- Foreign Affairs
- November 18, 2017
A Border Guard Bangladesh member was shot and another abducted by Myanmar’s Border Guard Police in the Naf River near Jadimura area of Teknaf border in Cox’s Bazar yesterday.
“The bullet-hit BGB man is soldier Biplob, age 35. He was admitted to the Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital. Later, he was shifted to the Combined Military Hospital in Chittagong,” Teknaf 42 BGB battalion Commander Lt Col Abuzar Al-Zahid told the Dhaka Tribune.
The three-match one-day international series between home side Bangladesh and India promises to be exciting and important for both teams for various reasons. When the Tigers take the field today against the two-time world champions in the first game, they will have an eye on the rankings table as a good result in the series will give the Tigers a strong chance of making it among the top eight before the cut-off date of September 30 and qualify for the 2017 Champions Trophy.
As the new moon was not sighted anywhere in the country yesterday, the holy month of Ramadan 1436 Hijri will begin tomorrow, and the holy night of Qadr will be on July 14.
The announcement came at the meeting of National Moon Sighting Committee at the Islamic Foundation’s Baitul Mukarram office last evening. The meeting was chaired by Religious Affairs Minister and Committee President Alhaj Matior Rahaman.
Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami’s countrywide 24-hour hartal, protesting the death sentence against its leader Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid for his war crimes, ended peacefully in the city and across the country.
The strike which started at 6am saw no major incidents of violence at any part of the country as it evoked a lukewarm response.
Jamaat called the hartal hours after the International Crimes Tribunal sentenced Jamaat leader Mujahid to death for crimes against humanity during the 1971 Liberation War on Tuesday.
Wrapping up her six-day visit to the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected home this morning.
A VVIP flight (BG-016) of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the prime minister and her entourage is scheduled to take off from Heathrow International Airport at 6:15pm.
Bangladesh High Commissioner to the UK Md Abdul Hannan will see Hasina off at the airport. The flight is scheduled to reach MAG Osmani International Airport in Sylhet at 9:30am BST today.
Jail-till-death convicted war criminal Mahidur Rahman filed an appeal with the Supreme Court on Tuesday afternoon challenging a tribunal verdict against him.
Mahidur submitted the appeal through his lawyer seeking acquittal from the two charges in which he was found guilty.
The International Crimes Tribunal-2 on May 22 sentenced Mahidur and Afsar Hossain Chutu to jail until death for committing crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971.
At least 20 students, mostly activists of leftist student organisations, came under attack from alleged Bangladesh Chhatra League members at Government Tolaram College in Narayanganj yesterday.
The Detective Branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police has arrested Assistant Sub-Inspector Kalimur Rahman, who is accused of raping his former wife and police constable, in Cox’s Bazar.
A team of detectives found him in Cox’s Bazar following a tip-off and arrested him yesterday morning, DB Deputy Commissioner (East) Mahbub Alam told the Dhaka Tribune. They were on their way to Dhaka when this report was filed.
Kalimur has been on the run since his former wife filed a rape case against him on Saturday.
Detectives said they had found no militant involvement with the letter sent to DU VC’s office on Tuesday that threatened to kill 25 noted personalities.
“We suspect that a group or a person, targeting some people, are sending these letters only to scare people,” Monirul Islam, joint commissioner of police’s Detective Branch (DB), told the Dhaka Tribune yesterday.
Bakhtiar Alam Rony, the son of an MP, was drunk when he opened fire from inside his car earlier this year, a friend who was reportedly accompanying him at the time told a Dhaka court yesterday.
The friend, Kamal Mahmud, surrendered to Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Aminul Haque around 1pm and gave a 30-minute long judiciary statement. He earlier also provided a separate statement to the investigation officer, DB’s SI Dipak Kumar Das.
Reproduction and availability of local fish resources has been declining in the country because of the delayed monsoon and erratic rainfall, leading to drought-like situations in the last few years, according to a paper.
It said the country recorded 47,447 millimetres of rainfall in June, July, August and September in 2009 compared to 56,163 millimetres in the same period in 2008, 66,520 millimetres in 2007 and 60,551 millimetres in 2006.
At least nine people including two minor boys died in separate incidents in Dhaka yesterday.
Yasmin, 28, a domestic worker, fell off the balcony of a flat on the sixth floor of a 12-storey building located on Dhanmondi Road 11.
Her employer said Yasmin had joined work five days back and slipped off the balcony while watering plants.
After years of sharply reduced political violence in Indian-controlled Kashmir, the gunning down of four men with links to militants has fanned fears of a new wave of bloodletting.
No group has claimed responsibility for the killings, but the police blame a breakaway faction of Hizbul Mujahideen, the largest group in the region, which has been fighting for Kashmir’s merger with neighbouring Pakistan.
Don’t call Chris Christie rich. The Clintons say they still have bills to pay. And Mike Huckabee? Despite his wealth, he was born “blue collar, not blue blood.”
Touting one’s humble beginnings has been part of US presidential contenders’ playbook going back to Abraham Lincoln’s talk of his log cabin youth. But the 2016 hopefuls are working harder than ever to convince voters they are just like them.
The Greek central bank warned on Wednesday that the country would be put on a “painful course” towards default and exiting the euro zone if the government and its international creditors failed to reach an agreement on an aid-for-reforms deal.
Bangladesh are back in their comfort zone but braced for a stiff challenge when they face two-time world champions India in the first one-day international of the three-match series at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium today.
Following the emphatic series sweep over Pakistan last April, Bangladesh now turn their attention to India as the two subcontinent rivals prepare to face each other today in the first of three one-day internationals at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium. Besides the obvious importance of the occasion, the permutations of the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy will also be in the back of the mind of the Bangladeshi cricketers when they face India.
The previous encounter between India and Bangladesh gave birth to massive controversies. The World Cup game in which the Tigers lost by 109 runs sparked emotions among the crowds that was lingered a long way.
And just inside three months India arriving with a full strength side to Bangladesh, the series is expected to be very lively at the stands.
However, like any professional sportsman should be, Indian captain MS Dhoni calmly handled the questions thrown at him during the pre-match post conference at Mirpur yesterday as he gave clever answers to the queries.
It has been approximately two years since Dutchman Lodewijk de Kruif was appointed the head coach of the Bangladesh football team. During this time, both the country’s football arena and the Dutchman have experienced contrasting fortunes.
The third edition of the Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 will be held in the third week of November this year, the franchise-based tournament’s governing council informed last Tuesday following a meeting.