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England into RWC semis after record-tying win over Australia

Oita (AP/UNB) — The strains of English rugby anthem “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” were already triumphantly swirling around Oita Stadium when Anthony Watson intercepted a long pass out wide and bounded over for England’s fourth try that clinched a record-tying win over Australia. A 40-16 victory. A place in the Rugby World Cup semifinals. An unprecedented seven straight wins over ... Read More »

Bangladesh to face Maldives in last game on Sunday

Dhaka – Bangladesh U-16 will face Maldives U-16 in their third and last match of the four-team UEFA Assist Under-16 Development Tournament at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Sunday. The match will kick-off at 7pm (BdST).In the day’s other match, Faroe Islands will play against Cambodia at the same venue at 4pm. After the day’s matches, President of South Asian ... Read More »

Real Madrid Foundation share Spanish football experiences of BD

Dhaka – The YKK Holding Asia Private Ltd (YHA) continued their collaboration with the Real Madrid Foundation (RMF) for the 13th edition of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives, aiming to support the healthy growth of children through football clinics program. The YKK Holdings in co-operation with RMF arranged a three-day football clinic here, the fourth time in Bangladesh and ... Read More »

Anti-Brexit protesters march through London

London (AP/UNB) — Tens of thousands of anti-Brexit protesters are marching through London as lawmakers debate Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s new European Union divorce deal. Protesters, many wearing blue berets emblazoned with yellow stars symbolizing the EU flag, poured out of subway trains and buses for the march to Parliament Square on Saturday. In one side street, a group of ... Read More »

Ctg Abahani off to flying start, crush TC Sports 4-1

Chattogram– Former champions and hosts Chattogram Abahani Limited got off to a flying in the 3rd edition of Sheikh Kamal International Club Cup Football Tournament upsetting defending champions TC Sports Club of the Maldives by 4-1 goals in the opening match at the floodlit MA Aziz Stadium here on Saturday. Nigerian forward Chinedu Matthew scored twice while national defender Yeasin ... Read More »

World’s 1st female spacewalking team makes history

Cape Canaveral (AP/UNB) — The world’s first female spacewalking team made history high above Earth on Friday, floating out of the International Space Station to fix a broken part of the power network. As NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir emerged one by one, it marked the first time in a half-century of spacewalking that a woman floated out ... Read More »

IBBL Dhaka North Zone holds RDS Clients’ Get-together & Fair

Dhaka North Zone of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited organized RDS clients’ Get-together & Fair at the premises of its Savar Branch recently. Md. Abdul Jabbar, Deputy Managing Director of the Bank addressed the program as chief guest. Md. Aminur Rahman, Executive Vice President and Head of Dhaka North Zone presided over the meeting. Dr. Md. Elias Mollah, Professor of Jahangirnagar ... Read More »

Ctg Abahani to play TC Sports of Maldives in opener

Dhaka – Hosts Chattogram Abahani Limited will play defending champions TC Sports Club of the Maldives in the opening match of the third edition of Sheikh Kamal International Club Cup Football Tournament on Saturday at the MA Aziz Stadium in Chattogram. The match will kick-off at 7pm. On Sunday, Kolkata Mohun Bagan Club will play Young Elephants FC of Laos ... Read More »

Bangladesh maintains all-win run beating Faroe Islands 3-1

Dhaka – Bangladesh U-16 Football team maintained the all-win record in the four-team UEFA Assist Under-16 Development Tournament beating European side Faroe Islands by 3-1 goals in their 2nd match at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Friday. Hosts Bangladesh made good start in the league-basis meet beating Cambodia U-16 team by 2-0 goals in their first match while Faroe ... Read More »

Runners-up Bangladesh Football team return home Friday

Dhaka – Bangladesh Under-15 Women’s Football team, which finished runners-up in the four-team SAFF U-15 Women’s Championship 2019 in Bhutan, returned home on Friday. Bangladesh finished runners-up for the 2nd time in a row after conceding a 5-3 goals defeat against India in tie breaker in the final as the two teams ended in a goalless draw at the end ... Read More »

Saif Hassan hits double ton, Abu Hider bags 5 wickets

Dhaka- Dhaka Division’s right-handed top-order batsman Saif Hassan hit a double-century on Friday in the National Cricket League (NCL) against Rangpur Division at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram. It was Saif’s career best. Meanwhile, Dhaka Metro’s pacer Abu Hider Rony took five wickets against Sylhet Division at Shahid Chandu Stadium in Bogura. Tier-1: Dhaka Division vs Rangpur Division: Resuming ... Read More »

BCB sacks two 1st Class coaches for not selecting leg-spinners

Dhaka — The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) took a stern step against two coaches at First Class level for not selecting leg-spinners in their respective playing XIs in the ongoing National Cricket League (NCL). BCB dismissed Rangpur Division coach Masud Parvez and Dhaka Division coach Zahangir Alam for not picking any leg-spinners in their playing XI in their second round ... Read More »

Malinga back to lead Sri Lanka for Australia T20s

Colombo (AP/UNB) — Lasith Malinga will return to lead Sri Lanka in a three-match Twenty20 cricket series against Australia but many players from the young team that performed well on the tour of Pakistan have retained their places. Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis and Niroshan Dickwella were the other senior players included in a 16-man squad announced by Sri Lanka Cricket ... Read More »

Homeless opera singer in first concert after going viral

Los Angeles – The crowd cheered as Emily Zamourka took the stage.”I didn’t have much time to practice,” she confided in an audience gathered to celebrate the designation of Los Angeles’ new Little Italy on Saturday. “So I’m just gonna sing the same song I sang on the subway…That ok with you?” Zamourka launched into Italian composer Giacomo Puccini’s aria, ... Read More »

