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FIFA president congratulates former FIFA referee Tayeb

DHAKA – FIFA president Gianni Infantino today congratulated the former FIFA referee Tayeb Hasan who recently sold his jersey through action to raise fund to help the people hit hard by coronavirus pandemic. The congratulatory letter read that: “I heard about your decision to put your jerseys of the 2013 SAFF-final on auction for the fight against the COVID-19, and ... Read More »

Bangladesh has already grown up as consistent team: Du Plessis

DHAKA -From his experience to play against Bangladesh in 2011 and 2019 World Cup, South African senior batsman Faf Du Plessis saw the Tigers huge improvement in the last one decade. He said that Bangladesh was consistent enough in the 2019 World Cup even though they finished as low as eighth position in the 10-team tournament. Bangladesh won three matches ... Read More »

Rohit Sharma slated to be Tamim’s next live guest Friday

Dhaka- Indian world famed opening batsman Rohit Sharma will be Bangladesh ODI captain Tamim Iqbal’s next guest on his live social media broadcast. The two celebrated cricketers from two neighboring countries will go live for the first time on social media at the Tamim’s  official Facebook page and YouTube channel which available for the viewers on Friday from 10:30 pm. ... Read More »

Faf du Plessis expresses his interest to play in BPL

Dhaka  — Captain of South Africa cricket team Faf du Plessis expressed his interest to take part in Bangladesh’s premium T20 league- Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). During a Facebook Live show with Tamim Iqbal on Wednesday night, Faf said he would love to take part in BPL in coming years. Faf was Tamim’s first guest from abroad in his social ... Read More »

Ashraful not auctioning his bat

Former Bangladesh captain Mohammad Ashraful’s historic bat is not going under the hammer as the cricketer says the procedure of auction is not clear to him. Ashraful had announced to put the bat he used to hit his first ODI ton in 2005 against Australia in England on auction to raise money for people severely affected by coronavirus pandemic. “I ... Read More »

Bangladeshi father-daughter sequence coronavirus genome

A Bangladeshi father-daughter doctor duo successfully sequenced the genome of coronavirus which could potentially help develop a vaccine for our own population. A team of eight Child Health Research Foundation (CHRF) researchers, led by Dr Sejuti Saha, worked on mapping the genome sequence. Dr Samir and Senjuti Saha jointly informed the media about their feat. CHRF also announced the breakthrough ... Read More »

Former U19 pacer Asik tests positive for Covid-19

DHAKA – Former Under-19 fast bowler Ashikur Rahman Mojumder was admitted into the hospital after being tested positive for Covid-19. A lanky pacer Ashikur played Under-19 World Cup in 2002 but a back pain cut short his promising career. “I have been suffering from fever and cough for the last on week. After being tested, I was found positive. Then ... Read More »

National booters continue relief for Covid-19 cases

DHAKA – The national booters continued their great job as they have distributed today relief of one week of food wage bag among the 150 under privileged poor family affected by COVID-19. The Bangladesh national football team players Topu Borman, Sohel Rana, Babu, Rabby along with football coaches Mahbubur Rahman Litu, Milon Molla, Rezaul Haque Jamal, Jewel, Bangladesh Football Federation ... Read More »

BCB to review contracts of coaches

DHAKA – The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) will review the contract of the coaches if it is necessary in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak that left the world at stalemate. All of the coaches of the national team returned to their home country right after Bangladesh’s home series against Zimbabwe. But the outbreak of coronavirus forced them to stay ... Read More »

Land tax payment deadline extended till June 15

The Land Ministry has further extended the deadline for paying the current year’s land development tax till June 15 amid the coronavirus outbreak. The ministry issued an order on Wednesday in this regard, said a press release. According to the existing rules, the 30th Chaitra of the Bangla calendar (April 13) is the deadline for paying the yearly land development ... Read More »

Fake bidding forces suspension of auction for Mushfiqur’s bat

Auction for the bat of Mushfiqur Rahim, what he used to smash the first-ever double-ton for Bangladesh back in 2013 against Sri Lanka, has been suspended indefinitely due to countless fake bidding. Mushfiqur was the first Bangladeshi cricketer to announce putting his historic bat on auction aiming to raise money for the disadvantaged people around the country who have been ... Read More »

Bangladesh Women team’s World Cup Qualifier postponed

DHAKA -The International Cricket Council (ICC) has finally postponed the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier due to the Covid-19 pandemic. With the announcement, the tension that was created amongst the Bangladesh Women’s team eventually got over.To qualify for the 2021 World Cup, the Bangladesh Women’s team was due to play the Qualifier, which was slated to be played from ... Read More »

Rohit Sharma to join Tamim’s live show on Friday

DHAKA – India’s marauding batsman Rohit Sharma, considered as the best opener in the contemporary world is all set to join Tamim Iqbal’s live show on Friday night. He will be the seventh guest in Tamim’s live show that created quite a sensation amongst the fans as the country has been observing an unofficial lockdown since March 26 due to ... Read More »

Zero-tolerance over irregularities in relief work: Quader

Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Tuesday said the government has adopted a zero tolerance policy against irregularities in relief activities. “Legal, administrative and party actions already taken against irregularities proves it. As the government is in a tough position, action is being taken as soon as any irregularities are detected. A group is making imaginary allegations that no ... Read More »

