DhakaTribune
Tuesday November 21, 2017 11:51 PM



  • Salahuddin demands more from players

    Salahuddin demands more from players

    The BFF chief expressed his lack of contentment and demanded more from the playersBangladesh beat Sri Lanka in the two-match SS Steel Fifa International Friendly Series last month, but the result hardly moved Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) president Kazi Salahuddin. The BFF chief expressed his lack of contentment and demanded more from the players.

    After being held to a 1-1 draw in the first game in Jessore, Bangladesh defeated visiting Sri Lanka 1-0 in the second match in Rajshahi to lift the trophy and also register a victory to end their 19-month winless drought at home.

  • Cricketers visit Rana’s home, flies off to Chittagong

    Cricketers visit Rana’s home, flies off to Chittagong

    Jamila broke into tears upon the visit of the national cricketers. ‘I could not say anything. I just cried. Mushfiq requested me to see them like my own sons,’ said JamilaA number of Bangladesh cricketers including Test skipper Mushfiqur Rahim visited the home of late national all-rounder Manjarul Islam Rana yesterday.

    Mushfiq and the accompanying cricketers met Rana’s mother, Jamila Khatun, and had a look at all the cricket awards and different memoirs of the late national cricketer.

    Jamila broke into tears upon the visit of the national cricketers. “I could not say anything. I just cried. Mushfiq requested me to see them like my own sons. He (Mushfiq) consoled me,” said Jamila.

  • National master plan formulation demanded

    The demands were raised at a seminar organised by Bangladesh Institute of Planners (BIP) in association with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Sheltech (Pvt) LtdUrban planners and government officials yesterday urged the government to formulate the national master plan for planned urbanisation in cities and towns across the country.

    In a four-point demand, they also demanded immediate steps for protecting waterbodies, wetlands and also open spaces in the capital as well as in cities and towns elsewhere in the country, arguing that encroachers continue to grab these.

  • Girl gangraped by UP members

    Girl gangraped by UP members

    Village police guarded the hall room from outsideA girl with speech impediment has been raped recently, allegedly by three members of Doshokia Union Parishad under Kalihati upazila of the district.

  • Abducted girl rescued after 6 months

    ‘Mukul held her captive for six months and assaulted her’Police have rescued a girl from a house at Zirani in Ashulia six months after her abduction.

    Fatema Akhter Akhi, 14, daughter of Akidul Molla, was found alive at
    the house of Lokman Mia yesterday morning.

    Police have arrested Mukul in connection with the abduction. The 30-year-old is the son of Mujibur of Bhangura area in Sirajganj.

    Akhi, a seventh-grader at a local madrasa, was abducted by a gang in Nabinagar on May 11 while she was on her way to madrasa. Her family scoured nearby areas but to no avail.

  • 30 injured in clash

    At least 30 people were injured in a clash over plucking fruit in Brahmanbaria Sadar upazila yesterday.

    Sadar  police station Officer-in-Charge Akul Chandra Biswas said the clash started around 9am in the upazila’s Aminpur area.

    Ten of the injured were admitted to Brahmanbaria Sadar Hospital in critical condition. Three youths from Aminpur were beaten up for plucking fruit from a tree at neighbouring Chandalkhali village, said the OC.

  • 3 Jubo League men hurt in attacks

    Three Jubo League activists were injured in two separate attacks in the district on Friday.

    Ruhul Amin Shopon was hacked with sharp weapons in his house at College Para moments before Friday midnight while Raju Ahmed Raja and Imran Ali were attacked on the street in the afternoon.

    Chuadanga Sadar police station Officer-in-Charge Kamruzzaman said miscreants entered Shopon’s residence, hacked him indiscriminately and blasted two crude bombs before fleeing the scene.

  • Iran’s uranium stockpile grows before deadline for nuclear deal

    Iran would now be able to amass enough high-enriched fissile material for one bomb in a few months, say western expertsIran’s stockpile of low-enriched uranium gas has grown by 8% to nearly 8.4 tonnes in about two months, UN atomic inspectors say, an amount world powers probably will want to see cut under any nuclear deal with Tehran.

    The International Atomic Energy Agency issued a confidential report on Iran to IAEA member states on Friday, less than three weeks before a Nov. 24 deadline for Iran and six world powers to resolve their stand-off over Tehran’s atomic activities.

  • Obama to send 1,500 more troops to Iraq

    Obama’s decision greatly expands the scope of the US campaign President Barack Obama has approved sending up to 1,500 more troops to Iraq, roughly doubling the number of US forces on the ground helping Iraqi and Kurdish forces battle the militant group Islamic State, US officials said on Friday.

    Obama’s decision greatly expands the scope of the US campaign and the geographic distribution of American forces, some of whom will head into Iraq’s fiercely contested western Anbar province for the first time to act as advisers.

  • Mexico gang suspects confess to killing 43 missing students

    Mexico gang suspects confess to killing 43 missing students

    The bodies were set on fire down a hill from a Cocula garbage dump with gasoline, tires, firewood and plasticSuspected gang members in Mexico have confessed to killing more than 43 missing students and burning their remains, Mexico’s chief prosecutor
    has said.

