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Wednesday November 22, 2017 01:07 AM



  • ‘Big Baby’ Hamilton keeps Tigers at bay

    Though the Khulna pitch has been placid to bat on so far, 31-year-old Hamilton had to struggle to get setHamilton Masakadza pulled Zimbabwe out of trouble with a classy century as the visitors now trail Bangladesh by 102 runs in their first innings after day three of the second Test in Khulna yesterday. 

  • Car crash just the beginning of nightmare ordeal

    Car crash just the beginning of nightmare ordeal

    A young woman has been in jail indefinitely in connection with a ‘plain and simple’ road accidentLocal police believe she is not guilty, but she has been sitting in jail for nearly three and a half months following a tragic car accident that killed a young man. She has been denied bail in a bailable case, taken into remand three times, and her family are now also on the run as they have been made accused in the “murder” case against her.

    It all started in the early hours of July 11, when Jannati Hossain, 23, was driving her 27-year-old friend Mostamsir Ashraf’s car from Uttara to Dhanmondi.

  • ICC clears Al Amin’s bowling action

    ICC clears Al Amin’s bowling action

    Al Amin’s bowling elbow extension for all deliveries is inside the 15-degree level permitted by the ICC rulesBangladesh pace bowler Al Amin Hossain’s bowling action has been cleared by the International Cricket Council (ICC) yesterday as the 24-year-old is now eligible to resume international cricket.

    “Alhamdulilah, I am relieved to hear the news. It has been a very nervy period for me though I was confident after appearing in the bowling action test,” a relieved Al Amin told Dhaka Tribune.

  • It was tough to score century, says Shakib

    Despite the wicket losing its sharpness in the latter part of the third day, Shakib picked up three scalpsAce Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib al Hasan believes the second Test between the hosts and the visiting Zimbabwe in Khulna’s Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium is heading towards a draw.

    The former national skipper, now the vice-captain of the Bangladesh ODI side, said both the teams are evenly matched going into the fourth and penultimate day’s play today.

    Replying to Bangladesh’s first innings tally of 433, Zimbabwe ended the third day’s play on 331 for
    the loss of five wickets, trailing the hosts by 102 runs. 

  • Tamim, Shakib ease batting worries

    Heading into the second Test against Zimbabwe, doubts were dangling over the Bangladesh batting department as most of their senior batsmen failed to deliver for large parts of 2014. Even after the first Test in Dhaka which was won by the hosts by three wickets, the picture made for grim viewing as the majority of the Bangladesh batsmen were unable to post any significant scores.    

  • Execution hangs in the balance

    The same old debate took place between the state counsels and the defence counsels even yesterday about the scope of reviewing the Supreme Court verdictPrison authorities are all set to implement the death sentence to war criminal Kamaruzzaman as the law minister yesterday directed the inspector general of prisons to make necessary preparation in this regard.

    But as the Dhaka Central Jail office did not get a copy of the Supreme Court verdict, they could not tell, as of early last night, when the capital punishment awarded by the apex court on Monday may be implemented.

  • First day of 48-hour strike elicits little response

    First day of 48-hour strike elicits little response

    The fresh shut down that began at 6am yesterday will end at 6am on FridayThe first day of a 48-hour nationwide general strike enforced by Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh, called to protest death sentences handed down to two of its leaders for war crimes, passed off with barely any response across the country.

    The fresh shut down that began at 6am yesterday will end at 6am on Friday.

    In the capital, activists of Jamaat and its student wing, Islami Chhatra Shibir, brought out processions at the Madartek, Jurain and Bakshibazar areas of the capital yesterday morning in support of the hartal.

  • Japan proposes to send U21s instead of Olympic team

    The JFA sent a four-day schedule to the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF)Japan Football Association (JFA) has put forward a proposal of sending their national Under-21 side instead of the Olympic team to play a friendly match against Bangladesh in December next month.

    The JFA sent a four-day schedule to the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) and informed that they want to play on December 18.

    Due to Victory Day events in the middle of December, the BFF
    wants to host the friendly match after December 20.

  • Sheikh Jamal DC focus on King’s Cup

    Jamal, under their new coach Maruful Haque, is sweating hard for the best possible preparation Dhaka Premier Football League champions Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club will face Bangladesh Army football team in a practice match, as part of their preparation for the King’s Cup in Bhutan, at Army Stadium, Banani at 3pm today.

    Jamal, under their new coach Maruful Haque, is sweating hard for the best possible preparation as they aim to clinch the title of the international club tournament.

  • BD U21 hockey team reach India

    As part of their preparation for the upcoming Under-21 Asian Cup Hockey Qualifiers, the junior hockey players of Bangladesh reached India last Monday and are likely to take part in eight practice matches against different opposition.

    The 24-member Bangladesh U-21 hockey contingent contains 20 players and four officials. Mamunur Rashid will perform his duties as head coach while Tarikuzzaman will be the assistant coach. Following the conclusion of their preparation matches, the Bangladesh youngsters will return home on November 18.

