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  • Prime Bank continue winning

    Prime Bank continue winning

    Table-toppers Prime Bank continued their winning run in the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League defeating Kalabagan Krira Chakra by 47 runs in Mirpur yesterday.

    In the other matches of the 10th round yesterday, a brilliant century from Liton Kumar Das guided second-placed Abahani to a seven-wicket victory over third-positioned Kalabagan Cricket Academy in Fatullah while Victoria beat Brothers Union by 28 runs according to the Duckworth/Lewis method at BKSP 3. 

    Prime Bank v Kalabagan KC

  • Sk Jamal complete players’ registration

    Bangladesh Premier Football League champions Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club became the first club to complete the local players’ registration for the upcoming football season 2014-15 when they signed the official papers last Wednesday.

    Their 23-man squad will no doubt be the most formidable among the top-flight clubs comprising 12 national players who were recently called up for the forthcoming international friendly against the Japan Under-21 side scheduled for this Thursday at Bangabandhu National Stadium.

  • Bidyut’s glittering career ends with silver medal

    Bidyut’s glittering career ends with silver medal

    Bangladesh weightlifting icon Bidyut Kumar Roy called time on his 27-year illustrious career with a silver medal in the 34th National Weightlifting Championship held at the National Sports Council gymnasium yesterday.

    Bidyut, whose journey started off with a silver medal in 1988, thinks it is high time for him to retire from the sport he loves and make way for the newcomers and guide them.

  • This land was made for you and me

    This land was made for you and me

    The LBA, if it eventually comes into fruition, will certainly be a matter of rejoice for numerous populations in the enclavesOur nationality or citizenship is so innate that we rarely need to reckon about what life would be otherwise. Yet, numerous people living on those tracts of lands called chitmahals – pieces of land along the Indo-Bangladesh border – have been outcasts or outsiders in their “own” countries.

    These nowhere-people, devoid of either citizenship or voting rights, are neither contacted by census personnel nor government enumerators. Residents of enclaves, or chitmahals, are separated from the mainland of their respective countries and are residents of none.

  • Politics vs diplomacy

    Politics vs diplomacy

    We have moved on with Pakistan, then why not superpower US, our major trading partner?On August 4, 1971, late US President Richard Nixon told a news conference that Washington had provided $70m up till that time to Bangladeshi refugees in India.

    The amount was more than all the help that came from the rest of the world. For East Pakistan, which was facing food shortages, 360,000 tons of grain had been kept ready, while $3m was allotted to ship them to this strife-torn country.

  • Facing the ultimate question

    Facing the ultimate question

    What kind of compensation are you expecting from a job?Truth be told, today’s job market is saturated with potential candidates left and right. Such is the scenario that a feat in its own accord is achieved when a candidate is called in for an interview alone. We have all been there, excited and nervous about the potential questions and whether or not you can answer them properly.

  • Not being a n00b with it

    Adware – A software application which displays unwanted pop-up advertisements on your computer while in use. Adware is often installed at the same time as free software or shareware

    Bloatware/fatware – Pre-installed software that occupies a lot of space, leaving little memory for storing personal data

  • The leadership challenge – a comprehensive review of a young mind

    The leadership challenge – a comprehensive review of a young mind

    ‘Creating shared values is a process that must include everyone… they get people involved in creating shared values’James Kouzes and Barry Posner started their dissertation on leadership over 25 years ago. Through their research, they came up with numerous books, DVDs, and computer based products to be used as a source for individuals or organisations aspiring to become better, more effective leaders.

  • End impunity for BCL criminals

    The public has to be reassured that its safety will be guaranteedA whole year after 21 members of the Jagannath University unit Chhatra League were convicted of the brutal murder of Bishwajit Das, 13 of his killers remain at large.

    The killing of Biswajit Das in December 2012 shocked the nation as he was barbarically hacked to death in front of many people in a busy part of Dhaka.

  • Investment key for building RMG brand

    Build new factories that require the government to help facilitate the provision of land, and reliable energy and transport linksThis week’s Dhaka Apparel Summit saw a wide range of agreement on the priorities for Bangladesh’s RMG industry.

    For Bangladesh to progress toward the BGMEA’s target of $50bn in garment exports by 2021, the vital work being done by government and stakeholder safety initiatives needs to be matched by major investment in improving infrastructure.

  • Authorities clueless in the Sundarbans

    Authorities clueless in the Sundarbans

    In 3 days, oil spill spread over an 80km area in remote forest Inability, inexperience, helplessness and lack of far-sight of the authorities are becoming clearer every passing minute, with very little done so far in tackling the environmental disaster that is already happening in the Sundarbans.

