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Pakistan’s World Cup hopes end at Lord’s

London (AP/UNB) – Pakistan’s Cricket World Cup hopes are over. After winning the toss and finishing on 315-9 in 50 overs on Friday, Pakistan needed to dismiss Bangladesh in their last group-stage match for an improbable seven runs or less to overtake fourth-place New Zealand and reach the semifinals. Bangladesh reached 8-0 in the 2nd over at Lord’s. New Zealand ... Read More »

Mustafiz’s 5 for helps Bangladesh restrict Pakistan to 315

Dhaka – Mustafizur Rahman carved his name on the Lord’s honours boards with his five-wicket haul against Pakistan on Friday, limiting Sarfaraz Ahmed’s side to 315 on a pitch that appears to favour batsmen. It was his back-to-back five-wicket haul, the first by any bowler in this World Cup. Mustafizur missed a hat-trick chance in the last delivery of the ... Read More »

Netherlands reach first FIFA Women’s World Cup final

Lyon (Xinhua/UNB) — Jackie Groenen’s extra-time goal gave European champions the Netherlands a place in the FIFA Women’s World Cup final with a 1-0 win over Sweden in Wednesday’s semifinal. Latching onto a loose ball just outside the box, the Frankfurt playmaker launched a right-footed strike and across Sweden goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl and into the bottom left corner on 99 ... Read More »

Gas tariff hike ‘ill-motivated’, says BNP

Dhaka, July 5 (UNB) – BNP on Friday alleged that the government has raised the gas tariff unfairly only to facilitate those ruling party leaders and businessmen who import Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). “The only reason behind the gas price hike is to create a scope for making quick buck by their (govt’s) people who import LNG,” said BNP secretary ... Read More »

Heavy rains drench Rohingya camps: UNHCR

Dhaka, July 5 (UNB) – Three days of incessant rains in Bangladesh have destroyed 273 shelters and injured 11 people in Cox’s Bazar Rohingya camps, said UNHCR on Friday. “We remain on high alert, ready to deploy additional emergency response teams to support our network of refugee volunteers and partners as needed,” said UNHCR spokesperson Charlie Yaxley at a press ... Read More »

Tigers need 316

Sports Desk A second five-wicket haul by Mustafizur Rahman in this World Cup has helped Bangladesh limit Pakistan to 315 after a century by Imam-ul-Haq and 96 runss by Babar Azam. Sarfaraz Ahmed did not hesitate to send Bangladesh in to field first after winning the toss at the Lord’s in London on Friday. Pakistan still have an improbable chance ... Read More »

PM Hasina pays tribute to Chinese heroes

Beijing, Jul 5 (UNB) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, currently visiting China, paid tribute to Chinese heroes by placing a wreath at the Heroes Memorial in Tiananmen Square on Friday afternoon. After placing the wreath at 4pm (local time), the Prime Minister stood in solemn silence for some time in honour of the heroes as bugle played the Last Post. ... Read More »

Communist Party of China to help resolve Rohingya crisis

Beijing, Jul 5 (UNB) – The Communist Party of China (CPC) on Friday said it will contact the top leaders of Myanmar to amicably solve the Rohingya crisis and start the repatriation process as soon as possible. CPC Minister for International Affairs Song Tao gave the assurance when he met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Diaoyuati State Guest House here. ... Read More »

Cheating case filed against Hrithik

Actor Hrithik Roshan has been booked on the charge of cheating along with three officials of a health and wellness start-up, for which he was a brand ambassador, following a complaint by its client alleging that “false promises” were made in the company advertisement regarding services of its fitness centre. The complainant, a city-based man, alleged that he was not ... Read More »

Expats seek ‘protection’ first to invest in Bangladesh

Dhaka, July 5 (UNB) – Bangladeshi expatriates will invest back at home provided the government ensures an environment free from any kind of unnecessary harassments, says a Bangladeshi community leader in the Thai city of Pattaya. “I personally think Bangladeshi expatriates, wherever they live, will invest in Bangladesh if they get protection from any unnecessary harassment,” Nazir Ahmed Sharkar, general ... Read More »

Drone on Titan in 2034

Elizabeth Turtle was overjoyed when, on June 26, she received a call from NASA: her project to send a drone quadcopter to Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, was given the green light, which came with a budget of nearly a billion dollars. But the launch of “Dragonfly” won’t happen until 2026 — surely a frustrating detail, given she has been studying ... Read More »

Surgery restores arm function in some paralysed patients

Surgeons in Australia have managed to restore arm function in paralysed patients, allowing them to feed themselves, use tools and handle electronic devices, according to the results of a groundbreaking study released today . Thirteen young adults who had suffered spinal injuries rendering them tetraplegic underwent several operations and intense physiotherapy in the largest ever application of a technique known ... Read More »

