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  • Tamim: It was a special knock and I’m very proud

    Tamim: It was a special knock and I’m very proud

    Dashing opening batsman Tamim Iqbal became the first Bangladeshi to smash a hundred in Twenty20 internationals as the Tigers cruised past Oman, registering a comfortable 54-run win to advance into the main round of the 2016 World T20 in Dharamsala yesterday.

    The Sunday crowd in Dharamsala was entertained by some extraordinary hitting by Tamim and the Chittagong lad also became the first Bangladesh batsman to score 1000 runs in the shortest format of the game.

  • Tamim: It was a special knock and I’m very proud

    Tamim: It was a special knock and I’m very proud

    Dashing opening batsman Tamim Iqbal became the first Bangladeshi to smash a hundred in Twenty20 internationals as the Tigers cruised past Oman, registering a comfortable 54-run win to advance into the main round of the 2016 World T20 in Dharamsala yesterday.

    The Sunday crowd in Dharamsala was entertained by some extraordinary hitting by Tamim and the Chittagong lad also became the first Bangladesh batsman to score 1000 runs in the shortest format of the game.

  • Why Dharamsala?

    Why Dharamsala?

    Prior to the 2016 World Twenty20 qualifiers, the Dharamsala stadium was at the centre of all the attention thanks to its natural beauty. Not surprisingly, it was rated as one of the most beautiful cricket venues in the world.

    Bangladesh never turned out in Dharamsala before but were scheduled to play their three first-round matches in the picturesque venue, standing more than 4000 feet above sea level. The cricketers themselves were no doubt waiting with excitement to set foot in the venue which is surrounded by beautiful mountains and hills.

  • Ansar reign supreme in Nat’l Gymnastic

    Ansar reign supreme in Nat’l Gymnastic

    Bangladesh Ansar emerged as the champions in the 34th National Senior Gymnastic Championship which concluded at the National Sports Council gymnasium yesterday. Ansar earned a total of 17 medals including eight golds, seven silvers and two bronzes. BKSP clinched second spot with 16 medals including four golds and silvers and eight bronzes while BJMC ended third with two golds, three silvers and four bronzes.

  • Afridi predicts another familiar India contest

    It has traditionally been a battle between India’s batting and Pakistan’s bowling whenever the arch-rivals have met on a cricket field and Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi reckons the trend will continue in their World Twenty20 contest on Saturday.

    Pakistan were the last team to land in India, putting aside safety concerns that led to the switching of their match against India from Dharamsala to Kolkata’s Eden Gardens.

  • Activists: Scrap Rampal projects by May 15

    Activists: Scrap Rampal projects by May 15

    Environment activists yesterday demanded that the government cancel the two coal-based power plant projects near the Sundarbans mangrove forest at Rampal of Bagerhat within the next two months.

    Demonstrating under the banner of National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports, the activists also asked the government officials to join an open discussion regarding the projects which they consider harmful for the Unesco World Heritage Site and the people who depend on the forest.

  • Mahfuza may have obsessive-compulsive disorder

    ‘Psychologists say Mahfuza may have a severe case of OCD’

    Mahfuza Malek Jasmine, 35, yesterday gave confessional statement before a Dhaka court that she killed her two children, 14-year-old Nusrat Jahan Arani and six-year-old Alvi Aman.

    Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Golam Nabi heard her confession after she was produced before the court yesterday afternoon following the completion of her five-day remand.

  • ‘Lack of cybersecurity cause of heist’

    Expressing disappointment over Bangladesh Bank’s response to the fund hacking, Bank and Financial Institutions Division Secretary M Aslam Alam has said the central bank’s lacking in cybersecurity has led to the incident.

    The secretary held a closed-door meeting with senior Bangladesh Bank officials yesterday. “We are disappointed that a month into the incident, Bangladesh Bank did not inform the Finance Ministry officially about the hacking. The ministry is also disappointed with their response to the crisis,” Aslam said.

  • Philippine Senate to hold hearing on stolen BB funds today

    The Philippines Senate will hear from key people connected to the $81 million digital heist of Bangladesh Bank today.

    Invitees to the blue ribbon committee hearing include Maia Santos-Deguito, manager of Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation branch on Jupiter Street in Makati City.

    Santos-Deguito allegedly allowed the transfer of $81m, stolen by hackers from the US account of Bangladesh Bank, into five accounts in her branch without thorough scrutiny, a violation of the bank’s know-your-customer rule, according to the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

  • Four-member body to probe BB fund heist

    A high-powered committee is going to be formed soon to investigate the unprecedented Bangladesh Bank fund heist and to advise the government on what measures can be taken in this regard.

