Victory Day today

December 16, 2019

The nation is set to celebrate the 49th Victory Day on Monday with elaborate programmes to pay deep homage to the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the country during the Liberation War in 1971.
Bangladesh was born as an independent country on this day after the Pakistani occupation forces surrendered following a bloody nine-month war.
Along with the government, different socio-political, educational, cultural institutions and organisations have chalked out a series of programmes to celebrate the day. Bangladeshis at home and Read more

‘Fizz becoming too predictable’

December 13, 2019

Bangladesh ace paceman Mustafizur Rahman has been struggling with the ball in recent series and his death bowling skills not is not as potent as it used to be when he stormed onto the scene back in 2015. National selector Habibul Bashar was of the opinion that Fizz is becoming predictable.
During the second match of the BPL’s opening day fixture between Read more

Mushy included in IPL auction

December 13, 2019

Bangladesh wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim’s name was part of a late inclusion in the final list of 332 players shortlisted by the Indian Premier League (IPL) governing council and will go under the hammer in the auction scheduled for December 19 in Kolkata.
Mushfiqur was not initially part of the 971 players who registered for the Read more

Rise in sea level may reduce 24pc cropland by 2045

December 13, 2019

A report of fisheries ministry and WB finds
Bangladesh’s agriculture sector is under threat from climate change, as the sea level rise may reduce availability of cropland by 24 percent in coastal divisions across growing seasons by 2045, a new report said yesterday.
“With two-thirds of the country at an elevation of less than 5 metres, Bangladesh is highly exposed to rising sea-levels, particularly the southern region. Rising sea-levels and salinisation are Read more

ADB maintains robust growth outlook for Bangladesh

December 13, 2019

Cuts forecasts for India, China
Bangladesh is expected to grow robustly in 2019 and 2020 riding on domestic consumption and strong remittance earnings, said the Asian Development Bank yesterday as it kept the growth outlook for the country unchanged. In a supplement to its Asian Development Outlook 2019 Update, the Manila-based lender, however, trimmed its forecasts for economic growth in developing Asia this year and Read more

Faster project implementation boosts access to finance: experts

December 12, 2019

Faster implementation of projects is a key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Asian Development Bank Country Director Manmohan Parkash said yesterday.
“If we want higher achievements, we need higher capacity.”
Financing will be simplified and access to finance will be enhanced if projects are Read more

Gambia slams Suu Kyi for silence over Rohingya crisis

December 12, 2019

The Gambia today criticised Myanmar civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi for her “silence” over Rohingya crisis and defending Myanmar at the UN’s top court.
Gambian lawyers were placing their arguments against Myanmar’s denial of genocidal intent against Rohingyas at the International Court of Justice in The Hague on the final Read more

Archers create history

December 10, 2019

Sweep all 10 gold medals
Bangladesh’s archers swept all 10 gold medals of the 13th South Asian Games, cruising to the title in the four events decided yesterday and in doing so, set a few individual and collective records in Pokhara.
Bangladesh had won all six team gold medals in recurve and compound archery on Sunday, and followed that up with four gold medals yesterday, thanks to gold from Ruman Sana in men’s Read more

Archer, who drops cricket ball for bow, rewarded

December 10, 2019

Suma Bishwas does not have any more regret for quitting kho kho and cricket to pursue a career in archery after she won a shock gold medal in the 13th South Asian Games in Pokhara, Nepal on Monday.
Suma joined 11 other archery players to help Bangladesh complete an unprecedented perfect-10 when she won gold medal in women’s individual compound event rather surprisingly Read more

Bangladesh men’s cricket team win gold in SA Games

December 9, 2019

Bangladesh men’s Under-23 team on Monday secured gold medal in the 13th South Asian Games when they beat their Sri Lankan counterparts by seven wickets in the final at Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground in Kirtipur, Nepal.
Pacer Hasan Mahmud claimed 3-20 while Tanvir Islam took two wickets as Read more

Bangladesh women’s cricket team win gold in SA Games

December 8, 2019

Bangladesh women’s cricket team claimed gold in the 13th South Asian Games, beating Sri Lanka in an enthralling final by 2 runs at Pokhara today.
Batting first, Bangladesh made just 91 but the bowlers did a remarkable job defending a small target. Salma Khatun, Nahida Akter and Jahanara Alam landed early blows with the ball before Read more