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  • Portugal wins by an extra time goal against Argentina

    20 years’ old Raphael Guerreiro’s stoppage-time goal earned Portugal a 1-0 friendly win over Argentina in a friendly at Old Trafford on Tuesday.A much anticipated international friendly consisted with the two of the greatest footballers on earth, Lionel Messi and Christiano Ronaldo was decided by an extra time goal.

    20 years’ old Raphael Guerreiro's stoppage-time goal earned Portugal a 1-0 friendly win over Argentina in a friendly at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

  • ‘Of course, we killed him … he had to go’

    ‘Of course, we killed him … he had to go’

    A little more than a quarter century ago I met a man who calmly told me how he had organized the massacre of a family. There was no sense of remorse in his confession. He was bragging about it, even grinning as he spoke to meA little more than a quarter century ago I met a man who calmly told me how he had organized the massacre of a family. There was no sense of remorse in his confession. He was bragging about it, even grinning as he spoke to me.

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  • Same group acted in Trishal, Bardhaman

    Bangladeshi and Indian agencies trade intel on terrorismBangladeshi and Indian intelligence agencies agree that the same group was behind the Trishal police van attack and the Bardhaman blast, a top official said yesterday following a meeting with visiting Indian intelligence officials.

    The Indian National Investigation Agency (NIA) team and Bangladeshi intelligence and law enforcement agencies shared names, images and other details of militants presumed to be behind the attacks and are now believed to be operating in the two countries.

  • Police: Shafiul’s killers may have come from outside

    The Rajshahi area and the University (RU) are both known as Jamaat-Shibir strongholdsAnalysing the escape route and learning that the machete used for the murder was not made in Rajshahi, local police have said the killers of Prof Shafiul may have come from a neighbouring district.

    Tracking mobile phone records and witnesses statements, police have guessed that the killers might have fled towards the neighbouring district of Chapainawabganj.

    An official of the Rajshahi Metropolitan Police (RMP) told the Dhaka Tribune yesterday that they had also learned that Prof Shafiul had received death threats a few days ago.

  • Rescued migrants were offered free journey

    Rescued migrants were offered free journey

    A total of 555 were men while 49 were Myanmar nationals, 31 female and 26 childrenA total of 625 people were seen huddled onboard a 25-metre long fishing trawler with the Myanmar flag when the vessel arrived at the Bangladesh Navy Ready Response Berth at Patenga, Chittagong, yesterday evening.

    Most of them had been in the trawler for 10-15 days before being rescued by the navy from deep sea area of the Bay of Bengal on Monday morning. They had food that would hardly last two to three more days.

  • Bangladesh among countries worst affected by terrorism

    Bangladesh sustained 130 terrorist attacks in 2013. These acts of terrorism resulted in eight deaths and 110 injuries, and 52 incidents of property damage during 2013An international ranking of countries worst affected by terrorism during the past year placed Bangladesh in the 23rd slot out of 162 countries, with Iraq ranking first.

    Bangladesh sustained 130 terrorist attacks in 2013. These acts of terrorism resulted in eight deaths and 110 injuries, and 52 incidents of property damage during 2013.

    The country was in closer proximity to world leaders UK, which came in at 27th place, and the US, which came in at 30th place, than from its own neighbours which fared far worse in the rankings.

  • ‘Bangladesh a big market for power plant equipment’

    ‘We know that without power, emerging countries like Bangladesh will not be able to achieve its desired growth. Bangladesh plans to double its electricity generation capacity in the next 15 years’Wartsila Corporation, a sustainable power solution company based in Finland, sees Bangladesh as a big market for power plant equipment and says it will offer technology at affordable cost with high-efficient engines to overcome power crisis.

    Talking to the Dhaka Tribune, Bjorn Rosengren, president and chief executive officer of Wartsila, said they were optimistic about Bangladesh being an expanding business sector for them in the future.

  • Fakhrul: BNP’s movement cannot be stopped with false cases

    ‘The Awami League fears Tarique Rahman as he represents the 16 crore people of the country. The government has been filing false cases one after another against him. It will not be possible to stop the movement with these cases or sending BNP leaders and activists to jail’The BNP yesterday warned that its movement to restore democracy in the country could not be stopped with false cases filed against its leaders and activists.

    “The Awami League fears Tarique Rahman as he represents the 16 crore people of the country. The government has been filing false cases one after another against him. It will not be possible to stop the movement with these cases or sending BNP leaders and activists to jail,” Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, acting secretary general of the party, said.

  • Progressive RU teachers in attack scare

    A group of killers attacked Shafiul just in front of Nazmul’s house last Saturday around 2:30pmRajshahi University teachers with progressive and secular minds have been passing days in fear of attack since the killing of a colleague, with a few already shifting their living places.

    “We do not know who is targeted next and if a teacher like Professor AKM Shafiul Islam Lilon can be killed, then who knows who is the next target,” Md Nazmul Haque, assistant professor of sociology, told the Dhaka Tribune yesterday.

  • Brazil secures victory over Austria

    The match winner proved to be substitute, Roberto Firmino, who sent a terrific strike into the top right corner at the 83 rd minute of the game. Brazil secures victory over Austria

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    5-time world champion Brazil has secured a slender victory over Austria Ernst-Happel-Stadion in Vienna on Tuesday on an international friendly.

    This is the sixth consecutive victories of the team popularly known as Selecaos since their dismal world cup performance at their own soil earlier in the year.

