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Perfect take-off for Tigers

Perfect take-off for Tigers
Bangladesh made the perfect start to their World Cup campaign as their highest one-day international score inspired a 21-run win over a beleaguered South Africa yesterday. Mashrafe Mortaza's side posted 330 for six as Mushfiqur Rahim (78) and Shakib Al Hasan (75) laid the foundations of their impressive display at the Oval. Mahmudullah's boisterous 46 not out from 33 balls pushed Bangladesh past their previous highest one-day international total of 329 for six against Pakistan in 2015. Attempting to become the first team to successfully chase more than 330 to win a World Cup match, South Africa's bid to rewrite the record books fell short at 309 for eight. Proteas skipper Faf du Plessis scored 62 from 53 balls, but Bangladesh seamer…

Road accidents kill 1,890 in 5 months: Report

Road accidents kill 1,890 in 5 months: Report

At least 1890 people, including 242 women and 312 children, were killed and 3,543 others injured in 1,792 road accidents in the first five months of the current year. The National Committee to Protect Shipping, Roads and Railways (NCPSRR), a non-government organisation, yesterday revealed the information…
Footpath shops also 
draw huge shoppers

Footpath shops also draw huge shoppers

A large number of vendors have set up makeshift shops on the capital's footpaths and lanes along major streets and markets to claim their stakes in the frenzied Eid shopping. These shops, offering goods at cheaper prices, usually attract lower middle-class and poor people but many from the middle…
Safety of river vessels

Safety of river vessels

As Eid ul Fitr approaches, millions of people in Dhaka will be heading towards their villages to spend time with their relatives and friends, which means a tremendous pressure on the communication system. At this time, the government’s main responsibility is to ensure that all modes of transport…
Re-inventing Congress

Re-inventing Congress

Indian National Congress is surely at the crossroads today. It was founded on December 28, 1885, initially to be a wise counsel for the British rulers of India about issues of the people. It outlived its mediatory role soon and led to a force of non-cooperation movement based on principles of non-violence…
Young entrepreneurs report massive sales

Young entrepreneurs report massive sales

Entrepreneurs at the ‘Byeah Eid Fair’, which ended recently in the capital, saw vigorous business, as sales picked up, with stall owners cutting product prices and offering promotional discounts to visitors thronging the ‘Uddokta Mela’. The three-day fair was organised by the…
Trump urges Britain to go for no-deal Brexit

Trump urges Britain to go for no-deal Brexit

Britain should go for a no-deal Brexit with the EU and refuse to pay the agreed £39 billion (45 billion euros, $50 billion) divorce bill, US President Donald Trump told The Sunday Times newspaper on the eve of a visit to London. The comments by America’s outspoken leader came after he told…
Jaya wins best actress award

Jaya wins best actress award

Talented Bangladeshi actress Jaya Ahsan, who earned immense appreciation from both local and Indian viewers, won the Tele Cine Award 2019 as the best actress award for her Indian Bengali film ‘Bijoya’. The award ceremony held on Saturday at the Nazrul Mancha in Kolkata. Kolkata based Tele…
Shakib, Mushfiq entertain fans
with jaw-dropping bating

Shakib, Mushfiq entertain fans with jaw-dropping bating

Bangladesh iconic all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan surpassed a milestone of 11,000 runs in international arc across the formats during the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup against South Africa at the Kennington Oval yesterday. Shakib was just five runs away from the accomplishment before their World Cup opener.…
Fear of displacement grips inhabitants in Bagerhat

Fear of displacement grips inhabitants in Bagerhat

The threat of a cyclonic storm and the tidal surges that often accompany it causes great trepidation among the people inhabiting the banks of the Baleshwar River in coastal district Bagerhat, mainly due to the lack of a durable embankment and the indelible experience of Cyclone Sidr in 2007. Cyclone…
Ramadan ‘Qasida’ songs all but lost

Ramadan ‘Qasida’ songs all but lost

Getting up before dawn to eat and then fast till sunset has never been an easy task for the Muslim community during the month of Ramadan. After iftar, or breaking of the fast, and the mass prayer called Tarawih that ends close to midnight, most of the fast observers or ‘rozedars’ are drained…
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