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Italy beats Bosnia 3-0 for record 10th straight win

Zenica (AP/UNB) — Italy set a national record for consecutive wins after beating Bosnia-Herzegovina 3-0 in a European Championship qualifier on Friday. Italy’s 10th successive victory eclipsed the Azzurri’s record of nine in 1938-39 under Vittorio Pozzo, who also led the national team to two World Cup trophies. “I’m happy with the record, to go above a legend like Pozzo ... Read More »

Bangla Tigers suffer 6-wicket against Deccan Gladiators

Dhaka – Bangla Tigers, a Bangladeshi-owned franchise team, conceded six-wicket defeat in the maiden 8-team Abu Dhabi T10 League losing to Deccan Gladiators by six wickets in the 2nd last ball thriller at the Zayed Cricket Stadium on Saturday. Sent into bat first, Bangla Tigers scored 108 runs for 5 in stipulated 10 overs with South African Colin Ingram contributing ... Read More »

Bangabandhu BPL’s logo unveiled

Dhaka – Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Saturday evening unveiled the logo of the special edition of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) which is rebranded for a single edition in the name of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Bangabandhu BPL will take the field from December 11 with the participation of seven teams. For the first time, ... Read More »

BFF budget for next fiscal clocks Tk 41.6 crore

Dhaka – The Bangladesh Football Federation’s budget for the next fiscal will be Tk 41.6 crore  (Tk 416 million) and it has approved all its expenditure for the last three years from 2017 to 2019. The disclosures came during the football governing body’s much-hyped Annual General Meeting (AGM), chaired by BFF President Kazi Md Salahuddin, at Sarah Resort in Gazipur ... Read More »

Empower young people to sustain planet for peace-prosperity

By Crystal Orderson We need to empower young people to sustain our planet, and let peace and prosperity thrive says UN’s Resident Co-ordinator in Kenya, Siddharth Chatterjee speaks to IPS on reflections on the ICPD25 Summit. Nairobi, Kenya, Nov 15 2019 (IPS) – Q: At ICPD25 we heard that women and girls are still waiting for the unmet promises to ... Read More »

Investigation to uncover the truth over Rohingya: ICC

International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has welcomed the decision to authorise an investigation into crimes committed against Rohingyas in Myanmar saying her investigation will seek to uncover the truth. “My Office will now focus on ensuring the success of its independent and impartial investigation,” she said in a statement on Thursday night. The ICC Prosecutor said this is ... Read More »

Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen relish roles in ‘The Good Liar’

Roles for older actors can fall into some predictable tropes, but Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen say their new film, “The Good Liar,” let them brush aside cliches and even their characters’ mortality for a good cat-and-mouse thriller. “Elderly characters are sort of there to be the lovely old grandfather or granddad that the kids go and visit,” Mirren said. ... Read More »

Emerging Cricket: Bangladesh to play India Saturday

Dhaka – Hosts Bangladesh will take on India in their 2nd match of Group A of the eight-nation ACC Emerging Teams Cup’2019 on Saturday at BKSP ground-3 in Savar. In the day’s other matches, Sri Lanka will take on Pakistan at Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Main Stadium in Cox’s Bazar, Afghanistan will play Oman at the Academy ground of the ... Read More »

National booters return home Friday

Dhaka – A 31-member Bangladesh National Football team returned Dhaka on Friday after playing their away match of the joint qualification round for FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asia Cup 2023 against Oman at the Seeb Sports Stadium in Al Seeb city of Oman on Thursday. “The 31-member Bangladesh team safely reached Dhaka at 10:30 in the morning,” said ... Read More »

National Youth Archery from Saturday

Dhaka – The 3rd  National Youth Archery Championship’2019 will begin from Saturday at Archery Training Center Shahid Ahsan Ullah Master Stadium in Tongi under the auspices of Bangladesh Archery Federation (BAF). A total of 103 young archers form ten teams — 78 recurve archers and 25 compound archers — will compete in the two-day meet, said the BAF in a ... Read More »