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Dhaka South City Mayor suspects sabotage in fire incidents

Dhaka, Mar 30 – Dhaka South City Corporation mayor Sayeed Khokon on Saturday directed the Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defence to ascertain whether the recent incidents of fire were acts of sabotage. He came up with the directive at a discussion programme on safe chemical management at DCCI auditorium. Sayeed Khokon suggested the businesspeople to remain alert whether anyone ... Read More »

BNP slams govt for ‘failure’ to modernise fire service

Dhaka, Mar 30 – BNP on Saturday alleged that the government has failed to modernise the Fire Service and Civil Defence with modern life-saving equipment as it has only enhanced the capacity of law enforcers to “suppress the opposition”. Speaking at a press conference at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office, party senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi also said many ... Read More »

B Chy for judicial commission to probe fire incidents

Dhaka, Mar 30 – President of Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh (BDB) Dr AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury on Saturday called for forming a judicial probe commission to ensure proper investigations into the recent deadly fire incidents. In a statement, he also voiced deep concern over the fire incident at Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) kitchen market at Gulshan, just two days after a ... Read More »

Ctg BNP holds token hunger strike demanding Khaleda’s release

Chattogram, Mar 30 – The leaders and activists of BNP port city unit on Saturday observed a token hunger strike demanding immediate release of their chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail. The hunger strike was staged in front of the party’s office at Nur Ahmed Road around 10 am and continued till 1 pm. During the programme, BNP president of Chattogram ... Read More »

Dhaka highrise fire survivors narrate tales of horror

Dhaka, Mar 29 – It was impossible to see anything as there was a dark wall of smoke everywhere. Within 10 minutes the smoke spread throughout the building making it difficult for people to escape. Exhausted and terrified, Hasina Parvin, Credit Control Manager of Aamra Networks Limited, housed on the 17th floor of the 22-storey Faruk Rupayan (FR) Tower in ... Read More »

Razzak first Bangladeshi to bag 400 wickets in List-A cricket

Dhaka – As the first Bangladeshi, veteran spinner Abdur Razzak completed 400 wickets in List-A cricket on Wednesday at Shere-Bangla-National Cricket Stadium after his team Prime Bank Cricket Club beat Uttara Sporting Club by 57 runs in DL method. It was the fifth win of Prime Bank in six rounds of the ongoing season of Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League ... Read More »

Bangladesh Independence Day celebrated

Dhaka, Mar 26 – The nation celebrated the 49th Independence and National Day on Tuesday with a fresh vow to take Bangladesh towards prosperity with the Liberation War spirit. On March 26, 1971, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman declared Bangladesh’s independence following the crackdown on unarmed Bangalees on the midnight of March 25 by the Pakistani occupation ... Read More »

Bangamata U-19 Football: Bangladesh team start fitness training

Dhaka – Bangladesh women’s football team started their fitness training in gymnasium on Monday ahead of the six-nation first Bangamata U-19 Women’s International Gold Cup Football Tournament beginning in the capital on April 22. After a busy scheduled in the recently concluded AFC U-16 Women’s Championship Qualifiers in Myanmar and SAFF Women’s Championship in Nepal, Bangladesh Women’s team started their ... Read More »

Bangladesh Football Clubs’ Association gets full-fledged committee

Dhaka – The full-pledged committee of Bangladesh Football Clubs’ Association (BFCA) was announced on Tuesday with Tarafder Md Ruhul Amin and AKM Mominul Haque being president and general secretary respectively. BFCA President Tarafder Md Ruhul Amin announced the 82-member committee at a function at a local hotel in the afternoon. At the event, BFCA General Secretary AKM Mominul Haque disclosed ... Read More »

Special Olympics: Bangladesh earn 16 gold, 7 silver, 2 bronze

Dhaka – Bangladesh Special Olympics teams have won 16 gold medals in the ongoing Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. They also raked in seven silver and two bronze medals until 6pm Tuesday. A 139-member contingent is representing Bangladesh in 11 disciplines – athletics, swimming, bouchi, table tennis, badminton, handball (women’s), handball (men’s unified), football (men’s and ... Read More »

Special Olympics: Bangladesh earn 13 gold medals till Monday

Dhaka – Bangladesh Special Olympics teams earned 13 gold, six silver and two bronze medals in the ongoing Special Olympics World Games’2019 in Abu Dhabi and Dubai of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) till 6 pm on Monday (March 18). A 139-member contingent are representing Bangladesh in 11 disciplines of sports-Athletics, Swimming, Bouchi, Table Tennis, Badminton, Handball (women’s), Handball (men’s ... Read More »

FIFA International Friendly: Bangladesh beat Cambodia 1-0

Dhaka – Bangladesh National Football team maintained their winning record against Cambodia, beating them by 1-0 goal in a FIFA International Friendly at the national stadium in Phnom Penh on Saturday. Substitute mid-fielder Rabiul Hasan scored the match-winner in the 83rd minute by an accurate shot from goal mouth melee, utilising a meritorious left wing pass of another substitute booter ... Read More »

