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Rohingyas will return as soon as assured safety, security

Dhaka, Dec 19 – Rohingyas have said they would return to Rakhine as soon as the Myanmar government would ensure safety and security for them as they don’t want to stay in the camps. The Rohingyas placed these demands before the visiting Myanmar delegation who paid a two-day long visit to Cox’s Bazar, sources said. Read More »

Federer says a star’s legacy isn’t at risk with late decline

Dubai, UAE (AP/UNB) — Roger Federer arrives for his interview at the precise appointed time, steering his white sedan into a parking spot in an industrial area dotted by art galleries about 15 minutes from his luxury apartment in this home-away-from-home. After obliging a selfie request from someone on the street, Federer makes his way up to a second-story loft ... Read More »

Victory Day Women’s Basketball in Dhanmondi on Saturday

Dhaka – A day-long Victory Day Basketball Tournament, organized by Bangladesh Women Sports Federation (BWSF), will be held on Saturday (December 21) at Sultana Kamal Women’s Sports Complex in Dhanmondi. Whip of the Jatiya Sangsad and President of BWSF Mahbub Ara Begum Gini MP will inaugurate the day-long meet at 10 am on Saturday. General Secretary of Bangladesh Basketball Federation ... Read More »

Rahmatganj MFS play goalless draw with Saif SC

Dhaka – Rahmatganj Muslim Friends Society shared points with Saif Sporting Club as their first Group C match of the TVS 31st Federation Cup Football Tournament ended in a goalless draw at the Bangabandhu National Stadium (BNS) here on Thursday. In the day’s tame match, Saif SC created several chances putting pressure on Rahmatganj MFS, but all of their efforts ... Read More »

Khulna to take on Rangers as BPL resumes Friday

Dhaka — Khulna Tigers will take on Rangpur Rangers as the ongoing Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) is set to resume after a one-day gap on Friday at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium. In the second game of the day, Chattogram Challengers will face off Cumilla Warriors. Challengers are at the top of the points table of BPL winning four out ... Read More »

Address malnutrition, not just food security

By Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Wan Manan Muda and Tan Zhai Gen KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Dec 17 2019 (IPS) – Malnutrition remains a formidable challenge in most societies, with less than a tenth of countries in the world not experiencing at least one major malnutrition problem. Read More »

Billionaires’ existential threats to humanity?

By Anis Chowdhury SYDNEY, Dec 17 2019 (IPS) – The social utility of billionaires’ existence has come under increased scrutiny, especially during the Democratic Party primaries for the 2020 US Presidential election. Leading newspapers, such as The New York Times, published opinion pieces arguing to abolish billionaires and reflecting on why billionaires engage in illegal insider trading. Read More »

Brexit: The end of the beginning

by Brendan Donnelly Director, The Federal Trust For the outcome of last week’s General Election to have any chance of postponing or even preventing Brexit, four related pieces of the electoral jigsaw needed to fall into place. The Labour Party needed to do as well in votes and seats as in 2017; the Liberal Democrats had to gain more seats ... Read More »

Telegraph Chess: Manon Reza Neer finishes runner-up

Dhaka – CM Manon Reja Neer of Bangladesh finished runner-up in the 28th The Telegraph School’s Chess Championship 2019 securing 7.5 points after the 9th and last round matches held in Kolkata, India on Wednesday. Kazi Zarin Tasnim became 17th while WFM Noshin Anjum finished 21st securing 7 points each. CM Neer, Zarin and WFM Noshin are the students of Elegant International ... Read More »

Abete named emergency commissioner of Serie A

Rome (AP/UNB) — Former Italian football federation president Giancarlo Abete was named emergency commissioner of Serie A on Wednesday. Abete was selected at a federation board meeting, a day after previous commissioner Mario Cicala resigned from the job. Abete ran the federation from 2007 to 2014 and was also a vice president of UEFA.The Italian league is under emergency leadership ... Read More »