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JFA Football: Thakurgaon outplay Rajshahi by 4-0 goals

Dhaka – Thakurgaon District outplayed Rajshahi District by 4-0 goals in a Group B final round match of the JFA U-14 National Women’s Football Championship’ 2019 at the Bir Shrestra Shaheed Shipahi Mohammad Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur on Sunday. Jahanara Begum, Nayuri Devi, Sonchita Akter and Labonya Roy scored one goal each for the winners, all in the first ... Read More »

ICC WC final: Woakes, Plunkett restrict New Zealand to 241

Dhaka – The hosts England managed to restrict New Zealand to 241 in ICC Men’s World Cup final match at Lord’s on Sunday. England need 242 to win their maiden World Cup trophy.Chris Woakes and Liam Plunkett took three wickets each to help England to restrict the Kiwis in a chaseable total. For New Zealand, Henry Nicholls was the highest ... Read More »

Fizz’s wedding reception held in Satkhira

Dhaka – Bangladesh fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman, popularly known as Fizz, celebrated his wedding reception at a grand function Saturday in his village home of Tetulia under Kaliganj Upazila, 40-kilometer away from Satkhira District headquarter. Mustafiz, who got over an indifferent start to eventually bag an impressive 20 wickets at the World Cup – second only to Mitchell Starc of ... Read More »

Law against rape will be toughened: State Minister

Dhaka, July 14 (UNB) — Initiatives will be taken to toughen the existing law on torture and rape as per the proposal of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Begum Fazilatunnesa said on Sunday. She came up with the announcement while joining the ministry around noon. She said social and cultural activists and the people ... Read More »

UK says seized Iranian oil tanker could be released

Dubai, Jul 14 (AP/UNB) — Britain will facilitate the release of a seized Iranian tanker if Iran can provide guarantees the vessel would not breach European sanctions on oil shipments to Syria, Britain’s top diplomat said late Saturday. The comments by Jeremy Hunt could help de-escalate tensions that have spiked in recent days. In apparent retaliation for the seized tanker, ... Read More »

Fakhrul mourns Ershad’s death

Dhaka, July 14 (UNB) – BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir expressed deep shock at the death of Jatiya Party chairman and deposed military ruler HM Ershad. In a condolence message, Fakhrul prayed for the salvation of Ershad’s soul and conveyed profound sympathy to his bereaved family members and well-wishers. Earlier, at a press conference, party Senior Joint Secretary ... Read More »

District admins get 31-point governance directive from PM

Dhaka, Jul 14 (UNB) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday issued a 31-point directive to the deputy commissioners (DCs) to ensure good governance and proper development of the country. The prime minister gave the directives while inaugurating the five-day annual conference of the DCs at Shapla Hall of the Prime Minister’s Office. The directives are: – Take necessary measures ... Read More »

Rewilding BD: Scott Trageser’s wildlife photos at Art Café

Dhaka, 13th July (UNB) – US-based wildlife photographer Scott Trageser’s solo exhibition ‘Rewilding Bangladesh’ commenced Saturday evening at city’s Art Café. Creative Conservation Alliance (CCA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to environmental conservation, arranged the exhibition. With the vision to inaugurate the ambitious attempt of bringing extinct wildlife back to the forests of Bangladesh- the exhibition is going to portray Scott’s ... Read More »

Shanghai leads battle against China’s rising mountain of trash

Nie Feng used to toss his rubbish outside his Shanghai flat without a thought while rushing to work, but saving China from a garbage crisis now requires him to consult a complex diagram each morning. On July 1, Shanghai launched China’s most ambitious garbage separation and recycling programme ever, as the country confronts a rising tide of trash created by ... Read More »

Russia launches space telescope

Russia launched a space telescope  from the cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, in a joint mission on Sunday with Germany intended to map X-rays across the sky and replace a project lost in January. Video posted on the website of the Roskosmos, the Russian space agency, showed a Proton-M rocket carrying the Spektr-RG taking off from the launch pad at Baikonur ... Read More »

Super 30 is off to decent start

Hrithik Roshan is finally back on the big screen after two years with Super 30. The film is based on mathematician Anand Kumar who dedicated his life to educate underprivileged kids. An inspiring story, the film created a lot of buzz and had audience flock in big numbers to the theatre on its first Friday. Collecting Rs. 11.50 crores on ... Read More »

