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Wednesday November 22, 2017 04:48 PM



  • Wasa appoints Korean firm to rehabilitate water supply network

    Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority has appointed a Korean firm to rehabilitate and expand a 376 km of water supply pipe network of Fakirapool, Malibagh, Moghbazar, Mouchak, Rampura and adjacent areas of Dhaka.

    Dhaka Wasa and Kunhwa Engineering and Consulting Company, inked an agreement in this regard yesterday.

  • Rebels remain in the game

    Rebels remain in the game

    Most mayor aspirants apparently violate electoral code, staging showdowns with scores of supportersThe last day of submitting nomination papers saw 60 mayoral aspirants, including 47 in Dhaka and 13 in Chittagong file their nomination papers for the April 28 city polls.

    As is usual at local government elections in Bangladesh, “rebel” candidates are likely to play a key role in these city polls as well.

  • Indictment hearing against Fakhrul, 72 others deferred

    A Dhaka court yesterday deferred the indictment hearing against 73 BNP activists, including its acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, till June 16 in a case filed on charges of vandalism and obstructing law enforcers from discharging their duties.

    Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Md Alamgir Kabir Raj passed the order following a time petition filed by the defence counsel.

    Last year, the charge sheet of the case filed with Jatrabari police station in 2009 was submitted. 

  • Aussies seal 5th title as Clarke bids farewell

    Aussies seal 5th title as Clarke bids farewell

    Skipper Michael Clarke bid the perfect farewell as Australia clinched the ICC World Cup yesterday for a record fifth time following a comprehensive seven-wicket win over Australasia rivals New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

    Clarke made it an occasion to remember as his 72-ball 74 guided the Aussies to their target of 184 in 33.1 overs for the loss of three wickets. The Kiwis earlier posted just 183 runs before losing all of their wickets in 45 overs after opting to take first strike. 

  • Srinivasan steals Kamal’s moment at trophy ceremony

    International Cricket Council President AHM Mostafa Kamal says he will take legal action against the ICC for not letting him present the ICC 2015 Cricket World Cup trophy to champions Australia in Melbourne yesterday.

    According to the ICC constitution, the president will “present trophies at global competitions.”

    Kamal’s moment was stolen by the organisation’s Chairman Narayanswami Srinivasan as the Indian, booed to the podium, gave the trophy to Australia captain Michael Clarke.

  • Convicted 3 years back, Bachchu Razakar still traceless

    Bachchu Razakar used to preach Islam on private television channels. No one, apparently, was aware of his complicity in killing, rape, abduction, torture and arson attacks during the 1971 Liberation War in Faridpur until a war crimes tribunal issued arrest warrant against him upon a prosecution plea.

    He fled his house – amid surveillance of law enforcers – in between filing of the plea and issuance of the warrant that took a week. Unofficial sources say he went to Pakistan via India and Nepal – without a passport or visa.

  • 14 Hindu families flee political musclemen

    At least 14 Hindu families, allegedly evicted from their homesteads by a local Jubo League leader, have been living like refugees for years.

    There are allegations that Zakir Hossain, a leader of ruling Awami League’s youth wing Jubo League in Taltali upazila of Barguna district, has been looking to gobble up the lands owned by these Hindu families for a long time.

  • Five companies submit tenders for offshore survey

    Five international geophysics companies yesterday submitted tender documents to conduct a 2D seismic marine survey of Bangladesh’s offshore areas.

    The objective of the survey is to provide the oil and gas industry with 2D seismic data of the offshore areas of Bangladesh to aid basin evaluation, prospect generation and robust bid-round participation.

  • Wife appeals for better medical care for Manna

    Failing to provide Manna with better medical care while he remains in custody could imperil his life, his wife said yesterday.

    At a media briefing at the family’s Gulshan residence, Meher Nigar, wife of Nagorik Oikya Convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna, appealed for better medical care for her husband, a coronary artery disease patient. 

    “I pray humbly that Manna be sent to a hospital abroad for better treatment, rather than being kept in jail,” Meher said.

  • Rail minister’s brother found dead in Dhanmondi Lake

    The elder brother of the railways minister was found dead yesterday in the waters of the Dhanmondi Lake in the capital.