  • BHF expects Bansal soon, Keenan alternate option

    Bangladesh Hockey Federation (BHF) is hopeful of Indian Ajay Kumar Bansal’s arrival next week. Bansal is expected to take charge of the national team as head coach.

    It was also learned that Bansal met Mamunur Rashid, coach of the Bangladesh Under-21 hockey team that is currently touring India, and provided him some expert advice.

  • PM: 3 million more to get renewable energy

    She was addressing a function at a city hotel marking the landmark of installing three million solar home systems in the countryPrime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said her government had planned to provide solar home system to three million more rural families through Infrastructure Development Company Limited (Idcol) in next three years.

    “We have set a target to provide solar energy facility to three million more families over the next three years as part of the scheme to produce 24,000MW electricity by 2021 with 10 percent from solar power.”

    She was addressing a function at a city hotel marking the landmark of installing three million solar home systems in the country.

  • Call for scrapping presidential mercy for war criminals

    The primary education should include lessons on constitution which will help the citizens to what it is, said Barrister Amir-Ul IslamThe government should amend the constitution to ensure that war criminals do not get the opportunity to seek presidential mercy, said speakers at a seminar yesterday. 

    Ekattorer Ghatak Dalal Nirmul Committee organised the seminar styled “Constitution of Bangladesh, militancy and trial of war criminals” marking the Constitution Day of the country. The seminar was held at WVA auditorium in the capital’s Dhanmondi.  

  • JS body for quick start of Rooppur nuke plant

    So far, around 90% work of the first phase of the project and 60% of the second phase have been completedThe Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science and Technology Ministry said the ministry must hasten the construction work of the country’s first nuclear power plant at Rooppur of Pabna , at a meeting held at the parliament building headed by its Chairman AFM Ruhal Haque.

    So far, around 90% work of the first phase of the project and 60% of the second phase have been completed.

  • Naogaon 3 MP expulsion order negated after 11 months

    Salim was the organising secretary of Mahadebpur unitThe order expelling Naogaon 3 lawmaker Md Salim Uddin Tarafder from the Awami League (AL) was cancelled almost 11 months later.  

    Salim was the organising secretary of Mahadebpur unit. 

    President of Naogaon district AL unit Advocate Fazle Rabbi Baku nullified the order and wrote to Mahadebpur unit on Tuesday night to reinstate him. 

    The decision to reinstate the lawmaker was taken in response to a petition by Salim, said Rabbi. Local activists in his constituency distributed sweets yesterday to celebrate Salim’s reinstatement.

  • ASI closed for hiding seized goods

    In another drive the Jorarganj police arrested one Tomal Dey with 99 bottles of phensedyl from the Sonapahar Tita Batgachtal area on November 2An assistant sub-inspector of highway police in Mirsarai of Chittagong has been closed on charge of concealing the actual amount of goods recovered in a drive led by him.  

    The accused is Jamal Hossain, of the Jorarganj Highway Police Camp in Comilla. The disciplinary decision was taken by Reazul Karim, superintendent of police (SP) of Comilla (West Zone)  highway police, on November 3, after a primary departmental investigation, sources said.   

  • Two decomposed bodies found in the capital

    On searching the body, police found a mobile phone set, visiting cards and some cashPolice recovered two badly decomposed bodies from separate places in the capital in the last two days. 

    In Gulshan, locals spotted a male body, aged about 25, in a lake near the Gulshan-Badda link road around 10:45am and informed police.

    Gulshan police station SI Joynal Abedin said:“We are yet to gather information regarding the body that might have been dumped in the lake 2-3 days ago.”

  • Ruling party men swoop on mobile court in Narsingdi

    Journalists and law enforcers injured during the drive conducted against illegal gas connections in Bhatpara area
    A gang of miscreants led by leaders of the ruling party Awami League’s associate bodies swooped on a mobile court while it was conducting a drive against illegal gas connections in Bhatpara area in Narshingdi yesterday.

    Three journalists and two Ansar members were injured during the attack. The local hoodlums also vandalised camaras of journalists as they were taking footage of the drive.

  • Joypurhat potato farmers face seed crisis

    Many farmers cannot depend on the locally preserved seed amount Potato farmers are facing an acute seed crisis as they have not stored any seed, failing to get the yield’s fair price in Joypurhat last year.

    According to the local agriculture extension department, it requires 55000 tonnes of potato seeds for cultivation on 39500 hectares of land in the district while only 45000 tonnes of seed have been preserved in all 14 private cold storehouses there.

    Many farmers cannot depend on the locally preserved seed amount and so they are depending on the dealers for collecting quality seeds.

  • Restaurant owner killed in Tongi

    Police arrested two persons for their alleged involvement in the incidentA Restaurant owner was beaten to death following a dispute over payment of borrowed money in Purba Arichpur area of Tongi in Gazipur  on Tuesday night .

    The deceased was  Younus Ali, 55, a resdient of Melandaho upazila in Jamalpur. He used to run a restaurant  in Boubazar area of Tongi.

    Police arrested two persons for their alleged involvement in the incident. The arrested are Bulbul Ahmed Zillu and Sakibur Rahman.

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