Daily Archives: June 18, 2017

Champions Trophy Final: India won the toss, elected to bowl

Trophy final

MNA Sports Desk: India have won the toss and elected to field against arch-rivals Pakistan in the Champions Trophy final at The Oval on Sunday. India’s lone loss so far in this tournament, featuring the world’s top eight ODI nations, was at The Oval when they suffered a surprise seven-wicket defeat by Sri Lanka on June 8. Pakistan, however, have lost all three of their previous matches against India in the knockout stages of International Cricket Council events. India Team RG Sharma, S Dhawan, V Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni, KM Jadhav, HH Pandya, RA Jadeja, R Ashwin, B Kumar, ...

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Over 5kg gold seized at Dhaka airport

Dhaka airport

MNA National Desk: Customs officials at the Dhaka airport have detained a passenger in possession of gold bars weighing over 5 kg. As many as nine gold bars were found with 48-year-old Abdur Razzak, who landed Dhaka at 1:30am on Saturday on Malaysian Airlines flight, said Customs Assistant Commissioner HM Ahsan Kabir. The gold bars were found after searching the body of Razzak, Customs Assistant Commissioner said to the reporters. He said they have seized five gold bars weighing 1 kg each and four weighing 100 grams each. The estimated market value of the confiscated gold is around Tk 27 ...

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Fakhrul’s motorcade attacked on his way to Rangamati


MNA Editorial Desk: Miscreants attacked the motorcade of BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir near Rangunia in Chittagong on his way to Rangamati on Sunday morning. Several central leaders of the party including Mirza Fakhrul, Amir Khashru Mahmud Chowdhury were injured as the miscreants vandalized their vehicles. The BNP leaders in the motorcade said the miscreants equipped with sticks and other lethal weapons carried out the attack and smashed the windows of the cars. BNP claimed the leaders and activists of ruling party are involved with the attack. President of Rangamati district BNP Hazi Mohammad Shah Alam said the ...

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Massive forest fire kills 25, injures 20 in Portugal

massive forest fire

MNA International Desk: A massive forest fire in central Portugal killed at least 25 people and injured 20 others, most of them burning to death in their cars, the government said Sunday. Several hundred firefighters and 160 vehicles were dispatched late Saturday to tackle the blaze, which broke out in the afternoon in the municipality of Pedrogao Grande before spreading fast across several fronts. “Unfortunately this seems to be the greatest tragedy we have seen in recent years in terms of forest fires,” the visibly moved Prime Minister Antonio Costa said. Some 60 forest fires broke out across the country ...

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ADB to provide $300m loan for Ctg-Cox’s Bazar railway


MNA Business Desk: A total of two contracts would be signed between Bangladesh government and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) worth of US$ 300 million at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar for Chittagong-Cox’s Bazar Railway Project, Phase-1-Tranche-1under South Asia Sub-regional Economic Cooperation (SASEC), said an official of Economic Relations Division (ERD). The objective of the project is to construct the Single Line Dual Gauge (DG) Railway Track from Chittagong to Cox’s Bazar via Ramu to Gundum in Myanmar, the official said. Rail connectivity to Cox’s Bazar will boost tourism as Dhaka’s passengers will be able to reach the coastal resort city in only ...

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Dhaka University announced Tk 6.64 billion budget

Mujibur Rahman Gold

MNA Education Desk: The University of Dhaka (DU) Senate has passed a Tk 6.64 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2017-18 in the annual DU senate session held on Saturday. DU treasurer professor M Kamal Uddin placed the budget in the annual senate session at the Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban on Saturday with vice-chancellor professor AAMS Arefin Siddique in the chair. This year Tk 4.16 billion has been allocated for salary and allowances which is 62.63% per cent of total budget, and Tk 1.06 billion for pensions which is 15.96 per cent of the budget. Besides, Tk 0.71 billion ...

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Amazon to acquire Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market

MNA Science & Technology Desk: Amazon is going to acquire upscale US grocer Whole Foods Market, in a deal that underscores the online giant’s growing influence in the economy. The purchase in one fell swoop gives Amazon, which until now has operated almost entirely on the internet, a big presence in the brick-and-mortar world on Main Street, with more than 450 stores in the US, Canada and Britain. In the $13.7 billion, all-cash deal, Amazon will buy the Texas-based champion of organic and specialty food for $42 a share. Whole Foods’ shares traded in the mid-$30 range for May and ...

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Father’s Day: A celebration honoring fathers


MNA Feature Desk: An special day for a special person –  Father’s day is just like that as it is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. This Sunday, families across the world will mark the special bond between fathers and their children. For many, this is often done through the giving of gifts and cards. Others prefer to enjoy a meal and quality time. Father’s Day across the world The date when Father’s Day is celebrated varies from country to country. It is celebrated in Canada, the United Kingdom, and ...

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Actor Tanvir Tonu arrested on rape charge


MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: Film actor and model Tanvir Rahman Tonu was arrested from his Mirpur residence on Friday following a case filed against him for allegedly raping a woman on May 6. Tonu was detained from his house in Rupnagar Residential Area on Friday afternoon after the victim, an executive of a private firm, had filed a rape complaint against him, said police. She alleged that Tonu called her at his house at Rupnagar in Mirpur on May 6 while his wife was outside and raped her in presence of one of Tonu’s friends. Tonu appeared in a ...

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