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Sunrisers clinch IPL title, Mustafiz shines in final

Mustafizur Rahman played his part as Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 8 runs in the final to clinch their maiden Indian Premier League title on Sunday. Mustafiz grabbed 1-37 as Sunrisers successfully defended a total 208-7, set up by David Warner’s 38-ball 69 and Ben Cutting’s 15-ball 39. With 18 needed off last […]

The net investment in the national savings certificates and bonds in the first 10 months of the current financial year 2015-16 stood at Tk 26,487.72 crore and is set to surpass the revised (upward) annual target of Tk 28,000 crore at the end of the fiscal year due to the clients’ rush for the tools. Clients continue […]

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President Abdul Hamid has urged the Bangladesh peacekeepers in the UN peacekeeping mission to continue to work maintaining professionalism, honesty, devotion and sincerity saying that Bangladesh is always ready to establish peace in any corner of the world under the UN Security Council. ‘It is our expectation that you would work to establish Bangladesh as […]

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Prices of some essentials whose consumption goes up during Ramadan are on the rise already despite adequate supply, much to the worries of the consumers. Prices of chickpea, sugar, garlic, lentil and cooking oil have jumped up compared with those a year or a month ago, according to the prices quoted in the market data […]

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by Fahmida Zaman Introduction I have been exploring Bangladeshi newspapers and textbooks for school children to study how the partition and the end of British colonialism in India in 1947 is depicted. The objective was to conduct a qualitative content analysis to evaluate the significance of 1947 in Bangladesh’s official and public narratives. I intended […]

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Darussalam police today pressed charges against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and 26 other leaders and activists of the party in connection with two arson cases filed in February and March last year. In the both charges, Khaleda Zia has been shown as mastermind even though her name was not mentioned in the first information reports […]

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Over 700 migrants are feared dead in three Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks south of Italy in the last few days as they tried desperately to reach Europe in unseaworthy smuggling boats, the UN refugee agency said Sunday. Carlotta Sami, spokeswoman for UNHCR, told The Associated Press by phone that an estimated 100 people are missing from […]

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Jewellers have decided to cut the prices of gold by Tk 1,516 per bhori (11.664 grams), after the prices went up five times this year only. Bangladesh Jewellers’ Association (BJS) in a media statement on Sunday made the announcement and said the new rates will be effective from Tuesday. BJS General Secretary Enamul Haque Khan […]

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The ruling Awami League has won 421 chairmen’s seats, including 39 unopposed winners, and the BNP 66, indicate initial results of the fifth phase of Union Parishad elections involving 625 unions. Independent candidates, many of them Awami League renegades who contested on their own after being denied party nominations, have bagged 168 chairmen’s posts. At […]

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Indian High Commission is going to introduce SMS-based Appointment and One Time Password (OTP) for Tourist Visa applicants from Monday. Apparently, in a bid to ease sufferings of the tourists in availing Indian visa, the high commission in Dhaka came up with the move on Sunday. In a press release the commission said introduction of […]

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Real Madrid handed Atletico Madrid another cruel Champions League final defeat when Cristiano Ronaldo’s spot kick saw them beat their neighbours on penalties to win Europe’s top club trophy for a record 11th time on Saturday, reports Reuters . The match ended 1-1 after extra time as Atletico, giving their usual never-say-die performance, conceded an […]

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Iran said on Sunday its pilgrims would not attend the annual Muslim Hajj pilgrimage, blaming regional rival Saudi Arabia for “sabotage” and failing to guarantee the safety of pilgrims. Saudi Arabia, which oversees the pilgrimage to Mecca by more than two million Muslims from around the world, accused Iran of effectively depriving its citizens from […]

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