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BFF officials should apologise for SA Games failure: TR Amin

Dhaka – Secretary General of Bangladesh District and Divisional Football Association (BDDFA) Tarafder Md Ruhul Amin on Saturday said Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) officials should offer apology to the nation for the football team’s failure in the just-concluded SA Games in Nepal. He made the comment while exchanging views with journalists at the association office in the city. BDDFA member ... Read More »

Gulshan Youth beat Mirpur Promila by six wickets

Dhaka – Gulshan Youth Club registered a comfortable six-wicket victory over Mirpur Promila Cricket Club in the Dhaka First Division Women’s Cricket league at POM ground here in Saturday. Mirpur Promila Cricket Club batted first after winning the toss and scored 131 for 9 in stipulated 40 overs. Nasima Khatun (30), Atika Hossain Anura (21) and Shika Akhter 18 were ... Read More »

Champions Saif SC, Police maintain lead after round 8

Dhaka – Defending champions Saif Sporting Club and Bangladesh Police maintained their joint lead in the Walton Refrigerator Premier Division Chess League securing 16 points each after the 8th round at the NSC Tower auditorium here on Saturday. Uttara Central Chess Club are in 2nd slot earning 12 points and Bangladesh Navy are in 3rd securing 11 points. In the ... Read More »

Holders Dhaka Abahani to play newcomer Police in opener

Dhaka – Defending champions Dhaka Abahani Limited will play newcomers Bangladesh Police Football Club in the opening match of the 31st TVS Federation Cup Football Tournament beginning here on Wednesday (Dec 18). The match will kick-off at 4;pm at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here. On the next day (Thursday), Saif SC will play against Rahmatganj MFS at 3:30 pm while ... Read More »

BCB not to force cricketers for Pakistan tour: Nazmul

Dhaka – President of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) Nazmul Hassan on Saturday said the board will not force the national cricketers for the tour of Pakistan scheduled for January next. “If any player refuses to tour Pakistan due to security concerns, we won’t force any cricketer for the tour. This is my own decision. Everything is depending on several situations. ... Read More »

The Ignoble Fall of a Nobel Peace Prize Winner

By Thalif Deen UN, Dec 12 2019 (IPS) – Appearing before 17 judges of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Aung San Suu Kyi, the de facto civilian leader of Myanmar, became a public apologist for the military government of Myanmar which has long been accused of genocide and forcing over 730,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to ... Read More »

Karl-Johan Persson first speaker for Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2020

The first prominent speaker unveiled for the 2020 edition of Copenhagen Fashion Summit is Karl-Johan Persson, CEO of H&M Group. He will be in conversation with Vanessa Friedman, Fashion Director of The New York Times, to address how high-street brands can rethink the current business model. The current fashion model and the trajectory of growth are pushing the earth beyond ... Read More »

“Three Bangladeshi daughters” shine in UK polls again

DHAKA– Three Bangladeshi-origin female politicians dubbed as “tin kanya” or “three daughters” shined again the UK general elections with their re-election in Thursday’s polls. The three – Bangabandhu’s granddaughter Tulip Rizwana Siddiq, Rushanara Ali and Dr Rupa Huq – retained their seats with a resounding victory on Labour Party ticket. Rushanara Ali was elected for the four consecutive terms while ... Read More »

Efforts on to bridge main issues on final day of COP25

Madrid, 13 Dec (TWN) – The climate talks under the UNFCCC are scheduled to end today, 13 Dec. However, judging from how far apart Parties still are on some of the major issues as of 12 Dec, many delegates and observers alike, expect a long drawn out night, that could spill over to Saturday, 14 Dec, before the talks come ... Read More »