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  • Ashraful eligible for domestic circuit, Shakib’s foreign ban to be lifted

    Nazmul expressed happiness over Shakib’s recent on and off-field behaviour and admitted the change in mindset came after watching the southpaw’s heroic effortsBangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) will lift the restriction imposed on leading all-rounder Shakib al Hasan of playing in the overseas competitions if he appeals to the board while banned cricketer Mohammad Ashraful is now eligible to play in domestic games, informed BCB president Nazmul Hasan upon his return yesterday from the ICC board meeting in Dubai.

  • DB: JMB commander Sajid is Bangladeshi

    Bombs explode outside Kolkata NIA office; Sajid and other JMB men in NIA custodyThe prime suspect in the Bardhaman bomb blast case, Sheikh Rehmatullah alias Masum alias Sajid, is a Bangladeshi national, Bangladesh’s Detective Branch (DB) of Police confirmed yesterday.

    Sajid, the alleged mastermind of the Bardhaman terror module, was nabbed last Saturday from near Kolkata airport by West Bengal Police and subsequently handed over to the India’s National Intelligence Agency (NIA). 

    “On November 9, a Kolkata court remanded Sajid to NIA custody until November 20,” the NIA press statement said.

  • Chhatra Dal leaders reply to show cause notices

    Rizvi told journalists that the unhappy leaders replied to the notices on time and the issue would be related to the party high commandSeven Chhatra Dal leaders yesterday replied the show cause notices issued on Tuesday asking them to explain their stances regarding the violence in Nayapaltan centring the announcement of new committee.

    When these dissident leaders of the BNP’s student front went inside the Nayapaltan office to submit give their replies to the party’s Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, hundreds of their supporters brought out processions outside, loudly demanding cancellation of the recently announced committee.

  • War crimes tribunals rebuke two prosecutors for poor preparation

    Before passing the indictment order, a tribunal judge asked prosecutor Abul Kalam whether he had anything to sayYesterday was a bad day for the prosecutors of the war crimes trials, as two of their colleagues got bashed by the two International Crimes Tribunals for poor performance and lack of preparation.

    The first International Crimes Tribunal yesterday indicted alleged war criminal Syed Hasan Ali for the crimes that he had committed against humanity in Kishoreganj district in 1971.

    Before passing the indictment order, a tribunal judge asked prosecutor Abul Kalam whether he had anything to say.

  • Road to digital Bangladesh: Not enough interest from female entrepreneurs

    The situation turned for the better when people started getting the serviceDespite many positive aspects of the Union Digital Centres across the country, their entrepreneurs claimed that there were several negative sides, too, the worst being the lack of interest from female entrepreneurs in the rural parts of the country, especially the northern region.

    Talking to the Dhaka Tribune at the Digital Centre Entrepreneur Conference 2014 in the capital yesterday, several entrepreneurs complained that women entrepreneurs faced challenges at the centres.  In some places the problem is so acute that there are no female digital entrepreneurs at all.

  • Victims meet investigation committee

    Everyone would have to wait until the final probe report was preparedPhotographer Imtiaz Alam Beg and one of his two nieces Rubaiya Islam, who were brutally beaten by Chhatra League activists on Dhaka University campus last week, met with a probe committee yesterday.

    The committee, headed by DU Professor Jasim Uddin, yesterday also met Imtiaz’s sister-in-law Sharmin Murshed, one of the organisers of Monday’s protest which Chhatra League men tried to foil.

    Although Prof Jasim confirmed the Dhaka Tribune about meeting them at the proctor’s office, he refused to give any detail about findings.

  • BPC senses crisis in jet fuel supply

    The letter urged the Energy Division to take immediate steps to resolve the situationThe state-owned Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) sent a letter to the Energy Ministry yesterday cautioning that a severe crisis may be looming in the supply of jet fuel due to the ongoing strike by the country’s river transport workers.

    Official sources said the Muhammad Nurul Alam, BPC’s director (finance) and acting chairman, sent the urgent letter saying the ongoing strike by the river transport workers was making it impossible to supply fuel to different oil depots through river routes.

  • Family won’t press charges against squat punishment teacher

    In a traditional gesture of apology, the teacher asked for forgiveness while touching young Panir’s footThe family of a boy who landed in hospital after his teacher forced him to do 500 squats as a punishment has decided not to file a case against the teacher after he apologised to the student and his family on Monday.

    In a traditional gesture of apology, the teacher asked for forgiveness while touching young Panir’s foot. The head teacher now no longer threatens Panir’s sister either.

  • Everything in favour of making it 3-0

    Everything in favour of making it 3-0

    Mushfiqur Rahim became the most successful Bangladesh captain in the longer version and now he has the chance to become the first captain to lead the Tigers to a 3-0 series sweepBangladesh cricket team could not have asked for a better atmosphere heading into the third and final Test against Zimbabwe at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium starting today. Having already secured the series 2-0, the hosts have, so far, staged a great teamwork that was absent in the past 10 months and along the way also climbed the Test rankings for the first time in their 14-year history.

  • Mushfiq expects tough challenge for series sweep

    It will be a rare outing for Mushfiq Bangladesh Test skipper Mushfiqur Rahim is focused on maintaining their consistency in performance and prepared to face a tough task against Zimbabwe in the third Test starting today in Chittagong.

