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Federer defeats Nadal to win 18th Grand Slam title

Sport Desk Swiss maestro Roger Federer defeated Rafael Nadal in a classic five-set battle to win his fifth Australian Open men’s singles crown and 18th Grand Slam title at the Rod Laver Arena on Sunday evening. Federer, a former World No.1, won 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3. The 35-year-old last won a Major title at the 2012 Wimbledon.   Federer ... Read More »

Key Aung San Suu Kyi adviser assassinated in Myanmar

International Desk A legal adviser for Myanmar’s ruling National League for Democracy was shot dead outside the country’s busiest airport on Sunday, in a rare outbreak of what appeared to be political violence in the commercial capital, Yangon. Police arrested a lone gunman, but a motive was unknown in the killing of 65-year-old Ko Ni, a prominent member of Myanmar’s ... Read More »

Fire arms recovered in Dinajpur

Dinajpur Correspondent Police recovered a fire arms with six rounds bullets in an abandoned condition from Ververi area of Belaichandi union under Parbatipur upazila of Dinajpur on Sunday. Sources said that acting on a tip-off, police conducted a drive in the area and found a Chinese made revolver with six rounds bullet and a magazine this noon. But, Confirming the ... Read More »

Barcelona denied blatant goal during Real Betis draw

Sport Desk Luis Suarez rescued a late draw for Barcelona at Real Betis, with the champions not being allowed a goal which crossed the line. Betis dominated and hit the woodwork through Dani Ceballos and Ruben Castro before Alex Alegria put them ahead. Barca were furious not to be level when Aissa Mandi hooked the ball away from about a ... Read More »

Prime suspect held over burning Gaibandha school

Gaibandha Correspondent Police have arrested Ronju Mia, 32, prime suspect in a case filed over setting a girls’ school on fire at Kunderpara in Gaibandha early Friday.   Ronju was arrested from his residence at Pardiara village of the Kunderpara upazila on Sunday afternoon.   Sadar police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) AKM Mehedi Hasan said on secret information, Ronju Mia has ... Read More »

Clashes on Yemen west coast kill over 100: medics

International Desk Fierce battles between Yemeni government forces and Shiite rebels on the country’s west coast have killed more than 100 fighters in the past 24 hours, officials said on Sunday.   The bodies of at least 90 Huthi rebels were taken to a hospital in the Red Sea city of Hodeida, which is controlled by the insurgents, while 19 ... Read More »

Prime Minister says Canada welcomes refugees

International  Desk Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Saturday that Canada will welcome refugees rejected by President Donald Trump.   Trudeau also plans to discuss the success of Canada’s refugee policy with Trump.   Trudeau reacted to Trump’s visa ban for people from certain Muslim-majority countries by tweeting, “To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, ... Read More »

Dhaka Int’l trade fair extended by 4 days

Economic Correspondent A decision has been taken to extend the Dhaka International Trade Fair 2017 by four days following the demands of participating businessmen.   Rezaul Karim, Joint Secretary of Export Promotion Bureau (EPB), has confirmed the news to on Sunday.   He said time for the fair has been extended following the demands of the participating businessmen.   ... Read More »

Tofail urges India to remove trade barriers Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed on Sunday urged India to take steps so that tariff and non-tariff barriers cannot hinder bilateral trade. “Export-import should be increased by barriers to Bangladesh’s trade with India,” he said while holding a meeting with Indian Trade and Industries Minister Nirmala Sitaraman at Vishakhapatnam in Andhroprodesh in India. Tofail Ahmed called on the Indian Minister ... Read More »

Rickshaw van driver, who carried PM Hasina getting job in Air Force

The Gopalganj rickshaw van driver, who carried Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina around her ancestral village, will be getting a job in the air force, local Awami League leaders said, reports  On Friday, Hasina went around her ancestral village at Gopalganj’s Tungiparha with her nephew Radwan Mujib Siddiq Bobby. A photo sent by the Press Information Department (PID) showed her face ... Read More »