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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 »

‘Vaccine for novel coronavirus may be ready in 3 months

U.S. health scientists said in an essay Thursday that a candidate vaccine for the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) could be ready for early-stage human testing in three months. In an essay published on the U.S. medical journal JAMA, Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Catharine Paules, an assistant professor of infectious diseases at ... Read More »

Shana wins KOOL-BSPA Best Player of the Year award

Dhaka – Bangladesh’s premier Archer Mohammed Ruman Shana clinched the KOOL-BSPA Best Player of the Year’2019 award as he was selected the best sportsman of the year in 2019 for winning three gold medals in 13th South Asian Games in Nepal in December and for securing a spot for the Tokyo Olympics’2020 from the World Archery Championship in the Netherlands ... Read More »

Mooy completes permanent move to Brighton

London (AP/UNB) — Australia midfielder Aaron Mooy completed a permanent transfer to Brighton from second-tier team Huddersfield on Friday after impressing during a loan spell this season. Mooy has played 17 games for Brighton, scoring two goals, after leaving Huddersfield following its relegation from the Premier League last season. “His understandable preference is to play in the Premier League, and ... Read More »

Iyer guides India to 6-wicket win in 1st T20 vs New Zealand

Auckland (AP/UNB) — Shreyas Iyer emerged as a new star of Indian cricket Friday when his calm, unbeaten half-century clinched a six-wicket win for his team over New Zealand in a high-scoring Twenty20 international. K.L. Rahul (56) and Virat Kohli (45) shared a 99-run partnership for the second wicket, setting the foundation for India’s chase to New Zealand’s formidable 203-5. ... Read More »

Chennai chess tournament: GM Zia earns six points after 9th round

Dhaka – Bangladeshi Grand Master (GM) Ziaur Rahman earned 6 points after 9th round games of the 12th Chennai Open International Grandmasters Chess Tournament in the Indian city Chennai on Friday. Other Bangladeshi Chess players Tahsin Tajwar Zia and Md Jishan Rahman Maleq earned 4.5 and 3.4 points respectively, said Bangladesh Chess Federation (BCF) in a press release. In 9th ... Read More »