DhakaTribune
Tuesday November 21, 2017 11:37 PM



  • Shakib proves his mettle once again

    Shakib became the third cricketer yesterday to claim the amazing recordIt requires a tremendous amount of mental toughness and determination for a cricketer returning to international cricket after serving a three-month suspension. Not only did Shakib al Hasan have it in abundance, the premier Bangladesh all-rounder also created several milestones yesterday as Bangladesh strode to a 162-run win in the second Test against Zimbabwe at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna.

  • Protesting students attacked in DU

    Protesting students attacked in DU

    The protesting students also claimed that the attackers were activists of Chhatra League’s unit in the university’s Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman HallA group of students staging a protest on the Dhaka University campus was attacked yesterday allegedly by a group of Bangladesh Chhatra League activists, where one protester was injured.

    The incident took place when the protesters were participating in a human chain in front of the Raju Memorial around 11:20am to protest against the university authorities’ decision to bar applicants from taking the admission test twice.

  • Competitors go past Bangladesh in US apparel market

    Competitors go past Bangladesh in US apparel market

    Pakistan has also seen a 1.19% decline ($1.12 billion to 1.10 billion) in its apparel export to the US marketApparel export to US market has seen a 2.12% fall in January-September period compared to the corresponding period last year while its nearest competitors India and Vietnam have posted significant gain. 

    As per the latest data by the US Department of Commerce’s Office of Textile and Apparel (OTEXA), in January-September period of 2014 Bangladesh’s apparel export to the US market plummeted to $3.78 billion which was $3.86 billion last year.

  • November 7 observed

    On November 7, 1975, soldiers and civilians in a joint move freed then chief of army staff Ziaur Rahman from captivity in Dhaka cantonment that paved the way for Zia’s coming to powerDifferent political parties yesterday observed the November 7 in different manners across the country.

    BNP observed the day as National Revolution and Solidarity Day, Awami League as Freedom Fighters Killing Day while Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (Inu) as Civil-Military Uprising Day.

    To mark the day, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday paid floral tributes to party founder and her husband Ziaur Rahman’s grave in the capital.

  • President Abdul Hamid in Beijing

    President Abdul Hamid in Beijing

    the president is expected to hold bilateral meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Myanmar President Thein SeinPresident Abdul Hamid arrived in Beijing yesterday to attend ‘dialogue on strengthening connectivity partnership’ at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping.

    A regular flight of Singapore Airlines carrying the president landed at Beijing International Airport at 2:40pm (China local time).

    On his arrival at the airport, the president was received by ambassador of Bangladesh to China M Fazlul Karim and protocol ambassador of China Chi Shi.

    Later, the president was taken to Diaoyutai State Guest House where he will stay during the tour.

  • Nasim warns of stern action against corruption in health sector

    A total of 6000 physicians have been appointed simultaneously at different levels across the country without exchanging of any sorts of bribeHealth Minister Mohammad Nasim yesterday sounded a note of warning against any sort of corruption in the health sector.

    “We will definitely take action as we find specific corruption allegation against any person,” he said while inaugurating the four-day eighteenth congress of Federation of the Asia and Oceania Parental Society at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre here.

    With President of the society National Professor MR Khan in the chair, among others, President of Bangladesh Medical Association Prof Mahmud Hasan were present at the meeting.

  • Sheikh Hasina asks party leaders to hold AL national council in time

    Hasina stressed the need for holding the party council in time and asked them to prepare a draft on the overall activities to this endAwami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday instructed her party leaders to hold its national council in time and prepare a draft on the overall activities to this end.

    The Awami League chief came up with the instruction during her first visit to her Dhanmondi political office since assuming office through the January 5 polls.

    Hasina arrived at the office around 4:30pm and held discussions with leaders of the party on various issues relating to organisational activities for more than an hour.

  • FBCCI to launch anti-hartal campaign

    The country lost around 8% of its GDP during the 52 hartals that were staged during the 2013-14 fiscal yearThe FBCCI is planning to launch an anti-hartal campaign soon to protest the financial fallout caused by the countrywide shutdowns.

    The board members of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) have already discussed about holding meetings with top political leaders on this regard.

    Talking to the Dhaka Tribune yesterday, FBCCI Vice-President Md Helal Uddin said: “We will start campaigning against political hartals across the country from next week.”

  • Pay Tuba Group workers’ dues

    The demand came from a human chain programme in front of the Jatiya Press Club in the capitalGarments Sramik Oikya Forum yesterday demanded that the government pays the dues of Tuba Group workers by confiscating the assets of the group’s owner Delwar Hossain.

    The demand came from a human chain programme in front of the Jatiya Press Club in the capital.

    Speaking on the occasion, the Garments Sramik Oikya Forum’s finance secretary Shahidul Islam said Tuba Group owner has violated the labour law and his assets should be seized to pay the dues of the workers according to section 136 of the Bangladesh Labour (Amendment) Act 2013.

  • Adventure thriller ROAR premiers at Star Cineplex

    Adventure thriller ROAR premiers at Star Cineplex

    Moroccoan super model Nora Fatehi played a character in the filmIndian action adventure thriller “Roar: Tigers of the Sundarbans” will be premiered at the Star Cineplex theatre in the Bashundhara City in the capital today.

