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  • France strike late to see off Nigeria

    France strike late to see off Nigeria

    Pogba broke the deadlock in the 79th minute, nodding into an empty net after Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama failed to collect a cornerA Paul Pogba header and a Joseph Yobo own goal saw France edge a hard-fought contest with Nigeria 2-0 in Brasilia on Monday to reach the World Cup quarter-finals.

    Pogba broke the deadlock in the 79th minute, nodding into an empty net after Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama, who plays for French club Lille, failed to collect a corner.

    It was a cruel moment for Enyeama, but rewarded a barrage of French pressure sparked by the introduction of Antoine Griezmann, who forced Yobo to put through his own goal in injury time.

  • France strike late to see off Nigeria

    Pogba broke the deadlock in the 79th minute, nodding into an empty net after Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama failed to collect a cornerA Paul Pogba header and a Joseph Yobo own goal saw France edge a hard-fought contest with Nigeria 2-0 in Brasilia on Monday to reach the World Cup quarter-finals.

    Pogba broke the deadlock in the 79th minute, nodding into an empty net after Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama, who plays for French club Lille, failed to collect a corner.

    It was a cruel moment for Enyeama, but rewarded a barrage of French pressure sparked by the introduction of Antoine Griezmann, who forced Yobo to put through his own goal in injury time.

  • DMP boss: Police no contract killer

    DMP boss: Police no contract killer

    Sources say the DB team members who conducted Sunday’s operation were rewarded for killing two ‘security threats’ Dhaka police chief Benazir Ahmed has categorically said the members of his force were not involved in any “contract killing.”

    His comment comes only a day after the death of two people – identified by families as Sramik League leaders Akmal and Ramzan – in an alleged gunfight with law enforcers in the capital.

    Their families alleged that police were “hired” by political rivals for the “killing.”

  • TIB ‘finds’ irregularities in 22 private universities

    The TIB has found that amounts ranging from Tk50,000 to Tk2 lakh are being exchanged for getting names of VCs, pro-VCs and treasurers approved; Tk1 lakh for inspection; Tk10,000-Tk20,000 for settling complaints; Tk1 lakh for preparing illegal audit reportsTransparency International Bangladesh has claimed to have found “widespread” irregularities – many of them monetary – in at least 22 private universities, without mentioning any name and disclosing details about data collection methods.

    The TIB study, titled “Private University: Challenges for Good Governance and Ways to Overcome them,” was conducted from June 2012 to May 2014 among the universities. The report was published at a programme in the capital yesterday.

  • Latif, Inu convince PM to approve halving call termination rate

    Finance Ministry twice rejected the BTRC recommendation for lowering international call termination charges to 1.5 US cents ($0.015) per minute from the existing 3 US cents ($0.03) for IGW operatorsTwo cabinet members yesterday reportedly convinced the prime minister to give her approval for halving the international incoming voice call termination rate, a proposal that had been twice rejected by the Finance Ministry in recent months.

    Following a cabinet meeting yesterday, Post, Telecommunication and Information Technology Minister Abdul Latif Siddique and Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu raised the issue to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

  • Ershad’s iftar discriminates orphans

    JaPa leaders along with Ershad had plates full of delicious Iftar items, but the poor children were deprived of the menuJatiya Party President HM Ershad yesterday had his first Iftar with the orphans in the holy month of Ramadan, but these children failed to overcome discrimination at the programme. 

    Unlike every year when Ershad observed his first Iftar with poor people, this year he held his first Iftar party with the orphans from Nurul Quran Madrassa at a city hotel in the capita’s Mohakhali.

  • Exclusion of police, magistrates suggested

    Traders, especially, retailers reduced the prices of essentials when the market monitoring team visited the markets with police protection, said a member of the monitoring teamOne of the market monitoring teams formed by the Commerce Ministry has recommended that the authorities concerned should monitor the market without magistrates and police protection to get the real picture of kitchen markets.

    The monitoring team made its suggestion on Thursday after monitoring kitchen market at New Market and Palassey Bazar. Earlier, the Commerce Ministry had formed 14 teams to monitor the kitchen markets in the capital during the month of Ramadan.

  • Cabinet approves oceanographic research institute

    ‘The public administration ministry will prepare a comprehensive draft and place it before the cabinet again’The cabinet yesterday refused to separately approve three proposed acts for public servants, and instructed the authorities concerned to prepare a comprehensive act by compiling the three drafts.

     “The drafts of the three different acts were placed before the cabinet meeting for approval. The acts were prepared to legitimatise three ordinances issued during two previous military rules, which became invalid following court orders,” Cabinet Secretary M Musharraf Hossain Bhuiyan told reporters after the meeting.

  • WB: South Asia primary education not satisfactory

    The report is the first comprehensive study to analyse the performance of South Asian education systems in terms of student learningA World Bank report issued yesterday says around a quarter to one-third primary school graduates in South Asia lack the basic numeracy and literacy skills that would enable them to pursue further education.

    The report is the first comprehensive study to analyse the performance of South Asian education systems in terms of student learning.

  • Suranjit: Disclose names of Bangladeshis with Swiss bank accounts

    ‘The government has to take the initiative to publish the list, bring back the money from Swiss banks and take action against money laundering’Awami League lawmaker Suranjit Sengupta has asked the government to disclose the names of Bangladeshi nationals who have deposited money with banks in Switzerland.

