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  • BFF mulling bringing back De Kruif

    BFF mulling bringing back De Kruif

    Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) president Kazi Salahuddin yesterday hinted that Dutch coach Lodewijk de Kruif is likely to return as the head coach of the national side for the forthcoming Bangabandhu Gold Cup, slated for the middle of next month.

  • Cricket board busy handling cases at the wrong time

    At a time when the board should be busy with their preparations for the mega event, headlines are being created off the field for all the wrong reasonsEver since the departure of former Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president AHM Mostofa Kamal, cricket’s governing body in the country has been busy dealing with several cases.

    Ever since Kamal let go of his responsibilities on October 17, 2012, at least six cases have been filed involving the BCB. During this period, the
    board hosted the Asia Cup and 2014 ICC World Twenty20 with next
    year’s 50-over World Cup also knocking at the door.

  • Busan-Sk Jamal friendly on December 27

    Bangladesh Premier Football League champions Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club will take on South Korean top-flight club Busan IPark in a friendly at Bangabandhu National Stadium this Saturday at 5pm.

    The fixture and arrival date of the K-League side was confirmed by the Bangladesh Football Federation yesterday following Busan’s positive response last Thursday night to play against the Dhanmondi-based club.

  • Mutual antipathy hampers Pakistan control of militants

    The issue is clear enough: the Pakistani Taliban did itThe vast majority of Pakistanis may be united in grief for the school children murdered in Peshawar – but many say they still don’t know who carried out the attacks.

    For the media – both in Pakistan and abroad – the issue is clear enough: the Pakistani Taliban did it.

    Not only has the organisation claimed the attacks. but the intelligence service ISI also recorded real time messages from handlers to the gunmen in the school.

    Those messages, the ISI has told journalists, came from the phones of Afghan-based, Pakistani Taliban organisers.

  • Modi reassures of resolving Teesta, LBA issues

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday assured President Abdul Hamid of resolving Teesta water-sharing and implementation of the Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) issues.

    Modi also reaffirmed that his government was working continuously on these two crucial issues, reports BSS.

    “We’ve been working on Teesta water-sharing and LBA issues for their immediate solution,” the Indian premier said during a call on Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid at Hyderabad House, president’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim told BSS quoting the meeting.

  • ‘Land grabbing is the reason behind every attack in the CHT’

    Most attacks on minorities in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) had been carried out in connection with the encroachment of land by Bangali settlers in the regionLand grabbing is the main reason for the arson attack this Victory Day on homes, shops and a temple belonging to non-Bangalis in Naniarchar upazilla in Rangamati,  residents of the area told the Dhaka Tribune.

    They said most attacks on minorities in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) had been carried out in connection with the encroachment of land by Bangali settlers in the region.

  • Birth registrations 11% higher than total population

    Calculating the population growth rate, the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics website estimates the current population at 15.76 crore The number of birth registrations in the country has far exceeded the number of population that was found by the latest national census in 2011.

    As of September this year, the government had registered 16.72 crore births, around 11.69% higher than the 14.97 crore population enumerated by the adjusted results of the Population and Housing Census 2011.

    Calculating the population growth rate, the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics website estimates the current population at 15.76 crore – which is still lower than the total registered births.

  • Now Khaleda focuses on areas around Dhaka

    The alliance could hold a rally in Savar- Manikganj and Munshiganj-Keraniganj areasThe BNP-led 20-party alliance is planning to organise mass rallies in districts surrounding the capital to make its anti-government movement a success in Dhaka towards the end of January next year.

    As the Dhaka city unit BNP failed to wage any movement against the January 5 national election, party chief Khaleda Zia this time is focussing her attention on the capital and its adjacent districts.

  • Footpaths in the grips of hawkers, authority indifferent

    ‘We face problems when we walk along the Amborkhana road. Hawkers have grabbed half of this one-way road’Makeshift shops put up by hawkers along footpaths and large sections of the roads in different areas of Sylhet, have compelled pedestrians to jaywalk and often face accidents.

    The situation has arisen due to the negligence of the city corporation and indifference of the Sylhet Metropolitan Police over the issue.

  • President, PM praise BGB for protecting country’s frontier

    The president urged the BGB members to discharge their duties with utmost sincerity and patriotism for protecting the country’s bordering areasPresident Md Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday praised members of the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) for their role in protecting the country’s frontiers.

    In separate messages, they greeted the members of the BGB on the eve of “Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Day-2014”.

    The president, in his message, said the BGB, deployed along the country’s bordering areas, has a long historical background of more than 200 years. The force has set a laudable instance in protecting the border, he added.

  • Court sends 24 Tabligh Jamaat men to jail

    These arrestees could be released on bailA Dhaka court sent 24 Tabligh Jamaat
    men to jail yesterday.

    Magistrate Mizanur Rahman passed the order and set  tomorrow to hear whether these arrestees could be released on bail.