    It will be a rare outing for Mushfiq and his troop because in the 14 years of Bangladesh’s Test history, this is the first time the Tigers are standing on verge of completing a clean sweep at their own backyard. The only time it happened earlier was in 2009 in the West Indies.

  • LGED signs deals for constructing bridges in Magura, Jessore

    State Minister for Youth and Sports Biren Sikder and LGED Chief Engineer M Wahidur Rahman were present on the occasionThe Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) signed an agreement with a Bangladesh-China joint venture construction firm yesterday to construct two bridges in Magura and Jessore districts.

    LGED Executive Engineer of Magura Mirza M Iftekher Ali and Executive Engineer of Jessore Abu M Shahriar signed the two agreements with officials of the construction firm Max Ran Ken (JV) at the LGED Bhaban in the capital.

    State Minister for Youth and Sports Biren Sikder and LGED Chief Engineer M Wahidur Rahman were present on the occasion.

  • Siddikur ruled out

    • Golf
    • November 11, 2014

    Premier Bangladesh golfer Siddikur Rahman withdrew his name yesterday from this week’s Chiangmai Classic 2014 in Thailand due to his physical condition.

    Siddikur returned to competitive golf action at the Panasonic Open India and displayed some solid performances to finish joint fifth last week.

    The two-time Asian Tour winner injured his back in June and was on the road to recovery before aggravating the injury at the European Masters in Switzerland in September. 

  • Walton to sponsor ongoing DPL

    Walton to sponsor ongoing DPL

    Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury, chairman of BCB’s marketing and commercial committee, Kazi Inam Ahmed, and RB Group operating director Uday Hakim were present in the ceremonyWalton, a concern of RB Group of Industries, has been named as the title-sponsor of the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League (DPL) 2014-15 season which began yesterday. This is the third consecutive season Walton has been named as the sponsor of the premier 50-over tournament of the country.

  • Another Ansarullah operative arrested

    Another Ansarullah operative arrested

    During primary interrogation, Saiful said the money that the police had recovered from him was given to him by MorshedAs the police’s clampdown on militants continues, the Detective Branch of police has arrested yet another operative of militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team from the capital.

    “Based on information, a DB team conducted a drive at a house on the Sher Shah Shuri Road in Mohammadpur and arrested 28-year-old Wadud Jumman alias Saiful alias Daize alias Arnob,” said DB Joint commissioner Monirul Islam.

  • BFF lottery underway

    BFF lottery underway

    Information Minister Hasanul Haque Inu was the chief guest in the unveiling programmeBangladesh Football Federation (BFF) officially revealed its “Football Development Lottery” at the BFF House yesterday.

    Information Minister Hasanul Haque Inu was the chief guest in the unveiling programme. BFF president Kazi Salahuddin, senior vice president Abdus Salam Murshedy, executive committee members Sheikh Maruf Hasan, Fazlur Rahman Babul and Harunur Rashid and the owner of the lottery management company JK International, Alam Kabir, were also present on the occasion.

  • BNP stresses more effective Bangladesh-China tie

    The spokesperson of the party found similarities in their fight against hegemonic powersThe BNP yesterday observed that the relation between Bangladesh and china would play an important role in the socio-economic development in Asia region.

    “Around 42% people of the world live in this region. That is why economic development of this region played a significant role in the global economy,” Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, acting secretary general of the party, said.

  • BFF mulling short-term deal for Siljak

    Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) is mulling appointing Ermin Siljak on a short-term deal after the Slovenian coach recently expressed his interest of taking up the head coach position of the Bangladesh football team. 

  • Death toll rises to 2 in Gulshan AC blast

    With around 62% burn injuries, Sohel was being treated at the hospitalOne more victim among the three, who were critically burnt in an air conditioner blast at a hotel in the capital’s Gulshan area, died at the burn unit of the Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) yesterday.

    Sohel Rana, 27, an assistant manager (service) Wattson Group, and son of Hafizur Rahman Akkhelpur of Joydebpur, died after fighting for life for the last six days at the burn unit. 

  • Three muggers held for killing woman

    One of the arrestees Alamgir mainly used to rent out the micro-bus to Kalam and Himu for Tk2,000A special team of Dhanmondi police early yesterday in a drive arrested three people from Mirpur in connection with a mugging incident that left a woman killed in the capital’s Dhanmondi area.

    “The arrestees were identified as Md Abul Kalam, Hemayet Hossain alias Himu and Alamgir Hossain alias Ratan. A micro bus used for snatching and killing, four vanity bags, a laptop and two machetes were recovered from their possession,” says Monirul Islam, Joint Commissioner of Detective Branch of Police.

  • Court orders arrest of Kader Siddique

    With the latest, Kader Siddique has missed 15 dates as per court summons in the same caseA Dhaka court yesterday issued an arrest warrant against Krishak Shramik Janata League (KSJL) President Abdul Kader Siddique, a Bir Uttam, in a case filed for calling former home minister Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir a razakar.

    Addition Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Ali Masud Sheikh passed the order of arrest against him as the KSJL chief did not appear before the court as per its summons issued to him.

    With the latest, Kader Siddique has missed 15 dates as per court summons in the same case.

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