- Foreign Affairs
- November 18, 2017
Even before coming to Bangladesh, the Proteas have been saying that there was no chance of taking the Tigers lightly.
But after facing a dominating nine-wicket blow in the hands of the Tigers in the third ODI at Chittagong yesterday, the Proteas must believe more than ever before that Bangladesh has now become a force to be reckoned with in the longer version of limited-over cricket.
According to the Bangladesh Meteorological Department, the recorded rainfall in Dhaka and its neighbouring areas was 20mmIncessant rain from Tuesday night until yesterday evening put in trouble the city dwellers and the homebound travellers just two days before Eid-ul-Fitr.
Most of areas of the capital went under knee-deep water due to the continuous heavy rainfall, which started as a shower in the early hours yesterday.
Some of the busiest markets like New Market, Dhanmondi Hawkers Market, Gausia, Noor Mansion and other markets were also flooded. A large number of Eid shoppers were stuck as many of the shops were closed.
The newly inducted ministers and state ministers paid their rich tributes to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing wreaths on his portrait in front of the Bangabandhu Bhaban at Dhanmondi 32 yesterday.
The three ministers are Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal, Science and Technology Minister Yafes Osman and Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Nurul Islam BSC. The two new state ministers are Food Minister Nuruzzaman Ahmed and Posts and Telecommunications Tarana Halim.
Although the video circulated online showed 28 minutes of the barbaric torture of Sheikh Samiul Alam Rajon, the 13-year-old was brutally beaten for at least four hours before he succumbed to his injuries, one of the main accused has told the police.
Muhit Alam, who is currently being interrogated in remand, has confessed to the police about torturing the teenager from 6:30am to 10:30am on July 8, Sylhet Metropolitan Police ADC (media) Rahmat Ullah told the Dhaka Tribune.
Burdened with loan repayments for the construction of the Bangabandhu bridge, the Bangladesh Bridges Authority wants government grants, not loans, to build a two-lane tunnel beneath the Karnaphuli River.
A Finance Division official confirmed that the Bridges Authority had sought opinions on its proposal to use grant money and not credit for the tunnel. The Finance Division had proposed giving Tk1,460.62cr in loans for the project.
Border Guard Bangladesh members have rescued two Myanmar army personnels in the border areas of the hilly district Bandarban. The rescue came on Tuesday on the last day of 10-day operation in the dense forest.
“Primarily, we have learned that the two army personnel were abducted by some terrorists. However, investigation is under way to find out whether they had really been abducted or are just infiltrators,” said Col Khondoker Farid Hassan, a deputy director general of BGB.
Bangladesh Railways will start selling advance return tickets of trains for the convenience of Dhaka-bound passengers on the occasion of holy Eid-ul-Fitr, the greatest religious festival of Muslims, from today.
“Keeping their (home-bound passengers) safe return in mind, the railways authority will sell return tickets in advance for the post-Eid time at some important rail stations including Rajshahi, Khulna, Rangpur, Dinajpur, and Lalmonirhat,” an official told BSS.
Cable TV businessman Mujibur Rahman, who was shot dead in front of his house in Jatrabari, Dhaka early Tuesday, was killed by his tenants, police said yesterday.
Analysing footages from a CCTV camera installed at the gate of Mujib’s house, it was found that the two persons who shot Mujib had moved into the fourth floor of the building a few days before, said Sub-Inspector Parimal Chandra of Jatrabari Police Station.
A Dhaka court yesterday put a man on a three-day remand after police detained him from the capital’s Basabo area early in the day and produced him before the judge.
Police said Nayan Ahmed Ramjan alias Kala Ramjan is a terrorist who has long been involved in a range of crimes such as extortion, murder and mugging in Dhaka’s Sabujbagh, Khilgaon and Mugda areas.
They said Ramjan had been accused in eight cases, including one in which he was charged with murder.
Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) yesterday rescued a 16-month-old boy who was abducted by two teenagers on Monday.
The arrested teenagers, Md Ramjan Ali, 16 and Md Shawpon, 14, said they had abducted the boy to demand salary from his father, who was also the owner of a factory they worked in.
Ramjan and Shawpon, both hailing from Kishoreganj, were employees of a wallet-making factory owned by Mohammad Shamim in Narsingdi.
