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3rd T20I: Zimbabwe beat Bangladesh by 31 runs

Zimbabwe beat Bangladesh by 31 runs in their 3rd match of the four-match T20I series at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium (SANS) on Wednesday.With this win Zimbabwe reduced the series lead 1-2. The fourth and last match of the series will be held at the same venue on January 22.Replying to Zimbabwe’s 187 runs, Bangladesh scored 156 for 6 wickets in ... Read More »

Dominant Serena powers into Open third round

Dominant world number one and defending champion Serena Williams powered into the Australian Open third round Wednesday with a straight-sets demolition of Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei.The six-time Melbourne Park winner, who is gunning to equal Steffi Graf’s Open-era record of 22 Grand Slam titles, blitzed Hsieh 6-1, 6-2 on Rod Laver Arena. Read More »

Shakib touches 400-wkt milestone

World famed all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan touched 400 wickets milestone as the first Bangladesh player in international cricket. Shakib reached the milestone during the third match of the four-match T20I series against Zimbabwe at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna on Wednesday. Read More »

Sublime Verdasco sends Nadal to early Melbourne exit

The first-round exit was the 2009 champion’s first at Melbourne Park and only his second at such an early stage in a grand slam.Down 2-0 in the final set, world number 45 Verdasco dragged himself off the canvas with a barrage of booming forehand winners, breaking Nadal twice to move to the brink of victory. Read More »

Federer wants names in match-fixing allegations

The opening day of the Australian Open was overshadowed by reports in the BBC and online BuzzFeed News accusing tennis authorities of failing to deal with 16 players repeatedly flagged up to the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) over suspicions of matches being thrown.Both Federer and defending champion Djokovic strolled through their opening matches in Melbourne, but were inevitably asked about ... Read More »

Police arrest woman in Shariatpur over N’ganj five-murder

They say the victim’s family owed Najma Begum a large sum of money.Narayanganj’s Additional Superintendent of Police Mohibul Islam said the woman was nabbed early on Tuesday from Damudya Upazila’s Sedelkurha area in Shariatpur.He said Najma was arrested as a suspect, as the case lodged over the murders did not name anyone. Read More »

Five-tier security for ICC U-19 World Cup: DMP

Five-tier security will be provided to ensure foolproof security at the ICC Under-19 World Cup’ 2016 venues in Bangladesh scheduled for January 27 to February 14.Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner M Asaduzzaman Mia came up with the remark after inspecting the Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SBNCS) in Mirpur Tuesday afternoon. Read More »

3 ‘JMB men’ put on 5-day fresh remand in Ctg

A court here on Tuesday placed the three students of Chittagong University suspected of being members of banned militant group Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) on a five-day fresh remand in two cases.Judicial Magistrate Mosaddeque Minhaz passed the order after police produced them before the court seeking a 10-day remand for each of them. Read More »

Nepal in final in Bangabandhu Gold Cup

Nawayug Shrestha slammed a brilliant hat-trick saw Nepal stormed into the final of Bangabandhu Gold Cup International Football tournament beating the Maldives by 4-1 goals in the second semifinal held on Tuesday at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here. They will play the final against the first semifinal winners Bahrain which booked their final berth eliminating Bangladesh by a solitary goal ... Read More »

One killed, 5 injured in separate accidents in Habiganj

One person was killed and five others including four policemen and CNG driver injured in two separate road accident here this morning and Monday night.A motorcycle rider Jasimuddin, 18, died on the spot when his motorcycle collided head on with a Battery run easy bike at Jagadishpur-Temonia crossign under Madhabpur upazila of the district this morning. Read More »

97 held in special drives with Yaba, Liquor in Ctg

Chittagong district police in a series of overnight drives arrested 97 persons including a Islami Chhatra Shibir activist from different upazilas of the district on Tuesday night.Abdul Awal, Additional Superintendent of Police (Special Branch) of Chittagong district, said police detained 97 persons including a Islami Chhatra Shibir activist from different upazilas of the district for their alleged involvement in sabotage ... Read More »

Mayor Jhantu seeks media cooperation in building beautiful city

Mayor of Rangpur City Corporation (RCC) Alhaj Sarfuddin Ahmed Jhantu today sought cooperation as well as constructive criticisms from the mass media in building a beautiful and modern Rangpur city.”The media representatives can effectively focus the local problems, needs and prospects to bring the same to notice of the government as well as RCC authorities for resolving those to accelerate ... Read More »

5 JMB men jailed for 2005 blasts

A court in Rangamati on Monday convicted five members of the banned Islamist outfit Jama atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) and sentenced them to 10 years rigorous imprisonment each for their involvement in a bomb attack in 2005.Additional District and Sessions Judge Azizul Haque handed down the verdict in the morning in a packed courtroom as he found Obaidur Rahman Prakash ... Read More »

