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Akmal suspended for violating PCB’s anti-corruption code

Islamabad  (AP/UNB) — The Pakistan Cricket Board has suspended batsman Umar Akmal under its anti-corruption code hours before the start of its premier domestic Twenty20 event in Karachi on Thursday. The PCB did not reveal the exact nature of Akmal’s offense, but said in a statement that “the batsman cannot take part in any cricket-related activity pending the investigation being ... Read More »

Women’s T20 World Cup: Bangladesh beat Pakistan in warm-up game

Dhaka — In the last warm-up game of Women’s T20 World Cup before the main event, Bangladesh Women’s beat their Pakistani counterparts by five runs at Allan Border Field, Brisbane on Thursday. Jahanara Alam and Khadijatul Kubra took four and three wickets respectively to ensure the confidence-boosting win before the main event. Despite this win in the warm-up game, Bangladesh’s ... Read More »

BPL Football: Holders Kings drops point with Police FC in 1-1 affairs

Dhak  -Defending champions Bashundhara Kings dropped points in their very 2nd match of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football after making 1-1 draw with newcomers Police FC at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Thursday. After the day’s debacle, big budgeted Bashundhara Kings have secured four points from two matches while Police FC opened their account first in the country’s ... Read More »

‘We are stronger than before’, says Sikandar Raza

Dhaka — Ahead of the one-off Test against Bangladesh that is scheduled to begin on February 22, Zimbabwean all-rounder Sikandar Raza on Thursday said that they are stronger than before as a Test team. Before the Saturday’s Test, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe locked horns in 16 Tests. Bangladesh won six and Zimbabwe won seven while the other three matches ended in ... Read More »

BB Hockey: Bangladesh Navy emerge unbeaten champions

Dhaka – Bangladesh Navy emerged unbeaten champions in the Bangabandu Shaheed Smriti Hockey Tournament’2020 beating Bangladesh Army by 6-3 goals in the final match at the Maulana Bhashani National Stadium here on Thursday. Ashraful Islam struck two, Mahbub Hossain, Rasel Mahmud Jimi, Moinul Islam Kaushik and Abeduddin scored one goal each for the sailors’ team while Manoj Babu, Milan Hossain ... Read More »

Badal Roy likely to vie for BFF president post

Dhaka – Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) Vice-president Badal Roy has announced that he might vie for the BFF president post if there is no other candidate against present president Kazi Mohammad Salahuddin. “I got a new lease of life (recovering from stroke). The Prime Minister gave me new life. I consider it my 2nd life. As long as I live ... Read More »

Language Martyrs Day on Friday

The nation is set to observe ‘Amar Ekushey’, the Language Martyrs Day (Shaheed Day) and the International Mother Language Day on Friday, marking the supreme of sacrifice of the language heroes for upholding the right to speak mother tongue Bangla. Read More »

খালেদা জিয়ার মুক্তির চেষ্টায় বিএনপি কেন নাজুক অবস্থানে

বাংলাদেশে বিরোধীদল বিএনপির সূত্রগুলো স্বীকার করছে যে তাদের নেত্রী এবং সাবেক প্রধানমন্ত্রী খালেদা জিয়ার কারামুক্তির দাবি নিয়ে দলটি এক নাজুক পরিস্থিতিতে পড়েছে। Read More »

Small forest patches act as islands and corridors of biodiversity

by Sahana Ghosh on 19 February 2020 • Identification of smaller forest pockets that still hold high levels of biodiversity is essential for conservation. • Connecting smaller protected forests to larger ones can ensure movement of animals so that there is an exchange of genetic material, which will ensure long term sustainability of the populations. • Fragmented non-protected forest patches, ... Read More »

HC to hear Khaleda’s bail hearing for treatment abroad on Sunday

Dhaka, Feb 19 – The High Court yesterday fixed February 23 for holding a hearing on the petition filed by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia seeking bail in the Zia Charitable Trust corruption case to receive better treatment in London, UK. The HC bench comprising Justice Obaidul Hassan and Justice AKM Zahirul Huq set the date while counsels for BNP chief ... Read More »