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Taskin reveals the story behind ‘Mashkin’ celebration

DHAKA – Fast bowler Taskin Ahmed’s chest-bump celebration with Mashrafe Bin Mortaza was one of the talking points during the 2015 World Cup. The duo however later celebrated in this style on many occasions, prompting the fans to name this celebration as ‘Mashkin’-stemming from the first four letters of the name of Mashrafe and last three letters of Taskin. Taskin ... Read More »

BCB provides support to people in need

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has provided 15,000 relief packs containing essential grocery items and soaps to the people in need across the country. The Media and Communication Committee of BCB informed this through a press release. BCB Director and MP Naimur Rahman Durjoy distributed relief packs at the Shaheed Miraj-Tapan Stadium in Manikganj while BCB Director Shafiul Alam Chowdhury Nadel ... Read More »

Samsung brings Galaxy M31 with extra facilities

Samsung Bangladesh has launched Galaxy M31, the #MegaMonster with some extraordinary facilities. The smartphone designed with a monstrous 6,000 mAh battery to let users’ stream, play, and capture for longer than ever, said a press release on Saturday. Galaxy M31 facilitated under Type C with 15W fast charging scope, it said. The Samsung smartphone has a 64MP quad-camera setup with ... Read More »

Bangladesh sees a blessing in delayed T20 World Cup

DHAKA – With the future of ICC T20 World Cup in Australia in next October-November is at stake, Bangladesh found some blessings in this as they would get the service of the ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan if the third biggest cricket extravaganza is finally deferred. Even though the International Cricket Council is yet to give verdict on whether the ... Read More »

Mushfiqur pairs up with Shakib’s Foundation to help poor people

Bangladesh former captain Mushfiqur Rahim paired up with the foundation of Shakib Al Hasan to help the poor people of Bogura, Mushfiqur’s native town. In a video message published by Shakib Al Hasan’s Facebook page, Musfhqiur Rahim said, “Shakib and I have had many wonderful partnerships on the field. But this one has to be the best one so far.Thanks ... Read More »

Root ‘optimistic’ England will play home Tests despite virus

LONDON – England captain Joe Root has said he is “very optimistic” Test cricket will take place in his side’s 2020 home season even if that means the squad have to go into more than two months’ of quarantine. With Britain currently in lockdown because of the coronavirus, a three-Test series against the West Indies scheduled for June has been ... Read More »

Footballer Munna’s historic jersey put for auction tomorrow

DHAKA – Celebrated national footballer late Monem Munna’s historic jersey will be put up for auction tomorrow (Saturday). The auction conducting company Action for Auction will organise the action at 10.30 pm. The base price of legendary national footballer late Monem Munna’s historic jersey has been fixed at Taka two lacs. Bangladesh won the maiden international football trophy (home soil) ... Read More »

World Cup record-holder Klose joins Bayern as assist coach

BERLIN – Miroslav Klose, who holds the record for the most goals scored at men’s World Cups, has joined Bayern Munich as assistant coach, it was announced Thursday. “It feels very good, I’m really looking forward to the task,” said the 41-year-old, who scored 16 goals at four World Cups and won the 2014 title with Germany. Klose will be ... Read More »

80-year-old Patuakhali woman beats Covid-19

The recovery of an 80-year-old woman from coronavirus in Baufal upazila of Patuakhali has risen hope among others fighting with the deadly disease. Ajimon Bibi, 80, and her four other family members — Honufa Begum, 40, Farzana, 14, Hawa Begum, 50, Siddiqur Rahman, 22, recovered from COVID-19 after a long 18-day battle. Baufal Upazila Administration greeted Ajimon and her family ... Read More »

Sylhet shopping malls, markets to remain shut until Eid

Business leaders in Sylhet city and owners of 11 markets in Chattogram city on Friday decided not to open their businesses before Eid-ul-Fitr. In Sylhet, the decision was taken at a meeting attended by local business leaders, presided over by Sylhet City Corporation (SCC) Mayor Ariful Haque Chowdhury as the number of coronavirus patents have been increasing. Everybody agreed to ... Read More »

