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Saturday November 18, 2017 06:42 AM



  • Big Bash will be useful, says Shakib

    Although the Big Bash will get underway this Thursday, Shakib is yet to confirm a teamPremier Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib al Hasan believes a stint in the forthcoming Australian Big Bash Twenty20 League will be an useful experience for him keeping next year’s ICC World Cup in mind. Shakib said this while celebrating the occasion of Victory Day with the autistic children yesterday.

  • Familiar foes to meet again

    Familiar foes to meet again

    Chelsea face PSG, City tackle Barcelona in Champions League last-16European champions Real Madrid will face Schalke 04, Barcelona will play Manchester City and Chelsea will play Paris St Germain in three ties repeated from last season following the draw for the Champions league last 16 made on Monday.

    Real Madrid knocked Schalke out of the last 16 last season 9-2 on aggregate, Barcelona beat Manchester City 4-1 while Chelsea beat PSG on away goals in the quarter-finals.

  • Mass killing ground on verge of extinction

    Mass killing ground on verge of extinction

    ‘There were about 2400 members of Shanti Bahini in this upazila. People know very well what Salu Razakar, Maolana Aziz, Abdur Rahim and Tamij Uddin did during the liberation war. But it is unfortunate that we could do nothing to bring them under justice’The mass killing ground at Gowaler Ghat area of Sundarganj in Gaibandha is on the brink of extinction. Incomplete work of a memorial, lack of maintenance and erosion by the Teesta River are causing the historical place to decay gradually.

    Even after 43 years of the independence, a memorial could not be built on the ground due to lack of funding. Shrubs and plants have taken over the place making it a safe haven for drug addicts and miscreants.

  • Case recorded as policeman’s misconduct revealed

    But Kashem denied the allegation, saying the girl left the police station on purposePolice on Sunday night recorded a case in connection with the gang-rape of a young garment worker in Sreepur, allegedly after a policeman’s inappropriate behaviour came to light.

    It was said that the officer-in-charge (investigation) of Sreepur Model police station contacted the girl himself and brought her to the police station after reporters came to know how he had mistreated her when she came to lodge a case after the rape.

  • Clean-up efforts at Sundarbans veer off course

    Clean-up efforts at Sundarbans veer off course

    Cover-up alleged by forest officals to conceal ecological damage from touristsA long-term ecological disaster is in the making in the Sundarbans because the manual clean-up method being employed in the Sela River oil spill is further contaminating the forest floor, experts said.

    The Forest Department and Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) put local people to manually scoop up the spilled furnace oil four days ago.

  • Insurance official to face credit card fraud charge

    The court fixed March 11 for starting the trial in the caseA Dhaka court yesterday framed charges against an employee of Meghna Life Insurance Company Ltd in a credit card theft and fraudulence case.

    Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Hasibul Haque framed the charges under section 379, 419 and 411 of the penal code, rejecting a discharge petition filed by defence counsel. The court also fixed March 11 for starting the trial in the case.

    Present before the court, the accused, Jobaida Nasrin, pleaded not guilty and sought justice after the charges were read out to her.

  • Bangabandhu’s family to come under presidential retirement scheme

    The government has already drafted a bill on the president’s retirement benefitAs members of a former president’s family, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s family members are coming under a government retirement scheme.

    The government has already drafted a bill on the president’s retirement benefit.

    The bill was placed in the weekly cabinet meeting yesterday chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. It was sent back for further development, Cabinet Secretary Muhammad Musharraf Hossain Bhuiyan told reporters.

  • ACC accuses Liberation War Ministry of non-cooperation

    Those accused of forging freedom fighter certificates naturally have liaison with corrupt ministry officialsThe Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has accused the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs of being non-cooperative in providing information regarding its nine officials and staff charged with freedom fighter certificate forgery.

    The anti-graft body is currently running an inquiry against the ministry employees, and it sent another notice to the ministry on Sunday asking for information in this regard.

  • Chhatra league besieges CU VC demanding removal of proctor

    The Chhatra League men kept the CU main gate under lock and key for half an hour halting the traffic movementActivists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) yesterday laid siege to the administrative office of Chittagong University and confined the vice-chancellor for two and a half hours, demanding removal of the proctor and immediate arrest of the killers of fellow activist Tapos Sarkar.

    Under the banner of Choose Friend with Care, a faction of CU Chhatra League unit led by Sumon Mamun also vandalised windows of the ground floor of Dr AR Mallik Bhaban and pelted stones at VC Professor Anwarul Azim Arif’s office during the demonstration.

  • AL to hold victory procession in the city today

    The ruling Awami League (AL) will hold a victory procession in the capital today alongside the party’s day-long programmes all over the country to celebrate Victory Day.

    The ruling party lawmakers from Dhaka, leaders of Dhaka city unit and its associated organisations, activists and supporters from various areas will gather at Shikha Chirantani at the Suhrawardy Udyan, where the Pakistan occupation forces surrendered, to pay tributes to the martyrs, at 4:20pm, the time of the surrender.

