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Bangladesh to become a big force soon, says Domingo

Dhaka – Newly-appointed head coach of the Tigers Russell Domingo believes Bangladesh national cricket team are really close to becoming a big force in international cricket. The South African coach talked to the media on Wednesday for the first time after his arrival in Dhaka.“Bangladesh ended the World Cup being number eight. They failed to come up with a great ... Read More »

Langeveldt upbeat to create stronger pace battery for Tigers

Dhaka — In his first interaction with the media after reaching Dhaka, Charl Langeveldt, the newly-appointed pace-bowling coach of the Tigers, said he is upbeat to strengthen the Bangladesh cricket team with an upgraded pace-attack. Langeveldt believes Bangladesh has a good bunch of pacers who just need the right direction to go through. “The challenge for me is to find ... Read More »

Bangladesh to start SAFF U-15 campaign on Friday

Dhaka – Defending Champions Bangladesh Under-15 Football team will start their SAFF Under-15 campaign taking on Bhutan in the first match on Friday (August 23) at the Kalyani Stadium in West Bengal of India.The match will kick-off at 12:30 pm (Bangladesh time). In the remaining matches, two time champions Bangladesh will play against Sri Lanka on August 25, Nepal on ... Read More »

Dhaka Abahani off to good start beating April 25 SC 4-3

Dhaka – Six-time BPL champions Dhaka Abahani Limited continued their fairytale performance in the AFC Cup beating April 25 SC (4.25) of North Korea by 4-3 goals in the first leg home match of the inter-zonal semifinal at Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Wednesday evening. The popular Dhanmomdi-outfit and the Bangladesh champions, Abahani Limited, repeated the feat after 31 years ... Read More »

BNP smells ‘AL involvement’ in Aug 21 attack

Dhaka, Aug 21 (UNB) – BNP senior leader Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Wednesday said there is a question in public mind whether Awami League had ‘involvement’ with the blueprint of the August-21 grenade attack. “Everybody knows the fact. It (August-21 attack) was part of a deep-rooted blueprint. People have doubt whether the ruling party (AL) had involvement with it. A ... Read More »

PM finds BNP regime’s involvement in Aug 21 attack

Dhaka, Aug 21 (UNB) – Alleging that the then BNP-Jamaat government was involved in the grisly August 21 grenade attack in 2004, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said it is not possible to carry out an attack of such scale without government’s patronage. “Such an incident (grenade attack) cannot take place in broad daylight without the patronage of the ... Read More »

AL seeks Tarique’s capital punishment in grenade attack case

Dhaka, Aug 21 (UNB) – Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said they will move the High Court seeking capital punishment for Tarique Rahman, the mastermind of August-21 grenade attack and BNP acting chairman. “We’ll surely go to the High Court as there’s a scope to carry out a legal fight for the maximum punishment of Tarique Rahman,” ... Read More »

Larry King seeks divorce from seventh wife after 22 years

Los Angeles, Aug 21 (AP/UNB) — Larry King is seeking a divorce from his seventh wife, Shawn King, after 22 years. The 85-year-old talk show host filed a petition to end the marriage Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court. Larry King and Shawn King, then a singer and TV host, married in 1997 and have two adult sons, Chance and ... Read More »

Abundant Hilsa supply brings down prices in Chandpur

Chandpur, Aug 21 (UNB) – Machghat, the largest wholesale Hilsa market in the district, is flooded with fish caught in Hatia, Sandwip, Dhalchar, Barguna, Nijhum Dwip, Charfesson, Pathorghata and Bhola. Hilsa caught from Padma and Meghna rivers weighing about a kilogramme are being sold at Tk 900 while Hilsa of the same size from the sea fetched Tk 700. Those ... Read More »

3 more die of dengue; 1626 new cases recorded on Tuesday

Dhaka, Aug 21 (UNB) – Two more people, including a woman, have died of dengue in the capital while the fresh infections marked a slight rise across the country. At least 1,626 dengue patients were hospitalised in 24 hours till 8am on Wednesday against Tuesday’s 1,572. The number of dengue patients was 1,615 on Monday, 1,706 on Sunday, 1,460 on ... Read More »

Cop hailed as hero for saving newborn from dogs

Chattogram, Aug 21 (UNB) – A police officer is being praised for protecting a newborn from dogs in the port city on early Tuesday. Sub-Inspector Mostafizur Rahman and tales of his selfless act went viral on the social media within hours. He said he was standing in front of Akteruzzaman Centre near the end of his night shift when he ... Read More »

India’s Moon probe enters lunar orbit

India’s Chandrayaan 2 spacecraft entered lunar orbit on Tuesday, executing one of the trickiest manoeuvres on its historic mission to the Moon. After four weeks in space, the craft completed its Lunar Orbit Insertion as planned, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said in a statement. The insertion “was completed successfully today at 0902 hrs IST (0332 GMT) as planned, ... Read More »

Israel seeks to beat PTSD with ‘ecstasy’ therapy

Nachum Pachenick says he lived a nightmare for nearly two decades after being sexually abused and developing post-traumatic stress disorder — until MDMA therapy came to his rescue. “It’s a life full of stress, pressure, nerves, anxiety, fatigue,” the 46-year-old Israeli said from his home in Sde Boaz, a wildcat settlement in the occupied West Bank south of Jerusalem. “You ... Read More »