Chhayanaut celebrates Tagore’s 159th birth anniv on YouTube

Chhayanaut, country’s leading cultural institution,  paid their tributes to Rabindranath Tagore on his 159th birth anniversary through its official YouTube channel on Friday. The special programme, compiled and presented by Chhayanaut President Dr Sanjida Khatun titled ‘Oi Mohamanob Ashe’ streamed on Chhayanaut’s YouTube channel named Chhayanaut Digital-Platform at 9:00 am. “Rabindranath Tagore had always been the one quintessential companion to ... Read More »

Bangladesh stars want IPL-like Icon culture in BPL

DHAKA -In a bid to involve with the team more passionately and build a team culture as well as bonding, Bangladesh star players urged the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) governing council to instruct the franchise to sing with an Icon for at least two or three years. The players like Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmdullah Riyad, Shakib Al Hasan and ... Read More »

BCB waiting for government’s signal to resume cricket

Dhaka — Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is reluctant to resume cricket in the country without a green signal from the government. Right after the outbreak of the coronavirus, the board stopped all kind of cricketing activities in the country. Along with this, the board adopted work from home policy for some administrative works. Before the lockdown, cricketers were busy playing ... Read More »

BCB emphasizes on players’ Covid-19 test

DHAKA -For a precaution measurement and ensure a safety, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has suggested its players and employees to undergo Covid-19 test once the countrywide shutdown is lifted. Bangladesh saw the infection rate from Covid-19 rose to 11, 719 as of today and the death toll reached 186. In the wake of the situation, the BCB thinks the ... Read More »

Archery federation’s founding former AGS passes away

DHAKA – Heroic freedom fighter, renowned sports organiser and Bangladesh Archery Federation (BAF) founding former assistant general secretary Sayed Khan Dalu passed away on Tuesday last due to long illness at his residence in the city, said a BAF press release today. He was 67.He left behind wife, only son, only daughter and host of well wishers to mourn his ... Read More »

Mushfiqur Bangladesh’s best Test batsman as per ICC rankings

DHAKA  (BSS)-Mushfiqur Rahim retained his position as the best Test player of Bangladesh as per the latest ICC rankings for the batsman. Considered as the most dependable batsman of the country, Mushfiqur however has been the best ranked Bangladeshi Test batsman for quite some time now. As per the latest ICC rankings, he is in the 19th position with 655 ... Read More »

UP chairman, 6 members suspended over irregularities in relief distribution

The Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives Ministry has suspended a Union Parishad (UP) chairman and six UP members over irregularities in relief distribution. LGRD Ministry issued a notification in this regard on Tuesday. So far, 49 public representatives have so far been suspended for misappropriating relief materials. Among them, 18 UP chaiman, 29 UP member, one Zila Parishad member ... Read More »

Flight operation to remain suspended till May 16

The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (Caab) on Tuesday extended the suspension of all international and domestic flights till May 16, aiming to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The restriction on operation of international passenger flights has been extended till May 16, said a Caab press release on Tuesday. Bahrain, Bhutan, Hong Kong, India, Kuwait, Malaysia, the Maldives, Nepal, Oman, ... Read More »

DNCC offers free dengue tests from May 11

The Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) is going to launch free dengue tests from May 11. “Mobile courts will be operated from May 10 and drives will be conducted from May 16 at buildings under the city corporation,” DNCC Public Relations Officer ASM Mamun said Tuesday. Fines or jail terms or both will be imposed if aedes mosquito breeding grounds ... Read More »

Buddha Purnima Wednesday

Buddha Purnima, the biggest religious festival of the Buddhist community, will be celebrated across the country on Wednesday. Buddha Purnima marks the birth, enlightenment and death of Gautama Buddha. On this day in 563 BC, Buddha was born as Siddhartha Gautama in Kopilabostu at the foothill of the Himalayas. He attained supreme enlightenment at the age of 35 and finally ... Read More »

