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Sri Lanka pile on the runs

Sri Lanka powered to a massive first innings total of 730/6 declared to take a lead of 498 Sri Lanka effectively batted Bangladesh out of the first Test as they powered to a massive first innings total of 730/6 declared, with Mahela Jayawardene making 203 not out, to take a lead of 498. At stumps, […]

The mad rush began at the first sight of snow: Across the Atlanta area, schools let out early and commuters left for home after lunch, instantly creating gridlock so severe that security guards and doormen took to the streets to direct cars amid a cacophony of blaring horns.   Highways surrounding the city that rarely […]

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It slams govt for obstructing its black-flag progressions   Claiming that the 10th parliament has been constituted through farcical and stage-managed unilateral polls and without following the due process, BNP on Wednesday said the sitting of the House began with some  ‘clowns’.   “The 10th parliament has been constituted through irregularities when another parliament was […]

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The main accused in the sensational 10-truck arms haul case have been brought to Chittagong ahead of the verdict on Thursday. Chittagong Sessions and Special Tribunal-1 Judge SM Mojibur Rahman will deliver the judgment in two cases filed over the arms haul during the BNP-Jamaat-e-Islami coalition government’s 2001-6 term. Jamaat chief and former Industry Minister […]

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Newly appointed Water Resources Minister Anisul Islam Mahmud has said he wants to ease the ‘discomfort’ between Dhaka and Delhi over Teesta water-sharing. Talking to bdnews24.com at his Secretariat office on Wednesday, Mahmud said resolving the the issue with India was on his list of priorities. He, however, said he wanted to take ‘a bit […]

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By mid 2016 Bangladesh will be able to design and test almost all kinds of ships in the country. For that, one needs a ‘Towing tank’ and the government is going to sanction necessary funds for that. Mohammad Rafiqul Islam, Professor at Department of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (NAME) of Bangladesh University of Engineering […]

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  Leader of the opposition in parliament Raushan Ershad on Wednesday pledged to give priority to resolve all the national problems through mutual discussions.   The opposition would play a different role in the 10th parliament introducing a new era,” she said while expressing her gratitude to the newly-elected Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury.   […]

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Photo: Reuters Two magazine covers last week heralded the arrival of the fully fledged Clinton campaign-in-waiting, outing the nation’s worst-kept political secret: Clinton is considering a run for the presidency. Both tacitly urged her to jump in soon, before the excitement about the inevitability of her run becomes stale. It all seems a little hasty. […]

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Bangladesh’s Test future is secure for now as the ICC has shelved plans for a two-tier Test system to give England, India and Australia more control of cricket. Bangladesh and several other countries staunchly opposed the proposals with promotion and relegation, with those three nations immune from relegation. The ‘controversial’ 21-page “position paper” by the […]

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President Abdul Hamid has appealed to the parties that boycotted the 10th parliamentary elections to help flourish democracy through dialogue with the government, reports the state-owned news agency BSS. On Wednesday, in his address at the first session of the 10th parliament president said: “I appeal to the parties that boycotted the 10th parliamentary elections […]

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  BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia is likely to meet the press very soon to brief about the ‘growing incidents of extrajudicial killing and human rights violation’.   “We’ll hold a press conference within a day or two to give you the detailed information about secret killings, forced disappearances, and other incidents relating to human rights […]

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 Drone made by Shahjalal university students makes its inaugural flight The drone made by Shahjalal university students on flight The remote-controlled aircraft, often referred to as a drone, made with local equipment by students of Shahjalal university, took its inaugural flight on Wednesday. The designers claim the device, which is operated remotely, will be able […]

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