Galleri Kaya to organise group art exhibition

Cultural Correspondent Galleri Kaya, one of the leading art galleries in Bangladesh, in the last 15 years has arranged 108 art exhibitions of which 62 were solos and 46 group art expositions. The gallery also arranged six art camps, eleven art trips and five workshops. A number of veteran Bangladeshi artists and internationally acclaimed artists conducted the workshops. Celebrating its ... Read More »

Singer Bipul Bhattacharya’s 6th death anniversary today

Cultural Correspondent Singer Bipul Bhattacharya 6th death anniversary today. Bipul Bhattacharya was among those who worked to inspire the nation during the Liberation War. He was the lead vocalist of the troupe Bangladesh Mukti Shangrami Shilpi Shangstha led by Tagore exponent Sanjida Khatun. The troupe’s main intention was to raise funds for the guerrillas and alleviate the misery of the ... Read More »

Gonoforum extends support to LDA’s hartal

Dhaka, July 4 – Gonoforum on Thursday extended its support to the Left Democratic Alliance’s (LDA’s) half-day hartal to be enforced across the country on July 7 protesting the gas tariff hike. The decision was taken at a meeting of the party’s presidium members, said a press release. Besides, the party announced some action programmes to register its protest against ... Read More »

Strongest earthquake in 20 years rattles Southern California

Los Angeles, July 5 (AP/UNB) — The strongest earthquake in 20 years shook a large swath of Southern California and parts of Nevada on Thursday, rattling nerves on the July 4th holiday and causing injuries and damage in a town near the epicentre, followed by a swarm of ongoing aftershocks. The 6.4 magnitude quake struck at 10:33 a.m. in the ... Read More »

More than 80 migrants feared drowned off Tunisia Coast

Dhaka, July 5 – Dozens of African migrants are feared to have drowned after their boat capsized off the coast of Tunisia after setting off for Europe from Libya, a government source and the Tunisian Red Crescent said on Thursday, reports The New York Times. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said in a statement more ... Read More »

Three-year-old girl latest Philippines ‘drug war’ victim

UN Human Rights Council Should Adopt Resolution to Stop Carnage On Sunday, a 3-year-old girl became the latest casualty of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s “war on drugs,” which has killed thousands over the past three years. Myka Ulpina died after being shot during a police raid targeting her father, Renato Dolofrina, in Rizal province, near Manila, media reports said. Police ... Read More »

Writ challenging legality of gas price hike filed

Dhaka, July 04 – A writ petition was filed yesterday with the High Court challenging the legality of government notification of increasing the gas price without giving any prior notice. Supreme Court lawyer Advocate Eunus Ali Akond filed the writ petition with the related branch of the HC seeking a stay order on the government decision of hiking gas price. ... Read More »

Bandwidth limits of GP and Robi reduced for dues nonpayment

Dhaka, July 04 – The government has reduced the bandwidth capacities of two telecom operators Grameenphone (GP) and Robi as they did not pay its due amount to the government. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BRTC) instructed the country’s five International Internet Gateways (IIGs) to limit GP’s bandwidth capacity at 144gbps (gigabits per second) and Robi’s at 125gbps. 30% bandwidth ... Read More »

Libya: Deadly attack highlights disregard for civilians

EU Containment Policy Helps Keep Migrants in Harm’s Way Tunis –The deaths of at least 44 migrants and asylum seekers in an airstrike on July 3, 2019, on a compound that includes a detention center in Tajoura, near Tripoli, Libya, is a foreseeable consequence of warring parties failing to adequately protect civilians, Human Rights Watch said today. They are also ... Read More »

Turning the tide on violence and harassment at work

by Rothna Begum The #MeToo movement raised global awareness about the experience of harassment at work—now we have a potentially far-reaching ILO convention to combat the phenomenon. ‘This is a historic day.’ The words sent a shiver down my spine, as applause erupted at the United Nations in Geneva on June 21st. The governments, worker representatives and employer organisations which ... Read More »

ICC for judicial backing to probe crimes against Rohingyas

Dhaka, July 4 – The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday requested its Judges to authorise an investigation into alleged crimes like deportation, other inhumane acts and persecution committed against Rohingyas from Myanmar. As Myanmar is not a State Party to the Rome Statute, but Bangladesh is, it is important to keep in mind that the authorisation ... Read More »

Country in grip of judicial anarchy: Fakhrul

Dhaka, July 4 – Voicing surprise over the Pabna court’s verdict against their party men, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Thursday alleged that the country is going through a judicial anarchy. “The entire nation has got surprised over the verdict that a Pabna court handed down yesterday (Wednesday) centring an incident of 1994 at Ishwardi Rail Station,” ... Read More »

Dhaka, Beijing sign nine instruments – five on power development

Beijing, Jul 4 – Bangladesh and China on Thursday signed nine instruments for further strengthening cooperation on power, water resources, culture and tourism sectors as well as providing 2,500 metric tonnes of rice for the displaced Rohingyas. The instruments, including two loan deals, were signed in presence of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang after ... Read More »