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Mashrafe in focus as Bangladesh seek winning start

Mashrafe Mortaza will be the cynosure of all eyes when Bangladesh step on the field to take on Zimbabwe in the three-match ODI series. Mortaza, Bangladesh’s inspirational veteran ODI skipper, has been under the scanner for a while after he decided to prolong his ODI career post the World Cup. Even though he didn’t feature in his side’s only ODI ...

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‘Direct flight from Sylhet to London to start in April’

Osmani Nagar (Sylhet) Correspondent : State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism Advocate Md Mahbub Ali has said the direct flight from Sylhet to London’s Heathrow airport will start in April  this year. People of Sylhet would be able to travel to London directly and they will not have to go to Dhaka. Direct flights will then go to various ...

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Barisal Div. lifts Bangabandhu Gold Cup U-17 Football title

Barisal Division clichéd the title of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman National Gold Cup U-17 Football (boys’) tournament beating Chatttogram Division by 2-1 goals in the final held today (Saturday) at Bangabandhu National Stadium. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina graced the final as the chief guest and handed over the trophy while State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahid Ahsan Russell MP ...

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‘Robber’ killed in Moulvibazar ‘gunfight’

Moulvibazar Correspondent : A suspected robber was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Bortola in Sadar upazila early Saturday. The deceased was identified as Bulu Mia. A gang of 10-12 robbers was fleeing the area after committing robbery at a house in the area, said Alamgir Hossain, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station. The robbers opened fire when a ...

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Actors Toya, Shawon get married on leap day

Photo: Collected Model and actress Mumtaheena Chowdhury Toya and television actor Sayed Zaman Shawon have got married on the leap day. The sensational TV actress tied the knot with ‘kathbirali’ actor Shawon in bridegroom’s house in the city amidst close family members and friends on Saturday. Prior to the wedding, a mehendi night and a cultural programme were held with ...

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Rehana, Saima visit ‘Baker Hostel’ where Bangabandhu resided during student life

Sheikh Rehana, younger daughter of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and Bangabandhu’s granddaughter Saima Wazed Hossain visited ‘Baker Hostel’ in Kolkata, where Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib used to live during his student life, on Friday. They also paid tributes to the Father of the Nation by placing wreaths at his portrait erected there few years ago. Rehana and ...

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Two coronavirus infected Bangladeshis released from Singapore hospital: IEDCR

Two Bangladeshi nationals, who were infected with the novel coronavirus in Singapore, have returned their home as they have been discharged from a hospital there after recovery from the viral infection, IEDCR director Professor Meerjady Sabrina Flora said on Saturday. Prof Dr Meerjady Sabrina Flora, director of the Institute of Epidemiology, Diseases Control and Research (IEDCR), said this while addressing ...

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U.S. equities close mixed after volatile trading

Photo : A trader works at New York Stock Exchange in New York, the United States. U.S. stocks closed mixed on Friday after a volatile trading session, as investors continued to flee riskier assets. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 357.28 points, or 1.39 percent, to 25,409.36. The S&P 500 fell 24.54 points, or 0.82 percent, to 2,954.22. The ...

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Google celebrates leap day with doodle

Search engine giant Google is celebrating the leap year date  with an animated doodle. This is further illustrated with Google Doodle’s home page saying, “We HOP you have a good one—Happy Leap Day!.” February 29, also known as leap day or leap year day, is a date added to most years that are divisible by 4, such as 2016, 2020, ...

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Loneliness as dangerous as smoking or obesity

Loneliness rivals smoking and obesity in its impact on shortening longevity and has become a public health concern, especially for the older adults, say researchers. With older adults increasingly moving into senior living or retirement communities, researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine sought to identify the common characteristics of residents who feel lonely in these ...

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