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Sri Lanka v England: Kumar Sangakkara seals series win

Sri Lanka v England: Kumar Sangakkara seals series win

A Kumar Sangakkara century led Sri Lanka to a 90-run victory over England in the sixth one-day international, a win that sealed the series 4-2 on a miserable day for Alastair Cook. Cook dropped a simple catch when Sangakkara was on 41, the left-hander going on to 112 in Sri Lanka's 292-7. The captain was...

Halving of malaria deaths celebrated

Halving of malaria deaths celebrated

Global efforts have halved the number of people dying from malaria - a tremendous achievement, the World Health Organization says. It says between 2001 and 2013, 4.3 million deaths were averted, 3.9 million of which were children under the age of five in sub-Saharan Africa. Each year, more people are being reached with life-saving malaria...

Rohit racks up highest score

Rohit racks up highest score

Rohit Sharma scripted history on Thursday by notching up the highest-ever individual score in one-day internationals, scoring a breathtaking 264, as India thumped Sri Lanka by 153 runs in the fourth game of the five-match series at Eden Gardens in Kolkata yesterday. During his rollicking knock which came off just 173 balls, Rohit surpassed the previous record set by countryman Virender Sehwag, who smashed 219 against West Indies at Indore, back in 2011. Rohit also became the only player in world cricket to score two double hundreds in the 50-over format with his previous best of 209 coming against Australia at Bangalore in November last year. After electing to bat, India raced...

Rohit 264 sets new ODI score

Rohit 264 sets new ODI score

Indian batsman Rohit Sharma scores 264 against SL at Kolkata to smash highest ODI score. Virender Sehwag previously held the record for his 219 against West Indies.  Rohit Sharma's first ODI in 10-weeks began with a touch of nerves. He was even kept scoreless in one Angelo Mathews maiden. By the end of the innings,...

100 buried alive in Lanka

100 buried alive in Lanka

Around 100 people were buried alive in a tea-growing region of Sri Lanka Wednesday as mudslides triggered by monsoon rains washed away their homes on a plantation, disaster officials said. One witness spoke of hearing a noise like thunder as part of a mountainside collapsed onto the estate, burying some of the workers' homes in 30 feet (nine metres) of mud and debris. "What I gathered is that about 100 people have been buried alive," Disaster Management Minister Mahinda Amaraweera told AFP after visiting the site in the eastern Koslanda region. "There is no chance they could have survived," said the minister, as other officials said 16 people were confirmed dead. The mudslide...

10 dead, 300 missing in Sri Lanka land slide

10 dead, 300 missing in Sri Lanka land slide

At least 10 people are dead and hundreds are missing following a landslide in central Sri Lanka, officials tell the BBC. The landslide, which came after heavy monsoon rains, engulfed about 140 houses in Badulla district, officials said. Security forces have been mobilised in search and rescue operations. Mudslide warnings were issued after much of Sri...

First coarse rice export

First coarse rice export

In Bangladesh's first-ever export of coarse rice, 50,000 tonnes will be sent to Sri Lanka at a rate of $450 per tonne, Food Minister Quamrul Islam has said. A Sri Lankan team would soon arrive in Dhaka to settle the deal and the rice would be exported within around 15 days, he told reporters...

Bangladesh substantially narrows gender gap: WEF

Bangladesh substantially narrows gender gap: WEF

Bangladesh has substantially narrowed the gender gap, scoring 11 percent higher over just eight years, according to a report published by the World Economic Forum (WEF) today. The results were achieved by ensuring wider female participation in the economic sphere and creating access to better health and education service, the WEF report said. Bangladesh has...

Govt to export 50,000 tonnes coarse rice to Sri Lanka

Govt to export 50,000 tonnes coarse rice to Sri Lanka

The government, for the first time, will export 50,000 tonnes of non-fragrant coarse rice to Sri Lanka. The export price of per tonne rice has been set at $450, Food Minister Md Qamrul Islam told reporters at Secretariat in Dhaka today. Emerging from a meeting with the officials of Food Planning and Monitoring Commission, the...

Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka 1-0

Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka 1-0

Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka 1-0 in the second match of the two-match SS Steel Fifa International Friendly at the Muktijuddho Smriti Stadium, Rajshahi today. Bangladesh forward Zahid Hasan Emily put the hosts ahead in the 3rd minute off a penalty, according to a report posted in the official website of Bangladesh Football Federation. Sri Lankan...

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