Bangladesh trail by 307 runs after day 3

Dhaka- New Zealand have put more pressure on Bangladesh in the first Test of three-match series in Hamilton as the Tigers are trailing by 307 runs at the end of the day 3 with six wickets in hand. After the centuries of Jeet Raval and Tom Latham, the Kiwi captain Kane Williamson struck a double-century to put a huge total ... Read More »

AFC U-16 Football: Bangladesh to play China to decide group title

Dhaka, Mar 2 (UNB)- Bangladesh will play China in their third and last match to decide Group B champions from the qualifying round-2 match of the AFC U-16 Women’s Championship on Sunday. The match will kick-off at 2:30pm Bangladesh time at Mandalar Thiri Stadium in Mandalay, Myanmar. Bangladesh U-16 Women secured a final round berth of the AFC U-16 Women’s ... Read More »

Bangladesh, India army joint training exercise from Mar 2

Dhaka, Feb 28 (UNB) – An Indian Army contingent, as in the past, comprising 170 personnel will participate in a joint training exercise ‘SAMPRITI-8’ in Bangladesh from March 2-15.  The Indian Army contingent will arrive at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Friday in Indian Air Force special aircraft IL-76. This is the 8th edition of the joint training exercise which ... Read More »

Bangladesh faces challenge of winning overseas Tests

Dhaka – Bangladesh have played 51 overseas Tests and won just four of them. Ahead of another Test series away from home of the Tigers against New Zealand starting from February 28, a common question was raised- will Bangladesh be able to strengthen their overseas record in Tests? Bangladesh have lost the three-match ODI series against the same opponent ahead ... Read More »

Bangladesh needs to invest more to ensure quality education: WB

Dhaka, Feb 27 (UNB) – Bangladesh needs to invest more in education to improve its quality and do it more effectively to address its learning crisis, a World Bank report said on Wednesday. Despite Bangladesh’s remarkable success in bringing nearly all children to primary school, the education quality remains a concern, it said. Many young students in Bangladesh, as in ... Read More »

Bangladesh U-16 women booters make practice in Myanmar

Dhaka – Bangladesh U-16 Women’s Football team, now in Myanmar, to compete in the Qualifying Round-2 of the AFC U-16 Women’s Championships, made their official training session at the match venue — Mandalar Thiri Stadium – on Monday afternoon ahead of their first match against the Philippines on Wednesday. The Group B match venue of the AFC U-16 Women’s Championship ... Read More »

Rain forces Bangladesh, NZ XI match to end in draw

Dhaka – The lone two-day practice match of Bangladesh against New Zealand XI ahead of Test series ended in a draw due to rain at Bert Sutcliffe Oval in Lincoln on Sunday. On the second day, New Zealand XI scored 57 runs in 12 overs for two wickets. Right after that, the persistent rain forced to end the match with ... Read More »

Bangladesh expect a good display in Tests vs New Zealand

Dhaka – After the poor show in the three-match ODI series, Bangladesh are now preparing for the toughest part of the series– three-match Test battle — against hosts New Zealand. The first Test of the series will take the field on February 28. Before that, the Tigers are set to play a two-day practice match against New Zealand XI. In ... Read More »

Players back in action ahead of Premier League T20

Dhaka – After a two-week break, local cricketers have started their preparations for the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League T20, scheduled to start from February 25. As the tournament got the T20 status from the ICC, the players are considering it as a platform for proving their mettle. Twelve clubs will participate in the tournament. Four of them, Mohammedan Sporting ... Read More »

Sabbir’s ton goes in vain as Bangladesh suffer clean sweep

Dhaka – Sabbir Rahman hit his first international century on Wednesday at Dunedin but Bangladesh failed to avoid a clean sweep against the hosts New Zealand. The Tigers suffered a big loss of 88 runs after losing first two matches by eight wickets each, and subsequently, they lost the series 3-0. The New Zealanders posted 330 for six wickets in ... Read More »

Bangladesh need to end poor show ahead of World Cup: Mashrafe

Dhaka – Bangladesh started their tour with lots of expectations and hope of winning their maiden ODI series in New Zealand. But they ended up losing all three matches. The Tigers lost the third and final match by 88 runs. Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, the captain, said they have to find a way to perform better, with the World Cup just ... Read More »

Bangladesh eye to end ODI series on a positive note

Dhaka – Bangladesh are looking to ending the three-match ODI series against New Zealand on a positive note. Captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza on Tuesday said they are keen to earn some confidence in the final match of the series when they face the hosts on February 20 at 4am (Bangladesh time). Tigers lost the first two matches. Bangladesh failed to ... Read More »

BCB to host domestic T20 league from Feb 25

Dhaka – The T20 version of the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League (DPDCL) will begin on February 25, announced Chairman of the Cricket Committee of Dhaka Metropolis Kazi Inam on Monday. While most of the other Test-playing nations have more than one T20 domestic league, Bangladesh only has the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). Now, the local players found another place ... Read More »

Bangladesh in dire need to bounce back against New Zealand

Dhaka – To keep the dream of winning an ODI series in New Zealand alive, Bangladesh are in a dire need to bounce back in the second game of the three-match series in Christchurch on Saturday. The match will kick off at 4am Bangladesh time.The Tigers were outclassed in the first match of the series in Napier where the hosts ... Read More »