At least 2,300 detained in locked-down Indian-ruled Kashmir

India, Aug 21 (AP/UNB) — At least 2,300 people, mostly young men, have been detained in Indian-administered Kashmir during a security lockdown and communications blackout imposed to curtail unrest after New Delhi stripped the disputed region of statehood, according to top Kashmir police and arrest statistics reviewed by The Associated Press. Those arrested include anti-India protesters as well as pro-India ... Read More »

Marvel films to lose Spider-Man

Marvel’s superhero films could be left without their most famous character after talks to “share” Spider-Man broke down between the Disney-owned studio and rival Sony, Hollywood media reported Tuesday. The Marvel movies have together grossed $22 billion at the global box office, and British actor Tom Holland’s Spider-Man has become an increasingly central figure in the most lucrative franchise in ... Read More »

Govt looting public money from all sectors like ‘Bargi’: BNP

Dhaka, Aug 20 (UNB) – Branding the current government as a ‘fraud’ one, BNP on Tuesday alleged it is ‘plundering’ public money from every sector like Bargis, a group of Maratha soldiers who had indulged in large scale plundering of people’s wealth during the 18th century. “This government has become a completely fraudulent one. It’s a government for the looters, ... Read More »

‘Meenalaap’ to be screened at Goethe Institute

Culture Desk Directed by an emerging film director Suborna Sanjutee, a short film titled ‘Meenalaap -Fish Monolouge’ will be screened on August 25 at Goethe Institut, Dhanmondi in the city. The short film will be screened as a part of a film festival titled ‘Through Her Eyes’, organised by International Film Initiatives Bangladesh (IFIB). Female directors’ works will be screened ... Read More »

Newly-wed couple found dead in Magura

Magura, Aug 21 (UNB) – A newly-wed couple apparently took their own lives at Raghobdair village in Sadar upazila on Tuesday night, barely three weeks after tying the knot. The deceased were identified as Nirab Biswas, 20, and Sraboni Biswas, 18, of the village. Locals said they killed themselves after failing to get consent of their parents. Police recovered the ... Read More »

‘Hasina: A Daughter’s Tale’ at Global Film Festival in India

Culture Desk Indian Film Federation and West Bengal Tourist Corporation are jointly going to organise a film festival titled ‘Global Film Festival’ for the first time on August 21. Three films from Bangladesh have been selected for the festival including the documentary titled ‘Hasina: A Daughters Tale’, which is a Biopic of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. ‘Hasina: a Daughter’s Tale’ ... Read More »

Earth’s future is being written in fast-melting Greenland

Helheim Glacier, Aug 20 (AP/UNB) — This is where Earth’s refrigerator door is left open, where glaciers dwindle and seas begin to rise. New York University air and ocean scientist David Holland, who is tracking what’s happening in Greenland from both above and below, calls it “the end of the planet.” He is referring to geography more than the future. ... Read More »

Facebook rolls out tool to block off-Facebook data gathering

San Francisco, Aug 21 (AP/UNB) — Soon, you could get fewer familiar ads following you around the internet — or at least on Facebook. Facebook is launching a long-promised tool that lets you limit what the social network can gather about you on outside websites and apps. The company said Tuesday that it is adding a section where you can ... Read More »

Aug 21 grenade attack anniversary Wednesday

Dhaka, Aug 21 (UNB) – The country is observing the 15th anniversary of the August 21 grenade attack on an Awami League rally in the city with a heavy heart. Awami League and its associate bodies are marking the day as the ‘Grenade Attack Day’ with elaborate programmes. Besides, partners of 14-party alliance’s socio-cultural and professional organisations will observe the ... Read More »

Four suspected militants of ‘Allahr Dal’ held in city

Dhaka, Aug 19 (UNB)- Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab-3) arrested four suspected members of a militant group named ‘Allar Dal’ from Hatirjheel area in the city Sunday night. The arrestees are Ibrahim Ahmed Hero, 64 and Md Shafiqul Islam Suruj, 38 of Pabna, Abdul Aziz, 50 of Gaibandha and Md Rashidul Islam, 28 of Kurigram. On secret information, the ... Read More »

A geoengineering Trojan Horse

by Silvia Ribeiro Mexico City – Although the effects of climate change are becoming increasingly apparent, the progress toward reducing greenhouse-gas emissions remains as disappointing as ever, leading some to tout new technological solutions that could supposedly save the day. Harvard University’s David Keith, for example, would have us consider geoengineering – that is, deliberate, large-scale, and highly risky interventions ... Read More »

Halt Rohingya returns: Human Rights Watch

Ensure Refugees’ Security, Basic Rights, Equal Access to Citizenship New York – The Myanmar and Bangladesh governments should suspend plans to repatriate Rohingya refugees until returns are safe, voluntary, and dignified, Human Rights Watch said today. With new repatriations set to start on August 22, 2019, Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh camps protested that they will face the same violence and ... Read More »