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Ronaldo plays key role as Juventus wins 8th straight title

Rome (AP/UNB) – Cristiano Ronaldo played a key role in the winning goal and Juventus beat Fiorentina 2-1 Saturday to clinch a record-extending eighth straight Serie A title.It’s the first time in Europe’s five major leagues – Italy, England, Spain, Germany and France – that a club has won eight straight titles. And it was a big relief for Juventus ... Read More »

Bangamata U-19 Football Gold Cup to kick off tomorrow

Dhaka- Hosts Bangladesh will take on United Arab Emirates in the opening match of Bangamata Women’s U-19 International Gold Cup Football tournament on Monday. The match will kick-off at 6pm (BdST). Six nations are taking part in the competition which will be played at Bangabandhu National Stadium (BNS). The teams have been divided into two groups. Group A consists of ... Read More »

Premier Cricket: Abahani stun Rupganj

Dhaka – Soumya Sarkar struck a brilliant century in Savar on Sunday as Abahani Limited beat Legends of Rupganj by 102 runs in the Super League of Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League. With this win, Abahnai recaptured the top place of the points table removing Rupganj. Both teams now have 24 points but Abahani have a better run-rate. Abahani won ... Read More »

Sri Lanka blasts: 2 Bangladeshi tourists unaccounted for

Dhaka, Apr 21 (UNB)— Bangladesh says two of its nationals have remained missing since blasts rocked three churches and three luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. “Two Bangladesh nationals are unaccounted for. They went to Colombo as tourists with their family,” State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam told the media in Dhaka. But details about their ... Read More »

Explosions kill at least 207 in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday

Colombo, Apr 21 (AP/UNB) — At least 207 people were killed and hundreds more injured in eight blasts that rocked churches and hotels in and just outside Sri Lanka’s capital on Easter Sunday, officials said, pitching the South Asian island nation into the worst chaos it has seen since a bloody civil war ended a decade ago. Defense Minister Ruwan ... Read More »

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina reaches Brunei

Bandar Seri Begawan (Brunei), Apr 21 (UNB) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived here this afternoon  on a three-day official visit when the two countries are expected to sign seven Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs). A special Biman flight that left Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 8:25am landed at Brunei International Airport at 2:30pm (local time). Crown Prince of Brunei Darussalam Haji ... Read More »

2 more deadly explosions hit Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, Apr 21 (AP/UNB) —  A Sri Lankan military spokesman has confirmed two more explosions just outside the capital, hours after six nearly simultaneous blasts rocked churches and luxury hotels, killing at least 138 people. The spokesman, Brig. Atapattu, says a seventh blast occurred at a guesthouse in Dehiwala, killing at least two people. Atapattu says an eighth blast ... Read More »

3 school-going first drown while taking bath in Padma River

Rajshahi, Apr 21 (UNB) – Three girls drowned in the Padma river in Bagha upazila on Sunday. The deceased were identified as Jeam, 17, a class XI student of Mirganj College, Esha Khatun, 9, a student of Bagha Government Primary school–two daughters of Zillur Rahman and Shipra, 12, a class  VI student of Mirganj Girls’ High School and daughter of Shahidul ... Read More »

Thunderstorm kills 3, injures 1 in Myanmar’s Kachin state

Yangon, April 21 (Xinhua/UNB)- Three men were killed and one injured by strong wind in Myanmar’s Kachin state, the Myanmar Police Force said on Sunday. The gale-force wind which was accompanied by rainfall swept Hpakant township in Kachin state, destroying residential buildings late Thursday. The Meteorology and Hydrology Department warned residents of strong wind coupled with hails, thunder and lightning. ... Read More »

Stand against terrorism: Hasina

Bandar Seri Begawan, Apr 21 (UNB) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday strongly condemned the terror attacks in Sri Lanka and urged everyone to be vocal against terrorists.“Terrorists are terrorists. They’ve no religion, caste and state. They’re terrorists. So, all will have to be vocal against them,” she told a mass reception accorded to her by the Bangladeshi community ... Read More »

Blasts in 2 Sri Lanka churches on Easter Sunday: 50 hurt

Sri Lanka, Apr 21 (AP/UNB) — At least 138 people were killed and hundreds more hospitalized from injuries in near simultaneous blasts that rocked three churches and three luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, a security official told The Associated Press, in the biggest violence in the South Asian country since its civil war ended a decade ago. ... Read More »

Internet service to be disrupted for 11 days: BSCCL

Dhaka, Apr 20 (UNB) – An ongoing maintenance work in Cox’s Bazar may slow down internet connections and cause disruptions throughout the country between April 20 and May 1. “Two repeaters will be replaced during the period,” said the Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Limited (BSCCL) in a press release on Saturday. BSCCL has already taken necessary steps to provide internet ... Read More »

Rubana Huq takes charge as BGMEA President

Dhaka, Apr 20 (UNB) – Rubana Huq took charge as the first female president of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) on Saturday. She will lead the organisation for the 2019-2021 term. Outgoing BGMEA President Md Siddiqur Rahman handed over the charge to Rubana at their new office in Uttara. Rubana, managing director of Mohammadi Group, is the wife ... Read More »

Schools, colleges asked to form groups to face sexual attack

Dhaka, Apr 20 (UNB) – The government has directed all the educational institutions under the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education (DSHE) to form five-member committees to prevent incidents of sexual harassment.DSHE director (college and admin) Shahedul Khabir Chowdhury said they have sent the notice to all the government and non-government educational institutions along with the 2009 High Court directive ... Read More »

129 killed in Sri Lanka Easter Sunday blasts

Sri Lanka, Apr 21 (AP/UNB) — Sri Lanka’s state-run newspaper has reported that 129 people have died in a series of Easter Sunday blasts targeting three churches and three hotels. Daily News says more than 500 others have been hospitalized with injuries caused by the blasts. A senior official told The Associated Press that the death toll has reached 138 ... Read More »

For digital inclusion leaving no one behind

‘Take a risk, challenge yourself and always be positive’ Dhaka, April 21 – Sonia Bashir Kabir, the outgoing managing director of Microsoft Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan and Laos, wants to play a role in making technology available for the citizens of Bangladesh at the grassroots level going beyond urban settings. “My dream is to have digital inclusion leaving no one ... Read More »

‘5 days of grill’ at Amari Dhaka

Dhaka, April 2019 – Prepare your taste buds for different delicious regional cuisines every weekday. Amari Dhaka’s Deck 41 is an enthralling roof-top restaurant offering an eclectic array of delectable bites along with chilled invigorating mocktails surrounded by dreamy panoramic city views. ‘5 Days of Grill at Deck 41’ is a trend-setting offering which presents delicious grills and sizzlers from ... Read More »