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Terrific Test win for Tigers

Terrific Test win for Tigers
Opener Tamim Iqbal top-scored with 82 as Bangladesh pulled off a historic four-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the second Test in Colombo on Sunday, reports AFP from Colombo. The rare win for Bangladesh -- just their fourth away from home and first against Sri Lanka in 18 attempts -- meant the two-Test series was drawn after the visitors suffered a 259-run loss in Galle. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina phoned the team to congratulate them as hundreds of fans marched through the capital Dhaka, waving flags and chanting in celebration. With his team chasing a victory target of 191, teenager Mehedi Hasan hit the winning run after an anxious half-hour in the final session of the fifth day -- getting Bangladesh across the line in 57.5 overs.…

Shawkat, Debnath new 
president, gen secy of Tanti League

Shawkat, Debnath new president, gen secy of Tanti League

The first council session of Bangladesh Tanti League, an associate body of the ruling Awami League, was held yesterday since its inception in 1965. It was formed with the name 'East Pakistan Tanti Samiti' first, then renamed 'Bangladesh Tanti Samiti' after independence, and finally became…
File case against four over Paltan manhole death: HC

File case against four over Paltan manhole death: HC

The High Court (HC) yesterday ordered police to file a case against four, including executive engineer of Dhaka WASA Md Atikur Rahman, over the recent death of a person after falling into an open manhole in capital's Paltan area, reports BSS. A High Court division bench comprising Justice Quazi…
Bumper mango yield

Bumper mango yield

It is quite encouraging to note that farmers are expecting a bumper production of mango in Rangpur agriculture region this year. According to a report in this newspaper yesterday, signs of bumper harvest are evident from the formation of tender mango smoothly amid favourable climatic condition.  …
Leprosy eradication can ensure a 
better future

Leprosy eradication can ensure a better future

Leprosy is one of the world’s most stigmatized diseases. Still today people affected by leprosy can be marginalised, excluded and mistreated by the communities and societies they live in. It is an issue of basic human rights and we need to tackle both the superstitions and myths that lead to injustice…
PM for modernising weaving industry

PM for modernising weaving industry

Putting emphasis on modernisation of weaving industry and multipurpose use of its products, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday assured of extending all kinds of cooperation for further expansion of the industry, reports BSS. "Weaving is a high quality art and our aim is to expand and modernise…
Xi, Tillerson vow to work toward closer US-China ties

Xi, Tillerson vow to work toward closer US-China ties

 BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson pledged in talks on Sunday that the two powers would work to strengthen a relationship that has been unsettled by disputes over North Korea and trade, reports AFP. Xi met Tillerson in Beijing just hours after nuclear-armed…
Diti to be remembered on 1st death anniv today

Diti to be remembered on 1st death anniv today

Today is the first death anniversary of Parveen Sultana Diti, who was a very amiable, talented and immensely popular film actress in the country’s showbiz. To remember Diti in an appropriate manner on the day of her demise, her family and Bangladesh Film Artistes’ Association will hold separate…
Roaring Tigers celebrate centenary Test in style

Roaring Tigers celebrate centenary Test in style

Bangladesh became the only fourth country in the cricket’s 140-year history to win their centenary Test as they beat hosts Sri Lanka by four wickets in a crunch final day’s play at P Sara Oval yesterday.  By doing so, Bangladesh also became the second country after Pakistan to register…
Support centres for reducing 
violence against women

Support centres for reducing violence against women

Sumi (not her real name), an eight-year-old girl, was violated by her home tutor Kawser in Sylhet. Kawser, 23, an imam of a local mosque, violated Sumi when the girl went to his room to serve breakfast. Sumi’s mother had sent the food for Kawser. Sumi disclosed the matter to her mother. Later,…
Justice for Rohingyas with int’l help seems far away

Justice for Rohingyas with int’l help seems far away

Things are not looking good for Rohingyas in Myanmar’s Rakhine state with regards to any possibility of a solution or getting justice for the atrocities committed against them by the security forces since October, 2016 through the help of the international community, diplomatic sources both in…
Angela Merkel is not the great progressive messiah

Angela Merkel is not the great progressive messiah

Another week, another world leader flies to the United States to tackle President Donald Trump. This time it’s the turn of Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel who has tried to set the tone for the meeting by saying its slogan will be “one-on-one conversations are always much better…
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