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BPL Football begins on February 13

Dhaka – The 13-team Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football 2019-20, organised by Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) will begin on February 13. The decision was taken in a meeting of the BFF Professional Football League Committee (PFLC) at their Board Room on Wednesday with committee chairman Abdus Salam Murshedy, MP in the chair. Earlier, the 13th version of the country’s top ... Read More »

No objection to tour Pakistan for Test series, says BCB President

Dhaka – Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan Papon said the security arrangement of Pakistan during the T20 International series was satisfactory and Bangladesh have no objection to tour Pakistan for the Test series. Bangladesh team backed home after the three-match T20 series on January 27 midnight. After returning home from Pakistan BCB Boss met the press Wednesday evening ... Read More »

Bangladesh squad for ICC Women’s T20 World Cup announced

Dhaka – The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Wednesday announced a 15-member final squad for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup’ 2020. The competition will be held in Australia from February 21 to March 8. Salma Khatun will lead the Bangladesh team in the T20 World Cup while Rumana Ahmed was made her deputy. Bangladesh, which was placed in the ... Read More »

Tarafder Ruhul Amin exchanges views with BSJA

Dhaka – Tarafder Mohammad Ruhul Amin, one of the prominent football organisers and owner of premier football league club Saif Sports Club, visited the office of Bangladesh Sports Journalists’ Association ( BSJA) on Thursday noon. During the visit, he exchanged views with the BSJA members and senior sports journalists. Speaking on the occasion, Ruhul Amin criticised the Bangladesh Football Federation ... Read More »

‘The Lalon Music Conference’ to start from March 4

Culture Desk Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was an ardent devotee of the great bards– Lalon, Rabindra and Nazrul. As Lalon has said, “Man will be a golden man if he surrenders himself to a wise one” Bangabandhu declared in newly independent homeland, “I need a golden man to build Bangladesh as an ornate land”. Since Bangabandhu was a devotee of ... Read More »

Nature losses threaten emerging economies

Jan 24 2020 (IPS) – More than half of worldwide GDP is moderately or highly dependent on nature, putting biodiversity loss among the top five risks to the global economy, according to a report presented at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. Read More »

ধর্মান্তরিত ১২ সদস্যের পরিবারটিকে ভারতে ফেরত পাঠানোর নেপথ্যে

বিবিসি বাংলা, ঢাকা বিতর্কিত ধর্মীয় বক্তা মিজানুর রহমান আজহারীর ওয়াজ মাহফিলে যে পরিবারটির ধর্মান্তকরণ নিয়ে বিতর্ক চলছে, তাদের সবাইকে ভারতে ফেরত পাঠানো হয়েছে। গত ২৪শে জানুয়ারী লক্ষীপুরের রামগঞ্জ উপজেলার পানপাড়া গ্রামে এই ঘটনা ঘটেছিল। সেখানে একই পরিবারের মোট ১২ জন সদস্য এক সঙ্গে ইসলামে দীক্ষা নেয়ার পর এ নিয়ে ব্যাপক আলোচনা শুরু হয়। আলোচিত এই পরিবারটি এসেছিল ভারত থেকে। সেখানে ... Read More »

Fire suddenly makes wedding carnival end up in wailing

Dhaka, Jan 28 – The house that was abuzz with wedding festivities just a few hours back has fallen into the silence of death. Subhas Ray used to live on the 1st floor, just above a shoe store he owned on the ground floor of a two-storey building. On January 22, the marriage ceremony of his daughter Pinki took place ... Read More »

‘Adrisho Deyal’ book cover unveiled

Mymensingh, Jan 28 – The second novel ‘Adrisho Deyal’ written by Ahmed Shimu, joint secretary of Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) Women’s’ Association is coming to this year Amar Ekushey Book Fair. Last year, her two books were published named ‘Sporshito Anuvuti’ and ‘Shesh Pristha’ from Aditya Anik publication. The book cover was unveiled at a press conference held at Bangladesh ... Read More »

