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Tigers await Kangaroos today

Tigers await Kangaroos today
Following a record-setting victory against the mighty West Indies, Bangladesh are going to play another important match against defending champions Australia in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 today. The match, the sixth fixture for both teams, will be played at Trent Bridge in Nottingham at 3:30pm Bangladesh Standard Time. Currently, Bangladesh are fifth on the 10-team standings with five points from five outings. Australia is placed second with eight points from identical outings, just below table-toppers England, who also chalked up eight points from five matches but are on top due to a better net run rate. This is a crunch match for Bangladesh. The importance of this fixture has increased for them after they had to share points with Sri…

UN expert finds evidence linking Saudi crown prince

UN expert finds evidence linking Saudi crown prince

There is "credible evidence" linking Saudi Arabia's crown prince to the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi last October, an independent UN rights expert said yesterday, calling for an international investigation. In a fresh report, UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary…
Rohingya coalition demands resignation of UN chief

Rohingya coalition demands resignation of UN chief

Free Rohingya Coalition (FRC), an umbrella network of Rohingya refugees, has demanded the resignation of United Nations (UN) secretary general and senior deputies for their systemic failure to stop the genocide unleashed by the Myanmar army. In a 36-page official report (29 May 2019)—A brief and…
Myanmar should give citizenship back to Rohingyas

Myanmar should give citizenship back to Rohingyas

For the safe return and rehabilitation of Rohingyas, the first and foremost need is to force Myanmar to give back citizenship to the tortured and displaced people. Any arrangement of return without this would never give the sense of security to the traumatised people.  By denying Rohingya citizenship,…
Bangladesh and the need to beat air pollution

Bangladesh and the need to beat air pollution

The theme for this year’s World Environment Day – ‘Beat Air Pollution’ – is very appropriate for Bangladesh, with its capital, Dhaka, consistently ranked amongst the world’s worst major cities in terms of air quality. Air pollution is the most important environmental…
Additional duty on smartphones to ‘boost illegal imports’

Additional duty on smartphones to ‘boost illegal imports’

Bangladesh Mobile Phone Business Association (BMPA) has demanded withdrawal of additional 15 per cent customs duty on  proposed in the budget for 2019-2020 fiscal year. The association at a post budget press conference yesterday said that the duty imposed on smartphones will push up illegal imports…
Trump launches 2020 bid with vow to ‘keep America great’

Trump launches 2020 bid with vow to ‘keep America great’

President Donald Trump launched his 2020 reelection campaign Tuesday much the same way he rode to power in 2016 -- with a raucous, nationalist rally stirring fear of illegal immigration and vowing to fight for blue collar workers. Lashing out at his Democratic opponents as radical leftists fueled by…
Weeklong fest begins with Tagore’s ‘Mayar Khela’ today

Weeklong fest begins with Tagore’s ‘Mayar Khela’ today

Today, on the opening day of weeklong ‘Bangladesh International Theatre Festival’, Dhriti Nartanalay will stage Rabindranath Tagore’s dance-drama ‘Mayar Khela’ at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilapakala Academy (BSA) in Segun Bagicha of the capital. ‘Mayar…
Short balls no problem for upbeat Tigers

Short balls no problem for upbeat Tigers

  As Bangladesh gears up to take on mighty Australia, following their record-breaking victory against West Indies, the question again came to the fore whether they can deal with the barrage of short balls from Aussie fast bowlers, who are more potent in executing the plan than the Caribbean pacers.…
Bangladesh hosts most Rohingyas: UNHCR

Bangladesh hosts most Rohingyas: UNHCR

Refugees originating from Myanmar represented the fourth largest population group by country of origin and most Rohingyas from Myanmar were hosted by Bangladesh (906,600) at the end of the year 2018, says a global report yesterday. However, according to government data, Bangladesh is now hosting over…
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