- February 20, 2018
Bangladesh experienced a tough start to their 2016 World Twenty20 Super 10 campaign yesterday as Pakistan registered a comfortable 55-run win at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
Taking first guard, Pakistan posted an impressive 201/5, riding on quickfire knocks from opening batsman Ahmed Shehzad, one-drop Mohammad Hafeez and captain Shahid Afridi.
Later, the Tigers managed only 146 with Shakib al Hasan top-scoring with an unbeaten 40-ball 50.
Fourteen years ago, I set foot at the historical Eden Gardens stadium in Kolkata for the very first time in my life. I was a member of the Bangladesh Under-15 cricket team and we were up against the Cricket Association of Bengal U-15 side.
It was like a dream come true for each and every single member of the Bangladesh U-15 team. Back then, the side comprised the likes of Mushfiqur Rahim, Tamim Iqbal, Shakib al Hasan and Sohrawardi Shuvo and of course, myself.
Bangladesh pledged to place the utmost emphasis on team discipline and playing positive football before leaving Dhaka for Abu Dhabi yesterday, ahead of their two upcoming Fifa international matches.
The men in red and green will contest their final match of the 2018 Fifa World Cup second round qualifier against Jordan next Thursday. Before that, the Bengal Tigers will face the United Arab Emirates in an international friendly as part of their preparation.
My performances play a key role, but I was hungry. I was keen to perform well for my country in this event. It is a big event and as a captain and senior player, I had to lead by example. I spoke to the coach (Waqar Younis) and he said okay. I think in the last two-three series’, the batsmen struggled to find runs.
Bangladesh are all set to gain the experience of playing against a team managed by Harry Redknapp, who has agreed to take over as manager of Jordan for their last two matches of the 2018 Fifa World Cup second round qualifiers.
The 69-year old took up a mentoring role with English Championship side Derby yesterday and will combine that post with helping out the Jordanians, leaving Britain for the Middle East after the local derby against Nottingham Forest this Saturday.
A horrific bowling display denied Bangladesh a positive start to the Super 10 campaign of the ICC World Twenty20 at Eden Gardens yesterday. The Tigers progressed to this phase of the world event with great momentum, only to start with a 55-run defeat against Pakistan.
The Tigers had bagged recent successes riding on a sharp bowling attack but yesterday it all unravelled. Pakistan posted 201 runs losing only five wickets, making the Bangladesh bowlers look helpless.
The nation will observe the 96th birth anniversary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the National Children's Day today.
On this day in 1920, Bangabandhu was born in a respectable Muslim family at Tungipara village, which is now a upazila in Gopalganj district. He was the third child among four daughters and two sons of his parents – Sheikh Lutfur Rahman and Saira Khatun.
Different socio-political and cultural organisations, including the Awami League and its affiliate bodies, have chalked out elaborate programmes to mark the day.
Members of the high-powered committee formed by the Criminal Investigation Department visited the Bangladesh Bank headquarters yesterday, a day after the central bank filed a case in connection with the $101 million heist.
A special CID team comprising IT experts spent at Bangladesh Bank from 11am to 5pm. During the time, they collected information to understand the bank’s work flow.
Additional Deputy Inspector General Shah Alam and CID’s Organised Crime Unit chief Special Superintendent Mirza Abdullahel Baqui led the team at the central bank office.
Banglalink, the second largest telecom operator of Bangladesh, has announced that the state-owned mobile operator Teletalk will be able to use Banglalink’s biometric devices for biometric SIM registration and verification.
Banglalink signed a memorandum of understanding regarding the device sharing with Teletalk at the Posts and Telecommunication Ministry yesterday.
The son of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Nurul Islam has been implicated in an attempt to grab land in Chittagong owned by Kazi Farms, one of the country’s biggest business organisations.
Instigated by Minister Nurul Islam’s son Mujibur Rahman, local Awami League activists have repeatedly attacked the staff of Dohazari Kazi Poultry Limited in Chittagong district’s Chandanaish upazila, the farm’s managing director said.
The BNP yesterday invited Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to its sixth national council scheduled for March 19.
A delegation led by BNP leaders Abul Khayer Bhuyan, Abdul Latif Jony, Asadul Karm Saheen and Selimuzzaman Selim went to Awami League’s Dhanmondi office at 5pm to deliver the invitation letter.
Jony, BNP’s assistant office secretary, told the Dhaka Tribune that Awami League leader Abdul Awal Shamim and Masudul Hasan received the letter.
Former finance secretary Fazle Kabir has been appointed for four years as the governor of Bangladesh Bank in wake of Atiur Rahman’s resignation on Tuesday, according to a Public Administration Division circular. Public Administration Division issued a circular yesterday to the effect.
Privatization Commission Member Md Yunusur Rahman has been appointed the secretary of Finance Ministry’s Bank and Financial Institutions Division.
Public Administration Ministry announced the appointment in an order yesterday. The position was vacated on Tuesday when Secretary M Aslam Alam was made officer on special duty.
The secretary’s removal came hours after Bangladesh Bank governor’s resignation over the cyber heist of $101 million worth of reserve funds from an account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
A Dhaka court yesterday granted bail to BNP Standing Committee member Goyeshwar Chandra Roy after he surrendered in a case filed for making derogatory comments on the Liberation War martyrs.
Dhaka’s Metropolitan Magistrate Md Zakir Hossain Tipu passed the order after the BNP leader surrendered through his counsel Md Sanaullah Miah and sought bail.
The death warrant issued for Jamaat-e-Islami chief Motiur Rahman Nizami was read out to him at Kashimpur Central Jail in Gazipur yesterday.
The jail authorities read out the warrant around 10am, soon after it reached the jail, Prahsanta Kumar Banik, superintendent of Kashimpur Jail (part 2), told the Dhaka Tribune.
He said: “After hearing the warrant, Nizami said that he will file a review petition after consulting the matter with his lawyers.”
The scarcity of teachers is the main problem for the medical colleges as many physicians are not interested to go outside Dhaka city
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said her government has a plan to set up one medical college hospital in each district, aiming to provide better healthcare services to people.
The Prime Minister said this while speaking at the 43rd annual conference of Bangladesh Ophthalmological Society at Krishibid Institution, Bangladesh in the city.
The government have awarded another 26 war heroines, better known as Birangonas, to live with the status of Freedom Fighters and be entitled to all the associated facilities and benefits.
Among them, the highest 7 are from Sherpur district; two from Jessore, three each from Satkhira, Dhaka and Sylhet; and one each from Narail, Bagerhat, Kushtia, Barguna, Barishal, Comilla, Gopalganj and Gaibandha.
The liberation war affairs ministry on March 14 issued a gazette publishing their names.
Atiur Rahman’s final day as the governor of Bangladesh Bank was full of uncertainties, according to one of his close aides.
The hectic hours that led to his resignation as the central bank chief started to gain momentum after Atiur landed at Dhaka airport at 4pm on Monday following a three-day tour to New Delhi.
Immediately after arriving, he was briefed by his protocol officer, AFM Asaduzzaman, about the situation surrounding the $101m cyber heist. Atiur was also informed that that he had been asked to meet Finance Minister AMA Muhith as soon as possible.
Honourable Prime Minister,
The cargo owners and expatriates demanded exempting the demurrage from the goods of the expatriates in the Middle East stuck at Shah Amanat International Airport.
The cargo owners and expatriates came up with the demand at a press conference at Chittagong Press Club yesterday.
The UAE Cargo Owners’ Association and the UAE Expatriates’ Welfare Association jointly organised the press conference.