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  • Cornered BNP vs confident AL

    With polls to three city corporations only a month away, archrivals Awami League and BNP are in completely opposite mood. While the ruling AL

  • Homage to martyrs

    The nation yesterday celebrated the 45th Independence Day, paying rich tribute to the millions of martyrs who made the supreme

  • Cup to go down under

    Australia put themselves in line for a fifth World Cup title with an emphatic 95-run semifinal victory over defending champions India in Sydney on Thursday.

  • Co-pilot 'deliberately' crashed the aircraft

    The young co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings flight appears to have "deliberately" crashed the plane into the French Alps after

  • Boy killed in bomb blast

    A teenage boy was killed as a crude bomb abandoned in a shopping bag went off at Daudpur village under Nawabganj upazila yesterday afternoon.

  • Top Quote!

    “There is pressure when you're chasing 320 runs and we have seen in cricket that pressure makes you do things you don't really want to do."

  • New forwards for Spain, Eng

    A rejuvenated Spain recommence their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign at home to Ukraine in Seville on Friday, while the prospect of

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  • India surrender the baton

    So we will have a trans-Tasman World Cup final come Sunday. But at the moment the most pressing issue for broadcasters Star Sports

  • Hosts face Syria test

    Hosts Bangladesh are apparently mulling to play on the counter attack when they take on the mighty Syria in one of two opening day's

  • Dhoni keeps all guessing

    India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni refused to give an indication whether he will retire from one-day cricket after his team lost the World Cup semifinal to Australia.

  • World Cup Cocktail

    Two of the key cricket attendance milestones reached at the MCG could be trumped by Sunday's World Cup final.

  • In the end it's a team game

    After a World Cup of shimmering individual performances, the teams to contest the final will be those who have proved the greatest collective depth.

  • Blame It On Anushka!

    With India's World Cup dreams dashed, some of Team India fans have gone bonkers on social media blaming Anushka Sharma for Virat Kohli's batting woes.

  • The Midas Smith

    Steve Smith was the player-of-the-match and the man of all the crucial moments as Australia downed defending champions India by 95 runs to reach the World Cup final on Thursday.

  • Clarke terms him as 'exceptional'

    Australia captain Michael Clarke praised the "exceptional" Steven Smith after his side beat defending champions India by 95 runs on Thursday to set a World Cup final with New Zealand.

  • Finch finds it at right time

    It's not often Aaron Finch is being urged to get a move on. He is not Australia's Twenty20 captain and now a treasured and highly

  • Marco ready to step up

    Marco Verratti is ready to take advantage of an injury to Andrea Pirlo and show Italy boss Antonio Conte he can fill the void in the

  • Bangladesh Ansar dominate TT

    Bangladesh Ansar's Rumi and Rahima clinched the Women's Doubles title in the South East Bank 35th National Senior Table Tennis

  • What They Say

    After the conclusion of the second semifinal, many prominent people took to Twitter to voice their opinions.


    After smacking 27 off just nine deliveries Mitchell Johnson came back with the ball to further terrorise the Indians. After Australia lost a

  • Even Ambanis couldn't save

    Indians not only had the numbers in the grandstands at the World Cup semifinal, but also in the corporate boxes. There was no shortage

  • 2,400 priceless dollars

    More than three hours before the start of the World Cup semifinal between Australia and India on Thursday and already there were India flags being flown outside the Sydney Cricket Ground.

  • Brother Elliott's pledge to sister

    New Zealand batting star Grant Elliott has pledged to pay for his sister's honeymoon because he is skipping her wedding in order to play in the World Cup final.

  • Messi earns the highest

    Lionel Messi made $71 million (€65 million) in total earnings in 2014, making him the highest-paid soccer player in the world


    Argentina and Barcelona star Lionel Messi took a break from football on Wednesday, joining Argentinian teammates at the Washington

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  • Man of Steel

    Cometh the hour, cometh the man. Steven Smith, who had an absolutely brilliant time against India in the series leading to the World Cup,


  • Another minor raped and murdered

    The rape and murder of 13-year-old Ayesha Siddiqua Sumaiya, living in Rangpur is another reminder of the lack of protection young girls and women against sexual predators.

  • Displacement of indigenous families

    Over 80 indigenous people of some 21 families are still homeless more than nine months after they were evicted from their ancestral lands for the establishment of BGB 51 Battalion headquarters in Babuchhara of Dighinala.


  • Let me tell it once again

    ‘Listen to me telling the old story once again’. Such a re-telling is not quite a wager to vie against the ‘resounding clamor of the devils’ advocates’,

  • Anatomy of Rohit Sharma

    No Teesta, no Tipaimukh, no Farakka, No Man's Land and now, no ball… Add the catch-out of Mahmudullah right at the boundary,

  • Reinvent Bangladesh on age-old wisdom

    War-time British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill 'mobilised the English language and sent it into battle', so said American journalist Ed Murrow.

  • Dhirendranath Dutta

    On Independence Day newspapers and television channels run all kinds of stories and biographies on people who galvanised the cause for our independence from Pakistan,

  • The intellectual organisation of political hatreds

    The brain is connected to the body in a crisscross fashion. The left side of the brain controls the right side of the body and the right side controls the left.

  • Justice for Avijit

    March 26th marks one month from the date my husband, Avijit Roy, and I were brutally attacked on the Dhaka University campus.



  • Iran upbeat as nuke deadline looms

    Iran's nuclear chief yesterday said he was "optimistic" about reaching a ground-breaking nuclear deal, as US and Iranian diplomats launched down-to-the-wire talks chasing a March 31 deadline.

  • Kerry brands Assad as 'a brutal dictator'

    US Secretary of State John Kerry branded Bashar al-Assad "a brutal dictator" Wednesday, a week after suggesting that it would be

  • Russian army TV offers Clarkson job

    Russia's Zvezda television, a channel run by the defence ministry, unexpectedly revealed yesterday that it has offered a job to disgraced

  • Saudi Arabia asks Pakistan to join fight in Yemen

    Pakistan is examining a request from Saudi Arabia to join a coalition to defend Yemen's president against advancing rebels threatening

  • US strikes ISIS in Tikrit

    Iraqi forces buoyed by the first US-led coalition air strikes on Tikrit made a final push yesterday to flush diehard jihadists out of Saddam Hussein's hometown.

  • The pilot who 'killed 149'

    The co-pilot of the Germanwings Airbus A320 that crashed in the French Alps has been named by French authorities as German national Andreas Lubitz.

  • Beijing offers Sri Lanka olive branch, warnings

    President Xi Jinping worked to mend relations with Sri Lanka yesterday as Chinese state-run media warned the island nation's new government against shutting off billions in investments from Beijing.

  • Rivals sign deal to avoid violence

    Nigeria's two main presidential candidates have signed an agreement to prevent violence in tightly contested elections due tomorrow.

  • Prince Charles' secret letters to go public

    Britain's top court yesterday overruled the government to allow the publication of a series of letters from Prince Charles to ministries, in

  • Myanmar upper house okays student unions

    Proposals to allow Myanmar students to form unions for the first time in decades passed their first parliamentary hurdle yesterday in


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  • Weathering the corporate storm

    When people say office politics does not exist in their workplace, they are fatally wrong. According to Marie G. McIntyre, a career coach and an organisational psychologist, office politics is “being smart about how you manage the relationships at work.”

  • Water Cooler Chronicles

    When was the last time you used Internet Explorer? Sure it crashed and burned and froze your computer and caused you pain that left

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    It is always the risk-takers that get rewarded with success. But success is not only limited to the risk-takers. When we speak of making a

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