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England demolish Australia to reach first WC final in 27 years

England demolish Australia to reach first WC final in 27 years
England marched into their first World Cup final in 27 years yesterday, thrashing reigning champions Australia by eight wickets at Edgbaston to set up a showdown with New Zealand. Jason Roy hit a blistering 85 as England reached a victory target of 224 with a mammoth 107 balls to spare after bowling out Australia for 223. Openers Roy and Jonny Bairstow (34) put on 124 for the first wicket, their fourth consecutive century stand. England, losing finalists in 1979, 1987 and 1992, will now face New Zealand, who have also yet to win the World Cup, in Sunday's title match at Lord's. The Black Caps, runners-up to Australia in 2015, enjoyed a surprise semi-final win over India on Wednesday. Four years after a woeful World Cup campaign triggered…

Awami League central body meets today

Awami League central body meets today

The Awami League (AL) has called a meeting of the party's central working committee and advisory council at Ganabhaban, the official residence of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, today. Hasina will chair the meeting, to be held at 4:30pm, said an AL press release on Wednesday. AL general secretary…
President seeks Dutch support to implement ‘Delta Plan-2100’

President seeks Dutch support to implement ‘Delta Plan-2100’

President M Abdul Hamid yesterday sought the cooperation of Netherlands to implement ‘Bangladesh Delta Plan (BDP)-2100′ as Dutch Queen Maxima Zorreguieta Cerruti paid a courtesy call on him at the Bangabhaban in the capital in the afternoon. During the meeting, the president said Bangladesh…
Cox’s Bazar in 
ecological jeopardy

Cox’s Bazar in ecological jeopardy

Bangladesh is at the forefront of climate change as it is. The entry of Rohingyas has exacerbated the ecological devastation of Cox’s Bazaar since large areas have been cleared to accommodate more than 11 lakh Rohingyas. Bangladesh has earned international plaudits for giving shelter to the Rohingyas…
Challenges posed by rising global population

Challenges posed by rising global population

World Population Day, which seeks to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues, was established by the then-Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme in 1989, an outgrowth of the interest generated by the Day of Five Billion, which was observed on 11 July…
Apparel exports to new markets on the rise

Apparel exports to new markets on the rise

The export of garments to non-traditional markets has grown by 26.37 per cent in the first 10 months (July-April) of FY2018-19 on a year-on-year basis thanks to an incentive package and duty-free market access. The shipments recorded earnings of USD 3.15 billion during this period, up from the USD 2.73…
‘Iran tried to impede UK tanker in Gulf’

‘Iran tried to impede UK tanker in Gulf’

Britain said yesterday that Iranian military vessels tried to “impede the passage” of a UK oil tanker but were warned off by a British warship in a dramatic escalation of tensions with Tehran in the Gulf. The incident in the narrow but busy Strait of Hormuz occurred on Wednesday after President…
Two-day celebration at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy

Two-day celebration at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy

On the occasion of celebrating the 77th birth anniversary of Abdullah Al-Mamun, a prominent personality of the modern drama movement of Bangladesh and a versatile artiste, a two-day programme titled ‘77th Birth Anniversary Celebration of Abdullah Al-Mamun’ will be held at Bangladesh Shilpakala…
BCB plans to give Mash a fitting farewell at home ground

BCB plans to give Mash a fitting farewell at home ground

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has planned to give Mashrafe Bin Mortaza a grand farewell, acknowledging his contribution to the country’s cricket. The BCB president Nazmul Hassan revealed the plan amid the widespread retirement discussion of the ODI captain, who is yet to make it clear when he…
Fishing ban in Sundarbans deprives hundreds of incomes

Fishing ban in Sundarbans deprives hundreds of incomes

Amid a 65-day-ban on netting fish in the Bay of Bengal, the authorities imposed a fresh ban on all kinds of fishing in rivers and canals that flow through the Sundarbans. In a prohibitive order, the Forest Department banned fishing in 13 rivers and 450 canals inside the Sundarbans for two months starting…
PM for preparing roadmap to promote Islamic tourism

PM for preparing roadmap to promote Islamic tourism

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday stressed the need for preparing a roadmap to promote Islamic tourism as a global brand to unlock the potentials of its rapidly growing market. "The value of Islamic tourism market will increase to $243 billion by 2021 with an annual 8.3 percent growth. So,…
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