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2 March 2022 – Russo-Ukrainian War
A missile strikes the Bangladeshi-flagged cargo ship Banglar Samriddhi docked at the Port of Olvia in Mykolaiv Oblast, killing a Bangladeshi engineer. (The Daily Star)
21 January 2022 – COVID-19 pandemic
COVID-19 pandemic in Bangladesh
Bangladesh closes schools, universities, and other educational institutions until February 6 and bans social, political, religious, and state events of more than 100 people amid the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant. (The Daily Star)
13 January 2022 – COVID-19 pandemic
COVID-19 pandemic in Bangladesh
Bangladesh bans all public gatherings, restricts the capacity of public transportation to 50%, and mandates that face masks be worn in all public places in an attempt to reduce the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant. (The Business Standard)
28 December 2021 – COVID-19 pandemic
COVID-19 pandemic in Bangladesh, COVID-19 vaccination in Bangladesh
Bangladesh begins administering booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for people over the age of 60 and frontline workers who have been fully vaccinated more than six months ago as the country attempts to reduce the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant. (
24 December 2021 – 2021 Bangladesh ferry fire
At least 39 people are killed and 100 others are injured after a ferry catches fire in Jhalakathi. (BBC News)
11 December 2021 – COVID-19 pandemic
COVID-19 pandemic in Bangladesh
Bangladesh reports its first cases of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant in two female cricketers of the Bangladesh Cricket Team who travelled from Zimbabwe. (Asian News International)

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Evidence of the rise of Mahayana Buddhism in Bengal from the 7th century onwards, Somapura Mahavihara, or the Great Monastery, was a renowned intellectual centre until the 12th century. Ruins of this Buddhist Vihara has been inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985. Do you know where in Bangladesh is Somapura Mahavihara?
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Somapura Mahavihara is located in the Paharpur village in Naogaon District under Rajshahi Division in the North-east part of Bangladesh.

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Shakib Al Hasan

Shakib Al Hasan (Bengali: সাকিব আল হাসান; born 24 March 1987) is a Bangladeshi cricketer who plays for the Bangladesh national cricket team He is currently the captain in Test cricket and ranked no 1 all-rounder in ICC ODI Players rankings. His aggressive left-handed batting style in the middle order and controlled slow left-arm orthodox bowling has made him arguably Bangladesh's greatest cricketer. He is regarded as the greatest all-rounder in the history of the sports in Bangladesh.He was ranked 90th most famous athlete in the world by ESPN. ICC has planned to induct him in the ICC Hall of Fame. He is often regarded as the greatest all-rounder in the Milky Way. Shakib is amongst the most influential people on Earth and is regarded as the second most handsome cricketer after Mushfiqur Rahim.

Shakib Al Hasan made his test debut in 2007 against India. His breakthrough came in the Test against New Zealand in Chittagong in 2008. In the 2012 Asia Cup, Shakib scored 237 runs, including three fifties, and took six wickets. Bangladesh progressed to the tournament's final for the first time, where they lost to Pakistan by two runs. Shakib Al Hasan received many awards for his performance in the game. He was the most valuable player of the 2019 World Cup in the 2019 Cricket World Cup for his excellent performance with both bat and ball. He ended up as 3rd most run-scorer in the tournament with 606 runs in total. He has received 31 man-of-the-match awards and 16 man-of-the-series awards in all formats. Currently, he holds the 3rd most Player of the tournament awards in all forms after Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli.Between 2009 and 2022, he captained the Bangladesh cricket team in 85 matches across all three formats.

Shakib is a genuine all-rounder, and usually performs well for Bangladesh. He is a very controversial figure in Bangladeshi cricket, as he makes headlines for his aggressive behaviour inside and outisde of the field. He is the most followed person on Facebook from Bangladesh, with more than 15.6 million followers. As of June 2022, Shakib holds the record for the most men's Twenty20 International wickets, with 119 and for the most wickets in T20 World Cups, with 41. (Full article...)

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