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  • BD rolls out welcome for unusual sport on skates

    If basketball and soccer had a baby and put it on skates, it might look like roll ball, a little-known sport whose top performers worldwide vied for the championship in Bangladesh over the past week.

  • U-14 Women's Nat'l C'ship from today

    The 2nd JFA Cup Under-14 Women's National Championship gets underway today with 32 district teams participating across seven different venues.

  • Strauss issues deadline

    England chief Andrew Strauss says that players have three days left to decide if they are willing to tour Bangladesh amid ongoing security concerns surrounding the country.

  • A pioneer in dire straits

    Reza-E-Karim, a dedicated cricket organiser in the formative years of the country's cricket, has been suffering from multiple diseases. His medical expenses are crippling his family's finances.

  • Rio Olympics: Indians immune to Olympic fever

    Around a giant screen showing the Olympics in a central New Delhi park, young Indians chat, take selfies or snooze in the late afternoon heat, glancing only occasionally at the heroic sporting feats on display.

  • Pakistan's bulletproof plan

    The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has bought four bulletproof buses as it tries to convince other teams to shed their security apprehensions and visit the country.

  • Afghan fury as Iran, Turkey claim Rumi

    Who can lay claim to Rumi, the Sufi mystic who is one of the world's most beloved poets? A bid by Iran and Turkey to do so has exasperated Afghanistan, country of his birth eight centuries ago.

  • Social instability causes of poll violence: CEC

    Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad holds the social instability and rigid stance of the candidates responsible for the election violence.

  • Records & Trivia

    There have nine different champions in the 14 iterations of the UEFA European Championships. Spain and Germany have each won thrice, France have two titles, while Italy, Greece, Netherlands, Denmark, Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia have one each.

  • Tahir says Ramadan won't put him in a spin

    When Ramadan starts, Imran Tahir will begin juggling the demands of observing his Muslim faith and playing a full day of international cricket for a team sponsored by a beer company.

  • Shahid Afridi

    I'm available for Pakistan: Afridi

    Shahid Afridi says he would be available for Pakistan's tour of England this summer if required by his country.

  • Bhutan plants over 1 lakh trees to welcome their new born prince

    Bhutan welcomes the birth of its new prince by planting over 1 lakh trees across the country.

  • Country heading in right direction

    The majority of Bangladeshis believe that the country is heading in the right direction, according to a survey by the International Republican Institute.

  • Syed Ashraful Islam

    Ashraf questions joining Saudi alliance

    Minister for Public Administration and General Secretary of Awami League Syed Ashraful Islam questions Bangladesh’s decision to join the Saudi-led alliance during today's cabinet meeting.

  • Teachers in resolute strike over ‘pay disparity’

    Public university teachers across the country have begun an indefinite strike from this morning protesting the “government inaction” in removing their “pay disparity” despite being dubbed "illogical" by the finance minister and slammed by the prime minister.

  • IS presence claim ploy to taint country's image: PM

    PM Hasina says a vested quarter is cooking a plot behind the scene to taint Bangladesh’s image to create a situation like in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Iraq and Syria by saying that there is the presence of Islamic State (IS) in the country.

  • BJP warns leaders over beef remarks

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is "angry" with party leaders who made incendiary statements in the aftermath of the Dadri killing over beef rumours.

  • Cabinet okays law for partisan local polls

    The cabinet has approved the drafts of the law that will allow registered political parties to nominate candidates in the local body elections.

  • Bats perform ‘vital pest control’

    Bats provide a service worth an estimated US $1bn (£649m) globally by controlling pests on corn crops, a study has suggested.

  • Unusual rain: Climate change to blame

    The Met office says it hasn't seen such erratic pattern of monsoon, which has caused about 40 percent more rainfall this year than the average recorded over the last 10 years. 'Climatic change has caused a spike in variability,' says a top weather expert.

  • India's economic growth slows to 7%

    India's economy grew at an annual rate of 7% between April and June, official figures have shown.

  • Saeed Ajmal confident of Pakistan comeback

    Saeed Ajmal says he is confident of playing for Pakistan again despite his struggles since returning with a remodelled action.

  • 4 die inhaling septic tank gas in Naogaon

    Four people die after inhaling toxic gas of a septic tank in Naogaon.

  • Where have all the desi chickens gone? (video)

    Be it the broiler or the sonali, no other chicken comes near them – and you will taste the difference when the roast chicken in a wedding feast is not desi.

  • Transport strike in Rajshahi

    Indefinite transport strike enforced through Rajshahi protesting a government decision to allow state-run buses to ply the district’s local routes.

  • ‘Bandit leader’ killed in ‘gunfight’ with Khulna cops

    Alleged chief of a forest bandit racket of the Sundarbans killed in 'gunfight' with police in Koyra upazila of Khulna.