate with the U.S. on grounds that America can no longer be an honest broker in the quest for peace. Palestinians claim east Jerusalem for their future capital.Trump says U.S. aid to the Palestinians is “on the table” but they won’t get it “unless they sit down and negotiate peace.”Trump commented as he opened a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during an economic summit in Davos, Switzerland.Netanyahu praised Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and to move the U.S. Embassy there from Tel Aviv.___Donald Trump predicts “tremendous increases” in trade between US & UK after future trade talks between the two countries #Davos2018 #wef18 https://t.co/TRIAXmCi6W pic.twitter.com/VBYAm3NZw3— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) January 25, 20183:30 p.m.President Donald Trump is trying to dispel the notion that he and British Prime Minister Theresa May don’t get along.Trump says he and May have a “really great relationship, although some people don’t necessarily believe that.” He said it was a “false rumor” and that he wanted to “correct it.”Trump and May met Thursday during the World Economic Forum in Davos.May said the “special relationship” between the U.S. and the U.K. continues.Trump and May last year traded criticism over Trump’s retweets of a far-right group’s anti-Muslim videos.Trump also canceled a trip to London for the opening of a new U.S. Embassy.___Upon arriving at #Davos for the world economic forum, President Trump was asked what his message is for the world..’PEACE’ he replied! #PeaceThroughProsperity #PeaceThroughStrength pic.twitter.com/hiMlk2vZjh— GITMO 🇺🇸 (@President1Trump) January 25, 2018 Photo via Twitter @realDonaldTrumpPresident Donald Trump says his visit to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, is already “very successful.”THE LATEST on President Donald Trump’s attendance at the World Economic Forum (all times local):8:57 p.m.President Donald Trump says his Treasury Secretary’s comments favoring a weaker dollar were taken out of context.Steven Mnuchin said this week at a global summit in Davos, Switzerland that “obviously a weaker dollar is good for us as it relates to trade and opportunities.” Those remarks broke with a twenty-year U.S. policy of speaking in favor of a strong dollar.Trump told CNBC in an interview that the dollar should “be based on the strength of the country.”He says, “ultimately I want to see a strong dollar.”Great press briefing to start the day in @Davos. We discussed many important economic issues. pic.twitter.com/lFxSGvOu8b— Steven Mnuchin (@stevenmnuchin1) January 25, 2018___7:53 p.m.President Donald Trump is sitting down with European business leaders in Davos, Switzerland.His dinner guests include leaders from Adidas, Siemens, Nestle, Deloitte, and other companies.Several of the CEOs are congratulating Trump on the tax cuts he signed into law last year. They say it’s encouraging them to invest in the U.S.Trump is also congratulating the CEOs on their success.___7:23 p.m.President Donald Trump says he would consider re-entering the Trans-Pacific Partnership if he can secure a “substantially better deal” for the U.S.Trump tells CNBC in an interview in Davos, Switzerland that he “would do TPP, if we made a much better deal than we had.” He says, “We had a horrible deal.”Trump directed the U.S. trade representative to withdraw from the sweeping agreement involving the U.S. and 11 other Pacific Rim nations shortly after taking office. He said he would pursue individual deals with the other countries.Trump is also trying to re-negotiate the three-way NAFTA trade deal with Canada and Mexico. He says he’ll pull out of that if the U.S. can’t secure better terms.___7:01 p.m.President Donald Trump says his visit to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, is already “very successful.”He told reporters on his way between meetings that “we are seeing tremendous investment and today has been a very exciting day, a very great day and great for our country.”Trump is the first U.S. president to come to the forum in Davos since Bill Clinton in 2000. He met Thursday with the leaders of Britain and Israel, Theresa May and Benjamin Netanyahu, and was due to give a speech to the forum on Friday.Later on Thursday he was due to hold a reception with CEOs and other global executives.Great bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May of the United Kingdom, affirming the special relationship and our commitment to work together on key national security challenges and economic opportunities. #WEF18 pic.twitter.com/FPP8aRDAyt— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 25, 2018 Share
Summer means a clear blue sky, brighter days and sunshine that are perfect ingredients for happy mind and indeed a happy home. And just like your wardrobe, your home also needs seasonal change, which not only reflects your personality and style but also latest trend. So how about opting indigo print and pastel shades. Experts list some ideas on how one can add indo and pastel to their abode. Walls: Painting your walls in soothing pastel shades like mint, dusty pink or beige is the coolest (pun intended) way to welcome summer. A well-done, accent wall in summer shades for the living room or bedroom can be a head turner and experimenting with wallpapers/murals or a contrasting shade can do the trick! In places of extreme heat, soothing pastel blues, lilacs and greens will bring a cooling effect in the home. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfBed-sheet: Breathable materials like cotton and linen keep the room cool and you, comfortable. And no one can go wrong with floral and light colour sheets. Instead of heavy quilts and comforter, light weight colourful dohars are popular in summers. Curtains: For your living room, go sheer with the curtains to let in some cool breeze and natural light into your home, whereas for your bedroom take a break from traditional patterns and simple blinds by investing in chic looking textured drapes in a variety of opaque hues to match your décor scheme. With an extra-wide curtain, you can sweep it to the side during the day to embrace the asymmetry. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveCushions: Nothing adds charm to a room faster than cushions. To add an effect to pastel wall décor, lace or crochet cushions will be a perfect match. You can also opt for bold colour cushions with geometric or abstract patterns. Some plain cushions enhanced with bobbles and tassles also add an element of fun to a room. A mix and match of colored patterns also create a personality for the bedroom giving it a bohemian feel.Apparel: Women’s and Men’s: Unleash your inner diva and the perfect statement with the apparels that marries the ease of billowy shapes in cotton and silk fabrics with a crisp and strong palette of indigo, crafting the perfect pieces for the summer shopper. A Dabu printed sari with a soft gold border, an Indigo cotton shirt, and a Indigo-white striped long kurta are a must have for your summer wardrobe. Jewellery: Command power this summer with Indigo jewellery with sleek simplicity and strong designs. Jewellery made in silver with the hues of Indigo add to the overall elegance and signature statement that’s speaks of its own! One can always go for ornate rings, geometric necklaces, and an eclectic range of earrings. Stack them, swap them, or style them solo for a look that’s all your own.