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Bangladesh 265 (Tamim 80, Mahmudullah 62, Shakib 48, Dawlat 4-73, Rashid 2-37, Nabi 2-40) v Afghanistan

Tigers scored 265, Afghans fighting back

Bangladesh 265 (Tamim 80, Mahmudullah 62, Shakib 48, Dawlat 4-73, Rashid 2-37, Nabi 2-40) v Afghanistan

Tigers scored 265, Afghans fighting back

Sports Desk Half-centuries from Tamim Iqbal and Mahmudullah should have given Bangladesh a big score, but a middle-order implosion left them stranded on 265, at least 25 short of what they looked like getting at one stage. Yet, Afghanistan, who haven’t scored more than 264 to win against a top nation, will have a tough […]


Four fake DB men arrested in city

DHAKA : Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) in a  raid last night detained four fake DB men from Moghbazar Wireless Gate area here. DB Joint Commissioner Abdul Baten told a press conference yesterday that the detainees were Shafiqul Islam Rana, 38, suspended army personnel, Mohammad Apel, 29, Mohammad Ibrahim, 28, and Mohammad […]

Annisul orders shifting of GAMCA office from Gulshan in 15 days

DHAKA : Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Annisul Huq on Sunday asked the GCC Approved Medical Centres’ Association (GAMCA) to shift its office from Gulshan-2 in the city by 15 days, reports UNB. He gave the ultimatum during a sudden visit to the GAMCA office at Road-94 in the morning. GAMCA is the apex […]

It says 216mn users got access to digital centers by end of last year

Traffic snarls in Dhaka cost $4.6 bn yearly : UNDP

DHAKA : Traffic snarls in capital Dhaka cost $4.6 billion a year in lost time, fuel and health consequences, among other elements, says the UN Development Programme (UNDP), reports UNB. That is the annual income of over a million citizens but many people felt they had no choice but to commute by cars and scooters, […]

Govt to reply to Unesco over Rampal plant

DHAKA : The government will reply in seven days on the concern of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) over the planned Rampal power plant, reports BSS. “We will reply to the UNESCO stating our position over its concern on the Rampal Power Plant,” State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources […]

Noor Chowdhury’s extradition possible : Anisul

DHAKA : Law Minister Anisul Huq yesterday said extradition of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s convicted killer Noor Chowdhury was possible as discussion for his return was underway with Canadian authorities, reports BSS. “Discussions with Canadian authorities are underway as there is still chances to bring him back (to be exposed to […]

JS would pass tough law to prevent road crashes: Quader

SANGSAD BHABAN : Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader yesterday said that the government has undertaken initiatives to enact a tough law to prevent rising road accidents in the country, reports BSS. The minister said this in the Jatiya Sangsad while responding to a supplementary question from Jatiya Party lawmaker Kazi Feroz Rashid. The […]

Inu calls for pollution-free politics, rivers

DHAKA : Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu, MP, said yesterday that to attain sustainable development the politics of the country had to be cleansed of communalism and militancy and rivers freed of polluters and grabbers, reports BSS. He was speaking as the chief guest at a five-day photo exhibition by journalists to celebrate International River […]

Bandarban truck plunge kills 2

BANDARBAN : Two people were killed as a truck plunged into a roadside ditch in Raisa army camp area in Sadar upazila on Sunday, reports UNB. The deceased were identified as truck driver M Yunus, 52, a resident of Lohagara upazila of Chittagong district, and Shamsul Islam, 55, of Chokoria upazila of Cox’s Bazar district. […]

British Council offices open Monday

DHAKA : British Council offices in Bangladesh and all public-facing operations and services will resume across the country on Monday, reports UNB. After the temporary closure to carry out necessary renovation works, the British Council is now ready to welcome everyone back to their premises in Chittagong, Sylhet and Dhaka, said a press release. The […]

Bangladesh National Cadet Core Bill, 2016 placed in JS

SANGSAD BHABAN : Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Anisul Huq yesterday placed the Bangladesh National Cadet Core Bill, 2016, in Jatiya Sangsad, reports BSS The proposed bill seeks formation of a national cadet core with the objective of imparting training to the students of recognized schools, colleges and universities so that they could […]

Closer scrutiny to arrest burgeoning NPLs: Fazle Kabir

DHAKA : Bangladesh Bank governor Fazle Kabir on Sunday said banks’ risk management and corporate governance have been brought under closer supervisory scrutiny to arrest the increasing incidence of non-performing loans (NPLs), reports UNB. He made the remarks while speaking at the inauguration of a 2-day “International Conference for Bankers and Academics (ICBA), 2016” organised […]

