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The Peoples FA Cup – Grassroots football at it’s finest

Emdad Rahman : Team Legend played in The Peoples FA Cup today at The Norwegian Playing Fields at Power League Newham. To be honest we turned up to have a bit of fun and do our bit to promote and support grassroots football. All our team are aged 38-42. Most have grey, receding hairlines and expanding paunches. The game plan ...

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Taslima, Ubayda & Afreen compete at London Junior Weightlifting Series

Emdad Rahman ::   This weekend Tower Hamlets’ Oakland’s Weightlifters had the first of a A three-part London Junior Weightlifting Series hosted at Crystal Palace in London saw Oaklands Weightlifters take part at a crucial event hosted by the school. The Oaklands Weightlifters (the Tower Hamlets Youth and Junior Weightlifting Club) fielded 3 athletes; Taslima Begum, Ubayda Choudhury, and Afreen ...

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Bangladesh football to reach int’l level soon: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina eulogised the growing development of Bangladesh football and stated that country’s football would reach at international level soon. “The popularity of football in Bangladesh would be increased across the grassroots through organising such types of tournament. Our boys will also be inspired from it,” Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina stated this while distributing prizes of Bangabandhu Gold ...

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Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo: ‘Not even God can please everyone’

Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo said that he isn’t bothered by those who criticise him for being overconfident. “There are people who hate me, who say I’m vain, or arrogant, or this or that,” Ronaldo said in an interview to be published in Sunday’s El Mundo newspaper in Spain. “That’s part of my success. I was born to be the ...

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Bangladesh slump to 11th position in T20 ranking

New Zealand and Zimbabwe players have made impressive gains in the latest MRF Tyres ICC T20I Player Rankings, which were released on Saturday morning.New Zealand came back from behind against Pakistan to win the series 2-1, while Zimbabwe recovered from 0-2 down against Bangladesh to draw the series at two-all. These series results are clearly reflected in the latest MRF ...

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Lionel Messi owes me: Ronaldo

A meeting of Federation of Bangladesh University Teachers Association (FBUTA) will be held this afternoon after a fruitful meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina over the issue of their salary hike. FBUTA secretary general Prof ASM Maksud Kamal said they will take the decision at the meeting to be held around 5pm whether they will continue their strike or attend ...

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India beats Australia by 37 runs in 1st Twenty20

Virat Kohli smashed a career-best unbeaten 90 before Australia top order choked against spinners as India secured a 37-run victory in the first Twenty20 on Tuesday. Kohli continued his sublime ODI form in a strong total of 188-3 after India was put in to bat when Australia captain Aaron Finch won the toss. Kohli provided the nucleus of a challenging ...

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Afghan police officer drugs and kills 10 colleagues

An Afghan policeman, suspected of collaborating with insurgents, drugged and then shot dead 10 of his colleagues in the southern province of Uruzgan, officials say. He then stole their weapons and set their outpost on fire. Police are now hunting what they believe to be a Taliban infiltrator. Insider attacks on international and Afghan forces have been one of the ...

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China releases Swedish rights activist Peter Dahlin

A Swedish activist who was detained in China on charges of damaging national security has been released and deported. Peter Dahlin, 35, has been held since early January amid a crackdown on human rights lawyers and activists. Last week he appeared on state media apparently confessing to breaking the law through his organisation’s support of local Chinese rights lawyers. The ...

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