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Pakistan T20 series: Mahedi, Shanto ready to prove their worth

Dhaka — Mahedi Hasan and Najmul Hossain Shanto are eager to prove their mettle in the upcoming T20 International series against Pakistan starting from January 24. Mahmudullah Riyad will lead the Bangladesh side in the upcoming T20I series. Bangladesh team will fly for Pakistan on January 23 to play a three-match T20 series in Lahore on January 24, 25 and ... Read More »

Rain halts play as Bangladesh start campaign

Dhaka — Bangladesh started their ICC Under-19 World Cup campaign on Sunday taking on Zimbabwe at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom in South Africa. However, rain halted the game after 28.1 overs. Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bowl first. Zimbabwe managed a good start scoring 68 in 11 overs for two wickets. But they lost some more wickets in the ... Read More »

BFF sign 3-year MoU with AIUB for developing booters’ educational skills

Dhaka – Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) signed a 3-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the country’s prominent private university American International University Bangladesh (AIUB) for developing booters’ educational skills. Under the three years contracts, the AIUB will provide all educational facilities for both the male and female footballers in the senior and age-level teams. BFF President Kazi Md Salahuddin and ... Read More »

Nat’l Athletics: Navy emerge champions, Army runners-up

Dhaka, Jan 18 (UNB) – Bangladesh Navy emerged champions in the 43rd National Athletics Championship’2020 securing a total of 47 medals — 21 gold, 18 silver and 8 bronze — on the third and last day at the MA Aziz Stadium in Chattogram on Saturday. Bangladesh Army finished runners-up securing 42 medals – 14 gold, 14 silver and 14 bronze ... Read More »

First TEDx Gulshan held in city

Country’s first TEDx Gulshan was held on Saturday at convention center in the city amid inspiring talks and reflective interactions of 14 esteemed speakers that featured the intriguing theme ‘Innovation Enabling Social Change’. Read More »

Corporal punishment has no virtues

The greatest birthday present ‘teachers’ and Imams in Bangladesh can give Bangabandhu on his 100th birthday anniversary this March 17, would be to amend their ways, abolish corporal punishment in its many forms, and stop damaging his children – the future of Bangladesh… the supreme assets of the nation. Read More »

Search for rare species as 1bn Australia flames toll feared

New South Wales, AP/UNB, Jan 18 – Australia’s unprecedented wildfires season has so far charred 40,000 square miles (104,000 square kilometres) of brushland, rainforests, and national parks — killing by one estimate more than a billion wild animals. Scientists fearsome of the island continent’s unique and colourful species may not recover. For others, they are trying to throw lifelines. Read More »

Tablig Jamaat Biswa Iztema second phase begins in Tongi

Dhaka, Jan 17 – The second phase of the 55th Biswa Ijtema, the second-largest annual congregation of the Muslims, began yesterday morning on the bank of Turag River at Tongi, on the outskirts of the Dhaka city, amid tigh t security. The proceedings began after the Fazr prayers with an ‘Aam Bayan’ (general sermons) by Indian scholar Mawlana Cherag Ali ... Read More »