A total of 43 wushu players, who have won gold medals for Bangladesh Army, Bangladesh Ansar, Border Guard Bangladesh, Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation, Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Pratishthan and different sports organizations in the National Wushu Championship in 2017 and 2018, will receive primary trainingThe camp has been organized by Bangladesh Wushu Federation with assistance from Bangladesh Olympic AssociationThe national wushu training camp for the 13th edition of the South Asian Games got underway Saturday at Mirpur Shaheed Sohrawardi Indoor Stadium in Dhaka. The camp has been organized by Bangladesh Wushu Federation with assistance from Bangladesh Olympic Association. A total of 43 wushu players, who have won gold medals for Bangladesh Army, Bangladesh Ansar, Border Guard Bangladesh, Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation, Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Pratishthan and different sports organizations in the National Wushu Championship in 2017 and 2018, will receive primary training. After five-day training, 23 wushu players will be selected.
June 15, 2019 20:26 UTC
The late Haji Abdul KhalekBFF president Kazi Salahuddin, senior vice present, vice president, general secretary and other officials expressed deep sadness at the passing away of Haji Abdul Khalek and prayed for the salvation of his departed soulSwadhin Bangla Football Team member Haji Abdul Khalek breathed his last Friday midnight at his residence in Satkhira. Khalek left behind his wife, five sons, three daughters and countless well-wishers. He was placed to eternal rest Saturday at Bharukhali in Mahmudpur after the johr prayers. BFF president Kazi Salahuddin, senior vice present, vice president, general secretary and other officials expressed deep sadness at the passing away of Khalek and prayed for the salvation of his departed soul.
June 15, 2019 20:03 UTC
The details of the tournament were announced in a press conference Saturday at the conference room of the BFF House in DhakaSix zonal champions from as venues, and the two best runners-up sides will qualify for the final roundThe zonal round of the Japan Football Association U-14 Women’s Championship 2019, sponsored by the JFA and co-sponsored by Walton, will get underway Monday. The details of the tournament were announced in a press conference Saturday at the conference room of the BFF House in Dhaka. The competition will be held across six venues and will run till June 28. The final round will then be held in Dhaka in July. Six zonal champions from as venues, and the two best runners-up sides will qualify for the final round.
June 15, 2019 19:52 UTC
Action from the BPL match between BJMC and Sheikh Jamal in Dhaka Saturday BFFIn the process, BJMC avenged their 2-0 defeat against Sheikh Jamal in the corresponding fixtureTeam BJMC finally registered their first victory in the Bangladesh Premier League this season with a surprising 2-1 win over Lt. Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club Limited Saturday at Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka. In the process, BJMC avenged their 2-0 defeat against Sheikh Jamal in the corresponding fixture. Bottom side BJMC now have eight points from 16 matches in the 13-team standing while Sheikh Jamal are seventh with 18 points. BJMC took the lead in the 19th minute when Nigerian forward Samson Iliasu volleyed home from an Abdul Hannan cross from the right flank. Sheikh Jamal reduced the arrears five minutes later through a diving header from Shakhawat Hossain Rony but the 2015 league champion weren’t able to bring parity in the face of some dogged BJMC defending.
June 15, 2019 19:41 UTC
'The unions unanimously disagree with the statement made by the newspapers' owners'Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) and Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ) have said the statement made by the Newspaper Owners’ Association of Bangladesh (Noab) on June 12 is "morally unacceptable" and "unrealistic". "The unions unanimously disagree with the statement made by the newspapers' owners," reads it. Raising question on the livelihood and the dignity of the media workers will create a new crisis for the newspaper industry, feared the journalists leaders. BFUJ and DUJ leaders in their statement said that on 9 September 2013, the government announced the gazette notification of the 8th wage board, but the newspaper owners are creating many obstacles to make it effective. If necessary, workers, journalists and employees of the media industry will unite and wage a movement, they further said.
June 15, 2019 18:33 UTC
So, after yet another lengthy soliloquy on Kumerow during last week’s mandatory minicamp, Rodgers came to a conversational dead end. He’s running the right route all the time and making contested catches and putting the ball away. And, predictably, Rodgers was again talking Kumerow up, going so far as to only half-kiddingly suggest that Kumerow’s return could be the “galvanizing moment” the 4-5-1 Packers might need. I just think he’s such a good guy, good teammate. Maybe Davante, the top guy, he’s going to be out there.
June 15, 2019 18:00 UTC
Tahir took two wickets in his first over and finished with figures of 4-29 off seven overs as Afghanistan collapsed after a second rain break at Sophia Gardens. Andile Phehlukwayo also helped engineer the downfall with two wickets in his first two overs after a 75-minute break as the Afghans slipped from 69-2 to 77-7. A cameo of 35 from Rashid Khan took them into three figures before he became Tahir’s fourth victim. Chris Morris then finished off the tail with figures of 3-13. South Africa have lost three of their opening four games, with the other one called off due to rain.
