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India complete day-1 on high note as BD bundle out for 150

Dhaka — Hosts India completed day-1 of the ICC World Test Championship on high note after Bangladesh suffered a horrible batting collapse to bundle out cheaply for 150 run in Holkar Cricket Stadium in the Indian city of Indore on Thursday. India are trailing by 64 runs with nine wickets remaining losing their vice-captain Rohit Sharma at the end of ... Read More »

Bangladesh make flying start beating Hong Kong by 9 wkts

Dhaka – Hosts Bangladesh made a flying start in the eight-nation ACC Emerging Teams Cup’2019 beating Hong Kong by nine wickets in one of the four opening day’s matches at BKSP ground-4 in Savar on Thursday. In the other opening day’s matches, Oman made the biggest upset beating holders Sri Lanka by four wickets at the academy ground of Sheikh ... Read More »

13 killed in multiple-vehicle crash in southwest Nigeria

At least 13 people were killed and 10 others injured on Wednesday when a speeding truck suffered a tyre burst along a busy highway in southwest Nigeria, an official said Thursday. Clement Oladele, commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps in Ogun state told Xinhua on phone that the crash occurred when the driver of the truck lost control of ... Read More »

Nepal emerge champions with all-win record

Dhaka – Nepal clinched the five-nation first Bangamata Asian Senior Women’s Central Zone International Volleyball title with all-win record beating the Maldives by straight 3-0 sets in the final at the Shaheed Suhrawardi National Indoor Stadium in Mirpur on Thursday. The Maldives finished runners-up with three wins and two losses.Hosts Bangladesh, which came to the limelight beating Kyrgyzstan by 3-2-sets ... Read More »

Panasonic Open: Siddikur shares 11th slot after first round

Dhaka – Bangladesh’s premier golfer and two-time Asian Tour winner Siddikur Rahman shared the 11th slot with eight other golfers in the Panasonic Open (Golf) carding three-under par 69 after the first round in Gurgaon, India on Thursday. The last-time runner-up of Panasonic Open, Siddikur Rahman, carded five birdies against two bogeys in the first round. Other Bangladeshi golfers Badal ... Read More »

Maruf Hasan elected as new General Secretary of BFCA

Dhaka  – Additional IGP Sheikh Mohammad Maruf Hasan, also an official of Bangladesh Police Football Club, has been elected as new general secretary of the Bangladesh Football Club Association (BFCA). The BFCA members raised their hands to support Maruf Hasan as general secretary after BFCA president Tarafder Md Ruhul Amin proposed his name at a meeting at Pan Pacific Sonargaon ... Read More »

ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup begins on Thursday

Dhaka – The eight-nation ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup’2019 begins on Thursday (Nov 14) at four different venues in Cox’s Bazar, Dhaka and Savar with hosts Bangladesh taking on Hong Kong in one of the four opening day’s matches at BKSP ground-4 in Savar. In the other opening day’s matches, India will play Nepal at BKSP (Ground 3), Sri Lanka ... Read More »

Bernardo Silva banned by FA over tweet to Man City teammate

London (AP/UNB) — Bernardo Silva will miss Manchester City’s trip to Chelsea after being banned for one game for posting a tweet which compared teammate Benjamin Mendy to the character on a packet of Conguitos chocolates. The midfielder admitted to an “aggravated breach” of rules because the post referenced race. He was also fined 50,000 pounds ($64,000) and ordered to ... Read More »

Bangladesh to play hosts Oman on Thursday

Dhaka  – Bangladesh will play Oman on Thursday in their fixture of the joint qualification round for the FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asia Cup 2023 (November 14) at the Seeb Sports Stadium in Al Seeb city of Oman. Bangladesh’s first-ever match against tough and highly rated Oman, will kicks-off at 9:pm (Bangladesh time). Bangladesh was placed 184th in ... Read More »

FIFA hires Arsene Wenger for global soccer development role

Zurich, (AP/UNB) — FIFA says it has hired Arsene Wenger in a full-time role leading its global work developing soccer. The former Arsenal manager accepted FIFA’s offer more than two months after it was first reported, and one week after talks with Bayern Munich about the German champion’s vacant head coach job. FIFA says Wenger’s title will be Chief of ... Read More »

Embattled Ranga offers unconditional apology

Opposition Chief Whip Mashiur Rahman Ranga on Wednesday extended unconditional apology for making derogatory remarks on slain pro-democracy activist Noor Hossain. Ranga offered the apology as he stood in the House to make his personal statement under section 274 of the rules of procedure. While speaking at a Jatiya Party meeting at its Banani office on November 10, Ranga said ... Read More »

Bangladesh eliminated after 2nd defeat

Dhaka – Hosts Bangladesh were eliminated from the first Bangamata Asian Senior Women’s Central Zone International Volleyball Championship after conceding 2nd defeat losing to Nepal by 0-3 sets (7-25, 6-25, 6-25 points) in their 3rd match at Shaheed Suhrawardy National Indoor Stadium in Mirpur on Tuesday. With the 3rd successive win, Nepal reached the final of the five-nation meet. Sunita ... Read More »

ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup begins on Thursday

Dhaka – The eight-nation ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup’2019 will begin on Thursday (Nov 14) at three different venues in Cox’s Bazar, Savar and Mirpur. Bangladesh have been placed in Group B along with runners-up India, Hong Kong and Nepal while Group A team comprises defending champions Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Oman. Manager (Game, Development and HP) Abu Enam ... Read More »

Sheikh Russel Int’l Club Cup Tennis begins Wednesday in Khulna

Khulna – The maiden Sheikh Russel International Club Cup Tennis Tournament’2019, jointly organised by  Khulna District Administration and Khulna Officers Club, begins on Wednesday at Circuit House tennis court here. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the six-day meet through a video conference at 10:30 am from the Gana Bhaban. A total of 64 tennis players from 18 countries — ... Read More »

