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Friday October 20, 2017 02:51 PM



  • Popular Football Clubs

    Shah Nahian and Phil Humpreys list the football favourites – the clubs that drive the
    sports-crazed people in this country, well, crazy. This list was generated from the WT
    poll on the Dhaka Tribune Facebook page. To take part in the next one visit https://
    www.facebook.com/DhakaTribune
    10
    AC Milan
    AC Milan are the joint most successful club in world football in terms of international trophies, winning 18 official UEFA and FIFA titles (equal with Boca Juniors). The Rossoneri (Red and Blacks) are owned by media mogul and former Italian prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi.

  • Tigers take series

    Tigers take series

    Bangladesh defeated New Zealand by 40 runs in the second ODI to take an unassailable 2-0 lead
    Bangladesh defeated New Zealand by 40 runs in the second ODI at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium yesterday to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three match series. The win was Bangladesh’s sixth in a row against the Kiwis and ensured a second successive victory against them.

  • BNP to discuss non-partisan government only

    They asked the Election Commission (EC) to refrain from arranging partial elections
    The BNP-led 18-party alliance on Thursday said they would only sit for dialogue with the government if their demand for an election under a non-partisan interim government is met.

    They also asked the Election Commission (EC) to refrain from arranging partial elections.

    Meanwhile, the opposition parties said they will stage nationwide demonstrations protesting the arrest of their leaders and activists and demanding their immediate release.

  • Female directors vow to stop GB law

    Female directors vow to stop GB law

    They announced protest programmes on November 3 at all offices of the Grameen Bank across the country against the new law
    A female board member of Grameen Bank once again warned that the bank’s borrowers, the 8.4 million poor women, would “show their power” and arrange a grand rally in Dhaka if the government enacted the new Grameen Bank law.

    The bank’s staff also expressed their fear that after enacting the new law, politics would enter the bank management, and that depositors and borrowers were panicked.

    They announced protest programmes on November 3 at all offices of the Grameen Bank across the country against the new law.

  • Intellectuals killing case verdict Sunday

    Intellectuals killing case verdict Sunday

    ICT 2 on Thursday fixed the date after it had completed the trials in absentia on September 30
    The International Crimes Tribunal is set to deliver verdicts on Sunday in cases against fugitive war crimes accused Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan for their alleged involvement in crimes against humanity during the 1971 Liberation War.

    ICT 2 on Thursday fixed the date after it had completed the trials in absentia on September 30.

    The tribunal of Justice ObaidulHasan, Justice Mozibur Rahman Miah and Justice Shahinur Islam had earlier sentenced former Jamaat-e-Islami leader AbulKalam Azad alias BachchuRazakar to death after trying him in absentia.

  • Power Division to seek five-year extension for rental plants

    Power Division to seek five-year extension for rental plants

    Proposals to be placed at purchase committee meeting
    The Power Division will place a proposal to extend the tenures of three rental power plants for five years at the next meeting of the cabinet committee on purchase.

    Besides, proposal for another independent power producer (IPP) may be placed at the meeting.

    “We had several meetings with some entrepreneurs to extend the tenure and fix tariff rates of the existing rental, quick rental and independent power plants,” Power Secretary Monowar Islam told the Dhaka Tribune.

  • Police busy stopping political violence

    Police busy stopping political violence

    Around 700 convicted criminals bailed in six months
    Law enforcers are occupied with the activities of political parties and are paying less attention to other crimes. This has created an opportunity for criminals to engage in crimes like murder, robbery, snatching and mugging.

    Even the most secure areas like the MPs’ hostels opposite the parliament have been robbed. Specialists are concerned that if such activities continue than the city dwellers would face security problems and the investigation of ongoing criminal cases will lose their credibility.

  • Tigers feast on Kiwis to seal ODI series

    Batting first, Bangladesh were bowled out for 247 in 49 overs, but the bowlers put in a superb performance to restrict the visitors to 207 in 46.4 overs
    Bangladesh’s dominance over New Zealand in One Day International cricket continued as the hosts snatched a 40-run win in the second ODI, taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three match series at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Thursday.

    Batting first, Bangladesh were bowled out for 247 in 49 overs, but the bowlers put in a superb performance to restrict the visitors to 207 in 46.4 overs.

    Back in October 2010, Bangladesh had whitewashed the Kiwis 4-0, and now they have the chance to claim another clean sweep on Sunday at Fatullah.

  • Students innocent victims of mindless politics

    Students innocent victims of mindless politics

    Hartals and violent politics have been affecting students since the beginning of academic year 2013
    Frequent and long political shutdowns are putting a great pressure on all students, making it hard for them to continue their education.

    Students are by far the worst sufferers of the politics of hartals. Hartals and violent politics have been affecting students since the beginning of academic year 2013. The first victims were this year’s Secondary School Certificate examinees.

    At least five SSC exams between February and March were postponed as the opposition called countrywide hartals. There were regionals hartals in some parts of the country as well.

  • ‘Level playing field difficult under party govt’

    They said the proposed draft of electoral code of conduct was good, but its proper implementation would be difficult if the elections took place under a partisan government
    The Election Commission would face difficulties in ensuring level playing field for all candidates during the next parliamentary elections, if the polls took place under a partisan government, election analysts and observers told the Dhaka Tribune on Thursday.

