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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 »

Women’s Football coach Choton happy with facilities in Myanmar

Dhaka – Head Coach of Bangladesh Women’s Football team Golam Rabbani Choton, now in Myanmar to compete in Qualifying Round-2 of the AFC U-16 Women’s Championships, expressed his total satisfaction over local environment and facilities. Bangladesh U-16 Women’s team along with senior women’s national team reached Myanmar safely on Saturday and residing at the Shwe Pyi Thar Hotel in Myanmar. ... Read More »

10th Women’s National Cricket League begins Monday

Dhaka – The eight-team 10th Women’s National Cricket League 2018-19 begins on Monday (Feb 25) at the Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium (SKICS) in Cox’s Bazar. Dhaka Division will play Sylhet Division at SKICS-1 while Khulna Division will encounter Rahshahi Division at SKICS-2 in two opening day’s fixture. On the following day (Tuesday), Barishal Division will meet Mymensingh Division at ... Read More »

Walton announced as title sponsor of DPDCL T20

Dhaka – Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Sunday announced Walton as the title sponsor of Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League (DPDCL) T20 which is set to commence from Monday. CEO of BCB Nizam Uddin Chowdhury announced the name of Walton as the title sponsor of Bangladesh’s most prestigious domestic cricket league’s T20 version. A total of 12 teams will participate ... Read More »

Consider every match as my last match: Sabbir Rahman

Dhaka – Bangladesh middle-order batsman Sabbir Rahman on Sunday said he plays for the Tigers thinking every match as his last match. The right-handed batsman struck a century recently against New Zealand in their home which might favour him to be selected for the Tigers’ World Cup squad.  Sabbir returned home after hitting hundred in the final ODI against New ... Read More »

Biman aircraft ‘hijack’ bid foiled; suspected attacker held

Dhaka, Feb 24 (UNB) – Foiling his alleged bid to hijack a Biman Bangladesh Airlines aircraft, members of joint forces arrested a passenger at Shah Amanat International Airport in Chattogram on Sunday evening. The suspected hijacker was overpowered and arrested during an eight-minute combing operation that began around 7:17pm, said Air Vice Marshal M Naim Hassan, Chairman of Civil Aviation ... Read More »

Writ filed seeking stay on Ducsu polls

Dhaka, Feb 24 (UNB) – A writ was filed with the High Court seeking stay on the schedule of Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (Ducsu) polls. Barrister Ruhul Kuddus, a Supreme Court lawyer and also the counsel of the petitioner Fahmida Mazid, student affairs secretary of Dhaka University unit Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal and a student of International Relations of the ... Read More »

20 Dept chairmen of Jessore University of S & T resign

Jashore, Feb 24 (UNB) –Chairmen of 20 departments of Jessore University of Science and Technology (JUST) have resigned from their posts protesting assault on them and some fellow teachers. JUST Vice-chancellor Prof Dr Md Anwar Hossain, however, did not accept the resignation letters saying those were not submitted through proper channel. General Secretary of the university’s Teachers’ Association Dr Najmul ... Read More »

BNP worries about Khaleda’s security

Dhaka, Feb 23 (UNB) – Voicing deep concern over of the security of its chairperson Khaleda Zia in Old Dhaka central jail near Chawkbazar where a devastating fire has taken place, BNP on Sunday demanded her immediate release. “We’re very concerned that our beloved leader (Khaleda) has been kept in an abandoned jail as many chemical depots are around it. ... Read More »

Thakurgaon firing: Court accepts cases against BGB men

Thakurgaon, Feb 24 (UNB) –A court here on Sunday took into cognisance the cases filed by the families of the three victims killed during a clash between alleged cattle smugglers and members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on February 12. Thakurgaon Judicial Magistrate Court Judge Farhana Khan took the cases into cognisance and fixed March 6 for hearing.    The ... Read More »