5 BCL activists suspended in Thakurgaon

Five activists of the district unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) has been suspended in connection with a factional clash on January 4, the founding anniversary of BCL.The suspended BCL activists are GM Siraji Mizan, Saurav Chandra Das, Khalid Siraji Rocky, Mahabub Alam and Saddam Hossain, said a press release of the BCL central committee on Monday. Read More »

5 BCL activists suspended in Thakurgaon

Five activists of the district unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) has been suspended in connection with a factional clash on January 4, the founding anniversary of BCL.The suspended BCL activists are GM Siraji Mizan, Saurav Chandra Das, Khalid Siraji Rocky, Mahabub Alam and Saddam Hossain, said a press release of the BCL central committee on Monday. Read More »

BSF hands over 4 BD nationals in Chuadanga

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) handed over four Bangladeshi nationals to Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) at Jaynagar check post in Darsana area of Damurhuda upazila on Sunday noon.The returnees are: Fatema Bibi, 40, wife of Abdus Salam, a resident of Mathura village on Chakaria upazila of Cox’s Bazar district, their sons Helal Uddin, 18, and Mohammad Hossain, 10, and daughter ... Read More »

100 illegal structures demolished in Kushtia

About 100 illegal structures were pulled down in Mozampur Gate area under Kushtia town by the Railway authority to clear its lands on Sunday.One hundred shops and business establishments were illegally erected by occupying Railway lands in the area, Kushtia Railway authority said. Read More »

Road crash kills minor boy in Shaestaganj

A minor boy was killed as a bus hit him at Purba Borochar on the Shaestaganj-Habiganj road under Shaestaganj upazila of the district yesterday morning.The deceased was identified as Himel, 8, a student of class two and son of Tahir Miah of Charnur Ahammed village of the upazila. Read More »

Unidentified body recovered in Habiganj

Police recovered the body of an unidentified man from Baganbari area on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway under Bahubal upazila of the district yesterday morning.Being informed, a team of police from Shaestaganj Highway Thana rushed to the spot and recovered the body aged about 35. Read More »

World tennis has been ripe for match-fixing: Experts

Tennis was rocked on Monday by allegations that the game’s authorities have failed to deal with widespread match-fixing, just as the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, kicked off in Melbourne.Multiple sources told Reuters that the revelation was no surprise to those who closely follow the sport, where, out of the spotlight at small tournaments around ... Read More »

Ledecky smashes 800m free world record

Katie Ledecky crushed her own women’s 800m freestyle world record on Sunday, clocking a stunning 8min 6.68sec to win at the Pro Swim meeting in Austin, Texas.The 18-year-old American obliterated the previous record of 8:07.39 that she set at the 2015 World Championships last August 8 in Kazan, Russia. Read More »

Bangladesh crash out of Bangabandhu Gold Cup with Bahrain defeat

The hosts squandered a golden opportunity halfway through the first half. Hemanta Vincent Biswas broke through the left and cut it back in front of the Bahrain goal, but Mithun Chowdhury failed to make contact.In the 45th minute, Shahidul tried to bring down Salim Adel’s cross but mishandled it, allowing Ebrahim Alhooti to head it into the back of the ... Read More »

Ctg ready to hold ICC U-19 WC Cricket matches

Brisk preparations are afoot to hold the upcoming ICC Under-19 World Cup (WC) Cricket matches in Chittagong.Foolproof security measures have been arranged in two stadiums of the city to ensure smooth holding of the cricket matches.Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) Mayor AJM Nasir Uddin, also vice president of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), disclosed this in a coordination meeting at Chittagong Circuit ... Read More »

Record stand by Guptill, Williamson sinks Pakistan

A world-record T20 partnership by Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson gave New Zealand a comprehensive 10-wicket win in the second Twenty20 against Pakistan in Hamilton on Sunday.Set a target of 169, Guptill finished the match with a boundary to take the New Zealand total to 171 with 14 balls remaining and all wickets intact. Read More »

2 killed in Noakhali road crash

Two people were killed and three others injured as a microbus hit a CNG-run auto-rickshaw on the Laxmipur-Begumganj road in Banglabazar area of Begumganj upazila on Sunday morning.The deceased were identified as Helal,25, and Kabir, 28. Read More »

BSF picks up 2 Bangladeshis from Patgram

Members of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) picked up two Bangladeshi nationals from Burimari land port area in Patgram upazila early Saturday.The victims were identified as Milon Hossain, 27, son of Safiar Rahman, and Abdus Salam, 34, son of Abdul Aziz of the upazila. Read More »

318 goatskins recovered in Benapole

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) recovered 318 pieces of goatskin worth Tk5 lakh from Daulatpur bordering area in Benapole on Saturday night.BGB-21 Battalion commander Subedar Samsul Haque said tipped off that a huge number of goatskins would be smuggled to India, a team of the border force conducted a drive in the area at night. Read More »