AP wins Pulitzer for Kashmir photo; finalist on Haiti photos

The Associated Press was honored Monday for its international photojournalism, awarded the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography as seen in gripping images of life in Indian-controlled Kashmir and being named a finalist in breaking news photography for coverage of violent protests in Haiti. The feature photography achievement — the 54th Pulitzer won by AP — was awarded on the strength ... Read More »

‘Listen to seniors’ advice, then decide for yourself’: Mashrafe to Tamim

Bangladesh’s most successful captain in ODI cricket Mashrafe bin Mortaza is looking forward to his old teammate Tamim Iqbal, also the country’s most accomplished batsman across all formats of the game, finally take the reins of leadership for the Tigers in ODIs. Accordingly the senior Mashrafe, now serving as a parliamentarian from his home district Narail, shared some tips on ... Read More »

55 RAB-11 members at Narayanganj test virus positive.

At least 55 members of Rapid Action Battalion have been infected with coronavirus in Narayanganj. Lt Cl Imran Ullah Sarkar, commanding officer of Rab-11, confirmed the development, saying they tested positive for Covid-19 in recent days despite not having any symptom like that of the virus. The infected members underwent treatment at two isolation centers: one installed at the Rab-11 ... Read More »

Film industry staring at loss of Eid bonanza

The global crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic has already impacted almost all the employment sectors in the world, including the entertainment industry. The holidays around Eid are the most lucrative periods for almost any industry in this Muslim-majority nation, and this tends to be even more pronounced in the entertainment sphere, especially for the film industry. Due to the ... Read More »

Bigwigs to stay involved in govt support for small fries

President of the country’s apex trade organization FBCCI Sheikh Fazle Fahim on Monday said that they would remain involved in the working capital loan/investment disbursement process of the government-announced Tk 20,000 crore financial assistance package for cottage, micro, small and medium enterprise (CMSME) organisations. He also said that the FBCCI (Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry, in its ... Read More »

Govt ‘failed’ to tackle coronavirus situation, alleges BNP

BNP on Monday alleged the government has been taking ‘impudent’ decisions having failed to tackle the coronavirus situation. “The government has completely failed to deal with the situation and raise hope among people. They’re taking reckless decisions one after another that are only contributing to spread of the virus everywhere,” said party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. He came ... Read More »

Soumya’s bat Tk 4.5 lakh, Taskin’s ball Tk 4 lakh at auction

Soumya Sarkar’s memorable fastest test century bat and Taskin Ahmed’s favourite hat-trick  ball have been sold out at Tk 4.5 lakh and at Tk 4 lakh respectively in an online auction  on Sunday night. A bank has bought these two from auction. However, name of  the bank is yet to be disclosed. The entire amount will be spent for the Coronavirus victims of ... Read More »

BCB comes up with aid for 76 cricket clubs

DHAKA (BSS)- As part of their policy to aid the people in need during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) handed over some essential food and products for the 76 clubs under the Cricket Committee of Dhaka Metropolis (CCDM) today. Every packet contained grocery/food items and soaps which were handed to CCDM. The CCDM however distributed these packs ... Read More »

Tamim likely to bid to buy Mushfiqur’s bat from auction

Dhaka — Bangladesh ODI captain Tamim Iqbal said he might bid to buy the bat what Mushfiqur Rahim announced to put on the auction to raise money to help the poor people who are left stranded due to coronavirus pandemic. Tamim and Musfiqur went on an Instagram Live session on Saturday night. They were in a light-hearted mood in the ... Read More »

‘General holiday may be extended further till May 16’

As coronavirus continues to claim more lives and infect a larger number of people every day, the government has decided to extend the ongoing general holidays again till May 16 in a bid to prevent the transmission of the deadly virus. “The decision to extend the ongoing general holidays has been taken. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will take initiatives in this ... Read More »