Hydroponic farming gains ground in saline coastal region

KHULNA – Climate vulnerable households in the country’s costal region are showing interest in adopting soilless hydroponic farming system to grow vegetables to meet their nutritional demand. “We have already introduced the hydroponic agriculture in our locality as arable land is not adequate here to cultivate vegetables through conventional farming…salinity also affects vegetable farming here,” Ripon Kumar Mondal, chairman of ... Read More »

Bangladesh Basketball team to fly for Singapore on Friday

Dhaka – Bangladesh National Basketball team will fly for Singapore on Friday (October 18) to play some preparatory matches with Singapore National team as well as to participate in training session under an experience coach there. Bangladesh team will tour Singapore as part of their preparation for the ensuing 13th South Asian Games scheduled to be held in Nepal during ... Read More »

Ready to do anything to save my career: Saifuddin

Dhaka – Bangladesh all-rounder Mohammad Saifuddin who has long been suffering from a back injury has said he is up to make any change to his bowling action in order to save his career. The 22-year-old all-rounder played for Bangladesh last month in the tri-series also involving Afghanistan and Zimbabwe. However, he was not allowed to bowl more than four ... Read More »

BD squad for ACC Women’s Emerging Teams Asia Cup announced

Dhaka – Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Wednesday announced a 15-member Bangladesh squad for the ACC Women’s Emerging Teams Asia Cup’ 2019 beginning in Sri Lankan capital Colombo on Tuesday (October 22). Four teams – India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh –will compete in the week-long tournament. Shaila Sharmin will lead the Bangladesh team in Sri Lanka. Bangladesh will play ... Read More »

Bulgaria arrests 6 soccer fans following racist acts

Sofia, Oct 16 (AP/UNB) — Bulgarian police arrested six soccer fans Wednesday and identified 15 people linked to making racist gestures, including Nazi salutes, during a European Championship qualifying match against England. Bulgarian fans also directed monkey noises at England’s black players during the match, which was halted twice in an effort to stop the racist abuse. England won the ... Read More »

Both Bangladeshi players lose their first matches

Dhaka – Both the Bangladeshi players lost their first round matches in the World Junior (Under-20) Chess Championships in Delhi on Tuesday. Swarnavo Choudhury of Bangladesh lost to FM Dobrovoljc Vid of Slovenia while WFM Noshin Anjum lost to WIM Aakanksha Hagawane of India in the first round games of the World Junior (Under-20) Chess Championships-2019, Open & Girls sections. ... Read More »

Shakib’s participation in NCL under doubt

Dhaka — The participation of Bangladesh Test and T20 captain Shakib Al Hasan in the ongoing first class National Cricket League (NCL) is under doubt. After the tri-series T20 last month, Shakib went to West Indies to play the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and his CPL team Barbados Tridents lifted the trophy of the event for the second time. However, ... Read More »

Chattogram Abahani to play TC Sports of Maldives in opener

Dhaka – Hosts Chattogram Abahani Limited will play defending champions TC Sports Club of the Maldives in the opening match of the eight-team Sheikh Kamal International Club Cup Football Tournament beginning on Saturday (Oct 19) at the MA Aziz Stadium in the port city of Chattogram. The match will kick-off at 7 pm. On the following day (Sunday), Kolkata Mohun ... Read More »

India edge Bangladesh on penalties to lift trophy

Dhaka- Bangladesh came away with a point from their third group match of the Joint Qualification Round for the FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023 against India in Kolkata Tuesday, but will rue the opportunity they missed to bag the full 3 points, having had their hosts on the backfoot for almost the full 90 minutes. In ... Read More »

Bangladesh share point with India after 1-1 draw

Dhaka – Bangladesh came away with a point from their third group match of the Joint Qualification Round for the FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023 against India in Kolkata Tuesday, but will rue the opportunity they missed to bag the full 3 points, having had their hosts on the backfoot for almost the full 90 minutes. ... Read More »

Torries strain a ceremonial monarch’s image over Brexit

London (AP/UNB) — Brexit divorce talks in Brussels are making such slow progress that three European Union nations predicted Monday the negotiations could spill beyond this week’s crucial Brexit summit. Belying the need for speed across the Channel, Britain trotted out a horse-drawn carriage and a diamond-encrusted crown so the queen could read out the government’s post-Brexit plans to Parliament. ... Read More »

Slain Fahad’s brother Abrar Faiyaj leaves Dhaka College

Kushtia – Following the brutal murder of his brother Abrar Fahad, Abrar Faiyaj, a Class-XI student at Dhaka College, is going to change his college. Faiyaj took a transfer certificate (TC) from the college on Tuesday to get enrolled at Kushtia Govt College here.KTM Mainul Hossain, vice-principal of Dhaka College, said Abrar Faiyaj applied for the TC mentioning that he ... Read More »

Harold Bloom, author of ‘Anxiety of Influence,’ dies at 89

New York  (AP/UNB) — Harold Bloom, the eminent critic and Yale professor whose seminal “The Anxiety of Influence” and melancholy regard for literature’s old masters made him a popular author and standard-bearer of Western civilization amid modern trends, died Monday at age 89. Bloom’s wife, Jeanne, said that he had been failing health, although he continued to write books and ... Read More »

JPC Table Tennis: Syed Mamun of BSS clinches singles title

Dhaka – Syed Mamun of BSS clinched table tennis singles title of the Jatiya Press Club (JPC) sports festival, arranged on the occasion of the club’s 65th Founding Anniversary at the club premises on Monday. Tariqul Islam Masum of Channel i finished runner-up while SK Enamul Haque of Daily Star became 3rd in the singles event. Earlier, Secretary General of ... Read More »