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  • Relieved Shakib looking forward

    Relieved Shakib looking forward

    After the BCB supremo withdrew his overseas league ban, which was supposed to expire at the end of next year, Shakib is expectedly a relieved man these daysA huge weight has been lifted from the shoulders of Shakib al Hasan after Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hasan withdrew the talismanic all-rounder’s overseas league ban last Thursday.

    Shakib was earlier suspended for six months from all kinds of cricket activities on July 7 this year owing to indiscipline although the ban was later reduced by three months. The 27-year old made a glorious return following his three-month suspension leading the Tigers to a clean sweep at home against Zimbabwe in both the Test and ODI series.  

  • The disbanding of India’s World Cup class of 2011

    The disbanding of India’s World Cup class of 2011

    India at the 2015 World Cup will be minus the solid core of players that carried them through the years between World Cups 2003 and 2011 – those players, it is now confirmed, had run their course by end of the victorious 2011 campaign

    “Now we can close the chapter. We need to build a team again.” These were MS Dhoni’s words after India won the 2011 World Cup. The remnants of the class of 2003, who had suffered the shock of the 2007 first-round exit, had run their course by 2011 in his eyes.

  • Bangladesh U12s held by Sevilla

    Bangladesh Under-12 football team were held to a 1-1 draw by Spanish top flight club Sevilla in the opening match of Group D in the Super Mokh U-12 Cup in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia yesterday. However, Bangladesh lost their second match of the group, against Thai club Chonburi FC, on the same day.

    Rashedul put Bangladesh ahead with just eight minutes into the match before Ruben grabbed the equaliser for Sevilla in the 22nd minute.

    Bangladesh, who are taking part in this kind of tournament for the very first time, though conceded a huge 6-0 defeat against Chonburi.

  • Disappointing Siddikur misses cut, finishes 109th

    • Golf
    • December 05, 2014

    Siddikur began the day in a disappointing fashion striking a double bogey on the fourth holeJust like the recently concluded King’s Cup, Bangladesh golfer Siddikur Rahman once again missed the cut in the Indonesia Open following the second round in Jakarta yesterday.

    Siddikur hit five-over-par 76 on the second day of the $750,000 tournament to finish at 109th position. The 30-year old golfer had an overall score of six-over-par 148.

    Siddikur began the day in a disappointing fashion striking a double bogey on the fourth hole.

    He struck four bogeys and half as many birdies.

  • PM: Bangladesh needs no single country in its march forward

    PM: Bangladesh needs no single country in its march forward

    Hasina also rejects the idea of severing ties with any nationPrime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday rejected the notion that the country could not move ahead and develop without the help of some specific
    countries.

    Hasina’s remark came following a media report that the relation with the US might deteriorate.

    The prime minister, however, said her government does not want to sever diplomatic relation with any country either.

  • Ban slapped on some Sundarbans resources

    The illegal extraction of forest resources by the Forest Department itself has to be stoppedThe government has banned the extraction of certain forest products from the Sundarbans, the expansive mangrove forests that has been declared a UNESCO world heritage site, in order to protect its ecosystems from over-exploitation.

  • BR to procure 120 passenger coaches on Indian credit

    A Bangladesh Railway proposal for the purchase of the broad gauge coaches will be placed before the cabinet committee on public purchase tomorrowBangladesh Railway is planning to procure 120 broad gauge passenger carriages at a cost of Tk837.84 crore under an Indian credit agreement that limits bidding for projects financed by it solely to Indian firms, officials said.

    A Bangladesh Railway proposal for the purchase of the broad gauge coaches will be placed before the cabinet committee on public purchase tomorrow, officials of the state-owned railway company said yesterday.

  • Protests over New York chokehold death spreads to other cities

    Protests over New York chokehold death spreads to other cities

    The wave of protests began after no charges were brought against Officer Daniel Pantaleo for his role in a confrontation that killed Eric GarnerPeople swarmed the streets of New York and other cities for a second night to protest a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer in the death of an unarmed black man.

    The wave of protests began after no charges were brought against Officer Daniel Pantaleo for his role in a confrontation that killed Eric Garner. A bystander caught the incident on a video that has been shown repeatedly.

    The reaction echoes the outrage after a grand jury also declined to indict a white policeman for killing an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri.

  • Hasan Mahmud: TIB’s report on corruption prepared on faulty information

    The Awami League leader said this while speaking as the chief guest at a discussion in the cityAwami League Publicity and Publication Affairs Secretary Dr Hasan Mahmud yesterday said Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) published its report on corruption assumption index based on faulty information to deliberately tarnish the country’s image to foreigners.

    The Awami League leader said this while speaking as the chief guest at a discussion in the city.

