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Benazir Ahmed elected President of South Asian Chess Council

Dhaka- President of Bangladesh Chess Federation Benazir Ahmed, who is also the Director General of RAB Forces, elected President of the newly formed South Asian Chess Council on Friday. Benazir Ahmed, elected President of the regional chess body in the inaugural congress of the newly formed South Asian Chess Council held at the Conference Hall of FARS Hotel & Resorts ... Read More »

BD Women’s concede 0-3 defeat against Nepal in opener

Dhaka – Bangladesh Women’s Volleyball team made a frustrating start in the 13th South Asian (SA) Games after conceding straight 0-3 sets defeat against hosts Nepal in the opening match at NSC Tripureshwor Covered Hall in Kathmandu on Wednesday. Both the men’s and women’s volleyball competitions of the seven-nation South Asian Games began on Wednesday (Nov 27), four days ahead ... Read More »

SAARC Chess: Five players sharing top slot after 3rd round

Dhaka – Five players are sharing the top slot in the Open Section of the 1st SAARC Chess (Open & Women’s) Championships-2019 securing full three points after the 3rd round matches held at FARS Hotel & Resort in the capital on Wednesday. They are: GM Enamul Hossain Razib, IM Mohammad Nubairshah Shaikh of India, IM Prantik Roy of India, IM ... Read More »

Bangladesh to start SA Games campaign with Volleyball

Dhaka – Bangladesh will start the 13th South Asian (SA) Games campaign with men’s and women’s volleyball competitions on Wednesday at NSC Tripureshwor Covered Hall in Kathmandu, four days before the official opening of the seven-nation biggest regional meet. Seven South Asian countries – Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives, Pakistan. India Sri Lanka and hosts Nepal –will compete in 26 disciplines ... Read More »

Bangladesh Navy clinches Premier Kabaddi League title

Chattogram Challengers will take on Sylhet Thunder in the opening match of the seven–team new-look Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) on December 11 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SBNCS) in Mirpur. The match will kick off at 12:30pm at the home of Bangladesh Cricket. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to inaugurate the league on December 8 at a ... Read More »

Asian Archery: Bangladeshi archers shine on day-2

Dhaka – Eight Bangladeshi archers – 4 men and 4 women – reached the round of 24 of the men’s and women’s recurve singles respectively in the 21st Asian Archery Championships at the Rajamangala National Stadium in Thai capital Bangkok on Sunday. In the men’s competition,  Ruman Shana, who has qualified to represent Bangladesh in the Tokyo Olympics, and Tamimul ... Read More »

1st SAARC Chess Championships begins Monday

Dhaka – The 1st SAARC Chess Championships (Open & Women’s), sponsored by Rosatom (Russia), begins on Monday (Nov 25) at New Sindhurful Hall of FARS Hotel & Resorts in the capital. State Minister for Youth and Sports M Zahid Ahsan Russel MP, will inaugurate the meet as the chief guest. Secretary of the Ministry of Youth & Sports M Akhter ... Read More »

Shana finishes 14th in ranking round of men’s recurve single

Dhaka- Bangladesh’s celebrated archer MohamamdRuman Shana scored 660 to finish 14th in the ranking round of men’s recurve singles in the 21st Asian Archery Championships at the Rajamangala National Stadium in Thai capital Bangkok on Saturday. Mohammad Tamimul Islam was placed 23rd scoring 651 , Mohammad Hakim Ahmed Rubel became 50th scoring 626 while Mohammad Sakib Molla finished 55th scoring ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

National Youth Archery from Saturday

Dhaka – The 3rd  National Youth Archery Championship’2019 will begin from Saturday at Archery Training Center Shahid Ahsan Ullah Master Stadium in Tongi under the auspices of Bangladesh Archery Federation (BAF). A total of 103 young archers form ten teams — 78 recurve archers and 25 compound archers — will compete in the two-day meet, said the BAF in a ... Read More »

Nepal emerge champions with all-win record

Dhaka – Nepal clinched the five-nation first Bangamata Asian Senior Women’s Central Zone International Volleyball title with all-win record beating the Maldives by straight 3-0 sets in the final at the Shaheed Suhrawardi National Indoor Stadium in Mirpur on Thursday. The Maldives finished runners-up with three wins and two losses.Hosts Bangladesh, which came to the limelight beating Kyrgyzstan by 3-2-sets ... Read More »

Bangladesh eliminated after 2nd defeat

Dhaka – Hosts Bangladesh were eliminated from the first Bangamata Asian Senior Women’s Central Zone International Volleyball Championship after conceding 2nd defeat losing to Nepal by 0-3 sets (7-25, 6-25, 6-25 points) in their 3rd match at Shaheed Suhrawardy National Indoor Stadium in Mirpur on Tuesday. With the 3rd successive win, Nepal reached the final of the five-nation meet. Sunita ... Read More »

