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Kolkata Test: India take charge straightway

Kolkata — India took charge of the second Test of the series straightway at the packed Eden Gardens on Friday after bowling out Bangladesh for 106 in 30.3 overs on the first day of the pink-ball Test. None of the current Bangladeshi players played a pink-ball match before. Mominul Haque, the stand-in captain of Test team, hinted that that they ... Read More »

Domingo backs the decision of batting first

Kolkata — It came as a surprise when Mominul Haque, the Bangladesh Test captain, opted to bat first in Kolkata Test after winning the toss. Given the inexperience of the Bangladesh batting line up, it was expected from them to bowl first so that they can avoid being tested first up by the world-class pace-bowling attack of India. Right after ... Read More »

UN adopts resolution on natural fibres including jute

Bangladesh’s resolution entitled “Natural Plant Fibres and Sustainable Development” has been adopted by consensus in the plenary of the second committee of the 74th session of the UNGA. The resolution was tabled in September 2019 in this committee and adopted on Thursday, said the Bangladesh Mission at the UN. After several rounds of exhilarating as well as contentious negotiations, the ... Read More »

2 college students die after ‘taking liquor’ in Sirajganj

Two college students died on Friday and eight more fell sick a day after reportedly drinking spurious alcohol in Biara area of Kazipur upazila. The deceased were identified as Saddam Hossain, 21, son of Tozam Hossain, and Russel, 22, son of Korban Ali of the area. But police and upazila administration officials offered different versions about what had happened. Kazipur ... Read More »

Hasina , Mamata open day-night Test match at Eden Garden

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee on Friday rang the ceremonial bell for the opening of the historic day-night Test match between Bangladesh and India at the Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata. The Prime Minister arrived at the Eden Gardens at 12:25pm (local time) and rang the bell at 12:55 pm along with Mamata ... Read More »

Bus minibus collision leaves 10 killed in Munshiganj

Police blamed reckless driving for the fatal accident in Sreenagar upazila on Friday which has so far claimed ten lives. The victims are – Abdur Rashid, 60, Liza, 22, her daughter Tabassum, 4, Ranu Akhter, 24, her son Tahsin, 3, Keramat Ali, 70, Mofizul, 60, Runa Akter, 22, and microbus driver Billal, 28. The accident took place within a few ... Read More »

BD reach final eliminating Afghanistan by 7 wickets

Dhaka – Bangladesh reached final in the of the eight-nation ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup Under-23 Cricket Championship eliminating Afghanistan by 7 wickets in their 2nd semifinal at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Thursday. Hosts Bangladesh will play two-time runners-up of Emerging Teams Asia Cup Pakistan in final on Saturday (November 21) at the same venue. Earlier, ... Read More »

BCB announces women’s squad for SA Games

Dhaka- Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announced a 15-member Bangladesh women’s cricket squad for the 13th South Asian (SA) Games scheduled to be held from December 1 to 10 in Nepal. Bangladesh women’s T20 captain Salma Khatun will lead the squad. Bangladesh have been placed in the three-team Group B along with Pakistan and Maldives while the four-team Group A comprises ... Read More »

Virat excited over day-night tests

Kolkata — Ahead of the first-ever day-night Test of the subcontinent, Indian captain Virat Kohli said the hosts are excited about the game which is all set to start on Friday at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The newly-appointed president of BCCI SouravGangulyinformed the media that the tickets for the first four days of the five-day match has already been ... Read More »

Leonine Chess Club emerge unbeaten Champions

Dhaka – Leonine Chess Club emerged unbeaten champions in the Marcel Air Conditioner First Division Chess League’2019 securing 18 points from nine-round that concluded at the Chess Federation hall room in NSC old Building here on Wednesday. Shahin Chess Club finished runners-up securing 14 points. League champion Leonine Chess Club and runners-up Shahin Chess Club promoted to the Premier Division ... Read More »

Google reins in political advertising

Dhaka – Leonine Chess Club emerged unbeaten champions in the Marcel Air Conditioner First Division Chess League’2019 securing 18 points from nine-round that concluded at the Chess Federation hall room in NSC old Building here on Wednesday. Read More »

Kolkata Test: Tickets for first four days sold out

Tickets for the first four days of the day-night Kolkata Test between hosts India and touring Bangladesh have been sold out, said BCCI president and former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly. The interest of the spectators about the Kolkata Test went high as the match will be the first day-night Test for both the countries. India were invited by several countries ... Read More »

‘Sporting’ wicket awaits Bangladesh at Eden Gardens

Kolkata — After enduring a big defeat by an innings and 130 runs in Indore against hosts India, Bangladesh are gearing up to bounce back in Kolkata in the 2nd and last Test beginning on Friday (November  22) at the historic Eden Gardens. The chief curator of the famous ground Sujan Banerjee said the wicket for the Kolkata Test will ... Read More »

Kabaddi League: Jurain Janata, Faruk Smriti win

Dhaka – Jurain Janata Club and Faruk Smriti Sangsad won their respective matches of the First Division Kabaddi League’2019 that began on Monday at the Kabaddi Stadium here. Executive Director of Walton Group FM Iqbal Bin Anwar inaugurated the league as chief guest.Federation Vice-President and Treasurer of International Kabaddi Federation Amir Hossain Patwary and member secretary of the league committee ... Read More »

