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  • Sk Jamal begin King’s Cup with 3-0 victory

    Sk Jamal begin King’s Cup with 3-0 victory

    Change in ends saw Jamal continue their dominance on the local outfit before Wedson AnselmeBangladesh Premier Football League champions Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club Limited kicked off their King’s Cup campaign with a convincing 3-0 win over Druk United FC at Changlimithang Stadium in Thimhpu, Bhutan yesterday.

    The Dhaka giants led the first-half 1-0 after they went up in the 25th minute with Nigerian forward Landing Darboe curling in a free kick from the edge of the box.

  • Mominul dedicates century to sister

    Mominul dedicates century to sister

    The calm and cautious batting approach of Mominul is making him break and equal records with every innings he bats inMominul Haque split the gap between point and short third man with a strong cut off Sikandar Raza that was immediately followed by a broad smile on his face, and why not? It was the fourth Test century for the 23-year-old who immediately dedicated the unbeaten 131-run knock to his younger sister Momo as her birthday gift. 

  • Nasir and Shamsur , Jubair and Sabbir

    Shakib al Hasan returned to the national set-up while Sabbir Rahman and Arafat Sunny were also named in the squadNasir Hossain and Shamsur Rahman were the two major names missing from the Bangladesh one-day squad for the first two matches of the upcoming five-match series against Zimbabwe.

    On the other hand, Jubair Hossain’s impressive outing in the Test arena earned the 19-year-old leg-spinner his maiden call-up in the 13-member ODI squad announced by the Bangladesh Cricket Board yesterday.

    Shakib al Hasan returned to the national set-up while Sabbir Rahman and Arafat Sunny were also named in the squad.

  • India get the better of Bangladesh

    The Bangladeshi women put up a gallant show in the first half which was goallessIndia defeated Bangladesh 5-1 in a Group A match of the 3rd Saff Women’s Championship at Jinnah Stadium in Islamabad yesterday. Maldives defeated Afghanistan 1-0 in the other group match of the day.

  • I was in the ice-bath, says Panyangara

    The Zimbabweans, thrown a target of 449 to win the third Test to restore some parity in their tour, need 379 runs on the final day with nine wickets to spare, and the attacking approach from Sikandar Raza and Hamilton Masakadza gave an early indication of their intent.

  • Another RU professor killed

    Another RU professor killed

    Shafiul is the third professor of the university killed since 2004A Rajshahi University professor was hacked to death outside his house in the Chauddapai area of Rajshahi city yesterday.

    Shafiul Islam Lilon, a professor of social science at the university, was taken to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital after he was attacked at noon.  The director of the hospital, Brig Gen Nasir Uddin, officially declared him dead around 4:45pm.

    “He received several injuries to the head which caused severe bleeding, eventually leading to his death,” said Nasir.

  • He always thought he was a target of Jamaat-Shibir

    Family members, relatives and colleagues, who knew him closely, have said he was a good soulRajshahi University (RU) Professor Dr AKM Shafiul Islam, who was brutally killed yesterday, had a longstanding suspicion that Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir men might assault him physically.

    The professor of sociology at RU who has always been vocal against Jamaat-Shibir’s activities on campus, shared his notion several times over the last eight years with his family members, relatives and close associates, one of his relatives told the Dhaka Tribune.

  • 23 teachers, principal suspended for alleged corruption

    They were appointed by representatives from RU, NU and education ministryAt least 24 teachers, including 21 lecturers and the principal, of Keshabpur Degree College were suspended over allegation of corruption.

    According to the president of the college management committee, Reba Bhoumik, a probe report of the education ministry unveiled the corruption in July. 

  • Robbers kill student

    Locals said a gang of robbers stormed the house and kept the house inmates hostage at gunpoint in the dead of night
    A college student was killed by robbers during a robbery incident at Noagaon village in Sarail upazila of the district yesterday.

    The deceased was identified as Ratna,20, a first year honours student at Islampur Kazi Shafiqul Islam College.

    Locals said a gang of robbers stormed the house of Osman Mia, a Saudi expatriate, and kept the house inmates hostage at gunpoint in the dead of night.

    Later, the robbers looted valuables including gold ornaments and cash from the house.

  • Tigers patiently awaiting series sweep

    Tigers patiently awaiting series sweep

    The previous highest set by Bangladesh was 401 against the same opposition in Harare last yearResuming the fourth day of the third and final Test against Zimbabwe on 23 without loss, Bangladesh rode on Mominul Haque’s fourth hundred to set their highest ever target, 449, in the longer version after declaring their second innings on 319/5 at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium yesterday.

    The previous highest set by Bangladesh was 401 against the same opposition in Harare last year. The Tigers had won the match by 143 runs.

  • Shibir-cops clash; eight held

    Witnesses said, the Shibir activists brought out a procession at Shatmatha in the town A clash ensued between the activists of Islami Chhatra Shibir and the policemen when Shibir activists brought out a procession yesterday in the district.