    The match winner proved to be substitute, Roberto Firmino, who sent a terrific strike into the top right corner at the 83 rd minute of the game.

  • ACC summons WDB DG over fake freedom fighter certificate

    On April 25, 2010, the WDB sent a list of 160 freedom fighters to the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs, asking it to verify if their certificates were realAnti-Corruption Commission issued a notice to Bangladesh Water Development Board Director General Md Shahidur Rahman yesterday for his alleged involvement in freedom fighter certificate forgery.

    ACC Assistant Director Selina Akhter issued the notice to the DG, asking him to be present at the ACC headquarters on November 20 at 10am, said a source in the ACC.

  • South Asian regional seminar on human rights ends with Dhaka declaration

    The seminar, organised by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in Bangladesh, ended with the Dhaka declaration – an agreement among the Saarc countries to work towards establishing human rights protection mechanism in the South Asian regionThe two-day regional seminar titled “Towards a South Asian Human Rights Mechanism: Prospects and Challenges” ended yesterday at the Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban in Dhaka University.

    The seminar, organised by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in Bangladesh, ended with the Dhaka declaration – an agreement among the Saarc countries to work towards establishing human rights protection mechanism in the South Asian region.

  • Foreign Ministry proposes raising outfit allowance of mission staff

    The foreign ministry proposal seeks to raise an ambassador’s outfit allowance to Tk60,000 from the current Tk8,000, which is about $100The Foreign Ministry is looking to raise outfit allowance for officials at Bangladeshi embassies abroad by up to eight times, say Finance Division officials.

    The ministry had last revised this allowance 15 years ago.

    M Allama Siddique, a director general of the Foreign Ministry, sent the proposal to Senior Finance Secretary Mahbub Ahmed last week.

  • BNP: Liberation War a commodity to government

    ‘The government is using the Independence War to achieve its political gains. In 1971 the number of freedom fighters was around 1,00000 but now it has stood at 3,00000’Jatiyatabadi Muktijoddha Dal, a front organisation of BNP, yesterday alleged that the government was preparing a fresh list of freedom fighters.

    The organisation termed the government move to prepare a fresh list “illegal” alleging that the government was using the Liberation War as a commodity.

    “The government is using the Independence War to achieve its political gains. In 1971 the number of freedom fighters was around 1,00000 but now it has stood at 3,00000,” Hafizuddin Ahmed, vice-chairman of the BNP, said.

  • Adequate safety measures taken to protect Bangladeshi peacekeepers from Ebola

    Adequate safety measures taken to protect Bangladeshi peacekeepers from Ebola

    Over 500 Bangladeshis are posted in the high risk zone for EbolaPreventive measures, such as training in protection procedures, protection related clothes and equipment given to Bangladeshis working for the UN Peace-keeping missions have kept them at bay from Ebola, said Major General Rabiul Hossain at a press briefing yesterday.

    Rabiul, a consultant physician general for the army, made the statement while presenting a key note address for the Inter Service Public Relations Directorate at the IFMI auditorium, Dhaka.

  • BAU students boycott classes, exams protesting outsiders’ showdown

    ‘The BCL district unit is trying to establish supremacy and create an anarchy on the campus by hampering the security of the common students’Boycotting all classes and examinations, students of Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) staged a demonstration yesterday demanding the immediate arrest and punishment of outsiders who allegedly staged a showdown on the campus on Monday evening.

    Campus sources said some activists of the Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) Mymensingh district unit led by its president Md Jasim Uddin with around 20-25 motorbikes staged showdown on the campus on Monday around 6pm. They also exploded two crude bombs and fired two rounds of bullets in front of the Shaheed Nazmul Ahsan Hall.

  • Juba Dal leader grabs Hindu’s land

    The Jubo Dal leader claims that he had bought the land from two expatriates A Juba Dal leader has forcibly occupied a piece of land of a Hindu family in Satirpara area under Narsingdi district.

    Locals said on 15 October, 2010, Bappi Kumar Saha of Purba Brahmandi area bought 1.63 decimal land from Sawpan Malik and Joy Malik with Tk15 lakh.

    After selling the land Sawpan and Joy went America.

    Nazrul Islam, district unit Join Convenor Juba Dal used to live in the house as tenant and ran his aluminum business from there.

    After few days, Nazrul claimed that he had bought the land from Sawpan and Joy.

  • Orange growers demand government support for further expansion of cultivation

    At least 7,000 people have so far been trained and 41 thousand orange trees are now growing in 100 orange orchards on 100 hectares land and homesteads in five upazilas of PanchagarhCommercial cultivation of orange is gaining popularity in various upazilas of the district due to bumper production in recent years.

    The Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) said, the soil, topography and annual rainfalls of 2,500mm to 3,000mm, acidic PH contents of 4.5 to 5 points in the district are favourable for commercial cultivation of the popular fruit.

  • Merkel and Putin square off over Ukraine

    Merkel and Putin square off over Ukraine

    Putin says west is provoking Russia into new cold war as ‘spies’ deportedThe leaders of Russia and Germany squared off over Ukraine from opposite sides of the globe, with Vladimir Putin warning that Moscow will not accept a defeat for the pro-Russian rebels and Angela Merkel accusing the Kremlin of undermining peace across Europe.

    But despite the harsh rhetoric, European Union foreign ministers refrained from increasing the sanctions against Moscow, voicing support for a floundering peace deal in eastern Ukraine that has been undermined by continuing hostilities.

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