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Khulna farmers strike gold with sunflower

Farmers in Koyra upazila of Khulna have been successful in sunflower cultivation on saline soils which used to lie unused after the cultivation of Aman paddy. The farmers of the upazila had, in fact, started farming sunflower on the saline soils experimentally and they were now expecting good profit from it. Talking to UNB, some farmers said the lands used ... Read More »

SA Games: Bangladesh win 18 gold

The Bangladeshi contingent at the ongoing South Asian Games have secured a record18 gold medals in an edition of the regional games held outside the country. The archers created history securing all 10 gold medals in the archery discipline on Monday at Pokhara Stadium in Nepal, pushing the country’s tally to 18. Bangladesh’s best performance at the SA Games remains ... Read More »

Bangladesh men’s junior team win gold

Dhaka – Bangladesh men’s junior team clinched gold in the team’s Kata event on the opening day of South Asian Karate Championship 2019 at the Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Indoor Stadium on Friday. Bangladesh’s Bijoy, Proshanto and Rabbi beat India’s Ajanka, Bidhan and Yash in the men team’s Kata event. Besides, Bangladesh bagged four silvers and three bronzes in different Kata ... Read More »

Mahfuzur Rahman clinches 2nd gold medal for Bangladesh

Dhaka– Mahfuzur Rahman clinched the 2nd gold medal for Bangladesh in the high jump on the 3rd day of the 35th Indian National Junior (U-20) Athletics Championships ’2019 held at Acharya Nagarjuna University in Andhra Pradesh of India on Monday. Bangladesh Navy athlete Mahfuzur Rahman jumped 2.10-meter to win the event’s gold medal. Earlier on Sunday, Md Jahir Rayhan of ... Read More »

Jahir Rayhan clinches gold in 400-metre run

Dhaka, Nov 3 (UNB)- Md Jahir Rayhan of Bangladesh Navy clinched gold for Bangladesh in the boys’ 400-metre run with a timing of 47.34 seconds in the ongoing 35th Indian National Junior (U-20) Athletics Championships’2019 at Acharya Nagarjuna University in Andhra Pradesh of India on Sunday. Meanwhile, Umme Hafsa Rumki of Bangladesh Jail finished 7th in the girls’ high jumping ... Read More »

Farida Parveen to receive Feroza Begum Memorial Gold Medal

Entertainment Desk Lalon queen  Geeti singer Farida Parveen is set to be honoured with the Feroza Begum Memorial Gold Medal of this year by Dhaka University (DU). Farida Parveen will receive the medal at an event to be held at the Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban on August 4. DU Vice-Chancellor Md Akhtaruzzaman will hand over the medal to ... Read More »

Gold Fair starts in Barishal

Barishal Correspondent A two day-long fair organised by National Board of Revenue for legalizing undisclosed gold and precious materials, starts at Hotel Grand Park of the city on Monday. Serniabad Sadik Abdullah, Barishal City Corporation Mayor, flying pigeons and festoons inaugurated the fair as chief guest. Khairul Islam, commissioner of taxes Barishal taxes region, presided over the inauguration programme. Among ... Read More »

Special Olympics: Bangladesh earn 16 gold, 7 silver, 2 bronze

Dhaka – Bangladesh Special Olympics teams have won 16 gold medals in the ongoing Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. They also raked in seven silver and two bronze medals until 6pm Tuesday. A 139-member contingent is representing Bangladesh in 11 disciplines – athletics, swimming, bouchi, table tennis, badminton, handball (women’s), handball (men’s unified), football (men’s and ... Read More »

Special Olympics: Bangladesh earn 13 gold medals till Monday

Dhaka – Bangladesh Special Olympics teams earned 13 gold, six silver and two bronze medals in the ongoing Special Olympics World Games’2019 in Abu Dhabi and Dubai of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) till 6 pm on Monday (March 18). A 139-member contingent are representing Bangladesh in 11 disciplines of sports-Athletics, Swimming, Bouchi, Table Tennis, Badminton, Handball (women’s), Handball (men’s ... Read More »

Gold prices touch 19-month low

Gold prices touched a 19-month low early on Thursday, mainly due to the strong US dollar and concerns about the Turkey crisis. Spot gold fell by 1.2 per cent to $1,159.96, its lowest since January 2017. However, bullion prices managed to recover slightly with spot gold going back up to $1,172.48 an ounce after the US dollar eased from a ... Read More »

UAE rolls back tax on gold, diamonds, precious metals

The UAE Cabinet has adopted a law to roll back the application of a 5 per cent value added tax on the gold, diamond and precious metals market. State news agency WAM said the step was intended to maintain the country’s ranking on ease of doing business indicators and stimulate transactions in the three categories. The VAT reversed mechanism will ... Read More »

Demand for gold jewellery in UAE hits 20-year low

Demand for gold jewellery in the UAE has hit a 20-year low, the World Gold Council said in its 2017 report. Jewellery purchases in the country fell 2 per cent from 43.4 tonnes in 2016 to 42.8 tonnes last year, the fourth consecutive annual decline, according to the organisation. This was despite a 16 per cent demand increase in the ... Read More »

Museum offers gold toilet to Trump

New York’s Guggenheim museum has turned down a request from President Donald Trump to borrow Van Gogh’s work for the White House – instead offering him a gold toilet, media reports say. The museum apologised for not being able to furnish the White House with Van Gogh’s Landscape With Snow, the Washington Post says. But the Guggenheim suggested a “solid, ... Read More »