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Top fugitive in Rwanda’s genocide arrested outside Paris

KIGALI  — One of the most wanted fugitives in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, a wealthy businessman accused of supplying machetes to killers and broadcasting propaganda urging mass slaughter, has been arrested outside Paris, authorities said Saturday. Felicien Kabuga, who had a $5 million bounty on his head, had been accused of equipping militias in the genocide that killed more than 800,000 ethnic Tutsis ... Read More »

Lance Klusener appointed Bangla Tigers team director

Former South African cricketer and current coach Lance Klusener has been appointed as the team director of Bangla Tigers, a Bangladesh-based team of Abu Dhabi T-10 League. The fourth season of the league is slated to be played in upcoming November at Sheikh Abu Jayed Stadium in upcoming November. Klusener was an integral part of the South Africa national team ... Read More »

Missing out on a dinner

Sudhirendar Sharma In the absolute silence enforced by the invisible coronavirus, the thub-thub of my own chest has become a metronome of interesting revelations. I recall how small odours of spices were infused by a clutch of magazines for emerging middle-class readers in the early years of the post-independent era. Rich in contents and editorial gravitas, these magazines had promoted ... Read More »

Bangladesh Premier Football League abandoned

DHAKA  – Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) has finally abandoned this season’s Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) in view of the coronavirus epidemic, putting an end to all speculations in this regard. The BFF took the decision unanimously at a virtual emergency executive committee’s meeting held at its conference room today with federation’s President Kazi Mohammad Salahuddin in the chair, a BFF ... Read More »

Tamim behind Soumya Sarkar’s career resurgence

DHAKA -Soumya Sarkar showed his gratitude towards his senior teammate Tamim Iqbal for the resurgence in his career as he almost faded away after having a tremendous start to the International cricket. During the 2015 World Cup, Soumya Sarkar showed his batting prowess and helped Bangladesh make quick runs at the top of the order, which is one of the ... Read More »

Kohli is Tamim’s next Facebook Live gues

After opener Rohit Sharma, Indian captain Virat Kohli will be Tamim Iqbal’s next guest on Monday night’s Facebook ‘adda’. The live session will start from 10:30pm. Kohli will go live for the first time on social media on the Tamim’s official Facebook page and YouTube channel. Last week, Tamim’s guests were Rohit Sharma and former South African captain Faf du ... Read More »

Robi recognized as world’s best socially devoted bran

Robi Axiata Limited has been recognized as the best socially devoted brand in the world for the first quarter (Q1’20) of 2020 by unified social media marketing platform and online analytics organization ‘Socialbakers’. The ranking is based on a company’s score against three criteria; the number of fans and followers on its social media platform, response time and response rate, ... Read More »

COVID-19: Online classes bring social divide to the fore

Khulna, May 17 – The government’s decision to run distance-learning programmes after it shut down educational institutions amid coronavirus outbreak is gradually bringing out the social disparity. Only students with smartphones and digital devices equipped with internet connections are able to take advantage of the online classes, leaving behind those from poor families. Read More »

Global coronavirus deaths 313,220, infections 4.72 million

Dhaka, May 17 – The number of officially confirmed coronavirus cases is getting closer to five million. On Sunday morning, the cases stood at 4.72 million, according to Worldometer. So far, the virus has killed 313,220 people and the death toll is feared to rise as another 44,827 of those infected remain in critical condition. Read More »

Freedom of religion and the Covid-19 pandemic

By Dr Shad Saleem Faruqi Any place on earth can be a mosque and prayer can be offered wherever there is the presence of God. The movement restriction order is preventing us from going outside but it does not prevent us from going within the recesses of our soul to discover the untapped spiritual force within. Read More »