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Wimbledon champ Halep up to No. 4, Serena No. 9; Gauff 141st

Wimbledon (AP/UNB) – Simona Halep’s Wimbledon championship has lifted her from No. 7 to No. 4 in the WTA rankings, and runner-up Serena Williams moved up to No. 9, her best placing since returning to the tour last season after having a baby. Coco Gauff’s magical run from a wild-card entry in qualifying all the way to the fourth round ... Read More »

8 BNP lawyers get advance bails in sabotage case

Dhaka, Sept 17 (UNB) – The High Court (HC) here on Monday granted advance bail to 8 BNP-affiliated lawyers, including Khandaker Mahbub Hossain, in a sabotage case. A bench with Justice Md Habibul Goni and Justice Mohammad Ali passed the order as they sought bail before the court. The police now cannot place them under arrest before submitting a report. ... Read More »

Rangpur Jatiya Party against burial of Ershad in capital

Rangpur, July 15 (UNB) – A grave was dug here for Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad, who passed away on Sunday, as the leaders of the party’s Rangpur unit on Tuesday announced to thwart any move to bury him in the capital. On Sunday, party senior leaders decided to bury the former military ruler at Military Graveyard in the capital. ... Read More »

PM for boosting waterway connectivity with India

Dhaka, Jul 15 (UNB) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday emphasised strengthening waterway connectivity to promote trade and commerce between Bangladesh and India. She put emphasis on increasing the connectivity when Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das paid a courtesy call on her at her official residence Ganobhaban in the city. PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed ... Read More »

Bride, bridegroom among 9 killed as train hits microbus

Sirajganj, July 15 (UNB) – Eight members of a bridal party, including the bridegroom and bride, and the driver were killed and three others injured as a train smashed a microbus at an unmanned level crossing at Panchakroshi in Ullapara upazila on Monday evening. Five of the deceased were identified as bridegroom Rajon, 25, of Kandipara village in Sadar upazila, ... Read More »

Rains, landslides kill dozens, affect millions in South Asia

Patna, Jul 15 (AP/UNB) — After causing flooding and landslides in Nepal, three rivers are overflowing in northeastern India and submerging parts of the region, killing at least 14 people and affecting the lives of more than 2 million, officials said Monday. Pratata Amrit, a government official, said about 200,000 people left their flooded village homes in Bihar state, with ... Read More »

Plan underway for education TV channel: BD Minister

Dhaka, July 15 (UNB) – A plan is underway to launch an education TV channel to air all the good classes of good teachers, taking the benefits to rural students, said Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni. “We can show the good classes of good teachers of various schools through the TV channel simultaneously,” she said while replying to queries of ... Read More »

Locals demand Minni’s arrest over Rifat Sharif murder

Barguna, July 14 (UNB) – Alleging that she had a part to the gruesome murder of her husband Rifat Sharif who was hacked to death in front of her, locals here on Sunday demanded the arrest of Aysha Siddika Minni. The demand was made from a human chain formed on the Barguna Press Club premises in the morning. However, Minni ... Read More »

Reshuffle in police admin: 26 SPs transferred

Dhaka, July 14 (UNB) – In the latest reshuffle in the police administration, 26 Superintendents of Police (SPs) were given new postings on Sunday. Police Section-1 of the Public Security Division under the Home Ministry issued two separate notifications in this regard with immediate effect. According to a notification, Brahmanbaria SP Md Anwar Hossain Khan and Moulvibazar SP Mohammad Shahjalal ... Read More »

India aborts moon mission launch, citing technical glitch

India, July 15 (AP/UNB) — India aborted the launch on Monday of a spacecraft intended to land on the far side of the moon less than an hour before liftoff. The Chandrayaan-2 mission was called off when a “technical snag” was observed in the 640-ton, 14-story rocket launcher, Indian Space Research Organization spokesman B.R. Guruprasad said. The countdown abruptly stopped ... Read More »

Leave the US, Trump tells liberal congresswomen of color

Washington, July 15 (AP/UNB) — Starkly injecting race into his criticism of liberal Democrats, President Donald Trump said Sunday that four congresswomen of color should go back to the “broken and crime infested” countries they came from, ignoring the fact that all of the women are American citizens and three were born in the US His attack drew a searing ... Read More »

