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Saturday December 16, 2017 08:52 PM



  • Messi suffers knee injury for Barcelona

    Lionel Messi suffered a knee injury early in Saturday's La Liga game at home to Las Palmas and could now face six to eight weeks on the sidelines, according to unconfirmed local reports.

    The incident happened inside the opening stages at the Camp Nou, when Messi cut inside from the right wing, and his left footed shot was blocked by visiting defender Pablo Bigas.

  • NGO official held for derogatory remarks on Hajj

    Mohon, however, removed the post within a short timeShyamnagar upazila Awami League leader Mohon Kumar Mondol, also director of a local NGO named “Leaders,” has been arrested sent to jail in a case filed on Saturday for hurting religious sentiment of the Muslims through his Facebook status.

    Local police made the arrest on Saturday afternoon after Shyamnagar unit Awami League President Akbar Kabir filed the case under section 57 of the Information and Communication Technology Act. Kabir is also the president of Shyamnagar upazila Press Club.

  • Man killed in Habiganj clash

    A man has been killed in a clash between two groups of villagers over land dispute in Manduri village under Baniachong upazila in Habiganj.

    Deceased Jaynul Miah, 45, is the son of Mafil Miah of the village.

    At least 30 people have been injured in the clash.

  • Evening Brief

    92 Bangladeshi hajis still missing 

    A total of 92 Bangladeshi Hajj pilgrims are still missing after the stampede in Mina that claimed the lives of over 700 pilgrims on Thursday. Consul General of Jeddah Consulate AKM Shahidul Karim confirmed the death of two Bangladeshi hajis in the tragic stampede in Mina.

    Australia delay Bangladesh tour over security concern 

  • 92 Bangladeshi hajis still missing

    A total of 92 Bangladeshi Hajj pilgrims are still missing after the stampede in Mina that claimed the lives of over 700 pilgrims on Thursday.

    Consul General of Jeddah Consulate AKM Shahidul Karim confirmed the death of two Bangladeshi hajis in the tragic stampede in Mina.

    He said: "Saudi government has disclosed the photos of 600 victims of Mina stampede. Of them, two Bangladeshis have so far been identified."

  • Eid makeover: The art of camel barbering

    Not every trader believes that a hair cut will enhance the value of their animalFollowing our annual family tradition, this year too, we visited the cattle market to buy a sacrificial animal for Eid-ul-Azha. It was hot and humid at Asia’s biggest cattle market on the Super Highway, but meeting a camel stylist for the very first time, more than made up for it.

    The market has a separate section reserved for camels, where hundreds of camel are brought every year from traders in rural Sindh.

  • Australia delay Bangladesh tour over security concern

    Australia have delayed the departure of their Test cricket squad for security concerns raised by the Australian government that militant groups may target the tourists.

    Aussie test team, led by new skipper Steve Smith, was due to leave Sydney on Monday morning for Bangladesh but not assembling until arrival in Dhaka, cricket.com.au reports.

    Chief Executive Officer James Sutherland of Cricket Australia said that recent advice from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) had identified a potential security risk in Bangladesh.

  • In pictures: Rawhide collection and processing

    In pictures: Rawhide collection and processing

    Rawhide traders and tannery owners have started collecting and processing animal hides. The purchasing price of per square foot of salted cowhide has been fixed at Tk50-55 in Dhaka and Tk40-45 outside Dhaka. The price of goatskin was set at Tk20-22/sq-ft, bakri goats at Tk15-17 and buffalo skin Tk35-40. 

  • PM: I wish to see our girls breaking all barriers

    Fundamentalism or fanaticism would not be a barrier to girls’ education in Bangladesh, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says I wish to see our girls breaking all barriers and taking the lead in our nation building. This plays a crucial role in my vision for peace and development, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said.

    Fundamentalism or fanaticism would not be a barrier to girls' education in Bangladesh and the people are conscious about which is good for them and which is not, she said.

    The prime minister made the statement in a lecture titled "Girls Lead the Way" at the World Leaders Forum at Columbia University on Friday, BSS reports.

  • Sheer khurma

    • Food
    • September 26, 2015

    The ultimate bowl of sweet deliciousnessSheer khurma is a special kind of sweet dish that is made with dates. Essentially a vermicelli cream pudding, this delicious sweet dish can serve more than just one purpose – from acting as the perfect Eid snack to being the ultimate response to midnight cravings – this dish never fails to satisfy.