    Three Guerreros Unidos gang members confessed to killing the male students after police handed them over between Iguala and the neighbouring town of Cocula, Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam said on Friday, showing videos of the taped confessions.

    The bodies were set on fire down a hill from a Cocula garbage dump with gasoline, tires, firewood and plastic, in a 14-hour-long inferno, he said.

  • EU foreign chief calls for Palestinian state

    The European Union’s new foreign affairs chief has called for the establishment of a Palestinian state, saying the world “cannot afford” another war in Gaza.

    “We need a Palestinian state – that is the ultimate goal and this is the position of all the European Union,” Federica Mogherini said on Saturday during a visit to Gaza.

    Her statement comes against a backdrop of soaring Israeli-Palestinian tensions in occupied east Jerusalem, where there have been near-daily clashes in flashpoint neighbourhoods in recent weeks.

  • Chhatra League make a name as muggers in DU

    Outsiders hanging around at Suhrawardy Udyan and Fuller Road are top targets Some Dhaka University students have since long been engaged in snatching valuables from people at different spots on the campus. Law enforcers say most of the perpetrators belong to Bangladesh Chhatra League, the ruling party’s student wing.

    Such incidents have been on the rise for the past few months reportedly due to negligence of the Chhatra League central committee, university authorities and the police.

    General students, teachers and outsiders are targets of these groups.

  • Zubair murder mystery solved

    The teenage boy had been sexually assaulted, says senior assistant commissionerSeventeen-year-old Uttara O-level student Zubair Ahmed was strangled to death by Abuubaida Kadir, an Algerian citizen who has been living in the country illegally for the last fourteen years, police announced yesterday.

  • ‘Find recipe for Ebola cure in survivors’ blood’

    The scientists propose using new genetic and other technologies to find hundreds or thousands of different Ebola antibodiesA group of scientists including three Nobel laureates in medicine has proposed that US health officials chart a new path to developing Ebola drugs and vaccines by harnessing antibodies produced by survivors of the deadly outbreak.

  • Bangladeshi migrants eke out a living in the Italian capital

    Bangladeshi migrants eke out a living in the Italian capital

    Like Rafiq and Faisal they are from Bangladesh too, and entered Italy on forged documentsAl Jazeera ran a special story this week. We are running it for our readers to have a glimpse at the plight of Bangladeshi migrants in Italy.

    “Tourists in groups never buy anything.” Ignoring the large group of American tourists sauntering back towards his stall, Faisal pulls out a photo of a boy from his wallet. “This is Sifat, my son. I send him to an English school and he’s at the top of his class,” the 30-year-old migrant from Bangladesh and a school dropout said.

  • Houthi expansion puts Yemen on edge of civil war

    An advance into Yemen’s Sunni Muslim heartland by Shi’ite Houthi fighters has galvanised support for al Qaeda among some Sunnis, deepening the religious hue of the country’s many conflicts, with potential consequences well beyond its borders.

    Yemen’s tribal, regional and political divisions were widened by the rapid fall of the capital Sanaa to Houthi fighters on Sept. 21 after weeks of protests against the government and its decision to cut fuel subsidies.

  • Yemen president sacked from party leadership

    The UN Security Council a day earlier imposed sanctions on Saleh Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi has been dismissed from the leadership of his party after being accused of soliciting UN sanctions against his predecessor Ali Abdullah Saleh.

    The General People’s Congress on Saturday said it appointed two members to the posts of vice president and secretary general in place of Hadi, who became president after Saleh was forced to resign in February 2012 after a year of bloody protests.

  • CJ: Deal corruption with zero tolerance

    Several participants told the Dhaka Tribune that these were among the major issues discussed in the meetingChief Justice Md Muzammel Hossain has asked district and sessions judges and chief judicial magistrates to show zero tolerance towards corruption and any irregularity in providing justice and other services in courts.

    In a closed-door meeting with district and session judges and chief judicial magistrates in the Supreme Court auditorium yesterday, the chief justice (CJ) also asked them to keep themselves above corruption, ensure integrity and utilise their time at the office in discharging duties.

  • Indian police arrest suspect in plot to kill Hasina, Khaleda

    Indian police have arrested a 36-year-old woman suspected of being involved in a plot to assassinate Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and carry out a coup, Indian police said yesterday.

    Meanwhile, West Bengal police arrested the main accused in Burdwan blast, Sajid, allegedly a Bangladeshi national and chief commander of terror group Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), according Indian media reports.

  • Visible actions against food adulterators suggested

    food is the basic and moral right of people born into this world and this right is repeated only in the country’s constitutionObserving that there is no difference between sudden murders and the deaths caused by slow poisoning of food adulteration, Law Commission chairman ABM Khairul Haque yesterday called for visible legal actions against the food adulterators.

    “There’s no difference between sudden murders and the deaths caused by slow poisoning of food adulteration. Both are punishable crimes,” he told a discussion in the capital.

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