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Khulna farmers growing pointed gourd on salty soil

Khulna, Aug. 13 -- Salinity in water and soil in the coastal districts is synonymous with an unending struggle since it is hard to cultivate any crops here. But farmers in Paikgachha upazila have mana... Read More


US scientists find how brain cells regulate memories in mice study

Bangladesh, Aug. 13 -- Washington, Aug 13 (Xinhua/UNB) -- The US scientists have mapped a part of the molecular machinery that helps the brain maintain long-term memories, providing new targets agains... Read More


Springboks captain Kolisi to return against Argentina

Bangladesh, Aug. 12 -- Johannesburg, Aug 12 (AP/UNB) - Springboks captain Siya Kolisi will play some part in the Rugby World Cup warmup test against Argentina this weekend, coach Rassie Erasmus said o... Read More


Addl SP's driver closed for beating SP's brother in Bhola

Bhola, Aug. 12 -- The driver of an additional superintendent of police (Addl SP) has been closed for beating an SP's brother here. SP Mohammad Kaisar said the action was taken against constable Jasim... Read More


Tamim wants to skip Afghanistan Test, tri-series

Dhaka, Aug. 10 -- Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal wants to skip the first two international events of the Tigers through which their home season will start. He requested the Bangladesh Cricket Board (B... Read More


Govt doing its best to tackle dengue: Minister

Dhaka, Aug. 9 -- LGRD Minister Md Tajul Islam on Friday said the government is working round the clock to tackle the dengue outbreak. "Everyone needs to work throughout the year to prevent dengue," h... Read More


NFL Pro Bowl returns to Orlando for 4th straight year

Orlando, Aug. 8 -- The Pro Bowl will return to Orlando for the fourth straight year and be held one week before the Super Bowl. The NFL's all-star game will be an afternoon match at 3 p.m. on Sunday,... Read More


Article 370: What happened with Kashmir and why it matters

Dhaka, Aug. 6 -- India's BJP-led government is hailing its decision to strip the state of Jammu and Kashmir of autonomy after seven decades, characterising it as the correction of a "historical blunde... Read More


India government revokes disputed Kashmir's special status

New Delhi, Aug. 5 -- India's government revoked disputed Kashmir's special status by presidential order Monday as thousands of newly deployed troops descended and some internet and phone services were... Read More


IU launches botanical garden

Bangladesh, Aug. 3 -- Islamic University, Aug 3 (UNB) - The authorities of Islamic University (IU) launched a botanical garden on the campus in Kushtia on Saturday with a view to making the campus a g... Read More