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Women’s Football League begins on Saturday

Dhaka – After a break of about seven years, the Women’s Football League, organized by women’s wing of Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF), will begin on Saturday (February 22) at Bir Sherestha Shaheed Shipahi Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur. Bashundhara Kings will play Begum Anwara Sporting Club in the opening match Saturday afternoon. The league deferred for the 3rd times for ... Read More »

National football coach Jamie Day to arrive on Thursday

Dhaka – The British coach of Bangladesh national football team Jamie Day will arrive Dhaka on Thursday afternoon after spending two weeks in United Kingdom (UK) with family and for visa purpose. Jamie Day will enjoy the performance of local footballers in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football. Talking to the local reporters over phone from UK, Jamie said ... Read More »

I want to play at least 50-75 Tests for BD : Abu Jayed

Dhaka — Right-arm national pacer Abu Jayed on Wednesday said that he wants to represent Bangladesh in at least 50 to 75 Tests. Abu Jayed represented Tigers in eight Tests so far and bagged 20 wickets with the best figures of four for 59. The Sylhet-born pacer became the main bowler of Bangladesh in Test cricket over the last few ... Read More »

BB Shaheed Smriti Hockey final on Thursday

Dhaka – The final match of the Bangabandhu Shaheed Smriti Hockey Tournament 2020 will be held at the Maulana Bhashani National Stadium here on Thursday morning. Bangladesh Navy will play Bangladesh Army in the final match that will begin at 11 am. Hockey Federation’s media partner ATN Bangla will telecast the final match live on Television.Executive Director of the meet’s ... Read More »

10-km run in Dhaka

Dhak – Bangladesh is set to get its first certified distance race next month, in the form of the ‘CCCL RUNBANGLA International 10K’ AIMS, the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races, is pleased to welcome Bangladesh as a new country to its family of elite world races from 125 countries and territories. In joining AIMS, the ‘CCCL RUNBANGLA International ... Read More »

BTRC rejectes Tk100cr offer, says GP

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has rejected an offer made by private mobile operator Grameenphone (GP) to deposit Tk 100 crore dues. GP’s Head of Regulatory Affairs Hossain Sadat disclosed the information at a press conference at Sonargaon Hotel on April 2. He said they will carry on their dialogue with the telecom regulator. On November 24, the Appellate Division ... Read More »

Financialization increases inequality

Kuala Lumpur/Penang, Feb (IPS/Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Michael Lim Mah Hui) — Financialization has worsened inequality through various channels, including macroeconomic policies. For example, quantitative easing and low, if not negative interest rates have fuelled credit and asset price bubbles, while fiscal spending cuts have adversely affected those depending on government assistance. Read More »

Dhaka Wasa’s tariff-hike proposal irrational: TIB

Dhaka, Feb 19 – Wasa proposes to increase the price of water from Tk 11.57 to Tk 20 per unit at the residential level and from Tk 37.04 to Tk 65 at the commercial level (overall upto 80 percent), which is totally unreasonable and unacceptable. This proposal contradicts the provision of price increases of upto 5 percent annually under the ... Read More »

Biodiversity & Agriculture: Nature’s Matrix & Conservation

By Angus Wright, Ivette Perfecto and John Vandermeer OAKLAND, California, Feb 18 2020 (IPS) – When we were children, a long auto trip would require a stop every hour or so to clean the windshield of the insects that had been intercepted. Today’s windshields are spared this indignity—a convenience for motorists but a terrifying signpost of danger for the well ... Read More »

How Norway fuelled the electric vehicle revolution

Electric vehicles could be integral to the world improving its environmental performance. GlobalData’s power technology writer, JP Casey says: “Thanks to improvements in operational efficiency and reductions in the production of harmful pollutants compared to combustion engine-powered vehicles, hope has grown that replacing existing car models with newer, electric equivalents could lead to positive change in the world’s pollution levels. Read More »

Science Olympiad by ROSATOM from February 22

To promote and popularize science education in Bangladesh, the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom organizes a Science Olympiad titled ‘Precise Energy’ for the universities of Rajshahi Division, that hosts the first-ever nuclear power plant of the country. The Olympiad will be held in two stages. Read More »