    “The government has to take the initiative to publish the list,  bring back the money from Swiss banks and take action against money laundering,” Suranjit, a member  of the ruling party’s Advisory Council, said while addressing a rally in the capital yesterday.

  • Five Shibir men held

    A team of police conducted a drive around 6am and arrested the five Shibir activistsPolice arrested five Shibir activists from Baro Bazar area in Meherpur town yesterday morning. The arrestees were Sayeed Hossain, 22, Halim Miah, 24, Ashraful, 20, Sohel Rana, 19, and Abdullah, 21.

    Sheikh Atiar Rahman, officer-in-charge of Sadar police station, said on secret information, a team of police conducted a drive around 6am and arrested the five Shibir activists while they were pasting anti-government posters in the area. 

  • ICC chief warns against nepotism in Bangladesh

    ‘You call this Shakib, Tamim, Mashrafe and Mushfiq bad. Their problem is six of them queue up together to get married if one gets marriedFormer Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president AHM Mostofa Kamal who became the first ever Bangladeshi to head the International Cricket Council (ICC) after he was officially given the charge of the cricket’s governing body at its annual conference in Melbourne recently, received a warm reception from the BCB directors and former players when he arrived at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport yesterday.

  • Abahani slip away from title

    The Sky Blues’ Ghanaian striker Osei Morrison’s early strike was cancelled out by Mohammedan’s in-form striker Wahed made the match tieTwo biggest crowd-pullers Abahani Limited and Mohammedan SC shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw in the Nitol-Tata Bangladesh Premier Football League at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday.

    The Sky Blues’ Ghanaian striker Osei Morrison’s early strike was cancelled out by Mohammedan’s in-form striker Wahed Ahmed in the second-half of the game that experienced the lowest turnout in a Dhaka derby in recent years.

  • Kaka leaving Milan to join Orlando City

    ‘I’ve always said I wanted to play in the USA and now I have reached an agreement to play there’Former Brazil playmaker Kaka will sign for new Major League Soccer team Orlando City after terminating his contract with AC Milan by mutual consent.

    “I’ve always said I wanted to play in the USA and now I have reached an agreement to play there,” Kaka told Milan’s TV channel on Monday.

    Initially Kaka is likely to be on loan until January 2015 at Brazilian side Sao Paulo, where he was developed as a youth and where he played the first two years of his professional career before being sold to Milan in 2003.

  • Kaka leaving Milan to join Orlando City

    ‘I’ve always said I wanted to play in the USA and now I have reached an agreement to play there’Former Brazil playmaker Kaka will sign for new Major League Soccer team Orlando City after terminating his contract with AC Milan by mutual consent.

    “I’ve always said I wanted to play in the USA and now I have reached an agreement to play there,” Kaka told Milan’s TV channel on Monday.

    Initially Kaka is likely to be on loan until January 2015 at Brazilian side Sao Paulo, where he was developed as a youth and where he played the first two years of his professional career before being sold to Milan in 2003.

  • Wozniacki, Wawrinka join clock campaign to fight time-wasters

    Wozniacki, Wawrinka join clock campaign to fight time-wasters

    Wozniacki claimed she was the latest victim of the growing problem as she crashed out against Barbora Zahlavova StrycovaFormer world number one Caroline Wozniacki and Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka joined calls Monday for on-court clocks to be installed to clamp down on Wimbledon time-wasters.

    Wozniacki claimed she was the latest victim of the growing problem as she crashed out against Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, the unseeded Czech who claimed another famous scalp to move into the quarter-finals with a 6-2, 7-5 victory.

  • Stocks remain range bound in H1

    Stocks remain range bound in H1

    Good stocks perform well, bad-speculative ones slide during January and June period of 2014The stock market remained range bound in the first half of this year ended yesterday as some investors were cautious in trading.

    The benchmark DSEX Index only ranged within the band of 4,300 and 4,800 points without making any big movement during the January to June period of 2014.

    After reaching its highest level since the beginning of the year, over 4,800 points on February 6, the index could not surpass the 500-point threshold. The DSEX closed nearly 4,500-mark yesterday, the last trading day of the first half.

  • NBR set to curb tax evasion by MNCs

    The law was initially framed under the Finance Bill 2012 to identify and prevent tax evasion by foreign companies operating in BangladeshNational Board of Revenue is set to try stopping tax evasion, if there is any, by multinational companies as the Transfer Pricing Law becomes effective from today.

    The law was initially framed under the Finance Bill 2012 to identify and prevent tax evasion by foreign companies operating in Bangladesh.

    The law, however, took two years more to come into effect due to lack of expertise and attitude among both the taxmen and the taxpayers, a high official of NBR said.

  • $78m WB loan to add 480,000 solar home systems

    The project will help install an additional 480,000 solar home systems that has emerged as a viable electrification option for areas without grid access to electricityWorld Bank has given $78.4m additional financing to further scale-up support for the solar home systems (SHS) programme of Bangladesh.

    The project will help install an additional 480,000 solar home systems that has emerged as a viable electrification option for areas without grid access to electricity.

  • Plastic sector fails to take full advantage of export market preference

    ‘Bangladesh has not yet emerged as an exporter of plastic products with considerable share as it has only 0.01% share against the global demands of US$590bn’Bangladesh has failed to take full advantage of preferential market access in case of plastic goods export due to the supply-side related constraints and lack of skilled manpower, trade analysts said in Dhaka yesterday.

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