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  • A quiet masterpiece that serves as Dhaka's gateway

    These buildings also had a political history. They were the products of what the military regime of Muhammad Ayub Khan called the “Decade of Development” (1958-68), intertwined with West Pakistan's shrewd political strategy of placating East Pakistan's agitating Bengalis through architectural and infrastructure development.

  • Five infamous India-Australia controversies

    Five previous flashpoints between India and Australia. The four-match Test series will begin in Pune on Thursday.

  • Pakistan lose a legend

    Imtiaz Ahmed, a member of Pakistan's first-ever Test team, died in a Lahore hospital Saturday after a brief illness, his family said.

  • FIFA loses the man who led fight against match-fixing

    The man who was leading FIFA's fight against match-fixing has left his post, soccer's world governing body said on Monday.

  • Castro cigars, Ali's boxing gloves highlight auction

    Muhammad Ali's fight gloves and a box of cigars signed by the Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro are among some of the highlights in an auction of memorabilia steeped in sporting history.

  • Argentina's Davis Cup winners return to heroes' welcome

    Argentina's Davis Cup champions returned to a heroes' welcome in Buenos Aires on Tuesday after clinching their maiden title with a stunning 3-2 win over Croatia at the weekend.

  • Reaction to Tigers' historic win over England

    Enjoy the reaction of players and organizations after Bangladesh national cricket team creates history and defeats England for the first time in Test cricket.

  • Dalilah powers to hurdles gold

    Dalilah Muhammad powers to a brilliant victory in the women's 400m hurdles to become the first winner of the event from the United States in Olympic history.

  • Pele memorabilia nets $5 million

    The three-day sale of memorabilia belonging to world football icon Pele ends in London with the artifacts sold for the princely total of £3.4million ($5million, 4.4million euros).

  • 52 penalties in shootout!

    A game in the Czech Republic was decided by 52 penalty kicks on Friday, the longest shoot-out in history.

  • Ranieri named best manager

    Leicester City's inspirational manager Claudio Ranieri picks up another piece of silverware after being elected Manager of the Year by England's League Managers Association (LMA).

  • The Man in the Iron Mask

    Mysterious 'Man in the Iron Mask' revealed, 350 years later

    A 350-year-old French mystery has been unmasked: In his new book, Paul Sonnino, a professor of history at the University of California, Santa Barbara, claims he has uncovered the real identity of the mysterious Man in the Iron Mask, reports Live Science.

  • Dhaka Kendra

    Dhaka’s treasure trove

    Dhaka Kendra, a private museum, continues to astound visitors with its huge collection showcasing the history of Old Dhaka, since its inauguration in 1997 at Mohini Das Lane. Nestled inside the building are rare antique collections from the past life of the city, from daily life artifacts of nobles to old photographs along with many other treasures, one would be amazed to see.

  • Easter Island civilization not destroyed by war

    For a long time, it has been presumed that the demise of Easter Island was a result of massive warfare. Thousands of small, sharp, spearlike objects scattered throughout the Easter Island is evidence of that. However, new evidence from archaeological investigations suggests that these objects, called mata’a, were not used as weapons at all.

  • U-19s create history

    The Bangladesh under-19s yesterday made history by becoming the first cricket team from the nation to reach the semifinals of an ICC event when they beat Nepal in the ICC Under-19 World Cup quarterfinal. The Young Tigers beat Nepal by six wickets in a game that was more complicated than it looked on paper before the sides took the field in the pressure cauldron of the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.

  • [WATCH] History of Dhaka’s origin

    Dhaka, one of the oldest metropolises in this part of the subcontinent, has crossed the enviable milestone of 400 years. The city, founded by the Mughals in the 17th century, was the economic capital of the Mughal Empire, and later saw rapid growth in urbanization during the British colonization in the late 19th and early 20th century.

  • BNP to be thrown into dustbin of history: Ashraf

    Awami League General Secretary Syed Ashraful Islam says BNP will be thrown into the dustbin of history if it fails to accept the truth.

  • Accept polls results, Hanif tells BNP

    Awami League joint General Secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif expresses satisfaction over the recently concluded municipality polls and called upon BNP to accept its result.

  • ‘MSN best attack in Barca history’

    Barcelona's forward line of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar is the best in the history of the club, according to David Villa.

  • The rise and fall of Maradona

    Maradona was chosen number 1 in The Greatest 10 World Cup players of all time by the London-based newspaper The Times. On his 55th birthday, discover the life of Diego Maradona, the footballer as he carved out a special place for himself with his unique talent and skills.

  • Hajj death toll tops 2,100 (video)

    The death toll from last month's hajj stampede has topped 2,100, according to tallies given by foreign officials, making it by far the deadliest disaster in the pilgrimage's history.

  • Nilkhet Market: A realm of necessary books (video)

    Nilkhet Book Market, consisting of nearly 400 book stalls, is a trustworthy friend for the bookworms, searching for any kinds of book.

  • Freedom's anxious wait over (video)

    As the long wait of almost 70 years approached its end, Nurul Islam was gripped by a sensation he had not felt before - the anticipation of freedom.

  • Mustafizur’s historic actions

    If you missed all the actions of the 19-year-old left-arm seamer Mustafizur Rahman last night then here is a recap for you.

  • Oxford University first female head

    Oxford University is set to have a female head for the first time in its history, with the nomination of Louise Richardson as vice chancellor.

  • A two-decade long dream

    In 2011, MS Dhoni helped end a 28-year wait for India and gifted Sachin Tendulkar something he had craved throughout his career - to be called a World Cup champion

  • India get their second

    Overview World Cup 2011

  • Yuvraj steers India clear

    Beating an Australian team is never an easy job, least of all in a knockout match in a World Cup. In 2011, Yuvraj Singh was determined to do it

  • The World Cup catches political heat

    The day in 2003 that Andy Flower and Henry Olonga took a political, and potentially dangerous, stand against the Zimbabwe government

  • Australia’s hat-trick of wins

    Overview World Cup 2007