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Ansar & VDP clinch National Women’s Handball title

Dhaka – Bangladesh Ansar & VDP clinched the Bangabandhu 30th National Women’s Handball title beating BJMC by 33-25 goals in the final at the Shaheed (Captain) M Mansur Ali National Handball Stadium here on Tuesday. The winners led the first half by 16-11 goals. Khadiza scored eleven goals for the champions while Shilpli Akhter netted eight goals for the runners ... Read More »

Palestine to play Seychelles in first semifinal on Wednesday

Dhaka – Defending champions Palestine will play lowly Seychelles in the first semifinal of the six-team Bangabandhu International Gold Cup Football Tournament on Wednesday. The match will kick-off at 5 pm at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here. Hosts Bangladesh will play Burundi in the 2nd semifinal on Thursday at the same time and same venue. Palestine emerged Group A champions ... Read More »

U-19 World Cup: Bangladesh earn 2nd victory beating Scotland

Dhaka — Bangladesh registered their 2nd consecutive victory in the ongoing ICC Under-19 World Cup in South Africa beating Scotland by seven wickets with 200 balls to spare on Tuesday featuring the first hat-trick of the event by left-arm spinner Rakibul Hasan. With the win, Bangladesh came close to making it to the quarterfinals from the group. In the day’s ... Read More »

Sherpur Police emerge champions in Mymensingh Range Cricket

Sherpur  – Hosts Sherpur District Police team emerged champions in the Mymensingh Range T20 Cricket Tournament of Bangladesh Police beating Netrakona District Police team by eight wickets in the final at the local Police Lines ground on Tuesday. Favoured by coin, Netrakona team batted first and scored 56 runs for the loss of three wickets in a curtailed six-over a-side ... Read More »

GM Ziaur Rahman, Tajwar Zia earn three points each

Dhaka – Bangladeshi Grand Master (GM) Ziaur Rahman and Tahsin Tajwar Zia earned three points each after the 5th round matches of the 12th Chennai Open International Grandmasters Chess Tournament in the Indian city Chennai on Tuesday. M Jishan Rahman Maleq earned 1.5 points after the day’s 5th round. In the day’s 5th round matches, GM Zia beat Abhinav Chakrapani ... Read More »

18th Dhaka Int’l Film Festival ends

Culture Desk Iranian director Reza Mirkarimi’s feature film ‘Castle of Dreams’ won the Best Film Award in the Asian Film Competition segment at the 18th Dhaka International Film Festival, which ended on Sunday at the Main Auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum. Read More »

BD peacekeepers earn reputation by protecting Congo

Torching of houses and killing of people in broad daylight are the everyday affairs there. Even 20 years into the launch of the UN Peacekeeping Mission, the area is still known as a battlefield. Bangladesh peacekeepers have to patrol this most dangerous area in Blukua of the Djugu territory to save people’s lives. Read More »

Try to get over confidence crisis: Mahbub to EC

Dhaka, Jan 20 – Mentioning that the activities of executive magistrates against the violations of the electoral code of conduct in the upcoming polls to the two Dhaka city corporations are not visible, Election Commissioner Mahbub Talukder has urged the CEC to take steps in this regard. Read More »

Population: Pro-Growth Demographic Dogma

By Joseph Chamie NEW YORK, Jan 20 2020 (IPS) – Whenever the issue of population comes up, pro-growth demographic dogma invariably dominates. Governments, political parties, businesses, the media and many others typically praise population growth and lament population slowdown, stabilization or decline. The demographic dogma basically advocates maintaining robust population growth and a larger and youthful population. Read More »

From Digital Diplomacy to Data Diplomacy

By Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, Jan 20 2020 (IPS) – The digital revolution arrived late at the heart of ministries of foreign affairs across the Western world. Ministries latched on to social media around the time of Tahrir Square and Iran’s 2009 Green Revolution, beguiled by a vision of the technology engendering a networked evolution toward more liberal societies. Read More »

নতুন ওয়ার্ডসমূহে একশ দিনের মধ্যে নাগরিক সুবিধা নিশ্চিত হবে

ঢাকা উত্তর সিটি কর্পোরেশন নির্বাচনে ইসলামী আন্দোলন বাংলাদেশের মেয়রপ্রার্থী অধ্যক্ষ হাফেজ মাওলানা শেখ ফজলে বারী মাসউদ বলেন, সিটি করপোরেশনে যুক্ত হওয়া নতুন ওয়ার্ডগুলোর জনগণ নূন্যতম নাগরিক সুবিধা হতে বঞ্চিত। মশকনিধনের কোন ব্যবস্থা নেই। ৮০ শতাংশ এলাকায় ড্রেনেজ ব্যবস্থা নেই। বেশিরভাগ সড়ক কাঁচা ও সরু। গ্যাস ও পানি সংকটে এলাকাবাসী জর্জরিত। এসকল এলাকাকে গ্রামীণ কোন জনপদ বলে মনে হয়। অথচ এখানকার ... Read More »

Mymensingh Zone holds Get-Together

Mymensingh Zone of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited and Islami Bank Officer Kallyan Samity organized a ‘Get-together & Picnic’ at a local park in Jamalpur on Friday, 17 January 2020. Md. Mahbub ul Alam, Managing Director & CEO of the Bank attended the program as chief guest. Md. Mozaffar Hossain, MP, Jamalpur-5 was present as special guests. Md. Abdul Jabbar and ... Read More »

Tahsin Tajwar Zia earns 3 points from four matches

Dhaka  – Bangladesh’s Tahsin Tajwar Zia earned 3 points after 4th round matches of the ongoing 12th Chennai Open International Grandmasters Chess Tournament’2020 at Indian city Chennai on Monday. Among other Bangladeshi participants, GM Ziaur Rahman earned 2 points and Md Jishan Rahman Maleq earned 1.5 points. In the 4th round matches, Tahsin and Maleq beat India’s Bipin Raj and ... Read More »

Tight security will not affect our game: Shanto

Dhaka — Top-order batsman Najmul Hossain Shanto on Monday said tight security will not affect the performance of Bangladesh cricket team during Pakistan tour. Making a comeback in the national team after a good performance in Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), Shanto told the media at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium during the day’s practice session. Tigers conducted a four-day practice ... Read More »

Walton School Chess Tournament to begin on Jan 25

Dhaka – The Walton School FIDE Rapid Rating Chess Tournament’2020, organized by Bangladesh Chess Federation (BCF) and sponsored by Walton Group, will begin on January 25 at the Chess Federation Hall-Room in NSC old building here. The day-long tournament is open only for school students and it will be held on eight-round follow Swiss-League system, said the BCF in a ... Read More »

Fed Cup TT: Soma, Mahi reach women’s singles final

Dhaka – Sonam Sultana Soma of Abahani Limited and Nowrin Sultana Mahi of Bangladesh Army moved into the women’s singles final of the Federation Cup (Ranking)  Table Tennis Tournament eliminating their rivals in the semis at the Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Indoor Stadium here on Monday. Soma beat her compatriot Sadia Rahman Mou by 4-2 sets while Mahi defeated her compatriot ... Read More »

Seven-team Women’s Football League begins on January 31

Dhaka – The 3rd edition of the seven-team Women’s Football League will begin on January 31 at the Bir Shrestho Shaheed Shipahi Mohammad Mustafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur after a break of seven years. Seven participating teams are — Bashundhara Kings, Anwara Sporting Club, Nasrin Sporting Club, Kacharipara Ekadash, FC Uttarbanga, Comilla United, Shopnochura & Akkelpur Football Academy. The BFF ... Read More »