Rab-2 Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel SM Masud Rana at a press briefing said Shamim did not pay Ramjan his due salary.
Yet again, a much-talked-about ruling party lawmaker and some influential people from the country’s coastal areas have been found involved in human trafficking and drug smuggling.
Their names and bank account details have been mentioned in a report prepared by the Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU) of the central bank for suspicious transaction in eight branches of different banks in Teknaf area.
The BFIU has sent the list to the Home Ministry and the Anti-Corruption Commission suggesting action against them.
A year ago, 16-year-old eighth grader Mohiuddin from Ukhiya of Cox’s Bazar reached a conclusion that he did not have the preparation to sit in the Junior School Certificate examination.
Instead, he decided to try his luck in Malaysia, by going there illegally, like some people in locality.
State Minister for Finance and Planning MA Mannan has urged the leaders of the developed countries to address global inequalities in the Addis Ababa conference.
He made the call while chairing a session at the UN Financing for Development Conference being held in Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, says a release here yesterday.
Mentioning that the post-2015 sustainable development goals are challenging, economist Jeffry Sachs emphasised three issues, including sustainability of environmental protection, secondary education and primary healthcare.
Workers of nine jute state-owned mills in Khulna are facing uncertainty over whether they will be paid their outstanding wages before Eid-ul-Fitr as Eid vacations starts from July 17.
They said they were frustrated as they got no assurance from mill officials concerning the overdue salaries.
The upcoming Eid will bring no joy for families of more than a thousand workers who have not yet been paid by factories they work at.
Three people including an employee of Sonali Bank, Tanor upazila branch in Rajshahi were arrested yesterday for their involvement into embezzlement Tk1.19 crore from the bank.
The arrested were identified as SM Masud Hasan Masud, 35, son of late Kafiluddin of Darikharbana area under city’s Boalia police station and Nazer Hossain, 32, son of Golam Mostafa and his wife Salma Jahan Lima, 28, of Bahrampur Bank Colony area under city’s Rajpara police station.
All necessary preparations to hold the country’s biggest Eid congregation at Sholakia Eidgah in the district have been completed.
Deputy Commissioner GSM Jafarullah, also the president of the executive committee of Sholakia Eidgah, said the necessary steps had been taken for holding the 188th congregation of Eid-ul-Fitr at the historic Eidgah maintaining tradition.
At least six people were killed and five others were injured in three separate road accidents in Rajshahi yesterday.
Officer-in-Charge of Mohanpur police station said a goods-laden truck hit a three-wheeler locally known as Bhotbhoti in front of Kehserhat Cold Storage leaving Jahangir Alam, 35, a schoolteacher, dead on the spot.
Two other passengers of the human haulier died on the way to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital.
But identity of the deceased could not be known immediately. The bodies have been kept at the RMCH morgue, OC Hamid said.
At least four people were killed in lightning strike at Bairat village under Azmiriganj of Habiganj district yesterday.
The deceased were identified as Musa Mian,50, son of Ilias Mian,Anjit Sutradhar,45, son of Ashini Sutradhar, Gayatish Sutradhar, 30, son of Prionath Sutradhar and Pranesh Sutradhar,22, son Kali Sutradhar.
Police said six local traders were going to the upazila bazar by boat. Rain started with thunderbolts when they were in the middle of the river. At one stage, the boat came under attack of lightning .
Like previous years, traders in Chittagong are doing brisk business of selling fresh notes as Eid-ul-Fitr draws near.
New notes are very popular in households where children expect those from senior family members or relatives on the day of Eid while many businesses also prefer those to pay salaries and bonuses of employees.
Bangladesh Bank and other scheduled banks have released fresh notes but demands for such notes have outpaced supply, said sources.
Home-bound people yesterday started leaving port city Chittagong to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr with their near and dear ones.
According to Arabic calendar, Eid is likely to be held on Friday or Saturday where only a single working day, Thursday, remained in the people’s hand and a huge number of holidaymakers left the city earlier to reach their home smoothly.
The home-bound people thronging on the rail station, bus terminals and other stoppages to catch their desired transport since the morning, as it was holiday due to Sab-e-Kadar.