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Major multinational military drills kick off in Russia

International Desk International military drills have been launched in Russia’s Far East, with countries including China and India taking part. The US has voiced concern over Moscow’s ability to get other nations to participate in the exercises. The opening ceremony of the Vostok 2020 strategic exercises took place at a military range in Russia’s Primorsky Region on Wednesday, the Defense ...

China’s Wu makes history after reaching US Open third round

Sports Desk Wu Yibing created a piece of tennis history on Wednesday after becoming the first player from China to reach the third round of the US Open. The talented 22-year-old defeated fellow qualifier Nuno Borges of Portugal in a five-set thriller to set up a David v Goliath showdown with defending champion Daniil Medvedev. Wu — winner of the ...

Bangladesh, Brunei agrees to explore cooperation in wide range of areas

Diplomatic Correspondent Bangladesh and Brunei agreed to further explore the potentials for cooperation in the areas of food processing, ICT, ship building, tourism, infrastructure development, pharmaceuticals and jute products. The two countries also stressed the importance of facilitating air and shipping connectivity for giving the bilateral trade, investment and people-to-people contact a boost. Bangladesh and Brunei reached the agreement during ...

Singapore-born David in Australia squad for T20 World Cup

Sports Desk Singapore-born batting powerhouse Tim David was on Thursday called up by Australia for this year’s Twenty20 World Cup on home soil, the only change to the squad that won the tournament last year. David’s stunning elevation comes at the expense of leg-spinner Mitchell Swepson, with the 26-year-old earning his chance after a series of headline-grabbing individual performances across ...

Russia views passage by US Navy ships in Taiwan Strait as provocation — diplomat

International Desk Moscow thinks that the passage of two US Navy ships in the Taiwan Strait is a provocation which does not facilitate the bolstering of security in the region, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said at a briefing on Wednesday. “We consider the August 28 passage of two US Navy ships through the waters of the Taiwan Strait ...

Man dies in clashes between police, BNP supporters in N’ganj

Narayanganj Correspondent A man was killed and several others were injured in a clash between BNP men and police in Sadar upazila of Narayanganj on Thursday. The deceased was identified as Shaon, 24, hailed from the area. The clash took place at around 11:00am near Rail Gate No: 2 area when BNP leaders and activists were trying to bring out ...

Sundarbans reopens for tourists today

Staff Reporter After a hiatus of three months, Bangladesh Forest Department is reopening the Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest and a Unesco World Heritage Site, for tourists from today. The Forest Department had barred visitors from entering the Sundarbans from June 1 to August 31 as these three months are considered the breeding season of fish and animals. It ...

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s mother passes away

International Desk Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s mother Paola Maino passed away at her home in Italy on Saturday and her funeral took place on Sunday, the Congress said in New Delhi. The Congress president had left on August 23 to visit her ailing mother, who was in her 90s. “Smt. Sonia Gandhi’s mother, Mrs. Paola Maino passed away at her ...

President receives credentials from ambassadors of Iran, Brazil

Staff Reporter President M Abdul Hamid on Monday received credentials from the ambassadors of Iran and Brazil to Bangladesh in two subsequent ceremonies after they were ceremonially welcomed at Bangabhaban in the capital. The resident ambassadors are: Mansour Chavoshi of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Paulo Fernando Dias Feres of the Federative Republic of Brazil. Receiving their credentials, the ...