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SAFF U-18 Champs: Bangladesh face off Sri Lanka on Sept 21

Dhaka – Bangladesh will start their South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Under-18 Championship 2019 campaign by facing Sri Lanka in the first match of three-team Group B on September 21 at the APF Stadium in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu. The championship is scheduled to be held on September 20-29.Runners-up Bangladesh team placed in Group B along with former runners-up India ... Read More »

Pakistan lowers ties to depict alarming pic to world: India

Dhaka, Aug 8 (UNB) – India today asked Pakistan to review its decision to downgrade diplomatic and trade ties after its decisions on Kashmir. On Wednesday, Pakistan had expelled the Indian envoy in Islamabad and had announced a five-point plan that included downgrading its ties with India and suspending bilateral trade, reports NDTV. “We have seen reports that Pakistan has ... Read More »

Patients asked to take enough water, juice to defeat dengue

Dhaka, Aug 8 (UNB) – Describing the notion to have papaya-leaf juice for increasing the blood platelet count as a ‘myth’, medicine specialist Prof Dr Khan Abul Kalam Azad has suggested that dengue patients drink plenty of water and juice of any fruit to get a better outcome. “We’ve published several journals and attended presentations abroad many times in the ... Read More »

Indo-Bangla secretary-level talks on water issues in Dhaka

Dhaka, Aug 8 (UNB) – Bangladesh and India are holding secretary-level talks here to discuss water-related issues between the two neighbours. The meeting began at state guesthouse Meghna at 11am on Thursday and a media briefing is scheduled for 5:45pm. Indian Water Resources Secretary Upendra Prasad Singh and his Bangladesh counterpart Kabir Bin Anwar are leading the delegations, an official ... Read More »

India arrests over 500 as Kashmir clampdown challenged

New Delhi, Aug 8 (AP/UNB) — Indian security forces have arrested more 500 people since New Delhi imposed a communications blackout and security clampdown in divided Kashmir, where people remained holed up in their homes for a fourth day. A petition was filed meanwhile in India’s top court challenging the lockdown. The rigorous security measures followed India’s government decision this ... Read More »

Baby box opens lid on South Africa’s adoption crisis

When the alarm sounds at an orphanage in the Berea district of Johannesburg, all eyes turn to a video surveillance screen in the living room. The screen is linked to a camera inside a metal box, built into the perimeter wall of the orphanage garden. Today, it is a false alarm, but the night before, at about 8:30 pm, the ... Read More »

KU admission process goes online from Sept 1

KU Correspondent The online admission process for the first year honours courses in Khulna University (KU) under 2019-20 academic year will begin on September 1 and continue till September 30, said a KU press release on Tuesday. The decision was taken at a general meeting of the varsity’s admission committee held at the VC’s conference room on Tuesday with KU ... Read More »

Paresh Rawal joins Farhan Akhtar’s Toofan

Veteran actor Paresh Rawal is set to feature in Farhan Akhtar-fronted sports drama, Toofan. Akhtar shared the news of Rawal joining the cast on Twitter. “Thrilled and privileged to collaborate with an absolute giant of an actor. So looking forward @SirPareshRawal #Toofan” the actor tweeted. The film is being directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and will feature Akhtar in the ... Read More »

Narrative films to be aired on National Mourning Day

Entertainment Desk Two narrative films based on the stories of ‘Mahamanaber Deshe’ will be aired on TV on August 15, marking the National Mourning Day and the martyrdom of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman along with his family at the hands of military zealots. The stories of ‘Mahamanaber Deshe’ written by Shahid Rahman are based on incidents ... Read More »

Asaduzzaman Noor to return to acting in Eid

Cutural Correspondent Famed TV screen actor Asaduzzaman Noor has not appeared before drama fans for two years. Even before that he rarely performed. Now he will reappear as a leading character of a telefilm titled ‘Jolchhobi’, directed by Hasan Rezaul. The telefilm, produced by Bongo BD, will be telecasted on NTV during Eid-ul-Azha. Noor will be seen as a poet, ... Read More »

On brutality of violence against women

By Farhana Haque Rahman and Raghav Gaiha Horrific violence against women is unabated and rising in South Asia. Rome and New Delhi, Aug 6 2019 (IPS) – On a cold night in December 2012, a ghastly crime was committed in New Delhi which stunned the world. Six men dragged helpless Nirbhaya-a 23-year-old female physiotherapy intern- to the back of the ... Read More »