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Afghanistan team arrive in Chattogram

Dhaka — Afghanistan national cricket team arrived in Chattogram on August 30. Rashid Khan-led Afghanistan team landed in Shah Amanat International Airport at 12:45pm here and flew to Chattogram. In this tour, Afghanistan will play a Test against Bangladesh at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in the port city Chattogram. After that, they will take part in a tri-series T20 which ... Read More »

Hong Kong pro-democracy group says Joshua Wong arrested

Hong Kong, Aug 30 (UNB/AP) — A pro-democracy group in Hong Kong said one of its leaders, well-known activist Joshua Wong, was arrested Friday morning. Wong was pushed into a private car as he was heading to a subway station around 7:30 a.m. and has been taken to police headquarters, the Demosisto group said on its social media accounts. It ... Read More »

Model UN conference organised at Hajee Danesh University

Dinajpur, Aug 29 (UNB) – A three-day long Model United Nations (MUN) conference was inaugurated at the Hajee Danesh Science and Technology University (HSTU) on Thursday. Vice Chancellor Dr Md Abul Kashem inaugurated the conference at university’s auditorium-2 as the chief guest. Treasurer of HSTU Dr Bidhan Chandra Haldar, Registrar Professor Dr Md Fazlul Haque (freedom fighter), Head of accounts ... Read More »

Sylhet Agri-University teachers reject unified UGC policy

Sylhet, Aug 29 (UNB) – Sylhet Agricultural University on Thursday rejected the unified policy proposed by the University Grants Commission regarding public university teachers’ appointment and promotion. The teachers of the university rejected the UGC policy at a press conference held at the agriculture faculty of Sylhet Agricultural University. Speaking at the news conference, Jitendranath Adhikery, General Secretary of Sylhet ... Read More »

Suspected drug trader killed in Chuadanga ‘gunfight’

Dhaka, Aug 30 (UNB) – Two ‘criminals’ were killed in separate ‘gunfights’ with members of law enforcement agencies in Chuadanga and Chattogram early Friday. In Chuadanga, a suspected drug trader was killed in a reported gunfight with police at JoyrampurKathaltala in Damurhudaupazila early Friday. The deceased was identified as RokonuzzamanRokon, 35, son of Abu BakkarSiddique of the upazila. He was ... Read More »

Hilarious paragliding viral video memes on social media

All throughout the clip, Sahu can be seen with his eyes closed and palm on his chest. Apart from generating laughter on social media, the man’s reaction also triggered several memes online. Time and again, humourous content emerges on social media leaving many ROFL-ing. This time, a hilarious video of a man repeatedly requesting the instructor to make him land ... Read More »

S Korea interested to invest in Bangladesh’s ports, shipping

South Korea has expressed their interest to invest in the development of Bangladesh’s shipping sector, especially in the establishment of Chittagong Port’s Bay-terminal and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal. The country has informed Bangladesh about their interest in these sectors during a meeting between Bangladesh’s state minister for shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury and South Korea’s ocean and fisheries minister Moon ... Read More »

New genetic links to same-sex sexuality found in huge study

The largest study of its kind found new evidence that genes contribute to same-sex sexual behavior, but it echoes research that says there are no specific genes that make people gay. The genome-wide research on DNA from nearly half a million U.S. and U.K. adults identified five genetic variants not previously linked with gay or lesbian sexuality. The variants were ... Read More »

Google finds ‘indiscriminate iPhone attack lasting years’

Security researchers at Google have found evidence of a “sustained effort” to hack iPhones over a period of at least two years. The attack was said to be carried out using websites which would discreetly implant malicious software to gather contacts, images and other data, reports BBC. Google’s analysis suggested the booby-trapped websites were said to have been visited thousands ... Read More »

‘Sheikh Saadi’ staged in Dhaka

Drama troupe Chandrakala Theatre’s new production ‘Sheikh Saadi’ began its journey on stage in the capital on Thursday. The inaugural show was staged it the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy’s National Theatre Hall in the evening. The drama was arranged in collaboration with the Cultural Affairs Ministry and Iranian Culture Centre in Dhaka. State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khaled was present ... Read More »

Restore Kashmir’s Internet, Phones, HRW urges India

Shutdown Infringes Basic Freedoms, Affects Essential Services, Harms Economy New York – The Indian government’s lengthy shutdown of the internet and telephones in Jammu and Kashmir inflicts disproportionate harm on the population and should be immediately lifted, Human Rights Watch said today. The disruption to services since August 5, 2019, has exacerbated an information blackout, stopped families from communicating, prevented ... Read More »

How South Asia can remain world’s fastest-growing sub-region

Lei Lei Song Since 2014, South Asia has been the fastest-growing subregion in the world, with its eight economies collectively boasting average annual growth of 7.0%. This is higher even than East Asia (6.2%), which includes China; Southeast Asia (4.9%); and the Pacific (4.7%). To carry on this impressive performance beyond the next couple of years, though, will require reforms ... Read More »

Ayesha Minni bailed, Barguna SP warned for briefing on case

Dhaka, Aug 29 – After giving warning the Superintendent of Barguna police for media briefing of a sensational murder case, the High Court yesterday directed the government to formulate a guideline on how much statement the law enforcers could make on the investigation of the cases. It asked the home secretary and the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to formulate ... Read More »

Pakistan test-fires surface-to-surface ballistic missile

Pakistan on Wednesday closed three aviation routes of Karachi airspace till August 31, which had promoted speculation about the possible missile testing. Islamabad: Pakistan has successfully test-fired surface-to-surface ballistic missile ‘Ghaznavi’, capable of delivering multiple warheads up to 290 kms, the Army said on Thursday, amid fresh Indo-Pak tensions after India revoked Jammu and Kashmir’s special status. Read More »