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  • Killer of minor girl yet to be identified

    Killer of minor girl yet to be identified

    20 injured in clash between demonstrators and police at Notun Bazar in capitalPolice were yet to identify the rapists and killers of a nine-year-old girl whose body was found inside a sack floating in a small pond in Sujantek area of Bhatara in the capital on Tuesday.

    An angry gathering of demonstrators yesterday locked in a clash with the police at Notun Bazar when the law enforcers prevented them from blocking the road while demonstrating for immediate arrest of the killers of Farzana Akhter Liza.

  • Election to be held in due time, Biswal told

    Rawshan’s comment came as Biswal asked her when and how the next election would be heldLeader of the Opposition in parliament, Rawshan Ershad yesterday told visiting US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal that the next election would be held in due course.

    Rawshan’s comment came as Biswal asked her when and how the next election would be held.

    After her meeting with Rawshan, Biswal met BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. Biswal told Khaleda that her country wants to see a strong democracy in the south to maintain socio-economic progress in the region.

  • Clinical Tigers go 4-0 up

    Clinical Tigers go 4-0 up

    The Zimbabwean openers – Hamilton Masakadza (28) and Vusi Sibanda (17) – gave their side a solid start putting on 48 runsA roaring Bangladesh side continued to reign supreme over Zimbabwe as the hosts registered a 21-run win over the visitors yesterday to go 4-0 up in the five-ODI series in Mirpur. The Tigers will get the rare chance to post only their second ever whitewash in a five-ODI series when the two teams face each other in the fifth match this Monday at the same venue. This is Bangladesh’s 13th five-ODI series. 

  • Sinking public laptop project to face lawsuit

    The DOEL laptop project is a concern of state-owned Telephone Shilpa Sanghta Ltd (TSS)A much-hyped laptop project unveiled by the prime minister in 2011, that turned out to be a lemon, is now at risk of being sued by its foreign partner over unpaid dues.

    DOEL laptop plant’s foreign partner, TFT Display Sdn Bhd (TFT), will file a case against the government and several of the project’s then senior officials for unpaid bills, TFT Chief Executive Officer Michael Wong said.

    “All those who cheated the Bangladesh government will face corruption charges. They cannot save themselves,” Wong told the Dhaka Tribune over Whats App.

  • PM: Khaleda living like a fugitive

    She ordered to reinvigorate leaders, who have been inactive in the party, through the ongoing party councils BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia is living like a fugitive in fear of seeing corruption charges against her proved in court, said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

    “She [Khaleda] terms others corrupt but she herself is living like a fugitive. She is not attending court hearings in the case filed on charges of misappropriation of funds meant for orphans,” Hasina said addressing the meeting of the Awami League Working Committee at Gonobhaban yesterday.

  • Capt Moin elected IMSO DG

    He was elected in the 23rd session of the IMSO Assembly in London on FridayBangladesh candidate Captain Moin Uddin Ahmed has been elected as the director general of the International Mobile Satellite Organisation (IMSO).

    He was elected in the 23rd session of the IMSO Assembly in London on Friday.

    This is the first time in the 35 years history of the IMSO that a candidate from a developing country was elected in the position.

    According to IMSO rules, the election had to go in four rounds.

  • British PM seeks EU support for new migration curbs

    Under his plans, migrants would have to wait four years for certain benefitsDavid Cameron has passionately urged other EU leaders to support his “reasonable” proposals for far-reaching curbs on welfare benefits for migrants.

    Britain’s prime minister said lower EU migration would be a priority in future negotiations on the UK’s membership and said he would “rule nothing out” if he did not get the changes he wanted.

    Under his plans, migrants would have to wait four years for certain benefits.

  • Tigers dedicate win to Hughes

    Tigers dedicate win to Hughes

    I really wanted to score my first hundred, says MahmudullahMahmudullah’s anchor role along with the two partnerships he was involved in saved Bangladesh from a major batting disaster that eventually kept the home side in hunt for another “Banglawash” to Zimbabwe.

    The right-handed remained unbeaten on 82 and along the way pulled Bangladesh out of trouble with a 134-run partnership with Mushfiqur Rahim before adding another 65 with skipper Mashrafe bin Mortaza for the eighth wicket. Of his 10 ODI fifties, this was the ninth time Mahmudullah remained unbeaten.

  • Demoralised Chigumbura simply looking forward

    The 28-year-old, however, is hopeful of putting up a much better show in the fifth and final match of the series as wants to end their long tour with at least one winZimbabwe possibly tried everything in their possession to register their first win in their month long tour, but the result remained far fetched as the visiting skipper believes the partnership between Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur Rahim denied them the feat in the fourth ODI of the five-match series yesterday. 

    The visitors started off in the right track by reducing Bangladesh to 32 for four before the two experienced middle-order batsmen added 134 runs to eventually see Zimbabwe lose the match by 24 runs and open up possibilities for another “Banglawash”.

  • Pilot backs ‘luckless’ Nasir, Shamsur

    Mashud thinks that he has every possibility of making it to the World Cup squadThe extraordinary batting form that the national side has displayed in the first four one-dayers against Zimbabwe made the selectors stick to the same unit for the remainder of the five-match series which meant no place for Nasir Hossain and Shamsur Rahman and former Bangladesh captain Khaled Mashud Pilot believes this period will help the batsmen to rectify their mistakes and come back strongly.

