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Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Mobile Railway Museum gaining popularty among students

Staff Reporter Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Mobile Railway Museum has been gaining popularity among the students after its launching. It does not have to be visited in any particular district or city, rather the museum itself will go to the station nearest to your home and thr common people will get a chance to see it for free. In the fully ...

Zimbabwe win toss, elect to bowl against Bangladesh

Sports Desk Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to bat first against Bangladesh in the third and final ODI at Harare Sports Club on Wednesday. Bangladesh lost the first two ODIs of the series by the identical five wickets margin and it raised a prospect of being swept by Zimbabwe after 2001. The Tigers earlier lost the three-match T20 series ...

Switzerland a serious global player, reliable partner of Bangladesh: Ambassador Chuard

Diplomatic Correspondent Ambassador of Switzerland to Bangladesh Nathalie Chuard on Wednesday said they want to engage on the UN Security Council and are looking forward to working with Bangladesh to pursue their collective actions in favor of peace, international law, sustainable development and human rights in the multilateral fora. “But let me be clear here. This will not be an ...

South Korea flooding death toll rises to nine

International Desk At least nine people were killed and seven others missing in South Korea after record downpours flooded major roads, metro stations and homes, officials said Wednesday. The rain that began Monday is the heaviest since South Korea’s weather observations began 115 years ago, according to President Yoon Suk-yeol, who apologised for the “inconveniences”. Images shared on social media ...

Latvia seeks to join Kyiv in ECHR case against Russia

International Desk Latvia has formally asked to join Ukraine’s case against Russia at the European Court of Human Rights over Moscow’s invasion, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday. The ECHR said in June that it had registered an official request by Ukraine against Russia, a rare procedure designed to establish human rights violations committed by Moscow since it sent troops ...

Osaka retires in Toronto opener with back pain

Sports Desk Four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka retired from her opening match on Tuesday at the WTA Toronto Masters with lower back pain, raising injury concerns with the US Open looming. Estonia’s Kaia Kanepi advanced when Osaka retired trailing 7-6 (7/4), 3-0. Kanepi, a runner-up last week in Washington, needed 71 minutes on court as she broke three times ...

Order cancelling Samrat’s bail upheld by Appellate Division

Staff Reporter The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a High Court order that cancelled the bail granted to expelled Jubo League leader Ismail Hossain Chowdhury Samrat in a graft case. A three-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Justice Md Nuruzzaman dismissed a leave to appeal petition filed by Samrat challenging the HC order. Though ...

Russia launches Iranian satellite amid Ukraine war concerns

International Desk An Iranian satellite launched by Russia blasted off from Kazakhstan Tuesday and reached orbit amid controversy that Moscow might use it to boost its surveillance of military targets in Ukraine. As Russia’s international isolation grows following Western sanctions over its invasion of Ukraine, the Kremlin is seeking to pivot towards the Middle East, Asia and Africa and find ...

Biden signs ratification of Finland, Sweden NATO bids

International Desk President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed US ratification of bids by Finland and Sweden to enter NATO, taking expansion of the Western alliance in response to Russia’s Ukraine invasion one step closer. Biden said the two northern European countries would become “strong, reliable highly capable new allies” by making the “sacred commitment” to mutual defense in the US-led ...

Elon Musk sells nearly $7 billion worth of Tesla shares: document

Interntional Desk Elon Musk has sold nearly $7 billion worth of Tesla shares, according to legal filings published Tuesday, amid a high-stakes legal battle with Twitter over a $44 billion buyout deal. The Tesla boss sold some 7.9 million shares between August 5 and 9, according to filings published on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s website. “In the (hopefully unlikely) ...