63% coastal poor households borrow loan from local lenders

A recent survey finds that about 63% of coastal poor households have borrowed loan from local money lenders at high-interest rates  due to absent of institutional credit facilities. The survey also finds 57% of households are suffering from  food crisis because of the lockdown, and about 46% of households have experienced increasing violence against women. The Monitoring and Research Department ... Read More »

Huawei Y7P: Budget Smartphone with Exclusive App Gallery

In today’s world, a smartphone is more than a mere communication device. Mobile phone has become human’s best buddy for its versatile uses ranging from interaction to entertainment. However, during the Corona Virus pandemic, it may not be feasible for many people to buy pricier phones. Thanks to Huawei for launching their best budget smartphone Huawei Y7P on 23rd March 2020 in Bangladesh. Read ... Read More »

’64 pc children of marginal groups face food crisis’

At least 64 percent children from marginalised groups and their families are currently facing severe food crisis amid Bangladesh’s general holiday to contain the spread of coronavirus, Save the Children said Tuesday. The data were collected over phone from 121 children aged between 10-18 in urban slums, tea gardens and disadvantaged rural areas, the organisation said in a press release. ... Read More »

AB de Villiers motivates Shakib to bat at No.3 in World Cup

DHAKA -Shakib Al Hasan’s exceptional performance in 2019 World Cup was vastly inspired by a conversation with South African great AB de Villiers who actually gave him the idea to bat at No. 3 position. Shakib ended the World Cup by stamping his own authority as he scored 606 runs and claimed 11 wickets, a record that none could do ... Read More »

2 killed in Jhenaidah in fight over local supremacy

Two people were killed and six others injured in a clash between two factions of villagers over establishing supremacy at Dhuliapara in Shailakupa upazila on Monday. The deceased were identified as Obhi Mandal, 25, son of Lokman Mandal and Laltu Mandal, 35, son of Manzir Mandal of the village. Quoting locals, police said Mandal and Kha groups had been at ... Read More »

Online education using Facebook,YouTube introduced in Khulna

Khulna district administration on Monday introduced online education on Facebook and YouTube platforms for school students as they have been staying at home for over one month and will have to continue to stay out of their schools until May 30. Khulna Divisional Commissioner Dr Md Anwar Hossain Hawlader inaugurated the digital education programme on Monday. Primarily, expert teachers will ... Read More »

Teen abducts child for ransom to buy phone, kills him later

A teenager told a court in Panchagarh on Monday that he kidnapped and murdered a child for Tk 20,000 to buy a mobile phone at Nayekpara village of Debiganj upazila. The teen issued a confessional statement before Senior Judicial Magistrate Md Minhazur Rahman. The juvenile was sent to the child ward of District Central Jail due to coronavirus outbreak, said ... Read More »

345 members of BD armed forced admitted to CMH with COVID-19

A total of 345 members of Armed Forces both in-service and retired military / civilian members and their families have been admitted to Dhaka CMH after being infected with Covid-19 till today (Monday). Among them,  88 infected patients have fully recovered and returned to their respective homes, six have died  and all the other patients admitted are healthy, said a ... Read More »

BHF chief to hand over Intensive package for hockey player

DHAKA – The Bangladesh Hockey Federation (BHF) president and Bangladesh Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat will hand over the intensive package tomorrow (Monday) in order to help the victim hockey players due to COVID-19 situation. The president will hand over the fund to the finance division in presence of federation’s officials and media at Moulana Bhasani National ... Read More »

BCB to provide one-time monetary support to 1600 cricketers

DHAKA -The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan Papon decided to provide one-time monetary assistance to country’s cricketers at different level before the Eid-uf-Fitr. This time the BCB would provide the monetary assistance in larger scale as they would include the male and the female cricketers of the first division, second division and third division. The number of the ... Read More »

Expediate VAT collection: NBR asks field offices

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) on Sunday asked its field offices to formulate a strategy keeping in mind the present condition and expedite the collection of Value Added Tax (VAT) and thus achieve the revised revenue collection target. “We’re all aware about the recent situation, this situation may prevail or may improve. Whatever The situation is, we’ve to move ... Read More »

Look at other countries before commenting, Hasan Mahmud

Information Minister Hasan Mahmud on Sunday asked BNP to look towards other countries including Europe-America, before commenting about coronavirus condition in the country. The minister came up with the remarks in a press briefing at the secretariat.“Before commenting, place your (BNP) eyes towards Europe, America, India and Pakistan… after comparing with others you will realize our conditions,” he said. Bangladesh’s ... Read More »

Govt of creating scope for spread of the virus: BNP

BNP on Sunday alleged that the government has created a scope for the spread of the deadly coronavirus instead of containing it by easing the shutdown and allowing reopening of businesses. “They relaxed the shutdown and allowed the reopening of shops and markets without considering its possible impact on people. The government could have feed people for at least four ... Read More »

Growing popularity of Zoom in Bangladesh under COVID-19

Zoom, currently the world’s most popular video calling service, has become a household name in many parts of the globe including Bangladesh during the pandemic of COVID-19. Since so many people have been working from home due to the lockdown, people and organizations around the world have been holding virtual meetings via Zoom for professional, educational and even for personal ... Read More »

Mother’s Day observed in the shadow of pandemic

Mothers in any culture are cited as the source of unconditional love, and in honouring mothers, people honour all women. While some jobholders are getting to enjoy the comfort of home because of the global shutdown, mothers on the contrary are facing the heavier than usual workload. As the occasion is for expressing love and gratitude towards the mothers, they ... Read More »