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Dhaka Abahani to play North Korean April 25 SC on Wednesday

Dhaka – Six-time Bangladesh Premier League Football champions Dhaka Abahani Limited is ready to play April 25 Sports Club (4.25) of North Korea in an away match of the inter-zonal semifinal of AFC Cup 2019 at the Kim-ll-Sung Stadium in Pyongyang on Wednesday. The match will kicks-off at Bangladeshi time 3pm.Abahani, who already won in the first-leg home match in ... Read More »

Indian order leaves Kashmir police dispirited, even disarmed

Srinagar (AP/UNB) — Without weapons, riot gear or even clean uniforms, a group of police officers sat on the sidewalk outside a shopfront in Srinagar, the main city in the Himalayan region of Indian-administered Kashmir, weighing their allegiances. Thirty Kashmiri police officers who spoke on the condition of anonymity fearing retribution from their superiors told The Associated Press that they ... Read More »

J&J ordered to pay $572 million for opioid addiction crisis

An Oklahoma judge on Monday ordered US health care giant Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million in damages for its role in fostering the state’s opioid addiction crisis.In the first civil trial of a drugmaker over an epidemic that has caused hundreds of thousands of overdose deaths, Judge Thad Balkman said prosecutors had demonstrated that J&J contributed to a ... Read More »

Vivek Oberoi announces film on the ‘true story’

Vivek Anand Oberoi has announced “Balakot: The True Story,” a trilingual project to be produced in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. According to a press release given to, the film will go into production by the end of 2019, and will be shot in Agra, Delhi, and Jammu and Kashmir. In the press release it was written, the film will ... Read More »

Meenalap featured in Goethe’s through her eyes

Entertainment Desk Meenalap is about the transformation of life while living in a lonely city and about the theme of hope. The story revolves around a Bangali couple who migrate from a remote village of West Bengal to Pune city A screening of the Subarna Senjutee Tushee directed short film, Meenalap: Fish Monologue, was held on Sunday evening at Goethe-Institut ... Read More »

Documentary film show begins

Cultural Correspondent A six-day documentary film and project show begins in the city on Monday for the third time to promote independent filmmakers, directors and producers of the South Asian countries. The Dhaka DocLab, a south Asian project market for documentary filmmakers, has organised the show at the Liberation War Museum in Agargaon from August 26 to August 31. The ... Read More »

Why can’t dynamic Asia-Pacific beat poverty?

By Shuvojit Banerjee and Poh Lynn Ng Bangkok, Aug 2019 (IPS) – Asia and the Pacific is lauded globally for its rapid economic growth over recent decades and has lifted 1.1 billion people out of extreme poverty since 1990. Nevertheless, the region continues to have the largest number of poor people in the world. Read More »

National Poet Nazrul’s 43rd death anniversary Tuesday

Dhaka, Aug 27 – The 43rd death anniversary of national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam is being observed today (Tuesday). Nazrul, revered as Bidrohi Kobi (a rebel poet) for his activism for political and social justice, breathed his last in Dhaka on 12th Bhadra of Bangla calendar year 1383 (August 29, 1976) at the age of 77. He was buried with ... Read More »

Thailand’s favourite dish made the highest level of luxury

World’s most exclusive papaya salad is accompanied by lobster and caviar and served with a choice of Champagne or Chardonnay, as part of an exquisite new Thai fusion menu Thailand – Media OutReach – 26 August 2019 – AKARYN Hotel Group, Thailand’s homegrown five-star boutique hotel specialist, has revealed an innovative new menu that transforms Thailand’s most popular street food ... Read More »