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  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to OIC

    Country’s democracy now well-protected: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says democracy in Bangladesh is now well-protected and the country has earned the capability to face any disaster.

  • Poulsen goal powers Denmark to 1-0 win over Peru

    Yussuf Poulsen bounced back from conceding a penalty to score the goal that gave Denmark a hard-fought 1-0 win in their World Cup Group C clash against a Peru side who were left to rue Christian Cueva's costly spot-kick miss in the first half.

  • Khaleda spends a ‘different’ Eid in jail with relatives, near ones

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia spends a ‘different’ Eid day in jail accompanied by her relatives and near ones.

  • Own goal and penalty ensure Croatia win over Nigeria

    An own goal and a penalty give Croatia a comfortable start to their World Cup campaign as they beat a limp Nigeria 2-0 in their Group D clash at the Kaliningrad Stadium.

  • Take care so that each people can enjoy Eid festivity: President

    President M Abdul Hamid urges all so that each people in the society can enjoy the festivity of the Eid-ul-Fitr, the greatest religious festival of the Muslims.

  • Argentina need to sort things out

    The Spartak Moscow Arena turned into a theatre of dreams for World Cup debutants Iceland when they held two-time champions Argentina to a 1-1 draw.

  • Messi misses penalty as Iceland hold Argentina

    Tiny Iceland made a stunning first-ever World Cup appearance on Saturday when they held 2014 runners-up Argentina to a 1-1 draw in a dramatic match where Lionel Messi blew his chance to win it when he had a penalty saved by Hannes Por Halldorsson.

  • Moulvibazar flood: 2 missing found dead

    Body of two victims among three, who went missing yesterday in deteriorating flood situation in Moulvibazar, are recovered from a river in the area, police say.

  • 10 killed in road crashes in 5 dists

    At least 10 people, including two schoolteachers, are killed in separate road accidents in Chittagong, Sylhet, Chandpur, Habiganj and Jhenidah districts.

  • SAHR condemns killing of journalist Bukhari

    South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR) has strongly condemned the killing of journalist of Shujaat Bukhari who was shot dead in Srinagar two days ago.

  • Eid-ul-Fitr celebrated amid due solemnity, fervour

    Eid-ul-Fitr, one of the greatest religious festivals of the Muslims, is celebrated across the country amid due solemnity, fervour and gaiety as the holy Ramadan, the month of fasting and abstinence, comes to an end.

  • Former Trump campaign head Manafort sent to jail

    US President Donald Trump's former election campaign manager, Paul Manafort, is sent to jail pending trial after being charged with witness tampering, the latest episode in his long fall from grace.

  • Body of missing boy recovered in Dhaka

    The body of an eight-year-old boy has been recovered from an under-construction building in Dhaka’s Khilgaon area hours after he went missing, police say.

  • Bangladeshi jumps to death in Makkah

    A Bangladeshi man throws himself to death from the first floor into the Kaaba circumambulation area at the Grand Mosque (Haram Mosque) in Makkah where worshipers were circling the sacred edifice or waiting for prayers.

  • 4 kids killed in Gazipur boat capsize

    Four children, including three girls, are killed as a boat carrying them capsizes in a beel (water body) in Bymile area of Gazipur city.

  • Ecological disaster prevented as Indian Navy anchors burning merchant ship

    In a daring operation, the Indian Navy succeeds in anchoring a burning merchant ship off the Sagar Island in West Bengal at the mouth of the Ganges Delta.

  • Largest Eid congregation held at Sholakia

    The largest Eid-ul-Fitr jamaat (congregation) of the country was held on the historic Sholakia Eidgah Maidan this morning with participation of over thousands of devotees from home and abroad amid stringent security measures.

  • Ansar Al Islam maybe behind Shahjahan murder: Monirul

    Ansar Al Islam, a banned militant outfit, might be behind the murder of free-thinking writer-publisher Shahjahan Bachchu, Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit Chief Monirul Islam says.

  • Gimenez breaks Egypt resistance at the death

    Close. So close. But in the end Uruguay did manage to break the deadlock. Egypt goalkeeper El-Shenawy thought in the absence of star man Mohamed Salah, he would take his country through the key Group A encounter safely.

  • Cracker of a start

    You can’t ask for a better start to a World Cup as far as the first couple of days of Russia 2018 is concerned.

  • Technology to the fore as France edge Australia

    France needed the help of the first World Cup penalty awarded after a video review and a deflected Paul Pogba goal to get their World Cup campaign underway with a 2-1 win over Australia on Saturday.

  • Ronaldo hattrick denies Spain in thriller

    Portugal's irrepressible captain Cristiano Ronaldo scored a stunning late free kick to complete a World Cup hat-trick and rescue a dramatic 3-3 draw in an enthralling Group B match against neighbours Spain on Friday.

  • One for all

    The next month holds many stories, and the beautiful game has narrative thread and needle at the ready to weave a tapestry that its followers will know by heart and harken back to for years to come.

  • ‘Cristiano is prone to diving’

    Spanish defender Gerard Pique was left unimpressed by what he felt was Cristiano Ronaldo ‘exaggerating’ contact to earn fouls after last night’s thrilling World Cup match against Portugal.

  • Iran steal last-gasp win against Morocco

    An own goal hands Iran a 1-0 win against Morocco in the World Cup Group B encounter at the Saint Petersburg Stadium yesterday.

  • AL leader shot dead in Badda

    A local Awami League leader is shot dead by unidentified criminals in Dhaka’s Badda area.

  • The Ronaldo show, late winners and subdued stars

    After Russia's annihilation of Saudi Arabia in Moscow on the opening day of the World Cup, the tournament well and truly hit top gear on the second day when a sublime hattrick from Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo ensured a 3-3 draw against Spain in a thrilling encounter.

  • Egyptians upbeat despite loss in opener

    Despite a heart-wrenching last-gasp loss to Uruguay in their first World Cup appearance in 28 years, Egyptians are optimistic about their chances after nearly forcing a draw without talismanic forward Mohamed Salah.

  • Khaleda greets people on Eid from jail: Rizvi

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia greets the country's people and wishes them 'Eid Mubarak' from jail on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.

  • Andres Iniesta

    Andres Iniesta: The magician who hands out sweets

    This is probably the last chance our eyes will have to feast upon the beauty that is Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta at the most prestigious of international tournaments – the FIFA World Cup. He has often been compared to a ballerina skating on ice. He zooms past defenders like they were not even there and his control on the ball is magnetic. There is grit and steel in his character that is often overlooked due to his calm demeanour.