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New Zealand pushes Sri Lanka to 144-6 at stumps on Day 2

Colombo (AP/UNB) — Fast bowlers Trent Boult and Tim Southee took two wickets apiece to put Sri Lanka on the back foot on a rain-curtailed second day of the second test as the hosts reached 144-6 before rain caused early stumps Friday. Less than 30 overs of play was possible after a late start as rain arrived minutes before lunch ... Read More »

Strong global move must to resolve Rohingya crisis: BD FM

Dhaka, Aug 23 (UNB) – Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Friday said Bangladesh will take a tougher position over Rohingya issue saying the global leadership must resolve it quickly to ensure greater peace and stability in the region. “We tried our best, we worked as per your suggestions but finally it (repatriation) didn’t happen. We’ll make our position ... Read More »

Enemies of Hindus are enemies of the nation: Quader

Dhaka, Aug 23 (UNB) – Ruling Awami League’s General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Friday said the enemies of the country’s Hindu community are also the enemies of the nation. “Those who are your (the Hindu community) enemies and hostile to you are communal forces … They’re the enemies of the state,” he told a rally at Palashi intersection in the ... Read More »

BNP’s forum to support victims of rape, repression

Dhaka, Aug 23 (UNB) – Amid the growing incidents of rape and violence against women and children, BNP has formed a forum to stand by the victims of such repression with legal and other support, and create a social movement to prevent these menaces. Party standing committee member Selima Rahman has been made convener of the 61-member “Nari O Shishu ... Read More »

Language Movement veteran Dr MA Gafur dies

Chandpur, Aug 23 (UNB) – Language Movement veteran Dr MA Gafur passed away on Friday at a Dhaka hospital. He was 85. He breathed his last at Samarita Hospital, said his eldest son Dr Shakil Gafur. Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni, and Advocate Nurul Amin Ruhul, MP, extended condolences to the bereaved family. Gafur is survived by two sons and ... Read More »

BNP blames govt for failure to repatriate Rohingyas

Dhaka, Aug 23 (UNB) – BNP on Friday alleged that the government has diplomatically failed to initiate the repartition of Rohingyas to their homeland in Myanmar. “The government couldn’t do anything to start the repatriation of Rohingyas. It’s been a long time since they (Rohingyas) came here, but you (govt) couldn’t still send any of them,” said BNP senior joint ... Read More »

Who’s Afraid of Arabic Numerals?

Should Americans, as part of their school curriculum, learn Arabic numerals? CivicScience, a Pittsburgh-based research firm, put that question to some 3,200 Americans recently in a poll seemingly about mathematics, but the outcome was a measure of students’ attitudes toward the Arab world. Some 56 percent of the respondents said, “No.” Fifteen percent had no opinion. Read More »

Amazon fires stir bitter dispute over who is to blame

Rio De Janeiro, Aug 22 (AP/UNB) — As fires raged in the Amazon rainforest, the Brazilian government on Thursday denounced international critics who say President Jair Bolsonaro is not doing enough to curb massive deforestation. The growing threat to what some call “the lungs of the planet” has ignited a bitter dispute about who is to blame during the tenure ... Read More »

With autarky, BD challenge to provide safe, nutritious food

Dhaka, Aug 22 (UNB) – Agriculture Minister Md Abdur Razzaque on Thursday said the government is determined to ensure safe and nutritious food for the country. “The country’s agricultural sector witnessed huge growth over last several years. There was a time when many Bangladeshis went hungry. They would miss two or even three meals in a day. Now they eat ... Read More »

Primary school and Ebtedayi madrasah exams from Nov 17

Dhaka, Aug 22 (UNB) – This year’s primary and Ebtedayi examinations will be held from November 17 to 24. National steering committee on Primary and Ebtedayi terminal examinations in a meeting Thursday fixed the dates. M Zakir Hossain, State Minister for Primary and Mass Education, presided over the meeting. “Primary and Ebtedayi examinations are the biggest programmes under the ministry,” ... Read More »

First-round fireworks: Serena, Sharapova to meet at US Open

New York, Aug 22 (AP/UNB) — Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova will finally meet in the U.S. Open, and they’ll do it in their very first match. A long-awaited Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal showdown could come only in the final. Williams and Sharapova, past U.S. Open champions and two of the biggest stars in women’s tennis, were scheduled for an opening-round ... Read More »

দেশের স্বাধীনতা সার্বভৌমত্ব চরম হুমকির মুখে -ইসলামী আন্দোলন

ইসলামী আন্দোলন বাংলাদেশের নায়েবে আমীর মুফতী সৈয়দ মুহাম্মদ ফয়জুল করীম শায়খে চরমোনাই ও ভারপ্রাপ্ত মহাসচিব অধ্যাপক মাহবুবুর রহমান এক যুক্ত বিবৃতিতে বলেছেন, দেশের স্বাধীনতা সার্বভৌমত্ব আজ চরম হুমকির মুখে। Read More »