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Juventus seek Brescia boost as rivals Inter, Lazio go head-to-head

MILAN  (BSS/AFP) – Juventus return to their home comforts of Turin after a poor away run, hosting struggling Brescia on Sunday with top spot in Serie A at stake as title rivals Inter Milan and Lazio go head-to- head in the Stadio Olimpico. Inter moved top last weekend ahead of Juventus on goal difference after the eight-time reigning champions’ shock ... Read More »

Mushfiq, Marshal hit tons, Nayeem records second 8-wicket haul

Dhaka — The first day of the third round of ongoing Bangladesh Cricket League (BCL) saw Mushfiqur Rahim and Marshall Ayub smashing tons and off-spinner Nayeem Hasan recording the second eight-wicket haul of his career. In this round of BCL, Walton Central Zone took on BCB South Zone at Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium Academy Ground in Cox’s Bazar while ... Read More »

Zimbabwe cricket team to arrive in Dhaka Saturday

Dhaka — Zimbabwe national cricket team is scheduled to arrive in Dhaka on Saturday to play a Test, three ODIs and two T20Is. Before the main series, Zimbabwe will play a two-day practice game starting from February 18 at Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishtan (BKSP). The opponent of this game is yet to be announced by Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB). The ... Read More »

No ‘Plan B’ for Olympics; questions over Chinese presence

Tokyo (AP/UNB) — Tokyo Olympic organizers and the International Olympic Committee said Friday there is no “Plan B” for the 2020 Games, which open in just over five months and have been jolted by the outbreak of a virus in neighboring China. The coronavirus has infected almost 64,000 people globally with  almost 1,400 deaths in China, but only one in ... Read More »

US brings new charges against Chinese tech giant Huawei

The Justice Department has added new criminal charges against Chinese tech giant Huawei and several subsidiaries, accusing the company of a brazen scheme to steal trade secrets from competitors in America, federal prosecutors announced Thursday. The new indictment also alleges the company provided surveillance equipment to Iran that enabled the monitoring of protesters during 2009 anti-government demonstrations in Tehran, and ... Read More »

Tourists throng ‘Shimul Bagan’ in Sunamganj

Tourists thronged ‘Shimul Bagan’ in Tahirpur upazila to celebrate Pahela Falgun (first day of spring) and Valentine’s Day on Friday. ‘Shimul Bagan’, a garden of Shimul tree (scientific name Bombax ceiba), wore a festive look with the presence of hundreds of tourists in the area. Joynal Abedin, a tree love, planted about 3,000 Shimul trees on 2,400 acres of land ... Read More »

Pahela Falgun, Valentine’s Day celebrate

Streets in Dhaka and other big cities have taken a festive look with youths clad in red and yellow attires have started joining the celebrations of Pahela Falgun, the first day of Spring, and the Valentine’s Day. Pahela Falgun usually falls on February but this year it coincided with Valentine’s Day as Bangla Academy has revised Bangla Calendar to match ... Read More »

Transgender woman poised to make Argentine soccer history

Dozens of trophies, balls and cups sit on two worn, wooden shelves in the small home in a Buenos Aires suburb of Mara Gómez, who is poised to become the first transgender woman to play professional soccer in Argentina. Tall and athletic, Gómez looks at the mementos from her arduous journey in soccer and life, and smiles. “When I started ... Read More »

Khokon eyes Taposh’s Parliament seat

Outgoing Mayor of Dhaka South Sayeed Khokon has set his sights on winning the Awami League’s nomination to contest the by-elections to the Dhaka-10 parliamentary seat vacated by his successor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh. Khokon, whose reelection hopes ended after the ruling party opted to back Taposh in the Dhaka polls, collected the Awami League’s nomination form for the by-election ... Read More »

Love Aaj Kal: Fooled by discreet charm of juvenoia

Juvenoia is an unsubstantiated, exaggerated belief that the youth is going to the dogs. The young generation is worse than all those that preceded it and by the extension of this argument, the past seems gilded with gold. While the young people waste themselves away on videogames and TikTok, it was their grandfathers who were living their God-given lives to ... Read More »

Poet Nirmalendu Goon critically ill

Culture Desk Eminent poet Nirmalendu Goon has been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Labaid Hospital Dhaka yesterday as his health condition deteriorated. Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University of Dhaka and the President of National Poetry Council—Poet Dr. Muhammad Samad has confirmed the news of his illness. Nirmalendu Goon has been suffering from pneumonia and dyspnoea. Read More »

20 plant-forward chefs loving vegetables this Valentine’s Day

Danielle Nierenberg Valentine’s Day can be a time to celebrate all kinds of love and friendship. As many eaters around the world gear up to prepare a special meal to celebrate the holiday and share with loved ones, many are turning to some of the most innovative ingredients on the planet—plants. Ingenious chefs, from Boston to Ghana, are teaching us ... Read More »

Valentine’s Day, Pahela Falgun coincide; add new flavour

People are set to witness a more colourful and joyous day on Friday as this year both Pahela Falgun, the first day of Spring, and the Valentine’s Day will be celebrated on the weekend. The festival-loving Bangladeshi people are ready to welcome and celebrate the day with great joy and love in a colourful manner. Falgun is the eleventh month ... Read More »

Manufacture of Passive Core Flooding System for Rooppur NPP

Manufacture of the first body parts of hydro accumulators for passive core flooding system intended for Unit 2 of Rooppur NPP in Bangladesh has been completed. Petrozavodsk Branch of “AEM-Technology” (concern of Atomenergomash, the machine-building division of Russia’s State Corporation Rosatom) is manufacturing the system. The passive core flooding system is a crucial element of the NPP's safety system designed ... Read More »

পশ্চিমা নোংরা সংস্কৃতি যুবসমাজকে গ্রাস করে ফেলেছে -পীর সাহেব চরমোনাই

ইসলামী আন্দোলন বাংলাদেশ-এর আমীর মুফতী সৈয়দ মুহাম্মদ রেজাউল করীম পীর সাহেব চরমোনাই বলেছেন, মানুষের নৈতিকতা ও মানবিক মূল্যবোধ চরম বিপর্যয়ের মুখে। রাষ্ট্রীয়ভাবে ইসলাম প্রতিষ্ঠিত না থাকলে দেশের সার্বিক পরিস্থিতি যে কোন পর্যায়ে জাতিকে নিয়ে যায়, তা বলা বাহুল্য। নৈতিকতা বিবর্জিত শিক্ষা ব্যবস্থা জাতিকে বেহায়া ও নির্লজ্জ করে তুলছে। পারিবারিক বন্ধন ভেঙ্গে যাচ্ছে। পরকীয়া মারাত্মক আকার ধারণ করছে। আর এসবই হচ্ছে ... Read More »

IBBL Dhaka North & Sylhet Zone holds Agent Banking Conference

Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited, Dhaka North and Sylhet Zones organized Business Development Conference of Agent Banking and workshop on Prevention of Money Laundering and Combating Financing of Terrorism on 13 February 2020, Thursday at a local Convention Hall in Dhaka. Md. Mahbub ul Alam, Managing Director & CEO of the Bank addressed the function. Anwarul Islam, General Manager of Financial ... Read More »