  • Sheikh Jamal up against holders Manang in King’s Cup semi

    Pune are the only side so far with a hundred percent recordBangladesh Premier Football League champions Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club will take on Nepal A-Division League champions Manang Marshyangdi Club in the first semifinal of the King’s Cup at Changlimithang Stadium today. The match will kick off at 4pm.

  • Old DOHS lose six in succession

    Easy wins for traditional outfits Mohammedan, Abahani and Victoria Newly-promoted Old DOHS succumbed to their sixth defeat in a row in the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League after suffering a 49-run defeat against Mohammedan at BKSP 3 yesterday.

    In the other two matches of the sixth round yesterday, a five-wicket haul from Mostafizur Rahman guided Abahani to a six-wicket win over Kalabagan Krira Chakra in Fatullah while Victoria registered a comfortable seven-wicket victory against Partex at BKSP 4.

    Mohammedan v Old DOHS, BKSP 3

  • Hughes brings old foes closer

    Hughes brings old foes closer

    The national side, currently touring Australia, joined the mourning by forgoing their last practice match before next week’s first test in BrisbaneIndia and Australia might be sworn enemies on the cricket field but the two nations have been united in mourning the shocking death of Phillip Hughes.

    The 25-year-old Australian batsman was struck on the head by a bouncer during a domestic match on Tuesday and passed away after two days in a Sydney hospital from the injury which caused massive bleeding to his brain.

    The heart-rending news made the front page of every leading newspaper in India, while some also carried stories in editorial pages debating safety gear and the use of the short ball in cricket.

  • ‘Real not distracted by record’

    Ancelotti said Real’s Germany midfielder Sami Khedira will miss Saturday’s game as he has yet to recover from a minor back problemReal Madrid are focused on preparing for Saturday’s La Liga game at Malaga and are not distracted by the chance of setting a club record for consecutive victories, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday.

    Real have won their last 15 matches in all competitions since a 2-1 La Liga defeat at home to champions Atletico Madrid in September, matching the club’s record winning streak set in the 1960-61 and 2011-12 campaigns.

    “We don’t talk about it because we have to prepare each game focusing on the opponent,” Ancelotti told a news conference.

  • Asit Roy: Dhrupad expresses the beauty of Raga

    Asit Roy: Dhrupad expresses the beauty of Raga

    Set to perform today at the Bengal Classical Music Festival, the singer spoke to the Dhaka TribuneDr Asit Roy, specialised in Dhrupad – a vocal genre of Hindustani classical music – has been teaching at the department of theatre and music in Rajshahi University since 2001 and currently chairs the department.

    Set to perform today at the Bengal Classical Music Festival, the singer spoke to the Dhaka Tribune.

    Why do you prefer Dhrupad?

  • Ragas: Beauty in form

    Ragas: Beauty in form

    Ragas die out if people stop singing them, and new ragas are born all the timeIndian classical music is always based on a raga or raag, which employs a series of five or more musical notes to construct a melody. Non-classical music such as Bollywood songs and ghazals sometimes use ragas in their compositions.

    A Hindustani classical music performance can go on for well over an hour and is spontaneously improvised for the most part by the pandits and ustads of different Gharanas or schools of music. But there is always one pre-composed refrain, which provides a structural framework for the performance as a whole.

  • Korean films will be screened at the Nat’l Museum today

    Korean films will be screened at the Nat’l Museum today

    It will be screened at 3:30pmTwo popular Korean films will be screened today as a part of the two-day Korean Film Festival 2014. Organised by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Dhaka, the screening will take place at the main auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum in the capitals Shahbagh area.

    The two films are “Mama” and “Secretly, Greatly.” “Mama,” a 2011 South Korean title, follows three different families, all dealing with different issues affecting their mothers. It will be screened at 3:30pm.

  • Sonam Kapoor turns punk bride for Dolly Ki Doli

    Sonam Kapoor turns punk bride for Dolly Ki Doli

    The film will also feature a special appearance by Saif Ali Khan and a dance number by Malaika Arora KhanIn Sonam Kapoor’s first look from the upcoming film, “Dolly Ki Doli,” the actress looks every bit the cool, sporty bride. The poster features Sonam dressed in a gorgeous Anita Dongre lehenga, finishing off her bridal look with a black leather jacket, sneakers and shades.

    The teaser of the Arbaaz Khan production was released on Thursday. Though it didn’t feature the fashionista, it revealed three suitors for the punk bride with “Dolly” tattoos on their arms.

  • Game of Thrones launches mysterious season 5 website, teaser video

    Game of Thrones launches mysterious season 5 website, teaser video

    The link to the teaser is: www.ThreeEyedRaven.comThe first teaser for “Game of Thrones” has arrived in the most mysterious and sneaky of ways.

  • Story of a man with unending determination

    I would like to inspire all, both people with and without disabilities to go on, with as much patience as possible, and work for a better future, says Willam GomezJibon Willam Gomes is a sparkling example of how determination, will and optimism can overcome the biggest of obstacles that one may have.

    He was born in a dispensary in Bonpara of Natore district. While still an infant, he fell on a concrete ground and suffered cerebral palsy.

    His parents were always worried about the future of the eldest of their two children, and tried everything they could despite financial limitations.

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