- February 20, 2018
At least 20 people were injured as cricket fans clashed with police in front of a bank in the capital yesterday over the sale of tickets for the Asia Cup 2016 final match.
The match, between Bangladesh and India, will take place today.
Police said the ticket seekers started queuing up in front of the Mirpur 10 branch of United Commercial Bank Ltd (UCB) since early morning. They started getting agitated when a rumour about all the tickets being sold out began circulating in the area around 12pm.
The whole nation has raised its hands together in prayers, hoping for the Tigers to roar once again when they face India today in the high-voltage final of the Asia Cup Twenty20 at Mirpur’s Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.
A pleasant breeze has been blowing around the horizon ever since the Tigers came of age in ODIs last year.
There were however, slight concerns regarding the shortest format of the game. Until of course, the time when Mashrafe bin Mortaza and his troop announced their grand presence in the ongoing Asia Cup.
There are many toxic chemicals in both imported and exported beauty products in Bangladesh and they pose an alarming threat to human health and environment, a study carried out by an environmental organization said.
The report, styled ‘Toxic Chemicals in Beauty Products- A Potential Threat to Human Health and Environment’, carried out by Environment and Social Development Organisation (ESDO) was launched yesterday at its office in the capital.
Five people, including a Dhaka University student, have been killed in a road accident involving a passenger bus and a human hauler at Madaripur Sadar upazila.
The accident took place on the Dhaka-Barisal Highway at Kolabari at around 3pm yesterday, police and fire service officials said.
Among the victims, DU criminology department student Shariful Islam, and one Latif Shikdar, both hailing from the Sadar upazila, have been identified so far.
Two ministers at a roundtable discussion yesterday criticised Chief Justice SK Sinha for his reported remarks that “the prosecution is doing politics with the trial of condemned war criminal and Jamaat-e-Islami leader Mir Quasem Ali.”
Earlier, during the hearing of arguments on Mir Quasem Ali’s death row review petition on February 23, the Chief Justice purportedly expressed dissatisfaction over the activities of the prosecution and the investigation agency.
A body of a woman with stab wounds was found lying on the street in the capital’s Gulshan area yesterday morning.
The woman, aged around 28, is thought to be from Garo ethnicity, however, her identity could not be confirmed. She was wearing a black kamiz and jeans, police said.
Gulshan police Sub-Inspector SM Humayun Kabir said locals spotted the indigenous woman’s body lying on road 12 of Gulshan 1 around 8:30am and informed the police.
Private carrier United Airways yesterday suspended its flight operations again for an indefinite period in the wake of insufficient aircraft and financial crisis.
They earlier suspended operations in mid-January as all the aircraft were grounded. The airliner resumed flights on February 24.
Farhad Hossain, director (marketing and sales), told the Dhaka Tribune that the flight operations were suspended as an ATR 72 aircraft grounded due to technical glitches. He declined to elaborate further.
The Power Division will place a proposal for the approval of the construction of the 300MW furnace oil-based power plant in Chittagong during the next meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Public Purchase.
“The project was planned to meet shortage of electricity in Chittagong. We forwarded the proposal last week for the approval of the cabinet committee,” a Power Division official told the Dhaka Tribune yesterday.
Bangladesh and India have stressed combating “anti-progress” manifestations to take forward the relations to the next level.
Both countries also put emphasis on reinforcing their cooperation in the field of maritime security.
“Both countries may keep the blue economy at the centre of maritime cooperation,” said a joint deceleration titled Dhaka Declaration after the two-day Seventh Bangladesh-India Friendship Dialogue that concluded last night.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) and the Embassy of Bangladesh in Paris jointly held a cultural event at the Unesco Headquarters in Paris to celebrate International Mother Language Day.
A cultural delegation led by Bangladesh Cultural Minister Asaduzzaman Noor participated at the celebration on the evening of March 3 at the Unesco House.
Investigators yesterday said they were puzzled about the normal behaviour of the mother who was accused of killing her two children on last Monday afternoon.
Mahfuza Malek Jesmin, 35, on the first day of remand again told police that she had murdered her two children, investigators said yesterday.
She gave almost the identical confession during the interrogation by RAB members on Thursday night.
Awami League presidium member Obaidul Quader has said the army-backed caretaker government in 2007-08 needed to be looked into in order to identify all the culprits behind the conspiracy.
Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, was speaking at a press conference at Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Dhanmondi political office yesterday.
“We have not forgotten the inhuman attitude with which Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was treated without any reason.
The Home Ministry has expressed concern over the poor state of surveillance at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport and asked that necessary steps be taken to detect narcotics at its entry points.
To facilitate the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) which Bangladesh will host for the first time in December this year, a national civil society forum comprising 43 organisations was formed yesterday.
The forum titled Bangladesh Civil Society Coordination Committee (BCSCC) called on the government to give the grass-roots level migrants a chance to have their voice heard at the GFMD.
Indumoti never gave up. She fought back every time life threw challenges at her. About 40 years ago, after her husband’s death, she started rowing boats to feed her five children, three of whom were physically challenged.
But years later after her strength waned, Indumoti now 85, is dependent on her daughter, who begs for a living. She calls such life shameful, something, she says, she has always despised. Indumoti from Sonapatil village of Natore’s Naldanga upazila says she cries every time she eats the food bought with money from begging.
Shipping Minister Shahjahan Khan has said local shipbuilders are playing a significant role in the nation’s development due to huge amounts of foreign currency being saved as we no longer need to import ships.
“The country is faring well under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The shipbuilding industry is playing an important role for the country’s economic development,” said the minister.
Shahjahan Khan made the comment yesterday while paying a visit to FMC Dockyard at Boalkhali upazila in Chittagong.
“Most renowned educational institutions are in Dhaka and Chittagong, but the light of education should be extended to everyone,” said eminent economist Professor Rehman Sobhan. He also suggested a halt be put to the primary and secondary level school dropout rate.
“We have to ensure the four principles of the 1972 constitution to implement the ideology of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, which will ensure economic emancipation,” he said.
BNP founder and former military strongman Ziaur Rahman’s younger brother Ahmed Kamal has announced that he would form a new political party soon.
“I cannot control myself seeing the shaky condition of the BNP. Sometimes it hurts me when I see that there is no similarity between Ziaur Rahman’s ideology and the current activities of the BNP,” said Kamal, who wanted to float a new party during HM Ershad’s regime but failed.
Satkhira mango traders are hoping to grab the UK’s export market this year as the process of mango production has begun smoothly amid favourable climatic condition predicting bumper production of the fruit.
According to Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) sources, the fruit has been cultivated on 3825-hectare land with a target of 53,000 tonne production.
In 2015, the fruit was cultivated on 3621-hectare land and the production was 50,000 tonne.