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Kids hurt in Albanian quake meet footballers Ronaldo, Buffon

Tirana, Albania (AP/UNB) — Two Albanian boys who jumped from their apartments during an earthquake that killed relatives got a small reprieve from the tragedy Friday when they met their football idols. Aurel Lala, 7, and Alesio Cakoni, 10, jumped from the balconies of their apartments to escape the collapsing building in Thumane, one of the hardest hit towns in ... Read More »

Fatema secures first gold in fencing for Bangladesh

Dhaka – Fencer Fatema Mujib secured the first gold medal for Bangladesh in women’s sabre individual of fencing discipline in the 13th South Asian Games at Kirtipur Covered Hall in Nepal Capital Kathmandu on Saturday. Bangladeshi weightlifters Mabia Aktar Simanta and Jiarul Islam bagged two gold medals in their respective categories on the same day. Mabia Aktar Simanta clinched the ... Read More »

Grand opening ceremony of Bangabandhu BPL Sunday

Dhaka – The grand opening ceremony of the Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BBPL) will be held at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Sunday. But, the main event will kick off on December 11 at the same venue with Chattogram Challengers taking on Sylhet Thunder in the opening match. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the seventh and special edition of ... Read More »

SA Games: Bangladeshi archers reach finals in all 10 events

Dhaka – Bangladesh archers brightened their chances to earn more gold medals in the ongoing 13th South Asian Games as they reached the finals of all the 10 events of Archery at Pokhara Stadium in Nepal on Saturday. In the men’s recurve singles, Bangladeshi celebrated archer Mohammad Ruman Shana reached the final beating Ashim Sherchan of Nepal by 6-0 set ... Read More »

Victory-Day Hockey: Navy, Army make good start

Dhaka – Bangladesh Navy beat Sonali Bank by 2-0 goals in the opening match of Walton Refrigerator Victory Day Hockey at the Maulana Bhashani National Stadium here on Saturday. Divisional Commissioner of Dhaka Mohammad Jainul Bari inaugurated the meet as the chief guest. Bangladesh Hockey Federation (BHF) vice presidents Sajed AA Adel, Zaki Ahmed Ripon, acting general secretary Mohammad Yousuf, ... Read More »

‘Tales of the Old Dhaka’ group painting show at AFD Tuesday

The European Union National Institutes for Culture (Alliance Française de Dhaka, British Council Bangladesh, Goethe-Institut Bangladesh), EU Delegation, Embassy of Spain, Dhaka South City Corporation, Bulbul Academy of Fine Arts, and Institute of Architects Bangladesh cordially invite you to celebrate Open Heritage Week 2019 at the opening of a group painting exhibition entitled ‘Tales of the Old Dhaka’ by Joloj ... Read More »

Forced to flee. displaced with a dream. time for action

By Yasmine Sherif UNITED NATIONS, Dec 6 2019 (IPS) – Genesis smiles and holds her hand up proudly to answer questions in class. She claps her hands in support of her classmates when they answer the teachers’ questions correctly. “I miss my cousins and aunts in Venezuela, she says.” Her smile fades and her lips tighten. She struggles to hold ... Read More »

Mujib Borsho: Modi, Pranab, Sonia to join celebrations: FM

Dhaka, Delhi want to take ties to newer heights Dhaka, Dec 6 – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee and former Indian National Congress President Sonia Gandhi are expected to visit Dhaka next year to attend the birth centenary celebrations of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Read More »

Emerging out of self-infliction

Sudhirendar Sharma What women need to understand is that they too have the power to make a difference. Ancient myths and legends relegate women as proverbial sacrificial lambs in the gendered narrative of our history. Yashodhara is one such, who was made to suffer protracted isolation as her husband abandoned her in his spiritual journey to attain enlightenment as the ... Read More »