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  • Gladiators chairman denies allegations

    Accused media of publishing news based on isolated informations

    Bangladesh Premier League champions Dhaka Gladiators chairman Salim Chowdhury has denied all “spot-fixing” allegations. The BPL franchise was hit by the fixing scandal last week after the side’s star Mohammed Ashraful revealed to the ICC Anti-Corruption and Security Unit that the franchise owners were involved in fixing matches.

  • 20 county stars questioned over BPL fixing

    BPL fixing suspicion includes foreign players as well

    More than 20 county cricketers and two English umpires are being interviewed by anti-corruption detectives as part of the International Cricket Council’s biggest match-fixing investigation.
    Chris Watts, the head of the ECB’s own anti-corruption unit, is helping the ICC in a joint initiative acting on tip-offs about corruption in the BPL.

  • 20 county stars questioned over BPL fixing

    BPL fixing suspicion includes foreign players as well
    More than 20 county cricketers and two English umpires are being interviewed by anti-corruption detectives as part of the International Cricket Council’s biggest match-fixing investigation.
    Chris Watts, the head of the ECB’s own anti-corruption unit, is helping the ICC in a joint initiative acting on tip-offs about corruption in the BPL.

  • The Board is our guardian: Tamim

    The Board is our guardian: Tamim

    The dashing opener talks about his life and the current situation to Dhaka Tribune Sport

    Tamim Iqbal, Bangladesh’s dashing opening batsmen, is on the verge of giving up his bachelorhood. He follows Shakib Al Hasan, who entered the ranks of the happily married two months ago, but unlike the all-rounder, Tamim plans to make his wedding an affair to remember. Despite the upcoming personal triumph, Tamim’s mind is not fully clear of the current chaos in Bangladesh cricket, with payment issues and match-fixing claims dominating the scene. The left-handed batsman sat down and shared some of his thoughts with Minhaz Uddin Khan of the Dhaka Tribune.

  • BCCI treasurer, secretary resign

    BCCI treasurer, secretary resign

    All five BCCI vice-presidents are also likely to resign

    Two top officials of the Board of Control for Cricket in India – secretary Sanjay Jagdale and treasurer Ajay Shirke – resigned from their posts on Friday in a major development.
    Shirke had been saying for the past few days that BCCI president N Srinivasan should step down on moral grounds in the wake of the spot fixing scandal in which his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan was arrested.

  • Protesters block streets around European Central Bank

    ‘Blockupy’ activists are protesting the bank’s role in pushing for austerity cutbacks

    Crowds of anti-capitalist protesters on Friday blocked streets leading to the European Central Bank (ECB) in Germany's financial capital, Frankfurt, to protest its role in pushing for austerity cutbacks as a way to fight the continent's debt crisis.

    Members of the Blockupy alliance linked arms for several hours in a steady rain and strong wind on the streets leading to the bank. A few demonstrators grabbed and shook the metal police barricades surrounding the bank.

  • Lollywood shows signs of life

    ‘This is guerrilla film-making’

    Pakistan’s ailing film industry is on the road to recovery as tax cuts, fresh investment and endeavour is directed to kick start revival for the once vibrant sector while “Bollywood,” inadvertently is acting as life support.

  • Nadir Shah expecting official ban letter on Sunday

    Nadir Shah expecting official ban letter on Sunday

    The umpire is planning an appeal

    Bangladeshi umpire Nadir Shah, who was banned for 10 years on March 18, is expecting to receive the official letter for his punishment from the Bangladesh Cricket Board on Sunday.

  • Thais thrash Bangladesh U-14

    Own goals done the damage

  • Wari down Farashganj

    Wari stand fourth with 16 points

  • Alarm grows as Iraqi forces fail to stem violence

    Alarm grows as Iraqi forces fail to stem violence

    Forces struggle to contain the relentless round of violence since the 2011 US withdrawal

    Officials in Iraq are growing increasingly concerned over an unabated spike in violence that claimed at least another 33 lives on Thursday and is reviving fears of a return to widespread sectarian fighting.

    Authorities announced plans to impose a sweeping ban on many cars across the Iraqi capital starting early Friday in an apparent effort to thwart car bombings, as the United Nations envoy to Iraq warned that “systemic violence is ready to explode.”

  • Mars mission astronauts face radiation exposure risk

    Misson may lead to exposure equivalent to two-thirds of the lifetime limit

    Worrying news for anyone keen on taking a trip to Mars: flying to the Red Planet and back could, in a single mission, expose you to a dose of radiation equivalent to two-thirds of the safe lifetime limit for astronauts, according to a new study led by Nasa.

