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Stop genocide, Suu Kyi told at Int’l Court of Justice

The Hague, December 10, 2019 – Twenty-eight years to the day after Aung San Suu Kyi’s husband and sons accepted her Nobel Peace Prize while she remained under house arrest in Myanmar, the former pro-democracy icon appeared in a United Nations court ready to defend her country’s army from allegations of committing genocide against the Rohingya minority. Read More »

Bangabandhu BPL kicks off Wednesday

Dhaka – The wait is over. The new edition of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), which is rebranded as Bangabandhu BPL to pay tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to mark his birth centenary, is all set to begin on Wednesday. Chattogram Challengers and Sylhet Thunder will meet each in the opening match at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket ... Read More »

No more international cricket at neutral venues

Rawalpindi (AP/UNB) — Pakistan will no longer look for neutral venues to stage home international cricket matches. “The onus will be on the other teams to tell us why they can’t play in Pakistan,” Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ehsan Mani told the Associated Press on Tuesday. “Our default position will remain that Pakistan is safe. We play cricket in Pakistan ... Read More »

Gold-winning archers to get warm reception upon return

Dhaka – Bangladesh Archery team, which earned a rare feat of bagging all the 10 gold medals in archery of the seven-nation 13th South Asian Games in Nepal, will be accorded a grand reception at the airport on Wednesday evening. State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahid Ahsan Russell MP will be present at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport to receive ... Read More »

V-Day Hockey: BKSP rout Police 8-1

Dhaka – BKSP routed Bangladesh Police by 8-1 goals in the ongoing Walton Refrigerator Victory Day Hockey Tournament at the Maulana Bhasaani National Hockey Stadium here on Tuesday. Debashish Roy struck two goals in the 13th and 21st minutes, Rakibul Hasan also scored twice in the 33rd and 53rd minutes while Shahedur Rahman netted one in the 27th minute, Jahid ... Read More »

Both Challengers , Thunder upbeat to start BPL with victory

Dhaka  — The special edition of Bangladesh Premier League (Bangabandhu BPL) is all set to commence with the match between Chattogram Challengers and Sylhet Thunder at 1:30pm at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Wednesday. Like the previous edition, Gtv will telecast all the matches of this year’s BPL. “It’s a challenging event as always, as the captain of Sylhet, I ... Read More »

Women’s Cricket: Kalabagan KC, Mirpur Promila Club win

Dhaka – Kalabagan Krira Chakra and Mirpur Promila Cricket Club won their respective matches in the Dhaka First Division Women’s Cricket League at different city grounds on Tuesday. Kalabagan KC beat Narail Express Women’s Cricket team by five wickets at the Mirpur City ground while Mirpur Promila Cricket Club beat Rayer Bazar AC by two wickets at POM ground. Brief ... Read More »

Gourab reaches 2nd round of men’s singles

Dhaka – Gourab Singha reached the 2nd round of the men’s singles beating Hossain Jayan of Maldives by 20-22, 21-13, 21-11 points in the 19-nation Yonex-Sunrise Bangladesh International Challenge Badminton that began at Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Indoor Stadium here on Tuesday. State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahid Ahsan Russell inaugurated the six-day meet as chief guest this morning. Famed ... Read More »

India Citizens Report on what ails Ganga Rejuvenation

December 9, 2019 SANDRP The Hindustan Times editorial on Nov 27, 2019, has rightly said the following about “a recently-released Rejuvenating-Ganga River – A Citizen-Report, by the India Rivers Week, a consortium of seven NGOs”. “A key reason for the failure of the river cleaning projects (Ganga and Yamuna action plans), says a recently-released citizen’s report, Rejuvenating Ganga, by the ... Read More »

UN to resolve the Rohingya humanitarian crisis

By Askiah Adam The Rohingya refugees have, for decades now, been fleeing their homeland, the Rakhine province in Myanmar. Mostly through Yangon’s inaction, elements of the military and members of the majority Buddhist population were left to run rampage amongst this helpless Muslim minority. Made stateless by Yangon in 1982, left totally vulnerable to the frightful violence of rape, mass ... Read More »