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Ottis Gibson replaces Charl Langeveldt as BD bowling coach

Dhaka — Former West Indies fast bowler Ottis Gibson has been appointed Bangladesh national team bowling coach for two years. He replaces South African Charl Langeveldt who was released by Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) in December 2019 to serve as coach of South Africa. Gibson had appeared for the West Indies in Tests and ODIs and had an accomplished First-class ... Read More »

Coco Gauff sets up Osaka showdown in Australia; Serena wins

Melbourne, Australia (AP/UNB) — Plenty was going badly for Coco Gauff in the second round of the Australian Open. The double-faults kept coming Wednesday, nine in all. The deficits, too: First, she dropped the opening set against 74th-ranked Sorana Cirstea. Then, after forcing a third, Gauff fell behind by a break, ceding 14 of 16 points with a series of ... Read More »

Bangladesh meet Burundi in semifinal Thursday eying victory

Dhaka – Hosts Bangladesh will face upper-ranked Burundi in the tough 2nd semifinal of the six-team Bangabandhu International Gold Cup on Thursday eyeing a win. The match will kick off at 5pm at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here. The hosts reached the semifinals as the Group A runners-up with one win and one defeat. They started their campaign conceding 0-2 goals ... Read More »

Shakib wishes Bangladesh team a safe, successful series PK

Dhaka — Former Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan, who has been serving a two-year-long ban imposed by ICC, wished Bangladesh national team a safe and successful tour in Pakistan. The southpaw signed an agreement with Lifebuoy at the Daily Star premises on Wednesday. During the event, he talked to the media and wished Bangladesh team a successful series. “I wish ... Read More »

Palestine edge past Seychelles to reach final

Dhaka – A late-strike from forward Layth Kharoub helped Palestine edge past lowly East African nation Seychelles 1-0 in the first semifinal match of the Bangabandhu International Gold Cup Football Tournament at the Bangabandhu National Stadium (BNS) here on Wednesday. Forward Kharoub luckily netted the match-winner with a right-footer shot inside the box from a pass by midfielder Mahmoud Abuwarda ... Read More »

Belt and Road Initiative: The Bridge that Spans the World

By Peter Koenig The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), also called the New Silk Road, is based on a 2,100-year-old trade route between the Middle East and Eastern Asia, called the Silk Road. It wound its ways across the huge landmass Eurasia to the most eastern parts of China. It favoured trading, based on the Taoist philosophy of harmony and ... Read More »

Why the Coronavirus should worry us all

By Ifeanyi Nsofor Reprint ABUJA, Jan 21 2020 (IPS) – The coronavirus outbreak — which began in Wuhan, China, and causes a pneumonia-like illness — is raging across Asia, infecting close to 300 people and killing four. It was initially known to be transmitted from animals to humans and was just confirmed to be transmitted from human to human. Read More »

Ending bullying and humiliation over Menstruation

By Mantoe Phakathi MBABANE , Jan 21 2020 (IPS) – When 14-year-old Nomcebo Mkhaliphi first noticed the blood discharged from her vagina, she was shocked. Confused, she turned to her older sisters for advice. “My sisters told me that they were experiencing the same every month and that they used fabric, toilet paper and newspapers as sanitary wear,” recalls the ... Read More »

ACC grills Mayor Sayed Khokan’s APS Sheikh Quddus

Dhaka, Jan 21 – The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) yesterday grilled Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sayed Khokon’s Assistant Personal Secretary (APS) Sheikh Kuddus and personal assistant (PA) of 11th Jatiya Sangsad Whip Shamsul Huq Chowdhury, Ezaz Chowdhury over amassing illegal money through casino business and some other issues. Read More »

HC makes Ibrahim Khaled director, chairman of ILFSL

Dhaka, Jan 21- To Protect the greater interest of the common shareholders and the depositors of the corporate sector of the country, the High Court has appointed Ibrahim Khaled, former deputy governor of the Bangladesh Bank, as an independent director and chairman of the International Leasing and Financial Services Limited (ILFSL). Read More »

খুন-খারাবী মদ-জুয়া ঘোরতর আকার ধারণ করছে, পীর সাহেব চরমোনাই

ইসলামী আন্দোলন বাংলাদেশের আমীর মুফতী সৈয়দ মুহাম্মদ রেজাউল করীম পীর সাহেব চরমোনাই বলেছেন, হাল জামানা আইয়্যামে জাহেলিয়াতকেও হার মানিয়েছে। খুন-খারাবী, সুদ-ঘুষ, মদ জুয়া মারাত্মক আকার ধারণ করেছে। নারী হত্যা-ধর্ষন, শিশু ধর্ষন সীমাহীন আকার ধারণ করেছে। নৈতিক অবক্ষয় মারাত্মক আকার রূপ নিয়েছে। ফলে পরকীয়া, বিয়ে বিচ্ছেদ অহরহ হচ্ছে। Read More »

A model ecosystem story: Anglers can predict fish stock

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Have I got a fish story for you. Any angler beginning a yarn like that usually ends up spinning a tall tale, an exaggeration or bald-faced lie. Michigan State University researchers, however, have demonstrated that anglers can produce accurate and complex environmental models similar to those of trained scientists. Read More »