AL no longer represents independence: BNP

Accusing the ruling party of destroying the Liberation War spirit, BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed on Tuesday said Awami League no longer represents the country’s independence as it is filled with intruders. “Awami League, I think, has no as many freedom fighters as BNP has. They (AL) themselves are saying their party is filled with intruders. This means intruders are ... Read More »

Death toll in Brahmanbaria train collision rises to 16

At least 16 passengers were killed and over 100 others injured in a fatal collision between two trains on Dhaka-Chattogram route in Mandbagh Railway Station in Kasba upazila early Tuesday. The deadly collision between Dhaka-bound Turna Nishita Express from Chattogram and Chattogram-bound Udayan Express from Sylhet took place around 3am, said Deputy Commissioner Hayat-Ud-Dowllah Khan, who visited the spot right ... Read More »

BNP to observe Bhasani’s 43rd death anniversary

BNP will observe the 43rd death anniversary of Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhasani, the leader of the masses, with due respect amid various programmes. “Elaborate programmes have been worked out to mark Abdul Hamid Khan Bhasani’s death anniversary,” said a party press release on Monday. It said the party has also formed a national committee headed by its vice-chairman Abdullah ... Read More »

Lata Mangeshkar admitted to Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai

Veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar has been hospitalised after she complained of difficulty in breathing in the early hours of Monday. Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar complained of difficulty in breathing in the early hours of Monday, November 11, 2019, following which she was rushed to Breach Candy Hospital, in South Mumbai. Earlier reports suggested that the singer is critical and has ... Read More »

Pran-DRU Media Cricket begins on Thursday

Dhaka – The Pran-DRU Media Cricket Tournament, organized by Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU), begins Thursday (Nov 14) morning at the Maulana Bhashani Hockey Stadium here. Forty four teams, split into eight groups, will compete in the week long meet on league basis. Later, the group champion will play the quarterfinals. Sports Secretary of DRU Shafiqul Islam Shamim disclosed the details ... Read More »

Bangladesh Badminton team to fly for Nepal on Tuesday

Dhaka – A 10-member Bangladesh Badminton team including eight shuttlers and two officials will fly for Nepal Tuesday morning to participate in the first Yonex Sunrise Nepal International Challenge’2019 The competition will be held from November 13 to 17 at Dasarath Rangasala (Stadium) in Kathmandu, under the auspices of Nepal Badminton Association. The top three shuttlers of singles event will ... Read More »

AFC U-19 Qualifiers: Bangladesh to play Bhutan on Sunday

Dhaka – Bangladesh Under-19 men’s football team will play against Bhutan Under-19 men’s football team in their third and last group match of AFC U-19 Championship’2020 Qualifiers on Sunday. The match will kick-off at 7:15 pm (BST) at the Khalifa Sports City Stadium in Bahrain capital Manama. In the day’s other match, hosts Bahrain will take on Jordan at 10 ... Read More »

City Group to provide Tk 2.41 crore for 2019-20

Dhaka  – City Group, which signed a five-year deal with Bangladesh Archery Federation for improvement of the game with slogan of “Teer Go for Gold” announced a budget of Tk 2.41 crore for the 3rd year (2019-2020). Earlier, the City Group signed a five-year deal with Bangladesh Archery Federation in October 23 in 2017 to nurse Bangladesh archers for Olympics ... Read More »

Bangladesh finishes 4th securing 7 gold medals

Dhaka  – Bangladesh Karate team finished 4th in the five-nation South Asian Karate Championship’2019 securing seven gold, 28 silver and 24 bronze medals that concluded at the Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Indoor Stadium here on Saturday. Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen was the chief guest at the day’s closing ceremony and later he distributed the prizes. Secretary of the Ministry of ... Read More »

8 cricketers off to Nagpur to join Bangladesh squad

Dhaka – Eight players left Dhaka on Friday to join Bangladesh squad in Nagpur where Tigers will play the T20 series decider against India. However, these players will play only in the two-match Test series. The players are – Saif Hassan, Imrul Kayes, Shadman Islam, Mominul Haque, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Abu Jayed Rahi, Ebadat Hossain and Nayeem Hasan. Saif got ... Read More »

Bangladesh men’s junior team win gold

Dhaka – Bangladesh men’s junior team clinched gold in the team’s Kata event on the opening day of South Asian Karate Championship 2019 at the Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Indoor Stadium on Friday. Bangladesh’s Bijoy, Proshanto and Rabbi beat India’s Ajanka, Bidhan and Yash in the men team’s Kata event. Besides, Bangladesh bagged four silvers and three bronzes in different Kata ... Read More »

GM Niaz Murshed maintains solo lead in round 7

Dhaka – Grand Master Niaz Murshed of Bangladesh Ansar maintained his solo lead securing 5.5 points after the 7th round matches of the Saif Powertec 45th National Chess Championship at the SREDA auditorium of the Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh in Ramna on Friday. In the day’s match, GM Niaz drew with GM Mollah Abdullah Al Rakib of Saif Sporting Club. ... Read More »

Bangladesh concede 0-3 goals defeat against Bahrain

Dhaka – Bangladesh Under-19 men’s football team started their AFC U-19 Championship’2020 Qualifiers campaign conceding 0-3 goals defeat against hosts Bahrain at the Khalifa Sports City Stadium in Manama on Wednesday night. Forward Abdul Rahman Sayed Mohamed scored twice in the 43rd and 90th minutes while midfielder Abdulla Nemer Almesaeed scored one goal in the stoppage time (96th minute). Bangladesh, ... Read More »