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Defiant Tigers’ WC hopes end with 28-run defeat to India

Defiant Tigers’ WC hopes end with 28-run defeat to India
India opener Rohit Sharma hit his fourth century of the World Cup as Virat Kohli's side booked their place in the semifinals with a 28-run win over Bangladesh at Edgbaston yesterday. The defeat leaves Bangladesh with 7 points in 8 matches, effectively erasing all their chances of qulifying for the World Cup semifinals. Sharma's attacking 104 laid the foundation of India's 314 for nine after Kohli elected to bat first in India's penultimate match of the league phase. Yet for the second match in a row Sharma -- as happened during India's 31-run defeat by England at Edgbaston on Sunday -- was dropped in single figures by Tamim Iqbal before making a hundred. India's bowlers then combined to dismiss Bangladesh for 286 with…

HC summons probe reports in two weeks

HC summons probe reports in two weeks

The High Court (HC) yesterday directed the government to submit within two weeks the reports of two panels formed to probe the alleged irregularities in buying furniture, pillows and other household items for the officials and employees of the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant. It also asked the government…
Voter list update in capital from today

Voter list update in capital from today

The Election Commission (EC) is going to update its existing voter list of the citizens living in the Dhaka metropolitan area from today.Enumerators will collect necessary preliminary information of the prospective voters after visiting door to door from July 3 to July 23.  “The voter lists…
Stop blaming 
rape victims

Stop blaming rape victims

According to the rights body Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) at least 630 women were raped and 37 of them killed after rape. Seven others died by suicide following rape. There were also rape attempts on 105 others, it said citing media reports. The number of rape victims was 427 in the same period last year.…
China’s BRI, debt trap diplomacy 
and Bangladesh

China’s BRI, debt trap diplomacy and Bangladesh

On December 9, 2017, the Sri Lankan government, unable to make debt repayments, handed over its Hambantota port to China on a 99-year lease. China’s official news agency tweeted triumphantly, “Another milestone along path of #BeltandRoad.” While the handover caused concern among neighbours,…
NBR wants to put a brake on activities of digital platforms

NBR wants to put a brake on activities of digital platforms

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) wants to put a brake on the activities of foreign digital platforms like social media giants and television channels if they fail to appoint VAT agents for broadcasting advertisements in Bangladesh. The NBR has said this in letters to the Bangladesh Telecommunication…
Iran ‘playing with fire’ after nuclear deal limit breached, says Trump

Iran ‘playing with fire’ after nuclear deal limit breached, says Trump

US President Donald Trump warned Monday that Iran is “playing with fire” after Tehran said it exceeded a limit on enriched uranium reserves under a 2015 nuclear deal abandoned by Washington. Israel urged European states to sanction Iran, while Russia voiced regret but said the move was a…
23rd edition of country’s biggest 
art biennale begins

23rd edition of country’s biggest art biennale begins

The 23rd edition of ‘National Art Exhibition’, the biggest biennale art exhibition of the country, kicked off at the National Art Gallery of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in Segun Bagicha of the capital. To bring together artists belonging to different age groups, working in different…
Fizz tops highest wicket-taker
list in a single WC for Tigers

Fizz tops highest wicket-taker list in a single WC for Tigers

Pace spearhead Mustafizur Rahman produced his career-best bowling figures of 5-59 in his debut World Cup in the important World Cup fixture against India at the Edgbaston, Birmingham yesterday. The quick got rid of Buvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami after Dhoni in the penaltimate over to complete his…
Anti-graft watchdog hosts mass hearing in Lalmonirhat

Anti-graft watchdog hosts mass hearing in Lalmonirhat

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) held a mass hearing at the Lalmonirhat Zila Parishad auditorium yesterday. The programme was held in collaboration with the upazila administration and the Lalmonirhat District Corruption Prevention Committee. ACC commissioner (Dhaka) AFM Aminul Islam was present…
Middle class feels the pinch as prices of essentials go up

Middle class feels the pinch as prices of essentials go up

Middle-class families are finding it hard to make ends meet due to the rise in prices of several essentials following the presentation of the national budget for FY 2020. Sunday's gas price hike has aggravated the situation. In fact, the recent decision to jack up the gas price could have a ripple…
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