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Bashundhara Kings ease past bottom-placed Team BJMC 2-0

Dhaka – League leaders Bashundhara Kings further consolidated their position to clinch the 13-team Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football title beating bottom-placed Team BJMC by 2-0 goals at the Sheikh Kamal Stadium in Nilphamari on Sunday. With the day’s feat, Bashundhara Kings maintained their top slot in the league with unbeaten run securing 52 points from 18 league matches, seven ... Read More »

Asian Jr Chess: Noshin Anjum beats Revita Samantha Glo

Dhaka – Bangladeshi WCM Noshin Anjum beat WFM Revita Samantha Glo of Philippines and drew with Derotas Vic Glysen of Philippines in the 7th and 8th round girls group matches of the Asian Junior Chess Championships at Solo in Indonesia on Sunday.   After the day’s 7th and 8th round matches, Noshin earned 4 points out of 8 games.UNB Read More »

Shakib, Mehidy advance in ICC’s batting, bowling rankings

Dhaka- Bangladesh stalwart Shakib Al Hasan and Mehidy Hasan Miraz improved their ICC ODI rankings in batting and bowling respectively. As per the latest ODI ranking published by ICC on July 6, the 32-year old world number one all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan advanced to the 22nd slot from 32nd in batting ranking securing his career-best rating 692 points. Besides, Shakib ... Read More »

Mashrafe takes liability for Tigers’ failure in World Cup

Dhaka, July 7 (UNB) – Bangladesh National Cricket team returned home on Sunday afternoon after their poor show in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup in England and Wales. The Tigers landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 5:18pm by an Emirates Airlines flight. However, four players — Shakib Al Hasan, Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Liton Das – ... Read More »

UNDP to equip BD women, girls for better climate adaptation

Dhaka, July 7 (UNB) – The government has joined hands with UNDP to implement a $33m project in Satkhira and Khulna districts benefitting almost 7 lakh people mostly women and adolescent girls to help them adapt better to climate change. The six-year project is mainly financed by the Green Climate Fund (GCF), world’s largest multilateral fund for climate change action. ... Read More »

Minor Sayma rape-murder: Prime suspect held in Comilla

Dhaka, July 7 (UNB) – Detectives in a drive in Cumilla on Sunday arrested the prime suspect in the killing of six-year-old girl Samia Afrin Sayma after rape in Dhaka’s Wari area. They arrested Harun-Or-Rashid, a painter by profession, from Darbardanga area in Titas upazila in Cumilla district. Harun used to live in the same building where the victim’s family resides. Tipped ... Read More »

Rains trigger landslide fear; Over 50 families moved in Ctg

Chattogram, July 7 (UNB) – Over 50 families have been evacuated from Jalalbad hill in the city on Sunday fearing landslides amid rains for the last couple of days. The local administration started asking people through loudspeakers to shift shelter centres or other safer places on Saturday morning, said Md Delwar Hossain, member secretary of hill management committee and additional ... Read More »

Hartal lost its appeal in BD, says Govt minister Quader

Dhaka, July 7 (UNB) – Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Sunday said hartal has lost its appeal as people hardly respond to such programmes.  The minister came up with the remark as left-leaning political parties observed a half-day hartal today protesting the hike in gas prices. “Gas price hike is realistic as the authorities concerned have to ... Read More »

Trump administration is ‘inept and insecure’, says UK envoy

The Trump administration has been labelled “inept”, insecure and incompetent in leaked emails from the UK ambassador to Washington. Sir Kim Darroch said that the White House was “uniquely dysfunctional” and “divided” under Donald Trump. But he also warned that the US president should not be written off. The Foreign Office said the leak of the memos to the Mail on ... Read More »

Macron, Rouhani agree to look at conditions for nuke talks

France and Iran have agreed to look at conditions for resuming talks to try to save Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers, President Emmanuel Macron says. During a phone call with President Hassan Rouhani, Mr Macron expressed his “strong concern” about the consequences of abandoning the 2015 accord. Mr Rouhani called on European countries to act urgently to save the ... Read More »

India’s Pink City Jaipur gets UNESCO World Heritage tag

Dhaka, July 7 (UNB) – A day after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the government’s plan to turn 17 ‘iconic’ tourist sites into world-class destinations, UNESCO announced Jaipur City in Rajasthan as a World Heritage Site in India, reports The Indian Express.  Sharing the tweet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said: “Jaipur is a city associated with culture and valour. Elegant and energetic, Jaipur’s hospitality ... Read More »

Kushtia rape victim forced to detail in public; video goes viral

Kushtia, July 7 – The video clip of a mentally-challenged teenage rape victim being harassed publicly by arbitrators in the name of settling the issue in Khoksa Upazila has gone viral, triggering public outcry. Although six days have elapsed since the arbitration, no action has been taken yet against the arbitrators. In the video clips, it was seen that the ... Read More »

Antibiotics can weaken flu defences, says new study

Dhaka, July 7 (UNB) – Antibiotics can leave the lung vulnerable to flu viruses, leading to significantly worse infections and symptoms, according to a study, reports The Indian Exress.  The research, published in the journal Cell Reports, discovered that signals from gut bacteria help to maintain a first line of defence in the lining of the lung. When mice with ... Read More »

BD left parties on general strike against gas price hike

Dhaka, July 7 (UNB) – A number of left-leaning political parties are trying to enforce a half-day hartal to protest against the recent hike in prices of gas for retail consumers. Supporters of the Left Democratic Alliance (LDA) brought out processions in the city’s Paltan and Mirpur on Sunday morning. The LDA announced the shutdown programme on July 1, a ... Read More »

India crush Sri Lanka

Rohit Sharma became the first player to make five centuries in a single World Cup match and his opening partner KL Rahul also struck a fluent century as India crushed Sri Lanka by seven wickets in their final group match at Headingley on Saturday. India had already qualified for the last four and will finish top of the standings if ... Read More »

Lunar satellite captures stunning images of solar eclipse

Stunning pictures of a rare total eclipse that blocked out the sun above Chile and Argentina have been captured by a satellite orbiting the moon. Thousands of people – including tourists, locals and astronomers – gathered to see the solar spectacle earlier this week, with the two South American countries the only inhabited locations from where it could be soon. ... Read More »

Celebrities spotted at ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 matches

Entertainment Desk Famous actors and musicians stepped out of their sets and studios to join the world cup festivities that started on May 30 and will continue till July 14. From Mick Jagger and Ed Sheeran to Jaya Ahsan and Ranveer Singh, everyone cheered their respective teams in England during the group stage. Actor Stephen Fry was seen enjoying the ... Read More »

Loko Natyadal staged Amra Tinjon at BSA

Culture Desk Popular theatre troupe of the country Loko Natyadal, was staged its new play titled ‘Amra Tinjon’ at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) yesterday. Loko Natyadal has brought its new production as part of its 38th founding anniversary celebration programme. To mark the occasion, the troupe organised two-day long events at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Segunbagicha ... Read More »