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NCL to resume from Saturday

Dhaka – The 21st edition of the National Cricket League (NCL), the country’s most prestigious first-class cricket, will resume from Saturday. The fourth round of the event is set to take place at four different venues across the country.In tier-one of the fourth round matches, Rajshahi Division will host Dhaka Division at Shahid Kamruzzaman Stadium in Rajshahi while Rangpur Division ... Read More »

High jumper suspended for doping 1 month after worlds

Monaco (AP/UNB) — The Athletics Integrity Unit says Belarusian high jumper Dzmitry Nabokau has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for a diuretic that helps hide the use of other drugs. The 23-year-old Nabokau competed at the world track championships in Doha, Qatar, last month. He cleared 2.26 meters in the qualifying round and was eliminated on a count back. ... Read More »

Bangladesh U-19 to play Sri Lanka in 2nd four-dayer Saturday

Dhaka – Hosts Bangladesh Under-19 Cricket team will play against Sri Lanka Under-19 Cricket team in the second match of two-match four-dayer Youth Test series beginning on Saturday (Nov 2) in Khulna. The match will kick-off at 9:30 am at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium. After the two-match Test series, both the teams will play five youth ODIs — two matches ... Read More »

Winning sixth title would be “pretty unreal”, says Hamilton

Washington,(Xinhua/UNB) — An eighth-place finish or higher is all Lewis Hamilton requires at this weekend’s Formula One United States Grand Prix to secure a sixth world title that he reckons would be “pretty unreal”. “I never thought I would have five titles. I’m already continuing to achieve dreams that I didn’t think I would have. I feel privileged to have ... Read More »

Africa watch: Morocco tourism gains momentum

By Hugo Bourhis UN, Oct 30 2019 (IPS) – The crème de la crème of Hollywood was in Marrakech, Morocco, for the wedding of British movie star Idris Elba in April this year. Elba tied the knot with his Canadian model girlfriend, former Miss Vancouver Sabrina Dhowre, at the Ksar Char-Bagh hotel, an exquisite Alhambra-style hotel. Read More »

Afghanistan: CIA-backed forces commit atrocities: HRW

Disband All Irregular Paramilitary Forces, Cooperate With Independent Investigations New York – United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)-backed Afghan forces have committed summary executions and other grave abuses without accountability, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. These strike forces have unlawfully killed civilians during night raids, forcibly disappeared detainees, and attacked healthcare facilities for allegedly treating insurgent ... Read More »