    They said the proposed draft of electoral code of conduct was good, but its proper implementation would be difficult if the elections took place under a partisan government.

  • EC mulls polls on January 9

    Schedule likely on November 25 after meeting the president
    The Election Commission has planned to announce the polls schedule of the next parliamentary elections on November 25 and hold the elections on January 9.

    The chief election commissioner and the four election commissioners are considering to meet the president between November 17 and 24 to fix the date for announcing the polls schedule, an EC official said.

  • Ban Ki-moon concerned over violence

    Ban was hopeful that the recent steps to initiate dialogue continue and will ensure an environment conducive to credible and peaceful elections
    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday urged all parties of Bangladesh to respect the rule of law, exercise restraint and express their views peacefully, reports UNB.

    The UN chief also called on all concerned to ensure an environment conducive to credible and peaceful elections.

  • Politically connected IGWs vanish into thin air

    These IGW operators with close links with ruling party leaders, had been trying to move to safety at the eleventh hour of the government’s tenure
    At least two international gateway operators, backed or owned by influential political leaders, have allegedly vanished into thin air without paying billions of takas that they owed the country’s telecom regulator.

    Another operator has been reportedly trying to change its name because it leads to a minister of the current government.

  • UK minister Warsi’s visit postponed

    Warsi was scheduled to visit Bangladesh on November 3-4
    Senior British Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister Baroness Sayeeda Warsi’s planned visit to Bangladesh has been postponed.

    Warsi was scheduled to visit Bangladesh on November 3-4.

    “The British informed us that she would not be coming to Dhaka on November 3 and she would visit later in future,” said an official of the Foreign Ministry.

    “It was an unsolicited visit as we did not invite her.”
     

  • PM may attend Commonwealth summit

    PM may attend Commonwealth summit

    Climate change, regional issues, health, human mobility are among the priority areas for Bangladesh
    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina may attend the Commonwealth Head of Governments Meeting in Sri Lanka from November 15 to 17.

    “The prime minister is very likely to attend the Commonwealth summit for one day as Sri Lanka requested her to join the event several times,” a foreign ministry official said.

    Foreign Minister Dipu Moni and Secretary Md Shahidul Haque will attend the event.

    Bangladesh will push for its priority issues in the meeting, the foreign secretary told the Dhaka Tribune.

  • Noakhali Chharta Dal man killed

    Awami League activists Homyan, Sumon, Shawan, Fayz made the attack on Parvez and shot at him when he was returning to his home from madrasa
    A group of Awami League activists allegedly killed a local Chhatra Dal man and hurt seven persons after making an attack on them yesterday at Sonaimuri in Noakhali.

    The deceased Pervez, 19, hailed from Amishapara union, was an SSC candidate from a local Madrasa.

    Witnesses said Awami League activists Homyan, Sumon, Shawan, Fayz made the attack on Parvez and shot at him when he was returning to his home from madrasa.

    Raju, 19, and Rashed, 20, including five others fellow activists of BNP, were also chopped indiscriminately. 

  • Nisha Desai expected in Dhaka this month

    Nisha Desai expected in Dhaka this month

    Nisha Desai Biswal, US Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs, is expected to come to Dhaka on an orientation trip this month
    US Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal is expected to come to Dhaka on an orientation trip this month.

    “She will be in the region in the middle of this month and we are trying to find a way to accommodate Dhaka in her trip,” director general of the America Wing Mahfuzur Rahman told the Dhaka Tribune.

    Biswal was sworn in as the assistant secretary on October 21 replacing Robert O Blake.

    Both Dhaka and Washington are trying to work out a possible schedule for her, said another foreign ministry official.

  • PM lays foundation stone of BRT, metro rail in Gazipur

    PM lays foundation stone of BRT, metro rail in Gazipur

    The government signed a deal with JICA for implementation of the project on February 20 this year
    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday laid the foundation stone of bus rapid transit (BRT) and metro rail here aiming to ease the sufferings of commuters.

    The foundation laying ceremony took place at Bhawal Badre Alam University College in Gazipur where the premier addressed a public rally.

    The 20-km BRT, stretching from Shahjalal International Airport to Gazipur, will cost Tk 20.39 billion. Its construction work will begin next year.

  • Saudi Arabia to begin raids to track overstaying foreign workers

    Workers who have no documents and no evidence to support they entered Saudi Arabia legally would be deported home
    Foreign migrant workers who have no documents and no evidence to support they entered Saudi Arabia legally would be deported home by the Saudi authorities, said officials at the Bangladesh embassy there.

    Embassy officials said under the general amnesty, workers who have no “Iqama” (visa) and no passport has not been benefited.

    It has not been decided whether the Saudi government or the sponsors would provide airfare.

  • Youth entrepreneurs await recognition

    Youth entrepreneurs await recognition

    Sabira, who could not get a job even after searching for five years, took a sewing course under the DYD. She then set up a garments factory with a loan from the department.
    Sabira Sultana, a successful entrepreneur from Narayanganj, has been selected for the National Youth Award this year in the “women” category for establishing a garments factory and creating employment for 130 young women.

    Sabira will receive the award from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday at a ceremony marking National Youth Day 2013, State Minister for Youth and Sports Ahad Ali Sarkar told reporters on Thursday.

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