Djokovic tops Federer in historic final for 5th at Wimbledon

England, July 15 (AP/UNB) — For nearly five tight, tense and terrific hours, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer traded the lead, playing on and on and on until an unprecedented fifth-set tiebreaker was required to settle their memorable Wimbledon final. In the end, it was Djokovic who emerged victorious, coming back to edge Federer 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, ... Read More »

KAALO to screen ‘Khacha’

Entertainment Desk Counter Foto Students’ Forum (KAALO) will be holding two screenings of Akram Khan’s government-grant winning film ‘Khacha’, which represented Bangladesh at the 90th Academy Awards, popularly known as Oscars on July 26. The film will be screened at KAALO’s campus in Uttara at 4:00 pm and 6:30 pm, says a press release. The film has been produced by ... Read More »

Stay healthy during Hajj pilgrimage

The Hajj – the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, and the largest mass gathering in the world. The Hajj pilgrimage is undertaken by millions of Muslims every year and staying healthy and strong during the physically demanding journey is crucial. Maintaining energy and bodily strength during Hajj necessitates that certain safety precautions be taken. After all, the pilgrim would ... Read More »

India calls off Moon mission launch

India today  dramatically scrapped the launch of a rocket that was aiming to land a probe on the Moon less than one hour before blast-off because of a “technical” problem. India wants the Chandrayaan-2 — or Moon Chariot 2 — mission to make it only the fourth country after Russia, the United States and China to land a craft on ... Read More »

Shah Rukh Khan to produce horror series

Entertainment Desk Bollywood’s King Shah Rukh Khan is gradually entering the streaming business. Indian Express reports that King Khan will co-produce a horror web series for Netflix, which will be titled “Betaal.” According to Indian Express “Betaal” will be directed by Patrick Graham. Along with Shah Rukh’s production company Red Chillies Entertainment, other co-producers will be Gourav Verma, and Netflix. ... Read More »

Sangeet Bhaban presents Rainy Season

Cultural Correspondent Sangeet Bhaban, is a noted cultural organisation that is running in its 36th year this year. A regular respondent to calls for cultural programmes, the institution organised an event of music yesterday glorifying the coming Rainy Season. The event started with a group rendition of the Tagore song ‘Bishwabinarabe Bishwajan Mohichhe”. The event featured in total ten solo ... Read More »

Queen sends message to World Cup finalists

London, July 15 (AP/UNB) — Buckingham Palace released a statement from Queen Elizabeth II after the final. “Prince Philip and I send our warmest congratulations to the England men’s cricket team after such a thrilling victory in today’s World Cup Final. “I also extend my commiserations to the runners-up New Zealand, who competed so admirably in today’s contest and throughout ... Read More »

HM Ershad’s 2nd namaz-e-janaza held at Parliament complex

Dhaka, July 15 – The second namaz-e-janaza of Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad was held at the Parliament Building Complex at around 10:55 am on Monday morning. His body will be taken to the party’s central office at Kakrail to allow Jatiya Party leaders and activists to pay their last tributes. After Asr prayers, the third janaza will be held ... Read More »

Stokes steals World Cup beating Kiwis in nail-biting final

Dhaka, July 14 – After dramatic twists and turns, England beat New Zealand in the final at the cricket’s spiritual home- Lord’s – on Sunday to win their maiden ICC World Cup. After the match was tied, it went to the Super Over. However, the Super Over was also tied as both England and New Zealand scored identical 15 runs. Read More »

HC asks BD Standards Inst: Test pasteurised milk of all cos

Dhaka, July 14 – The High Court on Sunday directed the Bangladesh Standards Testing Institute (BSTI) to conduct test of pasteurised milk produced by its all the 14 registered companies in the market. The HC bench asked the BSTI to conduct the test at four laboratories and submit the lab reports separately before the HC bench on July 23. The ... Read More »

Seoul-Dhaka relations to reach new heights: South Korean PM

Dhaka, July 14 – South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon yesterday said the relation between Bangladesh and Korea will reach to a new height through cooperation in various fields of business and trade. “I am moved and impressed by the development Bangladesh has made. It has been possible due to the incredible will of Bangladesh under the leadership of Prime ... Read More »