    Around 11am yesterday, more than two days after the Southern Star 7 sunk in Sela River in the Sundarbans, the rescue ship hired by the owner salvaged the distressed oil tanker under the supervision of the navy.

    BIWTA salvage vessel Nirveek reached the spot of the capsize after the hired ship finished the rescue operation.

  • AG: Claims of Quader Molla’s family contemptuous

    The ‘dictator government’ had not allowed the family to participate in Molla’s namaz-e-janazaAttorney General Mahbubey Alam thinks contempt of court proceedings should be initiated against the family of executed war criminal Abdul
    Quader Molla.

    He expressed the opinion while talking to reporters at his office yesterday just after the press conference of Quader Molla’s son Hasan Jamil, who claimed that the government had “brutally killed” his father in the name of execution.

  • Pay commission ponders separate scale for profitable state entities

    Commission proposes settlement allowance for fresh recruitsThe National Pay and Services Commission is going to propose separate pay scales for the profitable state-owned entities, provided the pay scale structure follows the proposed salary scale.

    The boards of directors of these profitable entities that are not depended on government financial support can fix their own salary structures with permission from the Finance Division, according to the commission’s recommendations.

  • ‘Bush knew everything’

    Bush ‘knew everything he needed to know, and wanted to know’Former US President George W Bush was “fully informed” about CIA interrogation techniques condemned in a Senate report, his vice-president says.

    Speaking to Fox News, Dick Cheney said Bush “knew everything he needed to know” about the programme, and the report was “full of crap.”

    The CIA has defended its use of methods such as waterboarding on terror suspects after the September 11, 2001 attacks.

    The Senate report said the agency misled politicians about the programme.

  • Bureaucrat who met Khaleda fired

    Video footage shows two officials leaving the party office while the meeting was still under wayA clandestine meeting with BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on December 4 has earned a Ministry of Public Administration (MOPA) joint secretary, already on special duty, forced retirement.

    A MOPA order issued yesterday read: “AKM Jahangir was sent to forced retirement in the ‘public interest’ and his tenure of service was 25 years. He will get due benefits.” The order was effective immediately.

  • 14-party announces rally to protest PM killing plot

    Health Minister Mohammed Nasim announced the ralliesThe Awami League-led 14-party alliance yesterday announced rallies in the upazilas across the country in January in protest at what it said a plot by the BNP-Jamaat alliance to kill Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. 

    Health Minister Mohammed Nasim announced the rallies, which would be held from January 15 to 22, while addressing a press briefing following a meeting with the 14-party central leaders at Hasina’s Dhanmondi office in the capital. 

  • Yeafesh: Nuclear power to boost country’s confidence

    Russia will provide the same reactor and technology to Bangladesh that it gave to India State Minister for Science and Technology Yeafesh Osman yesterday said the government’s decision to go for nuclear power plant is not just about adding electricity to the national grid, but also to boost the nation’s collective self-confidence.

    “We believe the Rooppur nuclear power project will take our confidence to new heights,” he told a seminar at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh auditorium in the city.

  • Be economical in electricity use, Hamid urges people

    He also suggested reducing system loss and increasing use of renewable energy by reducing dependency on fossil fuelsPresident Abdul Hamid yesterday urged all to be economical in using electricity keeping in mind the energy security of the future generation.

    He also suggested reducing system loss and increasing use of renewable energy by reducing dependency on fossil fuels.

  • Bangladeshi shot dead for failing to make prayer call

    The incident took place at 3:30pm during Asr prayers in a mosqueA Saudi muazzin opened fire at two expatriate workers – one of them from Bangladesh – in a mosque on Sunday, killing one and injuring the other, according to police.

    The incident took place at 3:30pm during Asr prayers in a mosque in Ortawwiyah in Majmaah district, 30km from the Riyadh city, reports Arab News.

    When police arrived at the scene in response to a call from a citizen, they found Mohammed Rafiq Tajul Islam, 32, a Bangladeshi worker, in a pool of blood.

  • Deal inked for 8th Bangladesh-China friendship bridge

    Secretary of Road Transport and Highways Division MAN Siddique and Economic and Commercial Counsellor of Chinese Embassy in Dhaka Wang Zijian signed the MoM on behalf of their respective sidesA Minutes of Meeting (MoM) was signed yesterday between Bangladesh and China to build the eighth “‘Bangladesh-China friendship bridge” on the river Kocha at Bekutia of Pirojpur.

    Secretary of Road Transport and Highways Division MAN Siddique and Economic and Commercial Counsellor of Chinese Embassy in Dhaka Wang Zijian signed the MoM on behalf of their respective sides.

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