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Bangladesh to play hosts India in do-or-die match

Dhaka – Defending champions Bangladesh will play their giant neighbor India in a do or die match to stay in the final race of the five-nation SAFF Under-15 Championship in the last league match on Thursday at 3:30 pm at the Kalyani Stadium in Nadia District of West Bengal, India. Two times champions Bangladesh has no option but the win ... Read More »

23 killed in attack on bar in southern Mexico

Mexico City (AP/UNB)  — An attack on a bar in Mexico’s Gulf coast city of Coatzacoalcos killed 23 people and injured 13 late Tuesday. The attackers started a fire that ripped through the bar, killing eight women and 15 men. There was no immediate information on the condition of the injured. Photos of the scene showed tables and chairs jumbled ... Read More »

Thousands drenched in red in Spain’s ‘Tomatina’ battle

Bunol (AP/UNB) — More than 20,000 people are pelting each other with ripe tomatoes in the annual “Tomatina” street battle in a town in eastern Spain that has become a major tourist attraction. The party saw 145 tons of tomatoes offloaded from six trucks into crowds packing Buñol’s streets for the midday hour-long battle Wednesday. The fight leaves participants and ... Read More »

India’s top court to examine change in Kashmir’s status

New Delhi (AP/UNB)  — India’s top court on Wednesday took up legal challenges to the government’s decision to revoke Indian-controlled Kashmir’s special status and asked the government to explain its stance to the court. The Supreme Court ordered the federal government to file its replies to 14 petitions and inform the court about the media restrictions imposed in Kashmir. It ... Read More »

Subhra Debnath to perform at AFD

Culture Desk Subhra Debnath -an acclaimed Tagore singer is going to perform an evening of Tagore songs on Friday at 6.30 pm at the Nouvelle Vague Auditorium, Alliance Franaise de Dhaka (AFD) in the city. Since her childhood, Subhra Debnath has been on a musical journey, starting with lessons from the distinguished artist Dilip Das and later from the likes ... Read More »

Viola Davis to play Michelle Obama in First Ladies

Viola Davis is set to portray Michelle Obama in a Showtime series under development about America’s first ladies, reports The Indian Express. Davis also is an executive producer on the project, which Showtime said Monday will “peel back the curtain” on the lives of presidential spouses. The first season will focus on Eleanor Roosevelt, Betty Ford and Obama. Showtime said ... Read More »

Star Wars hotel at Disney World like cruise into space

It’s going to be a cruise to nowhere, but that will be just fine with die-hard “Star Wars” fans. Disney officials on Tuesday offered new details on its recently announced Star Wars-themed resort in Florida. “Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser” will be like a two-day cruise in that it drops visitors into a completely self-contained world. Except instead of traveling on ... Read More »

Limits on sales of African elephants to zoos gain approval

Countries that are part of an international agreement on trade in endangered species agreed Tuesday to limit the sale of wild elephants caught in Zimbabwe and Botswana, delighting conservationists but dismaying some of the African countries involved. Wildlife experts said a resolution approved by parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora at ... Read More »

Chinese companies keen to invest in Bangladesh

A group of Chinese companies on Tuesday showed interest in investing in different sectors in Bangladesh. They expressed the interest at a seminar on China-Bangladesh Investment Facilities organised by multinational professional services network, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) at a hotel in the capital. William Yuan, Partner of Global China Business Network, said they are looking for investment opportunities in Bangladesh. “There’re a ... Read More »

Agroecological innovations for sustainable food systems: FAO

The High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN) of the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) released its report on “Agroecological approaches and other innovations for sustainable agriculture and food systems that enhance food security and nutrition” on 3 July, 2019, in Rome, stating that “profound transformation is needed”. Read More »

Bangladesh Heritage Crafts Foundation second gala event ends

The second gala event of the Bangladesh Heritage Crafts Foundation was successfully completed. In addition to the exhibition, cultural events and talks were held in the capital city’s Hotel Radisson on the initiative of the TS event on August 23 and 24, in which there were participated the minister’s advisers, as well as entrepreneurs and foreign ambassadors. Read More »

অগ্নিকান্ডে ক্ষতিগ্রস্ত বস্তিবাসীদের দ্রুত পুনর্বাসন করতে হবে -চরমোনাই পীর

ঝিলপাড়া বস্তিতে স্বার্থান্বেষী মহল দুরভিসন্ধিমূলকভাবে আগুন ধরিয়েছে কি না তা খতিয়ে দেখার আহবান জানিয়ে ইসলামী আন্দোলন বাংলাদেশের আমীর মুফতী সৈয়দ মুহাম্মাদ রেজাউল করীম পীর সাহেব চরমোনাই বলেন, সরকারি জমিতে ঘর বানিয়ে অবৈধভাবে বিদ্যুৎ, পানি ও গ্যাস সংযোগ দিয়ে যারা প্রতি মাসে কোটি কোটি টাকা মাসোহারা নিয়েছেন, তাদেরকে অবশ্যই আইনের আওতায় আনতে হবে। Read More »

1299 new dengue patients admitted, four died on Tuesday

Dhaka, Aug 27 – Four more patients died of dengue mosquito-borne disease in Dhaka, Rangpur and Jhenaidah on Tuesday. Hospitals across the country admitted a large number of dengue patients on the day. A total of 1,299 dengue patients were admitted to different hospitals in the last 24 hours across the country. Read More »