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Goodbye, captain

Goodbye, captain
Bangladesh pace bowler Mashrafe Mortaza, one of the country's biggest sports stars, stepped down yesterday as captain of the national one-day side, possibly ending his international career. Today's 50-over game against Zimbabwe in Sylhet will be his last as captain, said the 36-year-old, who already has a new career as a member of parliament. Mashrafe said he would remain available for selection as a player, but selectors are under pressure to bring in fresh blood ahead of the 2023 World Cup in India. I would like to thank Bangladesh Cricket Board for keeping confidence in me for such a long period, said Mashrafe. I will try to give my best as a player if I get the opportunity. Mashrafe had not played any one-day internationals since…

Reconsider Modi visit in view of Delhi riots, urges BNP leader

Reconsider Modi visit in view of Delhi riots, urges BNP leader

A senior BNP leader yesterday observed that the Indian prime minister Narendra Modi's visit to Dhaka should be reconsidered in view of the recent riots in New Delhi.  BNP standing committee member Dr Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain made the comments while speaking at the national council of Islami…
Paperbacks hold strong against onslaught of e-books

Paperbacks hold strong against onslaught of e-books

The dominance of paperbacks, when it comes to reading habits, is still prevailing as the recently-concluded month-long book fair saw records in book sales as well as publishing, despite the digital revolution and huge promotion of e-books. Information provided by the Bangla Academy showed that the publication…
Urban poor struggling with price hike of essentials

Urban poor struggling with price hike of essentials

Price hike of essentials is a common factor before Ramadan and a survey has found that the urban poor are grappling with the price rise of essentials. Reportedly, people in the lower income bracket spend half of their incomes on food. But if a family member becomes sick, they face hardship and a predicament.…
Rulers of Bengal

Rulers of Bengal

Part- VI of VIII Keeping in mind the celebration of the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman or Mujib Barsha in 2020, The Independent took up a study to make a detour around Bengal’s political history from ancient period to the time when Bangladesh emerged as an independent state…
    Country’s biggest power plant to be inaugurated soon

    Country’s biggest power plant to be inaugurated soon

    Payra, the country’s biggest thermal power plant, has begun production experimentally and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is likely to officially inaugurate the power plant soon, say sources. The first time power generated by it was supplied to the national grid was at11 am on January 13. The power…
    Work with Turkey, NATO tells EU

    Work with Turkey, NATO tells EU

    With tensions growing and accusations flying between Turkey and the EU over an escalating migrant crisis, the head of NATO has warned Europe it must find a way to work with “important ally” Ankara. EU members accuse Turkey of unleashing a wave of migrants for political ends, in an increasingly…
    Sursaptak to honour Ferdausi Rahman

    Sursaptak to honour Ferdausi Rahman

    Sursaptak, a prominent music institution founded by popular Nazrul Sangeet singer Ferdous Ara, is going to honour veteran singer Ferdausi Rahman. The Ekushey Padak and Independence Day Award recipient will be bestowed with a tribute award at the celebration of 20 years of Sursaptak on March 14 at the…
    Tigers aim to give triumphant farewell to Mash as captain

    Tigers aim to give triumphant farewell to Mash as captain

    Bangladesh are eyeing to complete the rout to make fourth straight whitewash when they will round off visiting Zimbabwe in the third and last match of the three-match ODI series at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in Sylhet today. As the day is a weekly holiday, the timing of the match has been…
    ‘Bangabandhu derived  Joy Bangla from Nazrul’

    ‘Bangabandhu derived Joy Bangla from Nazrul’

    Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni, MP from Chandpur, has said that national poet Nazrul Islam is a poet of humanity, love, harmony and  fraternity, and is non-communal. "To him, man is above all caste, colour, creed, religion and community. He considered man above all these narrow descriptions…
    Sacked private university teachers seek redress

    Sacked private university teachers seek redress

    The sacking of private university teachers without prior notice is a matter of concern for the smooth functioning of universities, the University Grants Commission (UGC) said. UGC sources revealed that the commission had received at least five complaints in writing from teachers who had been dismissed…
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