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Belgium stun Brazil

Belgium stun Brazil
A superb first half display by Belgium ended Brazil's hopes of a record sixth World Cup crown as a Fernandinho own goal and a superb Kevin De Bruyne strike proved enough to win 2-1 and seal a semi-final spot early yesterday, reports AFP. Although Brazil roared back in the second half with a headed goal from Renato Augusto, it is the Belgians who will face France in Saint Petersburg. on Tuesday. Unbeaten in their last 15 games, Brazil's bid for a second consecutive place in the semi-finals looked in safe hands. But after an energetic start that saw Thiago Silva come close and Neymar show early promise, Brazil heads went down following Fernandinho's own goal before De Bruyne's superb strike from distance put the Red Devils in…

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France beat Uruguay to reach semi-finals
France beat Uruguay to reach semi-finals
France coach Didier Deschamps warned there is more to come from his side after they comfortably beat…

Canadian special envoy to Myanmar due tomorrow

Canadian special envoy to Myanmar due tomorrow

Canadian Prime Minister's special envoy to Myanmar Bob Rae arrives in Dhaka tomorrow morning to further discuss the Rohingya issue with Bangladesh leadership, reports UNB. The envoy visited Bangladesh in May last and met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in Toronto during her visit to Canada in June…
Historic varsity plagued by session jam, accommodation shortages

Historic varsity plagued by session jam, accommodation shortages

Rajshahi University (RU), the second-highest educational institution at the tertiary level in the country, is the largest seat of learning in northern Bangladesh. It celebrated its 66th anniversary Friday. The university is hamstrung by an accommodation crisis, a budget deficit and session jam. Over…
Stopping child marriages

Stopping child marriages

Recently at the launch of Rajshahi Divisional Report titled “Child Well-being Survey in Urban Areas of Bangladesh 2016” speakers stressed collective efforts of all government and non government entities concerned have become an urgent need to combat child marriage and child pregnancy. Prevention…
Private higher education sector should be Bangladesh’s dynamo

Private higher education sector should be Bangladesh’s dynamo

The Government of Bangladesh frequently cites the country’s impressive GDP figures as proof positive that the country is on an upward trajectory. With a GDP of $US 221.4 billion in 2016 (Source: World Bank) there is certainly grounds for optimism, but no room for complacency. In order to put things…
Remittance inflow rebounds in fiscal year 2017-18

Remittance inflow rebounds in fiscal year 2017-18

The flow of inward remittance bounced back in the outgoing fiscal year 2017-18 (FY18) after a falling trend in the previous fiscal 2016-17 (FY17) as Bangladesh Bank (BB) took some measures to streamline the legal channel for encouraging the non-resident Bangladeshis (NRBs) to send home money, reports…
World powers seek to keep Iran in nuke accord after US pullout

World powers seek to keep Iran in nuke accord after US pullout

VIENNA: Three European nations along with Russia and China met with Iran yesterday to offer it economic benefits that would lessen the blow of sweeping US sanctions, two months after President Donald Trump walked away from the landmark nuclear deal, reports AFP. Their foreign ministers were holding…
Golam Mohammed’s solo painting exhibition begins at AFD

Golam Mohammed’s solo painting exhibition begins at AFD

A twelve-day solo painting exhibition by Golam Mohammed Joarder titled ‘Ruposhi Bangla’ (The Beauteous Bangal) has begun at La Galerie of Alliance Française de Dhaka, Dhanmondi in the capital. The Inaugural ceremony of this exhibition was held on Friday, 6 July 2018. Eminent artist…
Sweden stand in the way of England

Sweden stand in the way of England

AFP, REPINO (RUSSIA): Enthused by an exciting young squad and a potentially kind draw against Sweden in Saturday's quarter-final, England fans are starting to believe they can end a 52-year wait to win the World Cup. But the obdurate Scandinavians have a habit of upsetting the odds, particularly…
Roads in Porshuram badly damaged by floods

Roads in Porshuram badly damaged by floods

Though floodwaters have receded from Porshuram upazila of Feni district, nearly 17 km of different roads of the upazila are in a pitiable condition. Communication links between Feni and Porshuram have been disrupted for at least seven days now. Most of the link roads have gone under water and are damaged.…
AL still undecided on seat sharing

AL still undecided on seat sharing

With the 11th parliamentary elections just five months away, the ruling Awami League (AL) is still undecided on its strategy: whether to contest the next polls unilaterally or under the banner of the Grand Alliance. Despite pressure from alliance members, the AL is yet to give them any indication over…
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