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Chile beat Argentina 4-1 on penalties to win country’s first Copa America

It took 120 minutes and a penalty shoot-out, but Chile finally won the Copa America for the first time in the country’s history. Alexis Sanchez hit the game-winning penalty to give Chile a 4-1 advantage, after Gonzalo Higuain missed badly for Argentina and his teammate Ever Banega’s penalty was saved by Claudio Bravo. Lionel Messi […]

Upon declaration of our independence on July 4, 1776, two of the first three heads of states who recognized the sovereignty of the United States were Muslims and one of them was a Muslim from India. Americans, Indians and Muslims have a connection since the very beginning of our independence. We were all opposed to […]

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A court here on Saturday summoned the officials concerned of the Chittagong Port Authority and the customs department to appear before it by Sunday to explain how the liquid cocaine reached the port.   Jafar Alam, director (admin) of the port authority, said the Chittagong Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court summoned the officials to present their explanation […]

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Bangladesh squad was announced two days back for the T20 series against South Africa beginning from Sunday. Some of the in-form players were left out of the team. However, it has become quite regular for the team in last several months. Players like Mominul Haque, Rony Talukdar are not getting chance in the T20 or ODI […]

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Improve the representation of overseas workers and make better use of their contribution to the economy. The inflow of remittance from expatriate Bangladeshis hit a record $15bn in the last fiscal year, up by over a billion dollars from two years ago. As the Dhaka Tribune launches a multi-part investigation into human trafficking today, we […]

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Ahead of the first of two Twenty20 internationals tomorrow, the visiting South African side sent out a stark warning to the Tigers following their convincing eight-wicket win over the Bangladesh Cricket Board XI in the lone T20 warm-up in Fatullah yesterday. Opting to bat first, BCB XI were bundled out for just 99 in 18 […]

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The government is keeping the judiciary on a short leash, says BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. The former prime minister attended an Iftar party organised by pro-BNP lawyers’ forum at the Supreme Court auditorium on Saturday. She said that the judiciary had been separated from the executive, but it’s yet to get its freedom. “The judiciary […]

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It is a classic rags to riches story — only that Rafiq Sheikh owes his millions to garment factory leftovers and not rags. The entrepreneur, who hails from Munshiganj, now based in Tongi’s Gedu Molla road first tried the route that many in Bangladesh do — by seeking work abroad. But after seven years in […]

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Rifat Munim These are dark times. So dark that forces more medieval than those in the Middle Ages are trying to hurtle us back into a place where nothing grows except the seeds of intolerance; so dark that the people who have been entrusted to protect us from those forces are in fact bowing down […]

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A battle over whether the World Bank can be forced to produce its files on the bribery probe in Bangladesh that later resulted in Canadian criminal charges against three former SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. employees is going to the Supreme Court of Canada, reports the Globe and Mail. It says the Washington-based lending agency is challenging […]

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The BNP on Saturday claimed that foreign donors have expressed their no-confidence in the current government’s election management by withdrawing funds for an Election Commission project. Addressing a press briefing at the party’s Nayapaltan central office, BNP spokesman Asaduzzaman Ripon urged the chief election commissioner and four others commissioners to quit shouldering the responsibility for […]

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A Bangladeshi-origin UK family of 12 who went missing have joined so-called Islamic State and are ‘safer than ever’, according to a statement said to be on their behalf. The statement, purportedly sent by a member of IS, said it was ‘outrageous’ to suggest the family had been kidnapped and forced to join the group, […]

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