- Foreign Affairs
- November 18, 2017
Jamal beat FC Pune to become the first Bangladeshi club to lift the trophy in Bhutan Yeasin Khan’s solitary goal enabled Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club to maintain their overseas performance as the Bangladesh Premier League champions edged past Pune FC 1-0 to win the final of the King’s Cup at Changlimithang Stadium in Thimphu, Bhutan yesterday.
Defender Yeasin headed the all important goal in the 25th minute to give the 10-man Dhanmondi outfits their second title in the international arena after their triumph in the Safal Pokhara Cup in Nepal three years ago.
The decision is not yet taken but he thinks they will get that by todayBangladesh all-rounder Shakib al Hasan in likely to be available for his second season in the Australian Big Bash League as Bangladesh cricket Board president Nazmul Hasan said the ban on his NOC (No Objection Certificate) from playing the overseas leagues will be lifted by today.
The home side youngsters, who thrashed Chinese Taipei 7-0 in the opening game, took just three minutes to resume their scoring spree as the hapless Thai team seemed to have no clue of their opponentBangladesh’s prowess was too much to handle for Thailand as the hosts registered their second win in the Men’s Junior AHF Cup with a facile 10-0 victory over Thailand at the Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium yesterday.
Coach Mamunur said the quartet have to work more on their fitnessRussell Mahmud Jimmy and the three other recalled national hockey players went through their fitness test conducted by coach Mamunur Rashid at the Maulana Bhashani National Hockey stadium yesterday.
The four players – Jimmy, Quamruzzaman Rana, Imran Hossian Pintu and Zahid Hossain – who were recalled by the federation after the withdrawal of their year long ban, went through the Cooper Test, the 50meter sprint, agility test and push and sit ups. However, the year long gap from the regular hockey activities saw the players a little behind the required yardstick.
The schedule of the football season that kicks-off with the Federation Cup has been deferred for more than a month following the request of the premier league clubs and the new date is set for January 25, 2015.
The Federation Cup which was earlier scheduled to kick off on December 19 will now begin 37 days later after the Bangabandhu Gold Cup ends. The season-opening tournament will feature 12 clubs – 11 from the top flight and one invitee. The transfer window for registering foreign players has also been widened to Jan30.
Bangladesh cricket icon Shakib al Hasan gave plenty of reasons to cheer for the hundreds of children present at the BCB Academy ground to mark the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) through a friendly cricket match yesterday.
Unicef Bangladesh with the support from the Bangladesh Cricket Board organised a friendly cricket match titled ‘Children Fix Adults’ which was participated by former national cricketers, politicians, journalists and most importantly the under privileged children.
Cricketers and officials from around Australia began converging on the small town of Macksville, New South Wales for the funeral of Phillip Hughes as the impact of his untimely death on the international game unfolded on Tuesday.
Hughes, who would have been 26 at the weekend, died last Thursday from a catastrophic injury caused by a ball striking him in the back of the head during a domestic match, triggering a huge outpouring of grief in Australia and around the world.
Bangladesh Under-12 team were pitted alongsinde Spanish La Liga club Sevilla FC’s age-group sqaud in the Under-12 Super Mokh Cup that will kick off on December 5 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Malaysia also confirmed its interest in other large projects in BangladeshMalaysian automobile company Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional Sdn Bhd, widely known as Proton, hopes to open a production plant in Bangladesh soon, creating employment opportunities for Bangladeshis.
Former Malaysian prime minister and newly-appointed Chairman of Proton Mahathir Mohamad disclosed the information at a meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
Mahathir was making a courtesy call on Hasina during her three-day official visit. The meeting was held at Hasina’s suite at the Hotel Grand Hyatt.
The Walton Smartphone Victory Day Open Bodybuilding, comprising 200 bodybuilders from across the country, starts at the National Sports Council gymnasium today.
The two-day event will see the bodybuilders compete in five weight categories – 55, 60, 65, 70 and 75 kilograms. The winners will receive cash awards of Taka four, three and two thousand respectively while the fourth and fifth placed bodybuilders will be awarded Tk1000 each.
The Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics puts the proportion of disabled people at almost a 10th of the population, which is 9.7%Although Bangladesh signed the UN convention on the rights of disabled people, the government still does not have credible statistics on the number or state of such people.
