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Tigers boost semis hopes

Tigers boost semis hopes
AFP, Southampton, UK Bangladesh boosted their bid to reach the World Cup semi-finals as Shakib Al Hasan's superb all-round display inspired a 62-run win over Afghanistan yesterday. Shakib's 51 laid the foundations for Bangladesh to score 262-7 and made him the leading run-scorer in this year's World Cup. The 32-year-old then ripped through the Afghan batting line-up with his career-best ODI figures of 5-29 from 10 overs. Shakib becomes the first allrounder in World Cup history to achieve the feat of an incredible double of scoring 400-plus runs and bagging 10 wickets. He has also engraved his name as only the second player in World Cup history to take five wickets and hit a 50 in the same match after India's Yuvraj Singh against…

Tree Man wants hands amputated to relieve pain

Tree Man wants hands amputated to relieve pain

Abul Bajandar, popularly known as the "Tree Man" because of bark-like growths on his body said yesterday he wanted his hands amputated to relieve him of unbearable pain. Abul Bajandar has had 25 operations since 2016 to remove growths from his hands and feet caused by a rare syndrome. Doctors…
Hike in tobacco tax demanded

Hike in tobacco tax demanded

With the demand for stronger implementation and increased taxation on all tobacco-related products, a march was organised yesterday from Shahbag to Press Club in the capital. Following Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM)’s tobacco control the initiative, National Heart Foundation, Association for Community…
Maulvibazar train accident

Maulvibazar train accident

At least six people, including three women, were killed and more than 200 injured as an intercity train derailed on a bridge at Baramchal in Kulaura upazila on Sunday night. OC of Kulaura Police Station said six bogies of Dhaka-bound 'Upaban Express' train from Sylhet veered off the tracks around…
Building awareness is essential for 
prevention of drowning

Building awareness is essential for prevention of drowning

Bangladesh has been on track towards achieving the targets of the global goals but few exceptions. Especially in the health sector though major advancements have been made so far, drowning has been found as the dominating factor affecting the mortality rate of children below five years. World Health…
Export of plastic products show impressive rise

Export of plastic products show impressive rise

Export of plastic products has risen significantly in FY2018–19 financial year (July-May) thanks to the availability of raw materials at a cheap rate, quality product production, good moulds, a robust government policy framework, enhanced manufacturing efficiency, and export of products to new…
UN rights chief urges states to repatriate families of IS fighters

UN rights chief urges states to repatriate families of IS fighters

The UN rights chief called yesterday for countries to repatriate family members of suspected foreign fighters in Syria, including some 29,000 foreign children of Islamic State group jihadists. The situation of foreign fighters and their families topped a long line of concerns listed by Michelle Bachelet…
Vietnamese play ‘Kim Tu’ 
to be staged today

Vietnamese play ‘Kim Tu’ to be staged today

Le Ngoc Theatre from Vietnam will stage its play ‘Kim Tu’ today at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in Segun Bagicha of the capital. The play will be brought to the stage as a part of the first edition of the weeklong theatre festival titled ‘Bangladesh…
Shakib first Bangladesh batsman
to score 1000 runs in World Cup

Shakib first Bangladesh batsman to score 1000 runs in World Cup

Bangladesh iconic all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan slammed another milestone of 1,000 runs in World Cup as the first Bangladeshi batsman and overall 19th batsman during yesterday’s World Cup fixture against Afghanistan at Southampton. The south-paw embarked on the mega-event of the 50-over World Cup…
Fire security measures inadequate in Chandpur buildings

Fire security measures inadequate in Chandpur buildings

Fire security measures in buildings in Chandpur district town and Hajiganj Sadar are grossly inadequate, exposing businessmen, office employees and those living in those buildings to fire hazards. This was stated by Chandpur Fire Service and Civil Defence Station (Uttar) deputy assistant director Md…
BSTI to end LoC project halfway

BSTI to end LoC project halfway

The Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institute (BSTI) is going to close a project titled ‘Modernisation and Strengthening of BSTI’ midway due to the supplier's inability to provide the necessary equipment on a regular basis. An Indian bidder, M/S Analytical Technologies Limited, was…
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