Messi admiration creates ‘different chemistry’ for Argentina

There are a lot of traits that make a team like the reigning World Cup champions Argentina successful. 

BFF pulls women's team out of Olympic Qualifiers

Bangladesh had been drawn in Group B alongside the hosts, Iran, and Maldives on January 12 and were preparing until the sudden reversal.

Life gives and takes away, says Lo Celso amid ‘a very emotional moment’

Argentina’s seven-goal demolition of visitors Curacao on Tuesday saw the return of Giovani Lo Celso who demonstrated why the three-time world champions badly missed the on-loan Villarreal midfielder during their Qatar World Cup campaign last year despite eventually having gone on to bag the ultimate prize in the sport.

Messi requested to bring 23 jerseys to prevent ‘fight’

Curucao footballer Cuco Martina made an unusual request to Argentina captain Lionel Messi before their friendly encounter with the world champions, scheduled to begin at 5:30 am on Wednesday (Bangladesh Standard Time).

Christchurch washout hits Sri Lanka World Cup hopes

The two teams split the points which further damages Sri Lanka's designs on a place in the top eight of the Super League, who automatically qualify for the World Cup in India in October and November.

Bangladesh suffer 1-0 defeat against Seychelles in second friendly

Bangladesh put in a dismal performance to suffer a 1-0 defeat to visiting Seychelles in the second and final FIFA friendly match at Sylhet District Stadium on Tuesday.

Robiul replaces Jamal in starting eleven

Bangladesh captain Jamal Bhuiyan was dropped from the starting eleven in the second FIFA friendly against Seychelles at Sylhet District Stadium on Tuesday.

Robiul eager to make good of new life

The last time Rabiul played for Bangladesh before the Seychelles matches was 36

Ganguly says India 'must play aggressively' to get big wins

India haven't won international silverware since the 2013 Champions Trophy, crashing out of the last two Twenty20 World Cups.

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Women DJs, unthinkable just years ago, becoming common in Saudi Arabia

Standing behind her control tower with headphones around her neck, Saudi DJ Leen Naif segues smoothly between pop hits and club tracks for a crowd of business school graduates noshing on sushi.

Tickets for ‘Cricket Celebrates Mujib 100’ concert featuring AR Rahman on sale today

A. R. Rahman, one of the most celebrated musicians of the sub-continent, confirmed his return to Bangladesh on Saturday. The tickets of the concert, scheduled for March 29, is set to be available from Monday morning, 10 am onwards. 

Shamol Mawla talks ‘Mohanagar’

“Mohanagar” depicts the events of a fateful night in a police station in Dhaka, where paths of criminals, an eminent industrialist, the general public, and members of the press, intertwine in the aftermath of a road accident, for a period of seven hours. The series, produced by Shopnoghuri Productions, features Mosharraf Karim as O C Harun, Zakia Bari Mamo as Shahana Huda, Shamol Mawla as Afnan Chowdhury, Mostafizur Noor Imran as Moloy Kumar, and Khairul Basar as Abir Hasan, among others.

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Stocks break gaining streak

The Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) broke a four-day rising streak today when its turnover also experienced a drop.

BOOK REVIEW: FICTION / An island of one’s own

When one begins reading Karen Jennings’ An Island (Picador India, 2021), one might find it hard to believe that an atmospheric novel with such fluid prose initially struggled to find a publisher.

BOOK NEWS / Bookcentric announces September 2021 reading challenge

Dhaka’s Bookcentric library has announced their September 2021 reading challenge in collaboration with Daily Star Books. For this month, Bookcentric will look at books that feature a “utopia” or, conversely, a “dystopia”, given their thematic similarities, from Cormac McCarthy’s The Road (2006) and Ursula K Le Guin’s The Dispossessed (1974) to Begum Rokeya’s Sultana’s Dream (1905), among others.