    Scientists used measurements from the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL), the spacecraft that took the Curiosity rover to the Red Planet in 2012, to work out the radiation threat to humans travelling through deep space for long periods of time.

  • Kabaddi federation plan international meet

    Kabaddi federation plan international meet

    India, Japan, Iran and Nepal are likely to participate apart from the hosts

    Bangladesh Kabaddi Federation is preparing to arrange an International Kabaddi Tournament from June 30 to July 4. Two teams each from Bangladesh and India alongside one team from Japan, Iran and Nepal are likely to take part in the meet. However, the teams were not finalised yet. Federation general secretary Nazrul Islam said they have invited foreign clubs to participate and the response was positive and the official confirmation would come soon.

  • Wal-Mart, Gap meet retailers, think tank on Bangladesh labour safety

    Wal-Mart, Gap meet retailers, think tank on Bangladesh labour safety

    The discussions are part of the Safer Factories Initiative organised by the Bipartisan Policy Center, a non-profit policy and advocacy think tank

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Gap Inc are meeting with retailers, industry associations and the Bipartisan Policy Center to develop a plan to improve fire and safety regulation in Bangladesh factories, reports Bloomberg.

    The discussions are part of the previously announced Safer Factories Initiative organised by the Bipartisan Policy Center, a non-profit policy and advocacy think tank, the centre said on Thursday in a statement. The talks are co-chaired by former US Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell and former US Senator Olympia Snowe.

  • 6 killed, 15 injured in Mymensingh crash

    6 killed, 15 injured in Mymensingh crash

    Identities of the deceased could not be known immediately

    At least six people were killed and 15 others injured as a truck rammed over an auto-rickshaw in Bus stand area of Mymensingh town on Friday night.

    The identity of the deceased couldn’t be known immediately, reports Banglanews24.com

  • 2 confessed killing 2 jubo league leaders in Bogra

    Two arrestees today have confessed to the police their involvement in the murder of two Jubo league leaders in Bogra.  

    On their first day of the two day remand,  Abu Bakar Siddique Ripon, president of Swechchhasebak League of Shahjahanpur upazila and Tutna Babu, activist of the same organization confessed they were involved in the killing of Majnu and his nephew Nahid, both of whom were jubo League leaders, on Last Monday, over share of a money that were supposed to be given as a reward of grabbing a land for some other.

  • UN honours Tagore

     

    Tribune Report

    The United Nations Thursday honoured Nobel laureate, Rabindranath Tagore, whose collection of poetry, Gitanjali, and its universal message of harmony are the focus of an event at the Headquarters in New York aimed at promoting mutual respect and cross-cultural understanding.

  • Budgetary allocation not enough to meet energy sector investment needs

    Budgetary allocation not enough to meet energy sector investment needs

    Government has to decide clearly how it wants to develop the energy and power sector
    Every year at this time, the planning and finance ministers struggle to allocate scant resources amongst the different sectors of the economy. This year the task is much harder because of two reasons – first, allocation for a new head of Padma Bridge; and second, the lower economic growth rate during the current financial year. Reliable sources reveal that around Tk90bn will be allocated for the energy and power sector. During the last four years, the government had allocated about the same amount every year – around Tk80bn or one billion dollar.

  • FY14 energy budget may see 45% rise in subsidy

    FY14 energy budget may see 45% rise in subsidy

    Energy and Mineral Resources are expected to get about Tk23bn in 2013-14
    The power division would get Tk90.5bn in the upcoming budget for the next fiscal year, which is Tk11.7bn or 15% higher than the allocation for outgoing fiscal year, officials said.

    They said an expenditure of Tk55bn would be provisioned for subsidy on the power sector, which is little higher than the subsidy allocation of about Tk52bn of the previous fiscal year.

    The Energy and Mineral Resources are expected to get about Tk23bn in 2013-14, which is up by Tk6.7bn than the current fiscal year’s budget of Tk16bn.

  • The path to development

    The path to development

    Bangladesh needs to harness its economic potential

    Consciousness: “A sense of one’s personal or collective identity, including the attitudes, beliefs, and sensitivities held by or considered characteristic of an individual or group." A social scientist's perspective about Bangladesh and the national consciousness of the Bangladeshi people would be germane for the unobtrusive politician, the thoughtful and concerned citizen and a self-aware populace.

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