Bangladesh: Rohingya children get access to education

The Bangladesh government has announced it will offer schooling and skills training opportunities to Rohingya refugee children, two and a half years after they were forced to flee crimes against humanity in Myanmar. Amnesty International and other human rights organizations have been campaigning for the nearly half a million Rohingya children in Bangladesh’s refugee camps to be allowed to enjoy ... Read More »

Similar, but different nonetheless

Sudhirendar Sharma In their quest to create an identity distinct from India, Islamic identity has only proved regressive for a vibrant plural society. For the people of any country engagement with their lived reality plays a significant role in renegotiating an identity that is distinct from the political identity thrust upon them by the nation-state. Such an identity describes the ... Read More »

US envoy visits Sundarbans to promote wildlife, conservation

US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl Miller, accompanied by USAID Mission Director Derrick Brown, has visited the Sundarbans to support the growing partnership between the United States and Bangladesh. Ahead of World Wetlands Day that falls on February 2, his visit to the world’s largest mangrove forest from January 26-28 highlighted the importance of conserving the Sundarbans and its wildlife. Healthy ... Read More »

IBBL Rajshahi Zone holds Clients’ Get-together

Rajshahi Zone of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited organized Clients’ Get-together at Parjatan Motel, Rajshahi on 26 January 2020. Mohammed Monirul Moula, Additional Managing Director of the Bank addressed the program as chief guest. Md. Omar Faruk Khan, Deputy Managing Director of the bank addressed the program as special guest. Md. Kawsar-ul-Alam, Senior Executive Vice President presided over the program while ... Read More »

Former Premier League stars headline wildfire recovery match

Sydney (AP/UNB) — Former Premier League stars Didier Drogba, Dwight Yorke and Park Ji-Sung are among an initial group of international footballers confirmed for an exhibition match in Sydney in May to aid in the country’s recovery from devastating wildfires. The first release of players for the ‘Football for Fires’ match, which will be played at Sydney’s Olympic Stadium on ... Read More »

Ruman Shana promoted to Lance Naik

Dhaka – Bangladesh’s celebrated archer Ruman Shana has been promoted to the post of Lance Naik of Bangladesh Ansar & VDP. Director General of Ansar & VDP Major General Kazi Sharif Kaikobad adorned badges to Shana, recognising his achievements in Archery on Tuesday at the headquarters Ansar & VDP in Khilgaon area. Besides, Vice President of Bnagladesh Olympic Association  and ... Read More »

Holders Titas Club to play PDB in final on Wednesday

Dhaka -Reigning Champions Titas Club will play Power Development Board (PDB) in the final of Bangabandhu Popular Life Insurance Premier Division Volleyball League on Wednesday. The match will kick-off at 3:30pm at the Shaheed Nur Hossain National Volleyball Stadium here. In the third place-deciding match, Bangladesh Ansar & VDP will play Police SC also on Wednesday at 1:30pm at the ... Read More »

Imrul, Shadman uncertain in first Test against Pakistan

Dhaka — Bangladeshi southpaw opening batsmen Imrul Kayes and Shadman Islam are uncertain about playing in the first Test of the two-match series against Pakistan starting on February 7 in Rawalpindi. Imrul is yet to recover from the hamstring injury sustained during the Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) while Shadman has been suffering from a wrist injury. The medical team ... Read More »

BB National Football: Shariatpur beat Dhaka 1-0

Dhaka- Shariatpur District beat Dhaka District by 1-0 goal in a Padma Zone match of Bangabandhu National Football Championship at the Kamalpur Stadium here on Tuesday. In the day’s anther Padma Zone match, hosts Cumilla defeated Munshiganj by 3-0 goals at the Shaheed Dhirendranath Stadium. In the day’s other match, Bangladesh Navy beat Bangladesh Air Force by 2-1 goals at ... Read More »