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FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, Nov 24, 2017, FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi poses after receiving his fourth Golden Shoe award for leading all of Europe's leagues in scoring last season in Barcelona, Spain.  Messi has signed a new contract Saturday Nov. 25, 2017, that will keep the star at the Spanish club for four more years. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, FILE)

Messi staying with Barcelona to 2021 after new contract

Messi staying with Barcelona to 2021 after new contract

TBT Sports – Barcelona enjoyed a big win on Saturday without even playing. Lionel Messi finally put Barcelona and its fans at ease by signing a new contract that will keep the Argentine forward at the Spanish club through 2021 when he will be 34. “The club … is my home,” Messi said. “My dream was […]

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2 lakh more Rohingyas to enter BD in coming weeks: IRC

DHAKA : The International Rescue Committee (IRC) has said it expects a further 200,000 new arrivals in Bangladesh from Myanmar in coming weeks- bringing the total Rohingya population to over one million – only exacerbating an already unimaginable humanitarian crisis, reports UNB. A recent nutrition survey conducted by humanitarian agencies in Cox’s Bazar, led by […]

Google Doodle celebrates Humayun Ahmed’s 70th birthday

DHAKA : Search engine giant Google has created a new Doodle on its homepage, celebrating the life of prolific Bangla writer Humayun Ahmed on the occasion of his 70th birth anniversary, reports UNB. Humayun Ahmed (13 November 1948 – 19 July 2012) was a Bangladeshi writer, dramatist, screenwriter, filmmaker, song writer, scholar, lecturer. His breakthrough […]

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Hundreds killed as border region hit

A 7.3-magnitude earthquake has shaken the northern border region between Iran and Iraq, killing at least 396 people and injuring thousands more. More than 7,000 people are also said to have been injured in the quake, the world’s deadliest this year. Most of those who died were in Iran’s western Kermanshah province, where a search […]

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Trump-Duterte US president hails ‘great relationship’

US President Donald Trump said he has a “great relationship” with Philippine counterpart Rodrigo Duterte, after a highly anticipated meeting in Manila, reports BBC. It was unclear whether Mr Trump raised human rights violations in the country, despite calls for him to do so. The previous US administration had spoken out against Mr Duterte’s war […]


Bidi labor federation threatens hunger strike till death

‘To save bidi industry’, Bidi Labourer Federation president Amin Uddin threatened hunger strike till death in front of National Press Club. He declared this recently in a demonstration organized by federation at Hosenabad Kindergarten School field, a press release said. Amin Uddin said we demand that government decrease the tax on bidi and increase the […]


NCTB changes textbook contents under ‘communal pressure’: TIB

Dhaka – The National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) arbitrarily changes the contents of textbooks at primary and secondary levels after facing political and communal pressures, says a new study of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB), reports UNB. “The process of NCTB’s textbook formulation is unclear — its manuscripts are not written properly while political and […]


Rohingya women gang-raped by Myanmar army : UN

DHAKA : United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict Pramila Patten on Sunday said they consistently heard about sexual violence from survivors, including gang-rape of women by multiple soldiers, reports UNB. “One survivor described being held in captivity by the Myanmar armed forces for 45 days when she was raped […]

Hostile terrain slows aid delivery to Rohingyas: IOM

COX’S BAZAR : As an estimated 613,000 Rohingya people have arrived in Cox’s Bazar, fleeing violence in Myanmar, since August 25, the total Rohingya population in the area is now over 826,000, an IOM press release said yesterday. “The makeshift sites where the Rohingyas have settled are desperately overcrowded and located on inhospitable, hilly terrain […]

Novo Nordisk calls Massive awareness campaign on diabetes

Novo Nordisk in partnership with Diabetic Association of Bangladesh (DAB) and Padma Textiles Ltd has launched a countrywide massive awareness building activity leading to the World Diabetes Day (WDD) on 14 November. Novo Nordisk in association with key stakeholders will organise 150 rallies across the country on WDD, screen more than 15,000 pregnant women and […]

BRAC Vice Chairperson awarded ‘Medical Award of Excellence 2017’

Dr Mushtaque Raza Chowdhury, Vice Chairperson of BRAC, was nominated by the American non-profit Ronald McDonald House Charities for its ‘Medical Award of Excellence 2017’ along with a grant of USD 100,000. The award was given in recognition of Dr Chowdhury’s outstanding contributions in the field of primary health care and community-based education across developing […]

24 Bangladeshis held at Benapole border

BENAPOLE : Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) detained 24 Bangladeshi nationals, who were trafficked to India eight years back, while they were entering the country through Sadipur border in Benapole early Sunday. The detainees, including 15 women and nine men, hail from different areas of Faridpur, Narail and Khulna districts, reports UNB. Lt Col […]