Internet to be career driver by 2020

DHAKA : Majority of Bangladeshi youths think digital technology,  especially mobile and internet, would be the key to their careers by 2020, according to a  survey report. In Bangladesh, 60 percent of millennials said they were “excited” about the future  opportunities in internet and digital sectors while a largest segment (30 percent) stated that  they […]

MP’s son Rumon remanded in extortion case

SATKHIRA : A court here on Sunday placed Rashed Sarwar Rumon, son of Rifat Amin, MP of a reserved seat for woman in Satkhira, on a three-day remand in an extortion case, reports UNB. Chief Judicial Magistrate Habibullah Bahar passed the order after police produced Rumon before the court seeking a 10-day remand, sources at […]

BD Presidency of LDCs highly praised in UN

Dhaka urges dev partners to deliver on commitments

DHAKA : Bangladesh has urged the development partners to deliver on their commitments in every sector, and provide the least developed countries with the support crucial for the implementation of the SDGs, IPoA and other internationally agreed development goals. While presiding over an LDCs’ meeting, Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali also called for increased […]

PM clearing urgent files online from USA

DHAKA : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, now in the USA, is clearing urgent files from there through email so that official activities do not get stalled for her absence in the country, reports UNB. Sheikh Hasina is now in Virginia on her last leg of US visit in connection with the 71st UN General Assembly […]

Dhaka, Washington to discuss security issues Oct 2

DHAKA : Bangladesh and the United States will discuss “strategic priorities and security cooperation” during the next round of security dialogue between the two countries here on October 2, reports UNB. Both sides are likely to discuss new areas of cooperation apart from reviewing the existing assistance in the Bangladesh-US dialogue on security issues, the […]

ICAB president leaves for UK to attend WSS conf

DHAKA : A two-member delegation led by ICAB president Kamrul Abedin left for the United Kingdom (UK) on Saturday to attend World Standard-Setters (WSS) Conference scheduled to be held on September 26-27 in London, reports UNB. The other member of the delegation is Mahbub Ahmed Siddique, Director (Technical), ICAB, said a press release. The ICAB […]

Biman captain becomes permanent member of ISASI

DHAKA : Captain Ishtiaque Hossain, a senior captain of Boeing 777 of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, has been nominated as a full member of International Society of Air Safety Investigators (ISASI), reports UNB. He is the first Bangladeshi to become the permanent member of the prestigious organization, according to a press release issued on Sunday. ISASI […]

Govt took challenge to protect rivers : Shajahan Khan

DHAKA : Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan yesterday said the government has taken a challenge to protect the country’s rivers and will not exempt anyone, who will try to occupy the parts of rivers, reports BSS. “No matter how influential they might be, we will not exempt anyone who will try to grab the parts of […]

Teachers should perform better in classrooms: Nahid

DHAKA : Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid yesterday said good teachers should perform better in classrooms instead of coaching centres as the government is providing all necessary facilities to make classrooms vibrant and learning-friendly for students, reports BSS. “We have trained teachers for enhancing their efficiency by increasing different facilities …. So they (teachers) must […]


Japanese professor meets DU VC

DHAKA : Dr Shigeki Masunaga, Professor of Yokohama National University of Japan, yesterday called on Vice-Chancellor of Dhaka University (DU) Prof Dr AAMS Arefin Siddique at the latter’s office of the university, reports BSS. Chairman of the Department of Oceanography of DU Prof. Dr. Md. Kawser Ahmed, Associate Professor of the Department of Fisheries of […]

Slavery still your story

This is a story that is too big to be in the hands of one community,” said Lonnie Bunch. “It really is the story that has shaped us all.” That story is that of African Americans. And on this weekend of the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), the […]

Border town blues

Once a stamping ground for marauding invaders and militants, Uri’s long-held silence is under threat as India and Pakistan lock gaze once again in the aftermath of Sunday’s terror attack. The soldier bends to peer into the large telescope fixed on the edge of the boundary. He gestures. He appears to be enquiring about someone. […]

The India problem

TRY this one for a conspiracy theory. Two months ago, on July 8 to be precise, the Indians did something stupid in the Valley: they killed Burhan Wani. Stupid not because Pakistan says so, but because many Indians themselves did: killing a charismatic 22-year-old who had stirred up Kashmiris was a recipe for unrest. And […]