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Saturday October 21, 2017 11:37 PM



  • Seven million children still stunted

    Seven million children still stunted

    Despite progress undernutrition costs Bangladesh over Tk7,000 crore a yearPeople in the country’s hilly areas and wetlands suffer from the highest level of undernutrition, according to data maps launched yesterday in the capital.

    Children under five suffered most from hunger in Sylhet division where 51.3% of children suffered from stunting and 39.5% were underweight.

    While Barisal and Khulna divisions had the lowest rates of stunting and underweight as well as the lowest share of the country’s total stunted children.

  • The don of Buthpara

    The 2nd part of a Dhaka Tribune report reveals the ‘Jamaat-Shibir Cantonment’Abdus Samad is a Rajshahi city ward councillor. Apparently he is also a local schoolteacher. But no one recalls seeing him in the last four years. Samad is the chief of Jamaat’s Motihar unit.

    The police say he is on the run. Wanted in at least 25 cases (almost all of them violence on or around Rajshahi University campus), Samad, however, is like a king in Buthpara. They say he stays indoors during the day and comes out only after dark.

  • Artist Qayyum Chowdhury dies

    Artist Qayyum Chowdhury dies

    The artist was speaking at the opening session of the fourth day of the festival. Suddenly, he fell upon the floor and got hurt behind his headNoted artist Qayyum Chowdhury died at the Combined Military Hospital in the capital last night. He was 80.

    He had fallen ill at the time of addressing the ongoing Bengal Classical Music Festival at the Army Stadium around 8:40pm. He was immediately rushed to the CMH, the media centre at the festival told the Dhaka Tribune.

    In a statement, it  said: “The artist was speaking at the opening session of the fourth day of the festival. Suddenly, he fell upon the floor and got hurt behind his head.”

  • JMB link in Bardhaman blast confirmed

    The Bangladesh team also quizzed Sajid via the NIA officialsA Bangladesh delegation comprising high officials of law enforcement and intelligence agencies has come to a concrete conclusion after visiting India that Bangladesh-origin militants were involved in the October 2 Bardhaman blast in West Bengal.

    The Indian officials after the blast had claimed that members of banned Islamist group Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) were involved in the grenade explosion that killed two
    persons.

  • Foreign donors to stop funding for AIDS patients in Bangladesh

    The HIV patients will face serious crisis when the Global Fund to Fight AIDSA precarious time lies ahead for the country’s HIV-positive and AIDS patients as international donors organisation providing preventive measures for HIV infection, as well as treatment and rehabilitation for HIV-positive and AIDS patients, are pulling out their operations in Bangladesh.

  • PM: Why should people pay for Khaleda’s mistake?

    ‘The economic condition of the country is not bad. Her economic condition might be bad’Replying to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s remark that there is no elected government and democracy in the country, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said in parliament that her government is an elected government and multi-party democracy was prevailing in the country.

  • Rawshan lauds Hasina in parliament

    Rawshan first complained that the opposition had been placing suggestions in parliament but the government kept ignoringOpposition Leader Rawshan Ershad once again lauded Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in parliament for the latter’s “quality” role in advancing the country “towards prosperity” and her achievements in running the
    government.

    Rawshan first complained that the opposition had been placing suggestions in parliament but the government kept ignoring. But immediately the Jatiya Party leader started praising the prime minister and the government.

  • Journalist Zaglul to be buried today

    Police could not find out the bus that hit Zaglul Senior journalist Zaglul Ahmed Chowdhury,  who was killed in a road accident on Saturday, will be buried at the Azimpur Graveyard today after his daughter Antara Ahmed Chowdhury, who lives in US, comes home.

    His son Nabid Ahmed Chowdhury said There will be two namaz-e-janazas for his father – one after Zuhr prayers at Banani mosque and another at the National Press Club.

    Meanwhile, police could not find out the bus that hit Zaglul as of yesterday.

  • Top RSO leaders on fresh remand

    A Chittagong court yesterday granted police three days to interrogate two top leaders of banned Myanmar sectarian outfit Rohingya Solidarity Organisation (RSO), the vice-president of Global Rohingya Centre (GRC) and another for suspected militant activities.

    Metropolitan Magistrate Faridul Alam ordered the remand for Cox’s Bazar Jamaat-e-Islami leader Salamatullah, Bandarban’s Naikkhyangchhari upazila Awami League leader Shafiullah, Pakistan-origin GRC Vice-President Mohammad Alam and Saudi Arabia-origin Rohingya Abdul Majid.

  • Experimental Tigers eye another Banglawash

    Experimental Tigers eye another Banglawash

    A window of opportunity opened up for the Tigers to tinker with their playing XI against their demoralised opponentsGiven their miserable form in the first 10 months of this year, Bangladesh could not have possibly thought that they would get to experiment against Zimbabwe in the ODI-leg of their ongoing bilateral series. However, the Tigers’ remarkable run of results in the 45-day long series at home against the Southern African nation has made it possible.

