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India 122-5 at tea in 1st test against New Zealand

Wellington, (AP/UNB) — Fast bowler Kyle Jamieson claimed a third wicket between lunch and tea Friday to continue a dream debut on the first day of the first cricket test between New Zealand and India. Jamieson, New Zealand’s tallest cricketer at 2.03 meters (6’8″), had 2-20 at lunch and captured the wicket of Hanuma Mihari in the second session as ... Read More »

Bangladesh look to rise from doldrums against Zimbabwe

Dhaka — After suffering six consecutive defeats in Test cricket, Bangladesh are eyeing an opportunity to end the drought as they face struggling Zimbabwe in a one-off Test starting Saturday at Sher-e- Bangla National Cricket Stadium. Right before this Test, Bangladesh faced Pakistan in Rawalpindi in the first Test of the two-match series and endured an innings defeat after a ... Read More »

Bangladesh will be under pressure in Dhaka Test: Zimbabwe captain

Dhaka — Zimbabwe Test captain Craig Ervine says Bangladesh will be under pressure in the one-off Test starting February 22 against his team at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. The last Test Bangladesh played was against Pakistan in Rawalpindi which they lost by an innings and 44 runs. “You always feel a little bit of pressure playing at home. Obviously, with ... Read More »

Mahmudullah’s Test career isn’t over: Bangladesh coach

Dhaka — Veteran Bangladeshi all-rounder Mahmdullah Riyad’s poor performance in Test finally resulted in his omission from the Test set-up. But Bangladesh head coach Russell Domingo said his career is not over, yet. The 34-year-old all-rounder got his Test cap in 2009 and did not take too much time to make his inclusion count bagging five wickets on his debut ... Read More »

Tricotex Women’s Football League begins Saturday

Dhaka – The Tricotex seven-team Women’s Football League, organised by Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF), will begin Saturday at Bir Shrestho Shaheed Shipahi Mohammad Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur. Participating teams are –  Bashundhara Kings, Begum Anwara Sporting Club, FC Uttar Bongo, Kacharipara Ekadas, Cumilla United, Nasrin Sports Academy and Spartan MK Gallactico Sylhet FC. BFF signed an agreement with Tricotex ... Read More »

China to play 2022 World Cup qualifiers in neutral Thailand

Zurich (AP/UNB) — China will play two World Cup qualifying games next month in neutral Thailand because of the virus outbreak in the country, FIFA said Friday. China was to host the Maldives on March 26 and travel to face Guam, a U.S. territory, five days later. Both games will now be played at Buriram, Thailand, FIFA said in a ... Read More »

UN Bangla font being launched Friday

Dhaka, Feb 21 – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Bangladesh is going to celebrate the International Mother Language Day by launching the UN Bangla font and Bangla version of the Human Development Report 2019 on Friday. Read More »

পাকিস্তানে কিভাবে পালিত হয় আন্তর্জাতিক মাতৃভাষা দিবস?

জাতিসংঘের ঘোষণা অনুযায়ী গত বেশ কয়েক বছর ধরে সারা পৃথিবীতেই ২১শে ফেব্রুয়ারি দিনটিকে পালন করা হচ্ছে আন্তর্জাতিক মাতৃভাষা দিবস হিসেবে। Read More »

Cyber attack hits White House communications agency

The US agency in charge of secure communication for the White House has been the victim of a cyber-attack. The US Department of Defence confirmed that computer systems controlled by the Defence Information Systems Agency (DISA) had been hacked, exposing the personal data of about 200,000 people. Read More »

Exhibition on education, literature and culture to be held at RU

Rajshahi, Feb 20 – A day-long exhibition on education, literature and culture will be held on Friday at Rajshahi University to observe ‘Mujib Borsho’, according to the president of Education-Literature-culture research centre, Rajshahi-Dinajpur area Dwijendranath Banerjee said in a press conference held at Sheikh Rasel Model School playground of the university. Read More »