Different agencies – government, non-government and international – cite different numbers ranging from supposedly 2%, according to the Social Welfare Ministry, to 15.7% according to the World Bank and World Health Organisation.
Police did not say where these three had been arrested atThree more RAB members, shown arrested on Monday night in the Narayanganj seven murders cases, were placed on seven days’ remand yesterday morning, a day after a local court ordered investigators to speed things up.
Police did not say where these three had been arrested at. However, yesterday afternoon, a RAB release said they had sent the three to Narayanganj police on Monday morning on the basis of a request.
The woman was identified as Saja al-Dulaimi, an Iraqi, by a Lebanese security official and a senior political sourceThe Lebanese army detained a wife and daughter of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as they crossed from Syria nine days ago, security officials said yesterday, in a setback to the group as it comes under increased military pressure.
The woman was identified as Saja al-Dulaimi, an Iraqi, by a Lebanese security official and a senior political source.
The Lebanese newspaper As-Safir reported she had been detained in coordination with “foreign intelligence.”
Two members of the centrist Yesh Atid party – currently a member of Netanyahu’s coalition – warned the vote would come at a particularly difficult timeIsrael appeared headed toward early elections after a highly anticipated meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a key coalition partner failed to iron out their differences.
Two members of the centrist Yesh Atid party – currently a member of Netanyahu’s coalition – warned the vote would come at a particularly difficult time. Israeli media said the most likely date for any early election would be sometime in March.
British citizen Bergman had to serve a part of punishment for around 10 minutes as the court raised shortly after pronouncing its orderFollowing an unprecedented order of the International Crimes Tribunal 2, Dhaka-based foreign journalist David Bergman was imprisoned in the courtroom until its rising yesterday as the three-member tribunal found him guilty of contempt of court.
British citizen Bergman had to serve a part of punishment for around 10 minutes as the court raised shortly after pronouncing its order.
The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe said that under the agreement, hostilities are to cease Friday along the line of contact between the warring sidesUkrainian government troops and Russian-backed separatist forces in the Luhansk region have agreed on a new cease-fire, international monitors said.
The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe said that under the agreement, hostilities are to cease Friday along the line of contact between the warring sides.
It was agreed at negotiations that took place Saturday that heavy weapons will start being withdrawn from the front at the weekend, the OSCE said in its daily update report Monday evening.
Thousands of people have left the region in recent months as the government has cracked down on illegal mining, dynamiting mining machinery, dismantling brothels and cutting off gasoline suppliesA decade of illegal gold mining has transformed large areas of virgin Peruvian rainforest into pocked, denuded, mercury-poisoned wastelands.
Excavations to separate gold flecks from tons of earth have left holes big enough to swallow a half-dozen buses. Mercury, a neurotoxin used to bind the gold, pervades the local food chain, reaching humans through the fish they eat. The ruined lands scar the southeastern region of Madre de Dios, a mecca of biodiversity whose natural marvels lure eco-tourists and where several tribes live in voluntary isolation.
‘The Accord doesn’t elaborate on natural resources, identity of hill people and their constitutional rights’Lack of political will, necessary changes in the administrative system and process, and violence among other issues, hindered the proper implementation of the 1997 Chittagong Hill Tracts Peace Accord 17 years into its signing, speakers at a policy dialogue said yesterday.
‘We have published the gazette notification to bring the law into action’The Road Maintenance Fund Board Law 2013 is now in limbo as the government after its passage in parliament on July 14 last year has virtually done nothing for its implementation.
The government in a gazette on November 20 declared that the law would come into effect from December 1. It says the fund will be collected from tolls of roads and bridges, fees of transports registration and licenses and foreign donations.
To this end, the toll policy 2014 was supposed to be implemented in a bid to channeling more fund to road repairs.
Doctors conducted some examinations and gave him medicineConvicted for crimes against humanity, Jamaat-e-Islami leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee was again taken to BSMMU for medical check-ups yesterday as he complained of waist and knee pains to Dhaka Central Jail authorities.
Prison guards took him to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University around 10:30am and back to jail around 1:30pm after a health check at the orthopaedic department, Farman Ali, a senior jail superintendent, said.
Doctors conducted some examinations and gave him medicine.