    Directed by Kamal Sadanah, the film was released world wide on October 31.  Moroccoan super model Nora Fatehi played a character in the film.

    An exotic Canadian belly dancer, an international body building champion, an ex-marine, a “Survivor” finalist, an Iranian singer-actor, and a South African beauty have also shared the screen of the film.

  • Riaz, Tina in Amar Ami today

    Riaz, Tina in Amar Ami today

    In the show anchored by Rumana Malik Munmun, the couple will share their experiences about culinary artActor Riaz and his wife Tina will be the guests of popular talk show, “Amar Ami”,  on private channel Banglavision at 9:05pm today.

    In the show anchored by Rumana Malik Munmun, the couple will share their experiences about culinary art. Besides, substantial incidents of the couple’s life will come to light through the show, produced by Sazzad Hossain.

  • PIPRABIDYA: Little ant and the sugar-woman

    PIPRABIDYA: Little ant and the sugar-woman

    The alpha-ants are not necessarily better than the little-ants“Piprabidya” is a film for crackpots and about crackpots. It is about the hopeless middle-class youth of the country. Their life story is best epitomised in a t-shirt slogan: “no job, no money, no woman”.

    Mostofa Sarwar Farooki’s peers may be more eloquent, but his one-upmanship lies in his ability to reveal what no one else has attempted in the country – how people behave in the real world.

  • Mahakal Natya Sampraday to stage PROMETHEUS today

    Mahakal Natya Sampraday to stage PROMETHEUS today

    Hephaestus chains Prometheus to a rockMahakal Natya Sampraday will stage “Prometheus” at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy at 5:oopm today. The production is a part of 30 years founding anniversary celebration of Natyajatra. The troupe has organised a six day long theatre festival under the title of “Natyajatra Trish Bocchor.” Twelve acclaimed productions will be staged at the festival till November 14.

  • KAREENA: I don’t believe in Love Jihad

    KAREENA: I don’t believe in Love Jihad

    the actress doesn’t relate to the concept of ‘Love Jihad’ and says that she never believed in such theoriesKareena Kapoor believes in “feeling of love” which, she feels, can happen between two people regardless of caste, creed, or religion. Therefore, the actress doesn’t relate to the concept of “Love Jihad” and says that she never believed in such theories.

    “I believe only in the feeling of love,” Kareena, who is married to actor-filmmaker Saif Ali Khan, told IANS when asked about Love Jihad, which is allegedly a Muslim project of luring Hindu girls into marriage and religious conversion.

  • KEIRA KNIGHTLEY posed topless to protest photoshopping

    KEIRA KNIGHTLEY posed topless to protest photoshopping

    The Interview shoot captures Knightley’s real figure—including her true breast sizeKeira Knightley recently posed topless in Interview Magazine as her own personal protest against photoshopping. Knightley told the Times she demanded the (not safe for work) photos be unedited so people could see what she really looked like.

  • Record-breaking Shakib doing what he does best

    Record-breaking Shakib doing what he does best

    In the first innings, Shakib struck a crucial 137, the highest score by a Bangladeshi batsman against Zimbabwe in TestsPremier Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib al Hasan just keeps on getting better and better.

    Returning to international cricket having served a reduced three-month suspension due to indiscipline, Shakib took very little time re-establishing his authority in world cricket. His exploits with the bat and ball against Zimbabwe guided Bangladesh to only their third Test series victory and their fifth and sixth wins in five-day cricket.    

  • ‘There are few like Shakib in the world’

    If a guy hits a century and takes ten wickets, he is certainly going to be a threatBangladesh Test skipper Mushfiqur Rahim spoke in glowing terms about all-rounder Shakib al Hasan following the home side’s 162-run win over Zimbabwe in the fifth and final day of the second Test at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna yesterday. Hence, the Tigers clinched only their third series victory in Tests heading into the third and final game in Chittagong.

  • Taylor appreciates Bangladesh, Shakib

    This was only the second time a Bangladesh bowler picked up a 10-wicket haul in TestsZimbabwe skipper Brendan Taylor praised Bangladesh and Shakib al Hasan after an awe-inspiring performance from the ace all-rounder led the hosts to a 162-run win in the fifth day of the second Test at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium yesterday.

  • Berahino gets first England call-up

    The West Bromwich Albion striker moved to England aged 10 and has played his way through the English Football LeagueBurundi-born Saido Berahino wants to repay the country that gave him “a second chance in life” after receiving his first England call-up for Roy Hodgson’s squad.

    The West Bromwich Albion striker moved to England aged 10 and has played his way through the English Football League, with loans at modest Northampton Town and Brentford, to become the top-scoring Englishman in the Premier League this season with seven goals.

  • Walton Wrestling begins Monday

    Walton Wrestling begins Monday

    The two-day event will see the same eight weight categories in both the male and female sectionsThe Walton Mobile 5th Services Wrestling comprising 118 male and female wrestlers will get underway at Kabaddi Stadium, Paltan Ground this Monday. To open the doors for the new and rising wrestlers, the wrestling federation has decided to take double entries from each team this year.

    The two-day event will see the same eight weight categories in both the male and female sections.

    The champions will be awarded a purse of Tk30,000 while the runners-up will receive Tk20,000.

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