Eminent actor and Member of Parliament Asaduzzaman Noor is an avid fan of football and this World Cup, he is cheering for the five-time world champion Brazil to take home the golden trophy. "I support Brazil, all because of my admiration for Pele. Television wasn't that prominent at that time, and thus, we had to rely on newspapers to read about the World Cup. Asaduzzaman Noor became nostalgic while remembering the golden memories of football in our country. When asked about how he takes the craziness around the football during World Cup.
Pro-Russian authorities yesterday urged residents in the southern Kherson region, which Moscow claims to have annexed, to leave the main city "immediately" in the face of Kyiv's advancing counter-offensive. Kyiv's forces have been advancing along the west bank of the Dnieper river, towards the Kherson region's eponymous main city. A Moscow-installed official in Kherson, Kirill Stremousov, yesterday told Russian news agency Interfax that around 25,000 people had made the crossing. "We didn't immediately make the decision (to leave) but then we were invited by our friends and relatives," she told AFP. Russians "carried out another missile attack on energy facilities of the main networks of Ukraine's western regions", Ukraine's energy operator Ukrenergo said on social media.1 month ago The Daily Star
As result, about 90 per cent of the units at the estate are operating as rice mills that employ about 6,400 people collectively. Besides, hazardous pollution emanating from the BSCIC industrial area in Dinajpur is affecting residents of neighbouring villages that become densely populated. Another problem plaguing the BSCIC industrial estate in Dinajpur is the sorry state of its interior road network. Kabir, also a former president of the Dinajpur Rice Millers Association, then said the peoples' suffering is getting worse each year. There are around 234 automatic rice mills in the district, half of which are located in the BSCIC industrial estate while the rest are based in surrounded areas.1 month ago The Daily Star
The government ban imposed in August 2017 to curb drug trafficking is still in force. Asked about the frequent violation of the fishing ban, Mahfuzul Islam, superintendent of police in Cox's Bazar, admitted that some fishing boats are going to the river. "We will apply for registration of other fishing boats soon," he said. Regarding the use of fishing boats in drug trafficking, fisheries officer Delwar Hossen said it was the law enforcers' job to look into the matter. About the allegations that fishing boats were used for drug trafficking, he said, "Ask the people who gave this information to tell us, so we can take action."1 month ago The Daily Star
The former prime minister had secured the public backing of just under 60 Conservative lawmakers by Sunday, well under half of the nearly 150 endorsements Sunak had received. Johnson's statement likely paves the way for his arch rival, the 42-year-old former finance minister Sunak, to become prime minister, possibly as soon as Monday. According to the rules, if only one candidate secures the backing of 100 Conservative lawmakers, they will be named prime minister on Monday. "She is the unifying candidate who is most likely to keep the wings of the Conservative Party together," the source said. If chosen, Sunak would be the first prime minister of Indian origin in the United Kingdom.1 month ago The Daily Star
However, now that exams were over, I realised that I had to replace those mundane books with more fascinating ones. These books that I read and had helped me navigate the post-SSC days more adventurously. Her journey was unlike anything I had ever read before, and probably unlike anything I will ever read again. Despite the darkness in which this book is immersed, a sense of hope still lingers even after finishing this sombre journey. Every one of these books took me on a compelling journey, and made me question the seemingly monotonous aspects of life.1 month ago The Daily Star
In a transfer move that shook the world of football, Cristiano Ronaldo signed for Manchester United last year. In an incredible turn of events, Manchester United swooped in at the last minute to secure Ronaldo's signature. However, you can't go wrong by signing one of the greatest players of all time, can you? United started losing crucial games and began to descend down the table. It would have probably been best if Ronaldo parted ways with Manchester United this season.1 month ago The Daily Star
Photo: Habibur RahmanDespite transport strikes, BNP supporters arrived in Khulna city in their droves yesterday to attend the party's rally today. Hundreds of BNP supporters were seen in front of the BNP office on KD Ghosh Road in Khulna last night. "Had the government not put the obstructions, at least 10,000 people from Jhenaidah would have joined the Khulna rally. At the BNP office on KD Ghosh Road in Khulna, BNP Vice Chairman Shamsuzzaman Dudu told reporters that 60 BNP leaders and activists were detained in Khulna city and the districts of Khulna division on Thursday night. Shafiqul Alam Tuhin, member secretary of Khulna City BNP, said police created panic among BNP supporters by raiding their houses and harassing them.1 month ago The Daily Star