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Daily Archives: September 11, 2019

Practice match: BCB XI concede 7-wkt defeat to Zimbabweans

Dhaka – BCB Eleven suffered a frustrating seven-wicket defeat to touring Zimbabwean team in a practice match at the Khan Saheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah on Wednesday, ahead of their Tri-Nation T20 series involving Afghanistan and Zimbabwe. The Tigers will play Zimbabwe in the opening match of the Tri-Nation series on Friday (Sept 13) at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket ... Read More »

Ruman Shana reaches recurve men’s singles final

Dhaka, Sept 11  –Bangladeshi celebrated archer Mohammad Rumon Shana advanced to the recurve men’s singles final of the Asia Cup-World Ranking Archery Tournament beating Ta La of China by 6-4 set points in the semifinal in the Clark city of Philippines on Wednesday. Ruman Shana will play final against Shi Zhengi of China on Friday (Sept 13) at 12:25 pm ... Read More »

UN-backed agencies assist hosts, Rohingyas in Cox’s Bazar

Dhaka, Sept 11 (UNB) – The Inter Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) partners – UN agencies working in support of the government of Bangladesh — are assisting thousands in the host community and Rohingya refugee camps who have been impacted by severe rain and winds that have continued to batter Cox’s Bazar since Saturday. Read More »

In ‘Hustlers,’ Jennifer Lopez steals money, the show

It looks like a flashy, glamorous movie about strippers — all sparkle and skin and high-heels. And it is that. But the fleshy, dazzling surface of “Hustlers,” written and directed by Lorene Scafaria, cloaks an empowering feminist tale about a sisterhood of women who turn the tables on a male-controlled industry. Read More »

Huawei releases white paper on 5G Applications

Huawei released the “5G Applications Position Paper” here Tuesday at a forum on the sideline of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Telecom World 2019, looking forward to 5G application scenarios in the areas of enhancing broadband, media and entertainment, industrial manufacturing, and intelligent transportation. Read More »

Kashmiris allege night terror by Indian troops in crackdown

India, Sept 11 (AP/UNB) — The Indian soldiers descended on Bashir Ahmed Dar’s house in southern Kashmir on Aug. 10, a few days after the government in New Delhi stripped the disputed Himalayan region of its statehood and launched a crackdown. Over the next 48 hours, the 50-year-old plumber said he was subjected to two separate rounds of beatings by ... Read More »

Kaptai 7MW solar power plant to be inaugurated Wednesday

Rangamati, Sep 11 (UNB) – The seven-megawatt Kaptai solar power plant is scheduled to be opened Wednesday. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate it via a videoconference. Electricity produced at the plant will be fed into the national grid. The Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources (MPEMR) took initiative to set up the plant. The project, costing Tk 111.2 ... Read More »

Big stride in Culture of Peace in 2 decades of 1999 decision

By Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury New York, Sep 9 2019 (IPS) – It has been a long, arduous journey – a journey ridden curiously with obstacles and indifference. Two decades have passed by since the UN General Assembly (UNGA) adopted, by consensus and without reservation, its landmark and norm-setting resolution 53/243 on the Declaration and Programme of Action on a ... Read More »

Civil Society urges inclusive, resilient, sustainable cities

By Cristina Fan Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, Sep 9 2019 (IPS) – The United Nations held its first major international conference in one of America’s mountain states, bringing scores of civil society organizations (CSOs) to discuss ways on making “cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable by 2030.” The annual UN Civil Society Conference, which had been ... Read More »

Labour deputy Tom Watson for Brexit re-poll before election

Labour must prioritise reversing Brexit through another referendum, over winning power in a general election, its deputy leader Tom Watson is to say. He will warn that a snap election before the end of the year may fail to resolve the current deadlock. Putting himself at odds with Jeremy Corbyn, he will say there is “no such thing as a ... Read More »

Shana clinches silver in qualification round

Dhaka – Bangladeshi archer Mohammad Ruman Shana clinched silver in the qualification round of men’s Recurve singles at the ongoing Asia Cup-World Ranking Archery Tournament (Stage-3) at the Clark City in Philippines on Tuesday. Shana scored 671 to finish 2nd in the qualifiers among 38 archers and reached the round 16 of eliminators. Among others, Tamimul Islam scored 644 to ... Read More »

BD woman hockey team record first victory in int’l match

Dhaka  – Bangladesh Women’s Juniors Hockey team registered their first win in an international match on Tuesday when they beat Sri Lanka by 2-0 goals in Singapore. The teams faced each other in the six-nation Women’s Juniors (U-21) AHF Cup Hockey Qualifiers. Ritu Khanom opened the score for Bangladesh in the 27th minute scoring from a penalty corner. Tarin Khushi doubled ... Read More »

4 national players included in BCB XI to face Zimbabwe

Dhaka — Bangladesh Under-9 cricket team beat Sri Lanka by 42 runs to register their third win on the row in the ongoing Youth Asia Cup in Sri Lanka on Tuesday. The Young Tigers will play Afghanistan in the 2nd semi-final on Thursday (September 12) at Moratuwa.Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bat first. They amassed a challenging total ... Read More »