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CB increases ticket prices for remaining BPL matches

Dhaka – Cricket fans will have to spend more to watch the eliminator, qualifiers and the final of the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Saturday announced new ticket prices for the matches. One will have to spend at least Tk 400 for a ticket of the final match scheduled for February 8. The lowest ... Read More »

Riders grab top spot beating Victorians by 9 wickets

Dhaka – Rangpur Riders have secured the top place in the points table beating Comilla Victorians by nine wickets on Saturday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. Defending champions Riders ended the league stage of the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) with eight wins in 12 matches. They bowled Victorians out for 72 in 16.3 overs and chased down the target ... Read More »

Imrul included in BCB’s new central contract

Dhaka – Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Saturday announced the new central contract for national players. BCB President Nazmul Hassan announced names of 17 players after a board meeting at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium. Left-handed opener Imrul Kayes, who was overlooked last year due to poor performances, has been included in the contract under grade A. He has been a topic ... Read More »

Absence of Hales, Villiers will not bother Riders: Mashrafe

Dhaka – Defending champions of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Rangpur Riders captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza on Saturday said the absence of Hales and Villiers will bother them in the upcoming matches of the league. The Bangladesh ODI captain Masrhafe said this at a press conference after his team’s victory against Comilla Victorians on Saturday. Rangpur Riders have already advanced to ... Read More »

Young Tigers whitewash touring England in 3-match Youth ODI Series

Dhaka- Bangladesh U-19 cricket team beat touring English youth team by 63 runs in the third and final Youth ODI at Sheikh Kamal International Stadium in Cox’s Bazar on Saturday. An all-round performance by Shamim Hossain guided the hosts to victory in the match. The century by BG Charlesworth (115) was not enough to save the visitors from being whitewashed. ... Read More »

Taskin ruled out from ODIs in New Zealand

Dhaka – Bangladeshi pace-bowler Taskin Ahmed has been ruled out from the upcoming ODI series against New Zeland with a twisted ankle. Debashish Chowdhury, the chief physician of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), said there is no possibility of Taskin’s participation in the ODIs against New Zealand. “The type of the injury that Taskin has sustained is not good. He already ... Read More »

Sheikh Hasina Int’l Cricket Stadium in Purbachal within 3 years: BCB

Dhaka – Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Saturday decided to construct an international cricket stadium named after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the capital’s Purbachal within the next three years. The decision was taken at the fifth meeting of the Board of Directors with Board President Nazmul Hasan Papon in the chair. In the meeting, the board expressed gratitude to ... Read More »

Chittagong Samity Chess: GM Ziaur Rahman emerge champion

Dhaka – Grand Master Ziaur Rahman clinched the first-ever title of the day-long Chittagong Samity Chess Competition, organised by Chittagong Samity-Dhaka and sponsored by Ispahani Group, at the samity auditorium in the capital on Saturday. Country’s another Grand Master Enamul Hossain Razib finished runner-up in the rapid chess competition. President of the Chittagong Samity-Dhaka and former Election Commisoner Mohammad Abdul ... Read More »

Right-wing nationalism threatens democratic norms

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 30 2019 (IPS) – The steady decline in multilateralism—accompanied by a rise in unilateralism– is beginning to threaten democratic norms, including press freedom, global governance, civic participation and human rights across Asia, Africa, South America and the Middle East. The threats – directly or indirectly – are being sourced to the outbreak of right-wing nationalism in the ... Read More »

People power will bring change — not Davos

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Jan 31 2019 (IPS) – They said they cared about climate change but they flew in on private jets in record numbers. They said they cared about inequality but laughed off the idea of higher taxes for the rich. They spoke about democracy and human rights but they dined with a far-right populist. If there was ever ... Read More »

Deepika appointed as new Chairperson of MAMI

Actress Deepika Padukone has replaced producer Kiran Rao as the chairperson of the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI), which organizes the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star. “Kiran Rao had decided to step down (as the chairperson of MAMI) because she wanted to focus on making a movie. We were all thinking through names and everybody felt that ... Read More »

Toiling in Delhi’s toxic smog

Delhi is the world’s most polluted major city, its toxic cocktail of vehicle fumes, dust and smoke choking the chaotic metropolis and taking years off its 20 million inhabitants’ lives. But despite this, with levels of airborne pollutants routinely eclipsing safe limits in winter months, people in the Indian capital still have to go about their daily lives. AFP spoke ... Read More »

Making communities drought resilient

GEORGETOWN, Feb 1 2019 (IPS) – The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD’s) Drought Initiative is in full swing with dozens of countries signing up to plan their drought programme. The Drought Initiative involves taking action on national drought preparedness plans, regional efforts to reduce drought vulnerability and risk, and a toolbox to boost the resilience of people and ... Read More »

Call for preserving ‘Bhaoyaiya’ songs

Entertainment desk Cultural personalities at a function here have stressed preserving, flourishing and nurturing of the century-old ‘Bhaoyaiya’ songs to entertain the common people. They also made a call for preserving the folksongs at the launching function of a two-day ‘Bhaoyaiya Utsab- 2019’ held on the Town Hall premises in the city on Friday night. Cultural organisation ‘Gidaler Akhra’ is ... Read More »

Rohit Shetty considering casting Sonam in his next?

Sonam Kapoor is currently gearing up for the release of Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga alongside Anil Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao and Juhi Chawla. While Rohit Shetty’s last film Simmba starring Ranveer Singh and Sara Ali Khan was a mega hit. Our sources have informed us that Rohit Shetty and his team met up with Sonam Kapoor to discuss ... Read More »

Bringing greener pastures back home

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 22 2019 (IPS) – One month on since the Global Compact for Migration was approved, civil society has highlighted the need to turn words into action, supporting those who have been displaced or forced to migrate as a result of environmental degradation. In December, over 160 countries adopted the landmark Global Compact for Migration (GCM) which recognised ... Read More »

Home minister meets Hefazat chief Mufti Shafi

Chattogram, Feb 01 (UNB) – Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal met with Hefazat-e-Islam Ameer Allama Shah Ahmed Shafi at Al-Jamiatul Ahlia Darul Ulum Moinul Islam, also known as Hathazari Madrasa on Friday. The minister paid the courtesy call at the Hefazat chief’s office in the madrasa around 3:30 pm. Before paying a visit to Hathazari Madrasa, the minister visited the ... Read More »

Publication ceremony of ‘Satyer Bel-shoot’ held in capital

Dhaka, Feb 01 – The publication ceremony of ‘Satyer belshoot’ a new book by Sohel Mahmud Sagor was held at the Samaj Kalyan Sanity Bhaban in the Mohammadpur area of the capital on Friday. Another book titled Theosophy by the author was published in February last year. Sohel Mahmud Sagar’s book dwells on the usefulness of plants in the healthy ... Read More »