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  • JMB chief coordinator, 4 activists sent to jail

    A team from RAB 12 arrested them from MMunsur Ali Station of the district early Friday along with huge quantity of explosivesA Sirajganj court yesterday sent the chief coordinator as well as four members of banned militant outfit Jama’at-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) to jail and fixed a date for the remand hearing of them.

    Sirajganj Senior Judicial Judge Kohinur Arjuman passed the order to JMB chief coordinator Md Abdun Nur and “Ehsar” members Nur Islam and Md Nuruzzaman Arif while “Gaery Ehsar” members Abul Kalam Azad and Fauq Ahmed.

  • ‘Mashrafe calls me Maa’

    Every time any high-profile cricket match took place in the last seven years at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium (SANS) in Khulna, focus automatically fell on late national cricketer Manzarul Islam Rana.

    Once someone steps inside SANS, attention diverts to Rana for the obvious reason. The beloved cricketer hailing from Khulna passed away in a tragic road accident in 2007 becoming the youngest Test cricketer to die at the tender age of 22. To honour his life, a stand in the stadium was named after Rana.

  • Power failure perplexes people

    Power failure perplexes people

    Dhaka power outage lasts longer than anywhere else in the country Two back-to-back break-downs of the national electricity grid resulted in an unusually long and widespread power outage across the country yesterday.

    At 11:28am, lights went out all over the country simultaneously because of the first collapse. Basically, there was no power anywhere in the country for at least an hour after that.

    Nationally important establishments such as the president’s official residence Bangabhaban, the prime minister’s residence Ganabhaban, the Prime Minister’s Office and the Jatiya Sangsad have also remained out of power.

  • Anamul not worried about ‘foot work’

    Anamul not worried about ‘foot work’

    Foot work has always been a trouble for Bangladesh top order batsman Anamul Haque. The right-handed batsman, who led the Bangladesh Cricket Board XI in Kolkata and joined the national camp in Khulna a day after the team arrived, said he has put his thoughts into the issue but is also concerned as it can break down his confidence.

    The 21-year-old rather takes confidence from the batsmen who did well in international cricket despite being haunted by the similar problem throughout their career.

  • Verdict in Mir Kashem case today

    It is the second day of Jamaat’s shutdown called protesting the verdict against its chief Motiur Rahman NizamiThe International Crimes Tribunal 2 is set to deliver verdict in the war crimes case against top Jamaat-e-Islami leader Mir Kashem Ali, known as a key financier of the anti-liberation party, for his alleged crimes against humanity and other offences committed in Chittagong during the 1971 Liberation War.

    Mir Kashem, 62, who was a leader of Islami Chhatra Sangha (now Islami Chhatra Shibir), will be produced before the tribunal today – about six months after completion of the trial proceedings.

  • Monday’s strike withdrawn in Khulna

    Ahead of the second Test match between hosts Bangladesh and the visiting Zimbabwe at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna starting tomorrow, the southwestern city of the country received a good bit of news. The day-long strike, scheduled for tomorrow, has been cancelled by Jamaat-e-Islami.

    Khulna and its cricket loving people requested for a respite from the day-long strike on the eve of the second Test match. Jamaat responded positively and cancelled tomorrow’s strike.

  • Gazi to join Kalpage in Khulna

    Gazi to join Kalpage in Khulna

    Gazi was seen having a lengthy conversation with Kalpage Banned off spinner Sohag Gazi will be travelling to Khulna to work closely with Bangladesh spin bowling coach Ruwan Kalpage. The Bangladesh Cricket Board earlier opted to send Gazi to Malaysia to work with former fielding coach of Bangladesh Mohammad Salahuddin, but busy schedule of the latter saw the board alter their decision. 

    “Most probably I will be travelling to Khulna on Tuesday to work under Kalpage who is with the national team at the moment. I will start for Khulna once the hartals (strike) end,” Gazi told Dhaka Tribune yesterday.

  • Khaleda Zia takes a page out of Sheikh Hasina’s book

    Khaleda Zia takes a page out of Sheikh Hasina’s book

    Khaleda accused the government of destroying the office of shut down vernacular daily Amar Desh by setting fire to the BSEC building in the capital.In a statement that is reminiscent of what her arch rival Sheikh Hasina has said before, Khaleda Zia has said she does not desire to be the prime minister again; rather she wants to serve the people by “ensuring their voting rights and restoring democracy” in the country.

  • ATN adds gold to national hockey championship

    I assure the trophy will be attractive and will be made out of pure goldThe 30th edition of the national hockey championship is set for a golden touch as new sponsors ATN Bangla, one of the leading satellite channels of the country stepped up to craft a whole gold-emblazoned trophy and a contract of Tk2m for each of the next five years. The championship starts from November 5.

    The details were revealed in a press conference at Dutch-Bangla Bank Auditorium of the Bangladesh Olympic Association yesterday.

  • Zimbabwe’s Ervine suffers thumb blow

    Ervine scored an unbeaten 85 in the three-day warm-up against BCB XI Zimbabwe received a big blow as middle-order batsman Craig Ervine injured his left-thumb yesterday and is doubtful for the second Test against the Tigers starting tomorrow.