    The body of 70-year-old ABM Abdul Latif, a retired additional secretary of the government, was found floating in the lake near the BGB gate in Dhanmondi 2 at around noon.

    Dhanmondi police station Officer-in-Charge Abu Bakar Siddiqui told the Dhaka Tribune that they suspected that the death was an accident where no foul play was involved.

  • Discontent, suicides puncture Modi’s popularity in rural India

    Over a dozen debt-laden farmers have committed suicide in recent weeks in India, and discontent in many rural areas against government policies is turning into anger against Prime Minister Narendra Modi less than a year after he swept into office.

    Unseasonal storms have badly damaged the winter crop in large parts of the fertile northern plains, most likely contributing to the suicides, and villagers have blamed Modi for not stepping in to help the distressed farmers or ensuring that crop prices
    remained stable.

  • Yemen airstrikes to go on until rebels withdraw

    Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen will continue until Shiite rebels there “withdraw and surrender their weapons,” a summit of Arab leaders decided yesterday, as they also agreed in principle to forming a joint military force.

    The decision by the Arab League puts it on a path to potentially more aggressively challenge Shiite power Iran, which is backing the Yemeni rebels, known as Houthis.

  • Co-pilot may have had detached retina

    The co-pilot suspected of crashing a passenger jet in the Alps may have been suffering from a detached retina but investigators are unsure whether his vision problems had physical or psychological causes, a German newspaper said yesterday.

    Bild am Sonntag also reported how the captain of the Germanwings Airbus screamed “open the damn door!” to the co-pilot as he tried to get back into the locked cockpit before the jet crashed on Tuesday, killing
    all 150 aboard.

  • Emotional Clarke gets fitting farewell

    Emotional Clarke gets fitting farewell

    Australia captain Michael Clarke had hoped his retirement from one-day international cricket would be a foot-note to Australia’s successful bid for a fifth World Cup.

    But having top-scored for Australia with a 74 to push his team to victory over New Zealand, the 33-year-old bowed out with guns blazing in a fairytale farewell at a packed Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.

    James Faulkner won the man-of-the-match award for his three-wicket haul that sent New Zealand crashing to 183, but the night belonged to Clarke who saved his best for last.

  • Aussies continue to enjoy finals

    Australia once again ruined the excitement of a World Cup final as they outclassed New Zealand by seven wickets yesterday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground to lift their fifth world title. Australia, playing their seventh World Cup final, skittled out their Oceania rivals for just 183 in 45 overs and later romped to their target in 33.1 overs losing three wickets. 

  • Kiwis hold back retirements to allow Australia to bask

    Some New Zealand players may have decided to call time on their one-day or international careers but there will be no immediate announcements to allow Australia to bask in their World Cup triumph, skipper Brendon McCullum said on Sunday.

    Australia skipper Michael Clarke announced his retirement from one-day internationals on the eve of the seven-wicket victory at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday, which earned his country a fifth world title.

  • Talking points Australia-New Zealand, The Final

    Same two teams, same competition but a different ball game than the pool fixture

  • BNP calls fresh 48 hours’ shutdown

    After a brief pause the BNP-led 20-party alliance has called a fresh 48-hour nationwide general strike from today.

    The shutdown will end at 6am on Wednesday. The opposition alliance, however, kept Dhaka and Chittagong city corporations out of the hartal’s purview due to the upcoming elections in the cities.

    Barkatullah Bulu, BNP’s joint secretary general, in a press release called the shutdown on top of the ongoing countrywide transport blockade. The release demanded an early election under a non-partisan administration.

  • Hosts crash out of AFC U23 Qualifiers

    Hosts crash out of AFC U23 Qualifiers

    Bangladesh crashed out of the AFC Under-23 Championship Group E Qualifiers after suffering a humiliating 5-0 defeat against a strong Uzbekistan side at Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday.

    Skipper Sardor Rakhmanov led his side from the front as the defender netted a brace in the opening half but midfielder Masharipov Jaloliddin played the most influential role in the huge win by scoring one and assisting two for Rakhmanov.

  • Kharbin, Almawas inspire Syria

    Kharbin, Almawas inspire Syria

    A brace each from Omar Kharbin and Mahmoud Almawas guided Syria to their second consecutive victory as they humbled India 3-0 in the AFC Under-23 Championship Group E Qualifiers at Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday.

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