  • Bhutanese PM arrives today

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will receive the guest at the VVIP Tarmac of the airportBhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay will arrive today on a three-day official visit at the invitation of his Bangladesh counterpart Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

    An aircraft of Royal Bhutanese Airlines “Drukair” carrying the Bhutanese premier and the members of his entourage is scheduled to land at Shahjalal International Airport at 9am.

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will receive the guest at the VVIP Tarmac of the airport, according to Prime Minister’s Office sources.

  • Ershad: BNP to be vanished before next polls

    ‘We are working to secure 151 seats to form the next government’Claiming that the BNP is facing a severe leadership crisis, Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad yesterday said Khaleda Zia’s party would go out of existence before the next general election.

    “The general election will be held after four years or later, but Khaleda Zia’s BNP will have no existence before that election. Jatiya Party will be then the major opponent of Awami League to contest the polls,” he said.

    The former dictator came up with the remarks while addressing a public meeting at Harati School ground in the city.

  • Suranjit for forming a probe body for Khaleda-bureaucrats talks

    Awami League Advisory Council member and former Railway Minister Suranjit Sengupta yesterday said an investigation team should be constituted at the instruction of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to take action under the service rule against those bureaucrats who had secret talks with BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia.

  • Khaleda: Democracy is not safe yet

    The former prime minister made the remarks in a message issued on the occasion of the Fall of Autocracy DayBNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has said democracy established in the country through the sacrifices of the blood of hundreds of martyrs is not safe yet.

    The former prime minister made the remarks in a message issued on the occasion of the Fall of Autocracy Day.

    On December 6, 1990, military ruler HM Ershad was forced to step down from power in the face of a mass upheaval.

    Khaleda Zia also alleged that the government was shackling the nation with a one-party cruel rule.

  • Tofail stresses need for efficient chartered secretaries

    Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed yesterday said efficient chartered secretaries were very important to bring transparency and accountability for establishing good governance in the country.

    “Talented chartered secretaries having experiences and vast knowledge are needed to ensure transparency and accountability in the profession,” he said while speaking as the chief guest at a seminar at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the city, said a press release.

  • Mugging on rise across country despite IGP order

    More than 50 incidents of mugging took place on highways in the last six monthsIn spite of an order from the inspector general of police to ramp up vigilance, people across the country continue to fall prey to muggers, who are coming up with new ways to commit crimes.

    During the quarterly meeting of the police department at police headquarters on last Sunday, Inspector General of Police Hassan Mahmood Khandker directed to heighten patrol to check robbery and mugging, including street crimes.

  • Surgery with suspected infected tools blinds 15 in India

    A criminal investigation has been launched against the non-governmental organisation Fifteen Indians lost their sight after a doctor used suspected infected equipment to remove cataracts at a free eye surgery camp, the latest incident to highlight the dangers of shoddy medical treatment in the country.

    A criminal investigation has been launched against the non-governmental organisation and the doctors who carried out the operations, mainly on elderly women, without consulting health authorities.

  • National Mobile Hackathon starts today

    The Hackathon, to be held at the Institute of Diploma Engineers in the capital’s Kakrail areaAround 1,745 young mobile application developers will get together to find solutions for 10 social and national problems in the National Mobile Hackathon 2014 starting today.

    The Hackathon, to be held at the Institute of Diploma Engineers in the capital’s Kakrail area, will start at 9:30am today and run for 30 hours straight, ending tomorrow at 3:30pm.

  • Residents demand punishment to rapist-killer of mentally challenged girl

    Residents demand punishment to rapist-killer of mentally challenged girl

    In response to a call from various social and human rights organisations, people brought out a rally and gathered in front of the Chawkbazar police station to lay siegeSeveral hundred residents of the capital’s Chawkbazar area took to the street yesterday to demand punishment of the perpetrator who allegedly killed a mentally challenged minor girl after raping her.

    In response to a call from various social and human rights organisations, people brought out a rally and gathered in front of the Chawkbazar police station to lay siege.

  • James Watson’s DNA Nobel Prize sells for $4.8m

    The Nobel Prize gold medal awarded to the US scientist James Watson for discovering the structure of DNA has sold at auction for $4.8m (£3m).

    The 1962 prize was awarded to Watson, Maurice Wilkins and Francis Crick, with each receiving a gold medal.

    The medal is the first Nobel Prize to be put on sale by a living recipient.

    Watson recently said he was selling the medal because he had been ostracised by the scientific community after remarks he made about race in a 2007 interview.

  • Woman who came back to life dies

    When the morgue attendants came to pick up the body, the “deceased” woman started moving her feetThe woman who showed signs of life after she had been declared dead died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital yesterday.

    DMCH authorities pronounced her dead around 4:30pm yesterday following some pathological tests, said DMCH Deputy Director Mushfiqur Rahman.

    The identity of the 45-year-old woman, who had suddenly started moving her toes three hours after she had been “mistakenly” declared dead on Thursday afternoon, was still unknown.

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