    The 29-year-old was struck off pacer Tendai Chatara while batting at the nets. “He (Ervine) was hurt off a rising delivery facing Chatara. We took him for a medical scan immediately and the injury seemed serious to be honest,” informed Zimbabwe manager Mufaro Chiturumani.

  • Nasim: BNP failed to understand PM statement

    Referring to the January 5 polls, Nasim said the Awami League’s strategy had led to the defeat of the BNP in the electionRuling out BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir’s statement that the government had begun bowing to the public demand for an immediate election, Awami League Presidium member Mohammed Nasim yesterday said the BNP had failed to understand the premier’s speech.

    “Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said elections would be held on time. This means there will be no elections before 2019,” Nasim said while addressing the extended meeting of the Dhaka City unit of Awami League at Bangabandhu Avenue.

  • Dr Kamal for facilitating multi-dimensional debate to resolve political crisis

    He said this while launching the book, ‘Democratic Culture’, authored by Mahmud Reza Chowdhury at the Jatiya Press ClubEminent jurist Dr Kamal Hossain on Saturday observed that democratic culture should be established in the country to facilitate multi-dimensional debate to resolve political problems.

    He said this while launching the book, ‘Democratic Culture’, authored by Mahmud Reza Chowdhury at the Jatiya Press Club.

    Publishing house Academy Press and Publication Library (APPL) arranged the ceremony.

    Dr Kamal said, “We all want democracy in the country but the big question is ‘why we could not achieve democracy’.”

  • 6 held with Tk50 lakh fake notes in capital

    6 held with Tk50 lakh fake notes in capital

    They were arrested in different places at Badda and RampuraThe Detective Branch (DB) of police in separate drives in the capital arrested six members of a gang involved in counterfeiting notes, and recovered Tk50 lakh fake notes early yesterday.

    The arrestees were Babul Sheikh, leader of the gang, and his acomplices Ferdous Ali, Lutfur Rahman, Md Kabir, Foysal Mollah and Mohiuddin Khan.

    They were arrested in different places at Badda and Rampura, said Shaikh Nazmul Alam, deputy commissioner of DB.

  • SWID Indoor Games end

    SWID Indoor Games end

    The first edition of Society for the Welfare of Intellectually Disabled (SWID) Bangladesh National Indoor Games, sponsored by Walton, concluded at the organisation’s head office, SWID Alamgir MA Kabir Auditorium, yesterday.

    State Minister for Finance and Planning MA Mannan distributed the prizes as the chief guest. Additional director of Walton FM Iqbal bin Anwar Dawn, Bangladesh Development Group vice president Dilara Mustafa, SWID president Jawaherul Islam Mamun and member secretary Hemayetuddin Ahmed were also present on the occasion.

  • Students have no place to play

    It was found that almost one-third in its South-East part of the playground has remained occupied by tho construction companiesStudents of Dhaka University do not have enough opportunity to play in the university’s playgrounds as different companies and organizations keep occupied those in different purposes.

    Talking to the Dhaka Tribune, several students alleged that the university’s authorities frequently lease out its playgrounds to various organizations and sports clubs on several occasions depriving them to play in the places. 

  • Youth beaten dead by Brahmanbaria AL leader

    The dead is Richhal Pathan, 24, son of local influential Yasin PathanAwami League Brahmanbaria unit General Secretary has allegedly beaten his neighbour to death in Kandipara area of the city on Friday.

    The dead is Richhal Pathan, 24, son of local influential Yasin Pathan.

    According to the family members of the victim, Awami League city unit General Secretary Rafiqul Islam, who is a neighbour to them, shared long term enmity with Richhal.

  • Two held with 22,300 yaba pills

    The team also recovered Tk7.66 lakh from their possession which were earned through selling yabaTwo held with 22,300 yaba pills

    n             Tarek Mahmud, Chittagong

    Rapid Action Battalion-7 yesterday arrested two persons with 22,300 pieces of yaba tablets and Tk7.66 lakh from Chittagong’s Kala Miya Bazar area.

    The arrested are Abul Kalam and Abdur Rahim, both hailing from Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar.

  • Bridge collapse hampering business activities

    Locals had constructed an alternative road with mudMovement of heavy vehicles on the Sadullapur-Dhaperhat Road in Sadullapur upazila in Gaibandha has been at a halt since last two months now causing untold sufferings to the vegetable farmers and businessmen of the upazila.

    The chaos occurred when a 20-25 year old bridge near Bakshiganj Bazar collapsed snapping vehicular movement on the 16km long road which is the only connecting road between Rangpur-Dhaka highway and Sadullapur upazila. 

  • Finding your leadership potential for business school

    Finding your leadership potential for business school

    If leaders were born and not made, business schools all over the world would have closed down a long time backExhibiting leadership in business school applications abroad is tantamount to working diligently for your next promotion. No application can be successful for that long dreamed-of postgraduate degree unless and until you can demonstrate your leadership qualities, since after all, a business school’s main purpose is to create leaders who can make it big in the real world.

    But why is discovering your leadership so difficult? Are leaders only born, and not made?

  • Gossip girls

    Gossip girls

    I have caught myself participating in conversations where the object was to belittle another womanYou are being watched. I am being watched. Everywhere you go, the eyes follow. The steps to the rickshaw, the departmental store, that new restaurant, a friend’s house, all are being watched and judged. Aside from the innately sexual and inappropriate stares of men, I realised there are other eyes set on me.

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