    General Recording Officer (GRO) Kutubul Alam, of the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court informed this all to the Dhaka Tribune.

    Kakrail Mosque committee member Sayed Wasiful Islam, also a spiritual leader, along with some other senior members embezzles money that comes in as mosque donation and for its development.

  • Pay Commission wants separate body for politically sensitive issues

    Politically sensitive issues were dropped from the draft of a pay scale-related report, which will be submitted to the finance minister on SundayThe National Pay and Services Commission (NPSC) has reportedly recommended that the government form a separate Public Service Reform Commission in order to address “politically sensitive issues.”

    These sensitive issues include the matter of officials on special duty (OSD), competitive exams for deputy secretary-level officials and lateral entry for joint secretary-level public servants, sources inside the NPSC have said.

  • 8 children killed, mother stabbed in Australia

    ‘We’re a big family … I just can’t believe it. We just found out (about) those poor babies’Eight dead children and a woman suffering from stab wounds were found inside a home in a northern Australian city yesterday, police said.

    Police believe the 34-year-old woman with chest wounds is the mother of seven of the children, and the eighth child is believed to be one of her relatives, Detective Inspector Bruno Asnicar said. She was receiving treatment for her injuries and was in stable condition at a hospital.

  • New record for deepest fish

    The animals were discovered during an international expedition to the Mariana Trench, which lies almost 11km down in the Pacific OceanA new record has been set for the world’s deepest fish.

    The bizarre-looking creature, which is new to science, was filmed 8,145m beneath the waves, beating the previous depth record by nearly 500m.

    Several other new species of fish were also caught on camera, as well as huge crustaceans called supergiants.

    The animals were discovered during an international expedition to the Mariana Trench, which lies almost 11km down in the Pacific Ocean.

  • Gazprom fails to extract expected amount of gas at six fields

    ‘The work was easy because the wells in question were development wells, and there was no risk involved. I do not understand why Gazprom was given this job when Bapex could do it’Russian state-owned gas exploration company Gazprom has failed to extract the expected amount of gas to be added to the national grid by drilling wells in different gas fields across the country.

    The company was signed by Bangladesh government to drill 10 wells and extract around 300 million cubic feet per day (mmcfd) of natural gas, but it only managed to extract around 146mmcfd, said sources at Bangladesh Oil, Gas and Mineral Corporation (Petrobangla).

  • Juboraj is remembered on anniversary of death

    Juboraj is remembered on anniversary of death

    Today is the first anniversary of death of Khaled Khan, popularly known as Juboraj. His marks are not only left on the stage but in the lives of the people whom he inspired by his powerful acting and impeccable voice-delivery.

    He started his career in theatre as a member of Nagarik Natya Sampradaya.

    The troupe’s chief Ataur Rahman said Khaled Khad joined the Nagorik Natya Sampradaya in 1978.

    At the initial stage, his talent was latent.  But letter in the few years his performances were appreciated by storm of applauds, he said.

  • Shunno to perform today at IGCC

    Shunno to perform today at IGCC

    A concert by band Shunno will be held today at 5:30pm at the Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre in Dhanmondi.

    Shunno, an alternative rock band formed in 2007, have released four albums and several singles. They hope to reach out to their audience through live performances including concerts at universities and other venues. Shunno have performed in almost every city in Bangladesh.

  • George Clooney blames media, Hollywood amid Sony hack attack

    George Clooney blames media, Hollywood amid Sony hack attack

    George Clooney blasted North Korea in a new interview, criticising the country following the cyberhacking attack that drove Sony to pull “The Interview” from theatres. But Clooney also blamed Hollywood, saying entertainment figures failed to sign a petition he circulated in support of Sony.

    In an exclusive interview with Deadline.com, Clooney said he’s worried the situation could cause a “chilling effect,” with studios wary of taking on controversial projects.

  • ‘Citizen Platform’ calls hartal to prevent return of sex workers

    ‘Shameless and antisocial activities cannot be allowed to continue in a civilised society. Prostitution will be opposed until we have the last drop of blood left in our bodies’Labeling sex work as “shameless” and “antisocial,” Osamajik Karjokolap Protirodh Committee (body to resist anti-social activities), a so-called citizens’ committee in Tangail has now called for a dawn to dusk hartal for December 24 in the town.

    The announcement came in protest to the police action on its scheduled rally yesterday demanding eviction of around 600 sex workers from the 200-year-old Kandapara brothel of Tangail.

  • George Harrison to get Grammy Lifetime Achievement award

    George Harrison to get Grammy Lifetime Achievement award

    The Recording Academy announced that they would honour the two musicians with the Lifetime Achievement Award The Beatles’ George Harrison and Bee Gees are already among the winners at the 57th annual Grammy Awards.

    The Recording Academy announced that they would honour the two musicians with the Lifetime Achievement Award at a private ceremony held a day before the Grammys, reported Ace Showbiz.

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