Bangladesh Badminton team to fly for Nepal on Tuesday

Dhaka – A 10-member Bangladesh Badminton team including eight shuttlers and two officials will fly for Nepal Tuesday morning to participate in the first Yonex Sunrise Nepal International Challenge’2019 The competition will be held from November 13 to 17 at Dasarath Rangasala (Stadium) in Kathmandu, under the auspices of Nepal Badminton Association. The top three shuttlers of singles event will ... Read More »

City Group to provide Tk 2.41 crore for 2019-20

Dhaka  – City Group, which signed a five-year deal with Bangladesh Archery Federation for improvement of the game with slogan of “Teer Go for Gold” announced a budget of Tk 2.41 crore for the 3rd year (2019-2020). Earlier, the City Group signed a five-year deal with Bangladesh Archery Federation in October 23 in 2017 to nurse Bangladesh archers for Olympics ... Read More »

Bangladesh finishes 4th securing 7 gold medals

Dhaka  – Bangladesh Karate team finished 4th in the five-nation South Asian Karate Championship’2019 securing seven gold, 28 silver and 24 bronze medals that concluded at the Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Indoor Stadium here on Saturday. Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen was the chief guest at the day’s closing ceremony and later he distributed the prizes. Secretary of the Ministry of ... Read More »

Bangladesh men’s junior team win gold

Dhaka – Bangladesh men’s junior team clinched gold in the team’s Kata event on the opening day of South Asian Karate Championship 2019 at the Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Indoor Stadium on Friday. Bangladesh’s Bijoy, Proshanto and Rabbi beat India’s Ajanka, Bidhan and Yash in the men team’s Kata event. Besides, Bangladesh bagged four silvers and three bronzes in different Kata ... Read More »

GM Niaz Murshed maintains solo lead in round 7

Dhaka – Grand Master Niaz Murshed of Bangladesh Ansar maintained his solo lead securing 5.5 points after the 7th round matches of the Saif Powertec 45th National Chess Championship at the SREDA auditorium of the Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh in Ramna on Friday. In the day’s match, GM Niaz drew with GM Mollah Abdullah Al Rakib of Saif Sporting Club. ... Read More »

Bangladesh to play Afghanistan in opener on Saturday

Dhaka – Bangladesh Women’s Volleyball team to play Afghanistan in the official opening match of the First Bangamata Asian Senior Women’s Central Zone International Volleyball Championship’2019 on Saturday (Nov 9) at 4pm at Shaheed Suhrawardi Indoor Stadium in Mirpur. Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury will inaugurate the six-day meet as chief guest on Saturday afternoon although ... Read More »

Mahfuzur Rahman clinches 2nd gold medal for Bangladesh

Dhaka– Mahfuzur Rahman clinched the 2nd gold medal for Bangladesh in the high jump on the 3rd day of the 35th Indian National Junior (U-20) Athletics Championships ’2019 held at Acharya Nagarjuna University in Andhra Pradesh of India on Monday. Bangladesh Navy athlete Mahfuzur Rahman jumped 2.10-meter to win the event’s gold medal. Earlier on Sunday, Md Jahir Rayhan of ... Read More »

Jahir Rayhan clinches gold in 400-metre run

Dhaka, Nov 3 (UNB)- Md Jahir Rayhan of Bangladesh Navy clinched gold for Bangladesh in the boys’ 400-metre run with a timing of 47.34 seconds in the ongoing 35th Indian National Junior (U-20) Athletics Championships’2019 at Acharya Nagarjuna University in Andhra Pradesh of India on Sunday. Meanwhile, Umme Hafsa Rumki of Bangladesh Jail finished 7th in the girls’ high jumping ... Read More »

High jumper suspended for doping 1 month after worlds

Monaco (AP/UNB) — The Athletics Integrity Unit says Belarusian high jumper Dzmitry Nabokau has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for a diuretic that helps hide the use of other drugs. The 23-year-old Nabokau competed at the world track championships in Doha, Qatar, last month. He cleared 2.26 meters in the qualifying round and was eliminated on a count back. ... Read More »

Winning sixth title would be “pretty unreal”, says Hamilton

Washington,(Xinhua/UNB) — An eighth-place finish or higher is all Lewis Hamilton requires at this weekend’s Formula One United States Grand Prix to secure a sixth world title that he reckons would be “pretty unreal”. “I never thought I would have five titles. I’m already continuing to achieve dreams that I didn’t think I would have. I feel privileged to have ... Read More »

5 Bangladeshi athletes leave for India

Dhaka – Five Bangladeshi athletes, including a woman, left the capital for India on Thursday to take part in the 35th Indian National Junior (U-20) Athletics Championships’2019 scheduled for November 2-6 at Acharya Nagarjuna University in Andhra Pradesh. Read More »