  • Prime minister urges all to uphold democratic values

    Betar is the biggest mass media for flourishing talents of about 10,000 singers, theatre artistes, 8,000 presenters, 4,000 children and juveniles and 800 performers in the rural areasPrime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged all to uphold the development and democratic values being imbued with the spirit of the freedom struggle.

    In a message on the occasion of the Victory Day, she said: “Let us engage ourselves for the services to the country and its people. Let this be our vow on the Victory Day of 20l4.

  • Victory Day celebrations

    On this day 43 years ago, the enemy surrendered at the historic Dhaka Racecourse groundsToday is the 43rd celebration of Bangladesh’s Victory in the Liberation War, the day the Bangali people ended the Pakistani occupation of their country.

    On this day 43 years ago, the enemy surrendered at the historic Dhaka Racecourse grounds.

    The day marks the end of 23 years of injustice which led to the Liberation War that broke out on March 26, 1971. 

  • Police constable, 1 other held for mugging

    Police constable, 1 other held for mugging

    The arrestees were identified as Nur-e-Alam, driver of Police HeadquartersA police constable and a police source were arrested in connection with robbing two men in broad daylight in the Capital’s Matshya Bhaban area yesterday.

    “The arrestees were identified as Nur-e-Alam, driver of Police Headquarters, and police source Mizanur Rahman,” Shirajul Islam, officer in-charge of Shahbagh police station, told the Dhaka Tribune.

    However, another Assistant Sub-Inspector Khalilur Rahman, who was also present at the spot with the duo, fled the scene with Tk23 thousand snatched from the men.

  • Fence on Myanmar border suggested

    Myanmar shares a 271km border with Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar and Bandarban, of which 54km with Teknaf upazila aloneWith a view to upgrading Bangladesh’s border management facilities, a high-powered government panel has suggested wire fencing along its border with Myanmar.

    The National Taskforce on Implementation of the National Strategy Paper on Myanmar Refugees and Undocumented Myanmar Nationals yesterday asked the Home Ministry to take measures in this regard.

    Myanmar shares a 271km border with Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar and Bandarban, of which 54km is with Teknaf upazila alone.

  • 10 species at risk after Sundarbans oil spill

    10 species at risk after Sundarbans oil spill

    The National Geography Traveller, India has listed 10 species at risk from this terrible disasterThe massive oil spill in the world’s largest mangrove forest, the Sundarbans, has put many of the region’s fauna at severe risk.

    The Unesco-listed World Heritage Site is the home to globally endangered species.

  • Sydney cafe siege ends as police storm Lindt Cafe

    An armed siege at a cafe in the heart of Sydney has ended after police entered the building shortly after a series of loud bangs were heard and groups of hostages ran out onto the street.

    In dramatic scenes about 17 hours after a single armed man, named in reports as Man Haron Monis, first took an unknown number of hostages, heavily armed police stormed the Lindt Cafe, in a building on Martin Place, a pedestrianised street in the middle of Sydney’s central business district.

  • Guantanamo 9/11 hearing to focus on FBI infiltration

    The two-day pretrial hearing at the US prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, will focus on the extent of Federal Bureau of Investigation intrusion into defense teamsFBI efforts to infiltrate defense teams will top the agenda when a US military court hearing for suspects in the Sept 11, 2001, attacks starts yesterday, the first such proceeding since a Senate report on CIA torture was released
    last week.

    The two-day pretrial hearing at the US prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, will focus on the extent of Federal Bureau of Investigation intrusion into defense teams, according to the docket on a Pentagon website.

  • RAB raids baby theft gang, arrests four

    The arrestees were identified as Farida, 42, Jahanara, 50, Ferdousi, 30, and Rozina, 50The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested four female suspected of belonging to a gang specialising in the kidnapping of newborn babies, in a raid conducted in the Lalbagh area of the capital yesterday.

    A RAB intelligence team and a female officer made contact with the gang leader, Monoara, 50, under the guise of wanting to buy a baby. The asking price was Tk70,000.

     A RAB 3 team then raided the house and arrested four female who were in it at the time.

    But Monoara managed to escape.

  • ‘CIA went too far’

    As former Vice President Dick Cheney argued on Sunday that the CIA’s aggressive interrogation of terrorism suspects did not amount to torture, the man who provided the legal rationale for the program said that in some cases it had perhaps gone too far.

    Former Justice Department lawyer John Yoo said the sleep deprivation, rectal feeding and other harsh treatment outlined in a US Senate report last week could violate anti-torture laws.

  • SC summons Prothom Alo editors

    It is not possible for a half-educated man to realise the real explanation of laws, Justice Shamsuddin saysThe Appellate Division of the Supreme Court has summoned Prothom Alo Editor Motiur Rahman and Joint Editor Mizanur Rahman Khan on allegation of contempt of court for publishing post-editorial on the appointment of chief justice.

    Following a petition filed by SC lawyer Sirajum Munir, the 8-member full bench led by Chief Justice M Muzammel Hossain yesterday ordered the duo to appear on January 5 and explain. The court also asked them why contempt charges should not be initiated.

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