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Sujon blames bowlers for Tigers’ failure in New Zealand

Dhaka – Former captain Khaled Mahmud Sujon has blamed bowlers for Bangladesh Cricket team’s failure in New Zealand where the Tigers lost the three-match ODI series 0-2 after suffering two successive defeats. Bangladesh went to New Zealand with a hope to clinch an ODI series on the Kiwi soil for the first time, but they failed miserably after two consecutive ... Read More »

Mahmudullah, Boult both in the dock

Dhaka – The International Cricket Council (ICC) has fined Bangladesh all-rounder Mahmudullah Riyad and New Zealand speedster Trent Boult for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the second ODI at Christchurch on Saturday. Specifically, the fines were for the two players breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct, but in separate incidents. Mahmudullah has been fined 10 ... Read More »

BPL Football: Sheikh Russel KC remain unbeaten with goalless draw with Sheikh Jamal DC

Dhaka – Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra maintained their unbeaten run in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football after playing out a goalless draw with Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Sunday. After the match, Sheikh Russel KC advanced to the 2nd slot in the league table securing 14 points from six matches while Sheikh ... Read More »

32 ‘wartime’ grenades found at Khulna fish enclosure

Khulna, Feb 17 (UNB) – Police recovered 32 abandoned grenades from a fish enclosure at Sonadala village in Paikgachha upazila on Sunday.  A group of workers spotted some bomb like objects while they were excavating a pond inside the enclosure of Kamar Molla of the village around 10:30 am and informed police.  On information, police recovered 32 grenades from the ... Read More »

Social Leadership Challenge workshop held at EWU

Dhaka, Feb 17 (UNB) – With a view to engaging students in bringing out solutions for several socio-economic problems facing society, a workshop was held at city’s East West University (EWU) on Sunday. ‘Socio Leadership Challenge (SLC) season 2’ arranged by Rotaract Club of East West University (RACEWU) is an intra-university idea generating competition with the purpose of engaging the ... Read More »

BNP’s student wing JCD wants Ducsu polls shifted by 3 months

Dhaka, Feb 17 (UNB) – Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD), the student wing of BNP, on Sunday demanded that the elections to Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (Ducsu) be deferred by at least three months to ensure a stable and congenial political environment on the campus. JCD general secretary Akramul Hasan made the demand at a press conference at historic Madhur ... Read More »

BNP warns against joining UZ polls violating party decision

Dhaka, Feb 17 (UNB) – BNP on Sunday warned of taking organisational action if any of its leaders and activists will take part in the upcoming Upazila Elections. Party Senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi issued the warning at a press conference at the BNP’s Naya Paltan Central office. “I would like to inform our leaders and activists at ... Read More »

Yaba traders surrender, a mockery: BNP

Dhaka, Feb 17 (UNB) – BNP senior leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Sunday termed mockery the surrender of Yaba traders to police in Cox’s Bazar. “They (govt) have been talking about various steps to prevent drugs over the last 12 years, but failed to bring down drug addiction. The country has got ruined due to drug abuse. What you’re seeing ... Read More »

Rain damages a huge quantity of Ekushey book fair books

Dhaka, Feb 17 (UNB) – An early morning shower on Sunday caught the book publishers at the Amar Ekushey book fair off-guarded as it damaged huge books at the fair venue.   Jalal Ahmed, member secretary of the book fair management committee, told UNB that some stalls were also damaged due to the rain that swept the city coupled with ... Read More »

Tri-nation motor peace rally arrives in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Feb 17 (UNB) – A tri-nation motor rally, marking the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, arrived in Bangladesh on Sunday to spread the message of peace and non-violence. The motor rally, which will also promote the message of safe driving, entered Bangladesh through the Petrapole-Benapole border and will depart for India on Tuesday via Akhaura-Agartala route.  A flag-off ... Read More »

Major parties’ abstention from UZ polls disappointing: CEC

Dhaka, Feb 17 (UNB) – Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda on Sunday said the decision of some major political parties to refrain from joining the upcoming upazila election is disappointing. The CEC came up with the remark while addressing a training of trainers programme as the chief guest at the Election Training Institute in the capital’s Agargaon area. “A ... Read More »

Hasina wants richer sections all over to fight climate change

Munich, Feb 17 (UNB) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has underscored the ‘will’ of the richer segments of societies – everywhere – to act ambitiously against climate change as there are enormous amount of science, technology, innovation and finance  to address the problem. “Let me also say we’ve enormous amount of science – technology – innovation – finance to address ... Read More »

