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  • Yahya in town

    On this day in 1971, all offices and businesses remained shut in continuation of a peaceful movement.

  • IOC rejects Kuwait appeal

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has rejected a call by the Kuwaiti government to temporarily lift a 14-month sports ban while the Gulf State amends a controversial law.

  • ‘Messi deserves Ballon d'Or every year’

    Barcelona star Lionel Messi should win the Ballon d'Or award every year, according to club president Josep Maria Bartomeu, after the Argentine was beaten to the prize by Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo.

  • Sepp Blatter

    'Disrespectful Infantino won't answer my calls'

    Disgraced former FIFA president Sepp Blatter says successor Gianni Infantino has showed him no respect by failing to return his phone calls.

  • Ex-Venezuela football official to plead guilty in US bribe case

    The former president of Venezuela's football federation is expected to plead guilty to U.S. charges stemming from a bribery investigation involving FIFA, the sport's world governing body, according to court records filed on Tuesday.

  • China FA chief consoles players

    The chief of China's football association has told the country's players not to lose their confidence, after the team's

  • Infantino proposes 48-team World Cup

    FIFA president Gianni Infantino said Monday he would like to expand the number of teams in the World Cup to 48 by adding a

  • Infantino hails video replays

    FIFA president Gianni Infantino has hailed as "promising" the use of video replays for the first time during France's 3-1 friendly win over Italy.

  • Turkey seeks arrest of Hakan Sukur in coup probe

    Turkey has issued an arrest warrant for its former international football star striker Hakan Sukur as it probes last month's failed coup aimed at unseating President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

  • Jeers for Brazil president dampen Olympic joy

    The Maracana stadium erupts in jeers as Brazil's unpopular interim president Michel Temer opens the Rio Olympics and the hostility spreads far beyond the sports venue.

  • ‘Messi not as good as Maradona or Di Stefano’

    Retired Italian football coach Arrigo Sacchi claims Lionel Messi, while “the best player in the world today”, is not the greatest Argentine to ever play the game.

  • 3 candidates to succeed Platini

    Three candidates to succeed the disgraced Michel Platini as president of UEFA make the shortlist on Friday for the vote to take place in Athens.

  • Blatter has surgery for skin cancer

    Disgraced former FIFA president Sepp Blatter underwent successful surgery after being diagnosed with skin cancer and has been released from hospital, his spokesman and a report said Sunday.

  • Salahuddin in charge of dist football

    The BFF boss had recently told The Daily Star that he has a big plan about district football and wants to provide at least Tk 5 lakh yearly to each district in this regard.

  • Infantino slams 'enemies' painting him as 'greedy'

    FIFA's new chief Gianni Infantino accuses "enemies" of trying to paint him as greedy, and voices surprise at revelations that his disgraced predecessor and his deputies awarded themselves millions in dubious bonuses.

  • FIFA HQ raided

    Swiss investigators search the FIFA headquarters as the world football governing body reveals that former president Sepp Blatter and two of his deputies awarded themselves more than $80 million in often suspicious payments.

  • Conscience made me quit: Manohar

    Shashank Manohar says his conscience forced him to resign as India's cricket board chief after he walked away from the embattled organisation in a dispute over introducing wide-ranging reforms.

  • BB heist: RCBC president resigns

    The Rizal Commercial Banking Corp (RCBC) accepts the resignation of Lorenzo Tan as president and CEO of the Yuchengco-controlled financial institution effective immediately, the bank says in a statement.

  • Bangladesh Awami League in 11th National Elections

    AL Dhaka city units get new leadership

    Awami League President Sheikh Hasina yesterday finally approved committees for Dhaka city north and south AL units.

  • Myanmar swears in first elected civilian president

    Myanmar's new president has been sworn in, the first elected civilian leader in more than 50 years.

  • 'I will not run for president' says Michelle Obama

    Michelle Obama, the First lady is due to leave the White House in January 2017 as her husband’s presidential term ends and she said she has no intentions of going back.

  • 'Two accused' in top two posts

    Awami League President Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the BNP elected "two accused" in its highest posts and termed the re-election of Khaleda Zia and Tarique Rahman as the party's chairperson and senior vice-chairman “a drama”.

  • Myanmar brings forward presidential vote

    The vote to appoint a new president in Myanmar has been brought forward by a week, to 10 March.

  • Zimbabwe leader's Mugabe birthday party criticised

    Zimbabwe's ruling party has been criticised for hosting lavish 92nd birthday celebrations for President Robert Mugabe while swathes of the population face food shortages.

  • Mahmoud Abbas due tomorrow

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will make his first stopover in Dhaka early tomorrow on his way to three Asian countries.

  • A Journey With Pride

    The Daily Star yesterday awarded 24 prominent individuals and an institution for their lifetime contribution to nation-building at its 25th anniversary programme.

  • Attack on the press a threat to democracy

    President Abdul Hamid yesterday said any attack on the press is a threat to democracy and that journalists must unite to fight the evil forces.

  • Pay scale: President for addressing journos’ salary disparity

    President Abdul Hamid expresses his hope that the government will give due attention to salary disparities of journalists following the announcement of new national pay scale.

  • Don't harass people

    President Abdul Hamid yesterday asked policemen to give special attention so that nobody is harassed by them while they carry out their duties.

  • JS body returns bill, seeks further pay rise of MPs

    A parliamentary body sends back a bill to the Cabinet Division, seeking an increase in remuneration and allowances of lawmakers comparing to bureaucrats.