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Saturday November 18, 2017 09:42 AM



  • Copa America: Argentina seal top spot in group

    Gonzalo Higuain scored the only goal of the game to give his side victory and ensure their passage to the Copa America quarter-finals as group winners, Goal.com reports.  

    Argentina celebrated Lionel Messi's 100th cap in ideal fashion by outclassing Jamaica for a 1-0 victory and top spot in their final group fixture.

    All of the attention was on Messi in Vina del Mar on Saturday, as the Argentina captain brought up his international milestone.

  • Ambitious projects fail to prevent waterlogging

    The city dwellers have not seen the end to the waterlogging as the projects launched by Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority and the two city corporations failed to bring any remedy to overcome the regular disaster during every monsoon.

    The residents in Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) and Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) experienced the untoward situation again some days ago owing to flash rain ahead of the rainy season.

  • Washington lauds Dhaka’s stance on terrorism

    Praising the incumbent Bangladesh government for its strong political commitment and firm determination to combat local and international terrorist groups, the United States has said that terrorists find it difficult to carry out any criminal activity using the territory.

    “Bangladesh made counter-terrorism progress in 2014, with the government demonstrating a commitment to counter both domestic and transnational terrorist groups,” the US Department of State said in its annual Congressionally-mandated Country Reports on Terrorism 2014.

  • Tigers looking to seal series

    Tigers looking to seal series

    A new-look Bangladesh team, oozing with confidence, will be looking to register their 19th series win, and 14th at home, when they face India today in the second and penultimate ODI at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.

    The Tigers are in the form of their lives in the 50-over format, having posted nine consecutive ODI wins at home with the latest coming against India in the first match last Thursday. The visitors, in contrast, led by MS Dhoni, will be under tremendous pressure to save the series today. 

  • Oil being removed at snail’s pace

    Oil being removed at snail’s pace

    The 90,000 litre furnace oil spilled from three wagons plunged into Boalkhali canal on Friday is spreading across the Karnaphuli River quickly due to tidal water while the authorities have not got adequate equipment and mechanism to stop the spill and rescue the wagons.

    Officials of Bangladesh Railway and Department of Environment with assistance of local people started removing oil from the canal yesterday noon. The oil spill has spread over 20 kilometres on both sides of the canal, DoE officials say.

  • Tk 18 lakh robbed from bKash agents

    Robbers looted Tk18 lakh from two agents of ‘bKash’, a mobile money transfer provider, from Rahmatnagar area of the district town yesterday morning.

    Anwar Hossain, officer-in-charge of Sudharam police station, said a group of robbers intercepted the motorbike of bkash agents-Ruhul Amin Liton and Salauddin Asif-in the area on Sonapur-Akhter Miah hat road around 11:45am.

    The snatchers took away a bag containing the money from Liton after shooting him and hitting Asif, added the OC.

  • Police constable’s wife commit suicide

    Wife of a police constable committed suicide at the residential quarters of Chuadanga Police Line early yesterday.

    The deceased was identified as Shanta Begum, 24, wife of SAF Constable-622 Helal Parvez and mother of a 7-month-old daughter.

    Amirul Islam, RRI of Chuadanga Police Line, said upon hearing noise at around 4am they went to the flat of constable Helal and found his wife hanging from the ceiling fan in the bedroom.

  • Licensed sellers source of militant explosives

    None other than the licensed sellers have been supplying the militant outfits and political saboteurs  with explosive making materials to earn some easy bucks, detectives have found.

    They got such sensational information while interrogating the four people, including a Dhaka University lab assistant, arrested recently on charges of selling explosives to the members of militant outfits.

  • BNP demands immediate return of abducted BGB man

    The BNP yesterday said the abduction of a Border Guard Bangladesh member by Myanmar Border Guard Police was a shame for the country.

    The party demanded immediate return of the abducted BGB member and enhancement of the force’s capacity.

    “Myanmar’s BGP has abducted our BGB Nayek Abdur Razzak. We have seen a picture on Facebook which was also published in a Myanmar newspaper. The picture showed that Razzak’s hands were in shackles. It is a shame for us,” Asaduzzaman Ripon, acting spokesperson of the party, said.

  • Mujahid to seek review

    Condemned war criminal Ali Ahsan Muhammad Mujahid yesterday asked his lawyers to file a petition seeking review of the apex court’s verdict that upheld his death sentence recently for planning and instigating killings of intellectuals and professionals in 1971.

    “Mujahid asked us to file the review petition when we met him at the Dhaka Central Jail around 11am [yesterday],” Shishir Monir, lawyer for the Jamaat-e-Islami leader, told the Dhaka Tribune.

