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Syedpur Shaharpara win Union Cup 2017

Syedpur Shaharpara beat Asharkandi Eagles to win the Jagannathpur UK Union Cup 2017.    A tense final against Shahinul Khan’s Asharkandi Eagles saw the game end in a stalemate, which was not surprising considering both teams were playing their seventh game of the day, including those with extra time.    Asharkandi looked certain to lift the trophy after racing into ...

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Mominul longs for Australia series

Bangladesh national cricket team member Mominul Haque unluckly has been branded as a Test player though he is confident of playing in all formats of cricket.   Anyway, now he is longing for upcoming Australia series as his side hardly gets any opportunity for playing Test against big guns like Australia.   Ahead of the upcoming two-match Test series in ...

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Mesbah will carry national flag in Asian Athletics Championships

Country’s fastest man Mesbah Ahmed will carry the national flag in the march past of the 45-nation 22nd Asian Athletics Championships beginning on Thursday (July 4) in the Indian city Bhubaneswar in Odisha, reports UNB.   An 18-member Bangladesh Athletics team, now in Bhubaneswar for taking a two-week long training ahead of the heavy weight Asian meet, will look forward ...

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Cricket Council hosts Iftar for Bangladeshi journalists

An Iftar Mahfil was hosted by the Bangladesh Cricket Council UK officials on Tuesday, 20th June, at the Bhojon Bari Restaurant, East London in honour of journalists who had come from Bangladesh to cover ICC champions trophy. A brief discussion took place prior to Iftar chaired by President Noim Uddin Riaz & conducted by Secretary Mustak Babul. In attendance were ...

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Sylhet farmers start working for T-Aman farming on over 3,71,000 hectares

, July 3: Farmers in Sylhet division have started farming of Transplanted Aman. They would try gaining highest from the crop this time in a bid to recoup the huge loss they had suffered during the last Boro season by the repeated crop damage by floods, a number of farmers said. With required rains, the farmers expect to get maximum ...

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Rooppur plant to have highest safety standard: Rosatom

Russia’s state nuclear corporation, Rosatom, reassured that the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) will have the highest safety standard to protect environment, humans and others from exposure to any hazardous element.  Rosatom is developing the Rooppur Power Plant in Pakshey, Pabna to produce 2400 megawatts of electricity in two phases in 2022 and 2023.  “We have engaged German and French ...

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Hajj flights to begin 24 July

The hajj flights carrying Bangladeshi pilgrims to Saudi Arabia to perform hajj this year will begin on 24 July, according to UNB. The first hajj flight will take off from the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 8:00am, a senior official of the religious affairs ministry told UNB on Tuesday. Biman Bangladesh Airlines and Saudi Airlines will carry the Bangladeshi pilgrims, ...

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Government is all prepared to tackle flood situation during this monsoon, says Prime Minister Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said her government has all preparations to tackle the flood situation during this monsoon across the country. Addressing a function at his office in the capital today the Prime Minister said flash flood few days ago in country’s haor areas and present flood in Sylhet area are also a precaution of flood in southern part of the ...

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Gazipur factory boiler was outdated, authority responsible: Chunnu

Mujibul Haque Chunnu, state minister for labour and employment, today blamed the garment factory authority for the boiler blast in Gazipur that left 13 people dead. “Authority of the factory is responsible for the explosion as the boiler was outdated and its lifespan expired on June 24,” he said while talking to The Daily Star this evening.   The state ...

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Farhad Mazhar remanded in own custody

A Dhaka metropolitan magistrate’s court on Tuesday remanded poet, writer and columnist Farhad Mazhar in his own custody at a bond of Tk 10,000. Metropolitan magistrate Ahsan Habib passed the order after hearing a petition filed by the writer. Lawyer Sanaullah Mia stood for him before the court.    Earlier in the afternoon, Detective Branch of Police placed Farhad before ...

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