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Volvo receives Europe’s largest order for electric buses

Gothenburg, November 5, 2019 – Volvo Buses has received the largest single order for electric buses in Europe. Volvo Buses will deliver 157 electric articulated buses to Transdev starting in 2020. The buses will operate on a number of routes in Gothenburg. With their introduction, emissions and noise will be significantly reduced, and the electric buses will be able to ... Read More »

Bangladesh-Sri Lanka 2nd Youth Test also ends in draw

Dhaka – Like the first Youth Test, the 2nd four-day Youth Test  between hosts Bangladesh U-19 Cricket team and Touring Sri Lanka U-19 Cricket team also ended in a draw on the 4th and the final day at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna on Tuesday. The rain-hit first four-day Youth Test between two teams concluded in a draw at ... Read More »

Bangladesh gearing up for 2nd T20I in Rajkot

Dhaka – After a flying start in the three-match T20I series against India, Bangladesh are now in Rajkot gearing up for the second match which is scheduled for November 7. The Mahmudullah Riyad-led Bangladesh team reached Rajkot on Monday and they conducted a practices session on Tuesday. The win in the first game has boosted the morale of the Tigers ... Read More »

Imrul Kayes foresees “no problem” to pink ball

Dhaka — Touring Bangladesh and hosts India are all set for a novel experience in the 2nd Test of their upcoming 2-Test series, to be played in Kolkata’s famous Eden Gardens stadium from November 22 – it will be the first day-night Test for both sides, played with the pink cricket ball. None of the players from either side has ... Read More »

Animated adventure film ‘Pets United’ for Chinese theaters

Dhaka-“Pets United,” an animated adventure film, is set for theatrical release on the Chinese mainland on Friday, Nov. 8, according to an official poster released for the film. A Chinese-German joint production, the film is directed by Reinhard Klooss, whose best known works include the 2010 German animated comedy adventure film “Animals United.” “Pets United” follows a group of spoiled ... Read More »

Dutch Olympic sprinter jailed in drug smuggling case

Dhaka – The Dutch Olympic sprinter Madiera Ghafoor was sentenced to 8 1/2 years in prison on drug charges in Germany on Monday. The court in the town of Kleve found Ghafoor knowingly imported around 50 kilograms of ecstasy and two kilograms of methamphetamine from the Netherlands into Germany in June, the German news agency dpa reported. The 27-year-old Ghafoor ... Read More »

Running helps lower chance of death: Aussie study

Dhaka- No matter how busy you are, running, even for as little as once a week or less, will make you live longer regardless of your sex, according to Australian research published on Tuesday. The research showed that even running once a week for 50 minutes or less, at speeds below 8 km an hour appeared to have significant health ... Read More »

60 alleged deer poachers held in the Sundarbans

Dhaka – Forest Department officials detained 60 suspected deer poachers while entering the Sundarbans with hunting equipment in three trawlers in Joymoni area of Chandpai Range early Tuesday. Tipped off that a group of deer poachers were entering the Sundarbans ahead of ‘Rash Mela’, forest guards conducted a drive in the area and detained the 60 poachers, said Md Mahmudul ... Read More »

Taka 34.49 bln project to ensure nuke plant safety

Dhaka – The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday approved six projects, including Tk 3,449.05-crore Physical Protection System (PPS) Project to Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant. The approval came from an Ecnec meeting held at NEC conference room with Ecnec Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. “Six projects were approved today involving an overall ... Read More »