  • Ex-army officer’s son held over IS link

    Detectives as part of their continuous operations against militant outfit Junud at-Tawheed Wal Khilafah detained the son of a retired army official from the capital’s DOHS area early yesterday.

    “Faiyaz Ishmam Khan, 24, son of retired Lt Col Farid Haider Khan, was detained from a house on charges of having link with the activities of international militant organisation Islamic State,” Sheikh Nazmul Alam, deputy commissioner of the Detective Branch (north) of police, told the Dhaka Tribune.

  • Govt mulls master plan for green, modern educational institutions

    Solar panel, motion sensor, launderette and beauty parlours are some of the salient features that the new educational institutions will have to have from now on, according to a circular issued by the Ministry of Education.

    All new institutions should devise a master plan for their campus considering the size and nature of their land. This master plan should have consistent building designs that are easily recognisable as educational institutions.

  • MA Kashem made NSU trust chairman

    MA Kashem made NSU trust chairman

    Eminent industrialist MA Kashem has been selected the chairman of North South University Trust and the North South Foundation recently.

    The selection uncontested took place through the 4th and 23rd AGM of both organisations respectively on Friday, says a press release. 

    North South Foundation established the NSU and the previously served the foundation twice as its chairman. Moreover, he has also served as the chairman of the Endowment Committee of NSU Foundation several times. 

  • Bapa: Nothing new on environment in the budget

    Environmental activists criticised the government for not comprehensively marking environmental protection issues in the proposed national budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year at a press conference yesterday.

    Organised by Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (Bapa), the conference titled “How much environment friendly the proposed budget 2015-16 is?” was held at Dhaka Reporter’s Unity.

    Government has proposed to allocate Tk1,020 crore for the Ministry of Environment and Forest, which is higher by Tk84 crore compared to the previous budget.

  • Bangladesh protests BGB naik’s photo posting

    Bangladesh has lodged its protest over a picture of handcuffed BGB Naik Abdur Razzak put up on the BGP Facebook page.

    “Bangladesh Ambassador in Myanmar Mohammad Sufiur Rahman met newly appointed Myanmar foreign ministry permanent secretary yesterday and expressed Bangladesh’s extreme displeasure about the photograph,” said an official of the foreign ministry.

  • ‘Bangladesh-Malta relations to improve’

    The bilateral ties between Bangladesh and Malta will be more vibrant after the credentials ceremony of the accredited high commissioner of Malta in Dhaka, said M Shoeb Chowdhury, honorary consul of Malta in Bangladesh. 

  • Housewife commits suicide over NGO loan

    A housewife has allegedly committed suicide for failing to pay loan taken from a non-governmental organisation at Mahishahati area of Kaliganj upazila in Jhenidah. 

    Nilima Rani Das, 28, died on Friday while being under treatment at the 250-bed hospital in Jessore.  

    Nilima’s husband Ripon Das said his wife took Tk10,000 loan from Grameen Bank and was supposed to repay in 46 instalments. 

  • College girl raped in city, three detained

    A 20-year-old college girl yesterday morning was allegedly raped by her friend’s fellow in the capital’s Shewrapara area.

    Police detained three people named Newaj Sharif, Sohel and Rocky, friends of the prime accused, in this connection.

    The victim told the Dhaka Tribune that her friend Sakib took her to a flat at west Shewrapara where one of his friends was awaiting.

    Sakib’s friend raped her there and the trio made a video of the incident, she added.

    Later, she somehow managed to escape.

  • River erosion hits dwellers

    River erosion hits dwellers

    A good number of people in Gaibandha and Jamalpur have been facing tough time as the unusual riverbank erosion is yet to see the end despite the improved flood situation.

    In Gainbandha, above 1000 families living on the bank of the Karatua, Teesta, Brahmaputra and Jamuna rivers have been passing their days amid great uncertainty as riverbank erosion gets a momentum despite improving the flood state, reports our correspndent.

  • Wrong treatment kills patient

    A patient had died due to alleged wrong treatment at a clinic in Brahmanbaria city on Friday night.

    The deceased person, Nasir Mia, 50, was admitted to the National Hospital and Diagnostic Centre with complaints of severe pain caused by kidney stones on June 18.

    Dr AKM Nizam of the hospital’s surgery department conducted an operation on Friday night, after which the patient died.

    Upon hearing about the news, relatives of Nasir Mia carried out vandalism in some parts of the clinic. However the situation was brought under control by the police soon.

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