  • Bangladesh Open International Badminton begins tomorrow

    Top-ranked Asian countries will take part, like Malaysia. So, Bangladesh’s chances are very slimIn the presence of top-ranked shuttlers from Asia alongside Croatia and Syria, the Yonex-Sunrise Bangladesh Open International Badminton Challenge 2014 will get underway at Shaheed Suhrawardi Indoor Stadium in Mirpur tomorrow.

  • Chinese Taipei comeback thwarts Sri Lanka in AHF Junior hockey

    Chinese Taipei comeback thwarts Sri Lanka in AHF Junior hockey

    Taipei though equalised in the 18th minute off a combined attackChinese Taipei staged a remarkable comeback to begin their Men’s AHF Junior Cup hockey with a thrilling 4-3 win over Sri Lanka at Maulana Bhasani National Hockey Stadium yesterday.

    Even though they fell behind twice, the Taipei players displayed superb temperament to eventually unsettle the Lankans.

    Sri Lanka took the lead in the ninth minute after Buddika Peris powered his way through the right flank and paved the way for Kasun Ubesiri to flick the ball into the back of the net.

  • Badal seeks answer over ‘unfair’ justice

    Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League champions Legends of Rupganj have officially protested at conspiracies against the side in the ongoing season of the premier 50-over tournament of the country.

    Rupganj owner Lutfur Rahman Badal in a letter to the Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hasan complained that a “group” within cricket’s governing body in the country is working to tarnish the image of his team and is continuously being uncooperative.

  • Gobinathan looks up to challenges

    Gobinathan looks up to challenges

    The new head coach arrived in Dhaka yesterday Bangladesh’s new hockey coach, former Malaysian defender Gobinathan Krishnamurti, is looking forward to coping with the challenge and is determined to excel in the new frontier of his career.

    The new head coach arrived in Dhaka yesterday and headed straight to the premier hockey venue of the country. There, the Malaysian coach showed considerable patience while facing the media. The hockey federation initially kept his arrival as a secret. Therefore, the curiosity of the media personnel knew no boundaries upon meeting the 37-year old.

  • Hamilton believes they can end with a win, Mashrafe hints changes in the side

    Hamilton believes they can end with a win, Mashrafe hints changes in the side

    Bangladesh are in a position to tinker with the playing XI in the last of the five-match ODI series against Zimbabwe today and home side skipper Mashrafe bin Mortaza admitted the fact and hinted a few changes in the line-up.

    One could not even think of such a situation two months back as the Tigers suffered one defeat after another in the first 10 months of this year, but having shown a great amount of maturity and consistency against Zimbabwe throughout the series has actually given them the luxury to experiment keeping the World Cup in mind.

  • Prime Bank climb to top, Rupganj lose again

    High flying Legends of Rupganj slumped to their second consecutive defeat in the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League after losing to Kalabagan Cricket Academy yesterday. Prime Bank jumped to the top of the points table after registering a comfortable win over Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club. Meanwhile, Prime Doleshwar enjoyed their fourth win of this campaign beating Mohammedan.

    Rupganj v Kalabagan CA, BKSP 4

  • Spectacular Spieth wins Australian Open

    Spectacular Spieth wins Australian Open

    Rising American talent Jordan Spieth shot the round of his life for an eight-under-par 63 as his rivals laboured in the Sydney wind to claim his second professional title by six strokes at the Australian Open on Sunday.

    The Texan, who shared second place on his U.S. Masters debut in April, fired eight birdies in a flawless final round to secure the Stonehaven Cup at 13-under 271 for the tournament at The Australian Golf Club.

  • 10-man City gun down Saints

    10-man City gun down Saints

    City felt they should have been awarded a penalty for a foul on Sergio Aguero in a goalless first halfChampions Manchester City climbed up to second in the Premier League table with an emphatic 3-0 victory over high-flying Southampton at St Mary’s on Sunday.

    City felt they should have been awarded a penalty for a foul on Sergio Aguero in a goalless first half, but Yaya Toure put them in front at the start of the second period.

  • Liverpool cannot keep relying on Gerrard only, says Rodgers

    Liverpool can no longer count on 34-year-old captain Steven Gerrard playing in every game, said manager Brendan Rodgers after the 1-0 win over Stoke City on Saturday.

    The Anfield club marked the 16th anniversary of Gerrard’s debut by dropping the midfielder to the bench on the day they celebrated his achievements with a special commemorative programme.

    “I told him yesterday he wasn’t playing, it was just to give him a rest,” Rodgers told Sky Sports television after 11th-placed Liverpool ended a run of three straight Premier League defeats.

  • Atletico win, Real set club record with 16th consecutive victory

    Atletico win, Real set club record with 16th consecutive victory

    Benzema diverted a Cristiano Ronaldo centre past goalkeeper Carlos Kameni in the 18th minute at the Rosaleda and Bale finished off a swift breakAtletico Madrid climbed above Barcelona into second in La Liga when Saul Niguez and Arda Turan fired the champions to a 2-0 win at home to Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday.

    The match at the Calderon was overshadowed by a street battle between dozens of rival fans a few hours before kickoff in which emergency services said one Deportivo supporter had been critically injured.

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