Pulse cultivation gaining popularity in Manikganj

The cultivation of different kinds of pulses including Motor (pea), Mosur (lentil), Maskolai, Khesari and Mug is gaining popularity among farmers with exceeding its farming target every year in Manikgnaj. Deputy Director at Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) Md. Habibur Rahman said the target of Khesari cultivation was fixed on 3074 hectares of land in all the seven upazilas of ... Read More »

Thousands of UK kids skip school for climate protests

Thousands of schoolchildren went on “strike” across Britain yesterday in a protest against climate change, with hundreds rallying in London’s Parliament Square. Children of all ages chanted “save our planet”, cheered as flares were lit and clambered onto statues in the shadow of Big Ben to call for action, andto raise awareness. “As humans, we got ourselves into this predicament, ... Read More »

Prize contenders at Berlin film festival

The 69th Berlinale, Europe’s first major film festival of the year, awards its Golden and Silver Bear top prizeson Saturday with 16 movies from around the world competing. A six-member jury led by French Oscar winner Juliette Binoche will hand out the trophies at a gala ceremony in the German capital. The competition originally had 17 entries but “Yi miao ... Read More »

Fagun Haway’ draws huge acclamation

Entertainment Desk The premier show of ‘Fagun Haway’, a movie based on the 1952 Language Movement, draw a large number of film loving people at cinema halls. Actor turned director Tauquir Ahmed directed the movie which was released simultaneously at 52 cinema halls across the country. The story of the movie was taken from Tito Rahman’s Bou Kotha Kou while ... Read More »

Janhvi, Boney, Anil Kapoor perform puja for Sridevi’s death anniv

Sridevi passed away last year on February 24, 2018 under controversial circumstances in Dubai. The news shocked millions of her fans across the globe, who are still mourning for her loss. Yesterday, in accordance with the Hindu calendar, a special puja was held at her Chennai residence to mark Sridevi first death ceremony. The ceremony was attended by her daughters ... Read More »

5 killed in Cumilla bus-truck collision

Cumilla, Feb 17 (UNB) – At least five people were killed and 10 others injured when a bus crashed into a truck from backside on Dhaka-Chattogram highway at Gangrai in Chauddagram upazila on Sunday morning. The deceased were identified as Aslam Mollah, 62, resident of Chandramohon Uttarpara village in Khulsi, Hashi, 50, resident of Saahipar village, Salam, 50, resident of ... Read More »

Fire at Chattagong slum, eight dead

Chattogram, Feb 17 (UNB) – At least nine people, including seven members of two families, were burned to death and several others injured as a deadly fire broke out at Bheramarket slum in Chaktai area early Sunday. Seven of the deceased were identified as Rahima Begum, 60, her daughter Nazma, 16; Zakir Hossain, 8, Nasrin, 4, Hasina, 35, Ayesha, 37, ... Read More »

Jamaat expels Majlis-e-Shura member Monju

Dhaka, Feb 16 (UNB) – In the wake of resignation of a party senior leader, Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami has expelled its Majlis-e-Shura member Mojibur Rahman Monju. In a post on his Facebook account, Monju on Saturday said a party leader, on behalf of its Ameer Maqbul Ahmed, informed him around 7:30pm on Friday that his membership of the party has been ... Read More »

Hezbullah Leader blasts Trump over fight against IS

BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group is blasting President Donald Trump ahead of his expected declaration of victory against the Islamic State group in Syria. Hassan Nasrallah said Saturday that had it not been for the U.S., Syrian government forces, supported by Hezbollah fighters on the ground, would have defeated the extremists a long time ago. ... Read More »

Bd-India border guards conference begins Sunday

Jashore, Feb 16 (UNB) – A four-day long director general-level border conference between the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Border Security Force (BSF) will begin at an aristocratic hotel in Jashore on Sunday. Various issues including drug smuggling, firearms, arms and ammunition trafficking, killing of Bangladeshi nationals in border, detention, illegal border crossing, building border fence, BGB-BSF joint petrol, increasing ... Read More »

Retired Indian general urges caution against Pakistan strike

Srinagar, Feb 17 (AP/UNB) – As India considers its response to the suicide car bombing of a paramilitary convoy in the disputed region of Kashmir that killed dozens of soldiers, a retired military commander who oversaw a much-lauded military strike against neighboring Pakistan in 2016 has urged caution. A local Kashmiri militant rammed an explosive-laden van into a convoy bus ... Read More »

Newsletter from North-East: CAB row generate patriotism!

by Nava Thakuria As if the people of the northeast (NE) India became more conscious about India’s constitution, rule of law and its secular image abroad. So groups of people, including politicians, civil society group representatives, media personnel came to hit the streets raising strong voices against the Union government’s proposed citizenship amendment initiatives. The move by the ruling Bharatiya ... Read More »