    The four-member committee will be comprised of a senior IT expert, an international trade expert, former governor of Bangladesh Bank or a banker, and a lawyer.

    “The finance minister will select the committee members and will set the terms of reference,” Bank and Financial Institutions Division Secretary M Aslam Alam told reporters yesterday.

  • RAB arrests JMB Mymensingh ameer, 4 others

    The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested five members of

    Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) including its Mymensingh Ameer Huzayfa Akand alias Shahin alias Siam, 25, during a raid at Matuail in Demra, Dhaka last night.

    They also seized a huge cache of explosive material and improvised explosive devices from the JMB men’s possession.

  • High-powered committee formed to improve airport security

    If Bangladesh fails to meet the UK’s requirements on cargo facilities and airport security by March 31, the UK may impose a ban on passenger aircraft from Bangladesh
    The government has formed a high-powered seven-member committee for the improvement of overall security management and development of cargo complex facilities at the Shahjalal International Airport.

    The team was formed at a meeting held at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) with Civil Aviation Minister Rashed Khan Menon in the chair.

    The British government on March 10 put an embargo on direct cargo flights from Dhaka on grounds of security concern.

    The Biman is the lone ground handling operator at the Dhaka airport.

  • Governor kept country in dark?

    Directors of the Bangladesh Bank board have blamed Governor Atiur Rahman for keeping the cyber theft of $100 million from the bank’s account with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York a secret from all concerned for over a month and said the governor must take the responsibility for this delay.

    The members of the board as well as the finance minister learned about the loss of $100 million only more than one month after the incident. Even a few of the top central bank managers learned of the matter only very late.

  • BB heist an inside job

    Apart from some junior officers, a high official of Bangladesh Bank was alleged to have been involved with the recent heist of $101 million from the central bank’s reserves kept with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

    The investigators are now intensely analysing the role of the top official as they would require permission of the government high-ups for the official’s arrest, said a senior investigator seeking anonymity.

  • Blistering Tamim fires Tigers into Super 10s

    Blistering Tamim fires Tigers into Super 10s

    Bangladesh confirmed a berth in the Super 10 round of the 2016 World Twenty20 after defeating Oman by 54 runs (Duckworth/Lewis method) in their third and final qualifier yesterday. The Tigers finished at the summit of Group A following two wins in three matches.

    Bangladesh will now fly off to Kolkata via Delhi today and undergo a practice session on the same day before taking on Pakistan at Eden Gardens in their first Super 10 game this Wednesday. Hosts India, New Zealand and Australia are the other three teams in the group.

  • Auto-rickshaw drivers observe strike

    Auto-rickshaw drivers observe strike

    ‘If the auto-rickshaw drivers charge extra fare, they will face punishment’
    Dhaka district's CNG-run autorickshaw drivers are observing a 24-hour strike till morning today in the capital to press home their demands, causing suffering for the city dwellers.

    Their demands included immediately stopping 'random' fines and jailing by the mobile courts that have happened over the last few months, immediate release of the drivers who have been sent to jail by mobile courts as well as the withdrawal of cases filed against them and immediate distribution of 5,000 more CNG-run autorickshaws among drivers to improve passenger service.

  • Rescued Al-Mamun receiving special care

    The two-month-old baby boy found in an abandoned condition in Paribagh area of the city early Wednesday has been given special treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

    The infant was rescued by a vagrant woman, Taslima, and admitted to the hospital on Friday as he had high fever with the help of some youths from Wapda Colony area of Paribagh under the name Al-Mamun.

  • HC rejects writ against tenants info

    Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) is to continue with its initiative of collecting information tenants in the capital city as the High Court yesterday rejected a writ petition that challenged the legality of the move.

    The HC bench of Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury and Justice Md Iqbal Kabir passed the rejection order, saying the DMP can take any step under the DMP Rules 2006 to prevent any terrorist activity in the city.

    Police may interfere in the privacy of any citizen in the greater interest of upholding law and order,  the court observed.

  • Top cricketers to be appointed as jute ambassadors

    The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Jute and Textiles is considering appointing the top players of Bangladesh national cricket team as ambassadors to popularise jute products across the globe.

  • BGB-BSF joint exercise held in Sundarbans

    A three day long joint exercise, the first of its kind, between Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Border Security Force (BSF) of India is underway in the Sundarbans border area.

    The exercise, titled ‘Sundarban Moitry’ (Sundarbans Alliance) began on Saturday at Koikhali BOP of Neeldumur under the jurisdiction of BGB Battalion 34 and Samshernagar area under BSF Battalion 3.

    The exercise was held with the aim of finding better border managerial mechanisms for the two countries, BGB spokesperson Mohammad Mohsin Reza said.

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