Rohingyas eating up much of Bangladesh forests: FM

Dhaka, Feb 24 (UNB) –Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Sunday said over 1.2 million Rohingyas living in Cox’s Bazar district of the country are eating up much of Bangladesh’s forests creating environmental disasters.  He, however, said Bangladesh has already been considered as a role model in the management of natural disasters and noted “tremendous success” the country achieved ... Read More »

Kashmir shuts to protest Indian crackdown against activists

Srinagar, Feb 24 (AP/UNB) — Shops and businesses have closed in Kashmir to protest a sweeping crackdown against activists seeking the end of Indian rule in the disputed region. Police and paramilitary soldiers patrolled streets in the main city of Srinagar on Sunday and enforced a security lockdown in its downtown area in anticipation of protests and clashes. The crackdown ... Read More »

PM opens works on Karnaphuli tunnel, Ctg expressway

Chattogram, Feb 24 (UNB) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday inaugurated the boring works on 3.4-km Bangabandhu Sheikh MujiburRahman Tunnel, the first in the country, under Karnaphuli River at Construction Yard of the Tunnel Project area at Patenga here. She also opened the construction work on 16.5-km elevated expressway from Lalkhan Bazar to Shah Amanat International Airport in the ... Read More »

Slovakia slaps emergency checks on Polish beef

Slovakia decided to slap checks on beef imports from Poland has begun. After veterinarians in the neighbouring Czech Republic found the dangerous salmonella bacteria in a batch of Polish meat yesterday. Every Polish beef consignment will now have to pass lab tests before hitting the Slovak market. “I won’t allow the failures of Polish authorities to repeatedly endanger our consumers,” ... Read More »

NASA greenlights SpaceX crew capsule test to ISS

NASA gave SpaceX the green light to test a new crew capsule . By first sending an unmanned craft with a life-sized mannequin to the International Space Station yesterday. “We’re go for launch, we’re go for docking,” said William Gerstenmaier, the associate administrator with NASA Human Exploration and Operations. A Falcon 9 rocket from the private US-based SpaceX is scheduled ... Read More »

Aamir Khan visits Rishi Kapoor

Bollywood veteran Rishi Kapoor who is undergoing medical treatment in New York was recently joined by Aamir Khan. Sharing a picture from the day, Neetu Kapoor wrote, “It’s not how many hours one spends with a person it’s how much u give in that time !!! Aamir gave so much n more Love Respect Warmth Laughter !! He is a ... Read More »

Gully Boy to enter 100 cr club

Gully Boy starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt hit the theatres on Valentine’s Day i.e 14th February this year and within a week of its release, the film has crossed a benchmark at the box-office. Directed by Zoya Akhtar, the film revolves around the life of the street rappers of Mumbai. A story of faith and hard work, Gully Boy ... Read More »

Komola Rocket wins Jury Prize in Paris

Entertainment Correspondent Komola Rocket has won the Jury Prize at the recently concluded Festival du Film D’Asie du Sud. This year the festival ran from February 12 to 17 in Paris for the sixth annual edition. The six-day long festival prioritized young filmmakers from Asia. The other participants in the competitive section of the festival were Mukkabaz by Indian director ... Read More »

Ball-tamperer Bancroft smacks unbeaten 138 on red ball return

SYDNEY (BSS/AFP) – Cameron Bancroft made an emphaticstatement to Australian selectors Sunday by carrying his bat in an unbeaten138 on his red ball return after a ball-tampering ban, while downplaying anyrift with David Warner. The 26-year-old opener completed his nine-month suspension for cheating inlate December and has since played Twenty20 cricket for the Perth Scorchersin the Big Bash League. But ... Read More »

BAU Teacher Forum allege cheating with Bangabandhu ideal

Mymensingh, Feb 23 – Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) Awami backed teachers’ organization ‘Democratic Teachers Forum’ has made allegation of cheating with the ideology of Bangabandhu. By capitalizing on the ideology of Bangabandhu, they are sharing benefits with leftist teachers of the university. They are implementing different arbitrariness, autocratic behavior and regional quotation. ‘Neel Dol’, a teachers’ organization alleged these at ... Read More »