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Tigers beat Proteas to stay alive

Bangladesh held their nerve to seal a thrilling three-wicket win over South Africa in their tri-series Twenty20 match on Friday. Tigers needed 19.5 overs to chase down the modest 130-run target losing seven wickets at the Harare Sports Club ground. Mohammad Ashraful’s 40 off 40 inspired the Tigers while Mahmudullah scored 28 and Ziaur Rahman […]

About 50 people were injured, four with bullets, in a clash between two rival groups of Awami League at Dwipchar in Sadar upazila on Friday. Abul Kalam Azad, Jubo League joint convenor of Sadar upazila unit, was among injured in the clash that took place around 11:30am. Locals said supporters of Azizur Rahman Tinku, Liberation […]

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Popular writer Humayun Ahmed was taken to Bellevue Hospital in New York on Friday for a fresh surgery as he was experiencing pain from last two days. Family sources said he could not sleep the whole night as he felt pain in his body from Wednesday evening (New York time). He was first taken to […]

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Pakistan’s parliament on Friday elected former water and power minister and ruling party member Raja Pervez Ashraf as the new prime minister. Ashraf replaces Yusuf Raza Gilani, who was disqualified by the Supreme Court this week for refusing to reopen corruption cases against Pakistan’s president. The South Asian nation’s three power centres – the military, […]

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Iranian film to receive Golden Globe Award

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The Iranian Movie “A Separation” has surprised everybody in the 2011 Golden Globe Award Ceremony by winning the title for “Best Foreign Film”. Asgar Farhadi, writer and director of the movie received the award for best foreign film from the Pop Diva Maddona. Asgar Farhadi is not the only Iranian who is excited to win […]

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Shahidul Alam on the Revolutionary Power of Photography   (Click  above link for video) Shahidul Alam is an award-winning photographer and human rights activist based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. In 1989, Alam set up Drik Picture Library, a photography library that provides a platform for local photographers to showcase their work. Alam was the first Asian […]

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by Press Trust of India Pakistan regained the Asia Cup title after a gap of 12 years as they pulled off a nail-biting two run victory against Bangladesh who came agonisingly close to a historic triumph but ran out of steam in the dying moments here on Thursday. Pakistan were restricted to a modest 236 […]

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A new report suggests that Bangladesh is achieving substantial progress in girls’ schooling, a development that, amongst other things, is helping to curb religious fundamentalism. By Shahriar Sharif After more than two decades of effort, Bangladesh has succeeded in boosting education for girls to the point where they have the same schooling opportunities as boys. […]

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By Syed Zain Al-Mahmood So it’s not only India that’s upset with the “foreign hand” meddling in its affairs. Now, Bangladeshi politicians are using the excuse to explain why factory workers in a suburb of Dhaka have been protesting in recent weeks. On the face of it the factory workers in the Ashulia industrial belt […]

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