Haimanti Sukla teams up with Samarjit Roy

Entertainment Desk The song was written and composed by Samarjit, and the singers recorded it at a studio in Kolkata Bangladeshi singer Samarjit Roy has performed a duet with legendary Indian singer Haimanti Sukla, which is released  on Saturday. The song, titled Tumi bhorer pakhir moto, will be released on Gaan Chobi Entertainment’s YouTube channel. The song was written and ... Read More »

Shimla to star in Govinda produced film

 Entertainment Desk Actress Shimla made her film debut in 1999 with Shahidul Islam Khan-directed Madam Fuli. She received the National Award for best acting for that same film. After that she acted in Gangajatra, Nekabborer Mahaprayan and many others. Shimla left the country in 2018, to settle in India. She spent the first few months of her life in Kolkata, ... Read More »

সাবেক রাষ্ট্রপতি এইচ.এম এরশাদের মৃত্যুতে মুসলিম লীগের শোক

সাবেক রাষ্ট্রপতি ও জাতীয় পার্টির চেয়ারম্যান লেঃ জেঃ এইচ.এম এরশাদের মৃত্যুতে গভীর শোক প্রকাশ করেছেন বাংলাদেশ মুসলিম লীগের সভাপতি এড. বদরুদ্দোজা সুজা, মহাসচিব কাজী আবুল খায়ের, নির্বাহী সভাপতি আব্দুল আজিজ হাওলাদার ও স্থায়ী কমিটির সদস্য আতিকুল ইসলাম ও আনোয়ার হোসেন আবুড়ী। Read More »

‘Detained 519 Indian fishermen to be sent back’

Dhaka, July 13 (UNB) – A total of 519 fishermen, who were detained for Bangladesh’s water territory in Patuakhali, will be sent back to their country following the due process, said Bangladesh Coast Guard on Saturday. “Bangladesh has already communicated with India through the foreign ministry,” Lt Commander M Hamidul Islam, public relations officer of Bangladesh Coast Guard, told UNB ... Read More »

PM mourns Ershad’s death

Dhaka, Jul 14 (UNB) – President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of Leader of the Opposition in Parliament and Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad. In a condolence message, Sheikh Hasina recalled Ershad’s constructive role in Parliament as the opposition leader. In separate messages, the President and the Prime ... Read More »

Apollo 11 at 50: Celebrating first steps on another world

Cape Canaveral, Jul 13(AP/UNB) — A half-century ago, in the middle of a mean year of war, famine, violence in the streets and the widening of the generation gap, men from planet Earth stepped onto another world for the first time, uniting people around the globe in a way not seen before or since. Hundreds of millions tuned in to ... Read More »

Man convicted of trafficking sharks kept in his basement

Lagrangeville, July 14(AP/UNB) — A man who kept sharks in a pool in his upstate New York basement has been convicted of trafficking wildlife. The state Department of Environmental Conservation and the attorney general’s office say Friday that Joshua Seguine, of LaGrangeville, pleaded guilty to illegal commercialization of wildlife. He’ll be sentenced in September. The 38-year-old Seguine was stopped by ... Read More »

Jatiya Party chief HM Ershad dies

Dhaka, July 14 (UNB) – Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad, who was ousted in 1990 after his nine years of autocratic rule, died on Sunday morning while undergoing treatment at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH), Dhaka. He was 89. Ershad, also the Leader of the Opposition in Parliament and a five-time MP, breathed his last at 7:45am, Rezaul Shamim, an ... Read More »

Simona Halep beats Serena Williams to win first Wimbledon title

Simona Halep beats Serena Williams to win Wimbledon 2019 women’s singles Simona Halep won her first Wimbledon title and crushed Serena Williams’ latest bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam success with a devastating 56-minute display of athleticism. The Romanian won 6-2 6-2 in front of an incredulous Centre Court, running after everything the American threw at her. “It was ... Read More »

England eye World Cup glory as New Zealand plot shock

LONDON,(BSS/AFP) – Eoin Morgan’s England face New Zealand at Lord’s on Sunday desperate to win the World Cup for the first time after four years of hard graft. When England exited the 2015 tournament after an embarrassing defeat by Bangladesh, few tipped them as potential champions four years later. As captain Morgan put it: “If you had offered us the ... Read More »