    Ingredients

  • Separate road accidents kill 3 Dhamrai

    Three people have been killed and 15 others were injured in separate road accidents in Dhamrai upazila in Dhaka.

    The identity of the deceased could be known immediately.

    Two people were killed, 15 others injured in a head-on collision between two buses in Joypura bus-stand area on Dhaka-Aricha highway around 2:20pm Saturday.

    The injured were rushed to Manikganj Sadar Hospitals and other local clinics.

    On the other hand, a rickshaw puller was run over by a bus at Islampur bus-stand area around 2:15pm. He said died on the spot.

  • 2 BGB men injured in clash with villagers

    Two members of Border Guard Bangladesh have been injured in a clash with the villagers in Dungdungi border area of Dinajpur district.

    The BGB members are Mizanur Rahman and Kamal Hossain.

    Meanwhile, three locals were injured in the clash. The injured have been admitted to a local hospital.

    Locals said the villagers of Gobidapur locked into a clash with the BGB members when they tried to stop them from playing songs loudly around 9:30am Saturday.

  • 7 killed in Gopalganj road accident

    Seven people, including six of a family, have been killed and four others injured in a head-on collision between a microbus and a battery-run three-wheeler at Shibpur in Gopalganj.

    The deceased were identified as Khokon Sikder,45, resident of Telagi village under Sadar upazila, his wife Chaina Begum, 38, daughters Aniya,16, and Chadni,8, his mother Katebunnessa,65, his nephew Sakib,13, and driver of the three wheelers Swapan Sarder, 35, son of Kalam, resident of Khanarpar village of the same upazila. 

  • Midday Brief

    Syria rebels give equipment to al-Qaeda

    A group of US-trained Syrian rebels has handed over their vehicles and ammunition to fighters linked to al-Qaeda, the US military has admitted.

    It said one rebel unit had surrendered six pick-up trucks and ammunition to the al-Nusra Front this week – apparently to gain safe passage.

    Four Bangladeshis among Mina Hajj stampede victims

  • Volkswagen models sale halted in Switzerland

    Switzerland has temporarily banned the sale of Volkswagen (VW) diesel-engine models which could have devices capable of tricking emission tests.

    It said the move could affect 180,000 cars – not yet sold or registered – in the Euro5 emission category.

    This comes after VW, the biggest carmaker in the world, admitted cheating on emissions tests in the US.

    Meanwhile, Matthias Mueller has been named new VW chief executive in the wake of the scandal.

    He succeeds Martin Winterkorn, who resigned on Wednesday.

  • Ukraine bans Russian airlines’ flights

    Ukraine has said it will ban Russian airlines from flying into the country as part of sanctions over Moscow's support for rebels in the east.

    Kiev said the measures would take effect on 25 October and would include major Russian airlines Aeroflot and Transaero.

    Russian transit flights will also be banned if the planes carry military personnel or dual-use goods.

    Moscow described the move as "an act of madness", promising firm response.

  • Syria rebels give equipment to al-Qaeda

    A group of US-trained Syrian rebels has handed over their vehicles and ammunition to fighters linked to al-Qaeda, the US military has admitted.

    It said one rebel unit had surrendered six pick-up trucks and ammunition to the al-Nusra Front this week – apparently to gain safe passage.

    Congress has approved $500m (£323m) to train and equip about 5,000 rebels to fight against Islamic State militants.

    But the first 54 graduates were routed by al-Nusra Front, the military said.

  • Traffic Update

    8:45pm

    Moderate traffic reported in Mohakhali, Malibag Mor and Gulshan.

    8:30pm

    Vehicular movement in Shahbagh and Ramna area stated to be smooth

    7:55pm

    Intense traffice disrupts vehicular movement in Gulistan area

    7:35pm

    Gulshan Circle 1-Circle 2 route is witnessing moderate gridlock

  • Today’s Prices

    Check out the prices of essentials in city kitchen markets till September 26 (Morning)

    Rice

    Price

    Yesterday's price

    Price before 7 days

    Miniket (average quality)

    Tk38 to Tk46

    Tk38 to Tk46

  • Morning Brief

    Nation celebrating Eid-ul-Azha

    Eid-ul-Azha, the second biggest religious festival of the Muslims, is being celebrated across the country on Friday amid religious fervour and much enthusiasm. Thousands of Muslims offered prayers seeking divine blessings in the morning. The main Eid congregation in the capital was held at the National Eidgah at 8am.

    Four Bangladeshis among Mina Hajj stampede victims

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