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Shakib’s participation in NCL under doubt

Dhaka — The participation of Bangladesh Test and T20 captain Shakib Al Hasan in the ongoing first class National Cricket League (NCL) is under doubt. After the tri-series T20 last month, Shakib went to West Indies to play the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and his CPL team Barbados Tridents lifted the trophy of the event for the second time. However, ... Read More »

Chattogram Abahani to play TC Sports of Maldives in opener

Dhaka – Hosts Chattogram Abahani Limited will play defending champions TC Sports Club of the Maldives in the opening match of the eight-team Sheikh Kamal International Club Cup Football Tournament beginning on Saturday (Oct 19) at the MA Aziz Stadium in the port city of Chattogram. The match will kick-off at 7 pm. On the following day (Sunday), Kolkata Mohun ... Read More »

India edge Bangladesh on penalties to lift trophy

Dhaka- Bangladesh came away with a point from their third group match of the Joint Qualification Round for the FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023 against India in Kolkata Tuesday, but will rue the opportunity they missed to bag the full 3 points, having had their hosts on the backfoot for almost the full 90 minutes. In ... Read More »

Bangladesh share point with India after 1-1 draw

Dhaka – Bangladesh came away with a point from their third group match of the Joint Qualification Round for the FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023 against India in Kolkata Tuesday, but will rue the opportunity they missed to bag the full 3 points, having had their hosts on the backfoot for almost the full 90 minutes. ... Read More »

Torries strain a ceremonial monarch’s image over Brexit

London (AP/UNB) — Brexit divorce talks in Brussels are making such slow progress that three European Union nations predicted Monday the negotiations could spill beyond this week’s crucial Brexit summit. Belying the need for speed across the Channel, Britain trotted out a horse-drawn carriage and a diamond-encrusted crown so the queen could read out the government’s post-Brexit plans to Parliament. ... Read More »

Slain Fahad’s brother Abrar Faiyaj leaves Dhaka College

Kushtia – Following the brutal murder of his brother Abrar Fahad, Abrar Faiyaj, a Class-XI student at Dhaka College, is going to change his college. Faiyaj took a transfer certificate (TC) from the college on Tuesday to get enrolled at Kushtia Govt College here.KTM Mainul Hossain, vice-principal of Dhaka College, said Abrar Faiyaj applied for the TC mentioning that he ... Read More »

Harold Bloom, author of ‘Anxiety of Influence,’ dies at 89

New York  (AP/UNB) — Harold Bloom, the eminent critic and Yale professor whose seminal “The Anxiety of Influence” and melancholy regard for literature’s old masters made him a popular author and standard-bearer of Western civilization amid modern trends, died Monday at age 89. Bloom’s wife, Jeanne, said that he had been failing health, although he continued to write books and ... Read More »

Two new metro rail projects worth Tk 940 bln approved in BD

Dhaka, Oct 15 (UNB) – The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday approved two mega MRT projects — Dhaka Mass Rapid Transit Development Project (Line-1) and Dhaka Mass Rapid Transit Development Project (Line-5: Northern Route)—involving Tk 94,000 crore, aiming to radically improving the capital’s transport sector. Read More »

Kate in Blue Ombre Shalwar Kameez in Pakistan on Royal Tour

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s tour of southern Africa started the month, and Prince William and Kate Middleton’s royal tour of Pakistan continues it. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge just arrived in Islamabad’s Pakistani Air Force Base Nur Khan for the first day of their week-long tour. Kate wore a blue Catherine Walker ombre shalwar kameez for her first ... Read More »

Making a whale of a difference to marine conservation

By Neena Bhandari Sydney, Australia, Oct 14 2019 (IPS) – The thrill of watching a whale up close or schools of dolphins frolicking in an ocean are much sought after experiences today, boosting the demand for to urs that provide people the opportunity to see these marine animals in their natural habitats. But becoming a major tourist drawcard has also ... Read More »

Human chain on Abrar by BNP-backed teachers at BAU

Mymensingh, Oct 14 – A BNP-backed teachers’ organisation ‘Sonali Dol’ has staged a human chain in front of ‘Muktomoncho’ of Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) demanding punishment of Abrar killers and stoppage of student torture in the name of ragging and guest room culture in the university. Read More »