    Witnesses said, the Shibir activists brought out a procession at Shatmatha in the town around 8am according to their scheduled countrywide demonstration. When the procession reached at Press Club, police intercepted them.

    Police fired rubber bullets to disperse them. At one stage, Shibir men also blasted cocktails.

  • DB: Indian national involved in Trishal police van attack

    The attack on the prison van in the Trishal area of Mymensingh broke three top JMB leaders out of police custodyThe Detective Branch (DB) of police yesterday said an Indian citizen was involved in a jailbreak operation in Mymensingh that snatched three militants from police custody and left a policeman dead.

    A DB high official, on condition of anonymity, said the Indian national was in charge of arranging to get the prison-break Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) leaders to India. He identified the Indian national as Leku, but said his identity would be verified in further investigations. In Bangladesh Leku stayed in Savar, the DB official said.

  • Kona’s last phone call could be the reason for her death

    The victim’s father, Nurul Islam, filed a murder case The last phone call made by twenty-four-year-old Dr Shamaruf Mahzabin Kona to her father may have cost her her life.

    Engineer Nurul Islam, Kona’s father, told the Dhaka Tribune yesterday that Kona called him just a day before her dead body was recovered by police.

    “During the phone call around 11am on Thursday, Kona told me that had got hold of some documents about her father-in-law Khan Tipu Sultan’s illegal activities while cleaning the house,” Nurul said.

  • Western leaders confront Putin at G20 with threat of more sanctions

    Western leaders confront Putin at G20 with threat of more sanctions

    Putin’s response to the comment was not positive, MacDonald said in an email, without elaboratingWestern leaders warned Vladimir Putin at a G20 summit yesterday that he risked more economic sanctions if he failed to end Russian backing for separatist rebels in Ukraine.

    Russia denied any involvement in an escalation of the separatist war in eastern Ukraine, where more than 4,000 people have been killed since April, but faced strong rebukes from leaders including U.S. President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

  • Infrastructure continues to be the biggest headache

    Infrastructure continues to be the biggest headache

    The observations came out of a brainstorming roundtable organised by the Dhaka Tribune at the Cirdap Auditorium in the capital yesterdayInfrastructure shortfalls have remained a great concern for the $20bn-apparel industry, the mainstay of the country’s economy. Other factors including undue external pressure, red-tapism, propaganda and shortage of skilled manpower have also worked as setbacks.

    The observations came out of a brainstorming roundtable organised by the Dhaka Tribune at the Cirdap Auditorium in the capital yesterday.

  • Top US general arrives in Iraq

    The recapture of Beiji is the latest in a series of setbacks for the jihadi groupAmerica’s top military leader arrived Saturday to Iraq, state television reported, his first visit to the country since a US-led coalition began a campaign of airstrikes targeting the extremist Islamic State group.

  • IS militants withdraw from area around Iraq refinery

    Islamic State militants surrounded the Baiji refineryIslamic State militants withdrew on Saturday from the perimeter of Iraq’s biggest oil refinery after months fending off government troops seeking to retake the strategic complex, said an army officer and Al-Hadath television station.

    The officer, speaking to Reuters from the Baiji refinery, said the Sunni insurgents removed roadside bombs they had planted and fled. Al-Hadath said security forces had entered the compound.

    It was not immediately possible to confirm either account.

  • Russia wants to deal on nuclear talks with Iran

    A senior Russian diplomat said a deal could be reached this month between world powers and Tehran on curbing Iran’s nuclear program if there is the will in Washington and Tehran.

    In Australia for a meeting of the G20 major and developing economies, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told reporters six world powers and Iran had never been so close to an agreement and it could be reached by a Nov. 24 deadline.

    “Therefore, from (Nov.) 18 to 24 there is enough time for such decisions to be taken,” he said.

  • IMF to provide $300m extra fund to fight Ebola

    IMF to provide $300m extra fund to fight Ebola

    The IMF money for Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia will come through “a combination of concessional loans, debt relief, and grantsThe G20 has welcomed a commitment from the IMF to provide $300m (£190m) in extra funding to help fight Ebola in the three worst-affected west African countries.

    The IMF money for Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia will come through “a combination of concessional loans, debt relief, and grants,” according to a statement issued by the world leaders’ summit, being held in Brisbane.

  • Yazidi girls seized by ISIS speak out after escape

    The jihadist who had selected the 15-year-old as his prize pressed a pistol to her head, promising to pull the triggerThe 15-year-old girl, crying and terrified, refused to release her grip on her sister’s hand. Days earlier, Islamic State fighters had torn the girls from their family, and now were trying to split them up and distribute them as spoils of war.

    The jihadist who had selected the 15-year-old as his prize pressed a pistol to her head, promising to pull the trigger. But it was only when the man put a knife to her 19-year-old sister’s neck that she finally relented, taking her next step in a dark odyssey of abduction and abuse at the hands of the Islamic State.

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