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Faf du Plessis quits as South Africa cricket captain

Faf du Plessis stepped down as captain of South Africa’s test team on Monday ahead of an expected retirement from international cricket later this year. Du Plessis quit as test and Twenty20 captain. He had already recently been replaced as one-day captain by Quinton de Kock. De Kock, a wicketkeeper-batsman, is the front-runner to also replace du Plessis as captain ... Read More »

BPL Football: Saif SC beat Mohammedan 1-0

Dhaka – Saif Sporting Club managed a hard-fought 1-0 goal victory over Dhaka Mohammedan SC in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football at Rafique Uddin Bhuiyan Stadium in Mymensingh on Monday. After a barren first half, Yeasin Arafat scored the match-winning goal for Saif SC in the 56th minute by a spectacular header, off a free kick of Kyrgz ... Read More »

Tarafder decides not to vie for president post

Dhaka – In a surprise move, renowned sports organiser Tarafder M Ruhul Amin has decided not to compete for the hot seat of president of Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF)., “I won’t vie for the BFF president post in the upcoming Bangladesh Football Federation election in April for the sake of football,” he said while addressing a press conference at his ... Read More »

BCL: East Zone, South Zone advance to final after nail-biting finish

Dhaka — Islami Bank East Zone and BCB South Zone advanced to the final of the Bangladesh Cricket League (BCL), the country’s first class cricket, after nail-biting finishes in the 3rd round of the event in Cox’s Bazar on Monday. East Zone ended the league-phase with highest points beating BCB North Zone by eight wickets, riding on a back-to-back centuries ... Read More »

A meeting of the Board of Directors of IBBL was held

A meeting of the Board of Directors of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited was held on 17 February 2020, Monday at Islami Bank Tower. Presided over by Professor Md. Nazmul Hassan, Ph.D, Chairman of the bank, the meeting was attended by Yousif Abdullah Al-Rajhi and Md. Shahabuddin, Vice Chairmen, Dr. Arif Suleman, foreign director and representative of Islamic Development Bank, other ... Read More »

Mobile radiation not harmful to health, environment: BTRC

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) says the level of radiation emitted by mobile phone towers is not harmful for human health risks and the environment. “The standard permissible amount of radiation exposure from mobile network tower is below the level of international standards and BTRC guidelines. So, there’s no reason to get scared,” Brig Gen Md Shahidul Alam, Director ... Read More »

BB Hockey: Navy to play Army in final on Thursday

Dhaka – Bangladesh Navy beat Bangladesh Army by 3-2 goals in the last league match of the Bangabandhu Shaheed Smriti Hockey Tournament at the Maulana Bhashani National Stadium here on Monday. After the match, Bangladesh Nary smartly qualified for the final with all-win record securing full nine points from straight three matches while Bangladesh Army also managed a seat for ... Read More »

Fridays for Keynesianism

Peter Bofinger Keynes recognised the key role of the financial system in modern capitalist economies and Peter Bofinger argues the 2008 crisis must bring the demise of neoclassical economics—which still doesn’t. Read More »

Brexit: The British Government starts to recognise reality

Brendan Donnelly Michael Gove’s acknowledgement that trade between the UK and the EU after 1st January 2021 will be far from frictionless is a watershed in the Brexit process. The claim that Brexit would not significantly impinge upon British trade with the European Union was central to the 2016 Leave campaign. So central indeed that government ministers spent the three ... Read More »

One dies in N’ganj fire

Narayanganj Correspondent A sexagenarian woman, who sustained burn injuries with seven other family members at a house in Narayanganj early Sunday, died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH). Read More »

Film producer AKM Jahangir Khan no more

Culture Desk Veteran film producer AKM Jahangir Khan passed away on  Saturday. He was 81. He has been suffering from aging-associated diseases since October last year and succumbed to his illness while undergoing treatment at United Hospital Limited in Gulshan. Read More »

Chinese man admitted to Rangpur hospital with fever

Dhaka, February 16 – A Chinese national, suspected to be suffering from coronavirus, was admitted at the isolation unit of the Rangpur Medical College Hospital (RMCH) on Sunday. On the other hand, a Bangladeshi expatriate was referred to Dhaka from Tangail General Hospital after arriving from Singapore, though doctors in Tangail didn’t find any trace of coronavirus in his body. Read More »