Bangladesh | The Daily Star
  • Shab-e-Barat on May 11

    The holy Shab-e-Barat, the night of fortune and forgiveness, will be observed in the country on May 11 as the Shaban moon was sighted in Bangladesh sky this evening.

  • Facebook starts reopening ‘blocked accounts’

    Social media giant Facebook starts reopening the “temporary blocked accounts” after 11 days of its initiative to suspend fake identities from Bangladesh.

  • 40 children drown every day

    Over 15,000 children drown annually in Bangladesh, according to a survey.

  • BKSP outplay Dhaka

    BKSP registered a 4-2 goal win over Dhaka in the U-18 National Football Championship at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday.

  • Forces teams in semifinals

    Bangladesh Navy, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), Bangladesh Army and Bangladesh Police moved into the semifinals of the Bashundhara Presents Independence Day Kabaddi tournament at the Shaheed Suhrawardi Indoor Stadium yesterday.

  • U-16 women beat Shaanxi

    Bangladesh U-16 women's team registered their second victory of the China tour as they handed an emphatic 3-0 defeat to Shaanxi Province U-15 team in their fourth match yesterday.

  • Federations losing fund

    The National Sports Council (NSC) is sending Tk 1.52 crore fund for the talent hunt programme at grassroots level back to the finance ministry after four national federations -- athletics, swimming, weightlifting and tennis -- failed to implement their programmes within the stipulated timeframe.

  • Just doing my job: Chandika

    There is a notion that Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurusingha has become an all-powerful figure in Bangladesh cricket.

  • BGB thrash Barisal

    Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) registered a massive 94-17 point win over Barisal in Bashundhara Presents Independence Cup Kabaddi tournament at the Suhrawardi Indoor Stadium in Mirpur yesterday.

  • MSC start training without coach

    Mohammedan Sporting Club began their preparations for the next football season at the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) artificial turf yesterday, without a head coach.

  • U-16 women put a up better show

    Bangladesh under-16 women's team held China under-14 women's team to a goalless draw in their third match in China yesterday.

  • Devaluing first-class cricket

    While the national cricketers witnessed around a 60 per cent increase in their salaries earlier this week, there is a chance that the country's first-class cricketers, a number of whom are under the Bangladesh Cricket Board's (BCB's) contract, may not get any monthly salaries from next season.

  • U-16 women booters win big

    The Bangladesh under-16 women's football team bounced back with a commanding 4-1 win over Shaanxi under-15 women's team, according to a report sent from the Bangladesh Football Federation yesterday.

  • Mirpur unlikely for Pak matches

    Bangladesh is likely to host Pakistan in Fatullah, Khulna and Chittagong during their tour in July-August this year. The Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium is currently undergoing renovation work, which might take up to August to be completed. Pakistan, however, are expected to arrive in the first week of July.

  • Arafat Sunny

    Action analyst to train coaches

    A bowling analyst from England is scheduled to arrive in Bangladesh next month in order to train coaches on aspects dealing with bowling actions.

  • BAF holds meeting with stakeholders

    The Bangladesh Athletic Federation (BAF) yesterday employed a novel initiative to revitalise the country's athletics, which is virtually on life-support, as they exchanged views with current athletes, coaches, organisers and journalists.

  • Shooting holds hope

    The Bangladesh Olympic Association (BOA) is expecting at least one gold medal in the shooting discipline of the upcoming 4th Islamic Solidarity Games, scheduled to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan from May 12 to 22.

  • BD teams learn their opponents

    Bangladesh were placed in a comparatively easy group in the AFC U-19 Championship Qualifiers but they were pitted against tough opponents in AFC U-16 Championship Qualifiers, with the draw for both the qualifiers taking place at the AFC headquarters in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

  • Siddikur makes cut in Japan

    Bangladesh's premier golfer Siddikur Rahman scraped by to make the cut at the Panasonic Open Japan yesterday. The 32-year-old, who had an overnight score of one-over-par (72), gained one stroke to finish the second day with a par score (142).

  • Khelaghar thump Partex by 77 runs

    Khelaghar Samaj Kallyan Samity defeated Partex Sporting Club by 77 runs during the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League match at BKSP’s No. 4 ground today.

  • Independence Cup Kabbadi begins today

    The final round of Bashundhara Presents Independence Cup Kabaddi tournament gets underway from tomorrow at the Suhrawardi Indoor Stadium in Mirpur with the participation of eight teams.

  • Five senior women booters ignored

    Five senior women footballers were deprived of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's grand reception as well as cash rewards as the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) seemingly gave more importance to the under-16 women's team.

  • ICC reveals broadcast production plans for Champions Trophy

    The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced a stellar line up of commentators as well as detailed broadcast production plans, which for the first time in cricket, include Player Tracking for the ICC Champions Trophy to be held in England and Wales from 1 to 18 June.

  • Walton to sponsor U-18 football finals

    Walton has earned the sponsorship rights for the final round of the National U-18 Football Championship, which will start at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on April 23.

  • Do or die for Abahani

    A struggling Abahani are looking forward to displaying an improved performance in the AFC Cup when the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) champions take on I-League champions Bengaluru FC at Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bangalore today. The match will start at 7:30pm (BST).

  • Fakirerpool told to play in BCL

    Fakirerpool Young Men's Club have been demoted to the Bangladesh Championship League (BCL), the second-tier of the professional football league, according to a decision from an emergency meeting of the executive committee of Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) yesterday.

  • 'It is Tigers' duty to be a cut above'

    When Legends of Rupganj signed both Bangladesh's Test and ODI skippers for the Dhaka Premier League, everyone expected the latter to take charge of the team this season.

  • Legal action sought over cancellation of Bar Council’s Independence Day event

    An executive member of Bangladesh Bar Council demands for legal action against the people responsible for cancelling the organisation’s event marking the Independence and National Day.

  • Hajj registration deadline extended to April 23

    The government extends the deadline for this year’s Hajj registration to April 23. Earlier in the day, Hajj Agencies Association of Bangladesh (Haab), the private body for Hajj arrangement, suspended its registration process demanding more time.

  • Alida to turn up for BD

    Bangladesh has so far not been widely represented by expatriate athletes at the international arena yet.