June 15, 2019 17:26 UTC
A 22 member team of the Geological Survey of Bangladesh (GSB) has found the presence of iron ore in the samples collected during a survey at Hili, Dinajpur. GSB is conducting drilling campaigns to further explore the possibilities of an iron mine. Dinajpur 6 MP Shibly Sadik inaugurated the drilling campaign at Ishobpur village of Alihat union, Hili on April 19. The existence of the first ever iron mine in Bangladesh was first discovered in Murshidpur of Hakimpur upazila back in 2013. According to GSB members of this project, not only the presence of an iron mine is first in Bangladesh, it would likely be among the top 10 iron mines in the world.
June 15, 2019 17:26 UTC
A survey report released by ILO saying 33% of domestic workers in Dhaka are children File photoMany of the children who work as domestic help are driven by poverty and hunger as they have no one to look after them, the study said. About one third of domestic helpers who work in Dhaka are children, 5-17 years of age, according to a recent study. Many of the children who work as domestic help are driven by poverty and hunger as they have no one to look after them, the study said. Of the surveyed households, 375 had live-in domestic help who stay at their employers’ homes full-time, while 124 had domestic help who do not stay at their employers’ homes. Of the 124 domestic helpers who were not live-in domestic help, only seven (5.6%) were children.
June 15, 2019 17:15 UTC
A GD has been filed regarding the incidentSix individuals have forcefully entered the office of leading online news portal Bangla Tribune. They also claimed to be working for City University, owned by the former lawmaker, which did not make it to the top 20 of the Dhaka Tribune-Bangla Tribune Private University Rankings 2019. A general diary (GD) has been filed in this regard with Sher-e-Bangla Nagar police station. Confirming the matter, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar police station Sub-Inspector (SI) Abdur Rashid said: "Bangla Tribune Assistant Human Resource Manager Alamgir Hossain has filed a GD around 8pm regarding the incident. "Necessary steps will be taken upon further investigation."
June 15, 2019 16:41 UTC
This is the first meeting between the two leaders after Momen took over his charge five months back and former diplomat Jaishankar was made the external affairs minister last month. In the meeting, Momen drew Jaishankar’s attention to Bangladesh’s expectations about signing of a deal on sharing the Teesta River water and about stopping killings at the border areas. He also sought India's active support to resolve the Rohingya issue. Jaiashankar mentioned the importance of Bangladesh as the gateway to India's eastern economic diplomacy. Momen also sought the cooperation of Jaiashankar in attracting Indian investment in almost 100 special economic zones in Bangladesh.
June 15, 2019 16:40 UTC
A Bangladeshi woman returning home from overseas, reportedly fell victim to an attempted rape and was pushed off a moving bus on her way to her hometown in Ghior upazila of Manikganj. According to the case statement, the woman employed in Jordan, had come back to visit her hometown in Ghior upazila. She boarded a bus from Shahjalal International Airport to Manikganj Bus Stand, where she boarded a Swapno Paribahan bus and headed for Ghior. Once all the passengers had gotten off at their respective stops, the bus driver and his assistant turned off the lights and tried to rape her. Here too, once all other passengers got off at their respective stops, the bus driver and his assistant gang-raped Shahinur, and pushed her off the running bus.
June 15, 2019 16:30 UTC
They made the call on Saturday in separate messages on the occasion of "Fruit Tree Planting Fortnight" from June 16 to 30, and "National Fruit Fair" from June 16 to 18. Terming this year’s theme of the "Fruit Tree Planting Fortnight" and "National Fruit Fair" as time-befitting, both the president, and the prime minister wished success of all programs marking the occasion, and hoped that those programs would create awareness among the people. He said the "Fruit Tree Planting Fortnight" and "National Fruit Fair" will help enrich the knowledge of the new generation about different varieties of traditional local fruits, and also encourage them to cultivate and partake. Now, ensuring security of nutrition is a challenge, she said, adding that steps will have to be taken to ensure the supply of local fruits, which are rich with nutrients, for the general population. So, it is necessary to increase local fruit farming using modern technologies, the prime minister added.
June 15, 2019 16:18 UTC
Representational imageThe accidents took place on Friday and SaturdayAt least nine people were killed in separate road accidents in seven districts on Friday, and Saturday. In Madaripur, an old woman died when a motorcycle hit her while she was crossing the Rajoir-Noyanagar road in Rajoir upazila on Saturday. Eye witnesses said, the truck hit the van which was standing still at the side of the road. In Kushtia, a man was killed under the wheels of a truck on Kushtia-Ishurdi Highway in Bheramara upazila. In Panchagarh, two people were killed, in a collision between a truck and a motorcycle on the Panchagarh-Tetulia Highway, on Friday.
June 15, 2019 16:07 UTC