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Australian Open Glance: Barty sees opposition disappear

Ash Barty was on and off the court quickly in her third-round match, a straight-sets win that left her most of the rest of the day to do whatever she pleased. If she chose to watch any tennis on TV, it would have been interesting viewing. Serena Williams and Australian Open defending champion Naomi Osaka were both beaten in her ... Read More »

Stokes sorry for swearing at fan, says he reacted to abuse

Star England allrounder Ben Stokes has apologized for swearing at a cricket fan while leaving the field after being dismissed on the opening day of the series-deciding final test against South Africa on Friday. Stokes said he was subjected to “repeated abuse from the crowd” when he was walking off but “I should not have reacted in that way.” Stokes ... Read More »

Pakistan seal T20I series with one match to play

Dhaka — Another poor batting and bowling show handed Bangladesh a nine-wicket defeat in the 2nd game of the three-match T20I series against Pakistan at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Saturday. With this win, Pakistan sealed the series with one match to play on January 27 at the same venue. Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bat first ... Read More »

Palestine rout Burundi 3-1 to retain Bangabandhu Gold Cup

Dhaka – Palestine retained the Bangabandhu Gold Cup title beating Burundi by 3-1 goals in the final of the 6th edition of the meet at Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Saturday. Forward Khaled Salem, captain-cum-midfielder Sameh Maraaba and forward Layth Kharoub scored one goal each for the champions while defender Ndikumana Asman scored the lone goal for Burundi. The West ... Read More »

Chittagong Municipal High School clinch 10-1 goals win against Sonapur High School in opener

Dhaka – Chittagong Municipal Model High School beat Sonapur High School of Feni by 10-1 goals in the opening match of Bangabandhu National School Hockey Tournament’2020 at the MA Aziz Stadium in Chattogram on Saturday. Chattogram City Corporation (CCC) Mayor AJM Nasir Uddin inaugurated the meet as chief guest. Besides, Vice Presidents of Bangladesh Hockey Federation Dr Mahfuzur Rahman, Abdur ... Read More »

Alarming crisis: 258 million kids not in schools: UN

UN, AP/UNB, Jan 25 -The U.N. deputy chief said Friday there is an “alarming” crisis in education, pointing to the 258 million children under the age of 17 who are not going to school — and only 49 percent completing secondary education. In addition, about 770 million adults are illiterate, most of them women, Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told the ... Read More »

UN Report: Rising inequality affects more than 70% of Globe

NEW YORK, Jan 21 2020 (IPS) – Inequality is growing for more than 70 per cent of the global population, exacerbating the risks of divisions and hampering economic and social development. But the rise is far from inevitable and can be tackled at a national and international level, says a flagship study released by the UN on Tuesday. Read More »

10 chosen for Bangla Academy Literary Award

Ten personalities have been chosen for the Bangla Academy Sahitya Puroshkar (Bangla Academy Literary Award) 2019. Bangla Academy Director General Habibullah Siraji announced the names at a press conference at the academy’s Poet Shamsur Rahman Auditorium on Thursday. The award recipients are former Home Minister Rafiqul Islam (Literature on Liberation War), Makid Haider (Poetry), Wasi Ahmed (Literature), Swarochish Sarkar (Essay/Research), ... Read More »