Bangladesh to play Sri Lanka in last match Tuesday

Dhaka – After winning the five–match Youth ODI series 3-0, Bangladesh Under-19 Cricket team will play Sri Lanka Under-19 side in the 5th and last match on Tuesday eyeing on whitewashing the islanders. The match will kick-off at 9 am at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram. Young Tigers started the Youth ODI series beating Sri Lanka by 5 ... Read More »

Leonine Chess Club take solo lead in round 7

Dhaka – Leonine Chess Club took solo lead with maximum 14 points beating Basir Memorial Chess Club by 3-1 game points after the seventh round games of ongoing Marcel Air Conditioner 1st Division Chess League’2019 held at the Chess Federation hall room in NSC old Building here on Monday. Subhayan Kundu and IM Prantik Roy of Leonine Chess Club beat ... Read More »

Bangladeshi students in US reach ‘all-time high’

Dhaka – The number of students from Bangladesh studying in the United States increased to 8,249 during the most recent academic year – 2018/2019, according to the 2019 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. This is an all-time high for Bangladesh, reflecting a 10 percent increase over the 2018 report and more than tripling since 2009, said the US ... Read More »

Three gunned down in JSS factional clash in Rangamati

At least three people were shot dead during a gunfight between two factions of Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samiti (JSS) over establishing supremacy in Rajasthali upazila on Monday evening. The identities of the deceased could not be known yet. Officer-in-charge of Rajasthali Police Station Mafzal Ahmed Khan said the gunfight between the two JSS groups started around 5pm in remote ... Read More »

Maulana Bhasani’s 43rd death anniv observed

The 43rd death anniversary of Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhasani, a great national leader, was observed on Sunday with due respect. Bhasani, popularly known as ‘Majlum Jananeta’, the leader of the downtrodden, passed away on November 17, 1976. Different organisations, including Bangladesh National Awami Party (NAP Bhasani), Awami League, BNP Jatiya Party, Krishak Sramik Janata League, Moulana Bhasani University of ... Read More »

Khulna Tigers rope in Mushfiqur, Ctg. Challenger Mahmudullah

Dhaka – Top Bangladeshi cricketers got their teams in the player draft of the ensuing Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) with Khulna Tigers roping in Musfiqur Rahim and Chattogram Challenger Mahmudullah Riyad. The player draft for the tournament beginning December 11 started at a Dhaka hotel on Saturday evening.Mushfqiur, Mahmudullah, Mustafizur Rahman, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar were picked by various ... Read More »

First Akash Cup Golf tournament ends

Jashore – The First Akash Cup Golf Tournament concluded on Saturday (Nov 16) at the Jashore Golf and Country Club. Seventy golfers took part in four categories – Gents, Ladies, Juniors and Sub-Juniors – at the three-day competition. GOC of the 55th Infantry Division and President of Jashore Golf Club Major General Ataul Hakim Sarwar Hasan and Head of Marketing ... Read More »

BPL Draft: Mashrafe in Dhaka Platoon, Mushfiqur in Khulna

Dhaka — Top Bangladeshi cricketers got their teams in the players’ draft ahead of Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). Dhaka Platoon picked Mashrafe Bin Mortaza while Khulna Tigers went for Musfiqur Rahim and Chattogram Challenger selected Mahmudullah Riyad. The draft for BPL, beginning December 11, was held at a local hotel on Sunday evening.Mushfqiur, Mahmudullah, Mustafizur Rahman, Liton Das, Soumya ... Read More »

Italy beats Bosnia 3-0 for record 10th straight win

Zenica (AP/UNB) — Italy set a national record for consecutive wins after beating Bosnia-Herzegovina 3-0 in a European Championship qualifier on Friday. Italy’s 10th successive victory eclipsed the Azzurri’s record of nine in 1938-39 under Vittorio Pozzo, who also led the national team to two World Cup trophies. “I’m happy with the record, to go above a legend like Pozzo ... Read More »

Bangla Tigers suffer 6-wicket against Deccan Gladiators

Dhaka – Bangla Tigers, a Bangladeshi-owned franchise team, conceded six-wicket defeat in the maiden 8-team Abu Dhabi T10 League losing to Deccan Gladiators by six wickets in the 2nd last ball thriller at the Zayed Cricket Stadium on Saturday. Sent into bat first, Bangla Tigers scored 108 runs for 5 in stipulated 10 overs with South African Colin Ingram contributing ... Read More »

Bangabandhu BPL’s logo unveiled

Dhaka – Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Saturday evening unveiled the logo of the special edition of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) which is rebranded for a single edition in the name of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Bangabandhu BPL will take the field from December 11 with the participation of seven teams. For the first time, ... Read More »

BFF budget for next fiscal clocks Tk 41.6 crore

Dhaka – The Bangladesh Football Federation’s budget for the next fiscal will be Tk 41.6 crore  (Tk 416 million) and it has approved all its expenditure for the last three years from 2017 to 2019. The disclosures came during the football governing body’s much-hyped Annual General Meeting (AGM), chaired by BFF President Kazi Md Salahuddin, at Sarah Resort in Gazipur ... Read More »

Investigation to uncover the truth over Rohingya: ICC

International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has welcomed the decision to authorise an investigation into crimes committed against Rohingyas in Myanmar saying her investigation will seek to uncover the truth. “My Office will now focus on ensuring the success of its independent and impartial investigation,” she said in a statement on Thursday night. The ICC Prosecutor said this is ... Read More »